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About Flights to Australia

Summary info about Australia flight prices, duration and airlines

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Fastest flight time

27h 40m

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1 airline
The best one-way flight price to Australia from United States in the last 72 hours is $264 (Los Angeles to Melbourne).
The best round-trip flight price to Australia from United States in the last 72 hours is $782 (San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith).
The fastest flight to Australia from United States takes 27h 40m (Los Angeles to Sydney Kingsford Smith).
There is 1 airline operating flights to Australia, including Fiji Airways.

Australia flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest flight to Australia?

If you are looking to fly to Australia for less, look to airlines like Jetstar, Qantas Airways, and Bonza, with prices starting at $41, $48, and $52 respectively.
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What are the most popular cities to visit in Australia?

Some of the world’s most well-traveled cities are in Australia. The most popular city to travel to in Australia is Sydney, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 43% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in Australia are Melbourne and Brisbane.

How long is the flight from United States to Australia?

Flight times from United States to Australia vary, but if you’re flying out of Los Angeles and flying into Sydney Kingsford Smith (one of the most popular routes), then the duration is 15h on average. Another popular route from United States to Australia is flying from Miami to Sydney Kingsford Smith, which will take roughly 25h 52m. Keep in mind that layovers or delays could extend your travel time.

What airlines fly to Australia?

You can find flights to Australia from 30 airlines. If you’re unsure which to fly with, consider booking your flight with Qantas Airways, United Airlines or Air Canada as these are the most popular among our users. Qantas Airways is the most favored with 40% of momondo travelers booking flights with this airline.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit Australia? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country

Cheapest flights to cities in Australia

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Useful information for your flight to Australia

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to Australia

What popular landmarks are in Australia?

What is the best airport to land at to visit Uluru?

Flying into Yulara Airport is typically the best way to visit Uluru, since it is the closest airport to the area.

What is the most popular airport in Australia to fly to?

How much are flights to Australia?

Flights to Australia can be found for as cheap as $147 per ticket. However our users tend to find airfares to Australia for around $1,530 on average. If you’re looking to find a good deal on your flight to Australia, then you should consider booking if you find anything for $1,345 or less.

What is the best day of the week to fly to Australia?

The best day of the week to fly to Australia is Monday due to prices being at their lowest. Flying out on a Tuesday should be a backup plan since this day tends to be less expensive as well. Thursday, on the other hand, is the most expensive day to fly to Australia.

Where is it cheapest to fly into Australia?

Melbourne airport in Melbourne has the cheapest flights when visiting Australia, with an average airfare of $147. Sydney Kingsford Smith airport in Sydney is the second cheapest destination in Australia, with an average airfare of $173.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Australia?

Prices for flights to Australia were last updated today.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Australia?

The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to Australia.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Australia?

The necessary travel and health documents for your Australia trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.

Recent flights found to popular cities in Australia

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Cheapest flight routes to Australia

These routes have the cheapest flights to Australia found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
HonoluluMelbourne11h 05m$260
HonoluluSydney10h 15m$273
HonoluluBrisbane15h 00m$525
HonoluluAdelaide15h 20m$586
KahuluiSydney13h 35m$638
Los AngelesSydney15h 00m$682
San FranciscoSydney14h 40m$694
HonoluluCoolangatta17h 20m$694
OaklandMelbourne36h 35m$742
HonoluluCairns23h 40m$790
Los AngelesMelbourne15h 30m$817
PortlandSydney18h 36m$833
San DiegoMelbourne25h 20m$837
SeattleSydney19h 55m$839
CharlotteSydney22h 00m$850
San FranciscoBallina39h 00m$851

Best things to do and see in Australia

How long does it take to fly to Australia?

The flight time to expect on flights to Australia from the United States depends on where you plan on departing from in the US and what airport you plan on arriving at in Australia. For example, you can travel from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) on Australia flights in about 14h and 50min. If instead, you would like to fly from Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD) to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the trip will take about 21h and 25min. If you would like to take cheap flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Melbourne Airport (MEL), expect a travel time by plane of around 25h and 25min.

Can you get nonstop flights to Australia from the US?

If you are traveling from Los Angeles International Airport to Sydney Kingsford Smith you will find nonstop flights available on Lufthansa Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, and Qantas Airlines. When departing from Los Angeles International Airport you can also fly nonstop to Melbourne Airport (MEL) on both Qantas Airlines and United Airlines. If you want to take off from other large airports in the United States, the only options are to take one-stop flights to make the trip. From Chicago O' Hare International Airport (ORD) you can fly on a one-stop flight to Sydney Kingsford Smith on American Airlines and Qantas Airlines. If you are departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) you can travel to Sydney Kingsford Smith on a one-stop flight with Hawaiian Airlines with a layover at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL).

What are the airports operating flights to Australia?

Most days of the week, passengers can find a vast number of flight options that provide service from the US to Australia, departing from a range of popular major transportation hubs. For instance, large international airports in the US that offer flights to Australia include California’s Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), and the greater New York area’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Flights originating from the United States can land in a number of major Australian cities, including Sydney Airport (SYD); Melbourne Airport (MEL), which is sometimes known as Tullamarine Airport; and Perth Airport (PER).

What are the best places to stop between the US and Australia?

There is a broad number of flight options that provide service from the United States to Australia, but a majority of the routes will include at least a single layover. Typically, these layover options will have stops that are dictated by the airline that is servicing the route, as well as the location of the origin airport. Flights departing from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), for instance, will always include a layover, often at an airport in California like Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Alternatively, flights originating on the west coast may stop at Nadi Airport (NAN), if operated by Fiji Airways, or another Australian city like Brisbane Airport (BNE). These various layover options mean that flights with transfers can operate anywhere from roughly 18h 5min to about 46h and 40min or longer.

What is the best way to travel around Australia?

Since Australia is such a large geographic region with a lot of rugged and beautiful terrain, one of the best ways to get from place to place in this country is on some of the domestic airlines. Another option that offers a little more leisurely pace and lets you see quite a bit more of the Australian countryside is to travel by bus. Buses in Australia are quite efficient and comfortable. Their long-distance coaches often have amenities such as adjustable seats, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning. Greyhound is the national coach operator in Australia, and they offer ticketing options such as hop-on and hop-off passes as well as flexible passes based on the distance you wish to travel. Since Australia offers a large network of well-maintained roads and also offers some incredibly beautiful road trips, renting a car while you're here and driving yourself is a great option. Bear in mind that a four-wheel-drive car is a good idea if you are heading into some of the more isolated and hilly terrain in the country. TrainLink operates train service in Australia and they offer routes to a lot of the larger regional centers of the country, plus they offer a number of scenic routes in their network.

Does a US citizen need a passport or visa to fly to Australia?

To travel to Australia as a citizen of the United States, you must have a valid passport and your passport needs to be valid at your time of entry into Australia. It is a requirement to have one blank page in your passport for an entry stamp. When traveling as a tourist, you will need a visa or an electronic travel authority to enter the country. If you are traveling to Australia for less than 90 days as a tourist it is usually easy to get an electronic transit authority and you can do so on their website.

Useful information for finding Australia flight deals

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Can I find flights to Australia with flexible booking policies on momondo?

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