The cheapest times to fly from JFK to SYD are

  • January 22nd to April 1st
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • August 6th to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • October 15th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JFK to SYD is mid August. Prices can be as high as $2182 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $886 for Wednesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Sydney

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Sydney (SYD) will usually cost between $966 to $1647 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $975. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1988. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1013 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1218 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to SYD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JFK to SYD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JFK to SYD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to SYD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $90 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1200. Return trip prices are from the SYD to JFK flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JFK to SYD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK to SYD

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from JFK to SYD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (JFK > KUL > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1068
  • Average savings: $150 (12.32%)

See JFK to KUL flights

Hack #2: Manila (JFK > MNL > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1123
  • Average savings: $95 (7.76%)

See JFK to MNL flights

Hack #3: Singapore (JFK > SIN > SYD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1131
  • Average savings: $87 (7.15%)

See JFK to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to SYD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 32 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air India, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, JAL, JetBlue, Korean Air, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sydney International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9948 miles or 16010 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to SYD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to SYD flight is about 18 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Sydney?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 86 available flights from JFK to SYD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code SYD
Destination airport name Sydney International Airport
City Sydney
Country Australia
Latitude -33.9
Longitude 151.2


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