Distance from Melbourne to Sydney

Distance is 714 kilometers or 444 miles or 386 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Melbourne and Sydney

Map - Shortest path between Melbourne and Sydney
  • Location for Melbourne
  • Location for Sydney
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Melbourne

Latitude: 37° 49' South
Longitude: 144° 58' East
Initial heading:53.9°NortheastNortheast
Final heading:50.2°NortheastNortheast
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Heading from Sydney

Latitude: 33° 52' South
Longitude: 151° 12' East
Initial heading:230.2°SouthwestSouthwest
Final heading:233.9°SouthwestSouthwest
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LocationLocal time
Melbourne(Australia - Victoria)Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:59:38 AM
Sydney(Australia - New South Wales)Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:59:38 AM

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