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Fares from $53 One Way, $137 Round Trip from Sydney to Melbourne

Prices starting at $137 for return flights and $53 for one-way flights to Melbourne were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Sydney to Melbourne - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Sydney to Melbourne?

Yep, your fun-filled getaway is just a single flight away. Wonderful news, isn't it? Travel in comfort with one of the 3 carriers that fly nonstop from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine). Popular choices include:

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

If conditions are good and all goes as planned, you could be coming in to land at Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) in just 1 hour and 30 minutes. With such a brief flight time, contemplate traveling with hand luggage only.

What airlines fly from Sydney to Melbourne most frequently?

Consider booking a ticket with Qantas (QF), which flies frequently along this route. This airline offers 715 flights every month between Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) and Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine). Virgin Australia (VA) also travels from Sydney to Melbourne. It's another excellent choice and offers 502 flights every month.

Route Information for Flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Origin Airport IATA CodeSYD
Destination Airport IATA CodeMEL
Distance437 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesQantas, Emirates, Jetstar, Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival3:35AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival10:25AM UTC

Flights Review

Mar 16, 2020

Highly ecommend flying with this airline. It is the best airline we have flown in

Feb 4, 2020

Not particularly

Nov 17, 2019

NO WiFi available on flight even though it was advertised

Dec 29, 2018

Japan and China irline staff should get train by Australia airport staff

Dec 28, 2018

Baggage arrived a little slowly but overall an excellent flight.

Apr 16, 2018

My bags didn’t make it in the connection but I was super super pleased with the courtesy and friendliness of staff on this flight. They were the perfect combination of happy, laid back and professional. I fly often and haven’t had such a great team in a long while. Thank you!

Cheap Flights from Sydney to Melbourne

JA Douglas McCurdy Airport

Booking cheap flights from Sydney, Nova Scotia, is easy with Orbitz.com. JA Douglas McCurdy Airport is located almost six miles northeast of Sydney and is the main airport that serves those flying out of the area. Air Canada Express, Air Saint-Pierre, Westjet and Canadian North are major airlines that have planes flying in and out of this airport. Book your flights on Orbitz.com, and you'll find the best deals on flights leaving from JA Douglas McCurdy Airport.

Parking and Transportation

Busses, trains and taxis are available throughout the city of Sydney. As of 2012, the city of Sydney has over 300 bus routes and 302 train stations. Both busses and trains provide direct transportation to JA Douglas McCurdy Airport. City Wide Taxi is a large taxi company that provides flat rates to those traveling to the airport. Your rate will depend on where in the city you are located. JA Douglas McCurdy Airport also has a large parking lot, and there are daily, weekly, monthly and yearly rates available to those who choose to drive. Parking costs $6.50 per day, $39 per week and $156 per month. Yearly parking costs $475.

Airport Dining

JA Douglas McCurdy Airport has a reception area where you can grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat while waiting on your flight. You can also bring your own food to the reception area if you have time to spare before leaving Sydney. Book your flights from Sydney to anywhere in the world on Orbitz.com to find the best travel deals online.

Melbourne International Airport

The Melbourne International Airport is located on Airport Drive in Tullamarine, approximately 12 miles from the center of Melbourne. Numerous airlines service the airport, including US Airways, Virgin America, Delta Airlines and Skywest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flight combinations to find cheap flights to Melbourne. This easy-to-use website has all the tools you need to find deals on vacation packages and air tickets that fit within your budget.

Transportation From the Airport

Taking a taxicab from the airport to downtown Melbourne costs approximately $56. The Skybus also takes passengers from the airport to the city. Skybus tickets cost $17 peradult or $38 for a family that includes two adults and one to four children. Public buses also run between the airport and various locations in Melbourne. If you'd like access to a vehicle during your stay, you can use Orbitz.com to reserve a rental car. The airport houses five rental car companies, so that you can pick up your vehicle as soon as your flight lands.

Climate in Melbourne

Winter temperatures in Melbourne range from the low 20s to the mid-40s, while the summer temperatures range from the mid-50s to the high 70s. Keep in mind that Melbourne's summer runs from December through February, and June through August are the winter months. If you use Orbitz.com to plan your trip in the early or late spring, the weather will be nice, and you'll save money because it's not the city's peak travel season.

Highlights and Attractions

The Melbourne Zoo, the Melbourne Museum and the Rippon Lea House & Gardens are some of Melbourne's major attractions. Orbitz.com does more than find cheap flights to Melbourne. You can also purchase tickets to local attractions and arrange guided tours.

^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.