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Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)

SYD - MEL
Price
$144 - $248
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Rainfall
26 - 170 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

$144

From Sydney to Melbourne

One-way from

$122

One-way flight from Sydney 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?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 51% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

To save up to 20% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 33 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Sydney to Melbourne from $188 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $220 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Flights from Sydney to Melbourne lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Sydney to Melbourne in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $101.

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

Unlike at midday, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 18% on flights from Sydney to Melbourne by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne in March, April 2021

24 Apr - 24 Apr
$70pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Apr - 25 Apr
$100pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Mar - 15 Mar
$123pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
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Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

5 May - 9 May
$65pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24 Apr - 24 Apr
$70pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Apr - 25 Apr
$100pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Melbourne from Sydney

24 Apr - 29 Apr
$65pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24 Apr - 24 Apr
$70pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Apr - 25 Apr
$100pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
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Last-minute flights from Sydney to Melbourne

18 Mar - 21 Mar
$129pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Mar - 16 Mar
$130pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Mar - 18 Mar
$133pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Melbourne from Sydney

09:30 - 11:05
Rex
Direct
1h 35m
SYD - MEL
Rex
04:10 - 14:50
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
10h 40m
SYD - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$140
FlyFar
03:05 - 10:20
Virgin Australia
1 stop
7h 15m
SYD - MEL
Virgin Australia
$153
StudentUniverse

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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Melbourne

Can I find flights from Sydney to Melbourne for under $130 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Melbourne for under $130. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $65, but on average you can expect to pay $129.

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.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne for under $130 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne under $130. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Melbourne is less than $127.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Melbourne for under $130?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $130.

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Melbourne?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne have been viewed 63,591 times in the past calendar month.

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

Travellers can expect 8 flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 13% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 63% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 13% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 13% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Sydney or Melbourne?

The rainfall in Sydney is generally less than the rainfall in Melbourne. This will continue over the next 15 days.

Is Sydney weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 27 °Cs in January, on average. The temperature in Melbourne is generally colder than in Sydney. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Sydney to Melbourne?

Departing from Sydney to Melbourne will take you 1h 30m. Airlines will cover a distance of 708 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Sydney to Melbourne is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $65 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $150. These flights start at 64% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$59 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Virgin Australia. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Jetstar and Rex, with prices starting from $64 and $84, respectively.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Melbourne

Destination information for Melbourne

Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for March in Melbourne
27.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Melbourne
37.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney to Melbourne

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$77 $138 No cancel fee 74%
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Tigerair Australia
$93 $151 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
$135 $222 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$137 $281 No cancel fee 74%
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Rex
$432 $527 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

Morning 6 AM to midday 54% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 38% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Sydney to Melbourne
Sunday
105 daily flights
Monday
106 daily flights
Tuesday
102 daily flights
Wednesday
92 daily flights
Thursday
110 daily flights
Friday
127 daily flights
Saturday
88 daily flights
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