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Low season: May
High season: April
Average price: $179
Good deal: $174

Best time to beat the crowds

5%

expected price decrease

Most popular time to fly

3%

expected price increase

(price for this month)

or less for a return flight within

2 months

of your travel date is a good deal

When to book flights from Melbourne to Sydney

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Sydney was found, on average, 41 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is May.

FAQs for booking Melbourne to Sydney flights

How long does a flight from Melbourne to Sydney take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 20m, covering a distance of 756 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne and Sydney?
There are 153 (direct) flights between Melbourne and Sydney per week, averaging 21 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Sydney?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($136) and AirAsia X ($1,677)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne and Sydney?
Qantas Airways (7 times daily), Emirates (7 times daily), Jetstar (7 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne to Sydney?
For Melbourne to Sydney, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Monday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Melbourne to Sydney?
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne Avalon, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.
How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$136
only
$136
Destination
Sydney
$136
only
$136
Thu., 25 Jun.
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Sun., 28 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Airport
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
CHC
AKL
Okay 4.0

Pros: We arrived safely and on time.

Cons: The pricing seems low when purchasing the ticket, but we were charged $45/bag for our carryon bags that could easily have fit in the overhead bins (and on a separate flight with another airline that is what we did). Seems like a money grab to charge for the carryon if it weighs more than 7g or whatever small amount. Just take that cost into account when booking your flight.

AVV
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Overall, the flight from Avalon to Sydney was nice, so no complaints about anything else other than the luggage issue.

Cons: I did not realize my ticket did not include checked luggage, so I was charged to check my bag. I was also charged for "excess" luggage because my bag was over 15kg (because I had been traveling internationally, my bag was 20kg) so in total I had to pay $125 just to check my bag. I would have saved more money booking my flight through a major airline in the first place.

SYD
BNK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Long lines for bag drop

AVV
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The advertised price before finding out about the Bundles.

Cons: All the ridiculous add-ones for seat preference, food, entertainment, extra leg room, etc. Very misleading!! Difficulty with online check-in and trying to determine baggage needs before actually getting to the airport and then having to pay a ridiculously higher amount. Would have been better to pay the extra and fly on an airlines that puts customer service first.

AVV
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nobody told i couldnt bring luggage had to pay extranfee

Fri., 3 Jul.
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 20m
Sun., 19 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
1h 35m
Trip: 17 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AVV
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: Plane was unable to get to a gate after landing but we were kept informed.

Cons: Paying four dollars for an orange juice.

AVV
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was quiet. Quick and comfortable waiting for our flight. I enjoyed the meat pie, coffee and service while waiting. I was aloud to have a nap. Felt refreshed. Kayak gave me a great price. I saved $400 for my family flights all up.

Cons: The flight was delayed by an hour but it was an accumulation of air conjestion towards the later flights. Overall we were able to charge our phones and get comfortable before flying.

AVV
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Security was super fast. Boarding was straight forward.

Cons: Jetstar baggage policy is, as most know, annoying. 7 kg limit on carry on bags or else you have to pay for extra “weight allowance.” Quite annoying since I can’t very well weigh my bag at home and it really changes nothing. You still bring the bag on the pla e. You just have to pay extra

WLG
CHC
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Price was right. On time.

AVV
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Good crew, easy flight. Front and rear plane entrance and exit.

Cons: You have to pay exorbitant amounts for food and drink - no complimentary anything.

Thu., 24 Sep.
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Tue., 29 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
1h 35m
Trip: 6 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AVV
SYD
Okay 4.3

Cons: Jetstar nickels and dimes you to death. $4.00 for a cup of coffee as an example.

AVV
SYD
Okay 5.3

Pros: even thought they departed late we landed on time

Cons: both flights departed late

ZQN
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was excellent.

Cons: Nothing. Point A to Point B. Get me there on time and in one piece

HBA
SYD
Good 6.6

Cons: Food/drinks

AVV
SYD
Okay 4.0

Cons: Obsession to find a reason to charge extra. This is especially true for the luggage.

