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Flights to Melbourne in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJuneHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$179Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$41From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne

Cheap flights to Melbourne Airport in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL flights for September, October
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$114pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
 
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$121pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
 
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Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Oct - 23 Oct
$125pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
 
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Melbourne
MEL
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Rex
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Melbourne Airport 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne Airport found for this year
5 Dec - 8 Dec
$41pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9 Nov - 9 Nov
$59pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 Nov - 13 Nov
$62pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to Melbourne Airport

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne Airport, departing today and this week
27 Sep - 30 Sep
$270pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
28 Sep - 8 Oct
$273pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Sep - 1 Oct
$274pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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Cheapest prices for Melbourne flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Melbourne found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$205
February
$210
March
$226
April
$221
May
$210
June
$211
July
$218
August
$207
September
$219
October
$233
November
$241
December
$262
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Melbourne (MEL) is January. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Melbourne Airport?

Average Melbourne flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - ME1
Price
$205 - $315
ME1
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
ME1
Precipitation
26 - 170 mm
Flying to Melbourne in February is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Melbourne then July is statistically the hottest. August is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Melbourne?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Melbourne, you should look to book at least 33 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

The cheapest day to fly to Melbourne is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to MEL airport?

Melbourne flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Melbourne Tullamarine International Airport?

Flight times from various points in Australia to Melbourne-Tullamarine range from under 2 hours to 26 hours. For example, flying from Sydney, Australia to Tullamarine takes just 1hr 35m as a direct flight. To arrive from Perth is a 3hr 30m flight there and 4h return flight, also as a direct flight. One of the longest flights is from Broome, taking anywhere from 8hr to 26hr, depending on the waiting duration, and whether the trip includes a layover.

Where can you get direct flights to Tullamarine International?

Direct Melbourne Tullamarine flight deals are offered by all airlines between major cities and the Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport. You can fly direct from Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth, for example. Other cities, such as Broome and Port Hedland have direct flights but there are flights with a layover that can span several hours. With careful planning, you can fly from most cities to Tullamarine directly. Airlines that operate flights within Australia include Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Tigerair.

How do you get from Tullamarine airport to Melbourne city centre?

There are five ways in which you can travel from Melbourne Airport to the Central Business District, which is 22 kilometers to the south-east. The quickest option is a taxi, found in the designated taxi ranks at the airport on the ground floor outside terminal 1 and between terminal 2 and 3. For a more luxurious option, there are limo rentals available. The third option is Skybus service which operates around the clock. A pickup spot is located by the Virgin Australia terminal and Qantas/Jetstar domestic terminal. The shuttle runs every 10 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. The fourth option is Public Transport Victoria. Cross the first road, turn left, and proceed to the end of the terminal 1 platform. The fifth option is to hire a car for an independent experience. There are several car rental operators located at the airport.

What are some things to do in Melbourne?

A visit to Melbourne, Australia provides plenty of diverse opportunities for relaxation, entertainment, and education. Whether your idea of fun is strolling the botanic gardens with more than 8,500 plant species, experiencing the world-renowned shopping on Chapel Street where you might just spot a celebrity or two, or learning Victoria’s convict past at Old Melbourne Gaol, you won’t leave bored. It can be the little things, as well, such as enjoying what many claim is the best coffee in the world, checking out the amazing street art, or wandering through the active Queen Victoria Markets. Outside the city, the Dandenong ranges are perfect for hiking, cycling, or riding the Puffing Billy Steam Train.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Melbourne’s Tullamarine International?

Domestic flights within Australia do not require a passport or visa if you are a citizen. Non-Australian passengers must show a passport as ID and have a tourist visa for stays up to 90 days.

How popular are flights to Melbourne (MEL) this year?

Melbourne Airport has seen a 54% decrease in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.

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