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

Popular flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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
May 20, 2016 May 23, 2016 AUD139
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 AUD201
Regional Express
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 28, 2016 Aug 1, 2016 AUD516
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 AUD516
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 11, 2016 May 11, 2016 AUD115
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 7, 2016 Jun 21, 2016 AUD181
Jun 20, 2016 Jul 4, 2016 AUD181
Jun 20, 2016 Jul 10, 2016 AUD181
Jun 21, 2016 Jul 9, 2016 AUD181
Jun 22, 2016 Jun 29, 2016 AUD181

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 AUD142.

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 AUD115 AUD288
7-14 days AUD151 AUD253
14-21 days AUD139 AUD243
21-30 days AUD153 AUD223
30-60 days AUD150 AUD223
60-90 days AUD135 AUD223
90+ days AUD131 AUD225

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
AUD154 AUD135 AUD115 AUD151 AUD139 AUD150 AUD154

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 Tigerair 5/11/16 5/11/16 0 AUD115
June Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 6/11/16 6/13/16 0 AUD150
July Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 7/19/16 7/24/16 0 AUD135
August Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 8/23/16 8/24/16 0 AUD131
September Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 9/1/16 9/8/16 0 AUD154
October Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 10/19/16 10/24/16 0 AUD154
November Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 11/5/16 11/12/16 0 AUD155
December Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 12/12/16 12/15/16 0 AUD154

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
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
AUD154
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
AUD154 AUD139
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
AUD139 AUD158
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
AUD158 AUD155
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
AUD155 AUD150
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
AUD150

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 AUD372.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Melbourne is AUD209.

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 07:00 21:50
Qantas 33 32 34 40 39 16 27 06:00 22:05
Tigerair 8 6 6 7 9 6 8 06:40 21:45
Virgin Australia 27 27 29 28 32 15 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 AUD113.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Melbourne is AUD280.

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 535 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 AUD175
Sydney to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD199
Sydney to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD130
Sydney to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD199
Sydney to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD243
Sydney to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD162
Sydney to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD101
Sydney to Griffith Regional Express Check Dates
Sydney to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD380
Sydney to Devonport Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD504
Sydney to Merimbula Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD318
Sydney to Narrandera Regional Express Check Dates
Sydney to Dubbo Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD256
Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD85

Cheap International Flights from Sydney - SYD

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sydney to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,453
Sydney to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD799
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD671
Sydney to Bangkok Emirates, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD576
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Shandong, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD671
Sydney to Singapore Jetstar Asia, British Airways, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia AUD420

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Canberra to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD193
Newcastle to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD179
Dubbo to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD497
Tamworth to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD420
Port Macquarie to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD472
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 Jetstar, Regional Express Check Dates
Canberra to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD199
Newcastle to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD573
Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from AUD86 Round trip from SYD to MEL