Tue., 21 Jul.
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Wed., 12 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
1h 30m
Trip: 23 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AKL
CHC
Good 7.2

Pros: Nice cabin crew, nice boarding, ontime departure, clean aircraft.

Cons: Check-in agent at bag drop counter was a sour puss.

HBA
SYD
Good 6.6

Cons: Food/drinks

AVV
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Flights to & from Sydney to Melbourne were ok!

AVV
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Checkin in Avalon, Melbourne EXCELLENT. Wife in wheelchair. Agent checked in all our bags. Then had to change planes in Sydney where they tried to charge $80 per bag for extra bags that Melbourne agent had checked in for free. Avalon longer trip to airport but fewer problems and people--and better Jetstar employees.

Cons: When you are treated humanely and special, there is little not to like.

AVV
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was quiet. Quick and comfortable waiting for our flight. I enjoyed the meat pie, coffee and service while waiting. I was aloud to have a nap. Felt refreshed. Kayak gave me a great price. I saved $400 for my family flights all up.

Cons: The flight was delayed by an hour but it was an accumulation of air conjestion towards the later flights. Overall we were able to charge our phones and get comfortable before flying.

Tue., 9 Jun.
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 20m
Mon., 6 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
1h 30m
Trip: 28 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AVV
SYD
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Smooth boarding. Mostly on time and friendly staff for most the journey. No major complaints

Cons: Seats have less leg room than air asia. :(

AVV
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Quick and easy, just as expected, staff professional and. Friendly

AVV
SYD
Okay 4.8

Pros: We got to our destination safely (always the most important consideration) and on time

Cons: The amount charged for baggage is out of line with other airlines and, more important, they make you pay a stiff penalty for paying for your luggage the day of the flight rather than two days in advance. But there was no prior notification that such a penalty applied. The airline personnel—on board, and at the counter—were nowhere near as friendly as those of other airlines that serve this region.

AVV
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. Flight delayed 3.5 hours

WLG
CHC
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Price was right. On time.

Wed., 10 Jun.
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 20m
Sun., 5 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
1h 35m
Trip: 26 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 101 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AVV
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I was charged $300 and forced to check my bag (weighing less than 50 pounds) and my carry on. These charges were absolutely not predictable.

AVV
SYD
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Smooth boarding. Mostly on time and friendly staff for most the journey. No major complaints

Cons: Seats have less leg room than air asia. :(

AVV
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Quick and easy, just as expected, staff professional and. Friendly

AVV
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Timely, warm friendly crew, comfortable seating

Cons: Flying out of Avalon Airport in Melbourne. Too far out of the way.

AVV
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. Flight delayed 3.5 hours

Sun., 10 May
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
SYD
Sydney Airport
21h 45m
Sun., 24 May
SYD
Sydney Airport
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
21h 20m
$1,677
Trip: 15 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 366 reviews
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
5.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.1
Food
5.2
KUL
TPE
Okay 4.0

Pros: The flight i booked has 2 segments, both by Air Asia. However, when i arrived in KL, i was forced to exit the terminal, having to go thru immigration/custom, end up paying 2 separate luggage fees, lots of hessle. Since i never received Air Asia booking#, i was not able to check in, etc.

Cons: I will avoid booking this way and for sure avoid booking Air Asia

DPS
KUL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Our family had 3 seats together

Cons: RUDE AND NASTY FLIGHT ATENDANTS. THEY SHOULD FIND NEW EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT CUSTOMER CONTACT! !!

SYD
KUL
Okay 5.0

Pros: Airport was quick but not because of airline.

Cons: How is there no WiFi or entertainment on a 8 hour flight? And having to buy water or anything to drink. Will think further about flying them for a longer trip.

PVG
KUL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Quick boarding

Cons: The air steward and stewardess were so noisy throughout the flight. I stood at the last row where it was close to where they sat and toilet. They took non stop and laughed literally loud. can you imagine the other way round - I am chatting loudly in the midnight and they are trying to get some sleep? They just didn't have professional mannerisms and service awareness.

MEL
KUL
Okay 5.0

Pros: Not a lot Very disappointed overall

Cons: Setting was promised we had spare set next to us but not so. Flight was not full but we were squashed and so disappointed

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