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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$177Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$67From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Melbourne

Cheap flights to Melbourne in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL flights for September, October
14 Oct - 21 Oct
$128pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$134pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
13 Oct - 15 Oct
$135pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Rex
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne found for this year
23 Nov - 30 Nov
$67pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Nov - 2 Dec
$76pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9 Nov - 12 Nov
$87pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 24 Sep
$228pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Sep - 24 Sep
$268pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Sep - 24 Sep
$360pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
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Melbourne
MEL
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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
$203
February
$207
March
$224
April
$218
May
$207
June
$209
July
$216
August
$205
September
$217
October
$231
November
$239
December
$259
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Melbourne 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?

Average Melbourne flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - ME1
Price
$203 - $312
ME1
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
ME1
Precipitation
26 - 170 mm


Peak Season

Victoria’s lively capital always has something going on, so there’s no bad time to look for cheap flights to Melbourne. Christmas/New Years, school holidays, sporting events and festivals are generally peak periods when the city is busier than usual, so be sure to check what’s on in the city when searching for flight tickets to Melbourne. Some of Melbourne’s most popularly attended events include: the Australian Open Tennis (late January), the Australian Formula One Grand Prix (early March), Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival (March) and the Melbourne Cup (early November).


Off Season

Summers (December to February) are warm in Melbourne but notoriously unpredictable, one day could be 25C, the next could be 40C. Winter (June to August) often means cheap flights to Melbourne can be found but since Melbourne winters are damp and cold, it’s not generally a nice time to visit.

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

Late summer to late autumn (February to May) is the most popular time for visitors to arrive on cheap flights to Melbourne. This is when the weather is more settled, temps average around 20C and the parks and gardens show off their autumnal colour. Autumn is also when you’ll score the cheapest flights to Melbourne but book at least a couple of months in advance as others will have the same idea.

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 Melbourne?

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?

Flights from Sydney to Melbourne – 1 hr 30 mins

Flights from Brisbane to Melbourne – 2 hrs 25 mins

Flights from Adelaide to Melbourne – 1 hr 15 mins

Flights from Perth to Melbourne – 3 hrs 25 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Melbourne?

The cheapest direct flights to Melbourne are mainly operated by Tiger Airways, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia. Due to the popularity of the route and large number of flights, you should easily be able to find a flight to suit your budget.

How to get from the Melbourne airport to the city centre?

Melbourne Airport (MEL) (aka Tullamarine Airport) is located 23 km from the city centre.

Bus services: the best way to reach the city is via the Skybus Super Shuttle, an express bus service which runs from the airport to Southern Cross Station, taking around 20 minutes. From Southern Cross Station you can access the main public transport, local rail and bus services. Tickets cost $18 one way and $30 for a return. Local bus services also run to and from the airport, the public bus stop is near Terminal 1.

Taxi: taxis are available outside all the terminals and there are five on-site rental companies.

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How popular are flights to Melbourne this year?

Melbourne has seen a 53% decrease in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.

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