Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney

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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 2021: compare Melbourne to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.

ME1 - SYD

Price

$105 - $195

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Precipitation

50 - 130 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

$141

From Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way from

$28

One-way flight from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Sydney?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 30% on the overall cost on flights from Melbourne to Sydney.

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 $183 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $229 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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 $104.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Sydney (ME1 - SYD)?

When flying from Melbourne to Sydney, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 8% versus a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney in October, November 2021

The best prices found for Melbourne to SYD flights in October, November
12 Nov. - 19 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$62

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/10/21

19 Nov. - 28 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$63

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/10/21

22 Nov. - 29 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$66

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/10/21

Melbourne to Sydney 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Melbourne found for this year
12 Nov. - 19 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$62

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/10/21

19 Nov. - 28 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$63

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/10/21

22 Nov. - 29 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
$66

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/10/21

Direct flights to Sydney from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Sydney direct flight deals
12 Nov. - 19 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$62

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/10/21

12 Nov. - 19 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$63

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/10/21

8 Nov. - 12 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
$66

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/10/21

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney from Melbourne, departing today and this week
4 Nov. - 7 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$137

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/10/21

4 Nov. - 6 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$143

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/10/21

1 Nov. - 3 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 35m
$146

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/10/21

One-way flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Sydney
16 Mar.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$28

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/10/21

10 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$32

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/10/21

9 Nov.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$33

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/10/21

Related info for your journey

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

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 9 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 $62, but on average you can expect to pay $79.

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 $79.

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

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Sydney within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Sydney?

You can find direct flights on the following days: 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 5 flights from Melbourne to Sydney a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 60% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 20% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 20% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Melbourne to Sydney?

For as low as $62, Jetstar can have you in Sydney from Melbourne in 1h 20m. 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 return?

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Sydney, with prices starting at $62. This flight start at 66% 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 (100%), ANA (100%), Etihad Airways( 95%).

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Sydney?

On average you can expect to pay $619 for a flight from Melbourne to Sydney. The cheapest flight overall is $59 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Sydney Kingsford Smith) is currently priced at $62.

Other flights to Sydney

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Sydney

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Mildura to Sydneyfrom $382 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
Jetstar
Cheapest$95
Average$179
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
Cheapest$123
Average$180
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$171
Average$286
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$181
Average$497
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Rex
Cheapest$580
Average$686
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time86%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Sydney
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
63%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
36%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Sydney
Sunday6daily flights
Monday13daily flights
Tuesday11daily flights
Wednesday12daily flights
Thursday10daily flights
Friday10daily flights
Saturday5daily flights