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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
$165 - $231
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 ₪165 From Sydney to Melbourne
One-way from ₪98 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 $269 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $308 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 $122.

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 September, October 2020

The best prices found for SYD to MEL flights in September, October
22 Sep - 29 Sep
$113pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6 Oct - 13 Oct
$127pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Sep - 20 Sep
$143pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Melbourne 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Sydney found for this year
7 Nov - 17 Nov
$107pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22 Sep - 29 Sep
$113pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Nov - 25 Nov
$116pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Melbourne from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Melbourne direct flight deals
7 Nov - 17 Nov
$107pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22 Sep - 29 Sep
$113pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Nov - 25 Nov
$116pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
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
22 Sep - 29 Sep
$113pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22 Sep - 23 Sep
$170pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
22 Sep - 23 Sep
$199pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Melbourne from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Melbourne
05:15 - 10:10
Jetstar
1 stop
4h 55m
SYD - MEL
Jetstar
$134
CheapFaresNow
14:30 - 16:05
Qantas Airways
Direct
1h 35m
SYD - MEL
Qantas Airways
$148
Tripmonster
05:30 - 07:05
Virgin Australia
Direct
1h 35m
SYD - MEL
Virgin Australia
$152
StudentUniverse

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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 $113, but on average you can expect to pay $153.

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 $144.

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

There are currently 15+ open flights from Sydney to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this flight route?

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

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.

How long does is the flight from Sydney to Melbourne?

Departing from Sydney to Melbourne will take you 1h 30m. 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 $155 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, starting at $225 and $268 round-trip. These flights start at 21% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$72 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $121 and $137, respectively.

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 30m
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
122.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Melbourne

Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Melbourne

Morning 6 AM to midday 86% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 8% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Sydney to Melbourne
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
10 daily flights
Tuesday
13 daily flights
Wednesday
12 daily flights
Thursday
11 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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