Cheap flights from Sydney to New York

Flight information Sydney to New York

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Average flight time, total distance 16015 kilometres

20h 11min

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New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, New York LaGuardia, Stewart International and others

5 airports

Which airlines fly from Sydney to New York?

All flights to New York from Sydney have at least 1 stop in-between. Qantas flights stop in Los Angeles to clear US customs before continuing to New York, while other airlines stop at other international airports.

After Qantas, the most frequent flights are offered by:

How do I save money on a flight to New York?

If you have the chance to book your flights ahead of time, this will usually save you money. According to Skyscanner Australia's research, flights to New York booked 4 months in advance can be 9% cheaper than the average airfare. You can also search for flights on Skyscanner by the cheapest month.

Learn more about the best time to book flights.

Is there a time difference between Sydney and New York?

New York is 14 to 16 hours behind Sydney at different times of the year, because of the change of hemisphere and differences in Daylight Saving Time. Be sure to check the local time and adjust your watch before you arrive.

What weather should you expect in New York?

New York is a true 4-season destination, with warm summers averaging 25°C in July and freezing winters averaging 2°C in January. Spring and fall are milder alternatives, with May being the wettest month of the year.

How expensive is New York?

Prices in New York tend be a lot more expensive than in Sydney, especially when it comes to taxi fares and high-end restaurants. You can save money on your trip by riding the subway and buses and swapping fine dining for local eateries.


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Departing from Sydney

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport has 3 terminals. Flights to New York leave from the International Terminal.

The airport is the largest and busiest in Australia, with more than 150 shops and plenty of dining venues and other facilities in every terminal. There are more food options before you pass through immigration than after.

Sydney Airport is 13km from the city centre, and serviced by regular buses, trains and taxis. If you're travelling by train, you'll need an Opal card with enough credit to cover the journey fare and the Gate Pass. There are separate train stations for the International and Domestic terminals.

Find out more about Sydney Airport.

New York arrivals

New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) is where most flights from Sydney touch down, although some airlines may use Newark Airport which is over 50km away on the other side of the city.

JFK Airport is one of the busiest in the United States, and has plenty of facilities to take care of arriving passengers. You can withdraw or exchange US dollars, grab a bite to eat or access the free Wi-Fi before proceeding to your hotel.

If you want to avoid the cost of a taxi, the Airporter bus travels to Grand Central Terminal by day and Penn Station at night, or you can connect to the New York City subway at Howard Beach Station or Jamaica Station via the free AirTrain service.

What ID do you need for this flight?

  • All international travellers need a valid passport to enter the United States.

  • You need to apply for ESTA to enter the country without a visa. This should be completed at least 72 hours before you travel.

When should I arrive at the airport for my flight to New York?

It's recommended that you check in 3 hours ahead of your departure time for New York flights.

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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.