Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne

SYD — MEL
24 May — 31 May1
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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne are usually found in February or March, booked 37 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Sydney to Melbourne

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to ME1 flight in 2022: compare Sydney to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

SYD - MEL

Price

$111 - $191

MEL

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

MEL

Rainfall

30 - 60 mm

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop
Round-trip from$159From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne
One-way from$33One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Melbourne?

Users have found that flying from Sydney to Melbourne 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?

Users have found that booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne 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 for as little as $207 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 $241 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Melbourne from Sydney average $202. You can even find prices in February for less than $202, as users have found deals to Melbourne from as low as $111. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Melbourne from Sydney. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 34%.

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 21% on flights from Sydney to Melbourne by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SYD to Melbourne flights in May, June
18 Jun. - 20 Jun.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Melbourne

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$66

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

7 Jun. - 21 Jun.
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Melbourne Avalon

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1h 35m
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1h 20m
$77

Jetstar

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Deal found 17/5/22

25 May - 8 Jun.
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1h 30m
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1h 25m
$79

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

Sydney to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Sydney found for this year
18 Jun. - 20 Jun.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Melbourne

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1h 35m
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Melbourne

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1h 25m
$66

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Deal found 16/5/22

2 Nov. - 9 Nov.
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Melbourne Avalon

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1h 35m
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1h 20m
$74

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

26 Jul. - 9 Aug.
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Melbourne Avalon

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1h 30m
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Melbourne Avalon

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1h 20m
$76

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Deal found 17/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Sydney to Melbourne

2 Nov. - 9 Nov.
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Melbourne Avalon

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1h 35m
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1h 20m
$74

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Deal found 18/5/22

26 Jul. - 9 Aug.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
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Melbourne Avalon

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1h 20m
$76

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Deal found 17/5/22

2 Nov. - 9 Nov.
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Melbourne Avalon

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1h 30m
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Melbourne Avalon

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1h 20m
$77

Jetstar

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Deal found 19/5/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Sydney to Melbourne

26 May - 29 May
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
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Melbourne

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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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1h 25m
$156

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 19/5/22

24 May - 26 May
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Melbourne

1 stop

5h 00m
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Melbourne

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1h 25m
$187

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 19/5/22

26 May - 27 May
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Melbourne

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1h 35m
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Melbourne

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Nonstop

1h 25m
$197

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 17/5/22

Direct flights to Melbourne from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Melbourne direct flight deals
18 Jun. - 20 Jun.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Melbourne

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1h 35m
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Melbourne

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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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1h 25m
$66

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

2 Nov. - 9 Nov.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
$74

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

26 Jul. - 9 Aug.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
$76

Jetstar

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Deal found 17/5/22

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Sydney, departing today and this week
25 May - 8 Jun.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
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Melbourne Avalon

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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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1h 25m
$79

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

24 May - 31 May
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
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Melbourne Avalon

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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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1h 25m
$81

Jetstar

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Deal found 16/5/22

25 May - 1 Jun.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$86

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

One-way flights to Melbourne from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Melbourne
5 Oct.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$33

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

28 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$34

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/5/22

16 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$37

Jetstar

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Deal found 16/5/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airports serve Sydney to Melbourne flights?

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne on a quick flight originating at Sydney International Airport and landing at Avalon Airport or Melbourne Airport in Tullamarine. Regardless of which airport you fly into, your flight time will only be about an hour and a half. Of the two different airports serving Melbourne, the one in Tullamarine is larger and busier. Avalon Airport is situated in the City of Greater Geelong, which isn’t within the Melbourne metro area. There are actually four airports in the city and this one is the second busiest.The other two airports are Essendon Airport in the northwestern part of Melbourne, and Moorabbin Airport in the southern suburban area of the city. Both of these offer very limited passenger flight options. Essendon Airport does more for supporting cargo traffic.

Which airlines fly directly from Sydney to Melbourne?

You will find direct flights between these two cities on Jetstar. This airline flies into Avalon Airport. You can also fly Jetstar into Melbourne Airport on a non-stop route. Virgin Australia flies into Melbourne Airport as well. You can fly on Qantas Airways and land at Avalon Airport. You’ll find many departure time options between the various airlines flying this route.

What are the stopover options between Sydney to Melbourne?

If you book a flight that has a stopover somewhere, it will be in Adelaide on Virgin Australia, or in Hobart. This can double, and sometimes triple your travel time. You may also have to stop in Canberra or Brisbane on Virgin Australia. There are more options for direct flights on this route than those with stopovers.

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

You do not need a passport or visa to fly this route. This flight is domestic. You will have to present a valid form of identification when you get to the Sydney Airport, but it is not required that you show a passport.

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

Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Sydney to Melbourne. You should not have trouble finding flights to Melbourne from Kingsford Smith; the airport handles an average of 225 outbound flights to Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 5 airlines have flights from the Sydney airport to Melbourne. It is only a 7.5 km journey to Kingsford Smith (SYD) from Sydney’s city centre.

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 for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Melbourne for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $66, but on average you can expect to pay $86.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne under $100. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Melbourne is less than $86.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Melbourne for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Melbourne?

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

How popular is this Sydney to Melbourne 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?

On average, you can expect to see 39 flights from Sydney to Melbourne a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 5% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 38% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 5% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 51% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sydney to Melbourne?

There are many flights that can get you from Sydney to Melbourne in 1h 35m. Fly via Jetstar to get the fastest option. The distance between Sydney and Melbourne is about 708 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Sydney to Melbourne round-trip?

According to our current data, Jetstar ($74), offers the cheapest pricing from Sydney to Melbourne. Jetstar is currently priced 63% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

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

What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to Melbourne?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Sydney to Melbourne on time: China Southern (76%), Delta (75%), British Airways (73%).

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $44. While the most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Melbourne) can be booked for $76 on average our data indicates $282 when flying from Sydney to Melbourne.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Melbourne

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Sydney to Mildurafrom $471 pp

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$56Average$121FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$76Average$160FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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RexCheapest$80Average$183FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$133Average$218FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$188Average$306FlexibilityNo 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
5%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
48%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
36%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
11%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
Sunday158daily flights
Monday230daily flights
Tuesday235daily flights
Wednesday267daily flights
Thursday288daily flights
Friday270daily flights
Saturday133daily flights