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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD)

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
$143 - $265
SYD
Temperature
0 - 24 °C
SYD
Precipitation
84 - 160 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

$143

From Melbourne to Sydney

One-way from

$98

One-way flight from Melbourne to Sydney

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 Melbourne to Sydney?

Users have found that flying from Melbourne to Sydney on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

To save up to 29% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 33 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne to Sydney from $186 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $233 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Sydney from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $188 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $106. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne 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 August, September 2021

The best prices found for MEL to SYD flights in August, September
25 Aug - 1 Sep
$93pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$103pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 Aug - 1 Sep
$127pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Sydney 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Melbourne found for this year
21 Sep - 28 Sep
$79pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
9 Sep - 10 Sep
$90pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 Aug - 1 Sep
$93pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Sydney from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Sydney direct flight deals
21 Sep - 28 Sep
$79pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
9 Sep - 10 Sep
$90pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 Aug - 1 Sep
$93pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney from Melbourne, departing today and this week
9 Aug - 12 Aug
$196pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
11 Aug - 18 Aug
$207pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
9 Aug - 12 Aug
$210pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Sydney from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Sydney
04:30 - 08:00
Rex
1 stop
27h 30m
MEL - SYD
Rex
$99
mytrip.com
10:15 - 07:40
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
21h 25m
MEL - SYD
Multiple Airlines
$115
Gotogate
09:10 - 10:40
Jetstar
Direct
1h 30m
MEL - SYD
Jetstar
$175
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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Sydney

What airports do I use to fly from Melbourne to Sydney?

To fly from Melbourne to Sydney, you need to book a flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Kingsford Smith (SYD). Nonstop flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Melbourne take 1h 25m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 2 outbound flights from Melbourne to Kingsford Smith offered by 5 different airlines.

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 to Sydney for under $136 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $136. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $79, but on average you can expect to pay $155.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $136 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 15 direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney under $136. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Sydney is less than $188.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Sydney for under $272?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Sydney within the next 7 days for less than $272.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Sydney?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 to Sydney on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 6 flights from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 33% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 67% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Sydney?

The rainfall in Melbourne is generally more than the rainfall in Sydney. This will continue over the next 15 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Sydney?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 27 °Cs in January, on average. The temperature in Sydney is generally hotter than in Melbourne. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Sydney?

Virgin Australia and Jetstar can get you from Melbourne to Sydney in just under 1h 25m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance between Melbourne and Sydney is about 708 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

Flying on Virgin Australia is currently your cheapest option to Sydney, with prices starting at $79. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Jetstar and Rex, with the lowest prices starting at $93 and $200, respectively. Virgin Australia is currently priced 57% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $26 on Jetstar. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Virgin Australia from $39 and Rex from $50 one-way.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Sydney

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

Destination information for Sydney

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Sydney.
Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for August in Sydney
24.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Sydney
94.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Sydney

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$78 $130 No cancel fee 74%
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Tigerair Australia
$92 $141 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
$128 $212 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$135 $278 No cancel fee 74%
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Rex
$433 $512 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 Melbourne to Sydney

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Sydney.
Morning 6 AM to midday 46% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 33% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 18% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 3% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Sydney
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Sydney.
Sunday
7 daily flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
7 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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