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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
$839 - $1,692
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

Average price

$839

Average for round-trip flights in August 2021

Round-trip from

$839

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 $1,114 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 $1,119 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 $1,077. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as $747. 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 25% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to San Francisco in July, August 2021

The best prices found for MEL to SFO flights in July, August
18 Aug - 18 Nov
$2,365pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
12 Aug - 9 Nov
$2,399pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
19 Aug - 19 Nov
$2,445pp
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
17 Dec - 1 Jan
$1,461pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
22 Dec - 22 Jan
$1,521pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
22 Dec - 22 Jan
$1,522pp
MEL
Melbourne
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Fiji Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to San Francisco from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to San Francisco direct flight deals
29 Nov - 14 Dec
$7,385pp
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
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SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Dec - 14 Dec
$7,435pp
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
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SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
United Airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
4 Dec - 14 Dec
$7,499pp
MEL
Melbourne
United Airlines
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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
11 Aug - 18 Aug
$2,562pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
11 Aug - 18 Aug
$3,195pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
19:35 - 12:28
Singapore Airlines
2 stops
57h 53m
MEL - SFO
Singapore Airlines
$1,166
CheapFaresNow
17:15 - 10:00
Emirates
1 stop
33h 45m
MEL - SFO
Emirates
18:55 - 09:35
Qatar Airways
1 stop
31h 40m
MEL - SFO
Qatar Airways
$2,140
qatarairways.com

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to San Francisco

Can I find flights from Melbourne to San Francisco for under $1,497 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to San Francisco for under $1,497. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Fiji Airways for just $1,461, but on average you can expect to pay $1,702.

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 $7,487 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 5 direct flights from Melbourne to San Francisco under $7,487. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to San Francisco is less than $7,737.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to San Francisco for under $2,586?

There are currently 2+ open flights from Melbourne to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than $2,586.

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 greater than that of San Francisco. We can gather that this will continue over the next 15 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 17h 15m. 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 Fiji Airways is currently your cheapest option to San Francisco, with prices starting at $1,461. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $1,666 and $1,798, respectively.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Singapore Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $1,165. Qatar Airways flights start at $1,286 while deals on Emirates start at $1,727 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 = $0.74
Average temperature for August in San Francisco
23.0 °C

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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