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If you are looking to fly from Sydney to Melbourne, you are most likely going to fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to Melbourne Airport, the most popular airports on that route. When booking your trip to Melbourne, it is helpful to have an alternative airport to fly out of. The nearest airport to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is Newcastle Williamtown Airport which is located in Newcastle. If you are looking for an alternate airport to fly into near Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Avalon Airport is a great option and is located in Melbourne. The least expensive flight option from Sydney to Melbourne will typically be SYD — MEL during the month of December with an average price of $105 RT.
|Jetstar||PriceFrom $107||Free cancellation||Rating|
|Rex||PriceFrom $134||Free cancellation||Rating|
|Virgin Australia||PriceFrom $167||Free cancellation||Rating|
|Qantas Airways||PriceFrom $201||Free cancellation||Rating|
A flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne will travel around 711.8 km. Flights usually cover this in 1h 30m, depending on flying conditions and air traffic around both airports.
Prices for flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to Melbourne refresh daily.
The number of operators available for flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to Melbourne is 4 as of December 2023.
The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and stopovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to Melbourne.
The travel and health documents required for your trip to Melbourne can vary based on your itinerary and personal situation. As a rule, consider having multiple documents such as a national ID card or driver’s licence, and a passport valid for six-months after you plan to arrive at Melbourne. We always recommend checking with your airline or a trusted third party such as IATA to get advice.
The main airport in Sydney is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. It is a hub for the following airlines: Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar. It’s the busiest airport in Australia and serves 90 domestic and international destinations. The primary airport at Melbourne is Tullamarine Airport – the second busiest airport in Australia. It handles most domestic destinations in the continent. Another airport at Melbourne also serves this route – Avalon Airport, but it doesn’t offer flights as frequently as Tullamarine Airport. Those three airports serve the route from Sydney to Melbourne and offer several flights every day, with an average of 37 flights per day between the two cities.
Fortunately, due to the short distance to Melbourne from Sydney, there are many direct flights offered every single day. Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport flies directly to Avalon Airport with Jetstar. The airport at Sydney also flies directly to Tullamarine Airport with Virgin Australia and Regional Express. All those flights take around one hour and 35 minutes. Due to the short distance between both cities, non-direct flights in this route are not possible.
If you are looking to book a flight to Melbourne from Sydney, but have some time on your hands and want to explore something different, there’s a few options here for you to explore. You can take a re-route through Gold Coast Airport, located south of Brisbane. While you’re there, you can easily explore the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – it’s most popular tourist destination. Another stopover option is going through Adelaide. While spending time there, you can visit renowned art museums, see expansive collections of Indigenous art and natural history.
You do need a passport to board a domestic flight in Australia. Make sure your documents are all valid, have at least three months validity on them and keep some scans of them on you just in case of emergencies. Thursday is the busiest day to fly between the two cities, so keep that in mind in case you are wanting to book a more quiet and less popular flight. You would only need to present your visa if you are an international traveller flying around Australia. You can get to Sydney Airport by taxi, shuttle, bus or train, and it takes just a few minutes to get into the airport. Arriving at Melbourne is also pretty straightforward as both airports are served by extensive public transport in and out of the city.
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