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Cheap flights from Melbourne to New York

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to New York (NYC)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to NYC flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.
MEL - NYC
Price
$1,075 - $1,905
NYC
Temperature
6 - 30 °C
NYC
Rainfall
65 - 130 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 33% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,075

From Melbourne to New York

One-way from

$1,179

One-way flight from Melbourne to New York

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 New York?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 14% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 46 days in advance, which can save you up to 14% on flights from Melbourne to New York compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 46 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,417. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,564.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to New York?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to New York from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $1,274 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $952. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to New York (MEL - NYC)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne to New York at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 15% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to New York in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MEL to NYC flights in May, June
13 Jun - 11 Jul
$2,520pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
13 Jun - 11 Jul
$2,600pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
13 Jun - 10 Jul
$2,811pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Melbourne found for this year
17 Sep - 31 Jan
$1,363pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
15 Sep - 31 Jan
$1,412pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
16 Sep - 28 Jan
$1,594pp
MEL
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to New York from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to New York
17:15 - 17:20
Emirates
2 stops
38h 05m
MEL - EWR
Emirates
16:00 - 11:35
Etihad Airways
2 stops
57h 35m
MEL - JFK
Etihad Airways
18:55 - 16:10
Qatar Airways
2 stops
35h 15m
MEL - LGA
Qatar Airways
$1,299
BudgetAir

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to New York

What airport do you fly from for flights from Melbourne to New York?

For a flight from Melbourne to New York, you will be flying from Melbourne. Melbourne (MEL) is just 19.3 km from the centre of the city. Melbourne is the only Melbourne airport and it handles 0 outbound flights to New York per day. 16 airlines have flights to New York from Melbourne on a regular basis.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Philippine Airlines and Etihad Airways are some airlines that have done so. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Melbourne to New York. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to New York have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Qantas Airways, United Airlines, and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Qantas Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to New York for under $1,413 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to New York for under $1,413. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,363, but on average you can expect to pay $1,696.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to New York for under $1,413 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to New York, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than New York?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 30 °C on average in the month of July. The temperature in New York is typically hotter than in Melbourne. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to New York?

United Airlines, Delta, and Qatar Airways can get you from Melbourne to New York in just under 20h 46m. Your travel time can differ by up to 9h 34m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to New York return?

Flying on Etihad Airways is currently your cheapest option to New York, with prices starting at $1,595. Another option worth looking into is Qatar Airways, starting at $1,651 return.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qatar Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $1,082. Emirates flights start at $1,136 while deals on Etihad Airways start at $1,248 one-way.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to New York

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for New York

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to New York.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.78
Average temperature for May in New York
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in New York
96.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to New York

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to New York 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
Air China
$664 $879 No cancel fee 67%
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China Southern
$681 $906 No cancel fee 69%

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

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Philippine Airlines
$744 $984 No cancel fee 60%
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China Eastern
$706 $991 No cancel fee 62%

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

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Air New Zealand
$843 $1,106 No cancel fee 78%
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Japan Airlines
$986 $1,127 No cancel fee 79%

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

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Air Canada
$834 $1,149 No cancel fee 67%
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Cathay Pacific
$913 $1,174 No cancel fee 72%
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American Airlines
$753 $1,249 No cancel fee 71%
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Delta
$1,036 $1,336 No cancel fee N/A
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