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Book your trip to arrive at Melbourne, Avalon, Melbourne-Southern Cross, or Essendon. The distance between Sydney and Melbourne is 706 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Virgin Australia Airlines, Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Link Airways, and Regional Express. Sydney and Melbourne have 59 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Direct flights135517-613
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Jetstar Airways on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Qantas on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Virgin Australia Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Sydney to Melbourne

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
QantasQFAQFYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
Link Airways FCNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Regional ExpressRXAZLNoNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Sydney to Melbourne?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Sydney and Melbourne takes around 1.6 hours.
What is the flight distance between Sydney and Melbourne?
The flight distance between Sydney and Melbourne is 706 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Sydney and Melbourne?
Several carriers operate flights between Sydney and Melbourne. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Sydney?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Sydney and Denpasar, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Manila, Hobart, Auckland, Bangkok, Cairns, New Delhi, Adelaide, Seoul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Perth, Ballina, Kathmandu, Queenstown, London, Phuket City.
What are the most popular routes to and from Melbourne?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Auckland, Denpasar, Christchurch, Brisbane, Perth, Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Gold Coast, Adelaide, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Hobart, London, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Cairns, Queenstown, Mumbai, Hanoi.
Which airports are there in Sydney?
Sydney is mainly served by Sydney. But there are other airports nearby, including Rose Bay Seaplane Base, Sydney Bankstown Airport.
What airports are near Sydney?
The main airport in Sydney is Sydney. It is also served by Canberra, Newcastle, Bathurst, Orange, Illawarra Regional.
What airports are near Melbourne?
The main airport in Melbourne is Melbourne. It is also served by Warrnambool.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Sydney and Melbourne?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Sydney and Melbourne thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Sydney and Melbourne can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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