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Arriving at Sydney Airport (SYD)
Sydney Airport (SYD) is the busiest airport in Australia, with more than 44 million domestic and international travellers passing through it every year. Conveniently for travellers arriving at Sydney Airport, the CBD is only an eight-kilometre journey from the airport.
The fastest way to get to the CBD is through the train. The trip is only 13 minutes, and trains leave every 10 minutes from 5:00 a.m. to midnight 7-days a week. Alternatively, there are buses, car parks, and ride-sharing services also available. You can read more about each of these on our extensive guide to Sydney Airport.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there travel restrictions in place between Melbourne (MEL) and Sydney (SYD)?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a number of interstate travel restrictions put in place by State and Territory governments. You can check out our page on Current Travel Restrictions in Australia to see how they might affect travel for you. While we try to be as accurate as possible, restrictions can often change quickly.
If you are concerned that information might be out-of-date, you can double-check the NSW and VIC Government websites for new travel restriction information.
Which airlines offer flights from Melbourne to Sydney?
How long does it usually take to fly from Melbourne to Sydney?
The average flight time from Melbourne to Sydney is around 1 hour and 25 minutes. Sydney Airport (SYD) is one of Australia's busiest airports, so it is usually bustling with travellers and delays are always possible with any airline.
What’s the best way to get around Sydney when arriving from Melbourne?
Sydney offers an extensive network of public transport options to explore the city after you have arrived at Sydney Airport (SYD). Visitors with flights from Melbourne to Sydney can reach most places around central Sydney and its beaches by catching a train or bus. Sydney also offers a series of ferries between locations dotted around Sydney Harbour. Catching a ferry is a great way to get around when you have Melbourne to Sydney flights as it also provides you with an incredible cityscape view.
Sydney's transport network uses the Opal card to calculate fares. Once your Melbourne to Sydney flight arrives, you can pick up an Opal card from convenience stores and train stations around the city. Opal cards are free when you add the minimum top-up value of $10. Public transport fares vary based on how far you travel and which mode of transport you choose. However, the amount you pay for transport after your flights from Melbourne to Sydney will be capped at $15 each day and $60 each week. If you are planning a day involving lots of travel, plan it for a Sunday when the daily cap is only $2.50!
What is the best time to visit Sydney?
Sydney experiences hot summers and mild winters, making every season a good opportunity to book cheap flights from Melbourne to Sydney. Winter is the only season when you may not want to lounge at the beach; but with average temperatures of about 18°C, you can still enjoy lots of outdoor activities. Summer is the busiest time to book flights from Melbourne to Sydney with hotels increasing their rates. If you're after a bargain, you can find cheap flights to Sydney from Melbourne and lower hotel rates in the winter months.
On any given day, around 80–90 direct flights go from Melbourne to Sydney, with the cheapest day to fly usually being Friday.