Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Melbourne
Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Melbourne. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines, LATAM Airlines and Delta do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Melbourne.
The cheapest airline ticket to Melbourne from Australia in the last 72 hours was $115 one-way, and $100 round-trip on the route from Sydney 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 $94 round-trip.
In general from Australia, American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific fly the most to Melbourne.
Melbourne Airport is 19 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. View on map.
Melbourne is served by Melbourne Airport, also commonly referred to as Melbourne. The airport code is MEL.
Whether you are a shopping lover or just need to buy something last minute, you will find all kinds of stores at Melbourne International Airport. Amuse is where you will find make-up and beauty products, Carry On has travel items and Australian Way is the ideal place to look for gifts and souvenirs. Of course you will also find many stores with clothes, shoes and other accessories, for example Burberry, Michael Kors and MaxMara.
Yes, families travelling with kids will find some basic family-friendly facilities like a children’s play area located in Terminal 2 and many baby changing rooms in all of the airport terminals.
To transfer from the airport to the city centre you can use the express SkyBus that runs every 10 minutes; the ticket costs $19 and you can buy it at the SkyBus desks located in all terminals. Those who prefer something cheaper can take public buses and those who aim at convenience have many taxi companies or car rentals to choose from.
There is a Meet & Greet service available at the airport, as well as pick-up and wait zones for those who want to park their vehicle only for a short moment. There are also budget car parks, areas for long stays and a business car park that is located close to Terminal 1, particularly helpful for those flying with Qantas. The airport also offers premium parking for the most demanding passengers, which boasts a short distance to the terminals, valet options and a VIP service.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew very good"
Cons: "Aircraft are very dated"
Pros: "staff were nice"
Cons: "-priority boarding isn’t priority -only vegetarian food"
Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."
Pros: "The service and entertainment provided"
Pros: "an amazing flying experience with pleasant crews who served their customers with hearts and their lovely smiles!"
Cons: "They all very much friendly staff and very helpful"
Pros: "Everything was fantastic!"
Cons: "Meal for children first"
Pros: "Crew was very good"
Cons: "Not enough leg room for a 6’2” tall person."
Pros: "Everything went well. boarding and check in."
Cons: "Seat spacing: way too close in economy. When person in front puts seat back, could not stand up to get out of seat. Got leg cramps trying to shuffle out sideways stooped over row of seats in front and rear hitting faces of occupants in my row. Refuse to fly on this airline any more until reasonable seat spacing is provided for price paid. Don't like standing up the whole flight because one cannot get into or out of seat."
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("
Pros: "Crew were ok"
Cons: "Food was awful and departed late"
Pros: "4 flights in 2 weeks Melbourne Cairns return & Melbourne Coolangatta return. Great staff induction from Qantas all flights were excellent"
Pros: "Twice this trip, 2 qantas staff rectified our seating allocation so we could sit together as a family and i didn't even have to ask. The staff are always so pleasant and engaging."
Cons: "A mishap when allocating seats online, when i chose seats for us online (my fault i left it too late) there weren't any together...but the staff rectified this..."
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Cons: "Little more leg room required"
Pros: "Singapore airline best for Australia"
Cons: "Nothing not to like"
Pros: "The service, politeness of staff, the food."
Pros: "Mostly everything great."
Cons: "Leg room for me a bit small. Dinner a bit mushy."
Pros: "on time, easy flight"
Cons: "overcharged for second bag"
Pros: "The on boarding process"
Cons: "The plan was in very poor clean conditions. The seats were discussing to sit."
Pros: "Staff this direction was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "You can't check in online or at the kiosk. You must adhere strictly to the carry-on baggage size and weight. The airplanes are a bit worn."
Pros: "Both planes were clean service was good"
Cons: "Both flights delayed"
Pros: "I liked the service, the friendly cabin crews. The food was good. We had a bit of turbulence on the way but all good. Thank you QF"
Cons: "On this particular flight, we had to wait like 30 minutes to get our baggage. Maybe because of the rain but otherwise all was good. Thank you QF"
Pros: "Comfy flight. The staff were really helpful."
