Cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne

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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 (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 - 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

$327

From Auckland Intl to Melbourne

One-way from

$282

One-way flight from Auckland Intl 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?

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.

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.

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 $496 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $596.

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 $410 on average during June, but can be found for as low as $249.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne in October, November 2021

The best prices found for AKL to MEL flights in October, November
8 Nov - 12 Nov
$3,253pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
8 Nov - 12 Nov
$3,375pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
8 Nov - 12 Nov
$3,580pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl

Auckland Intl to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Auckland found for this year
28 Dec - 6 Feb
$387pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
28 Dec - 6 Feb
$476pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
28 Dec - 6 Feb
$606pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

Direct flights to Melbourne from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to Melbourne direct flight deals
28 Dec - 6 Feb
$387pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
7 Apr - 12 Apr
$409pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
17 Jan - 31 Jan
$410pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to Melbourne from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Melbourne
13:30 - 15:40
Air New Zealand
Direct
4h 10m
AKL - MEL
Air New Zealand
$282
FlyFar
01:25 - 11:00
Jetstar
1 stop
11h 35m
AKL - AVV
Jetstar
$308
TravelFusion
15:20 - 12:50
Qantas Airways
1 stop
23h 30m
AKL - MEL
Qantas Airways
$322
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Flight FAQs

From Auckland to Melbourne

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 0 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 $586.

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

Cheapflights has 8 direct flights from Auckland to Melbourne under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to Melbourne is less than $669.

What days are direct flights available from Auckland to Melbourne?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Saturday.

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.

How many flights depart from Auckland to Melbourne on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 1 flight from Auckland to Melbourne a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Auckland to Melbourne?

There are many flights that can get you from Auckland to Melbourne in 4h 05m. Fly via Jetstar, Qantas Airways, or Air New Zealand to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 2651 km. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Auckland to Melbourne return?

Jetstar, at $387, was found to be the cheapest airline from Auckland to Melbourne.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand. You may be able to fly from Auckland to Melbourne for 5% 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 $112. Air New Zealand flights start at $256 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $259 one-way.

What are the most reliable airlines from Auckland to Melbourne?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Auckland to Melbourne consider choosing Air New Zealand(66%), Turkish Airlines(66%) or Singapore Airlines(63%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Auckland to Melbourne?

The cheapest flight price from Auckland to Melbourne is $137. On average you can expect to pay $625. The most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Melbourne), can usually be booked for $387.

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.

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. Melbourne is having a bit of a renaissance at the moment. 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. Use our smart search engine to hunt down the best Auckland to Melbourne flights for you. Our smart search filters let you easily compare airlines, stops, times and airports.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from Auckland?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Auckland Intl to Melbourne

Most visitors from Auckland Intl will not be allowed 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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Auckland from Melbourne?

Returning to Auckland Intl from Melbourne

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

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

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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 from AKL to Melbourne
3h 50m
Average temperature for October in Melbourne
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Melbourne
84.0 mm

Airports servicing Auckland

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Top 5 airlines flying from Auckland Intl 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
$224 $502 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$225 $525 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$285 $495 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$307 $533 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$314 $489 No cancel fee 78%
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