Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
From Melbourne to Sydney
One-way flight from Melbourne to Sydney
Cheapest prices for Sydney flights by month
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Sydney is June. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.
When is the best time to fly to Sydney?
MEL - SYD
$173 - $288
0 - 24 °C
84 - 160 mm
Summer (December to February) is the most popular time to book flights to Sydney as the city is buzzing at this time of year. New Year’s Eve, the Sydney Festival, Australia Day and the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras are just some of the events that entice visitors to this vibrant city during January and February. Book your cheap flights to Sydney well in advance if you’re planning to visit during this period.
Once festival season is over things quieten down in autumn (March to May) and with lots of cheap flights to Sydney available at this time you can enjoy the cooler weather conditions for sightseeing. Temperatures are still mild and pleasant in winter (June to August). September can be rainy but is the one of the cheapest times to visit so check spring flight sales.
When is the best time to book a flight to Sydney?
For the greatest savings, book your flight tickets well in advance at any time of year. If you plan to travel during mid April to late June you can often grab some great cheap flight deals. Flexibility around the day you travel can also work to your advantage, with midweek departures on a Tuesday or Wednesday being less expensive. Peak periods to note are Friday afternoons, Sunday mornings and Monday mornings; school holidays and the lead up Christmas are also times when there are fewer cheap flights to Sydney. Although it can be a lottery depending on wind conditions and approach path, try for a seat on the left side of the plane if you want to catch views of the bridge and Sydney skyline.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Sydney?
At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Sydney. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Sydney?
Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Sydney. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.
To see flight times to Sydney from other Australian cities, select a departure point from the options below.
Which airlines operate flights to Sydney?
There are four main airlines operating direct flights to Sydney; Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways. Depending on your departure point, for the cheapest flights consider Tiger Airways, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. These airlines operate in conjunction with each other so, an outbound flight may be with Tiger Airways and a return flight with Jetstar..
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
Domestic flights to Sydney will land at Kingsford Smith Airport Terminal 2 or Terminal 3 (if flying Qantas). For onward international flights there are several options for transferring to Terminal 1 including: shuttle bus service, train and taxi. Some airlines also offer transfer services. The fastest and most convenient way to reach the city from the Domestic Terminals is to catch the Airport Rail Link which runs every 10 minutes from the Domestic Airport Station; journey time is around 15 minutes. Suburban connections to other parts of Sydney branch off from Central Station. Alternatively taxis and public buses are located outside the arrivals hall, and you can also pre-book a shuttle bus.