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The best prices from Sydney to Melbourne are usually found in May or June, 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)

SYD - MEL
Price
$121 - $169
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Rainfall
26 - 170 mm
Popular in April High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
Round-trip from $121 From Sydney to Melbourne
One-way from $55 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 14% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 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 $297 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $341 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 April. Prices are generally better when you fly from Sydney to Melbourne in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $128.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne in July, August 2020

The best prices found for SYD to MEL flights in July, August
29 Jul - 5 Aug
$108pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
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22 Jul - 25 Jul
$109pp
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Jetstar
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Melbourne
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30 Jul - 2 Aug
$112pp
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Jetstar
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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Sydney to Melbourne 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Sydney found for this year
19 Sep - 26 Sep
$102pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Aug - 4 Aug
$107pp
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29 Jul - 5 Aug
$108pp
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Direct flights to Melbourne from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Melbourne direct flight deals
19 Sep - 26 Sep
$102pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Aug - 4 Aug
$107pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 Jul - 5 Aug
$108pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Sydney, departing today and this week
23 Jun - 12 Jul
$133pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Jun - 12 Jul
$139pp
SYD
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Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Jun - 29 Jun
$140pp
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Melbourne
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One-way flights to Melbourne from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Melbourne
02:30 - 04:10
Jetstar
Direct
1h 40m
SYD - MEL
Jetstar
04:40 - 06:20
Jetstar
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1h 40m
SYD - MEL
Jetstar
$82
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14:30 - 16:05
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1h 35m
SYD - MEL
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Melbourne

Can I find flights from Sydney to Melbourne for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Melbourne for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $102, but on average you can expect to pay $119.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Melbourne is less than $119.

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

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

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Melbourne?

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

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne have been viewed 63,937 times in the past calendar month.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

Qantas Airways Limited offers the cheapest flights from Sydney to Melbourne. Per day you can find on average 783 flights for this route and airline.

How long does the flight from Sydney to Melbourne take?

When flying direct, expect to fly for about 2 hours. The travel distance is approximately 440 kilometres.

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

Travellers can expect 7 flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 57% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 43% 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 11 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.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Melbourne

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Sydney to Melbourne
Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for July in Melbourne
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Melbourne
112.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Melbourne

Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Melbourne

Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 48% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 39% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 5% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Sydney to Melbourne
Sunday
41 daily flights
Monday
56 daily flights
Tuesday
57 daily flights
Wednesday
55 daily flights
Thursday
56 daily flights
Friday
60 daily flights
Saturday
48 daily flights