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "I liked everything from crew to the plane"
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Delayed no information"
Cons: "Bathrooms were disgusting, plane was dirty"
Pros: "Everything. No complains"
Cons: "Transfer at Melbourne was erratic. But I think after renovation it should be ok. Otherwise perfect"
Pros: "Dood provided was good. Service was good. Baggage was fast."
Pros: "Friendly cabin attendants"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Nice aircraft and amenities."
Cons: "All 6 of my flights were delayed causing me to miss 2 connections. Had to pay for a hotel and arrived a day late to final destination. Agents, sales desk, all could care less."
Pros: "We loved everything from check in to leaving the plane. They are a lovely bunch. Thank you, Qantas, for hiring wonderful staff members. We hope you treat them well."
Cons: "Lost a bag Charged for bags Made us check in our overhead bags-No quality carrier does that."
Pros: "Everything was fine. I have flown with Qantas many times, and it was same as usual"
Cons: "I had no problems"
Cons: "Five hour delay due to faulty maintenance at LAX. Pilot (rightly) refused to fly until maintenance work correctly completed. Plane then diverted to Brisbane to change crew, en route to Melbourne."
Pros: "Didn't have to pay for drinks, after 4pm policy!"
Cons: "Call what was server 'supper' didn't quite cut it. More like tiny heavily salted cardboard."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "The plane was freezing cold even with multiple layers and a blanket"
Cons: "Airline just assumed we had access to phones and Internet and the know-how to be able to download the Q app for entertainment. We didn't and we had read the inflight magazine (old, tired and boring) on the flight on our first leg from MEL-SYD."
Cons: "No veg option No screen for movies."
Pros: "Got away on time"
Cons: "No wifi on board or entertainment"
Cons: "Food and cramped seats"
Cons: "Food, seats, crew"
Pros: "Entertainment system was good as usual"
Cons: "No food on plane due to issues after extended delay Woke up 4 1/2 hours before flight due to land with a frozen orange juice and a muffin. Too much wind to land and a final vomitus landing. Not the best."
Pros: "Paying for extra leg room was the best investment. Coming home was even better than going across as we were traveling through the The crew were sensational, obliging, friendly and accommodating. For long haul economy flights, I was really impressed. Will definitely continue to travel with Qantas."
Pros: "Pretty much all my needs/wants were seen to! Likewise, on the trans-ocean flight leg."
Cons: "Some fashion model wishing me happy flying? I really don't know. :)"
Pros: "Virgin are great."
Pros: "They charged me so much for extra luggage even I prepaid online for extra luggage prior to getting to airport. Yet the ticket counter lady made me pay an additional fee and all together I ended paying more for extra bags fee than the ticket itself! both Virgin and JetStar are VERY stingy on extra luggage fees. I came from the US to Australia and traveled domestically while there with all the luggage that I brought from the US. So I had to pay so much in fees when my trip was already so expensive! It makes me reconsider wanting to travel again anywhere anytime soon, so discouraging! Also they make me take stuff out of my big suitcase and transfer to my carry on, in front of everyone at the ticket counter I had to open my suitcase and transfer some stuff so the weight is under a certain weight. Still they charged me for extra luggage. I came international on Qantas from USA to Australia, so all the domestic locations I went to I was charged"
Pros: "Boarding and flight time"
Cons: "Lounges were dirty"
Pros: "Super quick boarding"
Cons: "Lounge in melb was dirty, food average. Lounge in Adelaide was over packed - couldn't get a seat"
Cons: "Leaving the day before. Not having just one but three delays and three changes of flights."
Cons: "The computers continue to be problematic. It took 25 minutes at the checkin desk to get the system to take my document numbers. Also the in flight movie system has issues with touch sensing, often being slow to respond and misreading the location of the touch."
Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"
Cons: "boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack..."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Crew was great as usual"
Cons: "2 young women begind me loud all they way, kicking the back of the seat and thumping on tray table, screaming bloody murder children"
Cons: "Crew was rude and discriminatory with Passports, for 18 hours stay layover I had to sit in chairs,. Not hotel or Lounge provided. Which is against international laws."
