If you are actually flying from Melbourne, Australia to Sydney, Australia or if you are just curious to know the flight time between Melbourne and Sydney, this page will give you the information you are looking for.

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Flight time from Melbourne to Sydney is 1 hour 25 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from MEL to SYD is 1 hour 25 minutes (Operated by Qantas)

The nearest airport to Melbourne, is Tullamarine Airport (MEL) and the nearest airport to Sydney, is Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)

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Distance from Melbourne to Sydney is approximately 700 kilometers.

Flights from Melbourne to Sydney • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Melbourne arrive at Kingsford Smith Airport. Sydney has 1 international airport and 1 medium airports.

Airline & JourneyDuration
1 hr 25 mins
Jetstar Airways
1 hr 25 mins
V Australia Airlines
1 hr 25 mins

Flight time from Melbourne to Sydney via Canberra • MEL to SYD via CBR

Flight duration from Tullamarine Airport to Kingsford Smith Airport via Canberra Airport, Australia on V Australia Airlines flight is 3 hours 15 minutes

V Australia Airlines MEL to CBR
1 hr 5 mins
 Waiting Time
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr
Total Duration:
3 hrs 15 mins

Flight time from Melbourne to Sydney via Kuala Lumpur • MEL to SYD via KUL

Flight duration from Tullamarine Airport to Kingsford Smith Airport via Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia on AirAsia X flight is 33 hours 20 minutes

AirAsia X MEL to KUL
8 hrs 15 mins
 Waiting Time
16 hrs 55 mins
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Duration:
33 hrs 20 mins

How long does it take to fly from Melbourne to Sydney?

Non-stop flight time from Melbourne to Sydney is around 1 hour 30 minutes.

Fastest one-stop flight between Melbourne and Sydney takes close to 3 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 34 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from any of the airports in Melbourne to one of the two major airports that serves Sydney.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Melbourne - Sydney flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.

Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 35 mins to 18 hrs .

Flight time from Melbourne, Australia to airports near Sydney, Australia

Direct flight and one stop flight time from Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne to airports nearest to Sydney is given in the table below

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
MEL - CBR Canberra, Canberra Airport 1 hr 5 mins Non-Stop
MEL - NTL Newcastle, Williamtown Airport 1 hr 30 mins Non-Stop

Airlines operating flights between Melbourne and Sydney

Time in Melbourne and Sydney are the same

Current time in Melbourne, Australia : Thu, 21 Jan, 2021,
Melbourne Timezone: AEDT (+11:00)

05:08 PM

Current time in Sydney, Australia :, Thu, 21 Jan, 2021,
Sydney Timezone: AEDT (+11:00)

05:08 PM

MEL to SYD Flight - Melbourne Airport to Sydney Airport Flight Route Map

Location of Melbourne Airport & Sydney Airport is given below. Click the map to view Melbourne to Sydney flight path and travel direction.

Find flying time from Tullamarine Airport or Melbourne or any other airport or city in Australia to various other destinations around the world using this flight time calculator.

A list of major Cities/Airports around the world is given below. Click on any of the airport names given below to find the flight distance from Melbourne to those airports.