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Flight information for Sydney to Melbourne

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Sydney to Melbourne
Best price found$25The best one-way flight to Melbourne from Sydney in the past 72 hours is $25. The best return flight deal from Sydney to Melbourne found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $68.
Fastest flight time1h 30mThe fastest flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 1h 30m
Direct flightsMon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat and SunDirect flights go from Sydney to Melbourne on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: Jetstar and Qantas Airways.
Airports in Melbourne3 airportsThere are 3 airports near Melbourne: Melbourne Avalon (AVV), Melbourne (MEL), Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Sydney to Melbourne

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Melbourne?

February

The cheapest time of year to fly to Melbourne from Sydney is February. The most expensive is June.

What is the cheapest day to depart Sydney for Melbourne?

Tuesday

The cheapest day of the week is usually Tuesday. The most expensive is usually Friday.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Melbourne?

in the evening

Sydney to Melbourne flights are approximately 20% more expensive at midday than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Melbourne from Sydney?

Jetstar

Jetstar, Qantas Airways, and Rex are the most popular carriers operating from Sydney to Melbourne

What is the cheapest Sydney to Melbourne flight route?

Sydney Kingsford Smith - Melbourne Avalon

Fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne Avalon for the best Sydney - Melbourne flight prices

How far in advance should you book Sydney to Melbourne flights?

32 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Sydney to Melbourne is approximately 32 days to departure


Easily compare return flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Sydney to Melbourne by changing tabs
Jetstar
5 May
SYD04:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
AVV05:50Melbourne Avalon
12 May
AVV02:00Melbourne Avalon
1h 25m
SYD03:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
6 May
SYD03:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
AVV04:35Melbourne Avalon
13 May
AVV05:10Melbourne Avalon
1h 20m
SYD06:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
26 Feb.
SYD02:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL03:35Melbourne
5 Mar.
MEL10:00Melbourne
1h 25m
SYD11:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
11 Mar.
SYD15:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL16:50Melbourne
14 Mar.
MEL06:40Melbourne
1h 25m
SYD08:05Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
1 Mar.
SYD02:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL03:35Melbourne
21 Dec.
MEL12:00Melbourne
1h 30m
SYD13:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
27 May
SYD03:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
AVV04:35Melbourne Avalon
29 May
AVV02:00Melbourne Avalon
1h 25m
SYD03:25Sydney Kingsford Smith

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Melbourne

If you're looking for one-way flights from Sydney to Melbourne, view some of our deals below provided by Jetstar and Rex
Jetstar
11 May
SYD04:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
AVV05:50Melbourne Avalon
Rex
15 Feb.
SYD07:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
7h 05m
1 stop
MEL14:15Melbourne
Jetstar
22 Jun.
SYD17:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 30m
AVV19:10Melbourne Avalon

Search last-minute flights to Melbourne from Sydney

Find and compare return flight prices for your last-minute flight from Sydney to Melbourne
Jetstar
1 Feb.
SYD03:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 30m
AVV04:40Melbourne Avalon
15 Feb.
AVV01:00Melbourne Avalon
1h 25m
SYD02:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
4 Feb.
SYD11:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL13:05Melbourne
7 Feb.
MEL13:00Melbourne
1h 25m
SYD14:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
4 Feb.
SYD11:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL13:05Melbourne
6 Feb.
MEL02:15Melbourne
1h 30m
SYD03:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
3 Feb.
SYD07:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
7h 05m
1 stop
MEL14:15Melbourne
7 Feb.
MEL12:00Melbourne
1h 30m
SYD13:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
1 Feb.
SYD03:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 30m
AVV04:40Melbourne Avalon
8 Feb.
AVV01:00Melbourne Avalon
1h 25m
SYD02:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
1 Feb.
SYD03:10Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 30m
AVV04:40Melbourne Avalon
8 Feb.
AVV01:00Melbourne Avalon
1h 25m
SYD02:25Sydney Kingsford Smith

Best airlines flying from Sydney to Melbourne

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Sydney to Melbourne with momondo
AirlineRatingFree cancellationPrice
Jetstar
PriceFrom $103
Free cancellation
Rating
6.0
Tigerair Australia
PriceFrom $130
Free cancellation
Rating
10.0
Virgin Australia
PriceFrom $188
Free cancellation
Rating
8.5
Qantas Airways
PriceFrom $191
Free cancellation
Rating
7.4
Rex
PriceFrom $604
Free cancellation
Rating
0.0

Virgin Australia flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Our best Virgin Australia deals on Sydney to Melbourne flight tickets
Virgin Australia
26 Feb.
SYD02:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL03:35Melbourne
5 Mar.
MEL10:00Melbourne
1h 25m
SYD11:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
11 Feb.
SYD15:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL16:35Melbourne
18 Feb.
MEL12:00Melbourne
1h 25m
SYD13:25Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
19 Feb.
SYD09:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL10:35Melbourne
21 Feb.
MEL02:15Melbourne
1h 25m
SYD03:40Sydney Kingsford Smith

Rex flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Our best Rex deals on Sydney to Melbourne flight tickets
Rex
1 Mar.
SYD02:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 35m
MEL03:35Melbourne
21 Dec.
MEL12:00Melbourne
1h 30m
SYD13:30Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
11 Feb.
SYD02:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
12h 00m
1 stop
MEL14:15Melbourne
24 Feb.
MEL03:30Melbourne
7h 30m
1 stop
SYD11:00Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
11 Feb.
SYD02:15Sydney Kingsford Smith
12h 00m
1 stop
MEL14:15Melbourne
28 Feb.
MEL03:30Melbourne
12h 10m
1 stop
SYD15:40Sydney Kingsford Smith

  • Are airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travellers: Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin Australia.

  • How far is Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne by plane?

    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.


What are the airports for flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

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.

Do any airlines fly direct from Sydney to Melbourne?

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.

What are good stopover options on the way from Sydney to Melbourne?

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.


Do you need a visa or a passport to fly from Sydney to Melbourne?

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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