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Distance between Los Angeles, CA (LAX) and Sydney (SYD)

Distance from Los Angeles to Sydney (Los Angeles International Airport – Sydney Airport) is 7488 miles / 12051 kilometers / 6507 nautical miles.

How far is Sydney from Los Angeles?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Los Angeles and Sydney. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 7487.966 miles
  • 12050.713 kilometers
  • 6506.864 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 7494.448 miles
  • 12061.144 kilometers
  • 6512.497 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Sydney Airport (SYD) is 14 hours 40 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Los Angeles and Sydney is 17 hours. Sydney is 17 hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Time Difference

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 934 kg (2 059 pounds).

Airport information


A Los Angeles International Airport
City: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: LAX
ICAO Code: KLAX
Coordinates: 33°56′33″N, 118°24′28″W

B Sydney Airport
City: Sydney
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: SYD
ICAO Code: YSSY
Coordinates: 33°56′45″S, 151°10′37″E

Los Angeles to Sydney flight path

Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Sydney Airport (SYD).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Los Angeles (LAX) → Sydney (SYD).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
7488

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