Cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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Book your trip to arrive at Melbourne, Avalon, Essendon, or Melbourne-Southern Cross. The distance between Sydney and Melbourne is 756 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Virgin Australia Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, and Regional Express. Sydney and Melbourne have 401 direct flights per week.

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Qantas on Mondays.

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

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

Check-in for a flight from Sydney to Melbourne

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 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 756 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 Regional Express, Virgin Australia Airlines, Qantas, Jetstar Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Sydney?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Sydney and Cairns, Brisbane, Auckland, Queenstown, Gold Coast, Denpasar, Adelaide, Hobart, Manila, Honolulu, Proserpine, Perth, Los Angeles, Christchurch, Hamilton Island, Ballina, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Uluru, Tokyo.
What are the most popular routes to and from Melbourne?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Denpasar, Auckland, Cairns, Los Angeles, Manila, Brisbane, Honolulu, Christchurch, San Francisco, Queenstown, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, Hobart, New York, Perth, Tokyo, Adelaide, Kathmandu.
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, Orange, Illawarra Regional, Bathurst.
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.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
Virtual Interlining provides a revolutionary way of traveling. You can combine different modes of transport like flights, trains, and buses into one itinerary. And this often saves money. Thanks to the world's largest carrier database, the Kiwi.com search function enables anyone to mix and match different modes of transport easily.
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