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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Sydney, AU, Australia - MEL to SYD

Popular flights from Melbourne to Sydney

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
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 AUD132
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 19, 2016 Jul 24, 2016 AUD220
Jul 20, 2016 Jul 24, 2016 AUD220
Regional Express
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 18, 2016 Jul 24, 2016 AUD519
Jul 19, 2016 Jul 24, 2016 AUD519
Jul 20, 2016 Jul 24, 2016 AUD519
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 23, 2016 Jun 23, 2016 AUD126
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 17, 2016 AUD181
May 12, 2016 May 12, 2016 AUD181
May 12, 2016 May 16, 2016 AUD181
May 16, 2016 May 17, 2016 AUD181
May 18, 2016 May 22, 2016 AUD181

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 AUD139.

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 AUD151 AUD235
7-14 days AUD145 AUD226
14-21 days AUD149 AUD226
21-30 days AUD149 AUD223
30-60 days AUD126 AUD223
60-90 days AUD136 AUD223
90+ days AUD151 AUD223

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
AUD148 AUD136 AUD136 AUD126 AUD132 AUD149 AUD145

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
April Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 4/30/16 5/3/16 0 AUD159
May Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 5/8/16 5/10/16 0 AUD145
June Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 6/23/16 6/23/16 0 AUD126
July Melbourne Sydney Tigerair 7/19/16 7/24/16 0 AUD136
August Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 8/3/16 8/8/16 0 AUD151
September Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 9/10/16 9/13/16 0 AUD151
October Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 10/15/16 10/21/16 0 AUD152
November Melbourne Sydney Jetstar 11/5/16 11/7/16 0 AUD152

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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
AUD151
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
AUD151 AUD151
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
AUD151 AUD149
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
AUD149 AUD149
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
AUD149 AUD132
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
AUD132

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 AUD385.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Sydney is AUD297.

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 13 14 14 14 13 14 05:00 20:45
Qantas 32 33 35 38 39 16 26 06:00 21:00
Tigerair 7 6 7 7 8 8 8 06:45 21:05
Virgin Australia 26 27 29 29 31 14 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 AUD122.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Sydney is AUD315.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD182
Melbourne to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD165
Melbourne to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD218
Melbourne to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,391
Melbourne to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD160
Albury to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD559
Melbourne to Orange Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Melbourne to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD356
Melbourne to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD153
Melbourne to Merimbula Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Regional Express AUD398
Melbourne to Coffs Harbour Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD170
Melbourne to Dubbo Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Regional Express AUD1,091
Melbourne to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD671
Melbourne to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD310
Melbourne to Taree Jetstar, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Melbourne to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD650
Melbourne to Ballina Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD248
Melbourne to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD1,429
Melbourne to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD427
Melbourne to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD513
Albury to Canberra Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD455
Melbourne to Armidale Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Regional Express AUD1,163
Melbourne to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD238
Melbourne to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD80
Melbourne to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD126
Melbourne to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD127
Melbourne to Griffith Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Melbourne to New York American, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, Great Lakes AUD1,367
Melbourne to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD181
Melbourne to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar AUD792

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 545 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 40% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Sydney.
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