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Information for flights to Melbourne from Sydney Kingsford Smith

Avg. flight duration 1h 30m
Flights arrive in Melbourne & other airports
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $21
Distance 706 km
Airlines Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

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Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
April
Most popular time to fly
1%
expected price increase
Average price:
$200
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$155
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $155 or less.
The cheapest flight from Sydney to Melbourne was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
Book at least 3 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.
Morning departure is around 7% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
The City of Melbourne is served by four airports but only two of them handle the bulk of domestic and international flights: Melbourne International Airport (MEL), otherwise known as Melbourne Airport and Avalon International Airport (AVV) or Avalon Airport, and Jetstar Airways provides flights from Sydney to Melbourne to both.
Parents travelling with children on flights from Sydney to Melbourne should know that Sydney Airport has parents rooms and nursing facilities located near the baggage reclaim areas of the airport and there are also four children’s play areas in the International terminal including at Gates 32, 50 and 59.
International travellers connecting at Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD), otherwise known as Sydney Airport, should be aware that the international terminal (T1) is separated from the domestic terminals (T2 & T3), with a shuttle service provided between them by T-Bus, so factor sufficient transfer time when planning your flights.
Need a bite to eat while at Sydney Airport? If so, the airport offers a wide variety of choices, such as Chur Burger and Coopers Alehouse at Terminal 2 or Bar Roma and Bar Corretto located at Terminal 3, as well as Taste of Thai and Heineken House at International terminal 1.
Passengers looking to enjoy a refreshing shower before their flight from Sydney to Melbourne can enjoy one of several locations on the Sydney Airport premises. The Departures hall has shower facilities near check-in counters A and K and there are also showers near Gate 31, Gate 51 and Gate 24 which is a men-only facility.

FAQs for Booking Flights to Melbourne from Sydney

How long does a flight from Sydney to Melbourne take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 35m, covering a distance of 705 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney and Melbourne?
There are 3,121 (direct) flights between Sydney and Melbourne per week, averaging 492 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($21), Tigerair Australia ($21) and Virgin Australia ($183).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney and Melbourne?
Qantas Airways (52 times daily), Emirates (45 times daily), Air New Zealand (45 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney to Melbourne?
For Sydney to Melbourne, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Sydney, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sydney to Melbourne?
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne & other airports, also known as Melbourne Airport.
What parking options are there at Melbourne Airport?
Parking at Melbourne Airport offers you the choice of value car parks and at terminal parking for the budget conscious driver, while the business car park and premium car park provide the convenience of being closer to the terminals and valet parking is an option for those who prefer more luxurious service.
How do I get downtown from Avalon Airport?
The Skybus Avalon City Express is the best mode of public transport to Southern Cross Station in downtown Melbourne, but it will take almost two hours to complete the 56-kilometre journey. There is also a taxi rank outside the terminal and a dedicated spot for those using Uber, both of which require about 45 minutes to complete the trip.
Are there any onsite hotels at Melbourne Airport?
Yes, there is the 276-room PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport hotel, which is connected to both domestic and international terminals by skybridge walkways and is perfectly situated for the busy business traveller or short stay visitor. The PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport also has dedicated conference centre and meeting room facilities if required.
How do I get to Rod Laver Arena from Melbourne Airport?
Travelling on to Rod Laver Arena after your flight from Sydney to Melbourne? If so, you should know that there is the Jayride Shuttle that connects directly with the venue in about 20 minutes, which takes about the same time by taxi, Uber or rental car. There are also bus and train options, however they are less convenient, even if less expensive.
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Book cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne (return)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$21
only
$21
Destination
Melbourne
$21
only
$21
Mon., 26 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Wed., 28 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: The flight crew were friendly

Cons: Everything about dealing with jetstar

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Not well informed,crew were rude,not helpful at all,bad experience,never want to fly again on jet star

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.0

Cons: No leg room at all...

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.6

Cons: I was charged $50 per checked bag when there was no option to select check bag option through booking.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: speedy boarding

Cons: flight was delayed, baggage policy wasn't clear

Wed., 4 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Mon., 9 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 40 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Time of boarding and the flight were fast and on time.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

ADL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Very rude team. Never ever travel with tiger airlines again

BNE
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Clean and tidy aircraft, pleasant crew, on time

Cons: wouldnt want a longer journey as the seats are narrow and uncomfortable

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: My seat was not kicked. No crying babies. (Neither was due to the airline).

