Prices are in Australian Dollars.

Find Cheap Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles (SYD - LAX)

Search hundreds of travel sites and compare cheap flights to Los Angeles

Depart
Return
Any month
Compare vs KAYAK |

Information for flights to Los Angeles from Sydney Kingsford Smith

Avg. flight duration 14h 22m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $847
Distance 12,061 km
Airlines Virgin Australia, Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Hawaiian Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
21%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1114
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$826
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $826 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles was found, on average, 26 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 14% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to Los Angeles from Sydney Kingsford Smith

How long does a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles take?
An average non-stop flight takes 13h 45m, covering a distance of 12060 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Los Angeles?
There are 112 (non-stop) flights between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Los Angeles per week, averaging 16 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($847), Fiji Airways ($885) and Air New Zealand ($888).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Los Angeles?
Delta (3 times daily), Qantas Airways (2 times daily), Virgin Australia (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles?
For Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$847
only
$847
Destination
Los Angeles
$847
only
$847
Mon., 18 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 50m
Fri., 15 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 55m
Trip: 25 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was only half full, plenty of room to spread out and sleep; lots of self-service drinks and snack

SYD
LAX
OK 5.0

Pros: Food was good.

Cons: Virgin Australia and Virgin America apparently do not share traveler info with each other. Neither airline could provide a seat assignment until I reached the counter at my departing city. I had to search for my connecting flight check-in desk to receive a boarding pass. This required a 2nd trip through TSA inspection.

SYD
LAX
Good 7.0

Pros: Plane was pretty empty in economy so I was able to lie down to sleep a little

Cons: Vegetarian dishes very spicy especially for breakfast

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: You can eat a dick regarding your flight from Syd to NYC. Delta is bullshit and so is your service. The end

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home.

Cons: Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip.

Wed., 22 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
24h 10m
Wed., 5 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30h 10m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 825 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
AKL
NAN
OK 5.3

Pros: We arrived safely

Cons: 90 minutes delay without information or appology.

NAN
HNL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: crew very helpful

Cons: larger meal would be niice

LAX
NAN
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew were very friendly and professional. Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good.

Cons: Boarding was hectic and unorganized, but functional. Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: I was excited to come back to the USA after a long vacation. When we arrived at the airport, the security started asking me questions immediately even before I checked in. They demanded I show them the ticket before it was even printed. When I explained that I was trying to check-in for the first time. They told me I was going to be reviewed upstairs and put a sticker in my passport. I proceeded to check in and just walked thru the normal security measures. After scanning my bags in security, I discovered there was no security meeting and proceeded to my gate. After the gate, everyone in line was subjected to a second security screen. This was a manual search and all articles were removed and repacked again. Then we proceeded to the plane entry where everyone needed to verify passport and ticket again. Later in the flight, I was having indigestion problem from my documented medical acid reflux problem and asked for a cup of water. He said sure and walked away. He never came back again.10 minutes later, I pressed the attendant call button again. 10 minutes later and no one came over. 15 minutes after that Albert came back over and said, "I see you have your call light on, please put your seat back up again." I can complied and he immediately turned off the light and walked away. 10 minutes later, Albert came by with the water cart and parked it right behind my seat. He proceeded to hand out water to everyone behind my seat. 30 minutes later the water cart arrived and I finally received my water (75 minutes after I asked!) Thanks Albert, I'll be following up with your management to see that disciplinary action is taken.

Cons: See above. The above problem caused me discomfort, pain, stress.

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

Cons: Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad.

Thu., 31 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 45m
Mon., 4 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 55m
Trip: 5 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was super courteous and nice.

Cons: Nice newer aircraft and the crew goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Very efficient trip.

Cons: One flight attendant was subdued and not too bubbly.

AKL
PER
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Best airline meal I have ever had in. 50 years of flying.

Cons: The seating configuration in business class

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Appreciated check in staff who professionally answered our requests re routine steps to process check in. Only regretted that we weren’t aware (perhaps we missed announcement) that my husband who is still recovering from knee surgery was not aware we could have boarded from the forward entrance and avoid the descent and ascent via rear entry.

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very friendly flight attendants

Thu., 6 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 50m
Wed., 2 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 05m
$1152
Trip: 28 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 130 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I like the A380 plane, the respect that the crew provide, the quality of the food, and the variety of entertainment

Cons: I would loike more music concerts on the entertainment system

SYD
LAX
OK 4.3

Pros: The variety of television/movies was fantastic.

Cons: Overall, the crew was rude. Short answers, extremely long delays helping passengers. A different crew in the same flight was so much better! So I know it wasn’t “typical.” They ran out of 2 of the 3 dinner options before serving us. I assumed they would start with our row at breakfast to ensure we got first pick. Nope. Served last once again (and we were in the middle, so why last???)

