Cheap flights from Melbourne to California

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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 $1,023 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 $1,023 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to California. Flights to California from Melbourne in August are about $1,021 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $720.

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

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 January, February 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to California flights in January, February
13 Feb. - 28 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

21h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

34h 20m
$1,286

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

13 Feb. - 28 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

21h 30m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

34h 20m
$1,297

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

12 Feb. - 28 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

3 stops

46h 34m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

34h 20m
$1,304

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

Melbourne to California 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to California from Melbourne found for this year
9 Nov. - 15 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

22h 07m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

35h 50m
$1,187

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

12 Oct. - 8 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

22h 02m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

32h 50m
$1,197

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

3 Mar. - 21 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

26h 40m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

34h 30m
$1,211

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Direct flights to California from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to California direct flight deals
16 May - 30 May
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

14h 20m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 30m
$1,855

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/1/22

1 Jun. - 6 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

14h 20m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 30m
$1,860

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/1/22

2 May - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

Nonstop

14h 20m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 30m
$1,866

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 24/1/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to California

Late deals on return flights to California from Melbourne, departing today and this week
3 Feb. - 9 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

17h 20m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

29h 10m
$1,382

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 22/1/22

31 Jan. - 10 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

30h 55m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

18h 45m
$1,418

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 22/1/22

3 Feb. - 10 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

17h 20m
LAX

Los Angeles

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

18h 45m
$1,442

Fiji Airways

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Deal found 24/1/22

One-way flights to California from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to California
21 Apr.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

34h 59m
$490

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

21 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

28h 19m
$497

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

30 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

25h 09m
$601

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to California flights.

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.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,211, but on average you can expect to pay $1,314.

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 $1,923.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to California for under $1,400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to California within the next 7 days for less than $1,400.

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 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 - Ontario.

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 most reliable airlines from Melbourne to California?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Melbourne to California consider choosing American Airlines(78%), WestJet(78%) or Alaska Airlines(75%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to California?

While on average a flight from Melbourne to California is generally $2,151, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $531. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay $1,297 for that flight.

Can I fly to California from Melbourne right now?

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 24 hours before departing to California.

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

Can I 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.

Destination points for flights from Melbourne to California

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$672
Average$1,402
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
Fiji Airways
Cheapest$683
Average$1,032
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$733
Average$1,190
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$777
Average$1,109
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$786
Average$1,310
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
Cheapest$789
Average$1,209
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$793
Average$1,308
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$808
Average$1,315
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
Cheapest$813
Average$986
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time60%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$822
Average$1,606
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety

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