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Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney

MEL — SYD
26 May — 2 Jun1
1 adult
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The best prices from Melbourne to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in August or May, booked 83 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Sunday 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 21 May 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

August

Average price

$189

Round-trip from

$375
High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in May 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 Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 82% 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?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 44 days in advance to save up to 46% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 44 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $205, or $300 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Sydney. Flights to Sydney from Melbourne Airport in August are about $213 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $110.

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

When flying from Melbourne Airport to Sydney, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 36% versus a flight in the afternoon.

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 10 May 2024.
Booking 79 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Sydney. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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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 19 May 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Melbourne Airport to Sydney flight should consider departing on Tuesday at midday when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Melbourne to Sydney

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Sydney from Melbourne with our price prediction graph.
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Temperature and rainfall in Sydney by month

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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?

    Most people fly into Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) if they book a flight to Sydney from Melbourne. On average, Kingsford Smith has 242 inbound flights from Melbourne per day from 4 airlines. Sydney Kingsford Smith is conveniently located just 7.5 km from Sydney’s city centre.

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

    You can find direct flights on the following days: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

    Per day, 58 flights depart from Melbourne Airport to Sydney on average.
    Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 14% of flight departures
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 47% of flight departures
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 29% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 10% 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?

    Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Melbourne Airport to Sydney on time: British Airways (81%), Air Canada (81%), Bangkok Airways (81%).

  • What does MEL to SYD mean?

    MEL stands for Melbourne Airport, while SYD stands for Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to Sydney that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Melbourne to Sydney flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Melbourne to Sydney with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Melbourne to Sydney flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to Sydney that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Melbourne to Sydney flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Melbourne to Sydney.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Melbourne to Sydney?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Melbourne to Sydney by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to Sydney that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Melbourne to Sydney offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Melbourne to Sydney?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Melbourne to Sydney flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

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

    Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Sydney (average of $228). Flying from Melbourne Airport to Sydney in April is currently the most expensive (average of $314). 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.

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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 21 May 2024.
14%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
35%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
44%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 21 May 2024.
Monday277daily flights
Tuesday237daily flights
Wednesday245daily flights
Thursday260daily flights
Friday298daily flights
Saturday170daily flights
Sunday207daily flights

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