Sydney to Melbourne Flights

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Sydney to Melbourne Flight Info

Peak season for travel

January
AU$75

Off-season for travel

July
AU$64

Cheapest return ticket price

AU$231
Sydney(SYD) ⇒ Melbourne(AVV)

Cheapest direct flight price

AU$159
Sydney(SYD) ⇒ Melbourne(MEL)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Sydney to Melbourne based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around AU$313.
  • How long does it take to fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)?

    It takes about 1 hour 35 minutes to fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Melbourne?

    • The distance from Melbourne Airport to downtown is about 18km, by taxi about 30 minutes.
    • The distance from Avalon Airport to downtown is about 50km, by taxi about 1 hour 10 minutes.
    • The distance from Essendon Airport to downtown is about 10km, by taxi about 30 minutes.
  • What time does the earliest flight from Sydney to Melbourne depart?

    The earliest flight departs from Sydney (SYD) at 06:00 and arrives in Melbourne (MEL) at 07:35.
  • What time does the latest flight from Sydney to Melbourne depart?

    The latest flight departs from Sydney (SYD) at 21:55 and arrives in Melbourne (MEL) at 23:25.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)?

    Airlines with flights from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL): Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)?

    Qantas Airways operates 1196 non-stop flights from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL).
  • How many airports are there in Melbourne (MEL)?

    There are 4 airport(s) near Melbourne (MEL): Avalon Airport, Moorabbin, Essendon Airport and Melbourne Airport.
  • What are some travel guidelines for Melbourne during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Melbourne, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.

Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) Flight Schedule

Flight info.
Departure
Arrival
RouteWeekly Schedule
Virgin Australia

06:00

SYD

07:35

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

06:30

SYD

08:05

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

06:40

SYD

08:15

AVV

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Virgin Australia

06:45

SYD

08:20

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

07:00

SYD

08:35

MEL

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Virgin Australia

07:15

SYD

08:50

MEL

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Qantas Airways

07:30

SYD

09:05

MEL

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Virgin Australia

08:00

SYD

09:35

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

08:05

SYD

09:40

AVV

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Jetstar Airways

08:15

SYD

09:55

MEL

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Virgin Australia

08:30

SYD

10:05

MEL

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Qantas Airways

08:45

SYD

10:20

MEL

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Qantas Airways

09:00

SYD

10:35

MEL

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Qantas Airways

09:30

SYD

11:05

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

09:40

SYD

11:20

MEL

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Qantas Airways

10:00

SYD

11:35

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

10:40

SYD

12:15

AVV

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Qantas Airways

11:00

SYD

12:35

MEL

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Qantas Airways

11:30

SYD

13:05

MEL

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Virgin Australia

12:00

SYD

13:35

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

12:30

SYD

14:05

MEL

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Qantas Airways

13:00

SYD

14:35

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

14:00

SYD

15:35

MEL

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Qantas Airways

14:30

SYD

16:05

MEL

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Virgin Australia

15:00

SYD

16:35

MEL

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Qantas Airways

15:15

SYD

16:50

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

15:30

SYD

17:05

AVV

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Qantas Airways

16:00

SYD

17:35

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

17:25

SYD

19:00

MEL

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Jetstar Airways

18:10

SYD

19:45

AVV

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Flight from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)

Melbourne is an exciting city which is in the Australian state of Victoria. An appealing mix of sports, fashion, renowned art galleries, dynamic events, vibrant art, rich culture, and a thriving food and wine scene, Melbourne has something to offer to everyone. Discover the hidden laneways, mingle with the local crowds at the famous markets selling local produce and even vintage, sip cocktails at the rooftop bars, taste the famous Melbourne coffee at the baristas, eat signature dishes at top restaurants or munch-on succulent street food, visit the legendary sports venues and explore the exciting art galleries.

Tip: Plan a trip during the spectacular events of Melbourne to witness the cheerful atmosphere of the city.

Getting to Melbourne

Flying-off from Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD), the direct flights to Melbourne are operated by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas, and Tigerair. From Sydney to Melbourne, the total distance is 468 miles, and a nonstop flight takes approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. The city of Melbourne is serviced by the Melbourne Airport (MEL) which is an international airport and one of the busiest airports in Australia. Sydney to Melbourne flights is operated by many airlines, and Qantas, Air New Zealand and Emirates are the most frequent flyers. Booking outside the holiday period and planning the trip well in advance can get you a cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne.

Tip: Jetstar has the least number of delays and will whoosh you to the destination airport in the scheduled time.

Top sights and scenes

Start exploring the city by visiting the Federation Square which is the central public space, followed by the Flinders Street Railway Station, Princes Bridge, Shrine of Remembrance and Eureka Tower. To witness the lush green parks, wineries, and vineyards, visit the Yarra Valley, Yarra River, and Royal Botanic Gardens. Stroll down Queen Victoria Market, hop-on the Puffing Billy Railway and visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo to experience the African safaris. Other prominent spots are National Gallery of Victoria, St Kilda Beach, Melbourne Cricket Ground, State Library and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Tip: The City Circle Tram offers hop-on and hop-off service between the major tourist attractions of Melbourne.

Accommodation and Dining

With so much the city has to offer, the accommodation options in Melbourne are vast and budget-friendly to suit every pocket and make the holiday more memorable. Choose from a wide range of top-class hotels, premium apartments, luxury resorts, backpacker’s hostels, decent motels, and camping grounds to expect the best standards and warm hospitality. You will have an eclectic dining experience in restaurants, cafes, and bistros of Melbourne that offer a remarkable array of international cuisines where the food is a reflection of varied, vibrant cultures.

Tip: Don’t miss the cheapest and tastiest street foods like tacos and burritos, Vietnamese and Chinese delicacies, which are simple but packed with flavour.

Whether you are looking for a family gateway or enjoying some alone time or on a romantic trip or vacationing with friends, you always get a good travel deal when you make the Sydney – Melbourne flight bookings together with the discount reservations at hotels. Discover the modern and ancient charms of Melbourne with Trip.com.

  • Plan Your Trip from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)

    Melbourne attracts thousands of visitors every year for both business and pleasure. Whether you’re taking a last-minute break or a much needed getaway, flights from Sydney to Melbourne on Trip.com can help you get there with ease. With Trip.com, you can browse popular airlines with flights to Melbourne, check the best season to visit, and preview Melbourne attractions before you arrive. With flight deals and exciting attractions waiting for you to explore in Melbourne, the best time to book flights from Sydney to Melbourne is now! Planning a trip from Sydney to Melbourne is easy when you use Trip.com to help you make travel arrangements. Whether you are flying one-way, non-stop, or round-trip, you will find just the flight you need with us. If you want to lock in a great deal for your flights, go for a round-trip flight, if you need flexibility with your itinerary, book a one-way flight to Melbourne. With Trip.com, you can search for available flights and hotel rooms, and then make your booking quickly and easily online and on the go. Pack your travel accessories, make a must-see bucket list, and book your flight to Melbourne on Trip.com today!

  • A Trip to Remember (SYD—MEL)

    Make your journey from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) a trip to remember by using Trip.com to view Melbourne attractions before you arrive. Once you know what to do in Melbourne, you can reserve and book in advance for the best travel experience possible. Planning ahead is the most effective way to ensure your whole travel experience goes smoothly. Whether you need help choosing the perfect restaurant, discovering the best places to try local flavors, or finding the most stunning views in town, Trip.com is with you every step of the way for your trip to Melbourne.