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 2022: 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
46.4 - 68 °F
MEL
Rainfall
1.2 - 2.4 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 2022

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 flying from San Francisco 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.

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

Flights from San Francisco to Melbourne lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco to Melbourne in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $200.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Melbourne at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 16% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Melbourne?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 58 days in advance, which can save you up to 12% on flights from San Francisco to Melbourne compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 58 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 $1,028. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,124.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Melbourne in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO to MEL flights for May, June
14 Jun - 22 Aug
$1,214pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
14 Jun - 19 Aug
$1,247pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
14 Jun - 20 Aug
$1,261pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from San Francisco found for this year
6 Sep - 20 Sep
$803pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
6 Sep - 23 Sep
$853pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
1 Nov - 12 Nov
$944pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

Non-stop flights to Melbourne from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Melbourne direct flight deals
13 Aug - 27 Aug
$1,498pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
13 Aug - 27 Aug
$1,499pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
31 Oct - 17 Nov
$1,512pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Non-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
4 Jun - 9 Aug
$1,340pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
31 May - 31 Aug
$1,364pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
4 Jun - 6 Aug
$1,419pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Melbourne from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Melbourne
7:00 pm - 8:30 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
20h 30m
SFO - MEL
Fiji Airways
$585
oojo
4:55 pm - 6:55 am
Air New Zealand
1 Stop
20h 00m
SFO - MEL
Air New Zealand
$594
mytrip.com
2:00 am - 6:55 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
35h 55m
SFO - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$652
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Melbourne

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Melbourne?

Most people fly from San Francisco (SFO) if they book a flight from San Francisco to Melbourne. On average, San Francisco has 0 outbound flights to Melbourne per day from 15 airlines. San Francisco is conveniently located just 11.8 mi from San Francisco’s city center.

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

Fiji Airways, Virgin Australia, 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 $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Melbourne for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $803, but on average you can expect to pay $986.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Melbourne for under $1,500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Melbourne under $1,500. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Melbourne is less than $2,013.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Melbourne for under $1,400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $1,400.

How popular is this San Francisco to Melbourne flight route?

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

What is the cheapest airline to fly from San Francisco to Melbourne round-trip?

Fiji Airways, at $944, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Melbourne..

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Melbourne?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $599. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Melbourne) can be booked for $803 on average our data indicates $5,284 when flying from San Francisco to Melbourne.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Melbourne?

American Airlines, Air Canada and Air China are the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to Melbourne.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Melbourne

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco 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.

Digital Passenger Declaration - You can start a DPD seven days before your flight to Australia, but you can only submit a DPD within 72 hours before your departure.


Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Melbourne?

Returning to San Francisco from Melbourne

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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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 = $1.42
Average temperature for May in Melbourne
86.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Melbourne
2.0 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
Juneyao Airlines
$10 $25 No cancel fee 66%

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

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.

Virgin Australia
$612 $1,037 No cancel fee 80%
China Airlines
$770 $1,595 No cancel fee 70%
Fiji Airways
$781 $1,053 No cancel fee 74%
China Southern
$880 $1,600 No cancel fee 69%
Air New Zealand
$907 $1,267 No cancel fee 78%
Hawaiian Airlines
$1,058 $1,261 No cancel fee 85%
United Airlines
$1,377 $1,801 No cancel fee 69%
Singapore Airlines
$1,396 $1,900 No cancel fee 81%
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