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There are 6 ways to get from Los Angeles to Sydney by plane, train or bus

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Fly Los Angeles to Sydney  •  17h 43m

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

$678 - $2,731

Cheapest option

Train to San Diego, fly to Sydney  •  22h 43m

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

$564 - $1,479

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Fly Los Angeles to Newcastle, train  •  25h 14m

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

$622 - $1,530

Bus to Indio/Palm Springs, fly to Sydney  •  23h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA - Airport
  2. Fly from Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) to Sydney (SYD) PSP - SYD

Bus to Santa Barbara, fly to Sydney  •  25h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara Airport
  2. Fly from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Sydney (SYD) SBA - SYD

$753 - $1,821

Fly Los Angeles to Canberra, bus  •  24h 41m

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

$1,052 - $2,698

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International entry into Australia from 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. India are also restricted

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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
  • Australia 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
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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

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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 Sydney is 1800 020 080.

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

The social distance requirement in Sydney 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: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles to Sydney is to train and fly which costs $440 - $1,200 and takes 22h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles to Sydney is to fly which costs $500 - $2,200 and takes 17h 43m.

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The distance between Los Angeles and Sydney is 12073 km.

It takes approximately 17h 43m 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 50m.

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Sydney is 17h ahead of Los Angeles. It is currently 8:59 PM in Los Angeles and 1:59 PM in Sydney.

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

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There are 755+ hotels available in Sydney. 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 Sydney.
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  • Distance: 12073.5 km
  • Duration: 17h 43m

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

Delta, Qantas and seven other airlines fly from Los Angeles to Sydney hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $6,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $7,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $7,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Nadi
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $5,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
23h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via San Francisco, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,700
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,900
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Los Angeles to Canberra via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $11,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $11,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Auckland
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $13,000
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
20h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
27h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,200
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,800
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $6,000
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,400
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,400
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Phoenix, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
23h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
23h 48m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,600
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,800
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $4,800
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,300
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,000
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Diego, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,000
Flights from Santa Barbara to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,800
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $11,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $11,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Auckland
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $13,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,500
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Sydney via Kahului, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via Salt Lake City, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Fiji Airways
Website
fijiairways.com
Flights from Los Angeles to Sydney via Nadi
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $5,500
FlyPelican
Website
flypelican.com.au
Flights from Los Angeles to Newcastle via Sydney
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,300
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Indio/Palm Springs to Sydney via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,600
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 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Website
Transport NSW
Opal card
$9 - $12
Opal single trip ticket
$11 - $15
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 to San Diego Old Town Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$55 - $85
Bus operators
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
Bus from Fullerton, CA to Palm Springs, CA - Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Central Coast Shuttle
Website
centralcoastshuttle.com
Bus from Los Angeles Airport, CA to Santa Barbara Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Schedules at
centralcoastshuttle.com
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$40 - $65
Advantage
$50 - $75
Premium
$50 - $80

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