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Flights to Melbourne in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price£1,111Average for round-trip flights in June 2022
Round-trip from£681From London to Melbourne
One-way from£8One-way flight from London to Melbourne

Cheap flights to Melbourne in June, July 2022

The best prices found for MEL flights for June, July
23 Jul - 20 Aug
£1,096pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
28 Jul - 21 Aug
£1,098pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Jul - 30 Dec
£1,113pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne found for this year
14 Sep - 4 Oct
£681pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Royal Brunei Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Royal Brunei Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
21 Nov - 23 Jan
£715pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Sep - 29 Sep
£716pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Royal Brunei Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Royal Brunei Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Last minute flights to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne, departing today and this week
7 Jul - 28 Jul
£1,115pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Jul - 28 Jul
£1,146pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Jul - 28 Jul
£1,435pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
SriLankan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne

Can I fly to Melbourne from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Melbourne

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom 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.


Can I fly back to United Kingdom from Melbourne?

Returning to United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne?

The cheapest ticket to Melbourne found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£1,124
February
£928
March
£882
April
£983
May
£900
June
£1,047
July
£1,192
August
£919
September
£914
October
£899
November
£901
December
£1,102
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Melbourne. Flying to Melbourne in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Melbourne?

Average Melbourne flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - ME1
Price
£883 - £1,360
ME1
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
ME1
Rainfall
26 - 170 mm

Peak season:

You’ll find it difficult to find cheap flights to Melbourne during both the summer and winter seasons. There are several different events which all account for this, such as the Australian Open which takes place for the last two weeks of January. There is also the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in March, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from the end of March into April, and the International Film Festival starting around the middle of July. You’ll need to secure your flight tickets as early as you possibly can to avoid paying over the odds for flights to Melbourne. October through to March is also the cricket season so expect the prices to fluctuate as tourists and locals flock for the big matches.

Off season:

You’ll find the cheapest flights to Melbourne during the spring and autumn, although even they can sometimes be hit and miss due to the year-round popularity of Melbourne. Spring is a fantastic time to visit as the temperatures increase and all of the gardens start to bloom and come to life. Temperatures decline in August, yet the foliage is beautiful as it starts to wilt and turn golden brown.

When is the best time to book a flight to Melbourne?

You’ll usually find the cheapest flights to Melbourne from late September to early December, with October and November generally the cheapest months of the year. Regardless of when you are planning to visit, it’s best to book your flight tickets three or four months earlier where possible, or even sooner if you can. To find the cheapest flights to Melbourne for October, aim to secure your tickets around late June or early July. Being flexible with your dates will help you find the best deals on flight tickets, however you might have to sacrifice certain events or weather conditions. Generally, there isn’t much of a view, but if you can sit on the left hand side of the plane, then you’ll be guaranteed a great view if weather conditions work in your favour and wind allows you. It also depends on the direction of your approach, so don’t worry too much about claiming the left side.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

The cheapest flights to Melbourne are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Melbourne trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Melbourne?

Flights from London to Melbourne: 23 hours 10 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Melbourne: 23 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Melbourne: 23 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Melbourne: 22 hours 50 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Melbourne?

There are many airlines that offer relatively cheap flights to Melbourne (well cheap considering it’s on the other side of the world). The main ones however tend to be Virgin Atlantic, Etihad, Qantas, British Airways and Qatar Airways. Due to the competitiveness over the route, you’ll find cheap flights to Melbourne aren’t as hard to find as they once were, so you’ll usually be choosing your airline based on preference. If you are enrolled in some sort of loyalty scheme with one of the airlines then it would make sense to fly with them, either to redeem any points you have already which will no doubt get you the cheapest flights to Melbourne, or to collect more points. If you aren’t already a member who can collect points, now would be the perfect time to become one. Make sure you enroll before you book your flights to Melbourne to earn a good amount of points in return. Other than that you’ll go on the price; however there won’t be much fluctuation in the price of the flight tickets overall.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

One of the easiest ways to get to the city from the airport is to jump on the very reliable Skybus express. It’s a bus service which runs every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day and goes direct from the airport to the city centre. You can either purchase your tickets once you land, or you can do it online before you travel. There are also many other buses you can get which run less frequently, however they are cheaper than the Skybus. You’ll want to find the 478, 479, 482 or the 901. Once you land you can enquire about which bus line would be best for you. Failing the bus, you could decide to get a taxi however don’t expect this to be a cheap journey. Make sure you agree on the fare before you get in and you might want to try and negotiate slightly. Expect to pay something in the region of AUD$60 for a taxi.

How popular are flights to Melbourne this year?

Flights to Melbourne have seen a 240% increase in demand compared to the previous year.

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Cheap tickets to Melbourne found by our users in United Kingdom as recently as June 30, 2022.

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