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Flights from Sydney to Melbourne

SYD - MEL route map SYD to MEL. All flight routes from Kingsford Smith International Airport, Australia to Melbourne International, Australia. These routes are operated by 7 different airlines. You can either fly non-stop or choose from 5 different transit flights. The shortest flight time is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

SYD Kingsford Smith Airport
AustraliaSydney, Australia
MEL Melbourne International
AustraliaMelbourne, Australia
SYD
Kingsford Smith Airport
AustraliaSydney, Australia
Melbourne
AustraliaMelbourne, Australia
MEL

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Non-stop routes:

Duration

Jetstar
Non-stop with Jetstar. 15-17 flights per day.

SCHEDULE
1h 35m

Qantas
Non-stop with Qantas. 20-37 flights per day.

SCHEDULE
1h 35m

Virgin Australia
Non-stop with Virgin Australia. 14-33 flights per day.

SCHEDULE
1h 35m

Rex Regional Express
Non-stop with Rex Regional Express. 5-7 flights per day.

SCHEDULE
1h 35m

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1 stop routes with the same airline:

Duration

Via Canberra CBR
1 stop with Qantas. 4-6 flights per day.

SCHEDULE
3h 50m

Via Wagga Wagga WGA
1 stop with Rex Regional Express.

Only sundays

SCHEDULE
4h 25m

Only sundays

Via Launceston LST
1 stop with Jetstar. 2 flights per day.

SCHEDULE
4h 25m

Via Merimbula MIM
1 stop with Rex Regional Express. 1-2 flights per day.

SCHEDULE
4h 50m

Via Mildura MQL
1 stop with Qantas.

SCHEDULE
5h 20m

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1 stop routes with codeshare or different airlines:

Duration

Via Canberra CBR
With Air France & Qantas

CODESHARE

SCHEDULE
3h 45m

Via Launceston LST
With Qatar Airways & Virgin Australia

Begins in 12/4
CODESHARE

SCHEDULE
4h 05m

Begins in 12/4
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Sydney to Melbourne flights

With over 647 flights every week and 9 different airlines you have a wide option of flights to choose from. You can fly non-stop to Melbourne (MEL) from Sydney (SYD) with Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia or Rex Regional Express but if a stopover option suits you better you can choose to fly via Canberra, Wagga Wagga or any other of the 5 alternatives with flight connections.

Sydney to Melbourne with Jetstar

You can fly non-stop every weekday with flights departing from 6 am to 22 pm. You also have the option to do a transit flight via Launceston.

With Qantas

You can fly non-stop every weekday with flights departing from 6 am to 22 pm. You can also catch a transit flight via Canberra or Mildura. Qantas is a member of the air alliance OneWorld.

With Virgin Australia

You can fly non-stop every weekday with flights departing from 6 am to 21 pm. You can also take a connecting flight via Launceston or Canberra.

With Rex Regional Express

You can fly non-stop every weekday with flights departing from 7 am to 20 pm. You can also take a connecting flight via Wagga Wagga or Merimbula.

Miles & flight time: SYD - MEL

The shortest flight time between SYD and MEL is 1 hour and 35 minutes.

ViaTotal flight timeLayover timeMiles
Direct1h 35m-440 (708 km)
Direct1h 35m-440 (708 km)
Direct1h 35m-440 (708 km)
Direct1h 35m-440 (708 km)
CBR Canberra3h 50m1h 15m440 (708 km)
WGA Wagga Wagga4h 25m1h 45m455 (732 km)
LST Launceston4h 25m1h 35m867 (1395 km)
MIM Merimbula4h 50m2h 15m502 (808 km)
MQL Mildura5h 20m1h 0m808 (1300 km)
The flight times and layover times in the table above are approximate and varies depending on flightnumber, aircraft, airline, weather and time of day.SYD-MEL flight routesSydney to Melbourne flight routes illustrated on a map.
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You can fly to Melbourne (MEL) from Sydney (SYD) non-stop with Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia or Rex Regional Express. The flight takes approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. If you travel with a connecting flight instead, for example via Canberra, the total flight time will be 3 hours and 50 minutes.

If you are interested in direct flights, you can choose from Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia or Rex Regional Express. If you choose to fly with stops instead you can fly with Qantas, Rex Regional Express or Jetstar.

The flight time between Kingsford Smith Airport, SYD and Melbourne International, MEL, is 1 hour and 35 minutes. The distance is 440 miles (or 708 kilometers).

Yes, you can fly non-stop to MEL from SYD with Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia or Rex Regional Express.

A codeshare agreement means that cooperating airlines are able to sell seats on each other’s flights. This means that you are able to travel to more destinations than your airline of choice normally offers. Codeshare flights are also beneficial because of the seamless transits you can get with connecting flights from the same airline. The downside of choosing a codeshare flight can be that you in some cases can’t upgrade codeshare flights or use elite benefits.

A connecting or transit flight means that you reach your final destination through two or more flights – in other words a non-direct flight. You will change to a new aircraft after your first flight, this may include moving to another terminal at the airport aswell. The time required to transfer passengers and luggage between flights is called Minimum Connecting Time (MCT) and are always taken into account here on Flightroutes.com.

If you bought your whole flight on a single ticket, the airline will book you on the next available connecting flight.

With connecting flights, checked in luggage is most commonly forwarded to your final destination when buying a single ticket for both flights.

If you miss your connecting flight due to circumstances outside your control such as your first flight being delayed, you should turn to your airline who will provide you with a seat on the next available flight. This is usually done free of charge, and only applies if you purchased your trip as one ticket. If the next connecting flight is the following day, the airline usually provides accommodation and meals.
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