Pros: "Efficient and comfortable"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Another delay by 1 hour"
Cons: "I should only book qantas .... virgin are never in time."
Pros: "Good movies. Food was good. Flight was good."
Cons: "Not much leg room."
Cons: "Long delay before take off."
Pros: "It wasn’t outstanding but no major problems Whereas the boarding process for the flight from Melbourne to LAX was poor 3 and half hour delay on tarmac no air flow Only to have a person disembark as well further delay ( dont blame her) The staff were ok but their hollow reassurances about support that would be given on the ground in LAX because of the delays were just that Told virgin staff would be on hand to assist TOTALLY UNTRUE yes they we’re there but didNOTHING to assist with ongoing flight delays"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "It was timely"
Cons: "Not that clean as I had a dirty tissue in the seat pocket and I had a greasy window - not the best"
Pros: "His a combotable airline"
Cons: "Landeing it Wendy"
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Pros: "VA planes are always fairly new"
Cons: "Broken USB in a seat I paid extra for. Not good."
Pros: "Virgin are consistent"
Pros: "Efficient loading and unloading, very friendly team"
Cons: "They claim to be full service and dinner was a bag of stale pretzels"
Pros: "Excellent choice of movies, nibbles and snacks suitable."
Cons: "The seat was a little uncomfortable on that plane. Not sure why."
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. Why. Not quite sure."
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Left late."
Pros: "Flight was on time and service was excellent."
Cons: "No entertainment on board."
Pros: "Kept us informed of progress, snacks and drinks, upgrade to extra legroom at no charge"
Pros: "Flight was on time, landed early, service was good."
Pros: "Arrived early"
Pros: "Excellent cabin attendance ratiio to passengers."
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Pros: "Nice cabin crew"
Cons: "Disorganized boarding. Had to disembark due to light malfunction. 6 hours later we took off. I had paid extra to depart in that early flight, Virgin only gave us an $8 voucher- $8 doesn't go very far in an airport restaurant. Issue should have been fixed before passengers boarded. First time flying with them and am pretty disappointed. However, am happy they didn't crash us. I guess that's what really matters. Excellent cabin crew, they all went the extra mile during the entire debacle."
Pros: "I was very pleased and will continue to book with you."
Cons: "The PRICE!!!! with my favourite airline"
Pros: "simple and not fussy. I love priority boarding"
Cons: "can never get enough air when stuck on the tarmac. those overhead vents do very little"
Pros: "The time it took to get to Brisbane"
Cons: "My bags were tampered with in some way"
Pros: "Very courteous steward."
Cons: "Small food servings"
Pros: "good to include a free snack"
Cons: "Three of our party are coeliac and no gluten free option was available and the only choice we were offered was to purchase the gluten free cookie - which we declined. The picture in the back of the menu of the free snacks included a gluten free option so we were a bit annoyed that this wasn't available."
Pros: "Excellent crew & service"
Cons: "Boarding started (& almost finished) before boarding time, sounds silly but ended up being a little stressful"
Pros: "Prompt take off after seeing the jetstar flights around us being delayed"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about 5*"
Pros: "Free bag, easy going staff, very quick boarding, quite nice overall"
Cons: "Only the weather delay, but that cannot be helped."
Pros: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."
Pros: "Spacious legroom. Comfortable."
Pros: "The staff were professional and friendly."
Cons: "An earlier flight was apparently got cancelled so my husband and I got split up, each landing a middle seat, not together. That was a bit disappointing."
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Nothing, except could have done with more help both ends when checking in."
Pros: "cheese and tomato SW"
Cons: "too many yuppies"
Pros: "Clean, new and advanced aircraft (A330-200). Polite, helpful and welcoming staff. Perth's new domestic T1 Virgin terminal is fantastic. It offer's the feel of an International departure lounge to a domestic audience."
Cons: "No mention"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Remote stand boarding"
Pros: "Seat 26A had a faulty back support, with protruding metal spring/wire."
