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 October or November, booked 47 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 - MEL
Price
$1,297 - $2,158
MEL
Temperature
46.4 - 68 °F
MEL
Rainfall
1.2 - 2.4 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,297

From New York (NYC) to Melbourne

One-way from

$720

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 Airport?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, October can be a great choice for travel to Melbourne Airport. Flights to Melbourne Airport from New York in October are about $1,838 on average during October, but can be found for as low as $1,209.

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

Leaving on a Sunday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 14% on the overall cost on flights from New York to Melbourne Airport.

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

It’s optimal to fly from New York to Melbourne Airport 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 Airport?

Find a great deal and save up to 27% by booking at least 48 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from New York to Melbourne Airport within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $2,059.

Cheap flights from New York to Melbourne in June, July 2022

The best prices found for NYC to MEL flights for June, July
29 Jul - 5 Aug
$2,061pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air India
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27 Jul - 3 Aug
$2,097pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Hawaiian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Hawaiian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
9 Jul - 30 Nov
$2,136pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

New York to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from New York found for this year
12 Oct - 25 Oct
$1,003pp
EWR
Newark
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
12 Oct - 25 Oct
$1,004pp
EWR
Newark
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
29 Nov - 13 Dec
$1,009pp
EWR
Newark
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Air Canada
   
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
9 Jul - 30 Nov
$2,136pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Major Airline
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Jul - 30 Nov
$2,222pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
10 Jul - 30 Nov
$2,316pp
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

One-way flights to Melbourne from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Melbourne
2:40 pm - 5:55 am
Air New Zealand
1 Stop
23h 15m
JFK - MEL
Air New Zealand
$720
Kiwi.com
9:35 pm - 2:40 am
Philippine Airlines
1 Stop
39h 05m
JFK - MEL
Philippine Airlines
$827
SmartFares
12:50 pm - 8:15 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
29h 25m
JFK - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$831
mytrip.com

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?

Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and China Eastern 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 Airport for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Melbourne Airport for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Canada for just $1,003, but on average you can expect to pay $1,082.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Melbourne Airport for under $2,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $2,200.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from New York to Melbourne Airport round-trip from $1,003. Air Canada is 45% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Air New Zealand, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $688. Philippine Airlines flights start at $827 while deals on Major Airline start at $834 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Melbourne Airport?

The cheapest flight price from New York to Melbourne Airport is $653. On average you can expect to pay $3,466. The most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Melbourne), can usually be booked for $1,270.

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

When deciding which route to take from New York to Melbourne Airport consider New York John F Kennedy Intl - Melbourne, Newark - Melbourne or New York LaGuardia - Melbourne as they are the most popular.

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

The most popular airlines flying from New York to Melbourne Airport are American Airlines, Air China and China Southern. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne (MEL)

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 need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Melbourne.

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

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 New York from Melbourne?

Returning to New York from Melbourne

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

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

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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 = $1.46
Average temperature for June in Melbourne
57.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Melbourne
1.3 ″

Airports servicing New York

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

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
Virgin Australia
$589 $897 No cancel fee 80%
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.

United Airlines
$725 $2,089 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$730 $1,135 No cancel fee N/A
China Southern
$839 $1,439 No cancel fee 69%
Cathay Pacific
$951 $1,116 No cancel fee 72%
Air Canada
$1,064 $1,499 No cancel fee 67%
ANA
$1,095 $1,667 No cancel fee 80%
Singapore Airlines
$1,172 $1,592 No cancel fee 81%
American Airlines
$1,205 $2,607 No cancel fee 71%