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight attendants

Cons: Boarding process for economy passengers.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Seats are old and small. Not worth the cost of business class ticket. Dreamliner a million times better than a380

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Qantas is a quality airline and provided us with better service than most USA airlines that we typically fly for about the same pricepoint. We were very impressed by the quality of service, the meal and entertainment offerings- it was a nice memory of how flying with USA airlines used to be in the good ol days. We flew economy so nothing special was added to our basic service.

Cons: All was good, would fly them again should we need to travel their routes again. We flew 2 international flights and 4 domestic (within Australia) flights during our stay in Australia and had great experiences on all the flights.

Fri., 1 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 50m
Sun., 10 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 55m
Trip: 10 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: You can eat a dick regarding your flight from Syd to NYC. Delta is bullshit and so is your service. The end

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home.

Cons: Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was only half full, plenty of room to spread out and sleep; lots of self-service drinks and snack

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Seat size & spacing was excellent coach. They put 1 less seat per row. There was plenty of room even if the person in front of you reclined.

Cons: The food in coach & premium x was adequate, not good or great.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Warm and friendly crew

Sun., 16 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 20m
Fri., 4 Jan.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
37h 45m
$1693
Trip: 20 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,812 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.8
HNL
LGB
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Timely flight, cabin was more spacious than United’s, and was kept at a comfortable temperature. Food and drink service was well timed and the meal was good!

Cons: It was hard to connect to the Hawaiin entertainment app. Couldn’t get to load; couldn’t use it!

HNL
JFK
Good 7.3

Cons: Every movie or tv show cost 8 dollars. Other airlines have at least a few free choices. i was very disappointed

HNL
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Friendly Hawaiian service

Cons: did not have an assigned seat

LIH
HNL
Good 7.3

Pros: I loved my experience with HA. The flight attendants and airport staff are so friendly and welcoming. The Hawaiian music and informative video are lovely touches. 1) I do NOT appreciate the $25 charge for luggage. Southwest does not charge for checked bags, and they are thriving. I think it's greedy to charge for luggage. 2) I wish they'd offer a meatless option when serving meals. So many people are plant-based now and I wish HA offered that to patrons. 3) Movies and TV in-flight should be free, as in...gratis. Other carriers offer free in-flight entertainment and HA should not charge. 4) The planes are nice, the crew is FABULOUS; truly a standout in the industry. They have that beautiful Aloha spirit.

LIH
OAK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good Service. Snack that was provided. Timely boarding and departure. very pleased overall.

Tue., 2 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 45m
Mon., 15 Apr.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 45m
Trip: 14 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Entertainment.

Cons: I had three flights with Virgin Australia, all to get to and from Sydney and to and from the US. ALL THREE FLIGHTS WERE DELAYED, one even being a 2-3hr delay, and compensation was only $8 AUD voucher at the airport - just enough to get coffee! Excuses were made due to weather, some say it was due to staff. Never will I fly with them. Disorganized and never on time.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This is my third time flying with Virgin Australia from LAX to Sydney return. I LOVE this airline. The staff at every point are friendly, responsive, professional and helpful. I loved the service on board. Nothing seems to be too difficult (this was refreshing as I have flown on many flights throughout Asia and America where the service ethic was not strong. Experiencing airlines such as Qantas, United, Asiana, China Eastern, British Airways, Southwest Airlines and many more). Food was good. My kids loved the snacks; chips, Weiss mango icecream, apples, Hawaiin chips etc. A big shout out for the friendly airline. Keep up the great service.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was only half full, plenty of room to spread out and sleep; lots of self-service drinks and snack

SYD
LAX
OK 5.0

Pros: Food was good.

Cons: Virgin Australia and Virgin America apparently do not share traveler info with each other. Neither airline could provide a seat assignment until I reached the counter at my departing city. I had to search for my connecting flight check-in desk to receive a boarding pass. This required a 2nd trip through TSA inspection.

SYD
LAX
Good 7.0

Pros: Plane was pretty empty in economy so I was able to lie down to sleep a little

Cons: Vegetarian dishes very spicy especially for breakfast

Thu., 15 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 05m
Fri., 23 Nov.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 55m
Trip: 9 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was super courteous and nice.

Cons: Nice newer aircraft and the crew goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Did get noticed that the flight was cancelled and appreciate keeping me informed on that.

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: One of the flight personnel I felt was very rude

SFO
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: The attendants were very attentive

Cons: One of the poorest meals I have had in 50 years of flying do not like the seating configuration in business class

AKL
PER
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Best airline meal I have ever had in. 50 years of flying.

