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Flights to Melbourne in 2021

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, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,060Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$1,099From Las Vegas McCarran to Melbourne
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas McCarran (LAS) to Melbourne

Cheapest Prices for Melbourne flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Melbourne found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,011
February
$658
March
$730
April
$888
May
$816
June
$907
July
$971
August
$905
September
$981
October
$995
November
$892
December
$1,068
Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Melbourne. Flying to Melbourne in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Melbourne?

Average Melbourne flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - ME1
Price
$658 - $1,923
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Temperature
71.6 - 89.6 °F
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Precipitation
1.02 - 6.69 inches
Flying to Melbourne in August is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. July sees the temperatures in Melbourne peak to their warmest. August tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

The cheapest flights to Melbourne are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Sunday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Melbourne. Generally the prices will increase for flights at noon as these tend to have higher demand.

Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and boasts the most diverse population. In fact, Victoria’s capital even has a museum properly named “The Immigration Museum”, which is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who found a home in Melbourne in the 1800s.  Today, Melbourne has a population of more than 3 million people and welcomes millions of travelers a year. Visitors book flights to Melbourne for a taste of the city’s world-famous nightlife, shopping, fashion, and sporting events.

In recent years Melbourne’s popularity has grown to rival Sydney’s and travelers planning a visit should book their Melbourne flights early since there’s always an event taking place and people fly in from all over the world to attend. But the lively buzz doesn’t stop at a single event; it’s there every day of the week coming out of its cool jazz bars, fashionable cafes and über-chic boutiques.

The city attracts more than just sports enthusiasts and culture seekers, nature lovers booking Melbourne flights won’t be disappointed. Outside the city are lush vineyards, outback wilderness, and captivating wildlife beckoning to be discovered.

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What is the climate like in Melbourne?

Although mostly temperate, Melbourne does have distinct seasons. Hot summers and cool winters are separated by mild autumn and spring seasons. No matter when you book your cheap flight to Melbourne, there won’t be any distracting extremes, especially since it receives only half the rainfall of sister cities Sydney and Brisbane.

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When is the best time to fly to Melbourne?

Peak Season:

The first day of summer is technically December 21st, making the holidays a great time to book a cheap flight to Melbourne. Although it doesn’t get very hot until January, the period from December to February are filled with glorious sea breezes and ends in a dry, thundery month of March.

If you’re heading to Melbourne for one of the cities famous events, consider flights to Melbourne during The Melbourne Fringe Festival, which takes place in the first three weeks in October, and the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November. Test your skills at cricket from October through March.

Off Season:

Winter, while cold, stays mild with light winds and foggy skies. Travel to Melbourne is less frequent during the frosty season but it’s likely cheap flights to Melbourne and discount accommodations can be found during this time.

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What is the best way to travel around Melbourne?

Melbourne is lovely city to walk through. It’s fairly compact and the Yarra River, which runs through the middle of the city, offers cruises for those who want to spend their time floating through town. There are plenty of transportation options to be found; trams, trains and buses crisscross the city. The trams are a great way to experience one of Melbourne’s cultural icons, and buses stop at all the major sights. Except for peak hours, it’s easy to hail one of the many cabs. Taxis tend to fill up quickly on Friday and Saturday nights. Driving can be a hassle, despite the ease of navigating through Melbourne’s streets, since trams and aggressive drivers complicate traffic.

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What is good to know if travelling to Melbourne?

  • National Gallery of Victoria: This citadel of fine art is divided into two sections: The Saint Kilda Road and the Ian Potter Center. The Saint Kilda Road section was redeveloped, and showcases Picasso’s Weeping Woman. The Ian Potter Center holds only Australian art, and is located on the South Bank. Read up on both sections during your flight to Melbourne and plan this leg of your Melbourne travel between Tuesday and Friday.The museum closes on Mondays and attracts droves of tourists on the weekends.
  • Eureka Tower: The tallest building in Melbourne also happens to be the tallest residential building in the entire world. Public observation is allowed on the 88th floor Sky Deck, so high that other Melbourne flights seem nearby in the sky. The most intriguing part is The Edge, a frosted glass cube that moves and becomes unfrosted for a crystal view of the city skyline.
  • Laneways and arcades: Of the seven arcades you might stumble upon, don’t miss the Block arcade and the Cathedral arcade. The Block arcade, located on Collins and Elizabeth Street is trimmed with iron and lace architecture, glass dome ceilings, and Italian mosaic floors. The Cathedral arcades offer a selection of Japanese accessories and 50’s rock fashion, along with essential jazz and blues CDs at Basement Discs.
  • Take a wine tour in the Yarra Valley.
  • Lava: According to official tourism guides, Melbourne is geologically “built on the confluence of Quaternary lava flows to the west, Silurian mudstones to the east and Holocene sand accumulation to the southeast along Port Phillip.” Pictures are bound to be breathtaking so make sure your camera’s battery is loaded before heading out to explore the lava-lands for the day.
  • The Melbourne Zoo opened in 1862 and has more than 350 animals, many of them native to the land down under. Visit the wombats, koala bears, kangaroos and wallabies, among many others. There’s a beautiful butterfly house with 12 which hosts approximately 800 butterflies at any time.
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens are one of the finest in Australia.
  • Birrarung Marr, a riverside park that is almost a continuous green belt around Melbourne and Carlton Gardens extend around the Royal Exhibition Building which dates from 1880.

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