|May||Best time to beat the crowds (17% less expensive on average)|
|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
Emirates, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta, Etihad Airways and Hawaiian Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith.
The average direct flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 705 km.
There are 1,802 (direct) flights between Melbourne and Sydney per week, averaging 257 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($163), Multiple Airlines ($205) and Virgin Australia ($233).
Emirates (38 times daily), Qantas Airways (37 times daily), Air New Zealand (36 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Melbourne to Sydney, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.
There are no hotels located onsite at Sydney Airport, however, there area hotels such as Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport located across the street from the airport, ibis budget Sydney Airport about a 6-minute walk away, and Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel, which offers a free airport shuttle for its patrons.
Parents travelling with children on flights arriving at or leaving from Sydney Airport should know there are several children’s play areas in the T1 International terminal, including locations at gate 32, gate 50 and gate 59. There is also a parent's room and nursing facilities located near the baggage reclaim areas of the airport.
Sydney Airport is only about 8 kilometres from Sydney Cricket Ground and you have a few options to get you there if you’re going to watch a match. There are several bus/train combination options if you wish to take the scenic route. Otherwise, Jayride Shuttle, Uber, taxi and rental car can all complete the journey in about 15 minutes, traffic permitting.
The best means of public transport from Sydney Airport to the city centre is the Airport Link, which stops at both the domestic and international terminals. Taxi is the next best choice for the 8-kilometre trip, which would cost about AUD45.00. There are also private shuttles and rental cars available if you prefer other options.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Sydney from Melbourne up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
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