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About Flights to Melbourne

Summary info about Melbourne flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£384

Best Return Price

£784

Fastest flight time

23h 35m

Operated By

5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Melbourne from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £384 (London Gatwick to Melbourne).
The best return flight price to Melbourne from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £784 (London Heathrow to Melbourne).
The fastest flight to Melbourne from United Kingdom takes 23h 35m (London Heathrow to Melbourne).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to Melbourne, including United Airlines, Lufthansa and Air New Zealand.

Cheapest flights to Melbourne airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Melbourne airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
Melbourne Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Melbourne

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Typically, flights to Melbourne from London are cheaper when flying from London Gatwick to Melbourne, which has an average price of £971

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO MELBOURNE FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTSeptember20% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Melbourne costs on average just £797 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO MELBOURNE FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly24% more expensiveIt costs about £1,238 for flights to Melbourne from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO MELBOURNE FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTMarch393% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Melbourne from London Heathrow Airport in March than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Melbourne?

Flights to Melbourne, Australia, from the UK are easy to find and depart frequently. The Australian city may be on the other side of the world, but you can fly there in about 21 and a half hours from London. Should you be flying from other parts of the UK to Melbourne Airport, then it will take a little longer. Flights from Manchester take about 22 hours and 30 minutes to land in the state of Victoria, whereas if you are flying from Birmingham, it will take you about 26 hours from take off to touch down.

Thanks to some great advancements in technology, you can fly directly from the UK to Australia, however, the only available destination is Perth. The same plane then continues from Perth to Melbourne, making it just as convenient as finding a direct Melbourne flight deal from London Heathrow Airport. Flights from Edinburgh Airport require a change, often at Hamad International Airport in Doha, while flights from Manchester Airport require a change in Abu Dhabi International Airport, and flights from Belfast International Airport require a change in London Heathrow. If you’re flying from Birmingham, you will be required to make two changes. These are normally at Brussels Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The best deal found on momondo in the last two weeks was a flight to Melbourne from Adelaide for £76. This is 96% cheaper than most flight deals to Melbourne. To find the cheapest price to Melbourne from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

The month of November is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from United Kingdom, with most prices found around £826. If you are unable to visit Melbourne during the month of November, then departing from United Kingdom during the month March is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around £862.

You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Melbourne from United Kingdom when booking 60 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Melbourne for around £987 when searching 60 days out. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from United Kingdom for as low as £784.

Our data shows that Monday is the least expensive day to fly to Melbourne. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as £723. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Melbourne on Saturday is £827.

In the afternoon is the cheapest time of day to fly from United Kingdom to Melbourne when you can find flight prices for as low as £702. Flying to Melbourne in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Try not to purchase tickets in the morning because they tend to be around £841. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

Trails like Southbank Promenade are often visited by people spending time in Melbourne, especially when the weather begins to warm up a bit and the chance of rain subsides. The months of June, July, and August seem to be the most ideal times to visit Melbourne if you’re looking to fully experience hiking a mountain and walking a beautiful nature trail. Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Melbourne for January, February, and March, when they can visit Flagstaff Gardens and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Avalon Airport or Bendigo Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Melbourne.

You can find deals at Melbourne Essendon Airport for £1,474pp on average, but that price can change based on your departure airport. To save money, try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Yes, flights to Carlton are served by Melbourne’s Melbourne Essendon airport which is 6.1 mi away.

The closest airport to St. Kilda Beach is Melbourne Essendon, 10.0 mi away.



Melbourne flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Melbourne found recently by users on momondo
Royal Brunei Airlines
13 Nov
LHR13:45London Heathrow
23h 35m
1 stop
MEL13:20Melbourne
22 Nov
MEL13:40Melbourne
23h 40m
1 stop
LHR13:20London Heathrow
Royal Brunei Airlines
13 Nov
LHR13:45London Heathrow
23h 35m
1 stop
MEL13:20Melbourne
22 Nov
MEL13:40Melbourne
23h 40m
1 stop
LHR13:20London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
5 Nov
EDI04:10Edinburgh Turnhouse
37h 20m
2 stops
MEL16:30Melbourne
12 Nov
MEL06:30Melbourne
31h 10m
2 stops
EDI13:40Edinburgh Turnhouse
Lufthansa
20 Nov
LHR10:20London Heathrow
31h 10m
1 stop
MEL17:30Melbourne
30 Nov
MEL06:30Melbourne
35h 30m
1 stop
LHR18:00London Heathrow
Lufthansa
22 Nov
LHR06:35London Heathrow
34h 55m
2 stops
MEL17:30Melbourne
28 Nov
MEL08:00Melbourne
35h 35m
1 stop
LHR19:35London Heathrow
Lufthansa
1 Nov
LHR11:20London Heathrow
30h 10m
1 stop
MEL17:30Melbourne
13 Nov
MEL06:30Melbourne
31h 00m
2 stops
LHR13:30London Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Melbourne

