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Summary info about Sydney flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$364

Best Round-Trip Price

$588

Fastest flight time

17h 50m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Sydney from United States in the last 72 hours is $364 (San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith).
The best round-trip flight price to Sydney from United States in the last 72 hours is $588 (San Francisco to Sydney Kingsford Smith).
The fastest flight to Sydney from United States takes 17h 50m (Los Angeles to Sydney Kingsford Smith).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Sydney, including Air Canada, Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways.

Cheapest flights to Sydney airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Sydney airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Sydney

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Sydney

Los Angeles (LAX) to Sydney (SYD)

Typically, flights to Sydney from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Sydney Kingsford Smith, which has an average price of $893

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO SYDNEY FROM LOS ANGELESAugust15% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Sydney costs on average just $763 in August
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO SYDNEY FROM LOS ANGELESDecember56% more expensiveIt costs about $1,394 for flights to Sydney from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO SYDNEY FROM LOS ANGELESDecember358% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Sydney from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Sydney?

With iconic landscapes and a glorious harbor, the buzzing and vibrant city of Sydney offers a visual treat unlike most other cities in the world. Offering some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best surf and attractions, Sydney caters to a wide range of travelers and is a year-round destination. It also boasts a round the year line-up of events and festivals. The city’s high season is from December – February. The sunny climate and average temperatures of 70 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit attract snowbirds from all over the globe. While this is the ideal time to enjoy the outdoors, beaches, and everything that Sydney has to offer, be prepared for high room rates and long queues at popular attractions. For a slightly quieter experience, visit Sydney in the shoulder months from September – November or March – May. From June – August, the average temperatures range from 45 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Since this is the low season, you’ll find fewer crowds. Hotel rates are at their lowest and you will also be able to enjoy festivals such as Vivid Sydney, Sydney Film Festival, Bondi Feast, and the Australian International Music Festival during this time.

Users booking trips to Sydney from Wellington found flights 99% cheaper than the average price of flights to Sydney. To find the cheapest price to Sydney from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

In general, April is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Sydney. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $1,001. If you are unable to visit Sydney during the month of April, then departing from United States during the month May is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $1,001.

The ideal time to book your flight to Sydney is 44 days in advance when prices tend to average $1,155. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Sydney from United States for as low as $588 on momondo.

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Sydney is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $1,563. The most expensive day to fly to Sydney is Friday, with ticket prices averaging around $1,812.

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Sydney is at noon. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Sydney at noon for as low as $1,567. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. Flights to Sydney are more costly in the morning, with an average ticket price of $1,803. Departure times in the morning fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

If you are planning a flight to Sydney and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of March and June. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Sydney, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Shopping centers like Australia Square are very popular destinations for those visiting the Sydney area. Australia Square is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.

If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Sydney for July, August, and September. Parks like Hyde Park are popular hot spots in those months.

Those flying to Sydney could potentially find better pricing at Newcastle Williamtown Airport (83 mi from Sydney city center) or Bathurst Raglan Airport (95 mi from Sydney city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Sydney is Newcastle Williamtown Airport where the average price is $1,263pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.



Sydney flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Sydney found recently by users on momondo
Fiji Airways
Aug 16
SFO7:00 pmSan Francisco
19h 45m
1 stop
SYD2:45 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Aug 25
SYD9:15 amSydney Kingsford Smith
17h 30m
1 stop
SFO2:45 amSan Francisco
Fiji Airways
Oct 25
SFO7:00 pmSan Francisco
29h 10m
1 stop
SYD12:10 amSydney Kingsford Smith
Nov 15
SYD1:15 amSydney Kingsford Smith
25h 30m
1 stop
SFO2:45 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Aug 21
SFO4:05 pmSan Francisco
22h 40m
2 stops
SYD2:45 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Sep 3
SYD9:45 amSydney Kingsford Smith
17h 00m
1 stop
SFO2:45 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Aug 13
SFO7:00 pmSan Francisco
19h 45m
1 stop
SYD2:45 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Aug 21
SYD9:15 amSydney Kingsford Smith
21h 30m
2 stops
SFO6:45 amSan Francisco
Fiji Airways
Nov 1
SFO7:00 pmSan Francisco
19h 30m
1 stop
SYD2:30 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Nov 15
SYD1:15 amSydney Kingsford Smith
25h 30m
1 stop
SFO2:45 amSan Francisco
Fiji Airways
Oct 16
LAX7:55 pmLos Angeles
18h 50m
1 stop
SYD2:45 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Oct 30
SYD10:15 amSydney Kingsford Smith
16h 40m
1 stop
LAX2:55 amLos Angeles

