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 ME1 to SFO flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.

ME1 - 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

$975

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$823

From Melbourne to San Francisco

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?

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 to San Francisco 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,079, or $1,112 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to San Francisco from Melbourne. Prices for August average $1,021 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $729. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 62% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to San Francisco (ME1 - 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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for Melbourne to SFO flights in October, November
3 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

33h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

35h 40m
$1,406

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/10/21

3 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

33h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

35h 40m
$1,478

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/10/21

1 Nov. - 9 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

33h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

35h 40m
$1,492

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

Melbourne to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Melbourne found for this year
9 Dec. - 11 Jan.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

25h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

2 stops

30h 05m
$1,347

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

12 Dec. - 23 Jan.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

24h 45m
SFO

San Francisco

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

2 stops

30h 05m
$1,357

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

16 Dec. - 30 Dec.
AVV

Melbourne Avalon

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

21h 25m
SFO

San Francisco

AVV

Melbourne Avalon

2 stops

30h 05m
$1,370

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

Direct flights to San Francisco from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to San Francisco direct flight deals
2 Apr. - 6 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

14h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 30m
$5,609

United Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

19 Apr. - 26 Apr.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

14h 10m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 30m
$6,144

United Airlines

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Deal found 26/10/21

17 Jan. - 22 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

Nonstop

14h 20m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

15h 55m
$6,152

United Airlines

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Deal found 23/10/21

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Melbourne, departing today and this week
3 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

33h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

35h 40m
$1,406

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 24/10/21

3 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

33h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

35h 40m
$1,478

Singapore Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 24/10/21

1 Nov. - 9 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

33h 00m
SFO

San Francisco

MEL

Melbourne

2 stops

35h 40m
$1,492

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

One-way flights to San Francisco from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to San Francisco
10 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

39h 35m
$762

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/10/21

22 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

50h 00m
$837

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 25/10/21

20 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

43h 04m
$879

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/10/21

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.

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 to San Francisco for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to San Francisco for under $1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,331, but on average you can expect to pay $1,354.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to San Francisco for under $5,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 13 direct flights from Melbourne to San Francisco under $5,700. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to San Francisco is less than $7,407.

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

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

How popular is this Melbourne to San Francisco flight route?

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

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

Currently priced at $1,333, Fiji Airways will fly you from Melbourne to San Francisco and back. In addition to Fiji Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Japan Airlines for as low as $1,355.

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

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to San Francisco?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne to San Francisco? While on average our users pay $2,189, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $538. The most popular route (Melbourne - San Francisco), is priced around $1,318.

Other flights to San Francisco

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 72 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.

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$655
Average$1,011
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$703
Average$1,022
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
China Southern
Cheapest$745
Average$1,076
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$772
Average$1,263
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$774
Average$1,183
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety
Philippine Airlines
Cheapest$784
Average$930
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time60%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$784
Average$1,129
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
Cheapest$793
Average$1,086
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$826
Average$1,304
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Lufthansa
Cheapest$829
Average$1,203
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time76%
COVID-19 safety