Cons: Queue Jump was initially ignored, at gate. Flight attendant made sarcastic comments. No food to purchase, not even tea/coffee.

Thu., 10 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Mon., 14 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 40 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
SYD
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: The plane left on time, the boarding took 25 minutes but was on time. My seat wasn't quite working properly but it only reclines a small amount anyway so no issues. Disembarkation was orderly and quick and I was on the train to the city in minutes. From the long term carpark the bus stops right out front and likewise to pick you up. Kiosk checkin was easy and the trip on the escalator upstairs was straightforward. for 50% cheaper than Qantas and Virgin Blue i am sold.

Cons: Seems strange that your boarding pass is checked three times. Arriving there and checking in 45 minutes beforehand given the new terminal seems a bit over the top but the plane does leave on time. Meals are expensive for what they offer on board but you can always bring your own.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Upon arrival at the airport, I'm told checked in luggage is not included. This is the first time I've had to pay for checked in luggage at the airport. During the process the staff ignored me at the counter as they changed over staff. Then took a call on their walkie talkie as I'm standing right there in the middle of processing my paid luggage. Flight took off late. I would pay more to fly another carrier and have better service.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly crew, helpful

Cons: Seat pitch was very tight. Boarding by stairs and not jetway.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 9.2

Cons: More leg room.

BNE
CNS
Okay 5.6

Pros: Price was good. Flight was delayed due to delay in incoming flight, and explanation was clear.

Cons: My poor spine does not like budget airline seats at all.

Sat., 31 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Wed., 4 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew were amazing and the seats were super comfy. The Captain was very smooth on take off and touch down, he was also very informative during the flight.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The fact that my flight has been cancelled just the night before the due flight. It's been a pain to reschedule

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: I missed my friend's wedding ceremony thanks to this daft airline.

Cons: They couldn't be bothered putting me on another flight last night, when I was meant to fly to Melbourne. Instead, simply said I could fly 18 hours later or not. Will never fly Jetstar again. They also had the nerve to charge me for seat selection even though I had already paid for it on the flight they cancelled. Easily, Jetstar is Australia's worst airline. They think that sending a text message two hours before boarding that my flight is cancelled is enough. The rest is up to me. Wow.

SYD
HNL
Okay 4.0

Cons: At Sydney, 6-7 check-in agents for probably 400+ passengers, nearly an hour wait. Airline model is cheap seats, then charge like hell for everything else. Want seat selection or movies or preassigned seat or uncramped seat? Pay up. Ended up assigned next to toilet on a 10-hr red-eye flight.

SYD
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Flight arrived early

Cons: Cramped seats, ran out of cheese and crackers at the beginning of the flight, long walk to get out if the terminal

Sun., 12 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Thu., 16 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 144 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Departure was on time (only fifteen minutes late).

Cons: Check-in was a shambles, long lines for bag-drop, despite having booked several months in advance my partner and I could not sit together, the flight and landing was particularly rough, no crew announcements, and our arrival airport was chaotic with no signs indicating which baggage carousel to use for baggage collection. It took us nearly 3 hours to collect luggage and depart the airport.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Excellent service

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Seemed like a good pilot - that's most important. Modern Plane.

Cons: 1) The boarding from the rear/tarmac/stairs. 2) The officious attendant at check in. 3) The insane rule that a small carry on (that meets all international guidelines) cannot weigh more than 7 kg. 4) The pitiful beverage service (water/juice/coffee/tea) not even sparkling water. The price was high enough - not to have to put up with these issues.

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Nothing, per say

Cons: I booked flights AND paid for seat locations. Quantas switched all to better fit their needs, including separating us on two different flights (we almost missed one). Every other aspect was as poor as any flight I have been on...never again.

SYD
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: Good plan, flight and crew

Cons: No entertainment. Snack was nut-based, to which my wife is allergic. No alternative.

Sun., 1 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Tue., 3 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I am traveling from the USA and I had heard some bad stories about JetStar but my experience was really good.

SYD
MEL
Okay 5.0

Pros: jetstar is good interstate and quick and efficient

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.3

Cons: The luggage allowance for carry-ons was incredibly small and we ended up having to pay an exorbitant amount to check all of our small carry-on bags. The process for doing so was tedious and inefficient.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Modern aircraft

Cons: Flight was delayed for no reason at all. Rude staff. Forced a domestic flight to land/take off at an international terminal so we had to go through customs control before taking off and after arrival. Pay some more money and fly Qantas or anything but awful Jetstar...

