Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to Melbourne (MEL)

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The best prices from New York to Melbourne are usually found in April or November, booked 35 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to MEL flight in 2021: compare New York to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
NYC - MEL
Price
$974 - $1,681
MEL
Temperature
71.6 - 89.6 °F
MEL
Rainfall
1 - 6.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 34% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Average price

$1,143

Average for round-trip flights in July 2021

Round-trip from

$974

From New York 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 New York to Melbourne?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Melbourne?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Melbourne from New York average $1,060. You can even find prices in May for less than $1,060, as users have found deals to Melbourne from as low as $903. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Melbourne from New York. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 39%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Melbourne (NYC - MEL)?

It’s optimal to fly from New York to Melbourne in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 15% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from New York to Melbourne in July, August 2021

The best prices found for NYC to MEL flights for July, August
22 Aug - 29 Aug
$1,951pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22 Aug - 30 Aug
$1,956pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
31 Aug - 8 Sep
$1,959pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

New York to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from New York found for this year
17 Nov - 24 Nov
$1,407pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
13 Nov - 28 Nov
$1,448pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
13 Dec - 6 Jan
$1,473pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from New York to Melbourne

Late deals on round-trip flights to Melbourne from New York, departing today and this week
1 Aug - 31 Aug
$2,005pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
1 Aug - 12 Aug
$2,009pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
1 Aug - 31 Aug
$2,010pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to Melbourne from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Melbourne
12:00 pm - 5:25 pm
Fiji Airways
2 Stops
37h 25m
JFK - MEL
Fiji Airways
$1,023
Priceline
8:45 pm - 2:20 am
Philippine Airlines
1 Stop
37h 35m
JFK - MEL
Philippine Airlines
$1,045
Travel2Be
2:25 pm - 7:30 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
49h 05m
EWR - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$1,099
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From New York to Melbourne

Are flight prices decreasing from New York 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 New York 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.

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

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from New York to Melbourne. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from New York to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, and United Airlines 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.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Melbourne from New York?

For a flight from New York to Melbourne, you will be flying into Melbourne. Melbourne (MEL) is just 12.0 mi from the center of the city. Melbourne is the only Melbourne airport and it handles 0 inbound flights from New York per day. 16 airlines have flights to Melbourne from New York on a regular basis.

Can I find flights from New York to Melbourne for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Melbourne for under $1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,332, but on average you can expect to pay $1,510.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Melbourne for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from New York to Melbourne, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Melbourne for under $2,100?

There are currently 8+ open flights from New York to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $2,100.

Is New York weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 86 °F on average in the month of July. The temperature in Melbourne is typically colder than in New York. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long is the flight from New York to Melbourne?

For as low as $15,432, United Airlines can have you in Melbourne from New York in 24h 30m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from New York to Melbourne one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Fiji Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $1,023. Philippine Airlines flights start at $1,045 while deals on ANA start at $1,118 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Can I fly to Melbourne from New York right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New York to Melbourne

Most visitors from New York will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York 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.


Can I fly back to New York from Melbourne?

Returning to New York 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 New York.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering New York.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Alternative routes for New York to Melbourne

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New York to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.36
Average temperature for July in Melbourne
89.6 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Melbourne
4.4 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 10 airlines flying from New York to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
$619 $815 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.

Virgin Australia
$589 $897 No cancel fee 80%
Qantas Airways
$584 $1,023 No cancel fee 74%
United Airlines
$590 $1,035 No cancel fee 69%
Cathay Pacific
$896 $1,169 No cancel fee 72%
Delta
$304 $1,192 No cancel fee N/A
Air Canada
$954 $1,209 No cancel fee 67%
Air New Zealand
$860 $1,277 No cancel fee 78%
American Airlines
$792 $1,389 No cancel fee 71%
China Southern
$839 $1,439 No cancel fee 69%

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