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 2022: 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
46.4 - 68 °F
ME1
Precipitation
1.2 - 2.4 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

$304

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.
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 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.

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 January, February 2022

The best prices found for LAX to MEL flights for January, February
28 Feb - 31 Mar
$704pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Feb - 27 Apr
$950pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
10 Feb - 24 Feb
$979pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Los Angeles found for this year
29 Mar - 21 Apr
$693pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
28 Feb - 31 Mar
$704pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Apr - 15 May
$723pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Non-stop flights to Melbourne from Los Angeles

Save time with Los Angeles to Melbourne direct flight deals
28 Feb - 27 Apr
$1,381pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Apr - 24 Apr
$1,382pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Non-Stop
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Mar - 4 May
$1,396pp
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
2 Feb - 10 Feb
$1,024pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Jan - 31 May
$1,052pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
29 Jan - 3 Mar
$1,078pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Melbourne from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne
5:45 am - 11:05 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
34h 20m
LAX - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$304
Kiwi.com
8:55 am - 12:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
33h 10m
LAX - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$338
Kiwi.com
6:45 am - 12:05 pm
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
35h 20m
LAX - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$373
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Los Angeles</span> to <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> flights.

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 1 outbound flight 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.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $693, but on average you can expect to pay $898.

Are there nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne under $1,400. A good price for a nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne is less than $1,491.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Melbourne for under $1,100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

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?

Flying on Fiji Airways is currently your cheapest option to Melbourne, with prices starting at $979.

What are the most reliable airlines from Los Angeles to Melbourne?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne are American Airlines (55%), Alaska Airlines (55%) and WestJet (55%).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne?

Before booking your flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne check out the most popular airlines for this route: Sichuan Airlines, Major Airline or American Airlines.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne?

While on average a flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne is generally $1,375, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $370. When looking at the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Melbourne), you can expect to pay $860 for that flight.

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 24 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 = $1.40
Average temperature for January in Melbourne
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Melbourne
1.1 ″

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
Qantas Airways
$199 $991 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%
Fiji Airways
$521 $782 No cancel fee 74%
American Airlines
$527 $1,407 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$564 $1,248 No cancel fee N/A
Air Canada
$595 $1,002 No cancel fee 67%
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.

Air New Zealand
$621 $949 No cancel fee 78%

Hourly flight availability from Los Angeles to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Los Angeles towards Melbourne.
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Weekly flight availability
from Los Angeles to Melbourne
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Los Angeles to Melbourne.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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