AKL
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exactly what we expected from a budget airline.

Cons: Dragging the luggage between international and domestic terminal wasn't fun.

Sun., 1 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Tue., 3 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: When we finally worked out where we were suposed to go the staff were very nice. Good diversity of people although nearly all very young.

Cons: long queues again for checking in and baggage check. No signage for bus to domestic air terminal or even a general direction. Just have to keep asking randome people in flouro jackets where we should go. Then bus very crowded.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Baggage gouging, terrible customer service, long lines.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Efficient boarding

Cons: The flight was nearly 40 mins late

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Flight was delayed by 45 minutes due to **insert one of many excuses here** and then Jetstar misplaced my luggage ( I arrived at 3 pm into Melbourne and my luggage arrived 10.30pm so I spent one of my two nights waiting for the bag to show up)

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Modern aircraft

Cons: Flight was delayed for no reason at all. Rude staff. Forced a domestic flight to land/take off at an international terminal so we had to go through customs control before taking off and after arrival. Pay some more money and fly Qantas or anything but awful Jetstar...

Sun., 29 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Tue., 1 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Everyone was very polite, to compensate for ripping us off on the cost of our luggage... By the kilo!

Cons: No info when we purchased the ticket on Kayak that this airline does not charge by the bag, but by the kilo. No chance to buy kilos when we bought the ticket. Got ripped off at the airport. This airline is is for backpackers, NOT for the international traveler

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient.

DRW
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Good crew

Cons: Cheaper add booked luggage costs.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.5

Pros: the crew was patient and supportive (both flight and ground crew).

Cons: the temperature could have been warmer.

SYD
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: When we finally worked out where we were suposed to go the staff were very nice. Good diversity of people although nearly all very young.

Cons: long queues again for checking in and baggage check. No signage for bus to domestic air terminal or even a general direction. Just have to keep asking randome people in flouro jackets where we should go. Then bus very crowded.

Tue., 29 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Fri., 8 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 155 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DRW
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Wifi was horrible. Selection of movies was weak.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: First rate crew, friendly and professional through the long flight. The food was excellent and the crew offered snacks and drinks between meals. I paid the extra to sit in a section upstairs that I was able to get up and move around frequently.

Cons: It’s a long flight but that can’t be helped. Economy seats are really cramped and so I paid $190 for more leg room on the way back. Would highly recommend. I wouldn’t sit right next to the bathroom again. (Check seat guru first) Also wasn’t able to check in with my mobile phone. Had to go through the line.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: I had a nose bleed (a side effect of treatment that I had), and although it wasnt causing me great distress, a crew member noticed it and slipped me a few extra tissues without making a fuss about it. That was very much appreciated.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Cons: The boarding and flight was delayed. It was explained why, though. Other than than everything was perfect.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good service, on time

Cons: Coffee, not good enough

Tue., 3 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Tue., 10 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Efficient and fiendly service.

Cons: There was no entertainment and none was expected on such a short trip.

SYD
MEL
Okay 5.0

Pros: jetstar is good interstate and quick and efficient

SYD
HNL
Okay 4.0

Cons: At Sydney, 6-7 check-in agents for probably 400+ passengers, nearly an hour wait. Airline model is cheap seats, then charge like hell for everything else. Want seat selection or movies or preassigned seat or uncramped seat? Pay up. Ended up assigned next to toilet on a 10-hr red-eye flight.

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.3

Cons: The luggage allowance for carry-ons was incredibly small and we ended up having to pay an exorbitant amount to check all of our small carry-on bags. The process for doing so was tedious and inefficient.

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival.

Cons: It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments.

Sun., 13 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Wed., 23 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 40 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: The flight was extremely delayed and appeared to be the turn around time due to the flight arrival time and the passengers on the flight unloading. I note that my departure flight was also delayed significantly. This return flight delay caused me to miss my flight, even though I had a good buffer.

SYD
OOL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Complimentary water

SYD
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Pleasant staff, comfy seats on the new 737-800

Cons: Delayed boarding, no food to purchase on board

MEL
SYD
Okay 4.5

Cons: To fly on time.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time, clean

Cons: Legroom. Really noisy passengers a few rows back. Not tigers fault

Sat., 14 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Tue., 17 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival.

