Flights from Sydney to Melbourne

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Travel Restrictions Between Sydney and Melbourne

Travelling domestically has changed due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Before you take off on a flight from Sydney to Melbourne, you need to do a little planning and preparation. It's important understand if there are any potential border restrictions or additional quarantine requirements set by the Victorian Government on travellers from New South Wales.

Before you book, make sure to check for airline and government restrictions. Things can change quickly, so you should double-check every time — even if you've travelled between Melbourne and Sydney recently. It's important that you comply with all airline and government travel requirements. Find more information regarding domestic travel restrictions, visit our COVID-19 Travel Hub.


Airport Information Between Sydney (SYD) and Melbourne (MEL)

Departing Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)

Located only 8km from Sydney CBD, Kingsford Smith Airport is the primary airport for Sydney. It is easily accessed by a convenient and regular train service between any City Circle train station and the Domestic Airport station. Use your Opal Card for the service, or tap on and off with your Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit or debit card. It's one of the best ways to avoid the city's notorious traffic jams (especially during the holiday season) with trains leaving every 10 minutes from 5:00 a.m. to midnight 7-days a week. To get to the airport, catch the T8 Airport Line.

You can also commute to Sydney Airport via shuttle or public bus, taxi or rideshare services. Alternatively, you can always drive yourself and utilise the airport parking options available — though they can be expensive if you plan on parking there for several days. Outside of peak-hour, the drive is approximately 25-minutes from the centre of Sydney CBD to Kingsford Smith. Another affordable option is to take the Route 400 bus to the airport. The service stops at T1 International and T3 Domestic terminals, and fares cost around $6 one-way.

If you don't want to leave your car at the airport, you can catch a taxi or use a rideshare service. The drive to the domestic terminal is only 20 minutes from the CBD and costs on average $45-55 one way. However, the ramps and roads can become highly congested with taxis, rideshares and other vehicles in peak hour — so make sure you allow more time for the commute during these times and aim to arrive at the airport around 1-hour before your scheduled domestic depature.

Parking in P1 / P2 is ideal if your trip to Melbourne will be a short one. It's a 5-minute walk to Domestic Terminals T2 & T3 and has guaranteed space available for customers who book online. P3 is the best option if you're planning to spend more than a few days in Melbourne. It has a discounted daily rate and is only a short 8-minute walk to Domestic Terminals T2 and T3. On a tight budget? Park your car at Blu Emu. It's located on Ross Smith Avenue and is 15-minute bus ride from the domestic terminals. There's a free shuttle 24 hours a day, and it's the most affordable option for domestic travellers.

Arriving at Tullamarine Airport (MEL)

A flight between Sydney and Melbourne is relatively short, taking about 1 hour 15 minutes from take-off to landing. Melbourne Airport has four terminal buildings and the one you arrive in will depend on which carrier you choose to fly from Adelaide to Melbourne with. If you're flying with Qantas, you'll arrive at Terminal 1. Virgin Australia flights from Sydney arrive at Terminal 3. Regional Express and Jetstar flights arrive at Terminal 4.

Once you've arrived at Melbourne Airport from Sydney and collected any luggage you may have checked in, the next step is likely to get from the airport to the city. Melbourne airport is around 20–35 minutes from the CBD depending on traffic, and no train station yet exists at Melbourne Airport. Your only option out of the airport is by road. One of the quickest ways to get from Melbourne Airport to the city is with the SkyBus Express service. This express shuttle service runs 24 hours a day, 7-days a week and can take you from Melbourne Airport to several useful spots throughout the Melbourne CBD. These shuttle services depart around every 10–15 minutes and only cost around $20 one-way.

The most direct way to get to your destination or accommodation is with a taxi or rideshare from the Arrivals bay. There is a dedicated area for Uber pickups at Melbourne Airport — the first Australian city to offer one. A trip into the CBD will usually cost anywhere from $50–65 depending on demand and traffic. Once you get into the CBD, Melbourne has a great public transport system including buses, trains and trams. The peak times for train travel during the week are between 7.00am and 9.00am and from 4.30pm to 6:30pm. Peak travel times for drivers on Melbourne’s roads are between 6:30am to 9:00am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm on weekdays.

