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The best prices from Melbourne to Sydney are usually found in May or June, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

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

MEL - SYD
Price
$157 - $238
SYD
Temperature
0 - 24 °C
SYD
Rainfall
84 - 160 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$157

From Melbourne to Sydney

One-way from

$139

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 18% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 37 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 $185 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $216 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Sydney from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $189 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $122. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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 October, November 2020

The best prices found for MEL to SYD flights in October, November
25 Nov - 9 Dec
$164pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
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Jetstar
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MEL
Melbourne
30 Oct - 1 Nov
$169pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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Melbourne
30 Oct - 1 Nov
$178pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
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SYD
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Melbourne

Melbourne to Sydney 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Melbourne found for this year
1 Dec - 1 Dec
$155pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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SYD
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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Melbourne
25 Nov - 9 Dec
$164pp
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Melbourne
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SYD
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Melbourne
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Direct flights to Sydney from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Sydney direct flight deals
1 Dec - 1 Dec
$155pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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Melbourne
25 Nov - 9 Dec
$164pp
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Melbourne
13 Apr - 13 Apr
$172pp
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Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney from Melbourne, departing today and this week
1 Nov - 2 Nov
$294pp
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
1 Nov - 2 Nov
$295pp
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
31 Oct - 22 Nov
$363pp
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One-way flights to Sydney from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Sydney
14:30 - 15:50
Qantas Airways
Direct
1h 20m
MEL - SYD
Qantas Airways
$139
Travel2Be
08:15 - 15:45
Jetstar
1 stop
7h 30m
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Jetstar
$149
Gotogate
11:00 - 12:25
Virgin Australia
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1h 25m
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Virgin Australia
$152
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Sydney

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $280 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $280. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $155, but on average you can expect to pay $195.

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 Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, and Rex. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $280 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney under $280. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Sydney is less than $200.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Sydney for under $420?

There are currently 13+ open flights from Melbourne to Sydney within the next 7 days for less than $420.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Sydney?

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

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) - 17% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 83% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Sydney?

The rainfall in Melbourne is generally same as 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?

Jetstar and Virgin Australia 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 Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Sydney, with prices starting at $156. Another option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $236 return. Jetstar is currently priced 17% 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 $70 on Jetstar. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Virgin Australia from $108 and Qantas Airways from $139 one-way.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Sydney

Destination information for Sydney

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Sydney
Flight duration
1h 29m
Average temperature for October in Sydney
14.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Sydney
147.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Sydney

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 45% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 22% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 17% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 16% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Sydney
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
8 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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