Cheap flights to Melbourne, Australia

MEX — MEL
Sep 27 — Oct 41

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 inAugustHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price$1,827Average for round-trip flights in September 2022
Round-trip from$1,204From New York to Melbourne
One-way from$716One-way flight from New York to Melbourne

Cheap flights to Melbourne in September, October 2022

The best prices found for ME1 flights for September, October
Oct 9 - Oct 17
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

46h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

29h 35m
$1,649

Cathay Pacific

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Oct 9 - Oct 17
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

46h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

29h 35m
$1,655

Cathay Pacific

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Oct 9 - Oct 17
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

46h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

29h 35m
$1,665

Cathay Pacific

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/20/22

Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne found for this year
Dec 3 - Dec 25
EWR

Newark

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

31h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

EWR

Newark

2 stops

26h 48m
$1,209

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/19/22

Dec 6 - Jan 23
EWR

Newark

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

31h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

EWR

Newark

2 stops

37h 53m
$1,257

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Dec 1 - Dec 25
EWR

Newark

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

31h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

EWR

Newark

2 stops

25h 48m
$1,272

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/19/22

Last minute flights to Melbourne

Late deals on round-trip flights to Melbourne, departing today and this week
Oct 2 - Nov 7
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

46h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

30h 20m
$1,852

Cathay Pacific

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/19/22

Oct 2 - Oct 23
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

46h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

53h 40m
$2,020

Cathay Pacific

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/19/22

Oct 2 - Oct 10
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

40h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

29h 35m
$2,097

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/19/22

One-way flights to Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights to Melbourne
Dec 3
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

48h 40m
$716

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/20/22

Nov 9
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

35h 25m
$754

Cathay Pacific

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/21/22

Mar 18
EWR

Newark

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

50h 25m
$785

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/22/22

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

$1,716

February

$1,468

March

$1,561

April

$1,612

May

$1,624

June

$1,641

July

$1,720

August

$1,634

September

$1,701

October

$1,545

November

$1,501

December

$1,653

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne is currently February; with July 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

NYC - MEL

Price

$1,468 - $2,546

MEL

Temperature

46.4 - 68 °F

MEL

Rainfall

1.2 - 2.4 inches

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

The best time to book flights to Melbourne is 49 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

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

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Melbourne. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning 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.

What is the climate like in Melbourne, Australia?

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.

When is the best time to fly to Melbourne, Australia?

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.

What is the best way to travel around Melbourne, Australia?

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Melbourne, Australia?

  • 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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