Map of flight path from Los Angeles to Sydney.
Shortest flight path between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Sydney Airport (SYD).
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).
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.
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Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 924 kg (2 038 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Los Angeles (LAX) → Sydney (SYD).