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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia - SYD to MEL Last modified: 24/07/2016 1:53 AM

Popular flights from Sydney to Melbourne Last modified: 24/07/2016 1:53 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
Sat 10/09
nonstop
MELSYD
Wed 14/09
nonstop
$100
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Jetstar
SYDMEL
Thu 6/10
nonstop
MELSYD
Mon 10/10
nonstop
$135
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Mon 12/09
nonstop
MELSYD
Mon 26/09
nonstop
$181
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Tue 13/09
nonstop
MELSYD
Tue 27/09
nonstop
$181
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Mon 19/09
nonstop
MELSYD
Thu 22/09
nonstop
$181
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Mon 19/09
nonstop
MELSYD
Sat 24/09
nonstop
$181
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDMEL
Mon 19/09
nonstop
MELSYD
Mon 26/09
nonstop
$181
Select
Qantas
SYDMEL
Thu 6/10
nonstop
MELSYD
Mon 10/10
nonstop
$236
Select
Qantas
SYDMEL
Mon 31/10
nonstop
MELSYD
Wed 2/11
nonstop
$236
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Regional Express
SYDMEL
Fri 30/09
1 stop
MELSYD
Sun 2/10
1 stop
$571
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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 $128.

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 $130 $256
7-14 days $155 $256
14-21 days $101 $256
21-30 days $135 $223
30-60 days $100 $223
60-90 days $135 $235
90+ days $137 $223

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
$151 $155 $101 $101 $125 $100 $155

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
July Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 27/07/16 28/07/16 0 $130
August Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 10/08/16 13/08/16 0 $101
September Sydney Melbourne Tigerair 10/09/16 14/09/16 0 $100
October Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 6/10/16 10/10/16 0 $135
November Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 28/11/16 2/12/16 0 $141
December Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 1/12/16 2/12/16 0 $137
January Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 21/01/17 23/01/17 0 $155
February Sydney Melbourne Jetstar 10/02/17 20/02/17 0 $155

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
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$155
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$155 $155
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$155 $156
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$156 $135
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$135 $155
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$155

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 $374.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Melbourne is $163.

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 14 14 15 15 15 07:00 21:50
Qantas 36 34 37 42 39 18 27 06:00 22:05
Tigerair 8 6 6 8 10 6 9 06:40 21:45
Virgin Australia 29 28 29 30 33 16 23 06:00 22:00

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 34 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 570 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 $192
Sydney to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $211
Sydney to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $112
Sydney to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $199
Sydney to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $254
Sydney to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $141
Sydney to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $100
Sydney to Griffith Regional Express $404
Sydney to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $353
Sydney to Devonport Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $750
Sydney to Merimbula Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $350
Sydney to Narrandera Regional Express $388
Sydney to Dubbo Jetstar, Qantas, Regional Express $259
Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $72

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, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,361
Sydney to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, Vanilla, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $742
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $508
Sydney to Bangkok Emirates, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $653
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $508
Sydney to Singapore Jetstar Asia, British Airways, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $399

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Canberra to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $230
Newcastle to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $163
Dubbo to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $751
Tamworth to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $291
Port Macquarie to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $460
Orange to Melbourne Regional Express $1,022
Moruya to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $550
Taree to Melbourne Jetstar, Regional Express Check Dates
Canberra to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $211
Newcastle to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $483
Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $100 Round trip from SYD to MEL