Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Melbourne
|August||Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (8% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|$317||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
Qantas Airways, Jetstar and Emirates have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Melbourne Avalon. Confirm policies on booking site.
The cheapest airline ticket to Melbourne from Australia in the last 72 hours was $165 one-way, and $101 round-trip on the route from Adelaide to Melbourne. The most popular route is from Sydney to Melbourne and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $106 round-trip.
In general from Australia, Emirates, Jetstar and Qantas Airways fly the most to Melbourne. The most popular route is from Australia, and Emirates, Jetstar & Qantas Airways fly this route the most.
Melbourne Airport is 50 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. View on map.
Melbourne is served by Melbourne Avalon Airport, also commonly referred to as Avalon, Avalon Airport, or simply Melbourne Airport. The airport code is AVV.
If you’re staying in western Melbourne or in suburbs such as Werribee, Point Cook, or Geelong, you are best to fly into Avalon Airport (AVV), located about 1h south-west of downtown Melbourne. Tullamarine Airport (MEL) is about the same distance from downtown Melbourne in the north suburbs. As the Tullamarine Airport is larger, you will find a larger selection of flights here.
Those flying into Avalon Airport (AVV) can take a Skybus express to either Melbourne city or Geelong for about A$ 20 per adult, one way. It takes about 1h to reach the city by bus. Tullamarine Airport (MEL) also has a Skybus express to Melbourne which is the most direct way to get to the city. Alternatively, there are also buses run by Public Transport Victoria (PTV) that can take you across the city.
You can find short-term and long-term luggage storage at Tullamarine Airport (MEL) baggage claim in Terminal 2 from the SmarteCarte kiosk. The kiosk is open from 05:00–00:30. Rates start at A$ 9 and you can receive a 10% discount if you’re storing luggage for more than seven consecutive days. Alternatively, there are also luggage lockers available at the Terminal 4 Car Park.
Those flying into the Tullamarine Airport (MEL) late at night can find the 4-star PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport directly opposite the terminal. The Holiday Inn is also nearby, behind the terminal parking building. Finally, you can find the Ibis Budget also onsite as you exit the airport, not far from the petrol station. All offer shuttles to and from the terminal.
If you need a prescription filled, some over-the-counter medications, or basic toiletries, you can pick up supplies at the Amcal chemist in Terminal 1 or 2 Check-in Area of Tullamarine Airport (MEL). If you’re looking for something to eat, you can find various concessions throughout the airport. Some, such as the Subway in the Terminal 1 and 2 walkway or Villa & Hut in Terminal 2’s Arrival Area, are open 24h.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Melbourne.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Melbourne is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Melbourne with an airline and back with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Melbourne up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew were not particularly friendly. They were somewhat abrupt."
Cons: "The crew’s attitude to passengers and manner of communication. The flight was delayed by about 20 to 25 minutes but there were no announcements about it or apologies for the inconvenience."
Pros: "No the crew weren’t amazing & the seats were just okay. The flight was pretty full. The guy driving made two safe landings at Avalon"
Cons: "Jetstar - c,mon, it’s an airborne bus really."
Pros: "the crew was amazing"
Cons: "the seats were uncomfortable"
Cons: "May be offered water to everyone."
Pros: "Service was great. Best food hubby and I ever had on a flight, international or domestic!"
Cons: "No issues!"
Pros: "Love the cheap fares and easy check in"
Cons: "So cramped! No leg room"
Pros: "Arrived ahead of schedule"
Pros: "For that price it was a great flight"
Pros: "Nice crew inside the plane"
Cons: "It is outrageous the price for overweight cabin that was not even 10kg. Not food or entertainment included in ticket price. Even if it's a short flight, at least water to keep passengers hydrated should provide. Really uncomfortable with this situation."
Pros: "The touch down landing was PERFECTLY smooth!! Thank you Captain!"
Cons: "Small walkway and seats."
Cons: "I cannot believe that when I put the table down I could not move & at 80 kg I was by no means the biggest person on that plane!!!!!"
Pros: "Thank you so much for returning my laptop to me. I left it on board seat 4c. Made my day , comfy fast flight"
Pros: "I had 3 seats which was nice."
Cons: "I asked for a blanket - had to pay agreed lady never returned. Everything except the flight was an additional cost. The plane temp was set to freezing - very uncomfortable."
Pros: "yes it was"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable."
Pros: "Most importantly on time and friendly staff."
Cons: "For a discount airline everything was as expected. As said above, being in time and friendly employees made it an excellent flight."
Pros: "it was fast and effective"
Pros: "The crew is beautifull"
Cons: "The time schedule"
Cons: "Easy to book and check in"
Pros: "Small flight"
Cons: "Nothing to say because small aircraft"
Pros: "one crew member appeared to authentically greet and farewell clients with a twinkle in his eyes."
