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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 $781
Distance 12,061 km
Airlines Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, China Eastern

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
15%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1337
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$1081
or less (return)

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $1080 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sydney to Los Angeles was found, on average, 29 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 25% 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
There are several airlines that offer flights from Sydney to Los Angeles, but only a few of them offer direct flights to LAX International Airport (LAX) from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney Airport). Among those offering non-stop service to Los Angeles from Sydney are Qantas and Virgin Australia.
If you’re thinking about parking your car at Sydney Airport, there are facilities at both the domestic and international terminals. P1 and P2 will leave you a short walk away from the domestic terminal, while parking at the Blu Emu lot will require a shuttle ride to the terminal and the P7 lot is about five minutes’ walking from the International terminal.
Need to buy some American dollars before your flight from Sydney to Los Angeles? There are several ATMs around Sydney Airport that you can use and an office of ANZ Bank on level 2 of the International terminal, while Global Exchange has several currency exchange kiosks on level 1 and level 2 of the International terminal.
Is one of your party a person with reduced mobility? If so, you should make sure to notify your travel agent or airline to ensure that the staff at both departure and arrival airports can provide any necessary mobile assistance devices, such as wheelchairs or motorised transport.
If you have an early morning flight, it might be a good idea to spend the night at one of the hotels close to Sydney Airport and save travel time in the early hours. Ibis Hotel Sydney Airport and Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport are a couple of hotels near the airport that offer customers a free airport shuttle service, while Rydges Hotel Sydney Airport is located just across the street.

FAQs for Booking Flights to Los Angeles from Sydney

How long does a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles take?
The average direct flight takes 13h 45m, covering a distance of 12060 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney and Los Angeles?
There are 85 (direct) flights between Sydney and Los Angeles per week, averaging 12 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Fiji Airways ($781), Air New Zealand ($906) and Virgin Australia ($1127).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney and Los Angeles?
Delta (2 times daily), Virgin Australia (2 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney to Los Angeles?
For Sydney to Los Angeles, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Sydney, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sydney to Los Angeles?
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.
How do I get downtown from LAX Airport?
The LAX Flyaway Bus operates a service to Union Station from all seven airport terminals and there are also shared ride vans that can get you downtown after your flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. Taxis can be found outside all terminals and you can find a rental car in any ground transport area of the terminal.
Are there places to relax at LAX Airport?
LAX Airport has several airline lounges in which you can relax located around the airport terminals, including those operated by Qantas, Etihad Airways and Emirates at Terminal B, while Be Relax at Terminal 1 and XpresSpa at Terminal 5 are two options for enjoying a good massage before your flight.
Are there any pet relief facilities at LAX Airport?
If you are travelling with a furry family member, there are pet relief facilities at LAX Airport – one in each of its terminals – including a room near Gate 13 in Terminal 1, a room near Gate 21 at Terminal 2, in the outdoor atrium of Terminal 3 and a room along the bridge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal TBIT.
What dining facilities are there at LAX Airport?
Passengers at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX Airport can choose between various food options both before and after the security checkpoint. 800 Degrees Pizza, Border Grill and Chaya Sushi are popular options after security, while Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich and Cantina Laredo can be found before the security area.

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Origin
Sydney
$781
only
$781
Destination
Los Angeles
$781
only
$781
Tue., 11 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 15m
Tue., 30 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30h 10m
Trip: 50 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Pleasant, fast, and efficient process

Cons: Leg space cramped for my tall husband

NAN
AKL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: planes seats dirty chewing gums stuck on seats talking of entertainment not everyone will prefer to watch what is being played there arw children and elderly thats needs to be considered

SYD
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Good price but not too good services

Cons: Better service management to avoid delay flight. Invest in better quality seats for passengers plus better entertainment value to increase more passenger

AKL
NAN
OK 5.3

Pros: We arrived safely

Cons: 90 minutes delay without information or appology.

TBU
NAN
OK 4.3

Cons: Flight was 4 hours late with no explanation

Wed., 24 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
20h 05m
Thu., 22 Aug.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 10m
Trip: 30 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
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Air New Zealand needs to get onto the TSA Precheck program and the agent at check-in (in the biz line) started scolding me for not meeting the economy baggage allowance (only 1 small 7kg carry on), but everything else was perfect. Best biz class flight I’ve ever had, mostly because of the cabin crew

WLG
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice, short flight. Smooth ride.

Cons: Had a middle seat between two very large women. Couldn't be helped, was a full flight.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew, great food, spacious and nice. Great experience overall.

SFO
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seat was spacious and the crew was very nice!

