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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia - SYD to MEL Last modified: 24/05/2016 1:49 PM

Popular flights from Sydney to Melbourne Last modified: 24/05/2016 1:49 PM

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
30/05/2016 06/06/2016 $119
01/06/2016 07/06/2016 $119
05/06/2016 07/06/2016 $119
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
14/07/2016 17/07/2016 $199
28/07/2016 02/08/2016 $199
Regional Express
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
23/06/2016 27/06/2016 $314
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
07/06/2016 12/06/2016 $116
16/06/2016 19/06/2016 $116
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
12/07/2016 15/07/2016 $173
12/07/2016 18/07/2016 $173
13/07/2016 13/07/2016 $173
13/07/2016 14/07/2016 $173
13/07/2016 19/07/2016 $173

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 $126.

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 $119 $276
7-14 days $116 $257
14-21 days $116 $242
21-30 days $116 $234
30-60 days $120 $206
60-90 days $129 $206
90+ days $112 $206

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
$119 $116 $119 $116 $136 $154 $119

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
May Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 30/05/16 6/06/16 0 $119
June Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 7/06/16 12/06/16 0 $116
July Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 26/07/16 30/07/16 0 $129
August Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 4/08/16 11/08/16 0 $154
September Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 9/09/16 13/09/16 0 $155
October Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 25/10/16 29/10/16 0 $126
November Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 18/11/16 20/11/16 0 $112
December Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 5/12/16 16/12/16 0 $154

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
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$154
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$154 $154
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$154 $154
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$154 $116
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$116 $120
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$120

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 $304.

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

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 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 06:05 21:50
Qantas 34 33 33 38 39 17 25 06:00 22:05
Tigerair 7 4 6 7 9 6 8 06:40 21:45
Virgin Australia 29 27 29 28 32 17 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 $130.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Melbourne is $188.

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 35 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 539 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: 24/05/2016 1:49 PM

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, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $174
Sydney to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $180
Sydney to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $136
Sydney to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $181
Sydney to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $249
Sydney to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $145
Sydney to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $112
Sydney to Griffith Regional Express $265
Sydney to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $359
Sydney to Devonport Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair $842
Sydney to Merimbula Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $387
Sydney to Narrandera Regional Express $336
Sydney to Dubbo Qantas, Regional Express $256
Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $92

Cheap International Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sydney to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,456
Sydney to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $845
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $660
Sydney to Bangkok Emirates, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $485
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $625
Sydney to Singapore Jetstar Asia, British Airways, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $428

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Canberra to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $216
Newcastle to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $151
Dubbo to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $584
Tamworth to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $352
Port Macquarie to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $362
Orange to Melbourne Jetstar, Tigerair, Regional Express Check Dates
Moruya to Melbourne Jetstar, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Taree to Melbourne Jetstar, Regional Express Check Dates
Canberra to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $180
Newcastle to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $482
Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $84 Round trip from SYD to MEL