Cheap flights to Melbourne for 2019

Your essential guide to Melbourne flights, airports and transfers.

If you are planning a trip to Melbourne, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about flights to and from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), Avalon Airport and Essendon Airport.

It also covers transport options to and from Melbourne city.

See our latest Melbourne flight deals

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 10% off worldwide flights with code

Valid for travel until December 2019. Get 5% discount on elevate fares, and 10% discount on freedom, premium economy and business fares. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Emirates Emirates

Extra 8% off flights worldwide

Book any flight on any date departing Australia using a MasterCard and save. Fly to destinations including the UAE, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and more.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 15% off business flights in Australia with code

Valid for travel on select dates with Business Saver and business fares. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 15% off business flights with code

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include within Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Fiji. Includes 7% off getaway, elevate and freedom fares. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Aunt Betty Aunt Betty

Extra $30 off international return flights

Valid for travel on select dates departing from Australia. Destinations include Auckland, London, Los Angeles and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia
FLASH SALE

Los Angeles flights from $979 return

Valid for travel on select dates until 19 March 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Trip.com Trip.com

Australia-wide flights from $68 each way

Valid for travel on select dates until September 2019 with airlines like Jetstar, Tigerair or Virgin Australia. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne. Destinations include Perth, Hobart, Cairns, Brisbane and more.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Aunt Betty Aunt Betty

California flights from $930 return

Valid for travel between January - June 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles with Virgin Australia. Departures include Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and more.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Hong Kong flights from $709 return

Valid for travel on select dates between September 2019 - March 2020. Sample fare departs from Melbourne. Other departures include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Australia flights from $109 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between August 2019 - March 2020. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney. Destinations include Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Gold Coast, Perth and more.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Flight Centre - Holidays Flight Centre - Holidays

30% off hotels on 6-night Fiji tour with return flights

Valid for travel between 1 February - 31 March 2020. Includes return flights from Sydney to Nadi with Virgin Australia, 6-night stay at the 4.5 star Shangri-La, free access at the Resort's Waterpark, daily buffet breakfast and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Flight Centre - Domestic Flight Centre - Domestic

Australia flights for ski holidays from $155 each way

Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Sydney-Canberra with Virgin Australia. Other nearby ski resorts include Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains, Perisher and Selwyn Snowfields.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Flight Centre - Domestic Flight Centre - Domestic

Australia flights from $67 each way

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 with Virgin Australia, Tigerair and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney with Jetstar. Other destinations include Newcastle, Cairns, Melbourne, Townsville, Darwin, Prosperine, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Search for flights to Melbourne


How much can you expect to pay for cheap flights to Melbourne?

From domestic locations, Melbourne can be reached within three and a half hours. Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average cost of a domestic flight to Melbourne.

Sydney to Melbourne flights

Brisbane to Melbourne flights

Perth to Melbourne flights

Adelaide to Melbourne flights


Melbourne flight time

  • From Sydney: Approximately 1 hr 25 mins + when flying direct to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
  • From Brisbane: Approximately 2 hrs 10 mins + when flying direct to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
  • From Perth: Approximately 3 hrs 30 mins + when flying direct to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
  • From Adelaide: Approximately 1 hr 20 mins + when flying direct to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

Airlines that fly to Melbourne

  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Tigerair
  • Virgin Australia

Melbourne insider flight tips

  • Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) is the primary domestic and international airport serving Melbourne. Avalon Airport is located a little further from the city and serves as the secondary airport for Melbourne. Essendon Airport is a smaller suburban airport that offers small number from domestic and regional airports.
  • If you are staying in Melbourne CBD or the surrounding areas, you will find Tullamarine Airport to be the most convenient airport to fly into in terms of proximity and convenience. If you're looking for the most cost-effective option, you will find that the cheapest flights into Melbourne fly into Avalon Airport.

How to get around Melbourne from the airport

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine): Pre-booked airport transfers can be arranged with Viator and Jayride for door-to-door service from the airport. UBERBlack is available from the pick-up area just outside the arrival terminal and will cost $65–$85 to the city centre. UberX is available too, but not from the airport, for $30–$40. The Skybus runs every 10 minutes to and from the airport. It costs $18.75 when you prebook however you can get this cheaper by booking through Klook. Rental cars are available from the desks in the arrival halls, and taxis are available from the ground floor outside all terminals. Public bus services are available from the transport hub on the ground floor.

Avalon Airport: Car hire is available inside the airport from the arrival terminal. The drive takes about 45 minutes to Melbourne CBD. Skybus runs an Avalon Airport express service to and from Melbourne CBD. The ticket price is $22 per adult traveller, one way however you can get this cheaper by booking through Klook. Uber is available from designated pick-up and drop off areas just outside the terminal. The fare to Melbourne CBD is $65–$94. Taxis are available from the taxi ranks outside the terminal.


Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Latest Flight Deals

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site