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Prices were available within the past 7 days and start at $40 for one-way flights and $79 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cheap flights to Melbourne (MEL)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Melbourne on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Melbourne.

Roundtrip prices range from $79 - $1,035, and one-ways to Melbourne start as low as $40.

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Melbourne (MEL)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Melbourne. There are 10 airlines flying into MEL: Jetstar, Xiamen Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Fiji Airways. 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Melbourne (MEL) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to MEL in October and in January for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or canceling my flight to Melbourne?
For more information about updating your flight to Melbourne or canceling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Melbourne that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Melbourne, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Melbourne now?
Make your flight to Melbourne take off without a hitch by making your first stop our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is the quickest way to stay informed about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health information.
What is the name of Melbourne's airport?
Tullamarine Airport (MEL) is the most popular airport in Melbourne. There are a few other airports in the region, so be sure you choose the most convenient for your travel plans.
How far is Tullamarine Airport (MEL) from central Melbourne?
It’s 12 mi from MEL to downtown Melbourne. Make things easier by researching the quickest way of getting from the terminal to the city center before you touchdown.
What airport is best to fly into Melbourne?
With a range of airports in one place, travelers are spoiled for choice when it comes to flying to Melbourne. If you hit the tarmac at Tullamarine Airport, you’ll find yourself 12 mi from the downtown area. There’s also AVV (30 mi away) and Essendon Airport (MEB) (7 mi away).
How many airlines fly to Melbourne?
There are a total of 30 air carriers connecting Melbourne with 60 airports from all over the globe.
Which airlines fly to Melbourne?
Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly the most frequently to Melbourne. The highest number of flights come in from Sydney, with Virgin Australia offering the most services on this route.
How many nonstop flights are there to Melbourne?
With 2,168 nonstop flights each week, you’ll be hitting the tarmac in Melbourne before you have time to say, “Are we there yet?”
Where are the most popular flights to Melbourne departing from?
The most popular flights to Melbourne set off from Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide airports.
How long is the flight to Melbourne Airport?
If it’s Sydney you’re leaving behind, you’ll be in the sky for around 1 hour and 33 minutes before you touchdown in Melbourne. Airport to airport from Brisbane generally takes 2 hours and 20 minutes and from Adelaide, it’s 1 hour and 18 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Melbourne?
Don’t leave booking your flight to Melbourne until the last possible moment. That’s one trick savvy jet-setters use to get the best deals. Booking well in advance means more options and less expensive flights. Also, shop around and compare your options. If your destination has multiple airports, you may be able to pick up a terrific price by flying into a less busy terminal. And finally, remember that it’s first in, best dressed. Know what a typical airfare costs and have your credit card ready to grab your ticket as soon as you see an unbeatable bargain. The sweetest deals don’t last long.
How to survive the flight to Melbourne?
We’ve rounded up all the info you need to make your flight as enjoyable as possible. Follow our tips and you’ll be cruising through the airport and seeing the best of Melbourne in no time at all.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • A plane ride can be a stress-free experience if you pack the right gear. Firstly, you’ll want some toiletry items, such as deodorant, toothpaste and a toothbrush, a spare change of clothes and a magazine or two. Next, find a spot in your hand luggage for your electronic gadgets, chargers, any medications and maybe a comfy neck pillow as well. Last, but definitely not least, don’t forget to take your passport, travel papers and your credit cards.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • While the list of banned items can differ between air carriers, the general rule of thumb is nothing sharp, flammable or explosive. This includes things like knives, scissors, aerosol cans and bleaching agents. Sporting equipment like golf clubs, and objects that could harm other people, such as guns and swords, won’t be allowed on board either.

What to wear on a flight:

  • Your aim here is to feel as comfortable as possible. Layer up with loose, breathable clothing and remember to bring a cardigan in case you get cold. Pick a pair of well-fitting, flat shoes as your feet may swell during the journey. Leave the stilettos and heavy boots in your checked baggage.
  • The result of sustained periods of immobility, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition that can affect passengers on long-distance flights. But the great news is there are numerous ways to reduce the risk of developing it. Stay well hydrated, walk around the cabin whenever possible and wear compression socks or tights.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Melbourne?
The trick is to be well organized before you reach the airport security gate. That way, you’ll be stepping onto that plane to Melbourne in no time at all. Follow these tips and get your trip off to a fantastic start:

  • Your ID and travel documents will need to be presented to airport security personnel. Have them close by so you don’t hold up the queue.
  • After that, both you and your hand luggage will be X-rayed. To speed things up, remove anything that is likely to trigger the alarm. Personal belongings such as your belt, coat and earphones will be required to go through the machine.
  • All electronic devices, including your phone and laptop, will also need to be scanned separately.
  • Any liquids or gels, such as shampoo or hairspray, that you want to bring on board must be no greater than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). They must also all fit inside a quart-size (one liter), zip-lock bag.
  • Choosing your footwear wisely can save you several minutes. Boots are often required to be removed and X-rayed separately. Slip-on sneakers usually aren’t.
  • Airlines will not allow any sharp or pointed objects in the cabin. If you must bring these kinds of items, check them in.

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