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.

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Bali flights from $232 return

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Japan flights from $589 return with Virgin Australia

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San Francisco flights from $803 return

Available on select travel dates from January - October 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-San Francisco with Delta Air. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines, Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Qantas and more. T&Cs apply.

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Los Angeles flights from $806 return

Available on select travel dates from January - March 2020. Other flights available with Qantas, Delta Air lines, Air New Zealand, American Airlines , Cathay Pacific and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles with Virgin Australia. T&Cs apply.

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New York flights from $1,022 return

Available on select travel dates from January - May 2020. Other flights available with Qantas, Delta Air lines, Air Canada, American Airlines, Virgin Australia and more. Sample fare is Sydney-New York with United Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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Tokyo flights from $699 return

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Bali flights from $279 return

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Domestic flights from $166 return

Available on select travel dates from January - February 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Tiger Air. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Jetstar and more. 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 $37 each way

Available on select travel dates on 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney with Tiger Air. Other flights are with Virgin Australia, Scoot, Qantas, and more. T&Cs apply

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Los Angeles flights from $816 return

Available on select travel dates on 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles with Fiji Airways. Other flights are with Virgin Australia, Qantas, American Airlines, Air New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply

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London flights from $926 return

Available on select travel dates on 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-London with Philippine Airlines. Other flights are with Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Malaysia Airlines and more. T&Cs apply

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Athens flights from $794 return

Available on select travel dates on 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Athens with Scoot. Other flights are with Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines and more. T&Cs apply

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San Francisco flights from $774 return

Available on select travel dates from February - June 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-San Francisco with Virgin Australia. Other flights with Air New Zealand, Qantas, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and more. T&Cs apply.

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Tokyo flights from $641 return

Available on select travel dates from April - November 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Tokyo with Qantas. Other flights with Virgin Australia, Japan Airlines, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines and more. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic fights from $171 return

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Bangkok flights from $216 each way

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Paris flights from $885 return

Available on select travel dates from January - March 2020. Other flights available with Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Australia and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-London with China Southern Airlines. 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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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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