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Cheap flights from Melbourne to California from $514

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 4/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
MEL — LAX
21 Jul — 28 Jul1
1 adult
Sun 21/7
Sun 28/7

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 18 days in advance, which can save you up to 25% on flights from Melbourne to California compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 18 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,495. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,759.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of October. Prices to California from Melbourne average $1,505. You can even find prices in October for less than $1,505, as users have found deals to California from as low as $920. 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 48%.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from MEL to 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 Air New Zealand flights from Melbourne to California

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air New Zealand for the route between Melbourne and California. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 630,175 searches. Data last updated 16 July 2024.
Consider these cheap Air New Zealand flights we've found departing from Melbourne to California. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Sat 10/808:45MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 15mAir New Zealand
Sat 24/822:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,064
Thu 22/812:10MEL - LAX
1 stop18h 10mAir New Zealand
Mon 2/922:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,067
Thu 22/812:10MEL - LAX
1 stop18h 10mAir New Zealand
Sat 14/922:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,078
Mon 2/908:45MEL - LAX
1 stop21h 35mAir New Zealand
Mon 9/922:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/7$1,081
Fri 2/818:15MEL - LAX
1 stop31h 45mAir New Zealand
Sat 31/822:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,125
Tue 13/808:45MEL - LAX
1 stop21h 35mAir New Zealand
Tue 27/822:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,147

Cheap Fiji Airways flights from Melbourne to California

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Fiji Airways for the route between Melbourne and California. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 630,175 searches. Data last updated 16 July 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on Fiji Airways flights travelling from Melbourne to California. Deals frequently update to provide users with more options.
Thu 8/813:45MEL - LAX
1 stop16h 10mFiji Airways
Sun 11/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 00mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$945
Fri 23/813:45MEL - LAX
1 stop16h 10mFiji Airways
Fri 30/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 00mFiji Airways
Deal found 16/7$948
Wed 7/823:35MEL - LAX
1 stop30h 20mFiji Airways
Sun 18/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 00mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$950
Wed 7/823:35MEL - LAX
1 stop30h 20mFiji Airways
Sun 18/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 00mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$951
Sun 18/812:55MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 00mFiji Airways
Tue 27/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 20mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$953
Sat 3/812:55MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 00mFiji Airways
Tue 20/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 25mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$957
Sat 3/812:55MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 00mFiji Airways
Tue 20/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 25mFiji Airways
Deal found 16/7$959
Sun 4/823:35MEL - LAX
1 stop30h 20mFiji Airways
Sun 25/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 00mFiji Airways
Deal found 16/7$960
Sun 4/823:35MEL - LAX
1 stop30h 20mFiji Airways
Sun 25/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 00mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$962

Cheap Melbourne to California flights in July & August 2024

Find cheap flight options from Melbourne to California specifically for the months of July and August 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 630,175 searches. Prices were last updated on 16 July 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Melbourne to California in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Thu 29/813:45MEL - LAX
1 stop16h 10mFiji Airways
Sat 14/923:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 20mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,029
Sat 3/812:55MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 00mFiji Airways
Tue 3/923:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 25mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,036
Wed 21/815:45MEL - LAX
1 stop23h 59mMultiple Airlines
Tue 17/918:00LAX - MEL
1 stop28h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$1,037
Wed 21/823:35MEL - LAX
1 stop30h 20mFiji Airways
Wed 4/923:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 25mFiji Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,039
Sat 10/808:45MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 15mAir New Zealand
Sat 24/822:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,064
Thu 22/812:10MEL - LAX
1 stop18h 10mAir New Zealand
Mon 2/922:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,067
Thu 22/812:10MEL - LAX
1 stop18h 10mAir New Zealand
Sat 14/922:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,078
Sat 27/708:45MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 15mAir New Zealand
Wed 2/1021:00LAX - MEL
1 stop22h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 16/7$1,081
Wed 17/712:55MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 00mFiji Airways
Wed 7/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 20mFiji Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,084

Melbourne to California 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Melbourne and California in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 630,175 searches. Data last updated 16 July 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Melbourne to California in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Mon 2/913:35MEL - LAX
1 stop16h 20mFiji Airways
Tue 17/923:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 20mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$999
Thu 29/813:45MEL - LAX
1 stop16h 10mFiji Airways
Sat 14/923:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 20mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,029
Sat 3/812:55MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 00mFiji Airways
Tue 3/923:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 25mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,036
Wed 21/815:45MEL - LAX
1 stop23h 59mMultiple Airlines
Tue 17/918:00LAX - MEL
1 stop28h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$1,037
Wed 21/823:35MEL - LAX
1 stop30h 20mFiji Airways
Wed 4/923:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 25mFiji Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,039
Mon 2/913:35MEL - LAX
1 stop16h 20mFiji Airways
Mon 16/923:55LAX - MEL
1 stop29h 40mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,049
Sun 1/923:35MEL - LAX
1 stop30h 20mFiji Airways
Tue 10/923:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 25mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,055
Sat 10/808:45MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 15mAir New Zealand
Sat 24/822:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,064
Thu 22/812:10MEL - LAX
1 stop18h 10mAir New Zealand
Mon 2/922:00LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 50mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$1,067