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Melbourne, view some of our deals below provided by Royal Brunei Airlines
Multiple Airlines
28 Nov
LGW08:35London Gatwick
43h 40m
2 stops
MEL04:15Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
22 Nov
STN13:30London Stansted
40h 00m
2 stops
MEL05:30Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
31 Oct
MAN03:25Manchester
49h 50m
2 stops
MEL05:15Melbourne

Which airlines fly to Melbourne?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Melbourne

Which airlines fly to Melbourne?

Based on our data, the most popular airlines that fly to Melbourne from United Kingdom are Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Etihad Airways. There may also be other airline options depending on where in United Kingdom you’re flying from.


Airports near Melbourne

Below you will find all the airports in Melbourne along with their distance from the city centre

How to get to the city centre of Melbourne from the airport

By car, the journey from Melbourne Airport to the city centre is about 30 minutes, so you may want to hail a taxi when you arrive. Taxis are not that cheap, so you may prefer to book a journey through a ride-share app instead. The taxi rank can be found in front of the terminal building, opposite the arrivals hall. There are also two bus services that operate the route to the city. The SkyBus is the more convenient of the two and takes around 45 minutes to reach the city centre, however it is more expensive than the number 901 bus, which will take you to Broadmeadows station, where you can transfer to a train to the centre of Melbourne. This takes about 40 minutes and is cheaper but requires changing during your journey.


Popular routes to Melbourne

Most frequently searched flights to Melbourne along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time24h 10m
Cheapest price£763
Manchester to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time22h 30m
Cheapest price£825
Birmingham to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time25h 00m
Cheapest price£839
Edinburgh to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time22h 10m
Cheapest price£789
Bangkok to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time8h 50m
Cheapest price£247
Glasgow to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time26h 35m
Cheapest price£951
Newcastle upon Tyne to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time25h 25m
Cheapest price£954
Cardiff to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time33h 45m
Cheapest price£1,646
Dubai to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time25h 45m
Cheapest price£1,209
Denpasar to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time5h 40m
Cheapest price£280
Istanbul to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time38h 35m
Cheapest price£1,104
Aberdeen to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time47h 30m
Cheapest price£1,134
Hong Kong to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time15h 20m
Cheapest price£612
Lisbon to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time32h 10m
Cheapest price£1,148
Southampton to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time28h 10m
Cheapest price£2,837
Leeds to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time26h 45m
Cheapest price£1,183
Dublin to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time36h 05m
Cheapest price£1,230
Madrid to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time34h 55m
Cheapest price£1,080
Berlin to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time25h 50m
Cheapest price£7,840
Athens to Melbourne Flights
Fastest flight time60h 05m
Cheapest price£1,056

Visa requirements for visiting Melbourne

British citizens can get an eVisitor visa prior to arriving. Alternatively they can also apply for an Electronic Travel Authority via their airline for a few pounds. You will also need to make sure that your passport is valid for the duration of you stay.


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Best things to do and see in Melbourne

Melbourne has many top attractions for tourists to visit during their stay – so many that it can be hard to know where to start. The Royal Botanic Gardens is a great place to find some serenity before an action packed schedule. With over 10,000 plant species, you’ll love the peace and tranquillity there. Take a tour of Melbourne Cricket Ground, or try and catch a match if there is one on. Famous for hosting the successful Australian cricket team, it is a great spectacle for all sports lovers. Get a brilliant view of the Melbourne skyline and see the city in a new light from the Eureka Skydeck, one of the city’s top attractions. You can also get around the city easily on the free City Circle Tram, which passes by all the major landmarks. Finish off your trip with some shopping and a visit to Queen Victoria Market, which has some 600 small businesses selling various products.


Why use momondo?

It is quick and easy to find flights to Melbourne on momondo. We search and return numerous flight options from various airlines and agents. You can then use our filters to narrow your search until you have found the most convenient flight to Melbourne that suits you.

Flights to Melbourne with flexible booking policies can be found by using the search form above and then selecting our dedicated flexible booking filter, which will highlight only the flights where this policy is applied.

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