Cheap Flights To Melbourne (MEL)

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Cheap Flights to Melbourne from $37 One Way, $93 Round Trip

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Melbourne Flight Information

Traveling To Melbourne
Destination Airport IATA Code MEL
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Scoot, Qantas Airways, Philippine Airlines, Fiji Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Air India, Malaysia Airlines, Vietnam Airlines
Flight Price $93
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Melbourne When to Go

Summer Down Under runs from December through February. January and February are prone to dry, hot spells, however, so prime time here remains the mild autumn (March to May), when temps range from 63 to 75 degrees and rainfall is at a minimum. Spring (September to November) is also appealing, with temperatures in the mid-60s, but rainy days can prevail.

No matter the time of year or the weather, Melbourne bustles with festivals and activities. Held each March for the past 20 years, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival celebrates the area’s top chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, and sommeliers with more than 250 events. The Melbourne Festival, held during two weeks in October, is a world-class arts fest that has a full docket of dance, music, theater, visual arts, and film. Also held in late October is the Melbourne Cup Carnival, a week’s worth of thoroughbred racing, fashion, and entertainment that captivates all of Australia. Most of the country stops to watch the Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, the carnival’s focal point. In January, the weeklong Festival of Sails—Australia’s largest keelboat regatta—comes to town.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Melbourne?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor has the updates you need about current travel advice, quarantine policies and other crucial information for your flight to Melbourne.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Head to our convenient Customer Service Portal for important information regarding COVID-19 and flight changes or cancellations. Also, have a look at your chosen airline’s terms and conditions so you know what to expect.
Which airlines apply social distancing or other strategies regarding COVID-19?
In order to minimize contact between passengers and flight crew during the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines around the world are bringing social distancing on board. Here are some examples:
  • Qantas - this airline is known for providing passenger masks and cleaning with disinfectant.
  • Virgin Australia - this airline is known for providing passenger masks and cleaning with disinfectant.
  • Jetstar - this airline is known for providing passenger masks and cleaning with disinfectant.
Which airlines fly to Melbourne?
Take your pick of 20 airlines that service Tullamarine Airport (MEL), the most popular airport in the city. With all those options, you’re bound to score an awesome deal. Here are a few of the major international airlines that’ll get you to Melbourne — and then discovering every corner of this city:
  • Air New Zealand - 173 flights to Melbourne per month
  • Qantas - 112 flights to Melbourne per month
  • Jetstar - 73 flights to Melbourne per month
What is the best airport to fly to in Melbourne?
Book a flight to Essendon Airport (MEB) and you’ll be enjoying this fantastic city in next to no time. This airport is approximately 7 miles northwest of the downtown area. But MEB isn’t your only option. Tullamarine Airport (MEL) is another point of arrival for Melbourne, so be sure to compare airfares to land the most rewarding deal.
How much is a flight to Melbourne?
Last week, prices ranged between $93 and $836 for a round-trip flight to Melbourne. One-way tickets departing from Sydney (SYD) sank as low as just $37 over the same period.
How to book the cheapest flight to Melbourne?
With some of the most competitive flight deals around, you’ll get more for your money with Orbitz. The following suggestions will help you land cheap flights to Melbourne — and leave you with more cash to play with:
  • Departing from or arriving at other airports can save you money. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points. Next, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below to look through your options.
  • If you’re flexible with your plans, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. It’ll bring up flight deals for the days around your selected departure. Ticket prices often vary depending on what day it is.
  • Hit ‘Show options’ to refine your search results. You can choose your preferred airline and seating class here. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even select whether you want to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • The early bird gets the best deals, so book as soon as you’ve worked out your travel dates. The most affordable fares get snapped up fast and prices rise as the departure date nears.
  • Combine your flights, hotels and car rental into a money-saving package deal. Save your cash for things that really excite you, like exploring Melbourne.
  • Where possible, don’t travel in high seasons. Airfares are often at their highest during summer, school breaks and around other vacation times like Easter and Thanksgiving.
How long is a flight to Melbourne?
How long you’ll be in the air for depends on many different factors, including where you depart from. We’ve rounded up a list of average flight times for three of the most popular domestic routes to Melbourne:
  • Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Tullamarine Airport (MEL) - 1 hour and 37 minutes
  • Brisbane, QLD Airport (BNE) to Tullamarine Airport (MEL) - 2 hours and 23 minutes
  • Adelaide, SA Airport (ADL) to Tullamarine Airport (MEL) - 1 hour and 25 minutes
What is the best time to book a flight to Melbourne?
If your schedule allows, book your seats to Melbourne in January. This is the best month for low airfares, closely followed by February and August. With a little planning, you’re guaranteed to find a cheap flight with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Melbourne?
Make a booking on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Typically, these are the cheapest days of the week to purchase airfares to Melbourne. The vacation of your dreams starts with a great flight deal!
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Melbourne?
Think about leaving early in the week to get cheap flights to Melbourne. Orbitz data from 2020 suggests Monday is generally the most affordable day to fly out, followed by Tuesday. Saturday was found to have the most expensive ticket fares. This is probably because most passengers prefer to kick off their escape at the end of the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne?
According to Orbitz data, you should fly out in August. This is generally the best month to land cheap flights to Melbourne. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is in June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Flexibility is important, that’s why Orbitz lets you search for flights that won’t penalize you for amending your reservation. Fill out your departure and arrival points, then choose “Filter by flexible change policies.” We’ll show you all the options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking and no change fees.
What do I need for the flight to Melbourne?
A lengthy journey can seem daunting, but it’s nothing a little preparation can’t solve. We’ve rounded up our top tips and tricks to make sure your trip is a smooth one:
  • In all cases you’ll need to show proof of identification. How much? This depends on where you’re flying from. When booking your flight, we suggest to put down the same name, birth date and gender as listed on your government-issued ID.
  • Have some extra entertainment for your long trip to Melbourne. If you’re tired of watching movies, give your eyes a break from all that screen time and listen to some music instead.
  • Cabin temperatures can make your teeth chatter. Carry a hoodie even if you’re traveling during the summertime.
How many direct flights are there to Melbourne?
Get to Melbourne quickly on one of the 108 direct flights that arrive here each month. For a more enjoyable trip, take a peek at the nonstop services from Sharp Airlines.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Melbourne?
Savvy travelers have a way of finding business or first-class fares to Melbourne that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Be like them with these handy hints:
  • Be more flexible with your travel dates and wait for big sales on first or business-class airfares.
  • A lot of low-cost carriers nowadays offer quality business or premium-class seating that doesn’t cost the earth.
  • Make the most of your airline’s customer loyalty program and upgrade your seat. Alternatively, you can try bidding for an upgrade in online auctions.
How to get into Melbourne from the airport?
Organize a Tullamarine Airport (MEL) car rental or use public transportation. Hertz, Avis and Firefly are located within Tullamarine Airport (MEL) and have a nice variety of vehicles to pick from. After you’ve collected your wheels, central Melbourne is around 12 miles away. Alternatively, the taxi service will quickly and reliably get you from MEL to the heart of the city. If you’d rather pick up a vehicle in the city center, browse our Melbourne car rentals.
How to get around in Melbourne?
If you like freedom and flexibility, book a car rental. Cast your eye over the terrific options at Sixt and Europcar, which are both close to the center of town. Want to travel around Melbourne with your spare change? Travel by train. Flagstaff Station and Melbourne Central Station are rail hubs that’ll bring you around the city and to all the popular sights. Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Melbourne Cricket Ground are the tip of the iceberg.
What is the best time to go to Melbourne?
Venture to Melbourne in the popular months of . As with many parts of the Southern Hemisphere, the summer season here begins December 1. Think chilled drinks, warmer days and more activities outdoors. At this time of year, daily temperatures normally range between 57Fº (14Cº) and 77Fº (25Cº).
Travel tips for Melbourne
  • A fun way to see any new city is by hitting the streets, so lace up your shoes and get walking! Stay downtown for handy access to nearby attractions like Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Whether you’d prefer to organize a car rental or catch public transportation, you ought to visit St Kilda Beach. Chadstone Shopping Mall is also a short journey away and worth adding to your to-do list.
  • Melbourne typically has an oceanic climate. Make sure you pack your suitcase accordingly.
  • Jump into the driver’s seat of a car rental and discover all that Victoria has to offer. Bendigo and Geelong are just two of the exciting cities waiting to be explored.

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