Car rental companies are on the ground floor of the T1, T2 and T3 car parks. There you'll find Thrifty, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Redspot that can help you with your travelling needs. If you're looking for your own set of wheels, you can compare and book a hire car in Melbourne Aiport with Webjet.


What is the Cost of Visiting Melbourne?

A weekend holiday or business trip to Melbourne can be relatively cheap, especially when you snap up budget-friendly Sydney to Melbourne return flights. These tickets to Melbourne from Sydney have a travel time of only 90 minutes. When you land in Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport (MEL) you can hop a cab or use Uber to get to your hotel. Fares for taxis and Uber range from $65 to $95 depending on where your Melbourne accommodation is located from Tullamarine Airport. Luxury hotels, budget-friendly stays and self-contained apartments are available across the city.

Melbourne is known for its abundance of eating and drinking options, so you may want to make a little more room in your budget for food by booking cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne on Webjet. Getting around the city on the tram, taxi or bus can be upwards of $57 per day. But you can save money by using a Myki for all public transport. There is also a free tram that operates throughout the Melbourne CBD. When you book Sydney to Melbourne flights for specific sporting events, concerts or festivals, expect ticket prices to vary greatly. Cheaper seats at these events can be as little as $13 while premium seats closer to the action can run much higher. In a city with so much to offer every month of the year, planning a holiday that meets your needs and budget is easy in Melbourne - especially when your trip is starting on a high note thanks to cheap Sydney to Melbourne return flights booked with Webjet.


What Are the Best Things to Do in Melbourne?

Melbourne has a world-class arts and culture scene. Visitors flock to this dynamic city to take part in a plethora of events throughout the year. When you book cheap flights to Melbourne from Sydney with Webjet, you can use the savings to experience more of the excitement across the city. Peruse the stalls at the Queen Victoria Market to find the best local fruits and veggies, as well as smallgoods. Not only can you snap up great deals on clothing and accessories, you will be privy to the vibrant culture in this bustling open-air market.

Booking flights from Sydney to Melbourne in March through September will land you smack in the middle of the AFL season. Catch a game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or head to a pub to enjoy a hot jam doughnut and beer while cheering on the team. If you’ve booked flights from Sydney to Melbourne for an upcoming music concert in the famed Palais theatre, you won’t be disappointed. Bring your camera along to snap a postcard-worthy photo of Flinders Street Station and Federation Square. The short travel time on flights from Sydney to Melbourne mean you don’t have to wait long to be enjoying the sights.


What Are the Best Restaurants and Cafes in Melbourne?

Melbourne’s food scene is one to be reckoned with. A variety of cuisines from different cultures around the world can be found and enjoyed throughout the city. In fact, many flights from Sydney to Melbourne are booked simply to revel in the culinary delights across the city. Before booking tickets to Melbourne from Sydney, take a moment to review the array of restaurants. Lygon Street is home to many Italian eateries. The buzzing atmosphere, reasonable prices, and great food create the quintessential Italian vibe that attracts many locals and tourists.

Cafes on Degraves Street will greet you with a warm cup of Melbournian coffee in the morning. Head over to the quaint shops for lunch to enjoy organic, vegan, and dietary-friendly foods. If you’ve booked flights from Sydney to Melbourne with children and you want a family-friendly environment, Fitzroy is a wonderful neighborhood. You can enjoy the fresh air as you stroll along between the cafes. Menu selections vary making it easy to find foods for every palate.

Book cheap flights from Sydney to Melbourne from November through March to enjoy the food extravaganza at the Queen Victoria Markets. The Wednesday Night Markets include a range of budget-friendly street foods from almost every part of the world. Head to Little Bourke Street in the CBD to fill up on the Chinatown cuisine. Grab a plate of handmade dumplings or simply sit back and enjoy the scenery.


What's on in Melbourne?

From cricket, rugby and AFL matches, to food, wine, and music events there is always something happening in Melbourne. If you’re hoping to attend the Australian Open in January, look for cheap flights to Melbourne from Sydney well in advance. Book flights from Sydney to Melbourne for March to witness the excitement of the International Air Show or the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Or, relax among the verdant landscape during the Food and Wine Festival taking place throughout the month of March. Surfers and beach-goers should book Sydney to Melbourne flights for Easter weekend to watch the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. The Spring Racing Carnival runs from the end of August to November. Travellers hoping to see prized stallions should book tickets to Melbourne to Sydney early.


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