Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL)

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The best prices from Los Angeles to Melbourne are usually found in August or April, booked 48 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Sunday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to MEL flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
LAX - ME1
Price
$765 - $1,267
ME1
Temperature
71.6 - 89.6 °F
ME1
Precipitation
1 - 6.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$765

From Los Angeles to Melbourne

One-way from

$675

One-way flight from Los Angeles 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 round-trip from Los Angeles to Melbourne?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 17% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 47 days in advance, which can save you up to 12% on flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 47 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $917. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,025.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from Los Angeles. Users have commonly found prices around $877 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $634. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne (LAX - ME1)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 28% on flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LAX to MEL flights for September, October
18 Oct - 9 Feb
$1,755pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Oct - 12 Jan
$1,923pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Oct - 12 Jan
$1,924pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Los Angeles found for this year
6 Dec - 24 Jan
$834pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
7 Dec - 12 Jan
$859pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Dec - 24 Jan
$951pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Melbourne from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Melbourne direct flight deals
9 Mar - 1 Jun
$1,641pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Mar - 30 May
$1,662pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
2 Mar - 23 Mar
$1,665pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne

Late deals on round-trip flights to Melbourne from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 5 Oct
$2,166pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
21 Sep - 5 Oct
$2,200pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
21 Sep - 4 Oct
$2,230pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Melbourne from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne
12:00 pm - 7:35 pm
Hawaiian Airlines
2 Stops
35h 35m
LAX - MEL
Hawaiian Airlines
$675
Hawaiian Airlines
5:30 pm - 6:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
29h 35m
LAX - AVV
Multiple Airlines
$703
JustFly
4:30 pm - 5:25 pm
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
29h 55m
LAX - MEL
Fiji Airways
$705
FlightHub

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Melbourne

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne?

Los Angeles (LAX) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne. You should not have trouble finding flights to Melbourne from Los Angeles; the airport handles an average of 0 outbound flights to Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 15 airlines have flights from the Los Angeles airport to Melbourne. It is only a 9.4 mi journey to Los Angeles (LAX) from Los Angeles’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Are flight prices decreasing from Los Angeles to Melbourne due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Los Angeles and Melbourne for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $834, but on average you can expect to pay $965.

Are there nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne under $1,700. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne is less than $2,001.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Melbourne for under $2,200?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $2,200.

How popular is this Los Angeles to Melbourne flight route?

Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne have been viewed 149 times in the past calendar month.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne round-trip?

Fiji Airways, at $834, was found to be the cheapest airline from Los Angeles to Melbourne.. Fiji Airways is 4% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to Melbourne

Most visitors from Los Angeles will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles from Melbourne?

Returning to Los Angeles from Melbourne

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.37
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
4.8 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Top 10 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles 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
China Eastern
$614 $752 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Fiji Airways
$521 $782 No cancel fee 74%
China Southern
$450 $783 No cancel fee 69%
United Airlines
$470 $871 No cancel fee 69%
Virgin Australia
$488 $918 No cancel fee 80%
Air New Zealand
$621 $949 No cancel fee 78%
XiamenAir
$743 $953 No cancel fee 49%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by XiamenAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Etihad Airways
$738 $976 No cancel fee 75%
Qantas Airways
$199 $991 No cancel fee 74%
Air Canada
$595 $1,002 No cancel fee 67%
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