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Travelers usually depart from Melbourne, Avalon, Essendon, or Melbourne-Southern Cross when they travel from Melbourne to Sydney. The distance between Melbourne and Sydney is 756 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Virgin Australia Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, and Regional Express. Melbourne and Sydney have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Sydney, consider visiting Sydney Opera House, and Blue Mountains.

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Regional Express on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Melbourne to Sydney

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
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QantasQFAQFYesNo
Regional ExpressRXAZLNoNo
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Melbourne to Sydney?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Melbourne and Sydney takes around 1.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Melbourne and Sydney?
The flight distance between Melbourne and Sydney is 756 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Melbourne and Sydney?
Several carriers operate flights between Melbourne and Sydney. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Qantas, Regional Express, Virgin Australia Airlines, Jetstar Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Melbourne?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Cairns, Denpasar, Hobart, Brisbane, Auckland, Queenstown, City of Launceston, Perth, Gold Coast, Manila, Los Angeles, Bangkok, Adelaide, San Francisco, Ballina, Christchurch, New York, Honolulu, Kuala Lumpur, Uluru.
What are the most popular routes to and from Sydney?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Sydney and Auckland, Los Angeles, Denpasar, Cairns, Manila, Honolulu, Brisbane, Singapore, Bangkok, Queenstown, San Francisco, Gold Coast, Tokyo, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Adelaide, Phnom Penh, Seattle, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu.
Which airports are there in Melbourne?
Melbourne is mainly served by Melbourne. But there are other airports nearby, including Avalon, Essendon, Melbourne Moorabbin Airport.
What airports are near Sydney?
The main airport in Sydney is Sydney. It is also served by Canberra, Newcastle, Orange, Illawarra Regional, Bathurst.
What buses and trains depart from Melbourne?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Melbourne, including SKYBUS.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Melbourne and Sydney?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Melbourne and Sydney thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Melbourne and Sydney can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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