Cons: It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Pros: the price was cheaper than other airlines

Cons: we had to pay to check bags, change flights, etc. also, no free little snacks or movies, radio, etc.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Baggage gouging, terrible customer service, long lines.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: The flight crew were friendly

Cons: Everything about dealing with jetstar

ZQN
SYD
Good 6.3

Pros: The crew members were very nice and easy going.

Cons: The flight took off 25 minutes late. The boarding started later than it should have and took way too long. The airport was understaffed from the security point to the boarding point. That was surprising how in smooth both of those processes were based on seamless experiences at the same airport

Sun., 25 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Wed., 28 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 30m
Trip: 4 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 40 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
PPP
SYD
Excellent 9.5

Pros: We had emergency exit seats so very good leg room and seat back magazine small item holder.

Cons: Flight was 20min late.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good service by friendly crew . The flight went quickly , & the landing was top notch.

SYD
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: How polite the staff were even though the flight was delayed.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Time of boarding and the flight were fast and on time.

MEL
CBR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything went smoothly as on earlier experiences. Friendly and helpful staff at airport.

Cons: The departure gate was not displayed on the electronic board at the airport until an announcement that boarding was 'commencing' which caused some unnecessary anxiety.

Wed., 21 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Wed., 28 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Okay 4.3

Cons: Was suppose to have baggage allowance, but reservation didn't have it and got charged $79. Flight was also delayed for 1 hour

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.6

Cons: Flight was cancelled and next available was nearly 4hrs later and left late! And then they have the gall to tell you to board quickly. Emails all about trying to frighten you into paying for extra luggage and sell you mediocre food and pay for a seat allocation.

SYD
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Flight arrived early

Cons: Cramped seats, ran out of cheese and crackers at the beginning of the flight, long walk to get out if the terminal

AKL
CHC
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exactly what we expected from a budget airline.

Cons: Dragging the luggage between international and domestic terminal wasn't fun.

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Modern aircraft

Cons: Flight was delayed for no reason at all. Rude staff. Forced a domestic flight to land/take off at an international terminal so we had to go through customs control before taking off and after arrival. Pay some more money and fly Qantas or anything but awful Jetstar...

Sat., 18 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Sat., 25 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 144 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Gate crew gave us extra seats to spread out and flight was around comfortable. Really enjoyed in-flight TV options

Cons: We normally love to check prices on KAYAK and then book directly through airlines which we thought we were doing in this incident. But after we booked we realized a third-party website – Webjet- would be handling our tickets which resulted in many problems. We ended up needing to change our itinerary in a simple way that would’ve been easy to do through the airline but webjet would not accommodate without spending $2500 in ticket fees. To avoid that we had to book additional tickets and take an additional flight that ended up being cheaper but quite the hassle that took way longer

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Seats too close together

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Free wifi is amazing! This is something all airlines need to take more attention of!! Some airlines have ridiculous charges for wifi.

Cons: Annoying that they didn’t board via the front and rear exit, but this was probably because it was raining. Half the plane boarded via the “priority pass” would be kinda disappointed if I had a high status only to board with half the plane.

SYD
MEL
Okay 5.6

Pros: Generally a good flight

Cons: Check in & Bag Drop Procedure is very poor. The process needs to be looked at

Mon., 28 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Wed., 30 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient.

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: The desk agent told me it would cost 75.00 for one piece of luggage. she was kind enough to try on the internet and I only paid 23.00.

Cons: They charged twenty three dollars for luggage.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The ease of online check-in and printing my baggage stickers upon arrival at the airport. The staff at the check-in desk were lovely, the staff on the plane were lovely; it was great.

Cons: Nothing. I've previously had very average experiences with Jetstar which made me uncertain about booking these flights but I was completely overthrown by the service turn-around. I'm now a Jetstar advocate.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Efficient boarding

Cons: The flight was nearly 40 mins late

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Charged $285 for 1 checked bag! Wow. SCAM

Wed., 11 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Mon., 16 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 6 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 40 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Upon arrival at the airport, I'm told checked in luggage is not included. This is the first time I've had to pay for checked in luggage at the airport. During the process the staff ignored me at the counter as they changed over staff. Then took a call on their walkie talkie as I'm standing right there in the middle of processing my paid luggage. Flight took off late. I would pay more to fly another carrier and have better service.