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Sydney

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Sydney, view some of our deals below provided by Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways
Multiple Airlines
Sep 6
SFO3:00 amSan Francisco
45h 15m
2 stops
SYD12:15 amSydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
Sep 24
SFO7:00 pmSan Francisco
19h 45m
1 stop
SYD2:45 pmSydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
Oct 26
SFO7:15 amSan Francisco
33h 30m
1 stop
SYD4:45 pmSydney Kingsford Smith

Which airlines fly to Sydney?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Sydney

Which airlines fly to Sydney?

When flying to Sydney from United States, momondo travelers will most often fly with one of these popular airlines: Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, United Airlines or Fiji Airways. Depending on what airport in United States you fly from, you may be able to find flights with any of these popular airlines.

Asiana Airlines Flights to Sydney

Asiana Airlines will jet to Sydney around 9 times in an average week. Where you fly from will dictate what kind of deals you can get for Asiana Airlines, but prices as low as $893 have been found from Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Sydney. Asiana Airlines has scored 8.6/10 in momondo user reviews.

Emirates Flights to Sydney

Another popular choice for flights to Sydney is Emirates (8.6/10, 118 reviews). Most Emirates flights landing in Sydney will be arriving from Melbourne, but there are 167 Emirates flights to Sydney from all departure points globally so prices can vary significantly. The best Emirates deal found on momondo this week was $2,054 (Boston Logan Intl to Sydney, round-trip).


Airports near Sydney

Below you will find all the airports in Sydney along with the distance from the city center

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD)

SYD is located in the suburb of Mascot, approximately 5 miles south of Sydney’s city center. There are several options to travel from Sydney Airport to the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

Trains

You can reach Sydney’s city center and CBD locations in as little as 13 minutes by the Airport Link train that runs every 10 minutes. The station is located at the northern end of the terminal and accessible from the Arrivals level. The one-way adult fare is $18.50 AUD for a ride to any of the stations. If you plan to use public transportation more than once during your stay, purchase an Opal card and earn attractive discounts on all fares.

Buses

There are no direct bus routes that connect Sydney Airport to Sydney CBD. However, you can use the buses for economical transportation. Ride Bus route #400 from the arrival terminal to Kingsford Nine Ways and change to route #394 or #396 to reach the city center. The total journey time will be approximately 60 – 70 minutes and total fare will be $4.61 AUD.

Taxis

Taxis are easily available outside all terminals. Arriving passengers can follow the signs to the nearest ranks. Sydney CBD is a short, 20 minute ride away and will cost approximately $45.00 -$55.00 AUD. An additional $4.50 AUD charge is applicable for all rides originating from the airport. Rideshare options such as Uber are also available and the vehicles usually arrive at the Express Pick-up zone outside the international terminal.

Shuttles

Several private operators offer shuttles, limousines and coach services for travel from the airport to various locations in the city. Redy2Go offers shared ride shuttle vans from the airport to CBD for up to 10 people, for a fare of $22.00 AUD per person. Limousine providers charge between $50.00 – $100.00 AUD for a ride to Sydney CBD. Prices vary based on the type of vehicle.

Car rentals

Sydney Airport has several car rental companies located at the arrivals level of the international terminal – T1. You can also check out deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Sydney

Most frequently searched flights to Sydney along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Los Angeles to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time14h 50m
Cheapest price$751
Dallas to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time16h 45m
Cheapest price$1,028
New York to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time22h 40m
Cheapest price$1,057
San Francisco to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time14h 40m
Cheapest price$656
Seattle to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time18h 00m
Cheapest price$823
Washington, D.C. to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time26h 50m
Cheapest price$1,193
Houston to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time17h 35m
Cheapest price$1,122
Chicago to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time20h 50m
Cheapest price$1,084
Boston to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time23h 50m
Cheapest price$1,057
Ontario to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time17h 33m
Cheapest price$1,054
Honolulu to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time10h 15m
Cheapest price$428
Atlanta to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time21h 00m
Cheapest price$1,146
Santa Ana to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time18h 45m
Cheapest price$1,203
Detroit to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time20h 30m
Cheapest price$1,299
Denver to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time19h 04m
Cheapest price$1,081
San Jose to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time18h 45m
Cheapest price$918
Phoenix to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time19h 20m
Cheapest price$953
St. Louis to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time23h 41m
Cheapest price$1,291
Orlando to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time21h 06m
Cheapest price$1,299
Minneapolis to Sydney Flights
Fastest flight time25h 10m
Cheapest price$1,138

