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Low season

February Best time to beat the crowds (12% less expensive on average)

High season

September Most popular time to fly (17% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$311 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$125 or less

Good deal one-way

$49 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Melbourne

  • Looking for cheap airfare to Melbourne? 25% of our users found tickets to Melbourne for the following prices or less: From Canberra $204 round-trip, from Townsville $205 one-way - $306 round-trip, from Maroochydore $362 round-trip
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly to Melbourne is February.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Melbourne flight deals.
  • The smaller regional airport Melbourne Essendon Fields Airport (MEB) is closest to Melbourne centre, which makes it a good choice for travellers. It is only 22min by car to the centre and can be accessed via the M2.
  • Two airlines depart from Melbourne Essendon Airport to various Australian destinations. Sharp Airlines serves the south of Australia, offering flights to King Island, Flinders Island, and Griffith. Fly Corporate serves the area of Queensland and New South Wales, flying to cities like Dubbo and Wollongong.
  • Essendon Airport features a short-term and long-term car park, so you can conveniently leave your car at the airport during your time away. The long-term car park is outdoors and costs approximately A$ 8.80 per day. In the short-term car park you can park up to two hours free of charge.
  • If you need to connect to Melbourne International Airport (MEL), the biggest one in Melbourne, for another flight, you can make use of the free express shuttle that operates between Essendon Fields Airport and Melbourne International Airport. It operates between 06:00 and 22:00 and pre-booking is required.
  • One of the advantages when flying from or to a smaller regional airport is that there is less waiting involved, so you are in and out really quickly. Security screenings are not a requirement at this airport and the check-in and check-out are subsequently efficient and fast.
  • From Melbourne Essendon Airport, you are not only conveniently close to the city but are within a driving range of many other towns, too. Sunbury is only 20min by car away and the Kinglake National Park is just a 1h drive from the airport.

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