Cheap flights from Melbourne to San Francisco

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The best prices from Melbourne to San Francisco are usually found in August or May, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to San Francisco

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to SFO flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.

MEL - SFO

Price

$616 - $1,243

SFO

Temperature

11 - 17 °C

SFO

Precipitation

0 - 112 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 38% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop

Average price

$1,300

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$862

From Melbourne to San Francisco

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, 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 Airport to San Francisco?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 59 days in advance to save up to 17% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 59 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,131, or $1,166 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco?

Our data shows that August tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from Melbourne Airport. Users have commonly found prices around $1,070 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $764. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco (MEL - SFO)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 26% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to San Francisco in January, February 2022

The best prices found for MEL to SFO flights in January, February
27 Jan. - 4 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

22h 20m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

24h 00m
$1,360

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

27 Jan. - 4 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

17h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

37h 00m
$1,384

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

27 Jan. - 7 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

22h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

33h 20m
$1,391

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

Melbourne to San Francisco 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Melbourne found for this year
12 Jul. - 11 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

21h 29m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

25h 35m
$1,288

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/1/22

3 Dec. - 10 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

30h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

36h 20m
$1,339

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

7 May - 29 May
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

28h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

39h 20m
$1,346

Philippine Airlines

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Deal found 23/1/22

Direct flights to San Francisco from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to San Francisco direct flight deals
12 Jul. - 11 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

14h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 30m
$2,614

United Airlines

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Deal found 26/1/22

2 Jul. - 19 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

14h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 30m
$2,624

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

12 May - 31 May
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

14h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 30m
$2,649

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Melbourne, departing today and this week
31 Jan. - 8 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

31h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

38h 10m
$1,555

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

31 Jan. - 8 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

3 stops

31h 05m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

3 stops

38h 15m
$1,594

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

31 Jan. - 8 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

58h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

44h 50m
$1,595

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

One-way flights to San Francisco from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to San Francisco
15 May
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

21h 32m
$613

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

1 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

24h 13m
$654

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/1/22

5 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

29h 30m
$662

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to San Francisco flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to San Francisco from Melbourne?

For a flight from Melbourne to San Francisco, you will be flying into San Francisco. San Francisco (SFO) is just 19.0 km from the centre vof the city. San Francisco is the only San Francisco airport and it handles 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. 15 airlines have flights to San Francisco from Melbourne on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, and United Airlines flying from Melbourne to San Francisco have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,288, but on average you can expect to pay $1,397.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco for under $2,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco under $2,700. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco is less than $2,833.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco for under $1,600?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $1,600.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to San Francisco flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to San Francisco was viewed by 2,883 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco round-trip?

Flying on Philippine Airlines is currently your cheapest option to San Francisco, with prices starting at $1,346. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Fiji Airways and Singapore Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $1,370 and $1,474, respectively.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Fiji Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $869. Japan Airlines flights start at $877 while deals on Hawaiian Airlines start at $887 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco?

Consider American Airlines, Air Canada or Air China when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco? While on average our users pay $1,205, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $506. The most popular route (Melbourne - San Francisco), is priced around $1,216.

Can I fly to San Francisco from Melbourne right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to San Francisco

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Can I fly back to Melbourne from San Francisco?

Returning to Melbourne from San Francisco

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to San Francisco

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

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to San Francisco choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Fiji Airways
Cheapest$686
Average$1,060
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$736
Average$1,071
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$780
Average$1,127
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$809
Average$1,324
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$811
Average$1,240
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
Cheapest$821
Average$975
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time60%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$821
Average$1,183
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$831
Average$1,138
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$866
Average$1,366
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
Cheapest$869
Average$1,260
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety