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Sydney to Melbourne flights

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Departure Wed, 03 Feb Return Thu, 04 Feb
SYD Sydney
MEL Melbourne
return from £69
Departure Wed, 10 Feb Return Sun, 14 Feb
SYD Sydney
MEL Melbourne
return from £45
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
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British Pound Sterling Australian Dollar
1 AUD = 0.57 GBP
Last checked on 16 January 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
12%

Trains are 12% more expensive in Melbourne than in Sydney.

Sydney
£2.27
Melbourne
£2.55
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
6%

A meal in Melbourne is 6% cheaper than a meal in Sydney.

Sydney
£10.21
Melbourne
£9.64
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
23%

Taxis are 23% more expensive in Melbourne than in Sydney.

Sydney
£2.3
Melbourne
£2.84
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
10%

Coffee is 10% more expensive in Melbourne than in Sydney.

Sydney
£2.38
Melbourne
£2.5
Sydney airports
  • ( Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) (SYD)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Rose Bay Spb (RSE)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Palm Beach Spb (LBH)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Bankstown (BWU)
    How far from city centre: 13 miles
Melbourne airports
  • ( Melbourne Airport (MEL)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Avalon Airport (AVV)
    How far from city centre: 31 miles
  • ( Essendon (MEB)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Moorabbin (MBW)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
K Distance: 443 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Sydney to Melbourne

😷 Is it safe to travel from Sydney to Melbourne during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Australia may apply when travelling from Sydney. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from Sydney to Melbourne?
The average price to go from Sydney to Melbourne is of 62.26 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Sydney to Melbourne is 45£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Melbourne expensive to visit compared to Sydney?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Melbourne costs an average of 2.74 GBP, 32% more expensive than Sydney, with a fare of 2.08 GBP, while train tickets costs 12% more in Melbourne: 2.46 GBP against 2.19 GBP in Sydney. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 8.21 GBP in Melbourne, 17% less than the 9.85 GBP in Sydney. The price of the coffee is around 7% more expensive in Melbourne, with an average of 2.45 GBP , while in Sydney the coffee costs 2.28 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Sydney to Melbourne?
The most popular months to book a trip from Sydney to Melbourne are January, October and December, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Sydney to Melbourne?
The best time of the year to go to Melbourne when flying from Sydney depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Melbourne from Sydney in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and November. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, June and September are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Sydney -  Melbourne.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Sydney to Melbourne?
The total flight time between Sydney and Melbourne is of around 01:35 hours on average, considering an average distance of 719 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Melbourne compared to Sydney?
While in Sydney the temperatures can reach an average of 36.63 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Melbourne's temperatures can go up to 37.14 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -1.12 ºC in Melbourne, compared to the 2.8 ºC average degrees reported in Sydney. During the winter period, Sydney can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Melbourne have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Sydney and Melbourne?
The main airport route flying between Sydney and Melbourne is: Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Tiger Airways Australia. Virgin Australia. Jetstar. Alternatively, you can find Sydney - Melbourne flights between Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) (SYD) to Avalon Airport (AVV) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Jetstar. Qantas Airways.
✈️ Which are the airlines with flights from Sydney to Melbourne?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Sydney to Melbourne are Jetstar, Tiger Airways Australia and Virgin Australia.
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