Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney

MEL — SYD
30 May — 6 Jun1
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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 ME1 to SYD flight in 2022: 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

Rainfall

50 - 130 mm

Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop
Round-trip from$148From Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith
One-way from$34One-way flight from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne 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 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 to Sydney within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $193.

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

Flights from Melbourne to Sydney lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to Sydney in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $110.

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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to SYD flights in May, June
31 May - 23 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$79

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

22 Jun. - 29 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$82

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

30 Jun. - 6 Jul.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$85

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/5/22

Melbourne to Sydney 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Melbourne found for this year
12 Jul. - 20 Sep.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$75

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

31 May - 23 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$79

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

22 Jun. - 29 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$82

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to Sydney

12 Jul. - 20 Sep.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$75

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

31 May - 23 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

22 Jun. - 29 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$82

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/5/22

Cheap Rex flights from Melbourne to Sydney

14 Jun. - 14 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$178

Rex

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Deal found 22/5/22

2 Jun. - 9 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 45m
$190

Rex

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Deal found 23/5/22

3 Jun. - 5 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 30m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$199

Rex

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Deal found 24/5/22

Direct flights to Sydney from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Sydney direct flight deals
12 Jul. - 20 Sep.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$75

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

22 Jun. - 29 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$82

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/5/22

13 Jul. - 20 Jul.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$83

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/5/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney from Melbourne, departing today and this week
31 May - 23 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

31 May - 23 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$87

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/5/22

2 Jun. - 6 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$89

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/5/22

One-way flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Sydney
5 Oct.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$34

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

21 Jul.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$38

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

1 Jun.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$41

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

Related info for your journey

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

What are the best ways to get to the airports in Melbourne and Sydney?

Most flights to Sydney from Melbourne are served by Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL), which is the second busiest airport in Australia. The airport is located a short distance northwest of Melbourne’s central business district and public bus as well as express bus services link the city to the airport. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport has four terminals, and inside all four of them you can find shopping and dining options located both landside and airside, including 24 hour options. Avalon Airport (AVV) is a secondary airport located between Geelong and Melbourne, handling mainly domestic flights, including a route to Sydney. Shuttle bus services can get you to the airport from the Melbourne central business district, Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast. The airport has a single small terminal and a limited selection of shops and eateries. The airport you will be landing in is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), located very near to the Sydney central business district. Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is the busiest airport in Australia, and it is divided across three terminals, namely, Terminal 1 for international flights, and Terminals 2 and 3 for domestic flights. There are shopping and dining options after security, and other amenities such as free showers, a charging station for mobile devices and a children’s play area. The Airport Link underground train links the airport’s three terminals, along with connecting the airport to the central business district and the southwestern Sydney suburbs.

Which airlines fly directly from Melbourne to Sydney?

As it is a brief, roughly one and a half hour flight, almost all airlines will fly directly from Melbourne to Sydney. This includes Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia.

What are the options for stopping over between Melbourne to Sydney?

As Melbourne to Sydney is a short domestic flight, not flying direct is seldom beneficial. While there are flights that stopover at other areas of Australia like the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast, not only do they increase the length of the journey by four to over six hours but they are also usually more expensive than a direct flight.

Will I require a visa or passport to fly from Melbourne to Sydney?

Since Melbourne to Sydney is a domestic flight inside Australia, you will not need a visa to board the plane. You likely will not require a passport either, but a valid form of photographic identification which includes your full name will be required. Accepted forms of identification include: a passport, an Australian driving licence, a student ID, or a social security card. For infants, non-photographic identification (for example, an original or certified copy of a birth certificate) will be accepted if the accompanying adult presents photographic identification.

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

Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Melbourne to Sydney. You should not have trouble finding flights to Kingsford Smith from Melbourne; the airport handles an average of 223 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 5 airlines have flights to the Sydney airport from Melbourne. It is only a 7.5 km journey from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Sydney’s city centre.

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 $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $75, but on average you can expect to pay $95.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney under $100. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Sydney is less than $95.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Sydney for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Sydney within the next 7 days for less than $100.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Sydney?

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

How popular is this Melbourne to Sydney 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 23 flights from Melbourne to Sydney a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 9% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 17% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 52% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 22% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Melbourne to Sydney?

For as low as $75, Jetstar can have you in Sydney from Melbourne in 1h 25m. The distance from Melbourne to Sydney is about 708 km. All flights are typically direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne to Sydney round-trip?

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Sydney, with prices starting at $75. This flight start at 61% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

Before booking your flight from Melbourne 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 to Sydney?

Before booking your flight to Sydney from Melbourne, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Delta (88%), LATAM Airlines (72%), China Airlines( 71%).

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Sydney?

On average you can expect to pay $269 for a flight from Melbourne to Sydney. The cheapest flight overall is $42 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Sydney Kingsford Smith) is currently priced at $75.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Melbourne to Sydney?

There are a few airlines covering the routes to Sydney from Melbourne that are implementing more eco-friendly practices. For instance, both Jetstar Airlines and Virgin Australia offer flights that emit less carbon dioxide than other airlines because of the type of aircraft used by these airlines. Some aircraft promote more sustainable travel because their engines are designed to be more fuel-efficient, thereby emitting less greenhouse gas. Qantas is another environmentally friendly Australian airline operating flights to Sydney from Melbourne. Not only do they offer direct flights on this route, but the Qantas Group has invested in improving their fuel efficiency, achieving carbon neutral growth starting in the year 2020, and cutting net emissions by the year 2050.

How can I fly more sustainably from Melbourne to Sydney?

There are a few ways each traveler on flights to Sydney to Melbourne can help reduce their individual carbon footprint. Deciding to fly on direct flights helps reduce the extra take-offs and landings that airplanes require on flights with layovers. Less demand on these indirect flights leads to fewer airplanes emitting carbon dioxide. Another sustainable travel tip is to make sure to avoid packing extra weight in your luggage and, if possible, avoid checking bags, since extra weight makes the airplane burn more fuel on flights from Melbourne to Sydney. Try carrying a reusable water bottle with you on your flight, as opposed to consuming the plastic bottles onboard that increase the airline’s plastic waste.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Sydney

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Mildura to Sydneyfrom $606 pp

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
JetstarCheapest$54Average$118FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$76Average$158FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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RexCheapest$80Average$153FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$119Average$322FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$130Average$190FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Sydney
14%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
39%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
36%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
11%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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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
Sunday129daily flights
Monday283daily flights
Tuesday253daily flights
Wednesday254daily flights
Thursday254daily flights
Friday256daily flights
Saturday133daily flights