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FareCompare's flight comparison tool will search through all flights and plane tickets from Melbourne to Sydney, finding you the most direct flight for the best price. Whether you prefer round-trip or one-way tickets, FareCompare will find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Sydney so you can spend time planning the fun parts of traveling.

Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Sydney - MEL to SYD

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
10/09/2015 14/09/2015 $124
10/10/2015 13/10/2015 $124
07/11/2015 10/11/2015 $124
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
16/10/2015 26/10/2015 $211
17/10/2015 27/10/2015 $211
Regional Express
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
12/10/2015 19/10/2015 $568
19/10/2015 21/10/2015 $568
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
11/11/2015 11/11/2015 $154
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
10/10/2015 19/10/2015 $173

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Melbourne to Sydney (MEL to SYD)?

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 $136.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Melbourne to Sydney (MEL to SYD)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Melbourne to Sydney

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Melbourne to Sydney should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $148 $271
7-14 days $124 $261
14-21 days $143 $262
21-30 days $140 $276
30-60 days $124 $254
60-90 days $124 $252
90+ days $150 $231

Cheapest Day To Fly from Melbourne to Sydney

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Melbourne to Sydney.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$151 $144 $137 $124 $134 $124 $140

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Melbourne to Sydney

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Melbourne to Sydney.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 14/09/15 16/09/15 0 $124
October Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 10/10/15 13/10/15 0 $124
November Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 6/11/15 10/11/15 0 $134
December Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 1/12/15 12/12/15 0 $150
January Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 13/01/16 21/01/16 0 $150
February Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 6/02/16 20/02/16 0 $148
March Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 14/03/16 17/03/16 0 $154
April Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 1/04/16 5/04/16 0 $154

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Melbourne to Sydney

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Melbourne to Sydney.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$153
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$153 $124
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
$124 $143
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
$143 $163
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
$163 $137
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$137

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Melbourne to Sydney (MEL to SYD)

Your Melbourne to Sydney flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing 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 $394.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Sydney is $177.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Melbourne to Sydney
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 17 18 17 17 16 15 15 06:00 20:40
Qantas 35 36 38 38 38 24 28 06:00 21:00
Tigerair 9 6 6 8 10 8 11 06:45 21:05
Virgin Australia 26 25 29 30 31 18 25 06:00 21:00

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Melbourne to Sydney (MEL to SYD)

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 $126.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Sydney is $255.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to Sydney Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Tigerair $237
Melbourne to Newcastle Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Tigerair $208
Melbourne to Canberra Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair $255
Melbourne to London Aegean, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Iberia, Qantas, Alitalia, Finnair, British Airways, Air Berlin, Air France, Aer Lingus, Jetstar, NIKI, KLM, Austrian, SAS, Lufthansa $1,619
Melbourne to Brisbane Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair $190
Albury to Newcastle Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $515
Melbourne to Orange Regional Express Check Dates
Melbourne to Port Macquarie Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair $436
Melbourne to Gold Coast Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair $194
Melbourne to Merimbula Regional Express $366
Melbourne to Coffs Harbour Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair $347
Melbourne to Dubbo Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Tigerair $1,162
Melbourne to Tokyo Jetstar, JAL, Virgin Australia, Qantas, All Nippon $838
Melbourne to Tamworth Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair $400
Melbourne to Taree Regional Express $1,005
Melbourne to Shanghai Jetstar, Shenzhen, Air China, Xiamen, Virgin Australia, Qantas, China Southern, China Eastern, Sichuan $696
Melbourne to Ballina Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Tigerair $254
Melbourne to Wagga Wagga Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Tigerair $379
Melbourne to Albury Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Tigerair $336
Melbourne to Bangkok Thai, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Bangkok $549
Albury to Canberra Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $542
Melbourne to Armidale Qantas, Jetstar, Regional Express, Tigerair $591
Melbourne to Sunshine Coast Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia $271
Melbourne to Hobart Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair $148
Melbourne to Adelaide Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Tigerair $133
Melbourne to Launceston Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia $103
Melbourne to Griffith Regional Express $1,206
Melbourne to New York Virgin Australia, Qantas, US Airways, Hawaiian, United, American $1,313
Melbourne to Mildura Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $228
Melbourne to Jakarta Jetstar, Garuda, Virgin Australia, Qantas $608

Airlines Flying from Melbourne to Sydney (MEL to SYD)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Melbourne to Sydney with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Melbourne to Sydney.

Melbourne to Sydney
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar - X X X X X X X
Qantas - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Melbourne and Sydney, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Melbourne to Sydney Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Melbourne to Sydney?
Answer: The average Melbourne to Sydney flight time is an hour and 25 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Melbourne and Sydney?
Answer: The distance from Melbourne to Sydney is 704 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney?
Answer: There are 591 direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Sydney?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 39% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Sydney.
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