Cons: Nothing

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: As I was in premium economy it was of course amazing, however it was a very packed premium compared to my previous experience so wasn’t as comfortable but still amazing.

Cons: The selection of movies currently was a bit lacking.

Tue., 18 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 45m
Fri., 5 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 05m
$1127
Trip: 18 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 144 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Flight from Sydney to LA was fine, no issues. Issue on connection from LAX to JFK.

Cons: We were delayed getting out of Sydney so late getting to LAX. Ran to get through customs, then airline rep said we might not make flight connection but to run...so we ran through two terminals, dropped baggage, ran through security to our gate...made it while flight still open...but...gate agent said Virgin had re-booked us already on flight 5 hours later and we no longer had seats on that flight. So two very serious questions that I have not yet gotten a satisfactory answer... 1) why were they allowed to re-book me without my consent? Every other situation, including changes to this itinerary in the past, I was told no changes could be made without my approval? 2) if they had already give away our confirmed seats, why in heavens did they tell us to run? At the airport I got a variety of answers that seemed to be pointing fingers since Sydney flight was Virgin Australia and LAX was Delta....despite codeshare seems these two companies do not work so seamlesslessly and one has no real idea what the other is doing....to the travelers detriment.

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
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 10.0

Pros: The crew was great. Enough meals. Chips and snacks to grab in between meals. Clean bathrooms. I can't sleep on planes so there were enough films to keep me entertained there and back (watched 6 each way). Virgin is great would fly again in a heartbeat.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Travel was easy, and the flight crew was great

Sun., 1 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 45m
Mon., 30 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15h 00m
$1130
Trip: 30 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 148 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was nice, seat not so comfortable

Cons: too crowded for such a long flight

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: So much leg room and leaning back was great!

Cons: Asked the attendant for tissue more than twice and she never brought it over to me.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything from the crew to constant treats. Entertainment computer was very good as well.

Cons: Nothing. Everything was great.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Clean, timely, organized, good food, good entertainment, smooth... Aussome! :)

Cons: My remote in my arm rest (58D) was a bit broken. While it still worked, the flap was missing some screws to hold it in place. Also, the touch screen oftentimes had issues sensing my finger on the pause button. Overall it did not hinder me from enjoying the entertainment services provided.

SYD
LAX
OK 5.3

Pros: I liked flying with Qantas, crew service was okay, food was okay, however, ticketing agents were very helpful during both departure and arrival.

Cons: Crew was a little rude to cabin passengers, airline points didn't transfer well, and food was a little bland.

Sun., 16 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 35m
Tue., 16 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27h 30m
$1256
Trip: 31 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 6,232 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
BKK
PVG
OK 5.6

Pros: cheap price

Cons: steward/airhostes did not smile and talked angrily to customer.

LAX
NKG
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: nothing

Cons: i lost my fly because kayak send me to another page to buy the ticket ant that page was a scam never book whit kayak use expedia

PVG
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: When boarding need better arrangements, very unorganized.

KMG
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Everything with airline is fine just people who flying in China are OMG! Be ready to hear and smell. Disgusting

SYD
PVG
Good 7.3

Pros: Plane was good (Economy class)

Cons: Food

Thu., 15 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
16h 15m
Mon., 26 Aug.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30h 10m
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
AKL
OK 5.3

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: 1 hour delay, we landed in middle of night with to sleepy kids. We missed the beautiful tv screens in chair as we had on the way to Fiji and were dissapointed about that, also less leg space in this AirPlane

APW
HNL
Good 7.0

Pros: Great food and drink..complimentary on Fiji Airlines. Economy class seats are bigger than all US airlines!

Cons: Late to board d in Fiji due to ‘ operational’ reasons? Late arrival into Honolulu. But overall good flight

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: I arrived in transit from another flight, no representation to make check in. I needed to wait for gate to open before I could check in. then there was no time for the airline to recover my Bag. Do no us this airline in transit

NAN
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Sorry the flight was cancelled

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

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

Wed., 6 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 05m
Tue., 12 Nov.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 35m
Trip: 7 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew

Cons: I slept most of the way

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: I liked the complimententary pillows and blankets.

Cons: The crew was not friendly at all. I had to ask for snacks from the crew in the back of the plane. The seats were not comfortable and the entertainment was dated and old.

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew great. Seat was a major let down, too small.

Cons: Just the seats really.

SYD
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Good price but not too good services

Cons: Better service management to avoid delay flight. Invest in better quality seats for passengers plus better entertainment value to increase more passenger

SFO
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was amazing! The seats in a business class were very uncomfortable.

Cons: It’s hard to compare after my recent flight on Emirates which was superb.

