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Flights from Melbourne to Sydney, Australia Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 2:26 -04:00

Melbourne to Sydney Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 2:26 -04:00

We've scanned 25,105,116,481 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Sydney. Jetstar & Tigerair frequently offer the best deals on Melbourne to Sydney flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Jetstar
MELSYD
Sat 3/12
nonstop
SYDMEL
Mon 5/12
nonstop
$130
Select
Jetstar
MELSYD
Mon 5/12
nonstop
SYDMEL
Thu 8/12
nonstop
$130
Select
Tigerair
MELSYD
Mon 5/12
nonstop
SYDMEL
Thu 8/12
nonstop
$141
Select
Virgin Australia
MELSYD
Sat 28/01
nonstop
SYDMEL
Thu 2/02
nonstop
$179
Select
Virgin Australia
MELSYD
Sat 28/01
nonstop
SYDMEL
Tue 31/01
nonstop
$179
Select
Qantas
MELSYD
Tue 29/11
nonstop
SYDMEL
Thu 1/12
nonstop
$210
Select
Qantas
MELSYD
Thu 1/12
nonstop
SYDMEL
Sun 4/12
nonstop
$210
Select
Regional Express
MELSYD
Sat 22/10
1 stop
SYDMEL
Tue 25/10
1 stop
$580
Select
Regional Express
MELSYD
Mon 24/10
1 stop
SYDMEL
Thu 27/10
1 stop
$580
Select
Regional Express
MELSYD
Sat 31/12
1 stop
SYDMEL
Mon 2/01
1 stop
$580
Select

How Much is a Flight from Melbourne to Sydney?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Melbourne to Sydney, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $145.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Sydney?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Melbourne to Sydney based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Melbourne to Sydney?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Melbourne to Sydney.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $151 $312
7-14 days $150 $256
14-21 days $145 $256
21-30 days $150 $255
30-60 days $150 $233
60-90 days $130 $246
90+ days $125 $221

Cheapest Day To Fly from Melbourne to Sydney

We've examined 25,112,504,041 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Melbourne to Sydney is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$130 $151 $150 $145 $151 $130 $151

Compare Flight Prices from Melbourne to Sydney by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Melbourne to Sydney flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 20/10/16 23/10/16 0 $145
November Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 1/11/16 4/11/16 0 $151
December Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 3/12/16 5/12/16 0 $130
January Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 1/01/17 9/01/17 0 $151
February Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 1/02/17 5/02/17 0 $151
March Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 20/03/17 29/03/17 0 $125
April Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 1/04/17 8/04/17 0 $151
May Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 11/05/17 14/05/17 0 $151

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Melbourne to Sydney. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$151
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$151 $151
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$151 $145
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$145 $151
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$151 $151
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$151

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Melbourne to Sydney is $246.

The average price for direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney is $154.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Melbourne to Sydney.

Weekly Direct Flights from Melbourne to Sydney - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 15 15 14 13 14 14 13 05:45 20:45
Qantas 37 34 39 41 39 19 29 06:00 21:00
Tigerair 9 6 6 7 9 9 9 06:45 21:05
Virgin Australia 27 27 30 29 31 15 26 06:00 21:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Melbourne to Sydney

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Melbourne to Sydney. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Melbourne to Sydney is $77.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Sydney is $149.

Melbourne to Sydney Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Melbourne to Sydney?
Answer: The average Melbourne to Sydney flight time is an hour and 25 minutes.
Question: How far is Sydney from Melbourne?
Answer: The distance from Melbourne to Sydney is 704 kilometers (438 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney?
Answer: There are 573 direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney.
Question: What are the most popular Melbourne airlines for direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 41% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Sydney.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Melbourne to Sydney?
Answer: Brisbane, AU

Airlines in Melbourne flying to Sydney Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 2:26 -04:00Number of routes searched: 87Number of itineraries searched: 4,301,460

Wondering which airlines fly out of Melbourne to Sydney? We've gathered the average price of Melbourne airlines with flights to Sydney. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Melbourne to Sydney
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar -
Qantas -
Tigerair -
Virgin Australia -
Fiji Airways NAN
Jetstar ADL
Jetstar HBA
Jetstar OOL
Jetstar BNE
Malaysia KUL
Qantas ADL
Qantas ASP
Qantas BNE
Qantas CBR
Tigerair OOL
Virgin Australia ADL
Virgin Australia BNE
Virgin Australia CBR
Virgin Australia CNS
Regional Express ABX
Regional Express MIM
Regional Express MQL
Regional Express WGA

Melbourne to Sydney Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Melbourne and Sydney. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Albury to Sydney Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $219
Flights from Melbourne to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $167
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Flights from Melbourne to London American, Air India, Finnair, British Airways, Royal Brunei, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, Malaysia, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Qatar, South African, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Virgin Australia, Vietnam, Virgin Atlantic $984
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $181
Flights from Albury to Newcastle Regional Express $514
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Flights from Melbourne to Port Macquarie Qantas $407
Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $145
Flights from Melbourne to Merimbula Regional Express $366
Flights from Melbourne to Coffs Harbour Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $358
Flights from Melbourne to Dubbo Qantas $700
Flights from Melbourne to Tokyo Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, JAL, Jetstar, Malaysia, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Virgin Australia $820
Flights from Melbourne to Tamworth Qantas, Virgin Australia $340
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Flights from Melbourne to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Garuda, JAL, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Virgin Australia $470
Flights from Melbourne to Ballina Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $246
Flights from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga Qantas, Regional Express $409
Flights from Melbourne to Albury Regional Express $364
Flights from Melbourne to Bangkok Royal Brunei, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Emirates, Garuda, Jetstar, Malaysia, Bangkok, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Srilankan, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $497
Flights from Albury to Canberra Qantas, Virgin Australia $512
Flights from Melbourne to Armidale Qantas, Regional Express $468
Flights from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $280
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $125
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $159
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $128
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Flights from Melbourne to Mildura Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $212
Flights from Melbourne to Jakarta Garuda, Bangkok, Qantas, Singapore, Virgin Australia $689
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