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When to book flights from Sydney to Los Angeles
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Sydney
Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $2,849 or less round-trip.
The cheapest flight from Sydney to Los Angeles was found, on average, 88 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
If you need to freshen up before your flight from Sydney (SYD) to Los Angeles (LAX), you’ll find shower facilities in the departures lounge of the international terminal (T1). No toiletries are provided, but if you haven’t packed your own supplies, you can pick up travel-sized toiletries at Amcal Pharmacy.
If you want to cut down on plastic use and ensure you have plenty of water for your flight to Los Angeles, you can bring an empty, reusable bottle and fill it up at one of the many water fountains located throughout the international departures area.
After you touch down in Los Angeles, you will find yourself in Terminal B (the international terminal). The LA Airport has a thriving art program, so keep an eye out for art installations, like Air Garden and Bell Tower.
FAQs for booking flights from Sydney to Los Angeles
The Airport Link train is a cost-effective way to get from Sydney’s central train stations to the airport. An adult ticket should cost around A$ 16 if you’re travelling at an off-peak time and around A$ 20 if it’s during the peak-traffic time. If you’d prefer the convenience of being picked up from your doorstep, a taxi or rideshare provider can get you from most central parts of Sydney to the airport in around 20min, depending on traffic. With the airport fee included, the trip usually costs between A$ 45 and A$ 55.
If you’d like to break up your trip from Sydney to Los Angeles into two shorter legs, you have quite a few options. Flights with Phillippine Airlines will allow you to stop and stretch your legs in Manila (MNL), while flights with Hawaiian Airlines will give you a break in Honolulu (HNL). If you fly with Fiji Airlines, you can enjoy a stop in Nadi (NAN), and if you go with Air New Zealand, you’ll have a stop in Auckland (AKL).
There are 17 direct flights per day travelling from Sydney to Los Angeles, for an average of 121 flights per week.
In normal times, American Airlines flies from Sydney to Los Angeles up to 2 times per day, Alaska Airlines up to 2 times per day, and Qantas Airways up to 2 times per day.
The earliest flight leaves Sydney at 09:20 and lands in Los Angeles at 06:08.
The last flight leaves Sydney at 19:15 and lands in Los Angeles at 16:00.
All the following airlines operate direct flights between Sydney and Los Angeles: American Airlines, Air France, Alaska Airlines, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, and WestJet.
American Airlines, Delta, Qantas Airways, and Alaska Airlines offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the Sydney to Los Angeles flight route.
The Airbus A380-800 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Sydney to Los Angeles flight route.
oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between Sydney and Los Angeles, with SkyTeam being the most commonly used for this route.
There are direct flights from Sydney to Los Angeles on a daily basis.
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Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Los Angeles with an airline and back to Sydney with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Los Angeles from Sydney up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.