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Low season

May Best time to beat the crowds (16% less expensive on average)

High season

April Most popular time to fly (15% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$144 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$131 or less

When to book flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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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 $131 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Sydney to Melbourne was found, on average, 88 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.
  • Morning departure is around 9% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • 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.
*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 Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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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 Sydney to Melbourne (return)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$147
only
$147
Destination
Melbourne
$147
only
$147
Sat., 19 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 30m
Sat., 26 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 31 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Sun., 2 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 19 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Sat., 26 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 1 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Tue., 4 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 29 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Wed., 5 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 22 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Sat., 25 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 14 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Sun., 16 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 30 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Sun., 2 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 14 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Mon., 17 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 22 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Sun., 26 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 25 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Tue., 28 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 31 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Sun., 2 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 15 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Wed., 22 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 16 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Thu., 23 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 3 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Thu., 6 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 30 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Thu., 6 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 23 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Sun., 26 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 22 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Tue., 28 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 11 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Thu., 13 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 11 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Thu., 13 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
SYD
Sydney Airport
1h 25m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
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Book cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne (one-way)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$79
only
$79
Destination
Melbourne
$79
only
$79
Sun., 26 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 14 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 16 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 21 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 27 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 27 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 23 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 40m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 16 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 1 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 15 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 10 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 23 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 10 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 10 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 23 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 2 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 25 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 29 Jun.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 13 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 5 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 35m
Based on null reviews
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