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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Auckland

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Melbourne (MEL) to Auckland (AKL)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to AKL flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Auckland flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Auckland.
ME1 - AKL
Price
$213 - $481
AKL
Temperature
11 - 20 °C
AKL
Precipitation
70 - 130 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 41% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Average price

$388

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$285

From Melbourne to Auckland Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Auckland?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 47% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne to Auckland 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $471, or $569 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Auckland (ME1 - AKL)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Melbourne to Auckland in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 40% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Auckland from Melbourne average $379. You can even find prices in May for less than $379, as users have found deals to Auckland from as low as $205. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Auckland from Melbourne. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 69%.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Auckland?

Flights from Melbourne to Auckland are generally found to be more expensive on Saturday. 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 Auckland.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Auckland in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MEL to AKL flights in October, November
24 Nov - 1 Dec
$620pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
7 Nov - 14 Nov
$628pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
7 Nov - 17 Nov
$730pp
MEL
Melbourne
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Auckland 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Auckland from Melbourne found for this year
24 Dec - 31 Dec
$430pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
26 Dec - 31 Dec
$453pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 Dec - 30 Dec
$461pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Auckland from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Auckland direct flight deals
5 Feb - 19 Feb
$262pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
7 Feb - 21 Feb
$273pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Mar - 9 Mar
$282pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Auckland

Late deals on return flights to Auckland from Melbourne, departing today and this week
1 Nov - 18 Nov
$1,403pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
1 Nov - 18 Nov
$2,326pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
1 Nov - 18 Nov
$2,805pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Auckland Intl from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Auckland
07:20 - 12:45
Air New Zealand
Direct
3h 25m
MEL - AKL
Air New Zealand
$329
Mix&Match
02:00 - 13:10
Qantas Airways
2 stops
9h 10m
MEL - AKL
Qantas Airways
$370
Travelgenio
10:50 - 20:45
Jetstar
1 stop
7h 55m
AVV - AKL
Jetstar
$371
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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Auckland

What airport do you fly into for flights to Auckland from Melbourne?

Most people fly into Auckland Intl (AKL) if they book a flight to Auckland from Melbourne. On average, Auckland Intl has 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day from 5 airlines. Auckland Intl is conveniently located just 17.9 km from Auckland’s city centre.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Melbourne to Auckland Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Jetstar, Air New Zealand, and Virgin Australia. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Auckland for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Auckland for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $262, but on average you can expect to pay $336.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Auckland for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Auckland under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Auckland is less than $378.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Auckland for under $1,500?

There are currently 13+ open flights from Melbourne to Auckland within the next 7 days for less than $1,500.

How popular is this Melbourne to Auckland flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Auckland Intl was viewed by 31,388 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne to Auckland return?

Our cheapest airline available from Melbourne to Auckland is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $262 on this airline. Users have found that Jetstar is 30% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

$194 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand, with prices starting from $327 and $329, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Auckland?

The cheapest flight price from Melbourne to Auckland is $174. On average you can expect to pay $590. The most popular route, (Melbourne - Auckland Intl), can usually be booked for $297.

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

Emirates, Jetstar and Air New Zealand are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Auckland.

How long is the flight from Melbourne to Auckland?

Around 3 hours 35 minutes direct. There are so many direct flights that it’s usually not worth looking at the longer flights with stopovers.

Which airlines operate flights from Melbourne to Auckland?

All the usual suspects – Jetstar Airways, New Zealand Air, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways and Emirates.

How frequent are flights between Melbourne and Auckland?

Up to 10 direct flights from Melbourne to Auckland take off a day. You could also choose from an extra 70 or so longer and more expensive indirect flights.

Which airports serve Melbourne and Auckland?

Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport and Auckland Airport.

Which direct flight route between Melbourne and Auckland is cheapest?

Late evening and early morning flights are usually the cheapest. Auckland sits on the North Island of New Zealand, balanced between two wide, island-studded bays. Want to get stuck into the views straightaway? Head for the Sky Tower, where you can eat dinner, sip a cocktail or bungee jump with a bird’s eye view of the city. Alternatively, bungee jump from the kilometre-long Auckland Harbour Bridge, or pay your respects at the towering Maori memorial at One Tree Hill. Of course, this is New Zealand, so the dramatic scenery is never far away. Volcanic islands and waterfalls rise up just beyond the city limits. Looking for cheap flights from Melbourne to Auckland? Try out our smart search engine.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Auckland, New Zealand

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Auckland Intl

Most visitors from Melbourne need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Auckland Intl.

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

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

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher - Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


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

Returning to Melbourne from Auckland Intl

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

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

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Destination information for Auckland

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Auckland.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.05
Flight duration from Melbourne to AKL
3h 47m
Average temperature for October in Auckland
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Auckland
32.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing Auckland

Top 5 airlines flying from Melbourne to Auckland Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Auckland 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
Jetstar
$229 $482 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$250 $511 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$263 $399 No cancel fee 78%
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Emirates
$285 $455 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$296 $484 No cancel fee 80%
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