Direct flights to California from Melbourne

Discover direct flight options from Melbourne to California. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 630,175 searches. Data last updated 16 July 2024.
For a shorter flight, select one of these non-stop flights from Melbourne to California. If you're looking for other options for flights from Melbourne to California, make sure to update the search form at the top of page.
Mon 4/1110:40MEL - LAX
Nonstop14h 20mQantas Airways
Mon 25/1120:45LAX - MEL
Nonstop15h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,484
Mon 4/1110:40MEL - LAX
Nonstop14h 20mQantas Airways
Mon 25/1120:45LAX - MEL
Nonstop15h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,489
Tue 13/811:55MEL - LAX
Nonstop14h 15mQantas Airways
Tue 20/821:50LAX - MEL
Nonstop15h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,505
Wed 21/811:55MEL - LAX
Nonstop14h 15mQantas Airways
Fri 13/921:50LAX - MEL
Nonstop15h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,553
Thu 17/1011:55MEL - LAX
Nonstop14h 15mQantas Airways
Mon 28/1021:45LAX - MEL
Nonstop15h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,564
Tue 13/811:55MEL - LAX
Nonstop14h 15mQantas Airways
Tue 27/821:50LAX - MEL
Nonstop15h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,567
Mon 25/1110:40MEL - LAX
Nonstop14h 20mQantas Airways
Tue 21/120:45LAX - MEL
Nonstop15h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,582
Mon 25/1110:40MEL - LAX
Nonstop14h 20mQantas Airways
Mon 2/1220:45LAX - MEL
Nonstop15h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 14/7$1,585
Thu 24/1011:55MEL - LAX
Nonstop14h 15mAmerican Airlines
Mon 4/1120:45LAX - MEL
Nonstop15h 55mAmerican Airlines
Deal found 16/7$1,594

Melbourne to California flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Melbourne to California for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 630,175 searches. Data last updated 16 July 2024.
Have a look at some of the flights available from Melbourne to California departing last-minute. It's wise to confirm all flight details are correct before booking.
Sun 21/712:55MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 00mFiji Airways
Sun 28/723:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 00mFiji Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,213
Tue 23/712:55MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 00mFiji Airways
Sat 17/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 20mFiji Airways
Deal found 16/7$1,235
Wed 24/706:00AVV - LAX
2 stops23h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 24/723:55LAX - AVV
2 stops29h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$1,450
Wed 24/712:55MEL - LAX
1 stop17h 00mFiji Airways
Wed 24/723:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 20mFiji Airways
Deal found 15/7$1,511
Wed 24/708:00MEL - LAX
2 stops21h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 24/723:55LAX - MEL
2 stops27h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$1,523
Sun 21/709:30MEL - LAX
2 stops20h 25mMultiple Airlines
Sun 28/723:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$1,698
Wed 24/709:45MEL - LAX
2 stops20h 10mMultiple Airlines
Wed 7/823:55LAX - MEL
1 stop19h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$1,702
Wed 24/706:00MEL - LAX
2 stops24h 30mAir Canada
Wed 7/814:25LAX - MEL
2 stops28h 55mAir Canada
Deal found 16/7$1,778
Wed 24/720:50AVV - LAX
1 stop26h 10mMultiple Airlines
Wed 7/823:00LAX - AVV
1 stop30h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 14/7$1,817

One-way flights to California from Melbourne

Search for one-way flight options from Melbourne to California. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 630,175 searches. Data last updated 16 July 2024.
Users travelling one-way from Melbourne to California can select one of these great deals. Those seeking round-trip flights from Melbourne to California should utilise the search form at the top of the page.
Wed 4/920:50AVV - LAX
3 stops44h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$514
Thu 29/806:00AVV - LAX
3 stops33h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$545
Fri 23/806:00AVV - LAX
2 stops40h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$577
Thu 29/806:00AVV - LAX
2 stops40h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$604
Thu 29/807:30MEL - LAX
2 stops38h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$614
Sun 8/915:45MEL - LAX
2 stops25h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$620
Mon 19/808:45MEL - LAX
1 stop21h 35mAir New Zealand
Deal found 15/7$634
Wed 24/715:45MEL - LAX
2 stops23h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$649
Wed 24/715:45MEL - LAX
1 stop24h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 15/7$656

Find flights from Melbourne to California within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Melbourne to California that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 630,175 searches. Data last updated 16 July 2024.

