Cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne

The best prices from Auckland Intl to Melbourne are usually found in June or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from Auckland to Melbourne

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to ME1 flight in 2022: compare Auckland to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

AKL - ME1

Price

$227 - $442

ME1

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

ME1

Precipitation

30 - 60 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 36% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$337

From Auckland Intl to Melbourne

One-way from

$272

One-way flight from Auckland Intl to Melbourne

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Auckland to Melbourne?

Travellers have found that booking a Friday departure is the best way to save up to 8% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Auckland to Melbourne?

To save on the cost of your flight from Auckland to Melbourne, book at least 58 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 40% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $513 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $616.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to Melbourne?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, June can be a great choice for travel to Melbourne. Flights to Melbourne from Auckland in June are about $424 on average during June, but can be found for as low as $257.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Auckland to Melbourne (AKL - ME1)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Auckland to Melbourne in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 19% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne in January, February 2022

The best prices found for AKL to Melbourne flights in January, February
5 Feb - 8 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$693

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 21/1/22

28 Jan - 1 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$724

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 21/1/22

21 Jan - 24 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$733

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 19/1/22

Auckland to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Auckland found for this year
26 Apr - 21 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$387

Jetstar

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Deal found 19/1/22

26 Apr - 21 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$388

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

15 Apr - 19 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$425

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/1/22

Direct flights to Melbourne from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to Melbourne direct flight deals
26 Apr - 21 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$387

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19/1/22

26 Apr - 21 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$388

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

15 Apr - 19 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 30m
$425

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/1/22

Last-minute flights from Auckland to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Auckland, departing today and this week
28 Jan - 1 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$724

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 21/1/22

29 Jan - 2 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$736

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 19/1/22

31 Jan - 3 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

3h 25m
$740

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 21/1/22

One-way flights to Melbourne from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Melbourne
11 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$97

Jetstar

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Deal found 19/1/22

13 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$103

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/1/22

29 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$122

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Auckland to Melbourne flights.

Why visit Melbourne from Auckland?

Melbourne is the stylish state capital of Victoria. It tempts in over 2 million travellers a year – and New Zealanders are one the city’s top customers. Why? For starters, there’s a great choice of cheap, direct flights from Auckland to Melbourne. And the journey only lasts around 4 hours.Then there’s Melbourne itself. The city is an intriguing mix of architecture, hipster haunts and elegant Victorian neighbourhoods. Its pop-up restaurants, street art, mind-bending art galleries and achingly cool coffee shops tick all the travel trends boxes.It’s not without old-world charm, either. Some of the stateliest architecture dates back to the 19th century, when the city made a fortune on the back of the Victorian gold rush. The State Library of Victoria and Collins Street are prime examples of its heyday as a boomtown. Best of all? A cheap flight from Auckland to Melbourne will deliver you to this cutting-edge city in around 4 hours.

How long is the flight from Auckland to Melbourne?

Direct Auckland to Melbourne flights last just over 4 hours. Stopovers can add several hours to the journey time.

Which airlines operate flights from Auckland to Melbourne?

Lots of companies fly direct, including Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Emirates and Jetstar. Other carriers such as China Airlines offer flights from Auckland to Melbourne via Sydney.

How frequent are flights between Auckland and Melbourne?

There are usually at least 10 direct flights a day.

Which airports serve Auckland and Melbourne?

Most flights from Auckland to Melbourne land in Melbourne Tullamarine, but there’s a chance you’ll end up in another local airport called Avalon. All flights start off from Auckland Airport.

Which direct flight route between Auckland and Melbourne is cheapest?

The cheapest route is usually the direct Auckland to Melbourne flight. The best prices often come from budget airlines like Jetstar.

How frequent are flights between Auckland and Melbourne?

There are usually at least 10 direct flights a day.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Auckland to Melbourne?

Located just 17.9 km from the city centre, Auckland Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Melbourne from Auckland. Booking flights from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Melbourne should be relatively easy as there are 5 daily outbound flights to Melbourne from 5 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Auckland Intl to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Auckland to Melbourne for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Melbourne for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $387, but on average you can expect to pay $558.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to Melbourne for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Auckland to Melbourne under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to Melbourne is less than $613.

Are there last-minute flights available from Auckland to Melbourne for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Auckland to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $800.

How popular is this Auckland to Melbourne flight route?

Flights from Auckland Intl to Melbourne have been viewed 36,414 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Auckland to Melbourne round-trip?

Jetstar, at $387, was found to be the cheapest airline from Auckland to Melbourne.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways. You may be able to fly from Auckland to Melbourne for 8% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Auckland to Melbourne one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $97. Air New Zealand flights start at $265 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $274 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Auckland to Melbourne?

Consider Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Auckland to Melbourne.

What are the cheapest flights from Auckland to Melbourne?

The cheapest flight price from Auckland to Melbourne is $130. On average you can expect to pay $328. The most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Melbourne), can usually be booked for $387.

Can I fly to Melbourne from Auckland Intl right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Auckland Intl to Melbourne

Most visitors from Auckland Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Auckland Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Auckland Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to Auckland Intl from Melbourne?

Returning to Auckland Intl from Melbourne

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Auckland Intl.

Top 5 airlines flying from Auckland to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Auckland to Melbourne choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$232
Average$519
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$233
Average$543
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$295
Average$511
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$317
Average$551
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$325
Average$506
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Auckland to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Auckland to Melbourne
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Weekly flight availability from Auckland to Melbourne

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Auckland to Melbourne
Sunday6daily flights
Monday6daily flights
Tuesday6daily flights
Wednesday6daily flights
Thursday0daily flights
Friday9daily flights
Saturday6daily flights