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Low season

FebruaryBest time to beat the crowds (24% less expensive on average)

High season

JuneMost popular time to fly (29% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$196(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$161or less

Good deal one-way

$74or less

When to book flights from Melbourne to Sydney

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $74 or less one-way and $161 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Sydney was found, on average, 32 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is February.
  • The SkyBus offers reliable bus service to Melbourne Airport (MEL) from Southern Cross Station in the city centre. A one-way ticket costs around A$ 15 for an adult if booked online, and the journey takes roughly 22min.
  • Qantas, Virgin Australia and Rex all have lounges located at Melbourne Airport. The Qantas Club Lounge is located in T1, two Virgin Australia Lounges are in T2, and the Rex Lounge can be found at Gate 30 in T4.
  • If you have a pet staying in Melbourne during your trip to Sydney, you can leave it in the capable hands of Hanrob Pet Hotel. Located within the Tullamarine Airport precinct, this hotel provides gourmet meals and even arranges video calls so you can check in on your pet while you’re away.

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Melbourne to Sydney

Airlines flying from Melbourne to Sydney have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Melbourne to Sydney

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Melbourne to Sydney

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