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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO Melbourne

Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (AVV)

Typically, flights to Melbourne from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne Avalon, which has an average price of $149

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO MELBOURNE FROM SYDNEYFebruary22% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Melbourne costs on average just $151 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO MELBOURNE FROM SYDNEYJune35% more expensiveIt costs about $259 for flights to Melbourne from Sydney in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO MELBOURNE FROM SYDNEYJanuary1,100% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Melbourne from Sydney in January than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Melbourne?

From the crisp, refreshing air to the gorgeous beaches, visiting Melbourne is more than a vacation; it is an experience of a lifetime. While Melbourne can be quite inviting all through the year, most would agree that autumn is the ideal season to visit. Autumn in Melbourne is from March to May. During this time, the parks and gardens are in full bloom, sporting and annual festivals are on, and there are plenty of entertainment options available while you enjoy excellent weather. If you do not mind cooler temperatures, visiting in September will give you the opportunity to attend the football finals, while mid-January offers you the opportunity to watch the Australian Open Tennis Tournament.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Melbourne?

    The best price found on momondo to Melbourne was $95/pp from Adelaide, which is 86% cheaper than the average flight price to Melbourne. To find the cheapest price to Melbourne from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne?

    In general, February is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to Melbourne. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $151. If you aren\u2019t able to travel to Melbourne during the month of February, then flying in March is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $163.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Melbourne?

    The best time to book a flight to Melbourne from Australia is 37 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $192. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Melbourne at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $58 in the past 72 hours.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Melbourne?

    Our data shows that Tuesday is the least expensive day to fly to Melbourne. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as $150. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Friday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Melbourne on Friday is $228.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Melbourne?

    Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Melbourne is in the evening. Flights from Australia to Melbourne during this time can be as low as $190. Flights to Melbourne are more costly at midday, with an average ticket price of $239. Departure times at midday fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Melbourne?

    Mount Baw Baw is known in Melbourne for its amazing views and rigorous terrain. Locals and tourists enjoy making their way up the mountains when temperatures are mild and there is less chance of precipitation. Trails like Southbank Promenade are often visited by people spending time in Melbourne, especially when the weather begins to warm up a bit and the chance of rain subsides. Hiking in the area is often enjoyed most when the weather begins warming up and the chance for rain is low. Considering this, it would be recommended to fly to Melbourne during January, February, and March to take advantage of the warmer weather and go for a hike. During the warmer months, hikers around the Melbourne area find that parks like Albert Park Lake are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Melbourne in January, February, or March.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Melbourne?

    Those flying to Melbourne could potentially find better pricing at Melbourne Airport (19 km from Melbourne city centre), Melbourne Avalon Airport (50 km from Melbourne city centre) or Bendigo Airport (132 km from Melbourne city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Melbourne?

    With an average price of $356 per person, Bendigo Airport is the cheapest airport to fly into when planning your trip to Melbourne. This price can fluctuate based on where you are flying from. momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool can help users find the best prices.


Melbourne flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Melbourne found recently by users on momondo
Jetstar
18 Aug.
SYD13:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL14:35Melbourne
25 Aug.
MEL05:30Melbourne
1h 30m
SYD07:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
20 Aug.
SYD05:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL07:05Melbourne
31 Aug.
MEL13:15Melbourne
1h 25m
SYD14:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
22 Aug.
ADL09:30Adelaide
1h 20m
MEL10:50Melbourne
29 Aug.
MEL07:45Melbourne
1h 25m
ADL09:10Adelaide
Virgin Australia
5 Aug.
ADL11:40Adelaide
1h 20m
MEL13:00Melbourne
12 Aug.
MEL06:10Melbourne
1h 25m
ADL07:35Adelaide
Jetstar
18 Aug.
SYD02:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 40m
MEL04:10Melbourne
25 Aug.
MEL13:15Melbourne
1h 25m
SYD14:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
21 Aug.
ADL06:00Adelaide
1h 20m
MEL07:20Melbourne
28 Aug.
MEL04:00Melbourne
1h 25m
ADL05:25Adelaide

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Melbourne

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Melbourne, view some of our deals below provided by Jetstar and Rex
Jetstar
21 Aug.
SYD02:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 40m
MEL04:10Melbourne
Rex
8 Aug.
ADL09:30Adelaide
1h 20m
MEL10:50Melbourne
Rex
27 Aug.
SYD03:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL04:35Melbourne

Which airlines fly to Melbourne?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Melbourne

Domestic flights to Melbourne are offered throughout Australia by multiple carriers, including Virgin Australia, Qantas, and Jetstar. For cheap flights to Melbourne, you can try Tiger Airways, but note that the services are heavily reduced to help you save on ticket costs.


Airports near Melbourne

Below you will find all the airports in Melbourne along with their distance from the city centre

Tullamarine Airport

From Tullamarine Airport, the fastest way to the city centre is by taxi. The next best option is the Skybus or the airport shuttle. Public transportation takes twice as long. The cheapest form of Melbourne transportation out of Tullamarine Airport is public transportation. A one-way ticket costs $6 AUD with a Myki card. Greenbus costs $12 – $14 AUD, Skybus costs $18 – $20 AUD, and shuttles average a similar price range. A taxi could cost you $55 – $60 AUD for one-way travel.

Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport is situated on outer Geelong. It is 55 kilometres from Melbourne and the only flight carrier that goes to Avalon is Jetstar. Taxis are available to the Melbourne CBD for approximately $120 AUD for a one-way trip. SITA coaches take you to Melbourne’s Southern Cross station for $20 AUD per adult and $10 AUD per child (one-way only). Buses arrive with Jetstar flights, and charge $7 AUD per person for transfers to city hotels. Credit cards are not accepted on buses; so make sure you carry enough cash. Regional trains are also an option running from Lara station, approximately 8 kilometres from the airport terminals. They go to Southern Cross station each hour for $5.60 AUD per trip. Children under 17 pay half-price, but during off-peak travel times, up to 2 children may travel free with their parent. Taxis costs about $15 AUD to the station.

Hiring a private car is also an option, and may be more cost-effective than a taxi cab service. However, you must have a place at your hotel to park the car. Road connections between Avalon and Melbourne take approximately 50 minutes by car, but longer during peak hours and on Sundays. If you plan to drive around on your own, you can look for good bargains on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Melbourne

Most frequently searched flights to Melbourne along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Sydney to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time1h 30m
Cheapest price$66
Adelaide to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time1h 20m
Cheapest price$83
Launceston to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time1h 00m
Cheapest price$87
Hobart to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time1h 15m
Cheapest price$95
Coolangatta to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time2h 15m
Cheapest price$103
Newcastle to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time1h 40m
Cheapest price$153
Devonport to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time1h 15m
Cheapest price$176
Brisbane to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time2h 20m
Cheapest price$193
Maroochydore to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price$202
Canberra to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time1h 10m
Cheapest price$263
Cairns to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time3h 25m
Cheapest price$270
Townsville to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time3h 05m
Cheapest price$294
Mildura to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time1h 20m
Cheapest price$324
Alice Springs to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time2h 35m
Cheapest price$341
Coffs Harbour to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time2h 00m
Cheapest price$357
Yulara to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time2h 40m
Cheapest price$360
Toowoomba to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time2h 15m
Cheapest price$372
Perth to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time3h 25m
Cheapest price$381
Hamilton Island to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time3h 00m
Cheapest price$402
Proserpine to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time2h 55m
Cheapest price$446

How to get around in Melbourne?

Melbourne uses a grid system with their city centre. It is easy to navigate around most central areas by following the grid numbers and coordinating direction. During peak hours, you may find that walking is better (and faster) than public transportation. Melbourne transportation is quite convenient and affordable for those who do not want to walk. Flinders Street station is where you board all suburban trains, which is opposite the Federation Square. Multiple lines go through the City Loop, which connects to three underground stations through the Southern Cross station. Blue signs will indicate which station the train is going to, including Parliament, Melbourne Central, and Flagstaff. The tram network is one of the largest in the world and covers most of Melbourne. The City Circle Tram runs free around the CBD (Central Business District) and Docklands. Buses link to areas that have no train or tram connection. They also service major shopping centres and suburbs.

The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle takes you to most attractions in the CBD, Docklands, and Carlton areas every 15 minutes with a rate of $5 AUD per day. Bike paths are throughout the city and because of the city’s flat terrain, you could rent a bicycle and get around quite easily.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Melbourne

Things to do and places of interest in Melbourne

Melbourne is home to multiple districts, each with their own key features.

City Centre (Docklands)

Known as the Central Business District, here you will find restaurants, pubs, clubs, and tons of public transportation. City Centre is the reason Melbourne was voted the world’s most liveable city. Here you will also find the Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Star Wheel.

Southbank

Here you will find a theatre complex, fine dining restaurants, cafes, the Crown Casino, and an entertainment complex. There are river trips that depart from Southbank daily too.

St. Kilda

If you want to enjoy the beach life on your trip, St. Kilda has sunny beaches, restaurants, bars, and plenty of nightlife activities. While you are here, stop in to see the Shrine of Remembrance.

South Melbourne

Here you find the old ports of Melbourne, including the historic Clarendon Street and centre.

Inner North

Known as the University district, Inner North is home to Lygon street, Italian culture, and fine Italian cuisine. Step into one of the many Italian eateries and cafes for some truly delicious treats.

Inner East

Known as the Bohemian quarter, you will find trendy little shops and boutiques, exquisite dining, luxury stores, and some of the most exotic cuisine options, including Vietnamese, Thai, Middle-Eastern, and more. The pubs here are full of character and you are sure to have a good time.

Stonnington

This is an upper-class neighbourhood with fine dining eateries and plenty of options for shopping. It is also a good place to stop in and grab a few bargains on leading fashion labels. This is also the place where you can book a day wine tour and go around tasting Australia’s finest wines.

Tips and tricks for visiting Melbourne

Purchase a Myki

Myki is the ticket for travelling on the city public transportation system in Melbourne. You can purchase one online through the PTV website or at a premium train station. You should spot the Myki sign at retailers offering the passes or you can call 1800 800 007 from a landline in Melbourne.

See a Food Truck? Try Some Local Food!

Food trucks in Melbourne have become popular restaurant establishments with some of the finest foods served with a flourish.

Drive along the East Coast

Take a road trip with your rental car along Australia’s East Coast to see the mountains, sea, and other scenic views.