Sydney to Melbourne Flights

Sydney to Melbourne Flight Info

Peak season for travel

January
AU$75

Off-season for travel

July
AU$65

Cheapest return ticket price

AU$258
Sydney(SYD) ⇒ Melbourne(AVV)

Cheapest direct flight price

AU$179
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$487.
  • 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 07:30.
  • 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 (AVV) 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): Tigerair Australia and Jetstar Airways.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)?

    Qantas Airways operates 850 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

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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.