Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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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 2021: compare Sydney to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
SYD - ME1
Price
$111 - $191
ME1
Temperature
8 - 20 °C
ME1
Precipitation
30 - 60 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

$151

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

One-way from

$76

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Melbourne (SYD - ME1)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Sydney to Melbourne is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 21% on airfare.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from Sydney. Users have commonly found prices around $193 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $106. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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 $197 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 $230 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD to MEL flights in October, November
12 Nov - 14 Nov
$63pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Nov - 28 Nov
$64pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Nov - 20 Nov
$67pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Sydney found for this year
12 Nov - 14 Nov
$63pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Nov - 28 Nov
$64pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Nov - 20 Nov
$67pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Melbourne from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Melbourne direct flight deals
12 Nov - 14 Nov
$63pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Nov - 28 Nov
$64pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Nov - 20 Nov
$67pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Sydney, departing today and this week
24 Oct - 19 Nov
$194pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24 Oct - 19 Nov
$208pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Oct - 25 Oct
$211pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Melbourne from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Melbourne
10:30 - 12:05
Rex
Direct
1h 35m
SYD - MEL
Rex
$76
Gotogate
02:20 - 09:15
Jetstar
1 stop
6h 55m
SYD - MEL
Jetstar
$105
mytrip.com
12:00 - 13:35
Virgin Australia
Direct
1h 35m
SYD - MEL
Virgin Australia
$114
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Melbourne

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 6 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 Jetstar for just $63, but on average you can expect to pay $88.

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 $88.

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.

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.

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

According to our current data, Jetstar ($63), offers the cheapest pricing from Sydney to Melbourne. Jetstar is currently priced 67% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $30 on Jetstar. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Rex from $58 and Virgin Australia from $63 one-way.

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: Delta (100%), ANA (100%), British Airways (100%).

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $60. While the most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Melbourne) can be booked for $67 on average our data indicates $478 when flying from Sydney to Melbourne

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.

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Melbourne.
Flight duration from SYD to Melbourne
1h 29m
Average temperature for October in Melbourne
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Melbourne
84.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$100 $187 No cancel fee 74%
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Tigerair Australia
$126 $207 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
$183 $285 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$186 $496 No cancel fee 74%
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Rex
$587 $716 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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney towards Melbourne.
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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.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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