How to travel around Sydney

Most of Sydney’s popular tourist attractions are located in the CBD or around the harbor. If your hotel is in the downtown area, you can easily cover most of the attractions on foot. It is best to avoid driving within the city as traffic is always heavy and Aussies drive on the left side of the road which may not be easy for those who are accustomed to driving on the right. To visit the surfing areas such as Bondi and Manly, you have plenty of other public transportation options.

Trains

Sydney Trains runs a convenient train and light rail network for getting around in the city. Its City Circle line connects many of the popular tourist attractions including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Fares are based on time and distance travelled. An Adult Opal single train ticket fare starts at $4.20 AUD, while the same fare using an Adult Opal smart travel card will be $3.46 AUD. For light rail, the fare range is the same as that for buses.

Buses

Sydney Buses offers an extensive network connecting all parts of Sydney and its outskirts. However, Sydney is a big and bustling city and buses, or any other ground transportation will be prone to frequent traffic jams and delays, particularly during rush hour. Fares are based on distance travelled and start at $2.60 AUD for the Adult Opal single bus ticket fare and $2.15 AUD if you use the Adult Opal card.

Ferries

To get to areas such as Manly Harbour or Darling Harbour, or to take in the sights of the spectacular Sydney Harbour, hop on to one of the Sydney Ferries from the main ferry terminal at Circular Quay. Approximately 7 ferry lines operate from here and ferries depart every 25 – 40 minutes. Fares are based on the destination. One-way fares start at $7.10 AUD for the Adult Opal single trip ticket fare and $5.88 AUD if you use the Adult Opal card.

Taxis

Taxis are easily available all over Sydney city and you can hail a taxi directly in the streets. Taxi fares are determined by the number of kilometers traveled and additional surcharges apply during peak hours and on weekends.


Visa requirements for visiting Sydney

Citizens of any nationality other than Australia and New Zealand need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) and a valid passport to enter Australia for business or tourism. Please check the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website.


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Best things to do and see in Sydney

Things to do and places of interest in Sydney

One of the most vibrant urban destinations in the world, Sydney offers something for everyone. Apart from popular attractions and iconic monuments, the city features lush green parks, museums and galleries, scenic harbors, surf-worthy beaches, and a host of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Here are a few suggestions on what to do when you travel to Sydney.

  • Check out some of the popular landmarks such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and buzzing harbors such as Sydney Harbour and Darling Habour.
  • Spend a few hours in the Sydney Rocks district to get a glimpse of the colonial era architecture, pubs, restaurants and a wide range of specialty shops.
  • Check out the various museums and galleries such as Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia Museum, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, and Australian National Maritime Museum.
  • Go surfing, sailing, snorkeling, or sunbathing on beautiful Sydney beaches such as Bondi Beach, Coogee Beach and Manly Beach.
  • Enjoy leisurely strolls and picnic lunches in Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
  • If you are travelling with kids, visit family-friendly attractions such as the Taronga Zoo, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney and Sydney Olympic Park.
  • Go on a shopping spree at Paddington Market that takes place every Saturday.

Tips and tricks for visiting Sydney

Purchase an Opal Card

Sydney’s public transportation is fast, efficient, and economical. Instead of trying to drive in the city, rely on the trains, buses and ferries, and pick up an Opal card for significant discounts on travel.

Invest in an iVenture card

Invest in an iVenture card to enjoy significant savings on Sydney’s top attractions. Check out the Sydney Unlimited Attraction Pass that includes 27 top attractions and tours. A 3-day adult pass costs $216.75 AUD. If you plan to visit other cities in Australia, consider the Australia Multi City Flexi Attraction Pass.

Pick up some Aussie slang!

Aussies love their slang and if you wish to mingle with the locals and soak in the true Aussie culture, it may be worthwhile to pick up some of the popular local lingo like ‘mate’ (friend), ‘barbie’ (barbeque), ‘bevvies’ (alcoholic beverages), ‘brekkie’ (breakfast).


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