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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia - SYD to MEL Last modified: 29/06/2016 1:44 AM

Popular flights from Sydney to Melbourne Last modified: 29/06/2016 1:44 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.

Tigerair
SYDMEL
Wed 20/07
nonstop
MELSYD
Mon 1/08
nonstop
$98
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Tigerair
SYDMEL
Sat 30/07
nonstop
MELSYD
Tue 2/08
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$98
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Tigerair
SYDMEL
Sat 30/07
nonstop
MELSYD
Mon 1/08
nonstop
$98
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Tigerair
SYDMEL
Sat 6/08
nonstop
MELSYD
Tue 9/08
nonstop
$98
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Tigerair
SYDMEL
Thu 11/08
nonstop
MELSYD
Mon 15/08
nonstop
$98
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Jetstar
SYDMEL
Wed 20/07
nonstop
MELSYD
Mon 1/08
nonstop
$101
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Jetstar
SYDMEL
Sat 30/07
nonstop
MELSYD
Tue 2/08
nonstop
$101
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Jetstar
SYDMEL
Sat 6/08
nonstop
MELSYD
Tue 9/08
nonstop
$101
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Jetstar
SYDMEL
Thu 11/08
nonstop
MELSYD
Mon 15/08
nonstop
$101
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Jetstar
SYDMEL
Tue 16/08
nonstop
MELSYD
Sun 28/08
nonstop
$101
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Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Thu 21/07
nonstop
MELSYD
Sat 23/07
nonstop
$163
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Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Sat 23/07
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MELSYD
Mon 25/07
nonstop
$163
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Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Fri 29/07
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MELSYD
Mon 1/08
nonstop
$163
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Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Sat 30/07
nonstop
MELSYD
Sun 31/07
nonstop
$163
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Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Sun 31/07
nonstop
MELSYD
Wed 3/08
nonstop
$163
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Qantas
SYDMEL
Thu 1/09
nonstop
MELSYD
Fri 2/09
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$219
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Qantas
SYDMEL
Thu 1/09
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MELSYD
Mon 5/09
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$219
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Qantas
SYDMEL
Sun 4/09
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MELSYD
Sun 4/09
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$219
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Qantas
SYDMEL
Sun 11/09
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MELSYD
Thu 15/09
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$219
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Regional Express
SYDMEL
Thu 11/08
1 stop
MELSYD
Mon 15/08
1 stop
$298
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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 $110.

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 $163 $255
7-14 days $155 $267
14-21 days $98 $203
21-30 days $98 $203
30-60 days $98 $203
60-90 days $98 $205
90+ days $92 $215

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
$153 $98 $98 $98 $114 $98 $110

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
June Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 29/06/16 5/07/16 0 $242
July Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 20/07/16 1/08/16 0 $98
August Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 6/08/16 9/08/16 0 $98
September Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 1/09/16 2/09/16 0 $98
October Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 19/10/16 22/10/16 0 $155
November Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 16/11/16 24/11/16 0 $155
December Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 13/12/16 17/12/16 0 $157
January Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 17/01/17 21/01/17 0 $157

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
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$242
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$242 $179
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$179 $156
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$156 $156
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$156 $98
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$98

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 $299.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Melbourne is $145.

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 14 13 14 14 14 14 14 07:00 21:50
Qantas 36 33 36 41 39 18 26 06:00 22:05
Tigerair 8 5 6 7 9 6 8 06:40 21:45
Virgin Australia 29 28 29 31 33 17 23 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 $195.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Melbourne is $175.

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 565 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.

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 $178
Sydney to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $202
Sydney to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $118
Sydney to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $194
Sydney to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $256
Sydney to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $157
Sydney to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $98
Sydney to Griffith Regional Express $433
Sydney to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $356
Sydney to Devonport Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $820
Sydney to Merimbula Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $379
Sydney to Narrandera Regional Express Check Dates
Sydney to Dubbo Jetstar, Qantas, Regional Express $265
Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $78

Cheap International Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sydney to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, NIKI, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,493
Sydney to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $747
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $588
Sydney to Bangkok Emirates, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $579
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $595
Sydney to Singapore Jetstar Asia, British Airways, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $461

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Canberra to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $202
Newcastle to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $132
Dubbo to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $957
Tamworth to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $287
Port Macquarie to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $346
Orange to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Moruya to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Taree to Melbourne Regional Express Check Dates
Canberra to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $202
Newcastle to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $740
Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $98 Round trip from SYD to MEL