Cheap flights from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) from $40

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 10/25. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SYD — MEL
jun. 25 — jul. 21

The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne are usually found in August or May, booked 80 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from Sydney to Melbourne

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

August

Round-trip from

$1,078

One-way from

$79
High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne
One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Departing on a Sunday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 33% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Find a great deal and save up to 49% by booking at least 56 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Sydney to Melbourne Airport within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $128.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Melbourne Airport. Flights to Melbourne Airport from Sydney in August are about $130 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $69.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from SYD to MEL?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 35% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap Sydney to Melbourne flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Sydney to Melbourne specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Prices were last updated on junio 20, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Sydney to Melbourne in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
sáb. 7/272:40 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
sáb. 7/278:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$85
jue. 7/2512:10 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
jue. 7/253:25 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$86
mar. 7/302:40 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
mié. 7/317:30 amMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$95
dom. 7/216:55 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
sáb. 7/272:25 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$96
mié. 7/172:40 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
mié. 7/2412:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$103
mar. 6/255:00 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
mié. 6/268:15 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$105
sáb. 6/226:20 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
mié. 6/268:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$109
sáb. 6/226:30 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
jue. 7/48:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$112
lun. 6/246:55 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
mar. 6/258:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$113

Sydney to Melbourne 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Sydney and Melbourne in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Sydney to Melbourne in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
vie. 11/18:50 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
dom. 11/38:10 amMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$79
vie. 10/257:55 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
sáb. 11/96:00 amMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$81
sáb. 7/272:40 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
sáb. 7/278:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$85
jue. 7/2512:10 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
jue. 7/253:25 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$86
mar. 7/302:40 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
mié. 7/317:30 amMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$95
dom. 7/216:55 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
sáb. 7/272:25 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$96
lun. 8/197:55 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
sáb. 11/165:25 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$99
mié. 7/172:40 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
mié. 7/2412:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 20mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$103
mar. 6/255:00 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
mié. 6/268:15 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$105

Sydney to Melbourne flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Sydney to Melbourne for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
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mar. 6/255:00 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
mié. 6/268:15 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$105
sáb. 6/226:20 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
mié. 6/268:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$109
sáb. 6/226:30 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
jue. 7/48:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$112
lun. 6/246:55 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
mar. 6/258:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$113
sáb. 6/296:20 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
lun. 7/18:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$116
sáb. 6/295:40 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
sáb. 7/68:15 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 25mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$117
vie. 6/286:25 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
vie. 7/268:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$120
mar. 7/26:00 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
vie. 7/58:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$126
jue. 6/276:00 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
sáb. 6/298:50 pmMEL - SYD
Nonstop1h 30mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$129

One-way flights to Melbourne from Sydney

Search for one-way flight options from Sydney to Melbourne. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
Users traveling one-way from Sydney to Melbourne can select one of these great deals. Users can also find round-trip Sydney to Melbourne flights by using the search form above.
vie. 10/257:55 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$40
jue. 7/256:00 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$43
mié. 11/273:10 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$52
mié. 7/106:30 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$53
jue. 9/1911:30 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$54
lun. 7/11:05 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$56
lun. 7/16:00 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$57
mié. 7/105:40 pmSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 35mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$58
jue. 7/46:00 amSYD - MEL
Nonstop1h 40mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$60

Find flights from Sydney to Melbourne within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Sydney to Melbourne that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.

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Sydney Kingsford SmithMelbourne

