Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne

Flight information Sydney to Melbourne

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Average flight time, total distance 722 kilometres

1h 25min

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Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Which airlines fly from Sydney to Melbourne?

How easy is it to depart from Sydney Airport?

  • Very easy. Sydney Airport offers passengers access to a large variety of destinations, and amenities. The airport has 3 terminals.
  • Terminal 2 – Is the terminal assigned for Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tigerair.
  • Terminal 3 – Is for passengers flying Qantas.
  • T2 and T3 are equipped with shops, restaurants, ATMs, currency exchange, payphones, cash machines, and free WiFi.
  • T2 and T3 have a walkway connecting them if you need to transfer.
  • Terminal 1 is the international terminal and can be accessed by AirTrain or T-Bus for $6, or free for travellers flying with Qantas or Virgin.
  • Arrive at this airport at least 1 hour before your flight is due to depart.

What do I need before I depart from Sydney Airport?

  • A form of photo-ID is required for domestic air travel.
  • Please be aware, that if you are not an Australian citizen or resident, you may need to carry your passport.

What information do I need to know when arriving in Melbourne?

  • Although there are 3 airports in Melbourne, direct flights will fly into Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. This airport has 4 terminals.
  • Terminal 1 – Qantas flights are directed to this terminal.
  • Terminal 3 – Flights on Virgin Australia are directed here.
  • Terminal 4 – Jetstar and Tigerair flights come into this terminal.
  • Each terminal provides incoming passengers with ATMs, eateries, and shops. You can also connect to the free WiFi and approach information desks.
  • All terminals can be walked to. For those with a disability, there are transfer services available through the airport authority.
  • The average cost of a taxi into Melbourne’s city centre is around $60, and will take 30-40 minutes.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

  • Melbourne is slightly cooler than Sydney by 2-5°C and sees more rainfall, but both cities have a similar climate.

Is there a time difference between Sydney and Melbourne?

  • No. Sydney and Melbourne are both in the same time zone.

Is Melbourne cheaper than Sydney?

  • Melbourne is slightly cheaper than Sydney. The cost of dining and drinking are similar, however rent is cheaper in Melbourne.
  • An average meal for 2 at a mid-range restaurant will cost around $80 in Melbourne.
  • A cappuccino in Melbourne will cost around $3.90.

Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of June 2018

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