The flight time from Los Angeles, California to Sydney, New South Wales is:

15 hours, 29 minutes

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Flying time from Los Angeles, CA to Sydney, Australia

The total flight duration from Los Angeles, CA to Sydney, Australia is 15 hours, 29 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 Los Angeles, CA and Sydney, Australia.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line distance from Los Angeles, CA to Sydney, Australia ("as the crow flies"), which is about 7,496 miles or 12 063 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Los Angeles, California.
It ends in Sydney, Australia.

Your flight direction from Los Angeles, CA to Sydney, Australia is Southwest (-119 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.

Sydney is an all season destination. There is so much to do in this vibrant city in the Southern Hemisphere. According to, the city is divided into 6 areas and places of interest:

Sydney City – The Rocks, Sydney Harbor, Darling Harbor and Circular Quay
Inner Sydney – Paddington, Glebe, Balmain and Darlinghurst
Sydney East – Bondi, Coogee, Watsons Bay and Double Bay
Sydney North – Palm Beach, Manly, Northern Beaches and Hawkesbury
Sydney West – Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta, Penrith and Thirlmere
Sydney South – Cronulla, Bundeena, Mascot and Royal National Park

If you have never been to Sydney we suggest starting your tour at Sydney City. Check out the place where it all started in Sydney. The Rocks is the birthplace of Sydney with over 200 years of history. Walk the cobbled stone roads and have coffee in one of the cafés or a cold beer at the old pub.

Don’t miss Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. We recommend Sydney Harbor Cruise and a stop at Bondi Beach. Family with children may like the ferry from the harbor to Taronga Zoo.

Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Category: cities

Sydney, New South Wales

City: Sydney
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
Category: cities

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