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Melbourne (MEL) to California

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to LAX flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to California flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in California.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to California?

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne to California at least 61 days early can save you up to 6% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne to California for as little as $1,012 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 $1,012 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to California from Melbourne average $1,010. You can even find prices in August for less than $1,010, as users have found deals to California from as low as $713. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to California from Melbourne. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 61%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to California (ME1 - USCA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Melbourne to California as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to California in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to California flights in September, October
5 Oct - 5 Jan
$1,890pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
5 Oct - 5 Jan
$1,911pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
12 Oct - 11 Jan
$2,021pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to California 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Melbourne found for this year
19 Dec - 11 Jan
$1,351pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
19 Dec - 13 Jan
$1,355pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
16 Dec - 22 Jan
$1,369pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to California from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to California direct flight deals
14 Feb - 1 Mar
$1,881pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
14 Feb - 1 Mar
$1,883pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
9 Mar - 6 Apr
$1,889pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to California

Late deals on return flights to California from Melbourne, departing today and this week
30 Sep - 14 Dec
$2,158pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
30 Sep - 14 Dec
$2,290pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
1 Oct - 3 Dec
$2,308pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to California from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to California
05:15 - 12:55
Philippine Airlines
1 stop
26h 40m
MEL - LAX
Philippine Airlines
$742
FlightHub
06:00 - 12:15
Hawaiian Airlines
2 stops
48h 15m
MEL - LAX
Hawaiian Airlines
$812
Hawaiian Airlines
03:40 - 06:20
Air New Zealand
1 stop
21h 40m
MEL - LAX
Air New Zealand
$922
FlightHub

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">California</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to California

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

Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand 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 Melbourne to California to control the spread of COVID-19?

Philippine Airlines is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Melbourne to California are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Philippine Airlines for just $1,046, but on average you can expect to pay $1,315.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to California under $1,900. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to California is less than $2,636.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to California for under $2,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to California within the next 7 days for less than $2,200.

How popular is this Melbourne to California flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to California was viewed by 15,866 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $662 on Philippine Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Hawaiian Airlines from $743 and Air New Zealand from $830 one-way.

What are the most popular routes from Melbourne to California?

The most popular flight routes from Melbourne to California are Melbourne - Los Angeles, Melbourne Avalon - Los Angeles and Melbourne - San Francisco.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Melbourne to California are Sichuan Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to California?

While on average a flight from Melbourne to California is generally $2,471, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $536. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay $1,274 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for California (CA)

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to California

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

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 California.

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

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

Returning to Melbourne from California

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

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

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Destination points for flights from Melbourne to California

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Airports servicing Melbourne

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Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to California

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to California 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
American Airlines
$665 $1,387 No cancel fee 71%
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Fiji Airways
$676 $1,021 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$725 $1,177 No cancel fee 78%
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China Southern
$769 $1,097 No cancel fee 69%
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Virgin Australia
$778 $1,296 No cancel fee 80%
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Lufthansa
$781 $1,196 No cancel fee 76%
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Delta
$784 $1,294 No cancel fee N/A
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United Airlines
$799 $1,301 No cancel fee 69%
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Philippine Airlines
$805 $976 No cancel fee 60%
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Qantas Airways
$813 $1,589 No cancel fee 74%
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