The total flight duration from United States to Australia is 19 hours, 26 minutes.
This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.
If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between United States and Australia.
The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from United States to Australia ("as the crow flies"), which is about 9,463 miles or 15 230 kilometers.
Your trip begins in the United States.
It ends in Australia.
Your flight direction from United States to Australia is West (-90 degrees from North).
The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.
If you are planning a trip from any city in mainland United States to Australia, chances are you will need to have a connecting flight from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Australia.
Direct flights are available from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Sydney, Australia. If you are looking for direct flights to Melbourne and Brisbane from the west coast you will need to choose Los Angeles as your connecting city.
To get the best airfares from United States to Australia and more options for connecting flights to other parts of Australia, choose a flight that gets into Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) or Melbourne Airport (MEL).
For affordable flights within Australia you may choose Virgin Australia, Jetstar or Webjet Australia. Another way to save is by purchasing a Qantas Walkabout Air Pass. This Air Pass allows you to customize your trip to over 60 destinations in Australia. You can use the Air Pass with Qantas codeshare flights operated by Jetstar, Alliance Airlines, Qantas Link or Air North.
Travelmath provides an online flight time calculator for all types of travel routes. You can enter airports, cities, states, countries, or zip codes to find the flying time between any two points. The database uses the great circle distance and the average airspeed of a commercial airliner to figure out how long a typical flight would take. Find your travel time to estimate the length of a flight between airports, or ask how long it takes to fly from one city to another.