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Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney

MEL — SYD
5 Mrz — 12 Mrz1
1 adult
Di 5-3
Di 12-3

The best prices from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in August or July, booked 86 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

Cheap flight deals from Melbourne to Sydney

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 1 März 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

August

Average price

S$ 175

Round-trip from

S$ 643
High demand for flights, 34% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 24% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2024
From Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

Users have found that leaving on a Wednesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 35% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 58 days in advance, which can save you up to 53% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 58 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at S$ 196. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from S$ 261.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

Flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne Airport to Sydney in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at S$ 93.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Sydney (MEL - SYD)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 32% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney by exploring options for tickets at midday.

When is the best time to book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Melbourne to Sydney. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 86 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Melbourne to Sydney. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Melbourne Airport to Sydney flight should consider departing on Thursday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Sydney by month

Plan your trip from Melbourne to Sydney by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Melbourne to Sydney is currently S$ 0 while a return flight costs S$ 0. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney (average of S$ 355). Flying from Melbourne Airport to Sydney in December is currently the most expensive (average of S$ 575). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

S$ 753

February

S$ 635

March

S$ 477

April

S$ 685

May

S$ 523

June

S$ 647

July

S$ 690

August

S$ 502

September

S$ 550

October

S$ 590

November

S$ 506

December

S$ 773

Temperature and rainfall in Sydney by month

Plan your trip to Sydney by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Melbourne to Sydney. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Sydney from Melbourne?

Located just 7.5 km from the city centre, Sydney Kingsford Smith is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Sydney from Melbourne. Booking flights from Melbourne to Kingsford Smith (SYD) should be relatively easy as there are 242 daily inbound flights from Melbourne from 3 different airlines.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How many flights depart from Melbourne Airport to Sydney on average per day?

Travellers can expect 114 flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney on average per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 10% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 21% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 46% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 24% of flight departures

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne Airport to Sydney?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Melbourne Airport to Sydney are Rex (81%), United Airlines (78%) and Bangkok Airways (76%).

What does MEL to SYD mean?

Melbourne Airport is MEL and Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is SYD. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

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Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Sydney

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JetstarCheapestS$ 112AverageS$ 150FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Virgin AustraliaCheapestS$ 139AverageS$ 330FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
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RexCheapestS$ 162AverageS$ 292FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

Find hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated 1 März 2024.
9%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
48%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
36%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
7%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

Explore weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated 1 März 2024.
Monday277daily flights
Tuesday237daily flights
Wednesday245daily flights
Thursday260daily flights
Friday298daily flights
Saturday170daily flights
Sunday207daily flights

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