Cons: "Better maintenance"
Cons: "NOT BEING DELAYED - WHICH RESULTED IN ME ONLY GETTING AT HOME CLOSE THE 2AM IN THE MORNING WITH WORK STARTING AT 7AM!!!"
Cons: "Delayed so long."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 45 minutes due to **insert one of many excuses here** and then Jetstar misplaced my luggage ( I arrived at 3 pm into Melbourne and my luggage arrived 10.30pm so I spent one of my two nights waiting for the bag to show up)"
Cons: "All good. Got a great seat with leg room so can't complain. Many thanks"
Pros: "The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient."
Pros: "the crew was patient and supportive (both flight and ground crew)."
Cons: "the temperature could have been warmer."
Cons: "Free coffee"
Pros: "The crew were amazing and the seats were super comfy. The Captain was very smooth on take off and touch down, he was also very informative during the flight."
Pros: "Efficient boarding"
Cons: "The flight was nearly 40 mins late"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Efficient, convenient and quick"
Pros: "Flight arrived early"
Cons: "Cramped seats, ran out of cheese and crackers at the beginning of the flight, long walk to get out if the terminal"
Cons: "Arrogant flight attendants. Not taking care of the cabin."
Pros: "Modern aircraft"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for no reason at all. Rude staff. Forced a domestic flight to land/take off at an international terminal so we had to go through customs control before taking off and after arrival. Pay some more money and fly Qantas or anything but awful Jetstar..."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and next available was nearly 4hrs later and left late! And then they have the gall to tell you to board quickly. Emails all about trying to frighten you into paying for extra luggage and sell you mediocre food and pay for a seat allocation."
Pros: "Great price for the flights. Friendly enough plane crew. Plenty overhead storage space."
Cons: "Extra for beverages, food. Seats too close together - hardly any leg room."
Pros: "Not applicable... generic flight with nothing special."
Cons: "Extremely terrible customer service with boarding. Our combined carry-on weight exceeded the 7kg. Fair enough, we paid $60 for check-in. However, the customer service rep was awful towards us and then informed us that they would not be able to put our bag on our flight as we would cause a delay. I have a feeling this was just a decision she made to spite us as there were still ~20 minutes until departure. Well, guess what... our flight was about 15 minutes delayed. I don’t work in the aviation industry, but I assume it wouldn’t have taken 35 minutes to load. Her attitude was awful and she provided zero help when asked how when our luggage would arrive and what the process to claim it is. She simply said “I don’t know, enjoy the flight” with a smug look on her face. Never flying this airline again. Thanks to Jetstar for causing an inconvenience on our honeymoon."
Pros: "jetstar is good interstate and quick and efficient"
Pros: "Efficient and fiendly service."
Cons: "There was no entertainment and none was expected on such a short trip."
Cons: "Horribly expensive bag check in if your bag is over the weight limit. It's $26 online at time of booking, but we found that our carry ons were barely over the size limit, in weight, and we were charged $60 PER BAG at the check in."
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
Pros: "On time Polite and friendly crew Way better than Qantas"
Pros: "The desk agent told me it would cost 75.00 for one piece of luggage. she was kind enough to try on the internet and I only paid 23.00."
Cons: "They charged twenty three dollars for luggage."
Pros: "the price was cheaper than other airlines"
Cons: "we had to pay to check bags, change flights, etc. also, no free little snacks or movies, radio, etc."
Pros: "The ease of online check-in and printing my baggage stickers upon arrival at the airport. The staff at the check-in desk were lovely, the staff on the plane were lovely; it was great."
Cons: "Nothing. I've previously had very average experiences with Jetstar which made me uncertain about booking these flights but I was completely overthrown by the service turn-around. I'm now a Jetstar advocate."
Cons: "Was suppose to have baggage allowance, but reservation didn't have it and got charged $79. Flight was also delayed for 1 hour"
Cons: "delayed flight and having to take time to get every piece of carry on luggage weighed - having to move 1 kg from one suitcase to another when we were traveling together fro goodness sake"
Pros: "I am traveling from the USA and I had heard some bad stories about JetStar but my experience was really good."