BNE
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The price.

Cons: Little room and having the seat in front reclined back as soon as possible, and until the very end of the flight. Reclining economy seats in minimal space budget airlines are just plain rediculous. Have those airline bisses never tried their own cattle class?

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Crew in the air were fine, crew at check in was very unfriendly and tried to say I was over with baggage - 2 bags at 10kg for 2 people - I dont think so.......7kg each

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: We did not get on the flight, there was no staff available to check in our bags. Everyone we spoke to was rude and abnoxious at Brisbane airport. The only people were lovely and helpful were the volunteers in the blue shirts who tried to direct us in the right direction. We finally got on a flight and still had to pay for it.

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: The flight was extremely delayed and appeared to be the turn around time due to the flight arrival time and the passengers on the flight unloading. I note that my departure flight was also delayed significantly. This return flight delay caused me to miss my flight, even though I had a good buffer.

Fri., 17 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Sun., 26 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 144 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable economy class, food throughout the flight.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly service, superb service in peak rush hour. Willing to pay extra to fly with virgin every single time!

Cons: Delayed boarding. But wasnt a big deal.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick, efficient, all you want and need for a flight to Melbourne.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Pros: Take off was smooth

Cons: Food

Mon., 26 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Thu., 29 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
6.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: When we finally worked out where we were suposed to go the staff were very nice. Good diversity of people although nearly all very young.

Cons: long queues again for checking in and baggage check. No signage for bus to domestic air terminal or even a general direction. Just have to keep asking randome people in flouro jackets where we should go. Then bus very crowded.

ZQN
SYD
Good 6.3

Pros: The crew members were very nice and easy going.

Cons: The flight took off 25 minutes late. The boarding started later than it should have and took way too long. The airport was understaffed from the security point to the boarding point. That was surprising how in smooth both of those processes were based on seamless experiences at the same airport

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Not applicable... generic flight with nothing special.

Cons: Extremely terrible customer service with boarding. Our combined carry-on weight exceeded the 7kg. Fair enough, we paid $60 for check-in. However, the customer service rep was awful towards us and then informed us that they would not be able to put our bag on our flight as we would cause a delay. I have a feeling this was just a decision she made to spite us as there were still ~20 minutes until departure. Well, guess what... our flight was about 15 minutes delayed. I don’t work in the aviation industry, but I assume it wouldn’t have taken 35 minutes to load. Her attitude was awful and she provided zero help when asked how when our luggage would arrive and what the process to claim it is. She simply said “I don’t know, enjoy the flight” with a smug look on her face. Never flying this airline again. Thanks to Jetstar for causing an inconvenience on our honeymoon.

TSV
SYD
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight was delayed. Got no messages from anyone

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Deciding not to use JetStar again

Cons: Initial flight to sydney cancelled Lost seats I paid for (chosen seat location) Return flight, adamantly won't let us check on the same bag we took initially, same weight No one willing to compromise considering my initial lost seats

Tue., 15 Oct.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
1h 35m
Thu., 17 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1h 30m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 40 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.9
SYD
MEL
Good 7.5

Pros: The plane left on time, the boarding took 25 minutes but was on time. My seat wasn't quite working properly but it only reclines a small amount anyway so no issues. Disembarkation was orderly and quick and I was on the train to the city in minutes. From the long term carpark the bus stops right out front and likewise to pick you up. Kiosk checkin was easy and the trip on the escalator upstairs was straightforward. for 50% cheaper than Qantas and Virgin Blue i am sold.

Cons: Seems strange that your boarding pass is checked three times. Arriving there and checking in 45 minutes beforehand given the new terminal seems a bit over the top but the plane does leave on time. Meals are expensive for what they offer on board but you can always bring your own.

SYD
BNE
Okay 4.5

Pros: Cabin crew pretty so-so. No food to buy, no tea or coffee. Just water.

Cons: Practically everything!

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Cons: We did not get on the flight, there was no staff available to check in our bags. Everyone we spoke to was rude and abnoxious at Brisbane airport. The only people were lovely and helpful were the volunteers in the blue shirts who tried to direct us in the right direction. We finally got on a flight and still had to pay for it.

SYD
MEL
Okay 5.6

Cons: Flight was delayed

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The crew was friendly and timely. The flight overall was easy and time effiecient

Cons: The seats were very uncomfortable

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