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Low season: February
High season: December
Average price: $975
Good deal: $865

Best time to beat the crowds

5%

expected price decrease

Most popular time to fly

16%

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(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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When to book flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $865 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles was found, on average, 13 days before departure.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • Morning departure is around 4% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
    *Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
  • Flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles most commonly have a single stop in Sydney before entering the second leg of the flight. Non-stop flights can be found, but they’re generally more expensive. Flights will arrive at LAX Airport, which is approximately 18 miles south of Los Angeles city centre.
  • If you could use a bite to eat before your flight departs, Melbourne Airport offers travellers a long list of different airport restaurant options. From simple cafes and bistros to noodle shops, fresh juice vendors, local restaurants and other options, you have several ways to refuel before your flight departs.
  • When your flight arrives at LAX, you can get to Los Angeles city centre via a few different means of transport. One of the cheapest and most popular ways to get to central Los Angeles is via LAX’s FlyAway bus that connects travellers directly to Union Station. The FlyAway bus trip is approximately 45 minutes to an hour in length, and fares are around USD $10 ($14).
  • If you’d rather steer clear of public transport after your flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles, taxi ranks are located outside each terminal. A taxi to Los Angeles city centre can take approximately 30 minutes to over an hour, as Los Angeles traffic can get backed up quickly. Fares from LAX to the centre start at around USD $50 ($71).
  • Need to hire a car? There are several rental agencies operating within LAX. The rental car agencies operating within LAX include: AVIS, Budget, Enterprise, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox and others. Booking your reservation early can end up saving you a bundle, as reservations can fill up quickly and decreasing availability can increase prices.

FAQs for booking Melbourne to Los Angeles flights

How long does a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles take?
The average direct flight takes 17h 10m, covering a distance of 12757 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne and Los Angeles?
There are 71 (direct) flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles per week, averaging 10 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Fiji Airways ($744) and Virgin Australia ($964)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne and Los Angeles?
Alaska Airlines (2 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne to Los Angeles?
For Melbourne to Los Angeles, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles?
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.
How much is parking at Melbourne Airport?
There are several different airport parking options at Melbourne Airport, with long-term budget options starting at around $40 per day. A free shuttle bus runs between the long-term car parks and the terminals approximately every 5 minutes. Fees can be more expensive onsite, so booking online can be a wise choice.
Is there free WiFi at Melbourne Airport?
Melbourne Airport offers free unlimited WiFi in every terminal for travellers who need to make travel arrangements or complete some last-minute work. Terminals 2, 3 and 4 operate on the Melbourne Airport wireless hotspot, and Terminal 1 offers WiFi through Qantas. Access is quick and easy, simply enter your registration details and connect.
Where are the baby changing areas in Melbourne Airport?
There are several baby changing areas located throughout Melbourne Airport for families traveling with infants. There are four baby changing areas in Terminal 1, two baby changing areas in Terminal 2, two more in Terminal 3 and one baby changing area located in Terminal 4. All baby changing areas are located after security.
Which LAX Terminal has the most shops?
If you need to pick up a few things once you arrive or before your return flight, LAX has a long list of airport shops to choose from. The majority of the shops in LAX are located in the TBIT, including newsstands and duty-free, as well as luxury brands like Burberry, Hermes and Gucci.
How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?
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Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$744
only
$744
Destination
Los Angeles
$744
only
$744
Tue., 9 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
30h 05m
Sun., 14 Jun.
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
30h 15m
Trip: 6 days
7.8Good Show reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1,003 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
NAN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Enjoyed it very much. Great crew and clean plane!!

NAN
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Food and onboard entertainment system.

NAN
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

NAN
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: Crews were wonderful. Seat space could be better.

Cons: Leaving on time could be better.

NAN
MEL
Good 6.0

Pros: Seat comfortable, we paid extra for emergency exit

Cons: The entertainment system for a 5 hour flight was poor quality and for limited time only. Also the quality of the vegetarian meal was average

Mon., 12 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
30h 45m
Sun., 18 Oct.
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
29h 55m
Trip: 7 days
7.8Good Show reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1,003 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Seating was good for an economy class redeye--the seats (A330) reclined well, though the seat in front of you reclined into "my space". Okay food, polite, efficient attendants, complimentary wine or beer with meals.

Cons: Two-pronged headset outlet made using my own headset unworkable. Their headsets aren't very good.

SFO
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew was amazing! The seats in a business class were very uncomfortable.

Cons: It’s hard to compare after my recent flight on Emirates which was superb.

