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Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to MEL flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
SYD - MEL
Price
$153 - $263
MEL
Temperature
8 - 20 °C
MEL
Precipitation
30 - 60 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

AED 153

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

One-way from

$80

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Users have found that flying from Sydney to Melbourne Airport on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Users have found that booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport at least 33 days early can save you up to 20% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 33 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for as little as $200 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $233 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Melbourne Airport from Sydney average $195. You can even find prices in February for less than $195, as users have found deals to Melbourne Airport from as low as $108. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Melbourne Airport from Sydney. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 34%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (SYD - MEL)?

Unlike at midday, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 21% on flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SYD to MEL flights in September, October
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$114pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$121pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Oct - 23 Oct
$125pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Sydney found for this year
5 Dec - 8 Dec
$41pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9 Nov - 9 Nov
$59pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 Nov - 13 Nov
$62pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Melbourne from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Melbourne direct flight deals
5 Dec - 8 Dec
$41pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9 Nov - 9 Nov
$59pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 Nov - 13 Nov
$62pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Sydney, departing today and this week
27 Sep - 30 Sep
$270pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
28 Sep - 8 Oct
$273pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Sep - 1 Oct
$274pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Melbourne from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Melbourne
09:00 - 10:35
Virgin Australia
Direct
1h 35m
SYD - MEL
Virgin Australia
$80
Virgin Australia
08:00 - 09:35
Qantas Airways
Direct
1h 35m
SYD - MEL
Qantas Airways
12:30 - 14:05
Jetstar
Direct
1h 35m
SYD - MEL
Jetstar
$119
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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Melbourne

What airport do you fly from for flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

For a flight from Sydney to Melbourne, you will be flying from Kingsford Smith. Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is just 7.5 km from the centre of the city. Kingsford Smith is the only Sydney airport and it handles 31 outbound flights to Melbourne per day. 5 airlines have flights to Melbourne from Sydney Kingsford Smith on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin Australia. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $41, but on average you can expect to pay $101.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport under $100. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport is less than $105.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Saturday.

How popular is this Sydney to Melbourne Airport flight route?

This flight path from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne was viewed by 63,591 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Sydney to Melbourne Airport on average per day?

5 flight departures from Sydney to Melbourne Airport per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 20% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 40% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 40% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

For as low as $41, Jetstar can have you in Melbourne Airport from Sydney in 1h 35m. Sydney and Melbourne Airport are separated by a distance of 708 km. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to Melbourne Airport return?

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Melbourne Airport, with prices starting at $41. Another option worth looking into is Rex, starting at $114 return. Users have found that Jetstar is 78% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $21. Users have also found prices from $46 and $73 on Rex and Virgin Australia, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Tigerair Australia are the most popular airlines when flying from Sydney to Melbourne Airport.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Before booking your flight to Melbourne Airport from Sydney, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Delta (100%), ANA (100%), American Airlines( 90%).

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $61. While the most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Melbourne) can be booked for $41 on average our data indicates $485 when flying from Sydney to Melbourne Airport

Alternative routes for Sydney to Melbourne

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Melbourne.
Flight duration from SYD to Melbourne
1h 30m
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
41.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Melbourne choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$106 $191 No cancel fee 74%
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Tigerair Australia
$128 $209 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Australia
$186 $306 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$188 $387 No cancel fee 74%
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Rex
$596 $726 No cancel fee 86%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Rex. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney towards Melbourne.
Morning 6 AM to midday 54% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 28% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 11% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 7% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Sydney to Melbourne
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sydney to Melbourne.
Sunday
19 daily flights
Monday
37 daily flights
Tuesday
37 daily flights
Wednesday
37 daily flights
Thursday
38 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
17 daily flights
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