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Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL)

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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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Reasons to fly with Qantas

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Complimentary 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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Checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare

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

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Change your travel dates as often as you need

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

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Fast free Wi-Fi on our B737 and A330-200 fleet

Stay connected across our B737 and A330-200 domestic flights with Qantas free inflight Wi-Fi.

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Visiting Melbourne

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Sydney to Melbourne travel information

Catch a game at the MCG, shop for local produce at the South Melbourne Market or visit the Yarra Valley for rolling hills and vineyards. When night falls, dine in some of Australia’s best restaurants in the CBD or discover little-known wine bars in the suburbs. Whatever you decide, Melbourne has something for every traveller.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Melbourne

Australia’s capital of culture and sport, there’s plenty to discover in Melbourne no matter the season. In summer, warm temperatures and sunshine make it easy to explore the coast and nearby Great Ocean Road, while autumn sees the city’s lively footy season kick off and continue until spring. For cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne, plan your visit in winter, when locals head inside to indulge in the city’s famed food and wine scene away from the cold.

Flight information

Sydney to Melbourne flight information

Our flight paths to Melbourne start from 1 hours and 35 minutes. A baggage allowance is included for every passenger.

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

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

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

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

Departure information

Fly Sydney to Melbourne

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

Baggage allowance

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

Check in

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

Arrival information

Arriving in Melbourne

When your flight from Sydney to Melbourne touches down, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff at Melbourne Airport. From there, it’s easy to make your way to different parts of the city.

Arriving at Melbourne airport

Once you collect your baggage from the arrivals area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Melbourne

The most convenient way to reach Melbourne city centre is via taxi or rideshare, which can be accessed from beyond the terminal building. For a more affordable alternative, the SkyBus connects the airport to Melbourne City, SouthBank, Docklands, St Kilda and Frankstown.

Getting around Melbourne

Melbourne’s city centre is easy to navigate on foot, but for faster trips around the CBD, free trams are available. For longer journeys, purchase a reloadable myki card and enjoy unlimited access to Melbourne’s network of trains, buses and trams for the duration of your stay.

Reasons to fly with Qantas

Discover the Qantas advantage

When you fly Sydney to Melbourne with Qantas, we work hard to ensure you enjoy every moment of your journey, from take-off to touch down.

Seamless check-in

With a number of check-in options designed to suit your needs, it’s easy to get your trip to Melbourne off to the right start. Visit a kiosk or desk at Sydney Airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Inflight experience

All Qantas flights to Melbourne include refreshments in every cabin, so you can reach your destination feeling refuelled and refreshed.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Sydney to Melbourne 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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Disclaimer: Disclaimer: ~ This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 31 July 2021, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 31 July 2021, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 31 July 2021, 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.