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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, 3% potential price drop
Average price$210Average for return flights in November 2021
Return from$79From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Melbourne
One-way from$42One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Melbourne

Cheap flights to Melbourne in November, December 2021

The best prices found for ME1 flights for November, December
24 Nov. - 30 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
$69

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

24 Nov. - 15 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

30 Nov. - 30 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
$84

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne found for this year
24 Nov. - 30 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
$69

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

24 Nov. - 15 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$79

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

30 Nov. - 30 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
$84

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

Last minute flights to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne, departing today and this week
30 Nov. - 30 Nov.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 20m
$84

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/11/21

1 Dec. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 30m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$89

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

1 Dec. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

Nonstop

1h 35m
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

1h 25m
$90

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/11/21

What is the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne?

The cheapest ticket to Melbourne found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$206

February

$210

March

$227

April

$222

May

$210

June

$212

July

$219

August

$208

September

$220

October

$234

November

$242

December

$263

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Melbourne. Flying to Melbourne in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

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

$206 - $316

ME1

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

ME1

Precipitation

30 - 60 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.

What is good to know if travelling to Melbourne?

  • Spend your day in Melbourne without breaking a bank, check out these top free things to do in Melbourne.
  • Melbourne is famous for its various hipster neighborhoods. To know more, see these 9 ways in which hipsters make Melbourne the hippest place in Australia.
  • Hungry from exploring the sites? Don’t forget to fuel up on best burgers in Melbourne.
  • With a burgeoning alternative food scene in Melbourne that offers everything from organic free-range schnitzel to raw food tacos, health-tripping, eco-conscious foodies will be spoilt for choice. Take a look at our insider selection of the  top restaurants in Melbourne.
  • Melburnians are fiercely proud of their trams, and so they should be. While other cities ripped up their tracks in the sixties, trams in Melbourne have operated continuously in city since 1884.

How popular are flights to Melbourne this year?

Searches for flights to Melbourne have seen an increase of 96% this year.

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