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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia - SYD to MEL Last modified: 30/08/2016 1:54 AM

Popular flights from Sydney to Melbourne Last modified: 30/08/2016 1:54 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
SYDMEL
Wed 16/11
nonstop
MELSYD
Sun 20/11
nonstop
$103
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Jetstar
SYDMEL
Sun 4/12
nonstop
MELSYD
Tue 6/12
nonstop
$103
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Tigerair
SYDMEL
Wed 16/11
nonstop
MELSYD
Sun 20/11
nonstop
$134
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Tigerair
SYDMEL
Sun 4/12
nonstop
MELSYD
Tue 6/12
nonstop
$134
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Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Tue 27/12
nonstop
MELSYD
Wed 11/01
nonstop
$179
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Wed 28/12
nonstop
MELSYD
Wed 11/01
nonstop
$179
Select
Qantas
SYDMEL
Wed 21/12
nonstop
MELSYD
Wed 28/12
nonstop
$234
Select
Regional Express
SYDMEL
Sun 4/12
1 stop
MELSYD
Tue 6/12
1 stop
$517
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How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Sydney to Melbourne (SYD to MEL)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sydney to Melbourne, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $137.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Sydney to Melbourne 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 Sydney to Melbourne

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $156 $295
7-14 days $156 $280
14-21 days $156 $280
21-30 days $153 $263
30-60 days $112 $240
60-90 days $103 $240
90+ days $95 $222

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sydney to Melbourne

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$112 $154 $103 $153 $122 $156 $156

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Sydney to Melbourne

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
August Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 30/08/16 31/08/16 0 $171
September Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 22/09/16 25/09/16 0 $153
October Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 10/10/16 16/10/16 0 $112
November Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 16/11/16 20/11/16 0 $103
December Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 4/12/16 6/12/16 0 $103
January Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 14/01/17 23/01/17 0 $156
February Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 2/02/17 6/02/17 0 $156
March Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 15/03/17 18/03/17 0 $95

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

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 Sydney to Melbourne.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$182
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$182 $156
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$156 $156
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$156 $153
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$153 $239
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$239

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

Your Sydney to Melbourne 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 Sydney to Melbourne is $390.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Melbourne is $167.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Sydney to Melbourne
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 16 15 15 16 16 15 15 06:05 21:50
Xiamen 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 12:00 12:00
Qantas 37 34 38 42 39 19 29 06:00 22:05
Tigerair 8 5 6 8 9 7 8 06:40 21:45
Virgin Australia 29 27 29 32 31 20 22 06:00 22:00

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

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 Sydney to Melbourne. 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 Sydney to Melbourne is $134.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Melbourne is $250.

Sydney to Melbourne Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Sydney to Melbourne?
Answer: The average Sydney to Melbourne flight time is an hour and 39 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Sydney and Melbourne?
Answer: The distance from Sydney to Melbourne is 704 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne?
Answer: There are 589 direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sydney to Melbourne?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 40% of the non-stop flights between Sydney and Melbourne.

Airlines Flying from Sydney to Melbourne (SYD to MEL) Number of flights searched: 28Last modified: 30/08/2016 1:54 AM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Sydney to Melbourne 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 Sydney to Melbourne.

Sydney to Melbourne
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 Sydney and Melbourne, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sydney to Albury Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $220
Sydney to Canberra Qantas, Virgin Australia $212
Sydney to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $158
Sydney to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $138
Sydney to Wagga Wagga Qantas, Regional Express $267
Sydney to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $210
Sydney to Brisbane Fiji Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $140
Sydney to Griffith Regional Express $401
Sydney to Mildura Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $382
Sydney to Devonport Qantas $761
Sydney to Merimbula Regional Express $354
Sydney to Narrandera Regional Express $389
Sydney to Dubbo Qantas, Regional Express $272
Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $97

Cheap International Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sydney to London Jet Airways, Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda, JAL, Air Serbia, Korean, KLM, Kenya, Latam Airlines Group, Lufthansa, Swiss, Xiamen, Malaysia, Air Mauritius, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Austrian, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, S7, South African, SAS, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Srilankan, Virgin Australia, Vietnam, Virgin Atlantic $1,051
Sydney to Tokyo Cebu Pacific, Air Canada, Finnair, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Delta, Garuda, Hawaiian, Hainan, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Lufthansa, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Bangkok, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Aircalin, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, United, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $695
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Delta, Garuda, Hainan, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $512
Sydney to Bangkok Cebu Pacific, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Bangkok, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Srilankan, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $540
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Cebu Pacific, Air Canada, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Delta, Garuda, Hawaiian, Hainan, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Lufthansa, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Austrian, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, United, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $508
Sydney to Singapore British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Srilankan, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $504

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Canberra to Melbourne Qantas, Virgin Australia $212
Newcastle to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $154
Dubbo to Melbourne Qantas, Regional Express $960
Tamworth to Melbourne Qantas, Virgin Australia $293
Port Macquarie to Melbourne Qantas, Virgin Australia $361
Orange to Melbourne Regional Express $1,143
Moruya to Melbourne Regional Express Check Dates
Taree to Melbourne Regional Express Check Dates
Canberra to Sydney Qantas, Virgin Australia $212
Newcastle to Albury Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $496
Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $103 Round trip from SYD to MEL