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Low Season:
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High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$2173
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$1343
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $1343 or less.
The cheapest flight from Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith was found 77 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 11% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith Flights

How long does a flight from Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average nonstop flight takes 21h 04m, covering a distance of 9634 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($1170), Qantas Airways ($1213) and American Airlines ($1382).
Do I need a passport to fly between Raleigh-Durham and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Yes.

Book cheap flights from Raleigh-Durham to Sydney Kingsford Smith (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Raleigh
$1170
only
$1170
Destination
Sydney
$1170
only
$1170
Sun, Feb 4
RDU
SYD
46h 05m
Thu, Feb 15
SYD
RDU
27h 31m
$1170
Trip: 12 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 1576 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

I selected two bags on kayak but when I checked in at Air New Zealand they said I just had tickets. Was forced to pay the full price for the baggage.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Food service

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Two toilets in Premium Economy, comfortable seat with blanket, headphones, and large pillow

DUD
AKL
Okay 4.6

Unable to check-in online because of an international connection. Also, we need to pay extra for everything.

ZQN
SYD
Good 6.8

Efficient

Check In Issues related to code share flight

Mon, Jun 4
RDU
SYD
21h 04m
Mon, Jun 18
SYD
RDU
25h 32m
$1213
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2796 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Despite the delay in boarding, we were greeted with a smile from the crew. Meal service went well and love the 3 choices of meals offered in economy

Would be nice to check-in for flight on app instead of laptop or tablet

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Again, cabin crew is friendly and no last minute gate changes,

The food was gross, which could be a just a cultural difference in food tastes. There were no functioning USB charger ports on the return flight even though the ports were present. No wifi, which is a first. Most airlines I fly on these days always have some type of wifi. Lastly, the 'touch-screen' on the seat for entertainment barely worked. Buttons didn't work no matter how much you touched them. There was a delay and the selection of movies and tv were pathetic. I will not be flying Qantas again.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

The crew were professional and looks the part, food was warm and tasty and they made regular checks to see if we needed water or food.

Well there were 3 crying babies for a good portion of the flight which is no fault of the airline or parents it's just something that wasn't as desirable.

WLG
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Cabin crew is friendly. No reschedules or gate changes. Pretty straight forward to catch a plane.

First off the planes I flew on were noticeably old.

SYD
DFW
Excellent 8.6

Very professional, nice crew, smooth flight. Loved the tail outside camera. Had fun watching that. Very enjoyable for such a long flight.

Wasn’t thrilled that only salmon salad was left as a choice for dinner. Hubby can’t do salad, and I can’t do fish. Crew brought us some snacks.

Thu, May 10
RDU
SYD
21h 50m
Thu, May 17
SYD
RDU
21h 35m
$1382
Trip: 8 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26055 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
CLT
SJU
Mediocre 3.3

Direct flight

Horrible customer service, excessive baggage fees, rude counter staff, no leg room, narrow seats

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

Sun, Jan 21
RDU
SYD
48h 05m
Thu, Feb 15
SYD
RDU
29h 31m
$1175
Trip: 26 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 1576 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
AKL
BNE
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing!

Awful service, they put me waiting for more than an hour to say that I was in the overbook list so they would need to include me in a flight 3 hours later in another airline. Outrageous!

DUD
AKL
Okay 4.6

Unable to check-in online because of an international connection. Also, we need to pay extra for everything.

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Food service

ZQN
SYD
Good 6.8

Efficient

Check In Issues related to code share flight

AKL
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Good thing, we got there.

The flight attendants did nothing and told us we had to buy water. Really?? We were over charged for our baggage by a long shot. You sell cheap flights but by the time you pay for bags it is no longer a deal.

Thu, Apr 12
RDU
SYD
29h 50m
Sat, May 5
SYD
RDU
22h 05m
$1220
Trip: 24 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 1576 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
AKL
BNE
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing!

Awful service, they put me waiting for more than an hour to say that I was in the overbook list so they would need to include me in a flight 3 hours later in another airline. Outrageous!

