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There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Sydney to Melbourne  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) SYD - MEL

$62 - $242

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Bus Firefly Express  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21

$56 - $64

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Train to Newcastle, fly to Melbourne  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL) NTL - MEL

$67 - $296

Fly Sydney to Avalon, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Avalon (AVV) SYD - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr

$72 - $251

Train  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadows 621 / ...

$62 - $166

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne Gx232 / ...

$83 - $130

Drive  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) 533.8 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to bus which costs $75 - $95 and takes 11 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which costs $85 - $340 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney station to Melbourne Airport (MEL). However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 713 km. The road distance is 854.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) without a car is to train which takes 10 h 44 min and costs $85 - $240.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL), including transfers.

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Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which takes 2 h 57 min and costs $85 - $340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $240 and takes 10 h 44 min, you could also bus, which costs $110 - $190 and takes 10 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Melbourne station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL).
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  • Distance: 445.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) every 20 minutes. Alternatively, XPT operates a train from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $170 and the journey takes 10 h 14 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Newcastle to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Newcastle Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$55 - $75
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St to Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
Skybus
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 854 km. It takes approximately 8 h 44 min to drive from Sydney to Melbourne Airport (MEL).

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Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 1648+ hotels available in Melbourne Airport (MEL). Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $17.

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