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Fares from $564 One Way, $718 Round Trip from Melbourne to New York

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More About Flying To New York from Melbourne

Route Information for Flights from Melbourne to New York

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Airports in Melbourne

You're certain to find a bargain on cheap flights from Melbourne when you consult Orbitz.com. The smart and efficient search features on Orbitz.com will give you the results you're looking for. Melbourne has four airports, but the airport in Tullamarine is the primary arrival and departure point for most domestic and international air traffic. Avalon Airport, Moorabbin Airport and Essendon Airport are all much smaller. The main airport is simply called Melbourne Airport and is located about 14 miles outside of the city. It's the second busiest airport in Australia.

Parking at the Airport

Melbourne Airport offers several options for car parking. The facilities include short-term parking, long-term parking, business parking and express parking. A shuttle bus runs between the long-term parking lot and the passenger terminal. With the exception of long-term car parking, all lots include the option for covered spaces.

Transportation to the Airport

SkyBus is Melbourne Airport's shuttle service between downtown Melbourne and the airport. Buses run all day long at 10-minute intervals. A one-way ticket is $17. You can purchase tickets for SkyBus online or at the bus stop. The city of Melbourne also has public transit lines with routes that stop at the terminal. If you're on a tight schedule or just want some quiet time, you can always take a taxi to the drop-off area.

Restaurants at the Airport

Melbourne Airport has a good selection of restaurants, lounges and cafes. You can grab something fast or sit down with fellow travelers at The Fly Bar. When you find cheap flights from Melbourne with Orbitz.com, you'll be able to relax during your trip.

New York Airport Information

There are two major airports, John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia, that service travelers flying into New York City. When you use Orbitz.com to book your flights to New York, you will be able to choose from almost every major domestic and international air passenger carrier. LaGuardia Airport is roughly nine miles east of Manhattan, while JFK is almost 20 miles to the southeast. If you can't find the flight that you want, you can also fly into Newark International Airport, roughly 19 miles northeast of Manhattan.

Ground Transportation in New York

New York has plenty of public transportation, so getting around should be fairly easy. If you fly into LaGuardia, you will have to take a taxi, bus, or shared van for at least a portion of the trip, because there is no rail or subway service from the airport. Expect a cab ride from LaGuardia to Manhattan to cost anywhere from $20 to $40. Although JFK is further from the city, you can hop on the AirTrain, which will take you to the subway or the Long Island Railroad. If you choose to take a cab from JFK into Manhattan, expect to pay $45 or more for the ride. You will also be responsible for any tolls that are incurred during the trip. If you use Orbitz.com to book your hotel, you may be able to find one that offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.

New York Area Weather Information

New York tends to be cold in the winter, wet in the spring and humid in the summer. Winter temperatures fluctuate between the 20s and 30s, while summer temperatures can soar to the 90s. New York City averages 27 inches of snow each winter, so be sure to pack your parka and snow boots if you plan to be there between November and February. Use the Orbitz.com travel planner to put together your itinerary and choose a temperate time to visit the city.

What to Do in New York

New York City is an urban adventurer's paradise. From the theaters on Broadway to the lights in Times Square, there is are activities for all ages. Go skating in Central Park, take a horse-and-buggy ride around Central Park South or go shopping on Fifth Avenue. Although New York is home to some of the finest restaurants on the east coast, don't forget to try the rich variety of street foods that are available. Enjoy your time in the city, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you are looking for budget flights to New York.

Flights from Melbourne to New York - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Melbourne to New York?

You'll need to break up the journey from Melbourne to New York because there are no direct services on this route. Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Australia offer the next best thing — a flight with just a single stopover.

What is the shortest flight from Melbourne to New York?

It takes a while to fly from Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) to New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) — in fact, 19 hours and 45 minutes at least. But your time in the air doesn't have to be a drag. Be prepared and bring all the essentials like some toiletries and earplugs.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to New York?

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 New York 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 New York with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to New York 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 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. 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 the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.