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

SFO — MEL
Jan 31 — Feb 71

The best prices from San Francisco to Melbourne are usually found in February or April, booked 51 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 2023: compare San Francisco to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

SFO - MEL

Price

$1,194 - $1,948

MEL

Temperature

46.4 - 68 °F

MEL

Rainfall

1.2 - 2.4 inches

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop
Round-trip from$1,194From San Francisco to Melbourne
One-way from$806One-way flight from San Francisco to Melbourne

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

Users have found that flying from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport 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.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 51 days in advance, which can save you up to 38% on flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 51 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 $1,964. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $2,197.

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

Flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $890.

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

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

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Melbourne in January, February 2023

The best prices found for SFO to MEL flights for January, February
Feb 22 - Mar 1
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

22h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 50m
$1,075

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 23 - Mar 6
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

19h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

34h 50m
$1,149

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 25 - Mar 8
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

24h 50m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

39h 30m
$1,150

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

San Francisco to Melbourne 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from San Francisco found for this year
Oct 31 - Nov 14
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

19h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
$910

Fiji Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Nov 18 - Dec 2
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

19h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
$921

Fiji Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Aug 9 - Aug 23
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

20h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 05m
$922

Fiji Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Cheap Hawaiian Airlines flights from San Francisco to Melbourne

May 1 - May 5
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

32h 25m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

41h 55m
$1,241

Hawaiian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Apr 12 - Apr 30
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

29h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

22h 45m
$1,242

Hawaiian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/24

Feb 1 - Feb 17
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

29h 00m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

23h 50m
$1,789

Hawaiian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Cheap Fiji Airways flights from San Francisco to Melbourne

Feb 4 - Feb 23
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

33h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 15m
$1,930

Fiji Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 4 - Feb 18
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

33h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 15m
$2,018

Fiji Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 4 - Feb 21
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

19h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
$2,143

Fiji Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Non-stop flights to Melbourne from San Francisco

Save time with San Francisco to Melbourne direct flight deals
Jun 13 - Jun 30
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

14h 35m
$1,693

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Jun 15 - Jun 30
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

14h 35m
$1,743

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Apr 26 - May 17
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

14h 35m
$1,793

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Feb 5 - Feb 15
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

38h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

24h 05m
$1,259

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Feb 5 - Feb 19
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

38h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

23h 13m
$1,312

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

Feb 4 - Feb 21
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

33h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

18h 00m
$1,514

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/26

One-way flights to Melbourne from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Melbourne
Mar 4
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

50h 10m
$637

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/25

Mar 3
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

32h 50m
$645

Hawaiian Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Mar 19
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

40h 25m
$670

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/23

Reviews of Airlines Servicing Melbourne

China Airlines
8.6
Very good
38 reviews

Comfort

8.5

Boarding

8.6

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Overall

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

China Airlines
8.6
Very good
38 reviews
China Airlines
8.6
Very good
38 reviews

Comfort

8.5

Boarding

8.6

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Overall

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

Air New Zealand
8.4
Very good
15 reviews
China Airlines
8.6
Very good
38 reviews

Comfort

8.5

Boarding

8.6

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Overall

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

Fiji Airways
8.2
Very good
20 reviews
China Airlines
8.6
Very good
38 reviews

Comfort

8.5

Boarding

8.6

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Overall

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

Singapore Airlines
8.0
Very good
204 reviews
China Airlines
8.6
Very good
38 reviews

Comfort

8.5

Boarding

8.6

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Overall

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

Hawaiian Airlines
8.0
Very good
533 reviews
China Airlines
8.6
Very good
38 reviews

Comfort

8.5

Boarding

8.6

Crew

9.0

Food

8.1

Overall

8.6

Entertainment

8.4

Reviews

1 / 6

Why did my flight take off an hour late - almost missed my connecting flight in Taipei - had to run across the airport there and made my flight by about 6 minutes. Too much stress to start a vacation with. The on-board entertainment system was surprisingly good and the food also quite good. Still, except for going home, I don’t think I will take a 14 hour light again.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Melbourne flights.

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 1 outbound flight to Melbourne per day from 18 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?

United Airlines, Fiji Airways, 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 Airport for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,075, but on average you can expect to pay $1,175.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport under $1,700. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport is less than $2,202.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport for under $1,300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $1,300.

How popular is this San Francisco to Melbourne Airport 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 are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport round-trip?

Flying on Cathay Pacific is currently your cheapest option to Melbourne Airport, with prices starting at $1,180. Another option worth looking into is Hawaiian Airlines, starting at $1,241 round trip. Users have found that Cathay Pacific is 22% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Hawaiian Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $645. However, be on the lookout for offers from Philippine Airlines and Air New Zealand, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport for a low price.

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

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

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $670. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Melbourne) can be booked for $1,060 on average our data indicates $3,992 when flying from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Melbourne

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$12Average$20FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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China EasternCheapest$603Average$887FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Fiji AirwaysCheapest$821Average$1,210FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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China SouthernCheapest$880Average$1,600FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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Air CanadaCheapest$1,031Average$1,223FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%COVID-19 safety
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Cathay PacificCheapest$1,071Average$1,311FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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Hawaiian AirlinesCheapest$1,109Average$1,313FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time85%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$1,152Average$1,520FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Philippine AirlinesCheapest$1,225Average$1,497FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time60%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$1,383Average$1,897FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Melbourne

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Weekly flight availability from San Francisco to Melbourne

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