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Cheap flights from Melbourne to San Francisco

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Melbourne (MEL) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to SFO flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
MEL - SFO
Price
$846 - $1,708
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 120 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

Round-trip from

$846

From Melbourne to San Francisco

One-way from

$991

One-way flight from Melbourne to San Francisco

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 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 $1,110, or $1,145 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 $1,051 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $750. 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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to SFO flights in September, October
27 Sep - 10 May
$1,468pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
28 Sep - 10 May
$1,507pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
28 Sep - 10 May
$1,550pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Melbourne found for this year
11 Dec - 11 Jan
$1,347pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Dec - 9 Jan
$1,400pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
11 Dec - 11 Jan
$1,402pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to San Francisco from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to San Francisco direct flight deals
18 Dec - 11 Jan
$6,538pp
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
18 Dec - 8 Jan
$6,604pp
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
20 Dec - 11 Jan
$7,126pp
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
Direct
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Melbourne, departing today and this week
27 Sep - 10 May
$1,468pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
28 Sep - 10 May
$1,507pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
28 Sep - 10 May
$1,550pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to San Francisco from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to San Francisco
07:10 - 12:16
Air New Zealand
2 stops
24h 06m
MEL - SFO
Air New Zealand
$991
FlightNetwork
16:20 - 18:10
Cathay Pacific
2 stops
43h 50m
MEL - SFO
Cathay Pacific
$1,152
Cathay Pacific
17:45 - 18:17
Etihad Airways
2 stops
43h 32m
MEL - SFO
Etihad Airways
$1,329
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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to San Francisco

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.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Philippine Airlines is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Melbourne to San Francisco are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco for under $1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $1,343, but on average you can expect to pay $1,472.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco for under $6,600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 5 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco under $6,600. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco is less than $7,433.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco for under $1,500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $1,500.

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

Within the past month, 2,883 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to San Francisco.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco return?

Currently priced at $1,343, Fiji Airways will fly you from Melbourne Airport to San Francisco and back. In addition to Fiji Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Air New Zealand and Hawaiian Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $1,488 and $1,571, respectively.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Air New Zealand. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $955. Users have also found prices from $1,013 and $1,296 on Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Melbourne?

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 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

Do I need a test to 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.

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Alternative routes for Melbourne to San Francisco

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

Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to San Francisco.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.73
Average temperature for September in San Francisco
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in San Francisco
3.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing San Francisco

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
$587 $697 No cancel fee 60%
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Fiji Airways
$490 $757 No cancel fee 74%
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Delta
$702 $805 No cancel fee N/A
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China Southern
$558 $806 No cancel fee 69%
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Air Canada
$594 $813 No cancel fee 67%
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Virgin Australia
$587 $845 No cancel fee 80%
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United Airlines
$580 $886 No cancel fee 69%
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China Eastern
$692 $889 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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Lufthansa
$621 $901 No cancel fee 76%
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Air China
$738 $908 No cancel fee 67%
Search Air China flights
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