Tue., 3 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 15m
Fri., 13 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 55m
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

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

VAV
NAN
Good 6.0

Cons: with 39 passengers on a 60 persons flight the following annoncement came up: we need 5 volunteers or we leave 524kg of baggage we have to leave here. Than the locals started to bribe the personel... we have no idea if and when our stuff arrives...

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
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: Business class is Not a business class seat On the new 737.

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: I liked the complimententary pillows and blankets.

Cons: The crew was not friendly at all. I had to ask for snacks from the crew in the back of the plane. The seats were not comfortable and the entertainment was dated and old.

Fri., 16 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 50m
Fri., 30 Aug.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23h 00m
$1050
Trip: 15 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
NAN
AKL
OK 4.4

Cons: They need to bring around water more often. And actually offer it to people in the window seat.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew, great food, spacious and nice. Great experience overall.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane, seat, food, amenities, staff, etc were all world class

Cons: LAX immigration is a nightmare but not NZ fault.

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: I can’t be more demanding. Everything on the flight were good.

CHC
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: Basic flight with no frills

Wed., 16 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 15m
Sat., 26 Oct.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 10m
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
CHC
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very friendly crew...

Cons: Seats uncomfortable....oh well!

NAN
TBU
OK 5.3

Pros: Company in the plane Stewards were indeed what saved the whole ordeal with Fiji Airways for me.

Cons: Not leaving at the advertised time both from SFO and NAD Not having enough overhead space in the NAD to TBU flight.

NAN
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing service on Fiji Airways

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: I arrived in transit from another flight, no representation to make check in. I needed to wait for gate to open before I could check in. then there was no time for the airline to recover my Bag. Do no us this airline in transit

NAN
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Pleasant, fast, and efficient process

Cons: Leg space cramped for my tall husband

Mon., 25 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 05m
Tue., 26 Nov.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 35m
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Slow.

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew great. Seat was a major let down, too small.

Cons: Just the seats really.

NAN
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: Older planes are very outdated.

SUV
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Good flight

NAN
SFO
OK 5.0

Pros: Poor service in business class Low quality food Asked for dessert didn’t get it

Cons: Poor service in business class Low quality food Asked for dessert didn’t get it Clear sign of no competition on this route

Tue., 10 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 15m
Mon., 30 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29h 55m
Trip: 21 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
SYD
NAN
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: I have been traveling at least 4 times in a year for last 20 years. I never had such a worst staff specially the Msnager of Fiji airline ground staff at Sydney airport named Christopher. Such a rude ignorant person. The amount of luggage including baby stroller I traveled from Los Angeles to Nadi. Nadi to Sydney was perfectly fine. When I checkin from Sydney to los angles, the Fiji manager said you have to pay for stroller. I said I came all the way from Los Angeles to Sydney like that and I even showed the tags too, Christopher said Sydney has different policy. I left the stroller to him and Saud to him keep it for your kids and came back home without baby stroller.

Cons: Worst Fiji ground staff at Sydney airport

LAX
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: My flight to Los Angeles was great comfortable seats and the food was very good

Cons: Unfortunately my flight from Los Angeles to Christchurch was cancelled the plane had a mishap on the runway colliding with another plain so was booked on an Air New Zealand flight back to Auckland the following night it was good of Fiji air to put me up in the Crowne Plaza near airport lovely hotel

BNE
NAN
Good 6.4

Pros: Very welcoming crew, kept us informed of any changes

Cons: The seats are old, no entertainment, really not the quality I expected for an international flight

SYD
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Can't beat that. Bigger seat, better leg room, comfortable seats.

Cons: None.

SFO
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Pillow and blanket provided!

Cons: Flight attendants spoke very loudly during times when most passengers were sleeping, waking everyone around. A personal water bottle would have been nice.

Thu., 29 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 15m
Tue., 10 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
19h 55m
Trip: 13 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 904 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice.

Cons: Audio for in flight entertainment did not work midway through the movie. Video was unclear. Food was terrible.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: great service and comfort for the price i paid. Staff friendly. My seat was close to the restroom.

Cons: movies were dated.

VAV
NAN
Good 6.0

Cons: with 39 passengers on a 60 persons flight the following annoncement came up: we need 5 volunteers or we leave 524kg of baggage we have to leave here. Than the locals started to bribe the personel... we have no idea if and when our stuff arrives...

SFO
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was amazing! The seats in a business class were very uncomfortable.

Cons: It’s hard to compare after my recent flight on Emirates which was superb.

BNE
NAN
Good 6.4

Pros: Very welcoming crew, kept us informed of any changes

Cons: The seats are old, no entertainment, really not the quality I expected for an international flight

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