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).
Time difference and current local times
There is no time difference between Melbourne and Sydney.
Carbon dioxide emissions
Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 90 kg (198 pounds).
Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator
Melbourne (MEL) → Sydney (SYD).