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Cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne

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The best prices from Auckland 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 (AKL) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to MEL flight in 2021: compare Auckland to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
AKL - MEL
Price
$325 - $634
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Precipitation
26 - 170 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

$325

From Auckland to Melbourne

One-way from

$227

One-way flight from Auckland to Melbourne

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Auckland to Melbourne?

Friday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 8%.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Auckland to Melbourne at least 58 days early can save you up to 40% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 58 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Auckland to Melbourne for as little as $495 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $594 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Flights from Auckland to Melbourne lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Auckland to Melbourne in June, with the cheapest ticket starting at $248.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Auckland to Melbourne is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 19% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne in August, September 2021

The best prices found for AKL to MEL flights in August, September
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$984pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
12 Aug - 3 Sep
$1,054pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$1,060pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

Auckland to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Auckland found for this year
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$984pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
12 Aug - 3 Sep
$1,054pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$1,060pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

Direct flights to Melbourne from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to Melbourne direct flight deals
31 Aug - 7 Sep
$984pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
12 Aug - 3 Sep
$1,054pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
19 Jan - 26 Jan
$1,072pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last-minute flights from Auckland to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Auckland, departing today and this week
12 Aug - 3 Sep
$1,054pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
12 Aug - 3 Sep
$1,193pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
12 Aug - 3 Sep
$1,255pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to Melbourne from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Melbourne
11:55 - 18:35
Jetstar
1 stop
9h 40m
AKL - MEL
Jetstar
$227
mytrip.com
12:55 - 12:35
Qantas Airways
1 stop
25h 40m
AKL - MEL
Qantas Airways
$369
Travelgenio
04:55 - 06:45
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 50m
AKL - MEL
Air New Zealand
$383
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Auckland to Melbourne

What airports do I use to fly from Auckland to Melbourne?

If you book a flight from Auckland to Melbourne, you will be flying from Auckland Intl to Melbourne. Flights to Melbourne (MEL) from Auckland Intl (AKL) take 3h 50m for a nonstop flight. There are 7 flights from Auckland Intl to Melbourne per day from 5 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 $574 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Melbourne for under $574. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $559, but on average you can expect to pay $1,018.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to Melbourne for under $1,004 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 9 direct flights from Auckland to Melbourne under $1,004. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to Melbourne is less than $1,160.

Are there last-minute flights available from Auckland to Melbourne for under $1,147?

There are currently 9+ open flights from Auckland to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $1,147.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 36,414 users have taken a look at flights from Auckland Intl to Melbourne.

Does it rain more in Auckland or Melbourne?

The rainfall in Auckland is generally less than the rainfall in Melbourne. This will continue over the next 8 days.

Is Auckland weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 26 °C range in January. The weather in Melbourne is generally hotter than Auckland's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Auckland to Melbourne?

Airlines like Qantas Airways fly from Auckland to Melbourne in about 4h 10m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. All flights are typically direct.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Auckland to Melbourne from $1,058 return.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Jetstar, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $122. However, be on the lookout for offers from Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Auckland to Melbourne for a low price.

Alternative routes for Auckland to Melbourne

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Auckland to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.95
Flight duration
3h 45m
Average temperature for August in Melbourne
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Melbourne
170.0 mm

Airports servicing Auckland

Airports servicing Melbourne

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$186 $292 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$218 $340 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
$198 $344 No cancel fee 75%
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Qantas Airways
$157 $365 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$213 $370 No cancel fee 80%
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Hourly flight availability from Auckland to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Auckland towards Melbourne.
Morning 6 AM to midday 85% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 12% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 2% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Auckland to Melbourne
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Auckland to Melbourne.
Sunday
9 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
10 daily flights
Saturday
8 daily flights
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