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Cheap flights from Melbourne to New York

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The best prices from Melbourne to New York are usually found in May or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

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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.
ME1 - NYC
Price
$1,154 - $2,045
NYC
Temperature
1 - 25 °C
NYC
Precipitation
71 - 114 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

$1,154

From Melbourne to New York All airports (NYC)

One-way from

$1,062

One-way flight from Melbourne to New York All airports (NYC)

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?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to New York, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 5% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,427 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,446.

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

May can be a great time to fly to New York from Melbourne with a flight ticket averaging about $1,376. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $1,002. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to New York (ME1 - 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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to NYC flights in September, October
27 Oct - 25 Jan
$2,103pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
22 Sep - 28 Sep
$2,311pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
30 Sep - 18 Oct
$2,334pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Melbourne found for this year
16 Dec - 27 Feb
$1,689pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
16 Dec - 27 Feb
$1,689pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
16 Dec - 27 Feb
$1,777pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to New York

Late deals on return flights to New York from Melbourne, departing today and this week
30 Sep - 18 Oct
$2,334pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
1 Oct - 31 Oct
$2,490pp
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
2 Oct - 19 Dec
$14,527pp
MEL
Melbourne
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Cathay Pacific
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to New York from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to New York
07:10 - 20:23
Air New Zealand
2 stops
29h 13m
MEL - EWR
Air New Zealand
$1,062
FlyFar
13:30 - 10:00
Etihad Airways
2 stops
36h 30m
MEL - JFK
Etihad Airways
$1,089
DreamWorldTravel
17:55 - 09:30
Qatar Airways
1 stop
31h 35m
MEL - JFK
Qatar Airways
$1,131
qatarairways.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">New York</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to New York

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to New York for under $1,500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to New York for under $1,500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,479, but on average you can expect to pay $1,759.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to New York for under $2,400?

There are currently 8+ open flights from Melbourne to New York within the next 7 days for less than $2,400.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne to New York return?

According to our current data, Air New Zealand ($1,871), offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne to New York.

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 $1,049. Air New Zealand flights start at $1,062 while deals on Etihad Airways start at $1,089 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to New York?

While on average a flight from Melbourne to New York is generally $2,506, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $638. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Newark), you can expect to pay $1,903 for that flight.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to New York?

American Airlines, Air China and China Airlines are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to New York.

What are the most popular routes from Melbourne to New York?

The most popular flight routes from Melbourne to New York are Melbourne - Newark, Melbourne - New York John F Kennedy Intl and Melbourne - New York LaGuardia.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New York, NY

Do I need a COVID test to fly to New York from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to New York

Most visitors from Melbourne need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter New York.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New York.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering New York.

Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from New York?

Returning to Melbourne from New York

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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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 = $0.73
Average temperature for September in New York
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in New York
110.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

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
United Airlines
$733 $1,373 No cancel fee 69%
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Qantas Airways
$817 $1,480 No cancel fee 74%
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Air China
$916 $1,212 No cancel fee 67%
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China Southern
$938 $1,250 No cancel fee 69%
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China Eastern
$973 $1,366 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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Philippine Airlines
$1,026 $1,357 No cancel fee 60%
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Virgin Australia
$1,038 $1,463 No cancel fee 80%
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American Airlines
$1,038 $1,722 No cancel fee 71%
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Air Canada
$1,150 $1,585 No cancel fee 67%
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Air New Zealand
$1,163 $1,525 No cancel fee 78%
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