Cons: The seating configuration in business class

Tue., 29 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 50m
Fri., 29 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 55m
Trip: 59 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Warm and friendly crew

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Seats reclined comfortably but were definitely cramped & crew was pleasant. I got my first choice on meals in both economy x while sitting in the front while headed to Oz and regular economy when sitting in the back on the way home.

Cons: Only one drink service included, which came with the first meal. The rest of the options were water throughout the flight until breakfast when juice or coffees and teas were offered. Entertainment was a little dated, including HBO series from the early 2000’s rather than newer shows. Flight was an hour late without explanation & there wasn’t the starry night sky that I heard so much about. Overall I’d fly again if it was a good flight deal but I wouldn’t specifically seek the airline out when planning another trip.

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: You can eat a dick regarding your flight from Syd to NYC. Delta is bullshit and so is your service. The end

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Entertainment.

Cons: I had three flights with Virgin Australia, all to get to and from Sydney and to and from the US. ALL THREE FLIGHTS WERE DELAYED, one even being a 2-3hr delay, and compensation was only $8 AUD voucher at the airport - just enough to get coffee! Excuses were made due to weather, some say it was due to staff. Never will I fly with them. Disorganized and never on time.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was only half full, plenty of room to spread out and sleep; lots of self-service drinks and snack

Mon., 21 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 45m
Tue., 12 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17h 55m
Trip: 23 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
HKG
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: Staff were lovely and food good .

Cons: Very cramped in window seat, quite claustrophobic really. Not a comfortable 11hr flight.

SFO
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: One of the flight personnel I felt was very rude

SFO
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: The attendants were very attentive

Cons: One of the poorest meals I have had in 50 years of flying do not like the seating configuration in business class

LAX
AKL
Good 7.3

Cons: Crew was so busy that they kept overlooking my husband and I when doing the rounds of everything, We felt like we were singled out to be ignored, even though we paid for Premium Economy. Our flight was delayed for more than an hour. Food was barely ok even though we had been on Air NZ Premium economy 4 times now, was sorely disappointed with the food provided.

ZQN
CHC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Very efficient trip.

Cons: One flight attendant was subdued and not too bubbly.

Mon., 18 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 50m
Mon., 25 Mar.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14h 55m
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: You can eat a dick regarding your flight from Syd to NYC. Delta is bullshit and so is your service. The end

SYD
LAX
OK 5.0

Pros: Food was good.

Cons: Virgin Australia and Virgin America apparently do not share traveler info with each other. Neither airline could provide a seat assignment until I reached the counter at my departing city. I had to search for my connecting flight check-in desk to receive a boarding pass. This required a 2nd trip through TSA inspection.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This is my third time flying with Virgin Australia from LAX to Sydney return. I LOVE this airline. The staff at every point are friendly, responsive, professional and helpful. I loved the service on board. Nothing seems to be too difficult (this was refreshing as I have flown on many flights throughout Asia and America where the service ethic was not strong. Experiencing airlines such as Qantas, United, Asiana, China Eastern, British Airways, Southwest Airlines and many more). Food was good. My kids loved the snacks; chips, Weiss mango icecream, apples, Hawaiin chips etc. A big shout out for the friendly airline. Keep up the great service.

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Entertainment.

Cons: I had three flights with Virgin Australia, all to get to and from Sydney and to and from the US. ALL THREE FLIGHTS WERE DELAYED, one even being a 2-3hr delay, and compensation was only $8 AUD voucher at the airport - just enough to get coffee! Excuses were made due to weather, some say it was due to staff. Never will I fly with them. Disorganized and never on time.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flight was only half full, plenty of room to spread out and sleep; lots of self-service drinks and snack

Show more results
*
Prices are per person, are for e–tickets and include all taxes & fees in AUD.

We attempt to get accurate prices, however, prices are not guaranteed.

Here's why:

We’re not the seller.
At KAYAK we don’t set the prices, so it’s not possible for us to guarantee what other companies are selling.

We compile tonnes of data for you
Our service lets you quickly and easily compare results from hundreds of travel sites at once. In this sense, KAYAK is a search engine and we can't guarantee prices we find.

Why aren’t prices accurate 100% of the time?
Prices on airline seats, hotel rooms and car hires can change frequently. Several people may also be trying to buy the same travel option simultaneously. As a result, you may find, on occasion, that certain prices are no longer available.

If you have more questions or if you have a bad price to report to us,
please send us an and someone from our team will get back to you promptly.

^
The fares displayed include all taxes and fees for economy class travel and were found by the provider in the last 72 hours. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights and days. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Some carriers charge additional fees for extra checked bags. Please check the carriers' sites.