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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Sydney, AU, Australia - MEL to SYD Last modified: 24/05/2016 1:23 AM

Popular flights from Melbourne to Sydney Last modified: 24/05/2016 1:23 AM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
02/06/2016 04/06/2016 $118
16/07/2016 18/07/2016 $118
19/07/2016 31/07/2016 $118
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
16/07/2016 19/07/2016 $199
19/07/2016 31/07/2016 $199
21/07/2016 24/07/2016 $199
28/07/2016 31/07/2016 $199
29/07/2016 31/07/2016 $199
Regional Express
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
15/09/2016 18/09/2016 $423
15/09/2016 19/09/2016 $423
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
02/06/2016 04/06/2016 $120
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
12/07/2016 19/07/2016 $173
13/07/2016 28/07/2016 $173
14/07/2016 17/07/2016 $173
14/07/2016 14/07/2016 $173
14/07/2016 18/07/2016 $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 $129.

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 $136 $261
7-14 days $118 $261
14-21 days $149 $285
21-30 days $147 $229
30-60 days $118 $206
60-90 days $125 $206
90+ days $79 $206

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
$136 $118 $132 $118 $132 $118 $148

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
May Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 30/05/16 1/06/16 0 $136
June Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 2/06/16 4/06/16 0 $118
July Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 16/07/16 18/07/16 0 $118
August Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 17/08/16 22/08/16 0 $132
September Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 15/09/16 18/09/16 0 $126
October Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 21/10/16 23/10/16 0 $79
November Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 15/11/16 22/11/16 0 $151
December Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 8/12/16 18/12/16 0 $126

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
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$152
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$152 $143
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$143 $149
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$149 $152
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$152 $129
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$129

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 $343.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Sydney is $154.

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 16 16 16 16 16 16 05:45 20:45
Qantas 34 33 34 37 39 19 25 06:00 21:00
Tigerair 8 4 6 7 8 7 8 06:45 21:05
Virgin Australia 26 27 29 29 31 15 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 $189.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Sydney is $209.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $173
Melbourne to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $173
Melbourne to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $216
Melbourne to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,520
Melbourne to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $160
Albury to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Melbourne to Orange Jetstar, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $1,061
Melbourne to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $464
Melbourne to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $166
Melbourne to Merimbula Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $388
Melbourne to Coffs Harbour Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $200
Melbourne to Dubbo Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $501
Melbourne to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $850
Melbourne to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $381
Melbourne to Taree Jetstar, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Melbourne to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $646
Melbourne to Ballina Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $247
Melbourne to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $413
Melbourne to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $322
Melbourne to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $574
Albury to Canberra Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $355
Melbourne to Armidale Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Melbourne to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $235
Melbourne to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $90
Melbourne to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $100
Melbourne to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $118
Melbourne to Griffith Jetstar, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Melbourne to New York American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, Great Lakes $1,868
Melbourne to Mildura Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $170
Melbourne to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $806

Airlines Flying from Melbourne to Sydney (MEL to SYD) Number of flights searched: 28Last modified: 24/05/2016 1:23 AM

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 544 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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