Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
From Sydney to Melbourne
One-way flight from Sydney to Melbourne
Cheapest prices for Melbourne flights by month
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Melbourne is January. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.
When is the best time to fly to Melbourne?
SYD - MEL
$195 - $299
22 - 32 °C
26 - 170 mm
Victoria’s lively capital always has something going on, so there’s no bad time to look for cheap flights to Melbourne. Christmas/New Years, school holidays, sporting events and festivals are generally peak periods when the city is busier than usual, so be sure to check what’s on in the city when searching for flight tickets to Melbourne. Some of Melbourne’s most popularly attended events include: the Australian Open Tennis (late January), the Australian Formula One Grand Prix (early March), Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival (March) and the Melbourne Cup (early November).
Summers (December to February) are warm in Melbourne but notoriously unpredictable, one day could be 25C, the next could be 40C. Winter (June to August) often means cheap flights to Melbourne can be found but since Melbourne winters are damp and cold, it’s not generally a nice time to visit.
When is the best time to book a flight to Melbourne?
Late summer to late autumn (February to May) is the most popular time for visitors to arrive on cheap flights to Melbourne. This is when the weather is more settled, temps average around 20C and the parks and gardens show off their autumnal colour. Autumn is also when you’ll score the cheapest flights to Melbourne but book at least a couple of months in advance as others will have the same idea.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?
The cheapest flights to Melbourne are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?
Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Melbourne. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.
The cheapest direct flights to Melbourne are mainly operated by Tiger Airways, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia. Due to the popularity of the route and large number of flights, you should easily be able to find a flight to suit your budget.
How to get from the Melbourne airport to the city centre?
Melbourne Airport (MEL) (aka Tullamarine Airport) is located 23 km from the city centre.
Bus services: the best way to reach the city is via the Skybus Super Shuttle, an express bus service which runs from the airport to Southern Cross Station, taking around 20 minutes. From Southern Cross Station you can access the main public transport, local rail and bus services. Tickets cost $18 one way and $30 for a return. Local bus services also run to and from the airport, the public bus stop is near Terminal 1.
Taxi: taxis are available outside all the terminals and there are five on-site rental companies.