Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney

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How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to SYD flight in 2023: compare Melbourne to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.

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Average price

₹ 15,291

Round-trip from

₹ 6,179,092
High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in September 2023
From Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith



₹ 74,355 - ₹ 157,055



11 - 22 °C



50 - 130 mm

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

Find a great deal and save up to 70% by booking at least 61 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Melbourne Airport to Sydney within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at ₹ 13,961.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Sydney from Melbourne Airport with a flight ticket averaging about ₹ 12,936. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as ₹ 5,651. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney as you normally would.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Sydney flights.

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

Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Melbourne to Sydney. You should not have trouble finding flights to Kingsford Smith from Melbourne; the airport handles an average of 242 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 3 airlines have flights to the Sydney airport from Melbourne. It is only a 7.5 km journey from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Sydney’s city centre.

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

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

On average, you can expect to see 171 flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney a day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 12% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Noon) - 32% of flight departures
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 29% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 27% 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?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney consider choosing Rex(83%), Air Niugini(80%) or Bangkok Airways(79%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

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.

Other flights from Melbourne

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Sydney

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Sydney choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
JetstarCheapest₹ 6,379Average₹ 9,474FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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RexCheapest₹ 10,192Average₹ 17,329FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest₹ 10,561Average₹ 13,057FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Sydney
20%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
41%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
31%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
8%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Sydney

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Sydney
Monday277daily flights
Tuesday237daily flights
Wednesday245daily flights
Thursday260daily flights
Friday298daily flights
Saturday170daily flights
Sunday207daily flights
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