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Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 3:28 -04:00

Sydney to Melbourne Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 3:28 -04:00

We've scanned 25,105,116,481 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Sydney to Melbourne. Tigerair & Jetstar frequently offer the best deals on Sydney to Melbourne flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Tigerair
SYDMEL
Tue 15/11
nonstop
MELSYD
Thu 17/11
nonstop
$120
Select
Jetstar
SYDMEL
Thu 10/11
nonstop
MELSYD
Sat 12/11
nonstop
$130
Select
Jetstar
SYDMEL
Sat 12/11
nonstop
MELSYD
Tue 15/11
nonstop
$130
Select
Jetstar
SYDMEL
Tue 15/11
nonstop
MELSYD
Thu 17/11
nonstop
$130
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Sun 29/01
nonstop
MELSYD
Wed 1/02
nonstop
$179
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Sun 29/01
nonstop
MELSYD
Sat 11/02
nonstop
$179
Select
Qantas
SYDMEL
Fri 2/12
nonstop
MELSYD
Sun 4/12
nonstop
$213
Select
Qantas
SYDMEL
Thu 19/01
nonstop
MELSYD
Sat 21/01
nonstop
$213
Select
Regional Express
SYDMEL
Sat 15/10
1 stop
MELSYD
Mon 17/10
1 stop
$580
Select
Regional Express
SYDMEL
Tue 27/12
1 stop
MELSYD
Fri 30/12
1 stop
$580
Select

How Much is a Flight from Sydney to Melbourne?

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 $141.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Sydney to Melbourne?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Sydney to Melbourne.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $180 $327
7-14 days $155 $260
14-21 days $155 $280
21-30 days $155 $255
30-60 days $120 $233
60-90 days $154 $246
90+ days $154 $221

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sydney to Melbourne

We've examined 25,112,504,041 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Sydney to Melbourne is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$141 $120 $155 $130 $150 $130 $151

Compare Flight Prices from Sydney to Melbourne by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Sydney to Melbourne flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 8/10/16 11/10/16 0 $155
November Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 15/11/16 17/11/16 0 $120
December Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 6/12/16 7/12/16 0 $154
January Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 4/01/17 7/01/17 0 $155
February Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 1/02/17 4/02/17 0 $155
March Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 29/03/17 30/03/17 0 $154
April Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 4/04/17 11/04/17 0 $155
May Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 10/05/17 12/05/17 0 $155

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Sydney to Melbourne. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$155
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$155 $171
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$171 $200
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$200 $155
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$155 $155
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$155

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $248.

The average price for direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne is $158.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Sydney to Melbourne - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 14 14 14 13 14 14 13 07:00 21:50
Qantas 37 34 39 42 39 18 30 06:00 22:05
Tigerair 8 5 6 6 9 6 8 06:40 21:45
Virgin Australia 28 27 29 30 33 14 23 06:00 22:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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 $80.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Melbourne is $154.

Sydney to Melbourne Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Sydney to Melbourne?
Answer: The average Sydney to Melbourne flight time is an hour and 35 minutes.
Question: How far is Melbourne from Sydney?
Answer: The distance from Sydney to Melbourne is 704 kilometers (438 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne?
Answer: There are 565 direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne.
Question: What are the most popular Sydney airlines for direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 42% of the non-stop flights between Sydney and Melbourne.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Sydney to Melbourne?
Answer: Brisbane, AU

Airlines in Sydney flying to Melbourne Last modified: Oct 1, 2016 3:28 -04:00Number of routes searched: 90Number of itineraries searched: 4,298,371

Wondering which airlines fly out of Sydney to Melbourne? We've gathered the average price of Sydney airlines with flights to Melbourne. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Sydney to Melbourne
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar -
Qantas -
Tigerair -
Virgin Australia -
Fiji Airways NAN
Jetstar ADL
Jetstar HBA
Jetstar OOL
Jetstar AYQ
Malaysia KUL
Qantas ADL
Qantas ASP
Qantas BNE
Qantas CBR
Virgin Australia ADL
Virgin Australia BNE
Virgin Australia CBR
Virgin Australia CNS
Regional Express ABX
Regional Express MIM
Regional Express MQL
Regional Express WGA

Sydney to Melbourne Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Sydney and Melbourne. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Domestic Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Sydney to Albury Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $219
Flights from Sydney to Canberra Qantas, Virgin Australia $192
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $170
Flights from Sydney to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $212
Flights from Sydney to Wagga Wagga Qantas, Regional Express $269
Flights from Sydney to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $180
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $132
Flights from Sydney to Griffith Regional Express $402
Flights from Sydney to Mildura Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $424
Flights from Sydney to DevonportCheck Dates
Flights from Sydney to Merimbula Regional Express $385
Flights from Sydney to Narrandera Regional Express Check Dates
Flights from Sydney to Dubbo Qantas, Regional Express $328
Flights from Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $105

Cheap International Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Sydney to London American, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda, Korean, KLM, Latam Airlines Group, Lufthansa, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, South African, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Virgin Australia, Vietnam, Virgin Atlantic $1,086
Flights from Sydney to Tokyo British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, United, Virgin Australia $752
Flights from Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Virgin Australia $484
Flights from Sydney to Bangkok Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Emirates, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Bangkok, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Srilankan, Virgin Australia $516
Flights from Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Cebu Pacific, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Garuda, Hainan, JAL, Korean, Xiamen, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Virgin Australia $484
Flights from Sydney to Singapore Finnair, British Airways, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Malaysia, China Eastern, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Srilankan, Virgin Australia $399

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Canberra to Melbourne Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $212
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $197
Flights from Dubbo to Melbourne Qantas $762
Flights from Tamworth to Melbourne Qantas, Virgin Australia $340
Flights from Port Macquarie to Melbourne Qantas, Virgin Australia $436
Flights from Orange to Melbourne Regional Express Check Dates
Flights from Moruya to Melbourne Regional Express Check Dates
Flights from Taree to Melbourne Regional Express Check Dates
Flights from Canberra to Sydney Qantas, Virgin Australia $212
Flights from Newcastle to Albury Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express Check Dates
Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne