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Melbourne (MEL) to California

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to California, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 5% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $952 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $952.

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

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to California from Melbourne. Prices for March average $927 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $654. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 56% on your journey compared to booking in March

Cheap flights from Melbourne to California in March, April 2021

11 Apr - 4 Jul
$1,606pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
11 Apr - 4 Jul
$1,771pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
11 Apr - 4 Jul
$1,902pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to California 2021 flight deals

31 Oct - 27 Nov
$994pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
31 Oct - 27 Nov
$1,005pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
28 Aug - 11 Sep
$1,063pp
MEL
Melbourne
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to California

9 Mar - 23 Mar
$3,317pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
9 Mar - 23 Mar
$3,348pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
9 Mar - 23 Mar
$3,583pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SMF
Sacramento Intl
SMF
Sacramento Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to California from Melbourne

04:00 - 05:25
Philippine Airlines
1 stop
42h 25m
MEL - LAX
Philippine Airlines
$723
Ovago
03:00 - 01:05
Delta
1 stop
17h 05m
MEL - LAX
Delta
$1,138
Delta
02:30 - 02:05
American Airlines
1 stop
17h 35m
MEL - LAX
American Airlines

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to California

Can I find flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,153 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,153. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Philippine Airlines for just $1,063, but on average you can expect to pay $1,486.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to California to control the spread of COVID-19?

Philippine Airlines and Delta are some 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.

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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to California for under $1,025 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to California, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to California for under $3,330?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Melbourne to California within the next 7 days for less than $3,330.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 15,866 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to California.

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 popular routes from Melbourne to California?

Most travellers choose Melbourne - Los Angeles, Melbourne - San Francisco or Melbourne - Burbank Bob Hope when deciding on the best route from Melbourne to California.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to California?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $496. While the most popular route (Melbourne - Los Angeles) can be booked for $1,504 on average our data indicates $2,326 when flying from Melbourne to California

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to California?

Airlines like American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Philippine Airlines fly from Melbourne to California in about 17h. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 10h 20m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to California return?

Currently priced at $1,063, Philippine Airlines will fly you from Melbourne to California and back. In addition to Philippine Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,564 and $1,606, respectively.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Philippine Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $723. However, be on the lookout for offers from Delta and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Melbourne to California for a low price.

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Airports servicing Melbourne

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Bakersfield Meadows Field (BFL)
Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City McNamara Field (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to California

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
$584 $708 No cancel fee 60%
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Fiji Airways
$490 $741 No cancel fee 74%
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China Southern
$558 $796 No cancel fee 69%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Southern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Lufthansa
$566 $868 No cancel fee 76%
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Air China
$711 $898 No cancel fee 67%
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China Eastern
$692 $917 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Air Canada
$594 $927 No cancel fee 67%
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Cathay Pacific
$677 $933 No cancel fee 72%
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Delta
$569 $939 No cancel fee N/A
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United Airlines
$580 $943 No cancel fee 69%
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