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The best prices from Melbourne to Sydney are usually found in May or June, booked 52 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

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

MEL - SYD
Price
$156 - $237
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 $156 From Melbourne to Sydney
One-way from $122 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 17% 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 $258 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $298 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 $188 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 in the midday.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney in August, September 2020

The best prices found for MEL to SYD flights in August, September
16 Jul - 23 Jul
$109pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
19 Jul - 21 Jul
$112pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
16 Jul - 18 Jul
$113pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Sydney 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Melbourne found for this year
16 Jul - 23 Jul
$109pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
19 Jul - 21 Jul
$112pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
16 Jul - 18 Jul
$113pp
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
12 Sep - 15 Sep
$114pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
24 Jul - 26 Jul
$118pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
19 Aug - 19 Aug
$120pp
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
24 Jul - 26 Jul
$118pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
24 Jul - 26 Jul
$190pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
24 Jul - 26 Jul
$213pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
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MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Sydney from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Sydney
07:00 - 08:25
Jetstar
Direct
1h 25m
MEL - SYD
Jetstar
$171
FlightNetwork
12:30 - 13:55
Virgin Australia
Direct
1h 25m
MEL - SYD
Virgin Australia
$172
Virgin Australia
05:30 - 06:55
Qantas Airways
Direct
1h 25m
MEL - SYD
Qantas Airways

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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $114, but on average you can expect to pay $142.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Sydney is less than $140.

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

There are currently 12+ open flights from Melbourne to Sydney within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

The cheapest airline for this route is Qantas Airways Limited. When flying this airline from Melbourne to Sydney, you can expect to find 785 flights per day available for this route, on average.

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.

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 30m
Average temperature for August in Sydney
24.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Sydney
94.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Sydney

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 46% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 23% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 16% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 15% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Sydney
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
9 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
17 daily flights
Saturday
12 daily flights
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