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$945 - $1,599

Route

Depart

Return

Price

MelbourneLos Angeles

MEL - LAX

MELLAX

Melbourne

Thu 8/8

1 stop16h 10m

Los Angeles

Sun 11/8

1 stop19h 00m

$945

MelbourneLos Angeles

MEL - LAX

MELLAX

Melbourne

Sat 10/8

1 stop17h 15m

Los Angeles

Sat 24/8

1 stop19h 50m

$1,064

MelbourneLos Angeles

MEL - LAX

MELLAX

Melbourne

Mon 2/9

2 stops33h 53m

Los Angeles

Mon 16/9

2 stops24h 55m

$1,187

MelbourneLas Vegas Harry Reid Intl

MEL - LAS

MELLAS

Melbourne

Thu 15/8

2 stops24h 15m

Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl

Thu 22/8

2 stops23h 45m

$1,193

MelbourneSan Francisco

MEL - SFO

MELSFO

Melbourne

Thu 14/11

1 stop24h 35m

San Francisco

Sat 30/11

1 stop41h 15m

$1,409

MelbourneLos Angeles

MEL - LAX

MELLAX

Melbourne

Mon 4/11

Nonstop14h 20m

Los Angeles

Mon 25/11

Nonstop15h 55m

$1,484

MelbourneSan Francisco

MEL - SFO

MELSFO

Melbourne

Mon 14/10

1 stop32h 15m

San Francisco

Sun 20/10

1 stop29h 20m

$1,514

MelbourneLos Angeles

MEL - LAX

MELLAX

Melbourne

Wed 18/9

Nonstop14h 10m

Los Angeles

Wed 9/10

1 stop33h 15m

$1,547

MelbourneLos Angeles

MEL - LAX

MELLAX

Melbourne

Mon 12/8

Nonstop14h 15m

Los Angeles

Tue 27/8

2 stops30h 25m

$1,599

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Deals found on 15/7

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Reviews of airlines servicing California

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to California. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to California. Reviews last updated 16 July 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways and Qantas Airways from Melbourne to California have to say. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.8
Very Good
71 reviews

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.8

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

9.0

Food

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

8.8
Very Good
71 reviews
8.8
Very Good
71 reviews

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.8

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

9.0

Food

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

8.5
Very Good
864 reviews
8.8
Very Good
71 reviews

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.8

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

9.0

Food

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

8.4
Very Good
539 reviews
8.8
Very Good
71 reviews

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.8

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

9.0

Food

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

8.3
Very Good
864 reviews
8.8
Very Good
71 reviews

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.8

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

9.0

Food

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

8.3
Very Good
565 reviews
8.8
Very Good
71 reviews

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.8

Entertainment

7.3

Crew

9.0

Food

8.0

Comfort

8.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Les sièges sont étroits, je mesure 1,77 m, les passants dans le couloirs notamment l'équipage n'arrêtaient pas de me cogner. nous étions en économie. l'équipage est au top. C'est le confort qui était négatif pour nous.

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  • Can I find flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $945, but on average you can expect to pay $1,006.

  • Are there direct flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,500 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to California under $1,500. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to California is less than $1,581.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to California for under $1,300?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to California within the next 7 days for less than $1,300.

  • What are the most popular routes from Melbourne to California?

  • 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 Avianca(58%), Virgin Australia(58%) or United Airlines(58%), 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 $4,067, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $658. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay $940 for that flight.

  • What does MEL to LAX mean?

    Great question - MEL to LAX just means Melbourne Airport to Los Angeles Airport. Now you’ll know what these unique codes when you look for flights! San Francisco Airport (SFO), San Diego Airport (SAN), Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty Airport (SNA), San Jose Airport (SJC), Ontario Airport (ONT) are some additional IATA codes for airports related to your trip.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to California that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Melbourne to California flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Melbourne to California with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Melbourne to California flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to California that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Melbourne to California flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Melbourne to California?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Melbourne to California.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Melbourne to California?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Melbourne to California by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to California that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Melbourne to California offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Melbourne to California?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Melbourne to California flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Melbourne to California flight deals updated?

    The Melbourne to California flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 16/7.

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

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Melbourne to California?

    Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Melbourne to California (average of $810). Flying from Melbourne to California in December is currently the most expensive (average of $1,208). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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