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Melbourne (MEL) to London (LON)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to LON flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to London flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in London.
ME1 - LON
Price
$1,084 - $1,839
LON
Temperature
4 - 17 °C
LON
Precipitation
40 - 70 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 084

From Melbourne to London All airports (LON)

One-way from

$812

One-way flight from Melbourne to London All airports (LON)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to London?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 9% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 52 days in advance to save up to 17% 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 52 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 London 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,412, or $1,513 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to London from Melbourne average $1,309. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,309, as users have found deals to London from as low as $941. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to London from Melbourne. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 40%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to London (ME1 - LON)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne to London in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 13% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to London in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to LON flights in September, October
20 Oct - 27 Apr
$1,576pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
20 Oct - 27 Apr
$1,609pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
20 Oct - 27 Apr
$1,645pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to London 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to London from Melbourne found for this year
20 Oct - 27 Apr
$1,576pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
20 Oct - 27 Apr
$1,609pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
20 Oct - 27 Apr
$1,645pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to London from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to London direct flight deals
15 Feb - 22 Feb
$1,769pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 Feb - 19 Apr
$1,778pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Feb - 17 Feb
$1,923pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to London

Late deals on return flights to London from Melbourne, departing today and this week
1 Oct - 17 Oct
$2,429pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
4 Oct - 11 Oct
$3,048pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
30 Sep - 14 Jan
$3,062pp
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to London from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to London
10:40 - 02:55
SWISS
2 stops
27h 15m
MEL - LCY
SWISS
$812
Gotogate
19:45 - 12:05
Japan Airlines
1 stop
27h 20m
MEL - LHR
Japan Airlines
17:45 - 13:10
Etihad Airways
1 stop
30h 25m
MEL - LHR
Etihad Airways
$838
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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to London

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Royal Brunei Airlines, Emirates, and Cathay Pacific flying from Melbourne to London have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Philippine Airlines and Etihad Airways 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 London 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 London for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to London for under $1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,362, but on average you can expect to pay $1,505.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to London for under $1,800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to London under $1,800. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to London is less than $2,701.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to London for under $2,500?

There are currently 18+ open flights from Melbourne to London within the next 7 days for less than $2,500.

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

According to our current data, British Airways ($1,450), and Qantas Airways ($1,609) offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne to London.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Japan Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $717. SWISS flights start at $803 while deals on Finnair start at $804 one-way.

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

Air France, British Airways and Royal Brunei Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to London.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to London?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $493. While the most popular route (Melbourne - London Heathrow) can be booked for $1,409 on average our data indicates $3,278 when flying from Melbourne to London

What are the most popular routes from Melbourne to London?

Most travellers choose Melbourne - London Heathrow, Melbourne - London Gatwick or Melbourne - London City when deciding on the best route from Melbourne to London.

How long is the flight from Melbourne to London?

Between 23 and 58 hours, depending on the length of your stopover.

Which airlines operate flights from Melbourne to London?

Loads – British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines… The list goes on.

How frequent are flights between Melbourne and London?

Thanks to the huge choice of carriers and routes, Melbourne to London flights take off all day every day.

Which airports serve Melbourne and London?

All flights from Melbourne to London take off from Melbourne Airport, AKA Tullamarine Airport. You can take your pick of airports in London. Most flights land in Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport, but you could also travel to smaller airfields like London City Airport.

Which direct flight route between Melbourne and London is cheapest?

It’s a long trip, so there aren’t any direct Melbourne to London flights at the moment. The cheapest indirect routes usually stopover in China or Dubai. Booking a flight from Melbourne to London, England is like stepping on to a movie set. There are more palaces than you know what to do with, from the Queen’s residence, Buckingham Palace, to Henry VIII’s throne room at Hampton Court. Is art more your thing? The Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery and National Gallery are up for grabs – and free entry is a given. The Thames River is another must-see. The London Eye Ferris wheel, The Shard skyscraper and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre line up along the south bank. Meanwhile, the north bank dishes up Westminster and the Tower of London. Overwhelmed by the sheer number of flights to London? Then try our search engine. It clearly sorts out the routes into the cheapest, quickest and smartest options.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for London, England

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to London

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

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 London.

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

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form - Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland - All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package - All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


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

Returning to Melbourne from London

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

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

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Destination information for London

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to London.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = £0.54
Average temperature for September in London
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in London
49.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
Stansted (STN)
London City (LCY)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to London

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to London 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
AirAsia X
$389 $574 No cancel fee 66%

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

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China Southern
$863 $1,322 No cancel fee 69%
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Malaysia Airlines
$884 $1,169 No cancel fee 67%
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Philippine Airlines
$898 $1,261 No cancel fee 60%
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Air China
$931 $1,241 No cancel fee 67%
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China Airlines
$1,011 $1,408 No cancel fee 70%
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Thai Airways
$1,016 $1,349 No cancel fee 77%
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Etihad Airways
$1,019 $1,419 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Atlantic
$1,053 $1,388 No cancel fee 72%
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Virgin Australia
$1,058 $1,433 No cancel fee 80%
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