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Distance between Melbourne (MEL) and Sydney (SYD)

Flight distance from Melbourne to Sydney (Melbourne Airport – Sydney Airport) is 439 miles / 706 kilometers / 381 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 1 hour 19 minutes.

Driving distance from Melbourne (MEL) to Sydney (SYD) is 523 miles / 842 kilometers and travel time by car is about 9 hours 12 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Melbourne to Sydney.

Shortest flight path between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Sydney Airport (SYD).

How far is Sydney from Melbourne?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Melbourne and Sydney. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 438.643 miles
  • 705.927 kilometers
  • 381.170 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 438.317 miles
  • 705.403 kilometers
  • 380.887 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Melbourne Airport
City: Melbourne
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: MEL
ICAO Code: YMML
Coordinates: 37°40′23″S, 144°50′34″E

B Sydney Airport
City: Sydney
Country: Australia Flag of Australia
IATA Code: SYD
ICAO Code: YSSY
Coordinates: 33°56′45″S, 151°10′37″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Melbourne and Sydney.

Time Difference

Melbourne

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Sydney

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 90 kg (198 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Melbourne (MEL) → Sydney (SYD).

Distance:
439
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
439

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