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

Popular flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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 24, 2016 Feb 27, 2016 AUD118
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 25, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 AUD175
Regional Express
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 14, 2016 Mar 16, 2016 AUD542
Apr 27, 2016 May 2, 2016 AUD542
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 11, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 AUD115
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 30, 2016 May 2, 2016 AUD149
May 1, 2016 May 3, 2016 AUD149
May 6, 2016 May 10, 2016 AUD149
May 10, 2016 May 13, 2016 AUD149
May 11, 2016 May 16, 2016 AUD149

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 AUD135.

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 AUD153 AUD254
7-14 days AUD118 AUD246
14-21 days AUD140 AUD247
21-30 days AUD129 AUD246
30-60 days AUD123 AUD236
60-90 days AUD149 AUD191
90+ days AUD115 AUD178

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
AUD150 AUD146 AUD118 AUD149 AUD127 AUD129 AUD123

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
February Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 2/24/16 2/27/16 0 AUD118
March Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 3/27/16 3/30/16 0 AUD123
April Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 4/12/16 4/15/16 0 AUD149
May Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 5/12/16 5/15/16 0 AUD149
June Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 6/11/16 6/15/16 0 AUD115
July Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 7/5/16 7/10/16 0 AUD146
August Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 8/1/16 8/5/16 0 AUD151
September Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 9/1/16 9/3/16 0 AUD153

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
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
AUD150
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
AUD150 AUD153
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
AUD153 AUD151
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
AUD151 AUD153
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
AUD153 AUD151
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
AUD151

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 AUD352.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Melbourne is AUD159.

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 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 06:05 21:45
Qantas 36 33 36 39 39 18 27 06:00 22:05
Tigerair 9 6 6 8 10 8 9 06:40 21:45
Virgin Australia 28 28 29 29 33 14 23 06:00 21:30

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 AUD157.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Melbourne is AUD235.

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 556 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)

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 Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD135
Sydney to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD184
Sydney to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD130
Sydney to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD167
Sydney to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Regional Express AUD238
Sydney to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD133
Sydney to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD111
Sydney to Griffith Regional Express AUD301
Sydney to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD285
Sydney to Devonport Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD815
Sydney to Merimbula Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD376
Sydney to Narrandera Regional Express Check Dates
Sydney to Dubbo Qantas, Regional Express AUD228
Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD94

Cheap International Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sydney to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, NIKI, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,382
Sydney to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD538
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD651
Sydney to Bangkok Emirates, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD664
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD665
Sydney to Singapore Jetstar Asia, British Airways, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia AUD377

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Canberra to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD202
Newcastle to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD157
Dubbo to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD940
Tamworth to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD246
Port Macquarie to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD411
Orange to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Regional Express Check Dates
Moruya to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Regional Express Check Dates
Taree to Melbourne Jetstar, Tigerair, Regional Express Check Dates
Canberra to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD167
Newcastle to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD431
Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from AUD81 Round trip from SYD to MEL