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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
$798 - $1,609
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Rainfall
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

Average price

$809

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$798

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 to San Francisco?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 8%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to San Francisco?

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne to San Francisco at least 61 days early can save you up to 5% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne to San Francisco for as little as $1,059 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,064 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

March can be a great time to fly to San Francisco from Melbourne with a flight ticket averaging about $1,025. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as $711. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Melbourne 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 May, June 2021

The best prices found for MEL to SFO flights in May, June
30 May - 13 Jun
$2,218pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
30 May - 13 Jun
$2,280pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
30 May - 13 Jun
$3,540pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Melbourne found for this year
20 Nov - 30 Nov
$1,137pp
MEL
Melbourne
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
20 Nov - 30 Nov
$1,468pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
20 Nov - 30 Nov
$1,494pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to San Francisco from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to San Francisco
18:55 - 09:35
Qatar Airways
1 stop
31h 40m
MEL - SFO
Qatar Airways
$1,293
BudgetAir
19:35 - 13:48
Singapore Airlines
3 stops
35h 13m
MEL - SFO
Singapore Airlines
$1,525
Travelgenio
10:25 - 08:35
Cathay Pacific
1 stop
39h 10m
MEL - SFO
Cathay Pacific
$1,598
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to San Francisco

Can I find flights from Melbourne to San Francisco for under $1,554 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to San Francisco for under $1,554. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,530, but on average you can expect to pay $2,257.

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.

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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to San Francisco for under $1,554 on Cheapflights?

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

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to San Francisco have been viewed 2,883 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or San Francisco?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Melbourne is typically similar to San Francisco. We can gather that this will continue over the next 13 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 26 °C on average in the month of January. The temperature in San Francisco is typically colder 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 San Francisco?

Departing from Melbourne to San Francisco will take you 25h 20m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Flying on Qatar Airways is currently your cheapest option to San Francisco, with prices starting at $1,625. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by ANA and Cathay Pacific, with the lowest prices starting at $1,900 and $1,939, respectively.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qatar Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $1,293. Singapore Airlines flights start at $1,525 while deals on Cathay Pacific start at $1,598 one-way.

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 = $0.78
Average temperature for May in San Francisco
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in San Francisco
14.0 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%

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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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%
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