Cheap flights from Melbourne to London

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The best prices from Melbourne to London are usually found in February or October, booked 52 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to London

All the information you need to plan the best ME1 to LON flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to London flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in London.

ME1 - LON

Price

$789 - $1,338

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

$1,099

From Melbourne to London (LON)

One-way from

$393

One-way flight from Melbourne to London (LON)

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 $1,431, or $1,534 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 $1,327. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,327, as users have found deals to London from as low as $954. 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 January, February 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to LON flights in January, February
17 Feb. - 10 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

28h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

40h 30m
$1,194

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

17 Feb. - 10 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

28h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

36h 45m
$1,196

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

1 Feb. - 23 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

30h 15m
STN

London Stansted

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

38h 00m
$1,197

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Melbourne to London 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to London from Melbourne found for this year
29 Mar. - 5 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

33h 00m
STN

London Stansted

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

26h 45m
$1,052

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

10 Mar. - 30 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

34h 35m
STN

London Stansted

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

37h 20m
$1,062

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/1/22

27 Mar. - 5 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

34h 00m
STN

London Stansted

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

26h 45m
$1,087

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Direct flights to London from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to London direct flight deals
7 Jun. - 23 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

22h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

21h 45m
$1,614

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 24/1/22

18 May - 20 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

22h 50m
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

21h 45m
$1,616

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/1/22

22 Mar. - 21 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

LHR

London Heathrow

Nonstop

23h 05m
LHR

London Heathrow

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

21h 45m
$1,626

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/1/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to London

Late deals on return flights to London from Melbourne, departing today and this week
1 Feb. - 23 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

30h 15m
STN

London Stansted

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

38h 00m
$1,197

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/1/22

30 Jan. - 5 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

3 stops

39h 00m
STN

London Stansted

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

40h 55m
$1,250

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

3 Feb. - 6 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

LCY

London City

3 stops

33h 25m
LCY

London City

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

35h 25m
$1,350

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/1/22

One-way flights to London All airports from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to London
30 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

50h 40m
$393

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

24 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

34h 35m
$397

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/1/22

13 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

STN

London Stansted

2 stops

30h 15m
$408

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Related info for your journey

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

London, the capital of England, is one of the most-wanted cities in the world, charming over 30 million smitten visitors each year.When it comes to iconic images, this is a city that delivers on all fronts. Royal palaces, Thames river boats, Harrods, Shakespeare plays, red London buses – you can see them all.There’s also life beyond the postcards, including off-piste neighbourhoods that range from legendary rockstar haunts (we’re looking at you, Camden) to hipster hangouts (see: Shoreditch and Dalston).

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.

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to London for under $1,100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,052, but on average you can expect to pay $1,169.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to London for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to London under $1,700. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to London is less than $1,701.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to London for under $1,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to London within the next 7 days for less than $1,200.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne to London round-trip?

According to our current data, Scoot ($1,219), offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne to London. You may be able to fly from Melbourne to London for 8% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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.

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 $574. While the most popular route (Melbourne - London Heathrow) can be booked for $1,138 on average our data indicates $2,604 when flying from Melbourne to London.

Can I fly to London from Melbourne right now?

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 48 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.


Can I 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.

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
AirAsia X
Cheapest$394
Average$582
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time66%
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$875
Average$1,341
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Malaysia Airlines
Cheapest$896
Average$1,185
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
Cheapest$910
Average$1,279
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time60%
COVID-19 safety
Air China
Cheapest$944
Average$1,259
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
China Airlines
Cheapest$1,025
Average$1,427
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
Thai Airways
Cheapest$1,030
Average$1,367
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest$1,033
Average$1,438
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Atlantic
Cheapest$1,067
Average$1,407
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$1,073
Average$1,453
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to London

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Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to London

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to London
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