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 January, booked 42 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
$1,194 - $2,084
MEL
Temperature
46.4 - 68 °F
MEL
Rainfall
1.2 - 2.4 inches

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,194

From San Francisco to Melbourne

One-way from

$694

One-way flight 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 Airport?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 42 days in advance, which can save you up to 30% on flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 42 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 $1,601. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,601.

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.

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.

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 August. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $890.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Melbourne in July, August 2022

The best prices found for SFO to MEL flights for July, August
18 Aug - 29 Aug
$1,023pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
30 Aug - 3 Oct
$1,024pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
25 Aug - 8 Sep
$1,062pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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
29 Oct - 12 Nov
$788pp
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
29 Oct - 12 Nov
$837pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
10 Nov - 21 Nov
$869pp
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
23 Nov - 13 Dec
$1,424pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
5 Nov - 23 Nov
$1,489pp
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Non-Stop
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Non-Stop
SFO
San Francisco
30 Aug - 3 Oct
$1,497pp
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
8 Jul - 15 Jul
$1,579pp
SFO
San Francisco
Hawaiian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Hawaiian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
9 Jul - 17 Jul
$1,961pp
SFO
San Francisco
Hawaiian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Hawaiian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
8 Jul - 15 Jul
$2,035pp
SFO
San Francisco
Hawaiian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Hawaiian Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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San Francisco

One-way flights to Melbourne from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Melbourne
7:00 pm - 8:10 am
Fiji Airways
1 Stop
19h 10m
SFO - MEL
Fiji Airways
$694
Kiwi.com
5:20 am - 4:35 am
Hawaiian Airlines
2 Stops
30h 15m
SFO - MEL
Hawaiian Airlines
$754
Hawaiian Airlines
6:55 pm - 2:40 am
Philippine Airlines
1 Stop
38h 45m
SFO - MEL
Philippine Airlines
$756
Travel2Be

Related info for your journey

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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 14 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, 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 Airport for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $788, but on average you can expect to pay $947.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport under $1,500. A good price for a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport is less than $1,682.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport for under $1,600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $1,600.

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 Fiji Airways is currently your cheapest option to Melbourne Airport, with prices starting at $788. Another option worth looking into is Air Canada, starting at $962 round trip. Users have found that Fiji Airways is 45% 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 Fiji Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $562. However, be on the lookout for offers from Hawaiian Airlines and Philippine Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport for a low price.

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

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $25. While the most popular route (San Francisco - Melbourne) can be booked for $788 on average our data indicates $6,265 when flying from San Francisco to Melbourne Airport.

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.

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COVID Restrictions

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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.

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

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

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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 = $1.47
Average temperature for July in Melbourne
55.4 °F
Avg rainfall for July in Melbourne
1.3 ″

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
Juneyao Airlines
$10 $18 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.

China Airlines
$770 $1,595 No cancel fee 70%
Fiji Airways
$781 $1,060 No cancel fee 74%
China Southern
$880 $1,600 No cancel fee 69%
Air Canada
$1,018 $1,160 No cancel fee 67%
Hawaiian Airlines
$1,058 $1,274 No cancel fee 85%
Air New Zealand
$1,068 $1,281 No cancel fee 78%
United Airlines
$1,191 $1,944 No cancel fee 69%
Singapore Airlines
$1,396 $1,848 No cancel fee 81%

Hourly flight availability from San Francisco to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from San Francisco towards Melbourne.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 100% of SFO to MEL departures
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Midnight
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Weekly flight availability
from San Francisco to Melbourne
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from San Francisco to Melbourne.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
1 daily flight