Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport

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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne are usually found in August or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

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 2022: compare Sydney to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

SYD - MEL

Price

$61 - $172

MEL

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

MEL

Rainfall

30 - 60 mm

Popular inOctoberHigh demand for flights, 32% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 48% potential price drop
Average price$87Average for round-trip flights in August 2022
Round-trip from$87From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

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 57 days early can save you up to 43% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 57 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for as little as $168 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 $202 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 August. Prices to Melbourne Airport from Sydney average $166. You can even find prices in August for less than $166, as users have found deals to Melbourne Airport from as low as $64. The month of October 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 47%.

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 August, September 2022

The best prices found for SYD to MEL flights in August, September
30 Aug. - 27 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
$118

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

1 Sep. - 6 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
$120

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

30 Aug. - 27 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$124

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Sydney to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Sydney found for this year
30 Aug. - 27 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
$118

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

1 Sep. - 6 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
$120

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

30 Aug. - 27 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$124

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Sydney to Melbourne

1 Sep. - 8 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$158

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

7 Nov. - 9 Nov.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$178

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Sydney to Melbourne

30 Aug. - 27 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
$118

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

30 Aug. - 27 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$124

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

24 Aug. - 4 Sep.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$128

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Direct flights to Melbourne from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Melbourne direct flight deals
30 Aug. - 27 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
$118

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

1 Sep. - 6 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
$120

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

30 Aug. - 27 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$124

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Sydney, departing today and this week
17 Aug. - 8 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$128

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

16 Aug. - 16 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
$130

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

17 Aug. - 8 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$131

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/10/22

One-way flights to Melbourne from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Melbourne
19 Sep.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
$58

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/9/22

1 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$60

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

18 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
$61

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/11/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to Melbourne flights.

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 222 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, Virgin Australia, and Tigerair 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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $118, but on average you can expect to pay $137.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport is less than $137.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 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?

18 flight departures from Sydney to Melbourne Airport per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 11% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 11% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 11% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 67% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

For as low as $118, Jetstar can have you in Melbourne Airport from Sydney in 1h 35m. Sydney and Melbourne Airport are separated by a distance of 708 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to Melbourne Airport round-trip?

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Melbourne Airport, with prices starting at $118. Another option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $158 return. Users have found that Jetstar is 28% 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 $58. Users have also found prices from $71 and $75 on Virgin Australia and Rex, 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: Rex (91%), British Airways (64%), China Southern( 61%).

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $58. While the most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Melbourne) can be booked for $81 on average our data indicates $268 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.

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetstarCheapest$67Average$125FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$119Average$190FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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RexCheapest$126Average$233FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$132Average$215FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$191Average$304FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney to Melbourne
11%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
43%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
32%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
14%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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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
Sunday203daily flights
Monday249daily flights
Tuesday229daily flights
Wednesday219daily flights
Thursday264daily flights
Friday260daily flights
Saturday132daily flights