Cheap flights to Melbourne for 2020

Your essential guide to Melbourne flights, airports and transfers.

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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.

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International flights from $376 return with Virgin Australia

Available on select dates from February - November 2020. Destinations include Hong Kong, Fiji, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland.

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New Zealand flights from $375 return with Virgin Australia

Available for flights from 30 April 2020 - 26 June 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Christchurch. Other flights depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and more.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 30% off international flights

Available for flights on select dates from January - December 2020. Destinations include Los Angeles, Vanuatu, Fiji, Hong Kong, Bali, New Zealand and more.

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Jetstar sale: Australia-wide flights from $29 each way

Available for travel from February - March 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney. Other destinations include Adelaide, Ballina, Hobart, Launceston, New Castle, Brisbane, Whitsunday and more.

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Hong Kong flights from $549 return

Available on select dates from February - November 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Gold Coast.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Australia-wide flights from $75 each way

Available for flights on select dates from February - September 2020. Sample fare is Ballina Byron-Sydney.

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USA flights from $949 return

Available for flights on select dates from February - September 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne or Adelaide to Los Angeles. Destinations include Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York, Orlando, Seattle and more.

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TigerAir sale: Australia wide flights from $56 each way

Available on select flights from 27 January - 4 April 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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Fiji flights from $599 return

Available on select dates from February - June 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney and Brisbane. Other flight departs from Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth.

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Domestic flights from $79 each way

Available for travel between January and October 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney.

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Up to 10% off worldwide flights with code

Valid for travel until 29 June 2020. Discount applies to Getaway, Elevate, Premium Economy, Business Saver and Business fares. Minimum of 20-day advance purchase. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 35% off flights worldwide

Subscribe to Kayak newsletter and receive personalised private deals of up to 35% off. Destinations include Europe, Asia, America, Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hong Kong flights from $460 return

Available for travel on 1-31 March 2020. Sample flight is Sydney-Hong Kong with Virgin Australia. Other flight departs from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and more.

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Australia wide flights from $115 each way with Qantas

Available on select travel dates from 24 February - 24 June 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney. Destinations include Coffs Harbour, Melbourne, Mackay, New Castle, Rockhampton and more.

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Australian ETA Visa processing fee from $20

Get the Australian ETA Visa with validity period of 1 year after issued. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Auckland flights from $219 each way

Available for flights on select dates between February - September 2020. Sample fare departs from Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle or Sydney.

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Virgin Australia sale: Domestic flights from $70 each way

Available on select travel from February - August 2020. Destinations include Cairns, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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USA flights from $899 return with Virgin Australia

Available for travel between 3 February - 31 October 2020. Sample fare departs from Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off business flights with code

Available for travel on select dates excluding blackout dates 9–13 April 2020. Discount applies to all destinations. Includes 10% off for Getaway, Elevate and Business Saver. Minimum of 20-day advance purchase applies. T&Cs apply.

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Japan flights from $599 return

Available for travel until November 2020. Includes Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo Chitose flights with Japan Airlines, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Tokyo with Philippine Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand flights from $141 each way

Available on select 2020 dates. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland with Jetstar. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Emirates and more. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $184 return

Valid for travel until January 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne–Hobart. Destinations include Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and more.

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Extra $5 off your next booking

Subscribe to BudgetAir enewsletter and receive extra $5 discount of your next booking. Destinations include Europe, Asia, Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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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.


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