LAX
NAN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew and comfort

Cons: Entertainment & Meal

SYD
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very smooth flight

Cons: No food options by row 29

NAN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super comfortable n lovely crew

Cons: All good

Tue., 1 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
30h 05m
Thu., 10 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
20h 30m
Trip: 10 days
7.8Good Show reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1,003 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
NAN
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew, food, service

Cons: Interior and entertainment system quite outdated. When trying to turn on the reading lights the ones above the seats before us would go on, not ours (21H was our seat, 20H light would turn on, not ours)

HNL
NAN
Okay 5.2

Pros: The crew had a good attitude for the flight.

Cons: Felt like this being a 8 hour flight there would be some entertainment on the plane , just radio. Also there was no food options from what I saw available either.

SYD
NAN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew was so helpful

Cons: Food ...special ordered food didnt make it in any flight. And quality of food needs bit improvement

NAN
AKL
Good 7.6

Pros: Nice crew, clean aircraft, on time departure.

Cons: Entertainment system.

NAN
SFO
Good 6.6

Cons: The seats were broken - did not stay reclined. Also the seat pocket had gaping holes in them - couldn't place anything properly.

Mon., 15 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
30h 05m
Sun., 19 Jul.
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
30h 15m
Trip: 35 days
7.8Good Show reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1,003 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
BNE
NAN
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew was amazing, and the bula plus seats are worth the money.

Cons: The entertainment on board is very dated and doesn’t have that much to choose from.

SFO
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew!

NAN
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Friendly attendants; a lot of service available.

Cons: Movie selection was minimal and mostly outdated; food was small portions and less than interesting choices.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Polite

Cons: More selections for movies . Fresh veggies or fruit in meals.

LAX
NAN
Good 7.2

Pros: On time, nice crew, clean aircraft.

Cons: Check-in agt at bag drop was a sour puss. She could've been a bit nicer.

Sat., 10 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
17h 10m
Sat., 31 Oct.
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
29h 30m
Trip: 22 days
7.8Good Show reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1,003 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
APW
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew was great. Food was good.

Cons: They SERIOUSLY need to update the entertainment on the plane. If everyone has to watch the same movie, which prehistoric in itself, can they at least make a recent movie and not one from the 80's??? They played 2 movies, both from the 80's!

SYD
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Very smooth flight

Cons: No food options by row 29

NAN
AKL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Fantastic service from check in until arrival.

Cons: More up to date movies

NAN
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: The ticketing experience almost cost me missing my connection. I did not get my con# or my second boarding pass so after customs I was forced to go back out and wait for a bus to get to a different terminal. I waited 30 min. Very poor handling.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent crew

Cons: Excellent service

Fri., 14 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
30h 05m
Sun., 23 Aug.
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
30h 35m
Trip: 10 days
7.8Good Show reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 1,003 reviews
Overall
7.8
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.5
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.2
HNL
APW
Okay 4.6

Pros: the crew was good.

Cons: hot as hell during check in outside and it took forever. then the entertainment on the plane which was prehistoric with everyone having to watch the same movie, plus it was a very old movie!

LAX
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: super friendly crew making sure u had snacks and drinks ,smiling the whole time. thank.you!

Cons: maybe if i could hve plugged inmy own headphines but no big deal. thank you!

SYD
NAN
Good 7.6

Pros: Plane was nice, seats were very comfortable and staff were very friendly and attentive.

Cons: Boarding was chaotic

NAN
HKG
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew looked after us so well.

Cons: Meals could have been better.

NAN
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Enjoyed it very much. Great crew and clean plane!!

Tue., 19 May
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
30h 15m
Sun., 24 May
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
20h 05m
Trip: 6 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 45 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
BNE
Okay 4.3

Pros: Kind cabin crews

Cons: Be punctual

PER
MEL
Okay 5.3

Cons: Tray was filthy dirty from previous passenger. Not acceptible amid the current Coronavirus pandemic. Paid $600 for ticket. Plane was changed to a smaller model with no entertainment system.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent legroom in economy - seemed to be more than the 32" stated. Also, the seat was comfortable and the food was excellent on this long flight (MEL-LAX). Overall, a better experience than any US carrier we've flown.

BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: the flight locater code was wrong, the platform doesnt reply to my request for cancelation. total disaster.

MEL
LAX
Okay 5.3

Pros: Reasonably comfortable flight.

Cons: Stuck sitting on plane for 3 hours, caused missing connection, next flight 9 hours later! Had to fight for and day connection and meal allowance despite long delay.

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