Beginning of main content

Earn rewards on top of your airline miles with Orbitz Rewards

Many airlines offer flexible change policies

Sign up to receive text alerts about your trip

This Weekend's Flight Deals to Sydney

This weekend's flight prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Fares from $71 One Way, $146 Round Trip from Melbourne to Sydney

Prices starting at $146 for return flights and $71 for one-way flights to Sydney were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Need A Hotel In Sydney?

Hotels In Top Sydney Neighborhoods

The Grace Hotel

4.5 out of 5.0
from

$103

Darling Harbour
158 hotels

Hyatt Regency Sydney

5.0 out of 5.0
from

$136

Stay Near Exciting Sydney Attractions

More About Flying To Sydney from Melbourne

Route Information for Flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Origin Airport IATA CodeMEL
Destination Airport IATA CodeSYD
Distance437 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesRex Regional Express, Etihad Airways, Qantas, Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines, ANA, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival3:30AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival10:05AM UTC

Flights Review

Jan 8, 2020

There was no flight information on entertainment iPad and also no games.

Dec 18, 2019

Very satisfying trip.

Dec 17, 2019

I wanted to apply for the miles program

Nov 15, 2019

FABULOUS flight! So superior to US carriers

Jan 22, 2019

Didn't like the confusion in Melbourne about what to do when getting to Sydney or Honolulu... The people were great, but the system is very tedious and a bit confusing.

Jun 27, 2018

WiFi never works

May 15, 2018

Paid extra for more leg room but seems like it wasn’t really more leg room...either that or the leg room further back was non existent

Apr 30, 2018

Free Wi-Fi that works, great plane food and some of the nicest team members in the industry.

Find Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Airports in Melbourne

You're certain to find a bargain on cheap flights from Melbourne when you consult Orbitz.com. The smart and efficient search features on Orbitz.com will give you the results you're looking for. Melbourne has four airports, but the airport in Tullamarine is the primary arrival and departure point for most domestic and international air traffic. Avalon Airport, Moorabbin Airport and Essendon Airport are all much smaller. The main airport is simply called Melbourne Airport and is located about 14 miles outside of the city. It's the second busiest airport in Australia.

Parking at the Airport

Melbourne Airport offers several options for car parking. The facilities include short-term parking, long-term parking, business parking and express parking. A shuttle bus runs between the long-term parking lot and the passenger terminal. With the exception of long-term car parking, all lots include the option for covered spaces.

Transportation to the Airport

SkyBus is Melbourne Airport's shuttle service between downtown Melbourne and the airport. Buses run all day long at 10-minute intervals. A one-way ticket is $17. You can purchase tickets for SkyBus online or at the bus stop. The city of Melbourne also has public transit lines with routes that stop at the terminal. If you're on a tight schedule or just want some quiet time, you can always take a taxi to the drop-off area.

Restaurants at the Airport

Melbourne Airport has a good selection of restaurants, lounges and cafes. You can grab something fast or sit down with fellow travelers at The Fly Bar. When you find cheap flights from Melbourne with Orbitz.com, you'll be able to relax during your trip.

J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport

J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport is located about six miles northeast of Sydney, Nova Scotia, in the community of Reserve Mines. The airport has two regularly scheduled airlines for passengers: Air Jazz and Air St. Pierre. There are also several charter services. Orbitz.com can help in arranging connecting flights to Sydney from any point of origin. Its travel planner allows you to view all flights into Sydney at the same time, so you are able to choose the low fares that you need. WestJet Airlines and Air Canada Express offer flights between Sydney and Toronto from May to October of each year.

Transportation From the Airport

A taxi service from the airport to Sydney is available by using City Wide Taxi. Fares are metered and vary based on your destination. Avis and Budget car rental companies are located in the airport, and you book them at the same time as you book your trip with Orbitz.com.

Weather in Sydney

Sydney has temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-70s Fahrenheit in the summer months. The temperatures average from the mid-teens to the mid-30s in winter. Sydney only has about two hours of sunshine in December, so the winter months are not the best time to visit the area. There are over fifteen hours of daylight in the summer, so it is the preferred season for travelers.

Things to Do in Sydney

Sydney is known for its annual Celtic Colors Festival where Celtic music is played, and people can celebrate Celtic music and culture. If you visit in October, be sure to catch a few of the shows. You can also explore the town's Scottish roots in the Highland Village where costumed actors bring the period dwellings to life. You can relax with a walk on the waterfront or gamble to your heart's content at casino Nova Scotia. Let Orbitz.com assist you with finding flights to Sydney and save you money, so you will be able to enjoy all the sights this historic city has to offer.

Flights from Melbourne to Sydney - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Melbourne to Sydney?

Yep, your memorable getaway is just a simple flight away. Great news, isn't it? Cruise in comfort on board one of the 3 carriers that fly direct from Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) to Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.). Popular choices include:

  • Qantas
  • Jetstar
  • Virgin Australia
What is the shortest flight from Melbourne to Sydney?

It can take as little as 1 hour and 25 minutes to get from Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) to Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.). Take a seat and enjoy the journey, because you'll be coming in to land before long.

What airlines fly from Melbourne (and vicinity) to Sydney (and vicinity) most frequently?

The airlines that fly the most frequently between Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) and Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) include Qantas (QF). This well-known option operates 490 flights on the route every month. Jetstar (JQ) also services the route from Melbourne (and vicinity) to Sydney (and vicinity). It's another excellent option and offers 309 flights every month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Sydney?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Sydney have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Sydney with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Sydney without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.