The cheapest times to fly from SYD to JFK are

  • January 22nd to June 3rd
  • October 15th to November 18th

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 SYD to JFK is late May. Prices can be as high as $1828 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $845 for Wednesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Sydney (SYD) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $882 to $1334 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $878. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1589. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $711 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $949 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SYD to JFK flight.

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

SYD to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SYD to JFK flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Sydney. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, 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 $979. Return trip prices are from the JFK to SYD 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 SYD to JFK 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 Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Serbia, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean Air, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 89 available flights from SYD to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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