The flight time from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia is:

1 hour, 23 minutes

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Flying time from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia

The total flight duration from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia is 1 hour, 23 minutes.

This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.

If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between Sydney, Australia and Melbourne, Australia.

The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia ("as the crow flies"), which is about 443 miles or 713 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Sydney, Australia.
It ends in Melbourne, Australia.

Your flight direction from Sydney, Australia to Melbourne, Australia is Southwest (-130 degrees from North).

The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.

Sydney to Melbourne and vice versa is one of the busiest air routes in the world. Australia’s two largest cities have almost 9 million people, which is about a third of the country’s population.

Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city, the capital of Victoria and gateway to many places of interest in the State of Victoria. The city is known for its multi-ethnic cuisines, trams, gardens and theatres.

Just outside the city you will find world-class wineries, coastal villages, alpine towns, natural springs and small farms. The best way to visit Victoria is to go on a road trip and drive through the many scenic routes. recommends a 3 days/2 nights self-drive tour of The Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Apollo Bay to Port Fairy and back to Melbourne.

The Great Ocean Road will take you to the famous 12 Apostles, you may spot koalas and kangaroos, you’ll stop at one of the lookouts and end at the historic fishing village of Port Fairy. This is one of Victoria’s most scenic drives.

Sydney, Australia

City: Sydney
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
Category: cities

Melbourne, Australia

City: Melbourne
State: Victoria
Country: Australia
Category: cities

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