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 - ME1
Price
$490 - $1,510
ME1
Temperature
46.4 - 68 °F
ME1
Precipitation
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

$1,010

Average for round-trip flights in October 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.
How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Melbourne?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Melbourne, book at least 58 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 12% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,028 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,124.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Melbourne from San Francisco. Prices for February average $936 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $200. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a February flight can save you 61% on your journey compared to booking in February

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Melbourne (SFO - ME1)?

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.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco 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.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Melbourne in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SFO to MEL flights for October, November
30 Nov - 10 Dec
$943pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
30 Nov - 10 Dec
$1,163pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
30 Nov - 10 Dec
$1,256pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from San Francisco found for this year
14 Dec - 14 Feb
$811pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 Dec - 13 Jan
$835pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 Dec - 14 Feb
$930pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
5 Feb - 21 Feb
$5,172pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
29 Mar - 26 Apr
$5,173pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
3 Mar - 19 Mar
$5,222pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Melbourne from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Melbourne
5:00 pm - 7:30 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
19h 30m
SFO - MEL
Fiji Airways
$497
Priceline
5:00 pm - 7:30 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
19h 30m
SFO - MEL
Fiji Airways
$518
Priceline
5:00 pm - 7:30 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
19h 30m
SFO - MEL
Fiji Airways
$557
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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 16 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?

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.

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 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.

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 Fiji Airways for just $802, but on average you can expect to pay $885.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Melbourne for under $5,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 14 direct flights from San Francisco to Melbourne under $5,200. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Melbourne is less than $7,003.

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 $802, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Melbourne.. Users have found that Fiji Airways is 14% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Melbourne?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $465. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Melbourne) can be booked for $802 on average our data indicates $2,283 when flying from San Francisco to Melbourne

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada 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 will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

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


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 72 hours 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 = $1.35
Average temperature for October in Melbourne
84.2 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Melbourne
3.3 ″

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
Delta
$98 $698 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$178 $876 No cancel fee 71%
Qantas Airways
$200 $908 No cancel fee 74%
United Airlines
$597 $1,274 No cancel fee 69%
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.

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