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The best prices from London to Melbourne are usually found in May or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best LON to MEL flight in 2021: compare London to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
LON - ME1
Price
£590 - £966
ME1
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
ME1
Precipitation
26 - 170 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop

Average price

£616

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

£590

From London to Melbourne

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from London to Melbourne?

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Melbourne. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from London to Melbourne?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 59 days in advance, which can save you up to 10% on flights from London to Melbourne compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 59 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 £723. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £766.

What is the cheapest month to fly from London to Melbourne?

Flights from London to Melbourne lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from London to Melbourne in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at £475.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Melbourne (LON - ME1)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from London to Melbourne in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 17% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from London to Melbourne in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LON to MEL flights in September, October
30 Oct - 14 Nov
£822pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Vietnam Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Vietnam Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Oct - 29 Oct
£854pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Vietnam Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Vietnam Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Oct - 14 Nov
£888pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Vietnam Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Vietnam Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from London found for this year
11 Dec - 2 Jan
£629pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Vietnam Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Vietnam Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Dec - 7 Jan
£682pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Vietnam Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Vietnam Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Dec - 16 Jan
£696pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Vietnam Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Vietnam Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Melbourne from London

Save time with London to Melbourne direct flight deals
28 Feb - 24 May
£755pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
9 Mar - 4 Apr
£923pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
9 Feb - 17 Feb
£953pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from London, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 28 Sep
£1,294pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
21 Sep - 28 Sep
£1,307pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
22 Sep - 29 Sep
£1,378pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Melbourne from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Melbourne
12:05 - 15:15
KLM
2 stops
40h 10m
LCY - MEL
KLM
14:50 - 01:10
Air France
2 stops
47h 20m
LHR - MEL
Air France
£704
DreamWorldTravel
06:00 - 04:25
Vietnam Airlines
2 stops
35h 25m
LHR - MEL
Vietnam Airlines
£708
Tripmonster

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">London</span> to <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From London to Melbourne

Which airlines flying from London to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Royal Brunei Airlines, Etihad Airways, and Emirates 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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London to Melbourne to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Philippine Airlines and Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from London to Melbourne include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Are flight prices decreasing from London to Melbourne due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London and Melbourne for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from London to Melbourne for under £700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Melbourne for under £700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Vietnam Airlines for just £629, but on average you can expect to pay £690.

Are there direct flights from London to Melbourne for under £800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Melbourne under £800. A good price for a direct flight from London to Melbourne is less than £1,058.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Melbourne for under £1,300?

There are currently 5+ open flights from London to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than £1,300.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from London to Melbourne return?

According to our current data, Vietnam Airlines (£629), and Qantas Airways (£750) offers the cheapest pricing from London to Melbourne. These flights start at 7% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from London to Melbourne one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Vietnam Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as £518. Users have also found prices from £555 and £636 on Vietnam Airlines and Air France, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Melbourne from London?

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to Melbourne

Most visitors from London will not be allowed to enter Melbourne.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London 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.


Do I need a test to fly back to London from Melbourne?

Returning to London from Melbourne

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to London.

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

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Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from London to Melbourne.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = $1.89
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
122.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
London City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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
Philippine Airlines
£709 £927 No cancel fee 60%
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United Airlines
£847 £944 No cancel fee 69%
Search United Airlines flights
Vietnam Airlines
£685 £1,030 No cancel fee 81%
Search Vietnam Airlines flights
Garuda Indonesia
£801 £1,035 No cancel fee 71%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Garuda Indonesia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Search Garuda Indonesia flights
China Airlines
£692 £1,119 No cancel fee 70%
Search China Airlines flights
Virgin Atlantic
£802 £1,140 No cancel fee 72%
Search Virgin Atlantic flights
Virgin Australia
£850 £1,174 No cancel fee 80%
Search Virgin Australia flights
Alitalia
£1,047 £1,284 No cancel fee 81%
Search Alitalia flights
Lufthansa
£958 £1,311 No cancel fee 76%
Search Lufthansa flights
SWISS
£1,032 £1,392 No cancel fee 79%
Search SWISS flights
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