Australia & New Zealand: Fiji Airways Flights from California Starting at $746 (Carry-On Only, w/ Stopover Starting at $806)

Fiji Airways Airbus A330 DQ FJT in San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Oneworld Connect member Fiji Airways offers flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to destinations across Western Australia and New Zealand, including Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland starting at US$746 (~€698). This fare only includes a carry-on bag. The Value fare on Fiji Airways’s website costs a whopping US$1,026 (~€960)


You can add a stopover in Fiji for only a little additional cost. When flying to Melbourne, adding a night in Fiji would increase the price to US$836 (~€782). You can also fly open-jaw (for example flying to Melbourne (with a stopover in Fiji) and return from Auckland at US$809 (~€757). We added details in the Adding a Fiji Stopover section.

You can fly the following routes:

From Los Angeles:

From San Francisco:

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Momondo with your preselected flight dates. There, you can choose between booking on Fiji Airways’ website or through OTAs (which are approximately US$130 (~€122) cheaper).

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Fiji Airways operates its Airbus A330s to San Francisco, which have a 2-4-2 configuration and its Airbus A350s to Los Angeles which offer 3-3-3 seating. The short flights are either on these aircraft, or on Boeing 737 family planes.

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, this fare will expire on June 7, 2023. The travel period lasts between June 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024, with blackout dates. There is a maximum stay of 12 months.

You can use our calendar above that will show you availabilities. Once you selected your dates, it will forward you to Momondo with your preselected flight dates. With all its disadvantages, it may be worth it to book through online travel agencies (OTAs), since they offer prices of up to €130 (~US$139) cheaper. However, if you want to go safe and book on Fiji Airways’ website, that’s also possible through Momondo. You can also search more specifically on Google Flights (instructions) for example by setting filters. You can then use our Go2 browser extension to book your flights.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Adding a Fiji Stopover

Fiji is a beautiful country and adding a stopover there is definitely an unforgettable experience. Luckily, you are able to add a layover in Nadi for a little price. On the way to Melbourne, you can add a day (or even more) for US$836 (~€782). To find availabilities, you can select a return date pair in our calendar above and use those dates as the first and the last leg. For the middle leg, you should select the date when you want to fly from Nadi to your destination.

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One thing to note is that the airport is located in Nadi on the Viti Levu island. While it is also a breathtaking place to spend a day(or more), if you’d want to visit the capital, that’s either a 3-hours drive or a 30-minute flight away. That flight costs US$46 (~€43) on our example date. If you spend a bit more time in Fiji, you can also fly to Labasa on the Vanua Levu island for US$67 (~€63).


Fiji Airways issues these tickets in booking class P. Unfortunately, this fare doesn’t earn you any mileage.


Hotel prices in Oceania usually start at roughly US$60 (~€56), depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s most populous city and offers a lot to see for tourists. The metropolis on the east coast of the country is also Australia’s largest transport and trade center and therefore relatively easy to reach.

Flights to Australia usually start at around €1,000 for Economy Class tickets. However, we regularly show you deals with prices far below € 1,000.

From the airport to the city

The airport is 9km from the city center and easily accessible by train, bus, taxi, and ferry. A ride by train costs about 10€, a taxi ride about 25€.

→ All Dealz for Sydney

Information & Tips for Melbourne

Although Melbourne is not the capital of Australia, the metropolis with a population of 4.4 million is in constant competition with Sydney for becoming the cultural capital of the country.

From the airport to the city

Depending on the traffic, the journey by Skybus or taxi takes between 30 and 60 minutes. Airport busses cost around 9€, a taxi ride between 35€ – 42€, Uber is slightly cheaper.

Best Time to Visit

Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are the most suitable periods for tourism thanks to moderate temperatures and right weather conditions.

→ All Dealz for Melbourne

Information & Tips for Auckland

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of approximately 1.5 million and a wide range of tourist attractions and activities for visitors. The city is also an excellent starting point to explore the rest of New Zealand. Auckland is connected to Southeast Asia and Asia pretty well, even non-stop flights to the USA are available. As of now, you’ll have to switch planes at least once when flying to New Zealand from Europe. But this may change since long-range flights are hitting new limits all the time

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Auckland is between March and May and September and November. These are the times when you’ll find comparatively few tourists and can enjoy sunny days and moderate temperatures.

Climate diagram for Auckland (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city

A bus to the city centre runs every 10 minutes, and the journey will take you about 40 minutes and a ticket for a one-way trip costs approx. €7.50. A taxi can cost up to €60, while Uber or Zoomy (similar to Uber) will cost between €24 and €43.

→ All Dealz for Auckland

Information & Tips for Australia

Australia, also know as ‘Down Under’, is an absolute dream destination because of its distance to Europe and its beautiful countryside. But because it’s so far away, the flights are costly. Nevertheless, there is always Dealz for less than 1.000€.

Best Time to Visit

Australia is a vast country with different climate zones. Summers (November to February) are hot and mostly dry, winters (June to September) are relatively mild.

Climate diagram for Sydney (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Perth (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Darwin (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Entry & Visa

Most European citizens require an eVisa which has to be issued before your arrival. You can apply online, and the process will be free of charge.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as RedteaGO and Airalo. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for Australia 🇦🇺 Compared

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Cover Picture: © Miklós Budai 2019

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