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There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Central Coast by plane, train, night bus or bus

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Fly Los Angeles to Sydney, train

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD)
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Gosford Station

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Fly Los Angeles to Newcastle, train

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Newcastle (NTL)
  2. Take the train from Hamilton Station to Gosford Station

Night bus to Santa Barbara, fly to Sydney, train

  1. Take the night bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Santa Barbara
  2. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Sydney (SYD)
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Gosford Station

Train to San Diego, fly to Sydney, train

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Sydney (SYD)
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Gosford Station

Bus to Indio/Palm Springs, fly to Sydney, train

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA - Airport
  2. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Sydney (SYD)
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Gosford Station
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International entry into Australia from United States

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United States
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Australia, as well as residents from New Zealand

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Australia with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Australia from United States

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from United States
  • State and territory governments, with support from the Australian Government, manage quarantine arrangements
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • 14-day mandatory monitored quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: New Zealand unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • State and territory governments, with support from the Australian Government, manage quarantine arrangements
  • Travel Declaration required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Australia

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Considerations leaving from United States

The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Australia from United States is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Central Coast is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Central Coast is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Central Coast is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United States from Australia.

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Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Department of Home Affairs.

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Central Coast is to fly and train which costs $500 - $1,200 and takes 22h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Central Coast is to fly and train which costs $470 - $8,500 and takes 19h 45m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Central Coast is 12034 km.

It takes approximately 19h 45m to get from Los Angeles to Central Coast, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 14h 50m.

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Central Coast is 18h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 4:04 AM in Los Angeles and 10:04 PM in Central Coast.

Qantas, Delta, American Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Central Coast. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Los Angeles to Los Angeles Airport is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $8 - $10.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Central Coast.
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  • Distance: 12034.1 km
  • Duration: 19h 45m

What companies run services between Los Angeles, CA, USA and Central Coast, NSW, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Los Angeles to Central Coast. However, you can take the bus to LAX Terminal 3 Upper Level FlyAway Stop, take the walk to Los Angeles airport, fly to Sydney, take the walk to International Airport Station, take the train to Central Station, take the train to Gosford Station, take the walk to Gosford Station, Stand B, then take the line 21 bus to Central Coast. Alternatively, you can take the bus to LAX Terminal 3 Upper Level FlyAway Stop, take the walk to Los Angeles airport, fly to Newcastle, take the walk to Newcastle Airport, take the bus to Maitland Rd Opp Beaumont St, take the walk to Hamilton Station, take the train to Gosford Station, take the walk to Gosford Station, Stand B, then take the line 21 bus to Central Coast.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Auckland
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,500
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,500
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Denver, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
27h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,600
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,200
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $7,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Nadi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $1,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Melbourne, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 28m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,800
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $6,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
24h 8m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,800
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via Phoenix, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,000
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $6,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Portland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,200
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Seattle, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 47m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,700
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 28m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,800
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Auckland
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,200 - $7,500
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,400
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,900
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,200
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $4,100
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Gosford Station
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$6 - $9
Opal single trip ticket
$7 - $11
Train from Hamilton Station to Gosford Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$6 - $9
Opal single trip ticket
$8 - $11
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Los Angeles Downtown to Santa Barbara
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA - Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com

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