Cons: "many of the other crew members appeared to actively dislike their job and to treat passengers disrespectfully,"
Cons: "Hardly any ice When the people in front reclined their seats I couldn’t hardly move Late as udual"
Cons: "Yet another holding pattern over Melbourne which seems to always happen with jet star"
Pros: "It’s okay"
Pros: "Efficient on time"
Cons: "One young cabin crew member was very polite and welcoming - ? Angela The other older woman would not even acknowledge me or say hello / goodbye despite me saying hello"
Cons: "The flight was delayed which caused us to miss the last shuttle bus for the car hire company - we had to catch a cab instead - luckily the car hire company reimbursed us for the cab fare, even though it wasn't their fault."
Pros: "I luved the attendants and the service"
Cons: "THE AIRPORT IS NOT IN MELBOURNE! We had to hire an Uber for 100 dollars to drive us the hour to Melbourne. It should be clearer when booking this airport is significantly farther away. It would have been more convenient and economical to fly into melbournes international airport."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Service on the plane and in the terminal was good"
Cons: "Walking on the runway to the plane was uncomfortable with wind rai and noise"
Cons: "And no announcements re the delay until the very last minute."
Pros: "On time. Safe and smooth."
Pros: "Long flight but staff attentive"
Cons: "Baggage at Sydney was extremely slow coming almost an hour !"
Pros: "Quick check-in"
Cons: "The whole terminal is budget. Hardly any seating once you go through to the gates and its a 7-minute walk back to the food court. Nowhere to charge phones. Nothing complimentary on the flight so if Virgin or Qantas are around $20-30 more, do it!"
Pros: "Attention to details"
Cons: "Lack of snacks"
Pros: "no concerns - had a seat free next to me which made it a pretty perfect flight"
Pros: "Good service and nice people"
Cons: "Nothing everything was good"
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "The rear of the plane was filled with screaming babies, loud uncontrolled children kicking the seats in front of them (mine). Equally loud mothers baby-talked continuously to their offending offspring with no effect. Cabin staff made no attempt to control the noise levels. I recognize some of these small children could have been suffering ear pain from the cabin pressure changes but trained cabin staff could have offered remedies for this. It does not explain the continuous screaming at cruising altitude. I recognize that JETSTAR is an intentionally cheap and nasty airline. I reluctantly took this flight because there was no quality service (like QANTAS) at the time I required. I accept the lack of amenities offered by REAL airlines like complimentary food, drink, entertainment and healthy legroom are the cost of cheap travel but I would have happily paid a higher price for QANTAS had there been a flight. I will not fly JETSTAR again and if no alternative exists with QANTAS, I will choose another airline in spite of my long allegiance to QANTAS CC: QANTAS"
Pros: "the actual flight was fine"
Cons: "When I looked up the flight option through your site I selected one checked bag per person and it showed the price and I decided to purchase. Then when I tried to check in at Jetstar online it showed I had no checked bags WHY?! then I complained about it in an online chat and the chat agent would not agree and said I had to pay for checked bags if I had any and said he/she could do that and asked how much the bags weighed. Since I did not know and could not answer how much the weighed I decided to check them online myself since it gave me options for weight/price I knew our bags would be under - the chat ended and I proceeded to try to pay for one bag each online. However, after more than a half dozen attempts which were all rejected I had to close the online check in and leave as we were running short on time to get things done and get to the airport. At the airport I told all this to the agent at bag check and she would do noting but charged me about $240 for the two bags - grossly more than the $28 for one and $38 for the other that I was trying to pay online & roughly as much as the cost of the flights! Will you please let me know what can be done to get my money back as this is just not right?"
Cons: "Flight change fee within 24h of booking would have been $120 for a $49 flight. Carry-on was 9kg instead of 7kg - $60 extra fee. Never again."
Pros: "No mess airline, fast and efficient"
Pros: "Avalon is quiet, decent facilities"
Cons: "Should give water on the flight. Didn’t buy food didn’t use entertainment"
Cons: "It was good flight"
Cons: "Rude ground staff."
Cons: "Everything....no food, no entertainment"
Cons: "Unexpected fees"
Pros: "I wasn’t able to select a seat and was assigned a middle seat, but the service desk agent at ADL moved me to an aisle seat without charge. Food was reasonable value and tasty, if cold (who refrigerates a muffin?!)"
Cons: "Usual Jetstar pain having to call to add extra luggage (qantas booking) and then curiously Jetstar telling me to ring qantas for an updated itinerary"
Cons: "They lost half of our pushchair and it took 5 days of endless phone calls for them to agree to replace it"
Airlines flying to Melbourne have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Melbourne
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Melbourne
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Melbourne
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Melbourne
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Melbourne