Cheap flights from Australia to USA

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How far in advance should I book a flight from Australia to USA?

Find a great deal and save up to 5% by booking at least 61 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Australia to USA within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,010.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to USA?

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to USA from Australia. Prices for March average $984 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $694. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 56% on your journey compared to booking in March

When is the cheapest time to fly from Australia to USA (AU - US)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Australia to USA as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Australia to USA in October, November 2021

The best prices found for Australia to USA flights in October, November
18 Nov. - 24 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

17h 00m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 10m
$1,201

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 11/10/21

27 Nov. - 4 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

16h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

28h 20m
$1,205

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 12/10/21

13 Nov. - 4 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

16h 45m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

28h 20m
$1,208

Fiji Airways

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Australia to USA 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to USA from Australia found for this year
20 Dec. - 31 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

48h 55m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

40h 20m
$1,180

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 13/10/21

26 Dec. - 22 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

23h 35m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

19h 00m
$1,186

Fiji Airways

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4 Dec. - 11 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

49h 16m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

40h 20m
$1,190

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 13/10/21

Direct flights to USA from Australia

Save time with Australia to USA direct flight deals
2 Mar. - 25 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 35m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

15h 00m
$1,587

Qantas Airways

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16 Feb. - 2 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 35m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

14h 50m
$1,590

Qantas Airways

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14 Mar. - 23 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

13h 35m
LAX

Los Angeles

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

14h 50m
$1,594

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 11/10/21

Last-minute flights from Australia to USA

Late deals on return flights to USA from Australia, departing today and this week
24 Oct. - 24 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

38h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

29h 25m
$2,231

Multiple Airlines

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24 Oct. - 24 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

30h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

29h 25m
$2,253

Multiple Airlines

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20 Oct. - 20 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

39h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

22h 35m
$2,431

Multiple Airlines

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One-way flights to USA from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to USA
18 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

21h 15m
$727

Hawaiian Airlines

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Deal found 11/10/21

5 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

37h 55m
$730

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 11/10/21

18 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

20h 25m
$730

Hawaiian Airlines

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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Australia to USA flights.

What airports serve Australia to USA flights?

You’ll find different flight options for a trip to the United States at three of Australia’s five largest airports. Flights depart daily from Sydney Airport as well as airports in both Melbourne and Perth. The United States has an immense number of airports and most serve the significant carriers offering flights originating from airports in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. However, a majority arrive along the West Coast, stopping at Honolulu, HI or Los Angeles, CA. Only eight km from Sydney’s CBD, the Sydney Airport is accessible by taxi, shuttle, or ride-share services. There is also a direct train link into the city, with a station conveniently located at the northern end of the terminal. Melbourne International Airport or Perth International Airport also offer service to carriers from the United States, with flight times varying from 13+ to 16+ hours, or more. Vehicle trips from the Melbourne city center to its airport takes roughly half of an hour, while the drive from the Perth CBD to the airport is 15-20 minutes.

Which airlines fly directly from Australia to the United States?

Many international carriers fly from Australia’s Sydney Airport to Hawaii or the Continental United States each day, including Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, and Delta ranking as the most common.

What are the stopover options on flights from Australia to the United States?

The flight times between Australia and the United States are quite challenging, and many travelers elect to enjoy a stopover. The island state of Hawaii is a very common stopover and frequently departs from Sydney and Brisbane. Many flights also schedule a stopover in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is a frequent stop, and some travelers aboard Air Tahiti Nui flights arriving in Los Angeles will book specifically for the stopover option in Papeete. The Maldives as well as Mauritius are also common points to stop during such a flight, and common connections occur in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Colombo.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Australia to the United States?

If you are the owner of an Australian passport, you are part of the Visa Waiver Program. All Australian citizens are required to get travel authorization before heading to the U.S through the Electronic System for Travel Authorizations (ESTA). It takes minutes, but applications should be done at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Which airlines flying from Australia to United States have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Air New Zealand are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Australia to United States to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Philippine Airlines and Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Australia to United States include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Australia to USA for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to USA for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,167, but on average you can expect to pay $1,201.

Are there direct flights from Australia to USA for under $1,600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Australia to USA under $1,600. A good price for a direct flight from Australia to USA is less than $1,629.

Are there last-minute flights available from Australia to USA for under $2,300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Australia to USA within the next 7 days for less than $2,300.

How popular is this Australia to USA flight route?

Within the past month, 20,058 users have taken a look at flights from Australia to United States.

Can I fly to USA from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to USA

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter USA.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

Can I fly back to Australia from USA?

Returning to Australia from USA

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

Top 10 airlines flying from Australia to USA

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Australia to USA choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$490
Average$1,585
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
Cheapest$734
Average$1,137
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time60%
COVID-19 safety
Hawaiian Airlines
Cheapest$751
Average$1,432
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time85%
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$758
Average$1,200
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
Cheapest$770
Average$1,196
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety
Korean Air
Cheapest$777
Average$1,267
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$791
Average$1,318
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
China Eastern
Cheapest$833
Average$1,281
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time62%
COVID-19 safety
Air China
Cheapest$902
Average$1,200
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Asiana Airlines
Cheapest$909
Average$1,329
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Australia to USA

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27%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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