Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney

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The best prices from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in February or March, booked 41 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Sydney

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to SYD flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.

MEL - SYD

Price

$105 - $195

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Precipitation

50 - 130 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$140

From Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way from

$105

One-way flight from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 30% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

Find a great deal and save up to 29% by booking at least 33 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Melbourne Airport to Sydney within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $183.

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

Flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne Airport to Sydney in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $104.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Sydney (MEL - SYD)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne Airport to Sydney in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 8% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MEL to SYD flights in October, November
5 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$119

Jetstar

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Deal found 19-10-21

5 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$120

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20-10-21

17 Nov. - 24 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$123

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19-10-21

Melbourne to Sydney 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Melbourne found for this year
5 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$119

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19-10-21

5 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$120

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20-10-21

17 Nov. - 24 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$123

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19-10-21

Direct flights to Sydney from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Sydney direct flight deals
19 Mar. - 29 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 40m
$117

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21-10-21

5 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$119

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19-10-21

5 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$120

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20-10-21

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney from Melbourne, departing today and this week
31 Oct. - 17 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$178

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21-10-21

27 Oct. - 7 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$179

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 19-10-21

30 Oct. - 6 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$190

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21-10-21

One-way flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Sydney
20 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$56

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21-10-21

20 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
$57

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20-10-21

5 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$59

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19-10-21

Related info for your journey

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

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

Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD), located 7.5 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Sydney. 5 airlines have flights to Kingsford Smith from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 6 inbound flights from Melbourne per day.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Melbourne Airport to Sydney for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $117, but on average you can expect to pay $131.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney is less than $129.

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

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

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Sydney flight route?

The Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith flight path was viewed by 63,019 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

On average, you can expect to see 9 flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 22% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 78% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

Jetstar and Virgin Australia can get you from Melbourne Airport to Sydney in just under 1h 25m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. There are 708 km between Melbourne Airport and Sydney. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to Sydney return?

Our cheapest airline available from Melbourne Airport to Sydney is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $117 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $149. Jetstar is currently priced 36% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$56 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 $72 and $97, respectively.

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

Before booking your flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Tigerair Australia.

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

Consider Delta (100%), ANA (100%) or Etihad Airways (95%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Melbourne Airport to Sydney.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney? While on average our users pay $617, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $58. The most popular route (Melbourne - Sydney Kingsford Smith), is priced around $61.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Sydney

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Sydney

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Sydney choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$104
Average$173
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
Cheapest$123
Average$188
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$170
Average$283
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$180
Average$370
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Rex
Cheapest$578
Average$684
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time86%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Sydney
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
61%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
38%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Sydney
Sunday2daily flights
Monday10daily flights
Tuesday9daily flights
Wednesday10daily flights
Thursday9daily flights
Friday5daily flights
Saturday3daily flights