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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Sydney - MEL to SYD

Popular 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
Feb 25, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 AUD118
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 3, 2016 Mar 7, 2016 AUD244
Regional Express
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 18, 2016 Mar 20, 2016 AUD482
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 25, 2016 Mar 1, 2016 AUD119
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 13, 2016 May 25, 2016 AUD177
May 13, 2016 May 24, 2016 AUD177
May 13, 2016 May 27, 2016 AUD177
May 13, 2016 May 26, 2016 AUD177
May 14, 2016 May 24, 2016 AUD177

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 AUD133.

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 AUD155 AUD271
7-14 days AUD124 AUD258
14-21 days AUD118 AUD254
21-30 days AUD139 AUD252
30-60 days AUD131 AUD252
60-90 days AUD149 AUD221
90+ days AUD141 AUD218

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
AUD153 AUD128 AUD124 AUD118 AUD131 AUD133 AUD149

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
February Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 2/25/16 3/1/16 0 AUD118
March Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 3/18/16 3/20/16 0 AUD131
April Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 4/13/16 4/24/16 0 AUD149
May Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 5/13/16 5/24/16 0 AUD146
June Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 6/1/16 6/8/16 0 AUD153
July Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 7/16/16 7/23/16 0 AUD149
August Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 8/16/16 8/23/16 0 AUD149
September Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 9/10/16 9/17/16 0 AUD153

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
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
AUD155
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
AUD155 AUD133
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
AUD133 AUD118
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
AUD118 AUD139
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
AUD139 AUD153
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
AUD153

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 AUD371.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Sydney is AUD180.

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 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 06:00 20:45
Qantas 35 33 36 37 39 19 26 06:00 21:00
Tigerair 9 6 6 8 10 8 9 06:45 21:05
Virgin Australia 26 26 30 31 31 15 24 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 AUD173.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Sydney is AUD240.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to Sydney Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Etihad AUD162
Melbourne to Newcastle Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD176
Melbourne to Canberra Qantas, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD214
Melbourne to London Thai, Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic, Jet Airways, Turkish, JAL, Garuda, Vietnam, Air China, Delta, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Qatar, China Southern, Qantas, China Eastern, Cathay, Kenya, KLM, SAS, Austrian, Alitalia, Srilankan, Finnair, British Airways, Etihad, Egyptair, Singapore, United, American, Air Berlin, Philippine, Air France, Lufthansa, Air India, Emirates AUD1,395
Melbourne to Brisbane Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD159
Albury to NewcastleAUD678
Melbourne to OrangeAUD1,076
Melbourne to Port Macquarie Qantas AUD350
Melbourne to Gold Coast Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD139
Melbourne to Merimbula Regional Express AUD395
Melbourne to Coffs Harbour Qantas, Virgin Australia, Etihad AUD272
Melbourne to Dubbo Qantas AUD1,083
Melbourne to Tokyo China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Air New Zealand, JAL, Vietnam, Garuda, Air China, Singapore, United, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine AUD732
Melbourne to Tamworth Qantas AUD448
Melbourne to TareeAUD435
Melbourne to Shanghai China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Air New Zealand, JAL, Vietnam, Garuda, Air China, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Philippine AUD677
Melbourne to Ballina Qantas, Jetstar AUD249
Melbourne to Wagga Wagga Regional Express AUD368
Melbourne to Albury Qantas, Regional Express AUD218
Melbourne to Bangkok China Southern, Qantas, Thai, Jetstar, China Eastern, Cathay, Vietnam, Garuda, British Airways, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Emirates AUD497
Albury to CanberraCheck Dates
Melbourne to Armidale Qantas AUD1,148
Melbourne to Sunshine Coast Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Etihad AUD216
Melbourne to Hobart Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD78
Melbourne to Adelaide Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD155
Melbourne to Launceston Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD126
Melbourne to GriffithCheck Dates
Melbourne to New York Air New Zealand, JAL, Air Tahiti Nui, Air China, Malaysia, Delta, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Fiji Airways, China Southern, Qantas, China Eastern, Cathay, US Airways, Finnair, Etihad, Singapore, United, American, Air Berlin, Emirates AUD1,204
Melbourne to Mildura Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Etihad AUD162
Melbourne to Jakarta Qantas, China Southern, Cathay, Garuda, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Philippine AUD347

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 568 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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