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

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Fly to Melbourne  •  1 h 35 min

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

$50 - $230

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Fly to Avalon, bus  •  3 h 57 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

$65 - $236

Fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) SYD - MEB

$91 - $291

Train  •  11 h 56 min

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

$75 - $185

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Melbourne Gx233

$91 - $142

Bus Firefly Express  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne Fe21

$71 - $81

Drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) 527.9 miles

$75 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to bus which costs $95 - $120 and takes 13 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which costs $70 - $320 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL). However, there are services departing from Sydney Airport, International Terminal and arriving at Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr via Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 27 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 705 km. The road distance is 844.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) without a car is to train which takes 11 h 56 min and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to fly from Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sydney Airport, International Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is to fly which takes 1 h 35 min and costs $70 - $320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 11 h 56 min, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $200 and takes 12 h 27 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 Airport (SYD) 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 Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL).
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  • Distance: 440.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) every 20 minutes. Alternatively, XPT operates a train from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $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 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
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 Sydney to Avalon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Sydney to Melbourne Essendon Apt via Melbourne, King Island
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $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
$14
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 Sydney Airport, International Terminal to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL) is 845 km. It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Melbourne Airport (MEL).

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

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There are 1567+ hotels available in Melbourne Airport (MEL). Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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