There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles to Sydney by plane, train or bus

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Fly Los Angeles to Sydney  •  17h 37m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD) LAX - SYD

$441 - $2,932

4 alternative options

Fly Los Angeles to Newcastle, train  •  22h 49m

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

$540 - $2,164

Train to San Diego, fly to Sydney  •  23h 1m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Sydney (SYD) SAN - SYD

$2,065 - $4,783

Train to Santa Barbara, fly to Sydney  •  25h 3m

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station to Carpinteria Amtrak
  2. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Sydney (SYD) SBA - SYD

$806 - $2,072

Fly Los Angeles to Canberra, bus  •  24h 23m

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Canberra (CBR) LAX - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney

$610 - $2,194

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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Sydney is to fly which costs $300 - $2,100 and takes 17h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Sydney is to fly which costs $300 - $2,100 and takes 17h 37m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Sydney is 12073 km.

It takes approximately 17h 37m to get from Los Angeles to Sydney, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Los Angeles Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 14h 45m.

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Sydney is 17h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 4:21 PM in Los Angeles and 9:21 AM in Sydney.

Delta, American Airlines, Air New Zealand and four other airlines offer flights from Los Angeles Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 2321+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $150 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 - $11.

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Map of how to get from Los Angeles to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 12073.5 km
  • Duration: 17h 37m

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and eight other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Sydney hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,300
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,400 - $5,500
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $17,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Auckland
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $17,000
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,000 - $18,000
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 24m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,000 - $18,000
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,000 - $18,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,200
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $17,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Auckland
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $3,400
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $17,000
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
19h 24m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$2,000 - $18,000
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,000 - $18,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $3,000
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
17h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$2,400 - $5,500
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Salt Lake City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$2,300 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
18h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $3,600
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$3,300 - $4,700
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 Hamilton Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to San Diego Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$280 - $380
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Los Angeles Union Station to Carpinteria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$270 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$45 - $65
Premium
$55 - $75
Advantage
$55 - $70

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