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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 - MEL
Price
£817 - £1,338
MEL
Temperature
8 - 20 °C
MEL
Precipitation
30 - 60 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

Round-trip from

£592

From London (LON) to Melbourne

One-way from

£559

One-way flight from London (LON) to Melbourne

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Melbourne Airport (LON - MEL)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from London to Melbourne Airport 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.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from London to Melbourne Airport 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 Airport for as little as £726 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 £769 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Melbourne Airport from London with a flight ticket averaging about £685. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as £476. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from London to Melbourne Airport?

Flights from London to Melbourne Airport are generally 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 Airport.

Cheap flights from London to Melbourne in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LON to MEL flights in October, November
6 Nov - 28 Nov
£779pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Nov - 29 Nov
£779pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Nov - 30 Nov
£893pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from London found for this year
6 Nov - 28 Nov
£779pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Nov - 29 Nov
£779pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
28 Dec - 28 Feb
£807pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Melbourne from London

Save time with London to Melbourne direct flight deals
16 Mar - 23 Mar
£668pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
21 Feb - 23 Mar
£669pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Apr - 16 May
£670pp
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
26 Oct - 2 Nov
£1,273pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Oct - 2 Nov
£1,280pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Oct - 1 Nov
£1,293pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Melbourne from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Melbourne
14:45 - 01:10
Air France
2 stops
47h 25m
LHR - MEL
Air France
£559
DreamWorldTravel
04:00 - 19:35
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
28h 35m
LHR - MEL
Multiple Airlines
£596
DreamWorldTravel
13:10 - 03:35
KLM
3 stops
28h 25m
LHR - MEL
KLM
£600
Bravofly

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Melbourne Airport for under £700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just £609, but on average you can expect to pay £652.

Are there direct flights from London to Melbourne Airport for under £700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Melbourne Airport under £700. A good price for a direct flight from London to Melbourne Airport is less than £813.

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

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

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

Our cheapest airline available from London to Melbourne Airport is Qantas Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £654 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Lufthansa and SWISS, starting at £671 and £678 round-trip. Qantas Airways is priced at 4% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most popular routes from London to Melbourne Airport?

The most popular route from London to Melbourne Airport 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 Airport?

Consider Air France, Air India or Finnair when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from London to Melbourne Airport.

What are the cheapest flights from London to Melbourne Airport?

On average you can expect to pay £1,457 for a flight from London to Melbourne Airport. The cheapest flight overall is £346 while the most popular route, (London Heathrow - Melbourne) is currently priced at £629.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Melbourne (MEL)

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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Alternative routes for London to Melbourne

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

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 = $1.85
Flight duration from London to Melbourne
22h 35m
Average temperature for October in Melbourne
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Melbourne
48.0 mm

Airports servicing London

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London City (LCY)
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Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Melbourne

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
Air China
£350 £493 No cancel fee 67%
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China Eastern
£397 £636 No cancel fee 62%

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

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Vietnam Airlines
£497 £747 No cancel fee 81%
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China Airlines
£502 £811 No cancel fee 70%
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Philippine Airlines
£514 £672 No cancel fee 60%
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Qatar Airways
£543 £797 No cancel fee 68%
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Malaysia Airlines
£568 £755 No cancel fee 67%
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Thai Airways
£577 £837 No cancel fee 77%
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Garuda Indonesia
£581 £751 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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Virgin Atlantic
£581 £827 No cancel fee 72%
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