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Low season

May Best time to beat the crowds (17% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (21% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$135 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$121 or less

When to book flights from Melbourne to Sydney

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $118 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Sydney was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 13% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Planning a visit to Sydney? If so, you should know that Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways are three Australian air carriers that offer flights from Melbourne to Sydney and all use Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD), also known as Sydney Airport, as a major operations hub.
  • Bar Pulpo and Nandos are two eateries in domestic terminal 2 at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport in case you plan on having a meal before your flight, but if you are at terminal 3, then Hightide Lounge and Macchinetta are two good choices before the security checkpoint, while Pasta Pomodoro and Oporto are options found in international T1.
  • Passengers looking to enjoy a quiet moment of reflection before their flight from Melbourne to Sydney will be happy to know that they can make use of the multi-faith prayer room located in the forecourt of Melbourne Avalon Airport’s domestic terminal, which welcomes any visitors observing religious obligations.
  • Entrepreneurs and corporate flyers can enjoy the hospitality of the PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport hotel, which is connected to both domestic and international terminals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and has dedicated conference centre and meeting room facilities, making it ideal business accommodation or a great place to host a special event or reception.
  • If you wish to leave your car at Melbourne Avalon Airport while you’re away on business or pleasure, you’ll be happy to know that there is a single car park directly opposite the terminals, which is open for short term or long term parking, avoiding the hassle of shuttles and walking, and is also good for pickups and drop-offs.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.0
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,854 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
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Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$157
only
$157
Destination
Sydney
$157
only
$157
Thu., 30 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 30 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 14 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Fri., 28 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 29 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Sun., 2 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 23 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Sun., 26 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 4 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Wed., 5 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Trip: 2 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 16 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Mon., 20 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 9 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Sat., 12 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 21 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Tue., 21 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 1 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 13 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Mon., 19 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 30m
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 30 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Mon., 3 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 26 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Thu., 30 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 14 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Tue., 21 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 20 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Mon., 20 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 1 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 14 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Tue., 21 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 8 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Wed., 12 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 13 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Wed., 19 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 31 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Sun., 1 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 2 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 4 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 30m
Tue., 8 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 16 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 30m
Mon., 20 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
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Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney (one-way)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$72
only
$72
Destination
Sydney
$72
only
$72
Tue., 15 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 30m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 14 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 29 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 4 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 30m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 25 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 28 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 26 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 3 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 29 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 13 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 3 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 13 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 15 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 29 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 17 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 29 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 28 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 15 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 4 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 30 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Based on null reviews
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