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Everything was excellent , no complaints at all. Staff friendly and efficient,food was pretty good , wine nice good flight .

Not enough good new release movie selection was very average/ poor. Your boarding from LAX could be improved. You have two signs about Premium and economy lines for boarding! These are not obvious . There needs to be a staff member or two checking people as they arrive in a line to check they're in the correct t line . Otherwise people don't trailer until they have been in the wrong line until the reach the top of the line . Leads to frustration even before the flight begins! Otherwise great job everyone ! Thank You !

SYD
AKL
Excellent 8.6

I selected two bags on kayak but when I checked in at Air New Zealand they said I just had tickets. Was forced to pay the full price for the baggage.

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 9.0

The people and the service were top notch. I fly on numerous carriers and overall AirNZ has been my favorite, hands down, primarily because of the helpful kind friendly staff.

Disembarking down onto the tarmac, and being made to stand out there for about 5 minutes (supposedly for safety's sake) while another plane was being pushed out from the next gate, all the while breathing in the choking nauseating jet exhaust fumes while our own plane was idling.

DUD
AKL
Okay 4.6

Unable to check-in online because of an international connection. Also, we need to pay extra for everything.

Tue, Apr 3
RDU
SYD
21h 04m
Sun, Apr 8
SYD
RDU
59h 20m
$1411
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 2796 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
BNE
Good 6.0

Not to much turbulence

Mainly the lack of leg space

DFW
SYD
Good 6.3

They put me in a broken seat in business class for which I had to call a flight attendant every time I wanted to adjust it.

WLG
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Cabin crew is friendly. No reschedules or gate changes. Pretty straight forward to catch a plane.

First off the planes I flew on were noticeably old.

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Again, cabin crew is friendly and no last minute gate changes,

The food was gross, which could be a just a cultural difference in food tastes. There were no functioning USB charger ports on the return flight even though the ports were present. No wifi, which is a first. Most airlines I fly on these days always have some type of wifi. Lastly, the 'touch-screen' on the seat for entertainment barely worked. Buttons didn't work no matter how much you touched them. There was a delay and the selection of movies and tv were pathetic. I will not be flying Qantas again.

SYD
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Despite the delay in boarding, we were greeted with a smile from the crew. Meal service went well and love the 3 choices of meals offered in economy

Would be nice to check-in for flight on app instead of laptop or tablet

Mon, Mar 5
RDU
SYD
25h 25m
Thu, Mar 15
SYD
RDU
40h 47m
$1294
Trip: 10 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 1576 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.2
AKL
MEL
Good 6.3

Boarding is an issue. Please have more staff in the early stages of boarding to make sure people go to the correct lines . It's not immediately obvious and leads to frustration . I wasn't too bothered as I worked it out quickly but I could hear many others expressing their frustration around me . I was disappointed in the movie selection. I wanted more new release movies to choose from . Cabin crew friendly and polite . Love the wine ! Put up with being cramped .. would love more leg room but overall very happy ! Thank You everyone involved !

ZQN
SYD
Good 6.8

Efficient

Check In Issues related to code share flight

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Everything was excellent , no complaints at all. Staff friendly and efficient,food was pretty good , wine nice good flight .

Not enough good new release movie selection was very average/ poor. Your boarding from LAX could be improved. You have two signs about Premium and economy lines for boarding! These are not obvious . There needs to be a staff member or two checking people as they arrive in a line to check they're in the correct t line . Otherwise people don't trailer until they have been in the wrong line until the reach the top of the line . Leads to frustration even before the flight begins! Otherwise great job everyone ! Thank You !

DUD
AKL
Okay 4.6

Unable to check-in online because of an international connection. Also, we need to pay extra for everything.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Overall service, food quality vs US airlines, selection and ease of use of entertainment system.

I purchased a $50 select economy upgrade which should have included priority boarding but it did not. That’s on the airline though, not Kayak. The airline also did not reply to an enquirer submitted weeks before the flight. Seat leg space was restricted more than average due to large black blocks in addition to the metal seat frames. Maybe that’s due to the enhanced entertainment and power outlets so can’t say it’s a complete negative.

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