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 2022: compare New York to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
NYC - ME1
Price
$974 - $1,681
ME1
Temperature
46.4 - 68 °F
ME1
Precipitation
1.2 - 2.4 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

Round-trip from

$974

From New York (NYC) to Melbourne

One-way from

$806

One-way flight from New York (NYC) 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 month to fly from New York to Melbourne?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Melbourne from New York. Prices for April average $1,110 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $693. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a April flight can save you 51% on your journey compared to booking in April

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from New York to Melbourne?

Users have found that flying from New York to Melbourne on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Melbourne (NYC - ME1)?

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.

How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to Melbourne?

To save up to 7% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 35 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from New York to Melbourne from $1,105 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,188 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from New York to Melbourne in January, February 2022

The best prices found for NYC to MEL flights for January, February
23 Feb - 3 Mar
$1,177pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
23 Feb - 3 Mar
$1,186pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
26 Jan - 5 Feb
$1,194pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia

New York to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from New York found for this year
4 Oct - 9 Nov
$1,058pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
11 May - 24 Aug
$1,108pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
8 May - 22 May
$1,136pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
     
3 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
26 Jan - 5 Feb
$1,194pp
LGA
New York LaGuardia
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LGA
New York LaGuardia
24 Jan - 3 Feb
$1,206pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
27 Jan - 5 Feb
$1,209pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Melbourne from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Melbourne
9:45 pm - 3:20 am
Philippine Airlines
1 Stop
39h 35m
JFK - MEL
Philippine Airlines
$806
FareScan
11:30 am - 5:55 pm
Fiji Airways
2 Stops
38h 25m
JFK - MEL
Fiji Airways
$809
Priceline
6:00 am - 6:55 am
Air New Zealand
2 Stops
34h 55m
EWR - MEL
Air New Zealand
$812
FlightNetwork

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From New York to Melbourne

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.

Can I find flights from New York to Melbourne for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Melbourne for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,108, but on average you can expect to pay $1,209.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Melbourne for under $1,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $1,200.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from New York to Melbourne round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from New York to Melbourne round-trip from $1,243.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Air New Zealand, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $788. However, be on the lookout for offers from Philippine Airlines and Fiji Airways, as they are both options that can get you from New York to Melbourne for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from New York to Melbourne?

Most travelers choose New York John F Kennedy Intl - Melbourne, Newark - Melbourne or New York LaGuardia - Melbourne when deciding on the best route from New York to Melbourne.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from New York to Melbourne?

Before booking your flight from New York to Melbourne check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, JetBlue or Air China.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Melbourne?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $919. While the most popular route (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Melbourne) can be booked for $1,212 on average our data indicates $1,575 when flying from New York to Melbourne.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from New York?

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.


Do I need a test to 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 24 hours before departing to New York.

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

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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 = $1.39
Average temperature for January in Melbourne
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Melbourne
1.1 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
Delta
$304 $1,192 No cancel fee N/A
Qantas Airways
$584 $1,023 No cancel fee 74%
Virgin Australia
$589 $897 No cancel fee 80%
United Airlines
$590 $1,035 No cancel fee 69%
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.

American Airlines
$792 $1,389 No cancel fee 71%
China Southern
$839 $1,439 No cancel fee 69%
Air New Zealand
$860 $1,277 No cancel fee 78%
Cathay Pacific
$896 $1,169 No cancel fee 72%
Air Canada
$954 $1,209 No cancel fee 67%
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