Cheap flights from London to Melbourne

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30 May — 6 Jun1
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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 to Melbourne

All the information you need to plan the best LON to ME1 flight in 2022: compare London to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

LON - MEL

Price

£817 - £1,338

MEL

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

MEL

Rainfall

30 - 60 mm

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop
Round-trip from£652From London (LON) to Melbourne
One-way from£357One-way flight from London (LON) to Melbourne

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from London to Melbourne?

Flights from London to Melbourne are found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Melbourne.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from London to Melbourne at least 59 days early can save you up to 10% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 59 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from London to Melbourne for as little as £798 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as £846 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Melbourne from London with a flight ticket averaging about £754. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as £524. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for LON to Melbourne flights in May, June
23 Jun - 18 Jul
STN

London Stansted

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

40h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

3 stops

44h 50m
£847

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

4 Jun - 18 Aug
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

49h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

30h 05m
£858

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 24/5/22

21 Jun - 11 Jul
LGW

London Gatwick

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

30h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

LGW

London Gatwick

2 stops

28h 35m
£860

Scoot

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Deal found 23/5/22

London to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from London found for this year
31 Oct - 16 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

26h 35m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

27h 05m
£666

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

8 Nov - 26 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

22h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 40m
£675

Royal Brunei Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

17 Aug - 13 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 00m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

24h 55m
£678

Royal Brunei Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

Cheap Scoot flights from London to Melbourne

21 Jun - 11 Jul
LGW

London Gatwick

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

30h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

LGW

London Gatwick

2 stops

28h 35m
£860

Scoot

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

14 Jun - 18 Jul
LGW

London Gatwick

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

30h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

LGW

London Gatwick

2 stops

37h 50m
£906

Scoot

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Deal found 24/5/22

31 May - 13 Jun
LGW

London Gatwick

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

30h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

LGW

London Gatwick

2 stops

37h 50m
£1,162

Scoot

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from London to Melbourne

28 Oct - 13 Nov
LGW

London Gatwick

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

24h 30m
£882

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

1 Jun - 20 Oct
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

21h 15m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

30h 50m
£1,030

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 24/5/22

1 Jun - 20 Oct
LGW

London Gatwick

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

41h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

41h 00m
£1,192

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 24/5/22

Direct flights to Melbourne from London

Save time with London to Melbourne direct flight deals
2 Nov - 23 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

21h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

23h 00m
£1,259

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

31 Oct - 17 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

21h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

23h 00m
£1,398

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

24 Oct - 7 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

21h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

23h 00m
£1,400

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 23/5/22

Last-minute flights from London to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from London, departing today and this week
4 Jun - 18 Aug
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

49h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

30h 05m
£858

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

4 Jun - 18 Aug
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

51h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

24h 25m
£1,002

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

31 May - 7 Jun
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

35h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

30h 15m
£1,018

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

One-way flights to Melbourne from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Melbourne
15 Sep
STN

London Stansted

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

52h 45m
£329

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

15 Sep
STN

London Stansted

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

52h 45m
£349

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

2 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

35h 00m
£357

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about London to Melbourne flights.

What airports serve London to Melbourne flights?

There are numerous route options for flights to Melbourne from London, with three London airports serving the Melbourne route: London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR) and London City (LCY). The majority of flights on this route leave from London Heathrow. In Melbourne, there are two destination airports receiving flights from London: Melbourne International (MEL) and  Avalon Airport (AVV). Melbourne International is the main airport for the region, while Avalon is the second-busiest of the four airports serving the state capital. Melbourne International is 14 miles from central Melbourne, while Avalon is 31 miles southwest of the city.

Which airlines fly directly from London to Melbourne?

Unfortunately, given the distances involved, there are currently no direct flights from London to Melbourne. There are numerous transit options, though. Air France can bring you from London Heathrow (LHR) to Melbourne International (MEL) via Paris (CDG) and Singapore (SIN). Qatar Airways also flies from Heathrow, but with only one stopover in Doha. British Airways offers one-stop routes from both Heathrow and London Gatwick to Melbourne (MEL). Swiss can bring you from London City to Melbourne via Zurich and Singapore (SIN), while Qantas is the only carrier connecting with Avalon (AVV) via a two-stop transit through Dubai (DXB) and Sydney (SYD).

What are the stopover options between London to Melbourne flights?

There are various stopover options on this route. Flying with Air France, you have a 6h 35min wait in Paris first and then another 4h in Singapore before continuing to Melbourne. Qatar Airways has a shorter 2h 20min stopover on its Doha transit. If you are choosing between British Airways out of Heathrow or Gatwick, the transit on the Gatwick departure might decide it for you. It comes with a 20h-plus stopover in Doha, while the Heathrow departure has a mere 2h 20min stop at the same airport. Qantas has a 1h 30min transit through Dubai and an 8h 30min stopover in Sydney before proceeding to Avalon Airport (AVV).

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from London to Melbourne flights?

Passengers travelling on a UK passport will need to apply for an eVisitor visa to enter Australia. There is no cost for this, and you can apply for it online. The Visitor visa is valid for three months within a 12 month period. With it, you can enter Australia as a tourist, visit family and friends and take short courses. If you want to stay longer or take up employment, you will have to apply for a work visa. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay, and you may be required to show that you have a return ticket to the UK on entry. Make sure you have empty pages in your passport for the visa stamp. You can apply for additional pages from the UK authorities if you are running low.

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

Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Etihad Airways 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.

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 Multiple Airlines for just £666, but on average you can expect to pay £697.

Are there nonstop flights from London to Melbourne for under £1,300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from London to Melbourne under £1,300. A good price for a nonstop flight from London to Melbourne is less than £1,463.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Melbourne for under £900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than £900.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from London to Melbourne round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from London to Melbourne is Royal Brunei Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £675 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is SWISS, starting at £694. These flights start at 10% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the most popular routes from London to Melbourne?

The most popular route from London to Melbourne is London Heathrow - Melbourne. You may also consider London Gatwick - Melbourne or London City - Melbourne.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London to Melbourne?

Before booking your flight from London to Melbourne check out the most popular airlines for this route: American Airlines, Air France or Finnair.

What are the cheapest flights from London to Melbourne?

The cheapest flight price from London to Melbourne is £478. On average you can expect to pay £3,520. The most popular route, (London Heathrow - Melbourne), can usually be booked for £675.

Top 5 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
KLMCheapest£413Average£528FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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China EasternCheapest£437Average£700FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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FinnairCheapest£439Average£892FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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Turkish AirlinesCheapest£477Average£1,330FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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China AirlinesCheapest£552Average£892FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from London to Melbourne

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Weekly flight availability from London to Melbourne

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