The cheapest times to fly from LAX to SYD are

  • January 29th to April 15th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • April 30th to May 27th
  • August 6th to September 23rd
  • October 22nd to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 LAX to SYD is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1854 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $860 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Sydney

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) will usually cost between $870 to $1349 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $869. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1647. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $778 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $934 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to SYD flight.

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

LAX to SYD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to SYD flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $71 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $950. Return trip prices are from the SYD to LAX 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 LAX to SYD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 28 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Avianca, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Jetstar, Korean Air, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sydney International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7493 miles or 12059 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to SYD flight is about 14 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Sydney?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 108 available flights from LAX to SYD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

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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