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How to find the cheapest flight from
USA to Australia

All the information you need to plan the best null to SYD flight in 2022: compare USA to Australia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Australia.
How far in advance should I book a flight from USA to Australia?

To save up to 14% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from USA to Australia from $1,179 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,248 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, July can be a great choice for travel to Australia. Flights to Australia from USA in July are about $1,017 on average during July, but can be found for as low as $635.

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

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

Cheap flights from USA to Australia in May, June 2022

The best prices found for USA to Australia flights for May, June
5 Jun - 8 Aug
$848pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Jun - 14 Jun
$849pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Jun - 20 Aug
$862pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Air Canada
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

USA to Australia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia from USA found for this year
16 Aug - 25 Aug
$588pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
25 Oct - 8 Nov
$656pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
21 Aug - 3 Sep
$690pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Australia from USA

Save time with USA to Australia direct flight deals
3 Aug - 21 Aug
$952pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Aug - 17 Aug
$953pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Aug - 22 Aug
$965pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from USA to Australia

Late deals on round-trip flights to Australia from USA, departing today and this week
1 Jun - 14 Jun
$849pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Jun - 10 Jun
$882pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Hawaiian Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Hawaiian Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
1 Jun - 14 Jun
$936pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Australia from United States

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to Australia
7:00 pm - 8:15 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
20h 15m
SFO - SYD
Fiji Airways
$455
oojo
6:00 am - 11:45 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
35h 45m
LAX - SYD
Multiple Airlines
$465
Kiwi.com
5:50 pm - 4:40 am
Air New Zealand
1 Stop
17h 50m
LAX - SYD
Air New Zealand

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Flight FAQs

From USA to Australia

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

Some of our airline partners flying from United States to Australia have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Fiji Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Virgin Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from USA to Australia for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to Australia for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $588, but on average you can expect to pay $759.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to Australia for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to Australia under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to Australia is less than $993.

Are there last-minute flights available from USA to Australia for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from USA to Australia within the next 7 days for less than $900.

How popular is this USA to Australia flight route?

This flight path from United States to Australia was viewed by 187 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What airports serve USA to Australia flights?

Travelers who are going to Australia from the USA will find flights available from Los Angeles International Airport into Brisbane Airport. Los Angeles Airport is located 18 miles from the city center and has four parallel runways. Brisbane Airport is a hub for Qantas, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar. Los Angeles also offers flights into Melbourne at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, which is 14 miles from the city center. This is the second busiest airport found in Australia. Another common destination in Australia is Sydney, which can be reached from Honolulu, Hawaii. Sydney Airport is the largest in the country and is a hub for many airlines like Jetstar and Tigerair.

Which airlines fly directly from USA to Australia?

Passengers looking for direct, nonstop flights will have several choices when leaving from Los Angeles International Airport. Direct, nonstop flights are available to Brisbane from Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Qantas, and American Airlines. This airport also serves Sydney through Delta Air Lines, Virgin Australia, and Qantas. Travelers can also reach Melbourne on a direct flight. While many other cities offer flights to Australia from the USA, the vast majority of flights have at least one stopover between the two locations. These flights can be fairly long so that may not be a problem for many travelers.

What are the stopover options between USA to Australia?

Leaving from Los Angeles for Melbourne, there are dozens of flights that have a stop or more involved. Some of the stops include Brisbane Airport, Sydney Airport, and Canberra Airport. In addition to single stop flights, there are flights with two stops. In most cases, the flights with additional stops are going to be the least expensive option for travelers on a budget. There are also stopover flights from many other airports in the United States in places including Boston, Colorado Springs, and Salt Lake City going to many destinations in Australia.

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

Visiting Australia from the United States requires both a passport and a visa. Travelers are eligible for an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for tourism or business purposes.

COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Australia from USA?

Information is based on travel restrictions from USA to Australia

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Australia.

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

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.

Digital Passenger Declaration - You can start a DPD seven days before your flight to Australia, but you can only submit a DPD within 72 hours before your departure.


Do I need a test to fly back to USA from Australia?

Returning to USA from Australia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to USA.

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

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Destination information for Australia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from USA to Australia.
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Top 10 airlines flying from USA to Australia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from USA to Australia choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Juneyao Airlines
$9 $18 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Alaska Airlines
$114 $640 No cancel fee 75%
JetBlue
$156 $243 No cancel fee 62%
Japan Airlines
$414 $1,262 No cancel fee 79%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Japan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

China Southern
$450 $1,290 No cancel fee 69%
China Airlines
$736 $1,559 No cancel fee 70%
Etihad Airways
$738 $900 No cancel fee 75%
XiamenAir
$743 $1,062 No cancel fee 49%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by XiamenAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

EVA Air
$749 $939 No cancel fee 74%
Air China
$793 $982 No cancel fee 67%
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