Melbourne to Sydney

Melbourne to Sydney

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Melbourne to Sydney Schedule

Melbourne to Sydney Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Virgin Australia Airlines Economy #VA81507:30 - 08:55$ 62.12
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ50809:25 - 10:55$ 57.09
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ51210:55 - 12:20€ 209.10
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ51813:30 - 14:55AUD 107.50
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ61014:45 - 16:05$ 35.81
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ52617:40 - 19:05€ 259.08
Virgin Australia Airlines Economy #VA88118:45 - 20:10$ 107.65
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ53220:00 - 21:25AUD 94.30
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 22:00 - 11:00€ 95.21

Transportation from Melbourne to Sydney

Melbourne to Sydney Destination Reviews

Seats could be more comfortable to lean on the head & the ac was really loud.
Train #622 Economy Class, NSW TrainLink, Nov 12, 2022
There’s no WiFi or outlets on a train for 12 hours. Those two things would make the trip a lot more com
Train #622 Economy Class, NSW TrainLink, Oct 11, 2022
3 customer reviews

How to get from Melbourne to Sydney

When you want to get from Melbourne to Sydney, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 233.73. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a flight as a flight ticket costs as low as USD 44.86.

How far is Melbourne from Sydney?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Melbourne to Sydney. Your trip will be a total of 551 miles (886 km). The flying distance is 496 miles (798 km).

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

The travel time from Melbourne to Sydney can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 12 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Melbourne to Sydney?

The cost of the trip from Melbourne to Sydney varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Jetstar Airways: travelling by flight expect to pay as low as USD 44.86 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 233.73.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Melbourne to Sydney:

  • Plane tickets - USD 45.02 to USD 233.82;
  • Train tickets - USD 63.16 to USD 88.69;
  • Bus tickets - USD 63.83 to USD 104.14;

How many trips per day are there between Melbourne and Sydney?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Melbourne to Sydney depart during the day - there are approximately 66 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 4 trains per day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 19:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:00. There are 2 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Melbourne to Sydney. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 45.02.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Melbourne to Sydney

Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, Regional Express, Virgin Australia Airlines


Taking a bus from Melbourne to Sydney is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Melbourne to Sydney

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Melbourne to Sydney? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 80% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 18% decided to go for a bus.
  • 2% users took a plane.