Distance between Melbourne and Sydney
The distance from Melbourne to Sydney is 873 kilometers by road including 850 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 8 hours and 12 minutes and goes through Wangaratta, Wodonga, Carlton, Parkville, Carlton North, Fitzroy North and Fitzroy.
|Shortest distance by air||715 km ✈️|
|Car route length||873 km 🚗|
|Driving time||8 h 12 min|
|Fuel amount||69.8 L|
|Fuel cost||116.6 AUD|
|Melbourne||0 km||00 min||0.0 L|
3 km, 03 min
|Carlton||3 km||03 min||0.1 L|
83 2 km, 02 min
|Carlton North||5 km||05 min||0.4 L|
83 1 km, 01 min
|Fitzroy North||7 km||07 min||0.4 L|
45 2 km, 01 min
|Northcote||9 km||08 min||0.6 L|
45 1 km, 01 min
|Thornbury||10 km||10 min||0.8 L|
45 2 km, 01 min
|Preston||12 km||11 min||0.9 L|
45 M31 233 km, 2 h 10 min
|Wangaratta||245 km||2 h 21 min||19.2 L|
M31 68 km, 37 min
|Wodonga||312 km||2 h 59 min||24.7 L|
M31 562 km, 5 h 15 min
|North Sydney||875 km||8 h 14 min||69.6 L|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Melbourne to Sydney?
Fuel cost: 116.6 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 873 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.67 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Melbourne to Sydney?
Driving time: 8 h 12 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
- 780 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 7 h 5 min
- 44 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 26 min
- 32 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 24 min
- 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 5 min
- 6 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 6 min
- 3 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 3 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Melbourne to Sydney by land?
The distance between Melbourne and Sydney is 873 km by road including 850 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Melbourne and Sydney respectively.
How far is Melbourne to Sydney by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Melbourne and Sydney is 715 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Melbourne and Sydney respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Melbourne from Sydney by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 53 min to cover the distance of 715 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 3 h 15 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Melbourne to Sydney?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 2 h 58 min to cover the distance of 715 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 3 h 24 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Melbourne and Sydney?
The halfway point between Melbourne and Sydney is Tarcutta. It is located about 12 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Tarcutta to Melbourne is 449 km and driving will take about 4 h 13 min. The road between Tarcutta and Sydney has length 424 km and will take approximately 3 h 59 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Melbourne in relation to Sydney?
Melbourne is located 715 km south-west of Sydney.
Melbourne has geographic coordinates: latitude -37.81422, longitude 144.96315.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude -33.85482, longitude 151.21645.
Which highway goes from Melbourne to Sydney?
The route from Melbourne to Sydney follows M31.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
- M5: 20 km
- B400: 15 km
- M8: 10 km
- 45: 9 km
- M1: 4 km
- 29: 2 km
- 83: 1 km
- A4: 1 km