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Flight information Melbourne to Sydney

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Average flight time, total distance 722 kilometres

1h 25min

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Sydney and Sydney Palm Beach SPB

2 airports

Which airlines fly from Melbourne to Sydney?

Melbourne to Sydney flights are not only the busiest route in Australia, but also the second most popular flight route in the world. To cope with this demand, you can book direct flights to Sydney with:

Is there a time difference between Melbourne and Sydney?

No. There’s no need to change your watch when you fly from Melbourne to Sydney.

What is the weather like in Sydney?

Sydney is a warmer city than Melbourne, famed for its beautiful beaches. Expect temperatures to be roughly 4°C higher when you land. Sydney’s warmest month tends to be January.

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Essential travel information for Sydney

  • Flights from Melbourne to Sydney require you to have photo ID.
  • Travellers flying from Tullamarine can get flight updates and more with the Melbourne Airport app.

Departing from Melbourne

If you’re flying from Melbourne to Sydney, you have the choice of flying from 2 airports:

The only airline that flies from Avalon is Jetstar, however some Jetstar flights leave from Melbourne Airport so be sure to check your booking reference so that you get to the right airport. In a taxi, it takes 45 minutes to get from one airport to the other, which is too long for many passengers to correct their mistake.

Both airports have ample parking, which is cheaper if you book online through the airport’s website before the day of travel. Direct shuttle buses are available from the city with SkyBus if you want a cheaper option.

For all domestic flights in Australia, you should aim to be at the airport an hour before your flight leaves.

Arriving in Sydney

Sydney Airport (SYD) has 2 domestic terminals that flights from Melbourne might land at. Regardless of whether you arrive in Terminal 2 or 3, you’ll find taxi ranks outside your terminal. Car hire counters are found in the car park between the 2 terminals and both have entry into a shared train station to get into the city.

The train is the cheapest and most convenient way to get to Sydney Central Station. From platform 1, you can catch a train to Central, Circular Quay, Wynyard and other convenient locations.

Sydney’s public transport is cheapest if you have an Opal card. You can get these at newsagents and rail stations for free, but – like the Myki – you need to top it up to use these services.

Return flights from Sydney to Melbourne

The easiest way to get to the airport for your flight from Sydney to Melbourne is to get the train. These run regularly throughout the day and take the same time, no matter what’s happening on the roads.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

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