Cheap flights from Sydney to Los Angeles

Flight information Sydney to Los Angeles International

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Average flight time, total distance 12074 kilometres

13h 45min

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American Airlines

Los Angeles International

1 airport

Which airlines fly from Sydney to Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is the most popular US destination from Sydney, and a number of airlines offer direct flights for this route. The ones with the most frequent departures include:

How do I save money on a flight to Los Angeles?

You can save up to 9% on airline tickets to Los Angeles when you book your flight 4 months ahead, according to Skyscanner Australia's research. If you're flexible in your dates, search for flights by the cheapest month to find the most affordable time to travel.

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Is there a time difference between Sydney and Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is 17 hours behind Sydney in the summer (April to September), 19 hours behind in the winter (November to early March) and 18 hours behind at other times. Make sure you check the local time before your flight touches down.

What weather should you expect in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is a little warmer than Sydney overall, although keep in mind that the LA summer is the Australian winter. August is the warmest month at 24°C average and December is the coolest at 14°C. Expect some rain if you're visiting from December to March, but clear, sunny skies the rest of the year.

How expensive is Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is an expensive city by US standards, and prices are typically a few dollars more than in Sydney when dining out or grabbing a coffee. It's still possible to eat, drink and sleep cheap when you shop around, and the extensive Metro and bus routes mean you won't have to rely on taxis throughout your trip.


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Departing from Sydney

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is located 13km from the centre of Sydney, and can be reached by public bus, train or taxi. Taking the train is the fastest option, but you’ll need an Opal card with enough credit for the journey and the Gate Pass (around $18 total for an adult).

Flights to Los Angeles depart from the International Terminal. There are places to eat and shop before and after security, but the food court landside has the widest selection. You can also withdraw and exchange money, have a shower and connect to the free airport Wi-Fi.

Find out more about Sydney Airport.

Los Angeles arrivals

Los Angeles International, commonly known as LAX, is the main airport serving the Los Angeles area and where all flights from Sydney arrive.

The airport has 9 terminals. International flights use the Tom Bradley International Terminal, apart from some US airlines that may use their own dedicated terminals. Every terminal offers a wide selection of facilities for arriving passengers, including food and drink, shops, charging stations, free Wi-Fi and ATMs where you can get US dollars.

You can get to your hotel by taxi, bus or train. The LAX City Bus Center is a short walk from Parking Lot C, while a free shuttle transfer connects to LA Metro stations. You can also hire a car from international and local firms, which have offices outside the airport.

Find out more about Los Angeles Airport.

What ID do you need for this flight?

  • Australians need to have a valid passport to fly to America.

  • You need to apply for ESTA at least 72 hours in advance to enter the United States visa free for up to 90 days.

When should I arrive at the airport for my flight to Los Angeles?

Check-in opens 3 hours ahead of departure for most international flights. It's recommended that you check in as early as possible for flights to the United States.

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Please note: all information is correct as of August, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.