Cheap flights to Melbourne

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Flights to Melbourne in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest inJuneBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$356Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$373From Auckland Intl to Melbourne
One-way from$125One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Melbourne

Cheap flights to Melbourne in May, June 2022

The best prices found for ME1 flights for May, June
27 Jun - 4 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$520

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

25 Jun - 11 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$524

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/5/22

27 Jun - 6 Jul
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

7h 55m
$532

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne found for this year
19 Nov - 20 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 00m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$373

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

19 Aug - 21 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$387

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/5/22

7 Nov - 14 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$398

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

Last minute flights to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne, departing today and this week
30 May - 6 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

22h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

28h 15m
$976

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

1 Jun - 8 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

13h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

7h 10m
$1,002

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

31 May - 7 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

35h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$1,009

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne?

The cheapest ticket to Melbourne found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$657

February

$643

March

$710

April

$927

May

$685

June

$472

July

$461

August

$492

September

$535

October

$506

November

$531

December

$707

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne is currently July; with April being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Melbourne?

Average Melbourne flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - MEL

Price

$461 - $1,221

MEL

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

MEL

Rainfall

30 - 60 mm

Peak season:

Melbourne experiences very defined seasons, with often sweltering summer days that see holidaymakers pack the city’s beaches between December and February. This is the city’s peak tourist season when domestic visitors descend on their long annual holidays and hotel prices peak for the Australian Open Tennis Finals and summer festivals.

There is another slight peak in demand for hotels during the Formula 1 Grand Prix in March, as well as the Easter week holidays, when accommodation and flight tickets should be booked well in advance.

 Off season:

The winter months of June through to August are generally considered the off season in Melbourne, but with plenty of cultural and culinary events in the city throughout the year, such as the Winter Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival, it never feels deserted. Temperatures drop considerably and the weather is known to be a bit dreary, but you will benefit from some good hotel and flight deals, particularly if you plan to travel in the mid-week.

The spring months of September through to November are a great time to visit Melbourne, with temperatures starting to warm and fewer tourists in the city meaning there are excellent accommodation deals to be found. Unless you are visiting specifically for the event, try and avoid the Melbourne Cup in the first week of November when the city sees a sharp influx of visitors.

 When is the best time to book a flight to Melbourne?

Because Melbourne is a popular destination with both business and holiday travellers, it’s wise to book as far in advance of your travel dates as possible to secure the best flight deals throughout the year. This is particularly true if your visit coincides with one of the city’s many festivals or the Australian and New Zealand school holiday periods. Keep in mind that some airlines offer heavily reduced mid-week flight deals, so you could secure some cheap flights to Melbourne if you are flexible with your travel dates.

 How long is the flight to Melbourne?

Flights from Auckland to Melbourne – 4 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Christchurch to Melbourne – 4 hours 50 minutes.

Flights from Wellington to Melbourne – 4 hours.

Flights from Queenstown to Melbourne – 3 hours 30 minutes.

 Which airlines operate flights to Melbourne?

Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar and Virgin Australia all operate multiple daily flights to Melbourne from Auckland, with Jetstar and Virgin Australia generally offering the cheapest flight tickets. From Christchurch there are direct flights to Melbourne with Air New Zealand, China Airlines, Virgin and Jetstar, while Air New Zealand, Qantas and Jetstar all fly direct daily to Melbourne from Wellington. If you are travelling from Queenstown, there are also daily flights to Melbourne with both Air New Zealand and Jetstar, with the latter usually offering the cheapest flight tickets.

There is also a Skybus Express service from the Melbourne International Airport direct to Southern Cross Station in the city centre which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and departs every 10 minutes. The journey time takes a minimum of 20 minutes and tickets can be purchased on arrival at the bus stop or online. SkyBus also offers a complimentary hotel transfer to some inner city hotels on arrival at Southern Cross Station.

The most hassle-free, but expensive way to get from Melbourne International Airport to your accommodation is with one of the metered taxis that operate from outside Terminal 1 and 4, and between Terminals 2 and 3.

When is the best time to book a flight to Melbourne?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Melbourne, you should look to book at least 57 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

The cheapest day to fly to Melbourne is usually Saturday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Melbourne. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

What is good to know if travelling to Melbourne?

  • If you’re planning on visiting Melbourne and want to experience some of the best things this city has to offer, without breaking the bank, check out our pick of “Low cost high brow in Melbourne”.
  • If you’re flying into Melbourne but want to take it slow and soak up the sights enroute to Sydney or Brisbane, here’s a few of the best ground transport options to get you there.
  • Melbourne’s cosmopolitan reputation precedes it, but it’s the hidden lanes and arcades that really harbour some of the city’s cultural gems, making the top of our list of “Top 20 things to do in Australia”.
  • Leaving Melbourne and forgotten to buy that special someone a holiday gift? Head straight to First Tax & Duty Free at Melbourne International Airport for some great deals on designer items.
  • For a character-filled dining experience, head just outside of Melbourne to the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and one of Australia’s oldest refreshment stops, the Cuckoo Restaurant, situated within a German-inspired Bavarian-style chalet.

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