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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)

LON - MEL
Price
£595 - £974
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Rainfall
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

£685

Average for round-trip flights in April 2021

Round-trip from

£595

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?

Sunday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 14%.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 10% by booking at least 59 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from London to Melbourne within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at £729.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from London. Users have commonly found prices around £688 for the month, but tickets can be as low as £478. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from London to Melbourne is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 17% on airfare.

Cheap flights from London to Melbourne in April, May 2021

19 Apr - 26 Apr
£1,272pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Apr - 26 Apr
£1,286pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Apr - 20 Apr
£1,300pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

3 Dec - 18 Jan
£572pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 30 Nov
£610pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 30 Nov
£621pp
LCY
London City
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LCY
London City

Last-minute flights from London to Melbourne

19 Apr - 26 Apr
£1,272pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Apr - 26 Apr
£1,286pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
20 Apr - 11 May
£1,396pp
LHR
London Heathrow
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Melbourne from London

07:10 - 04:35
Vietnam Airlines
2 stops
36h 25m
LHR - MEL
Vietnam Airlines
£665
DreamWorldTravel
08:20 - 07:15
Cathay Pacific
1 stop
37h 55m
LHR - MEL
Cathay Pacific
£815
DreamWorldTravel
17:40 - 18:20
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
39h 40m
LGW - MEL
Multiple Airlines
£1,001
Combigo

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Flight FAQs

From London to Melbourne

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.

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, Etihad Airways, and Alitalia 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.

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.

Can I find flights from London to Melbourne for under £728 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Melbourne for under £728. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £681, but on average you can expect to pay £752.

Are there direct flights from London to Melbourne for under £655 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from London to Melbourne, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Melbourne for under £1,311?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than £1,311.

Is London weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 26 °C on average in the month of January. The temperature in Melbourne is typically hotter than in London. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long does is the flight from London to Melbourne?

There are many flights that can get you from London to Melbourne in 21h 55m. Fly via Qatar Airways, British Airways, or Lufthansa to get the fastest option. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

According to our current data, Lufthansa (£776), and British Airways (£809) offers the cheapest pricing from London to Melbourne.

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 £665. Users have also found tickets on Cathay Pacific for as little as £746.

Alternative routes for London to Melbourne

Destination information for Melbourne

Today's exchange rate
£1 = $1.81
Average temperature for April in Melbourne
27.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Melbourne
26.0 mm

Airports servicing London

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

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Melbourne

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%
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Vietnam Airlines
£685 £1,030 No cancel fee 81%
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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.

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