During peak travel periods, Melbourne to Sydney flights take off every 15 to 30 minutes and every hour throughout the remainder of the day. The Melbourne to Sydney flight route is the busiest one in Australia and the fifth busiest flight route in the world. This results in nearly 60 flights between these two major Australian cities every day on such major carriers as Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue. Flights generally begin at six in the morning and run until midnight or later, which provides busy travellers plenty of options when it comes to booking flights.

Prices for Flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Average prices for return airfare from Sydney to Melbourne range from

$133 for economy class tickets

$533 for business class tickets.


Prices for flights from Melbourne to Sydney range from

$109 for economy class tickets

$533 for business class tickets.


One-way airfare between the two cities ranges from

$89 for economy class tickets

$299 for business class tickets.


Airline taxes are included in these prices, but booking fees and credit card surcharges may cost extra.

The flight will take about an hour and a half, and deals are around every corner. The flight route between the two cities is so well-travelled that business and pleasure travellers can often get prices well below the advertised prices by shopping around or taking advantage of discount programs.

Domestic flight arrival into Sydney
A magical scene can be experienced when arriving on your flight into Sydney and that is the view of Sydney harbour.

Some of the best deals may be found through frequent flyer programs. Programs linked to credit cards will earn points every time you travel, and some frequent flyer programs allow you to earn points even when you do not travel. If you can book using a debit card, you may be able to avoid paying the convenience fees, which can be as high as 2.5 percent, that are associated with credit cards. Flight aggregators are generally the best ways to locate cheap flights, but travellers may need to look through several different aggregators to find the best deals. That is because the major aggregators often offer the same deals, while lesser known aggregators offer their own unique deals.

Arrivals in Melbourne Airport can travel to the city by way of airport trains, buses and car hires. Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport offers travellers buses, trains, shuttles, taxis and car hires. Both Melbourne and Sydney provide their visitors a multitude of choices in accommodations, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, inns, resorts, hostels and serviced apartments.