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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney

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Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD)

MEL - SYD
Price
$132 - $246
SYD
Temperature
0 - 24 °C
SYD
Rainfall
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

$132

From Melbourne to Sydney

One-way from

$95

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 $173 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 February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Sydney from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $174 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $98. 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 February, March 2021

14 Mar - 16 Mar
$78pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
16 Mar - 16 Mar
$79pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
3 Mar - 7 Mar
$82pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Sydney 2021 flight deals

14 Mar - 16 Mar
$78pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
16 Mar - 16 Mar
$79pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
3 Mar - 7 Mar
$82pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Sydney from Melbourne

14 Mar - 16 Mar
$78pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
16 Mar - 16 Mar
$79pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
3 Mar - 7 Mar
$82pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Sydney

3 Mar - 15 Mar
$78pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
3 Mar - 7 Mar
$82pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
3 Mar - 5 Mar
$86pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Sydney from Melbourne

02:00 - 03:30
Rex
Direct
1h 30m
MEL - SYD
Rex
$95
Gotogate
02:30 - 03:55
Virgin Australia
Direct
1h 25m
MEL - SYD
Virgin Australia
$96
Virgin Australia
03:30 - 05:00
Jetstar
Direct
1h 30m
MEL - SYD
Jetstar
$123
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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Sydney

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $126 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $126. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $78, but on average you can expect to pay $92.

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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney for under $126 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney under $126. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Sydney is less than $92.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Sydney for under $126?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Sydney within the next 7 days for less than $126.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Sydney?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Thursday, 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 13 flights from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 54% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 15% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 31% 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 9 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, Virgin Australia, and Rex 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 $79. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Virgin Australia and Rex, with the lowest prices starting at $84 and $103, respectively. Jetstar is currently priced 55% 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 $38 on Jetstar. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Virgin Australia from $48 and Rex from $55 one-way.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Sydney

Destination information for Sydney

Flight duration
1h 31m
Average temperature for February in Sydney
0.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in Sydney
135.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Sydney

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Sydney

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

Morning 6 AM to midday 51% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 41% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 4% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 4% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Sydney
Sunday
45 daily flights
Monday
70 daily flights
Tuesday
63 daily flights
Wednesday
79 daily flights
Thursday
89 daily flights
Friday
78 daily flights
Saturday
49 daily flights
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