Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Melbourne (MEL)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Melbourne are usually found in February or March, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to MEL flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
SFO - MEL
Price
$490 - $1,510
MEL
Temperature
71.6 - 89.6 °F
MEL
Rainfall
1 - 6.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 38% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 48% potential price drop

Average price

$801

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$490

From San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Melbourne?

Users have found that leaving on a Sunday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 53% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Melbourne?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from San Francisco. Users have commonly found prices around $1,060 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $903. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Melbourne (SFO - MEL)?

It’s optimal to fly from San Francisco to Melbourne at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 16% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Melbourne in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to MEL flights for May, June
18 May - 25 May
$2,140pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
18 May - 25 May
$2,145pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
17 May - 21 May
$2,176pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from San Francisco found for this year
1 Nov - 23 Nov
$965pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
4 Sep - 11 Sep
$1,005pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
4 Sep - 11 Sep
$1,051pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Melbourne

Late deals on round-trip flights to Melbourne from San Francisco, departing today and this week
21 May - 23 May
$2,402pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
21 May - 23 May
$3,986pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
21 May - 23 May
$4,003pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Melbourne from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Melbourne
12:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Malaysia Airlines
2 Stops
34h 15m
SFO - MEL
Malaysia Airlines
$1,127
KAYAK
2:00 am - 5:55 pm
Japan Airlines
2 Stops
46h 55m
SFO - MEL
Japan Airlines
$1,517
KAYAK
9:05 pm - 3:15 pm
China Airlines
1 Stop
25h 10m
SFO - MEL
China Airlines
$2,386
KAYAK

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Melbourne

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Melbourne to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Philippine Airlines and Alaska Airlines 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 San Francisco to Melbourne. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Qantas Airways, United Airlines, and Air New Zealand 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 San Francisco to Melbourne for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Melbourne for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $965, but on average you can expect to pay $1,227.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Melbourne for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Melbourne for under $2,500?

There are currently 5+ open flights from San Francisco to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $2,500.

How popular is this flight route?

The San Francisco to Melbourne flight path was viewed by 78 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Melbourne?

The rainfall in San Francisco is generally same as the rainfall in Melbourne. This will continue over the next 7 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 79 °F on average in the month of January. The temperature in Melbourne is typically hotter than in San Francisco. 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 San Francisco to Melbourne?

A quick flight from San Francisco to Melbourne can take about 30h 35m. Fiji Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $1,005. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Melbourne round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco to Melbourne is Fiji Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,005 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Philippine Airlines and Qatar Airways, starting at $1,116 and $1,593 round-trip.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Melbourne one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Malaysia Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $1,127. Users have also found prices from $1,513 and $2,280 on Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines, respectively.

Alternative routes for San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.29
Average temperature for May in Melbourne
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Melbourne
2.0 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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
$98 $698 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$178 $876 No cancel fee 71%
China Eastern
$603 $887 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.

Qantas Airways
$200 $908 No cancel fee 74%
Fiji Airways
$611 $991 No cancel fee 74%
Virgin Australia
$612 $1,037 No cancel fee 80%
Air New Zealand
$696 $1,081 No cancel fee 78%
Air Canada
$674 $1,122 No cancel fee 67%
United Airlines
$597 $1,274 No cancel fee 69%
China Airlines
$770 $1,595 No cancel fee 70%
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