Compare cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Flight information Sydney to Melbourne

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Average flight time, total distance 722 kilometres

1h 30min

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Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Which airlines fly from Sydney to Melbourne?

There are more than 80 direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney every day. These are offered by:

It’s also possible to get cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne with Rex for this route, but that means you’ll have a layover either in Albury or Wagga Wagga.

Is there a time difference between Sydney and Melbourne?

No. Sydney and Melbourne have the same time in summer and winter.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

Although Melbourne averages out as cooler than Sydney over the year, its weather is notoriously changeable and haphazard.

How expensive is Melbourne?



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Essential travel information for Melbourne

All domestic travellers in Australia require a form of photo ID to check in at Sydney Airport.

Departing from Sydney

Sydney Airport (SYD) is Australia’s busiest airport. It is 10km from the city centre and can be reached by car, taxi, bus or, most conveniently, train. No matter how you plan to get to the airport, it’s advised that you arrive an hour before take-off.

Sydney’s airport has 3 terminals:

  • Terminal 1 is the international terminal.
  • Terminal 2 is a domestic terminal used by Jetstar, Tigerair, Virgin Australia and others.
  • Terminal 3 is a domestic terminal used by Qantas and QantasLink.

The 2 domestic terminals have a wide array of shops and restaurants to help you pass the time while you wait to board your plane.

Arriving in Melbourne

Flights from Sydney may land at either of Melbourne’s largest airports:

Flights with Jetstar can go to either airport, while other airlines use Tullamarine exclusively. If you’re flying with Jetstar, check your booking details as this will have an impact on your onwards travel.

While both airports offer car hire and taxis to the city, the cheaper and often more convenient option is to get a shuttle service through SkyBus. If you go to the CBD with this company, they also provide a free minibus to most hotels in the CBD region.

Return flights from Melbourne to Sydney

To save yourself stress when returning to the airport for your Melbourne to Sydney flight, SkyBus allows you to buy a return ticket at a reduced price online.

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

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.