SYD - MEL

SYDMEL

Sydney Kingsford Smith

vie. 11/1

Nonstop1h 30m

Melbourne

dom. 11/3

Nonstop1h 35m

$79

Sydney Kingsford SmithMelbourne

SYD - MEL

SYDMEL

Sydney Kingsford Smith

vie. 10/25

Nonstop1h 35m

Melbourne

sáb. 11/9

Nonstop1h 30m

$81

Sydney Kingsford SmithMelbourne

SYD - MEL

SYDMEL

Sydney Kingsford Smith

sáb. 7/27

Nonstop1h 35m

Melbourne

sáb. 7/27

Nonstop1h 30m

$85

Sydney Kingsford SmithMelbourne

SYD - MEL

SYDMEL

Sydney Kingsford Smith

jue. 7/25

Nonstop1h 35m

Melbourne

jue. 7/25

Nonstop1h 25m

$86

Sydney Kingsford SmithMelbourne

SYD - MEL

SYDMEL

Sydney Kingsford Smith

mar. 7/30

Nonstop1h 35m

Melbourne

mié. 7/31

Nonstop1h 30m

$95

Sydney Kingsford SmithMelbourne

SYD - MEL

SYDMEL

Sydney Kingsford Smith

dom. 7/21

Nonstop1h 40m

Melbourne

sáb. 7/27

Nonstop1h 25m

$96

Sydney Kingsford SmithMelbourne

SYD - MEL

SYDMEL

Sydney Kingsford Smith

sáb. 7/20

Nonstop1h 35m

Melbourne

dom. 7/28

Nonstop1h 30m

$152

Sydney Kingsford SmithMelbourne

SYD - MEL

SYDMEL

Sydney Kingsford Smith

jue. 7/25

Nonstop1h 35m

Melbourne

dom. 7/28

Nonstop1h 25m

$157

Sydney Kingsford SmithMelbourne

SYD - MEL

SYDMEL

Sydney Kingsford Smith

jue. 7/18

1 stop8h 10m

Melbourne

jue. 7/25

1 stop9h 10m

$241

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How far ahead should I book a flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Sydney to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
Booking 80 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Sydney to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on June 16, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Sydney to Melbourne Airport flight should consider departing on Monday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Sydney to Melbourne

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Melbourne from Sydney with our price prediction graph.
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Temperature and rainfall in Melbourne by month

Plan your trip to Melbourne by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

MEL

Temperature

46.4 - 68 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Melbourne Airport, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 68.0 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of July, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 46.4 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Melbourne

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Melbourne. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Melbourne. Reviews last updated junio 20, 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Rex, Jetstar and Qantas Airways from Sydney to Melbourne have to say. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Boarding

8.9

Comfort

8.3

Entertainment

6.4

Food

7.5

Overall

9.2

Crew

9.3

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Boarding

8.9

Comfort

8.3

Entertainment

6.4

Food

7.5

Overall

9.2

Crew

9.3

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

7.7
Good
577 reviews
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Boarding

8.9

Comfort

8.3

Entertainment

6.4

Food

7.5

Overall

9.2

Crew

9.3

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

7.6
Good
916 reviews
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Boarding

8.9

Comfort

8.3

Entertainment

6.4

Food

7.5

Overall

9.2

Crew

9.3

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

6.8
Okay
603 reviews
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Boarding

8.9

Comfort

8.3

Entertainment

6.4

Food

7.5

Overall

9.2

Crew

9.3

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

Related info for your journey

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  • What airport do you fly from for flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

    Located just 4.6 mi from the city center, Sydney Kingsford Smith is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Melbourne from Sydney. Booking flights from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Melbourne should be relatively easy as there are 236 daily outbound flights to Melbourne from 5 different airlines.

  • Can I find flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $100 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $79, but on average you can expect to pay $108.

  • Are there nonstop flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $100 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport is less than $108.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for under $200?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $200.

  • What days are nonstop flights available from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

    You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

  • How many flights depart from Sydney to Melbourne Airport on average per day?

    On average 78 flights depart from Sydney to Melbourne Airport per day.
    Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 9% of flight departures
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 54% of flight departures
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 13% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 24% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

    Jetstar and Rex can get you from Sydney to Melbourne Airport in just under 1h 30m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance between Sydney and Melbourne Airport is about 440 mi. Most flights are nonstop.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to Melbourne Airport round-trip?

    Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport round-trip from $79. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Rex. You may be able to fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport for 39% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

  • What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport one-way?

    To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $40. Virgin Australia flights start at $79 while deals on Rex start at $80 one-way.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

    Consider ANA (92%), China Southern (86%) or Air Canada (85%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Sydney to Melbourne Airport.

  • What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

    While on average a flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport is generally $577, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $56. When looking at the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Melbourne), you can expect to pay $58 for that flight.

  • What does SYD to MEL mean?

    Great question - SYD to MEL just means Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to Melbourne Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights!

  • Can I find deals for flights from Sydney to Melbourne that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Sydney to Melbourne flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Sydney to Melbourne with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Sydney to Melbourne flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Sydney to Melbourne that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Sydney to Melbourne flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Sydney to Melbourne.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Sydney to Melbourne by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Sydney to Melbourne that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Sydney to Melbourne offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Sydney to Melbourne flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Sydney to Melbourne Airport flight deals updated?

    The Sydney to Melbourne Airport flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/20.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport?

    Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (average of $1,078). Flying from Sydney to Melbourne Airport in December is currently the most expensive (average of $1,690). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 5 airlines flying from Sydney to Melbourne

Discover the top 5 airlines that operate flights from Sydney to Melbourne. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
JetstarCheapest$68Average$122FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
RexCheapest$92Average$213FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$126Average$184FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
Qantas AirwaysCheapest$185Average$251FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
Singapore AirlinesCheapest$187Average$213FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%

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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Melbourne

Find hourly flight availability from Sydney to Melbourne. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
8%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
48%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
33%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
11%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Sydney to Melbourne

Explore weekly flight availability from Sydney to Melbourne. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated junio 20, 2024.
Sunday211daily flights
Monday278daily flights
Tuesday223daily flights
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Friday292daily flights
Saturday157daily flights
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