Cheap Flight Deals From Auckland (AKL) to Melbourne (MEL) Starting at $179

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Airfares from $179 One Way, $407 Round Trip from Auckland to Melbourne

Prices starting at $407 for return flights and $179 for one-way flights to Melbourne were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

More About Flying To Melbourne from Auckland

Route Information for Flights from Auckland to Melbourne

Origin Airport IATA Code AKL
Destination Airport IATA Code MEL
Distance 1637 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Air Canada, Emirates, Jetstar, China Eastern Airlines, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, Thai Airways International, Etihad Airways, Qantas, LATAM Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Finnair, Air Tahiti Nui, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Air China LTD
Earliest Flight Arrival 9:10PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 11:45AM UTC

Cheap Flights from Auckland to Melbourne

Flying From Auckland

Finding low-fare flights from Auckland is simple with the help of Orbitz.com. Flights originate at Auckland Airport, which is located in the Auckland suburb of Mangere. It is approximately 21 kilometers, or a 40-minute drive, from the city center. Auckland Airport is the central hub for Air New Zealand and is also serviced by many other airlines offering international flights, such as British Airways, Emirates, and Air China.

Parking at the Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport offers several types of parking near the terminals, including short-term and long-term covered and uncovered parking. Business Express parking is available, as is a park-and-ride with shuttle service to the terminal.

Transportation to the Airport

An Airbus service is available for transport to the airport from Auckland's CBD and downtown ferry rerminal. Tickets are available on the bus for approximately NZ$16. There are several taxi and shuttle services that can transport you to the airport from the city of Auckland. They include Alert Taxis, North Shore Taxis, and Super Shuttle. Taxi fares to the Auckland Airport are between NZ$60 to NZ$80. When you book your tickets with Orbitz.com, you can find car rental services to and from Auckland.

Restaurants at Auckland Airport

At Auckland Airport, there are over 20 restaurant options for grabbing a quick bite before your flight. There is Espresso Plus, where you can get an iced coffee and café foods. Hayama Sushi and Sumo Salad offer tasty alternatives to fast food. If it is fast food you are looking for, McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway offer tasty sandwiches. You can find whatever you are in the mood for at the airport after booking your flights from Auckland with Orbitz.com.

Melbourne International Airport

The Melbourne International Airport is located on Airport Drive in Tullamarine, approximately 12 miles from the center of Melbourne. Numerous airlines service the airport, including US Airways, Virgin America, Delta Airlines and Skywest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flight combinations to find cheap flights to Melbourne. This easy-to-use website has all the tools you need to find deals on vacation packages and air tickets that fit within your budget.

Transportation From the Airport

Taking a taxicab from the airport to downtown Melbourne costs approximately $56. The Skybus also takes passengers from the airport to the city. Skybus tickets cost $17 peradult or $38 for a family that includes two adults and one to four children. Public buses also run between the airport and various locations in Melbourne. If you'd like access to a vehicle during your stay, you can use Orbitz.com to reserve a rental car. The airport houses five rental car companies, so that you can pick up your vehicle as soon as your flight lands.

Climate in Melbourne

Winter temperatures in Melbourne range from the low 20s to the mid-40s, while the summer temperatures range from the mid-50s to the high 70s. Keep in mind that Melbourne's summer runs from December through February, and June through August are the winter months. If you use Orbitz.com to plan your trip in the early or late spring, the weather will be nice, and you'll save money because it's not the city's peak travel season.

Highlights and Attractions

The Melbourne Zoo, the Melbourne Museum and the Rippon Lea House & Gardens are some of Melbourne's major attractions. Orbitz.com does more than find cheap flights to Melbourne. You can also purchase tickets to local attractions and arrange guided tours.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Auckland to Melbourne now?
If you’re agonizing over quarantine and travel restrictions when traveling by plane from Auckland to Melbourne, check out the Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
Are there non-stop flights from Auckland to Melbourne?
Yep, your unforgettable vacation is just a single flight away. Great news, isn’t it? Travel in comfort on board one of the 3 carriers that fly direct from Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) to MEL. Popular choices include:

  • Air New Zealand
  • The Flying Kangaroo
  • Jetstar

What is the shortest flight from Auckland to Melbourne?
Getting from Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) to MEL takes at least 3 hours and 50 minutes. Treat yourself to a wine and watch a show or two — it’s a golden opportunity to sit back and unwind.
What airlines fly from Auckland to Melbourne most frequently?
Look up Air New Zealand (NZ). This airline offers some of the most frequent flights from Auckland Airport to Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine). It operates 86 services on this route every month and is a favorite with passengers. If you can’t find the right flight there, take a look at The Flying Kangaroo (QF). This airline is a fantastic alternative and offers 47 flights from Auckland to Melbourne every month.
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Melbourne?
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it’s good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Melbourne have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you’ll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
Are there flights to Melbourne with flexible change policies?
In most cases you’ll have the option to reschedule your flight to Melbourne without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the “no change fees” filter and book with confidence.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2021 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
We won’t keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data from 2021, the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all in the shortest month of the year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is during the height of summer in July, and in the holiday month of December.*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees. Rates shown reflect fares found by other Orbitz users over the past 7 days. Due to rapidly changing airline prices & seat availability, these fares may no longer be available.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a $30 service fee charged by Orbitz. Additional airline charges may apply.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Lower fares may be available. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.