Pros: "The flight was at a convenient time."
Cons: "I didn't like that when I submitted my request to fly from Melbourne that Jetstar flew from 2 airports. I found this confusing and caused a problem since I'm unfamiliar with the area."
Cons: "Charged $285 for 1 checked bag! Wow. SCAM"
Cons: "Had to move from loading gate to loading gate. Changed three times before we got on the plane. Left about 45 minutes to an hour late. Then set on the tarmac for about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour. Arrived in Melbourne after midnight. was unable to get a rental car. All companies closed except 1 and they were out of cars."
Cons: "Well we got there after finding it confusing to get to the airport, got there in time to board, went to put in my information got to the part where I entered to 20 KG baggage and entered it wrong, put down both having luggage, tried to go back on the screen, it didn't work, asked for helped the lady was busy and asked me to hold, as we did, when she came back after 5 minutes, she returned to main screen, which she didn't need to but by the time she went through the whole process again flight had closed arghhhhh $100 extra for next flight, disappointed as you would be.... first holiday,Many tears and disappointed because we were there in time but hey bad luck I was told but being an error, disappointed, by no one cares Judy"
Pros: "The check in agent offered us exit row seats without prompting because my husband is 6'4"!"
Pros: "Very smooth boarding and pleasant on board crew."
Pros: "When we finally worked out where we were suposed to go the staff were very nice. Good diversity of people although nearly all very young."
Cons: "long queues again for checking in and baggage check. No signage for bus to domestic air terminal or even a general direction. Just have to keep asking randome people in flouro jackets where we should go. Then bus very crowded."
Cons: "The fact that my flight has been cancelled just the night before the due flight. It's been a pain to reschedule"
Pros: "The flight crew were friendly"
Cons: "Everything about dealing with jetstar"
Pros: "Everyone was very polite, to compensate for ripping us off on the cost of our luggage... By the kilo!"
Cons: "No info when we purchased the ticket on Kayak that this airline does not charge by the bag, but by the kilo. No chance to buy kilos when we bought the ticket. Got ripped off at the airport. This airline is is for backpackers, NOT for the international traveler"
Pros: "I liked the convenience of the airport and getting on the flight."
Cons: "I didn't like that there are a lot of hidden fees with Jetstar. I didn't realize you needed to purchase bags for the flight and was unpleasantly surprised when we got to the airport and were told it was going to be $160 to get our bags on our flight and that if we would be paid for it a day before it would have been substantially cheaper. Also, nothing was provided for free on the flight-not even water or the entertainment for a 6 hour long flight."
Pros: "GOOD CABIN CREW."
Cons: ""Business Class" ? with SEVEN seats across? are you kidding? It was so cramped. bad legroom. very claustrophobic. GARUDA flys the same route with FOUR across at a similar price. unless you are a toddler,or a munchkin... avoid it/"
Pros: "Clean and got us there pretty fast."
Cons: "The crew had to move people to the back of the plane to "balance the weight". Never heard of that before. So we sat for 30 minutes while they rearranged the passengers. The flight attendant seemed almost drunk. He kept rambling on the intercom and slurring his words. Very unprofessional."
Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"
Pros: "The flight arrived in Sydney on time, and the cabin crew was friendly and professional."
Cons: "The check-in procedure, weighing carry-on bags, and the a la carte charges for luggage weight, seat selection, drinks, etc. It is not a good experience and with a 7kg weight limit for carry on items, it is definitely not catered toward business travelers. Would pay more to fly with another airline."
Cons: "Check-in crew tried to earn money, tried to rip off. Didn't allow even 1kg extra on cabin bag. Just trying to make $50 for check-in bag by any means possible. Many passengers were traveling with excess luggage but lady got picky with us for last kg. Had to throw so much of our stuff, gifts/souvenirs that we bought during our sydney/melbourne vacation."
Cons: "No leg room at all..."
Pros: "Low fares!"
Cons: "Given the low fare it was fine, Very limited choices on entertainment package."
Cons: "I was charged $50 per checked bag when there was no option to select check bag option through booking."
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