You'll need to break up the journey from New York to Melbourne because there are no direct flights on this route. Qantas, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines offer the best alternative — a flight with just a single stopover.
The fastest possible flight time is 20 hours and 52 minutes, so take some measures to keep jet lag at bay during your New York to Melbourne trip. Make sure you move around the cabin, get some sleep and drink plenty of water.
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Three airports service the New York metropolitan area: John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is located 20 miles from Manhattan on JFK Access Road. LaGuardia is located 6.5 miles from Manhattan on Ditmars Boulevard. Newark is located 16 miles from Manhattan on Brewster Road in Newark, New Jersey. Numerous airlines service the three airports, including North American, JetBlue and United Airlines. The Orbitz.com website can find you cheap flights from New York to any domestic or international destination.
All three airports have long-term parking options available. JFK and Newark both charge $18 per day for long-term parking. The long-term parking at LaGuardia Airport costs $33 per day for the first two days, and $18 per day for each additional day. The NYC Airporter shuttle takes passengers from New York to JFK and LaGuardia airports. The bus fare is $12.75 to LaGuardia and $15.75 to JFK. The subway also runs between Manhattan, LaGuardia and JFK. Cab fare from Manhattan runs between $30 and $50, depending on which airport you're heading to. If you need access to a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, Orbitz.com can reserve a rental car for you.
If you need to grab a bite to eat before your flight, all three airports have on-site restaurants. Some of the dining options include McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks. Using Orbitz.com to find cheap flights from New York means that all of your travel details are handled before you arrive at the airport. This gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal before your flight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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