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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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We've introduced further flexibility on eligible Qantas operated flights. Booking and travel dates apply.

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Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more

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Visiting Sydney

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Melbourne to Sydney travel information

Hit the golden shores of Palm Beach, spend a day in the hiking through the Blue Mountains or soak in the harbour view from the iconic Opera House – all while enjoying Sydney’s signature blue skies and sunshine. Whether you’re after outdoor adventure or urban exploration, this Harbour City has it all.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Sydney

If you’re in search of entertainment, the best time to visit Sydney is between December and January when the world-famous New Year’s Eve celebrations see locals and tourists flock to the city. Alternatively, to take advantage of cheap fights from Melbourne to Sydney, plan your stay between July and August, when cooler temperatures keep peak-season crowds at bay.

Flight information

Melbourne to Sydney flight information

Our flight paths to Sydney start from 1 hours and 25 minutes. A baggage allowance is included for every customer.

How many direct flights go to Sydney from Melbourne on a daily basis?

On average, there are 37 flights per day from Melbourne to Sydney, and a total of 258 flights per week.

What day of the week has more flights from Melbourne to Sydney?

Thursday has the highest number of daily flights from Melbourne to Sydney.

Departure information

Melbourne to Sydney. Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne to Sydney, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne to Sydney are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

Checking in

Customers travelling from Melbourne to Sydney can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance, using the Qantas app or visiting a kiosk at the airport.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Airport. Located 9 km (5.5 miles) south of the Sydney CBD, in Mascot, Sydney AirportOpens external site in a new window (SYD) has three terminals: T1 - Sydney international airport (Qantas flights QF1-QF399, oneworld flights and Jetstar international flights), T2 - Sydney domestic airport (Jetstar domestic flights) and T3 - Sydney domestic airport (Qantas Domestic flights QF400 to QF1599 and QantasLink flights QF1600 and above). 

Arriving in Sydney

When your flight from Melbourne to Sydney touches down, you’ll meet the friendly staff at Sydney Airport. From the airport, it’s easy to make your way into the city.

Getting into Sydney from Sydney Airport

Take the fast and affordable Airport LinkOpens external site in a new window train into the CBD, which will take you from the terminal to Central Station in as little as 13 minutes. Otherwise, you can take a taxi from outside the terminal building or hire a car from one of the many providers at the airport.

Getting around Sydney

Once you’ve made your way into the city, getting around is easy. With an extensive network of trains, buses and ferries operating day and night, Sydney’s public transport system is reliable and easy to navigate. Take full advantage of the public transport network by purchasing a pay-as-you-go Opal cardOpens external site in a new window from a station or convenience store.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.

Seamless check-in

Make the most of a number of check-in options designed to suit your needs.

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Visit our baggage calculator to find out how much baggage is included in your airfare from Melbourne to Sydney.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Melbourne to Sydney due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.