Prices are in Australian Dollars.

Find cheap flights from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area

Find cheap flights from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to San Francisco Bay Area

Return
Economy
Melbourne (MEL)
San Francisco Bay Area
Fri. 7.5
Fri. 14.5
Any month
Compare vs KAYAK |

Good to know

Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds (6% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (28% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$1,210(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$870or less

Good deal one-way

$565or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to San Francisco Bay Area

  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to San Francisco Bay Area is August.

FAQs - booking San Francisco Bay Area flights

How long is the flight to San Francisco Bay Area from Melbourne?

What is the cheapest flight to San Francisco Bay Area from Melbourne?

How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to San Francisco Bay Area?

How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area?

What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to San Francisco Bay Area?

What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to San Francisco Bay Area?

Top 5 airlines serving Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.6
ANA
Overall score based on 4,649 reviews
8.8
Boarding
8.5
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.3
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Amazing service"

Pros: "Attentive crew !"

Cons: "add low carb meal option please!"

Pros: "Speeding of departure after boarding"
Cons: "Flight delayed again. Flight was delayed due to “preparations “ but the plane was at the gate for 3 hours before boarding. Did not make sense. Flight was warm in the plane."

Pros: "Loved the Kabuki actors used for safety instructional video - stay for the ending credits!"
Cons: "Boarding felt like a standing cattle call. Some - not all - stews acted as though they were insulted to have to provide food and beverage service, as though they were too tired and/or impatient to deal w/ economy class."

Pros: "Entertainment offerings were good."
Cons: "I booked the flight thinking it was with ANA , it was on United which is a full step below in quality. My bad!"

Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Disappointed with some of flight attendants. ANA used to provide best customer service."

Pros: "Service, crew, punctuality, plane, seats"
Cons: "Food, cold coffee and tea."

Pros: "Perhaps the most courteous airline I’ve experienced."

Pros: "Great experience overall"

Pros: "I have An excellent services from two of stewardess on the plane her names is Miyuke if m not mistaken short hair always smiles she is an asset made me comfortable and kiyeke if am not mistaken up hair she is always smiling and has nice conversation. They’re appreciated. Keep improving ANA, i’ll Change to choose anytime to visit Asia country. Thank you."

Pros: "It was a quick flight, and as it left at night Japan time, I was able to actually sleep 7 hours or so of the full flight."

Pros: "Premium economy is the way to go! Comfy seats with plenty of room; preflight lounge access."
Cons: "Unfortunately, premium economy is the only way to go, because economy class seats are very cramped and "locked" in the upright position (for a 10+ hour flight), and it's a bit pricey."

Pros: "Friendly crew, great movie choices."
Cons: "Not a lot of left space, very full flight."

Pros: "Typical ANA quality. Bumpy flight but handled very well."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."

Pros: "Typical ANA quality as always."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."

Pros: "I loved that the interior was completely darkened for about seven of the 12 hours of flight time."
Cons: "I just couldn't get comfortable in economy class. Traveling in business or first class was visibly MUCH more comfortable, so be aware that it may be difficult to get to sleep."

Cons: "Not enough space to put my luggages"

Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "The seats hurt my butt"

Cons: "The flight left late and it was extremely hot in the cabin. It was a good thing that our connecting flight was a couple of doors down or we would not have made it, we sat on the runway waiting for our turn"

Pros: "The meals were healthy Japanese meals with lots of vegetables"

Pros: "Crew and service were top notch. Everything done efficiently and flawlessly. Food was good. Flight was smooth and trouble free,"
Cons: "Nine hours in tight confinement just cannot be fun. There is no way that great service can fix the problem of being kept in an extremely small and uncomfortable space. Business and first class are unaffordable, so there is no solution. I'd fly more if it were not so painful."

Pros: "Excellent food. Very nice service."

Pros: "In-flight service, in-flight entertainment, environment temperature"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Food and entertainment is great."
Cons: "The plane was a bit old, no bidet in the bathroom (the newer planes has it)"

Pros: "The leg space and the comfortable chair"
Cons: "The crew they hardly speak English but its ok"

Pros: "Very Comfortable Equipment"
Cons: "Vegetarian food options"

Pros: "Friendly flight attendants, clean toilets"
Cons: "Flight attendant missed our breakfast and when reminded didn't even apologize. old aircraft"

Cons: "crew not able to understand English they can't speak also all announcements in Japanese crew speaking only in Japanese"

Cons: "Food took 3 hrs to get out. Movie selection was limited compared to other airlines"

Pros: "stewards very polite"
Cons: "seats uncomfortable"

Pros: "Love the plane itself. It felt like it was new and it was very comfortable."
Cons: "Sometimes I am unable to understand what the announcements are saying. Probably due to the accent and volume of voice."

Pros: "Crew and service awesome"
Cons: "Not enogh choices for entertainment"

Pros: "From communication on flight details to boarding to in-flight comfort, ANA rocked. The staff was so kind, seeing that we had what we needed. I didn't feel like a liability at all, and I think their approach to the work ensured a great flight experience for everyone."

Cons: "EVERY FRIGHT WAS DELAY, AND LOST BAGGAGE, AND MY SUITCASE WAS BROKEN!!!!"

Cons: "We didn't hear the announcement that the gate for our flight had changed. I just happened to look at the flight info and noticed our flight was not listed. I went to the desk then I was informed of the change. Poor service."

Pros: "Whenever given the choice, I choose United flights operated by ANA over thiose operated by United because the ANA planes are generally newer, cleaner, have far superior on board entertainment (important for 12 hour flights) food is better and crew is more responsive/ solicitous."

Pros: "I've flown to Asia many, many times and NH is the best of all the carriers I've used."

Pros: "flight attendant in business not as nice as sfo to narita"

Cons: "My suitcase was "lost" in Tokyo/Narita on the way to Shanghai. Don't know what happened. Got my luggage two days later. This isn't Kayak's fault. ANA should've done something to make this right."

Pros: "Treated with respect and calmness."

Pros: "Cabin was clean and really comfortable seats. The crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The food provided was tasteless"

Pros: "Young, pretty, and charming stewardesses. :-)"

Pros: "Boarding was easy and the crew and service were excellent. Overall, the food on this flight was also enjoyable."
Cons: "I find the 777 SFO -> Tokyo, and Tokyo -> SFO cabin gets too warm when trying to sleep. With a warm blanket provided, I would suggest keeping the cabin a bit cooler and providing extra blankets if people need them. Also the movie selection on ANA is not nearly as comprehensive as what United provides on international flights."

Pros: "Excellent service and flight experience!! Thank you."
Cons: "NA"

Cons: "Missed connecting flight due to delays from first flight"

Pros: "Entertainment/video options were good. I was upgraded to Economy Plus, which meant significantly more legroom and more comfortable seats."
Cons: "I could not chose my seat for this flight. It was a HUGE hassle. Flew with boyfriend and we were automatically put in seats that were 20 rows apart. We could not choose our seats online, or at airport. We had to wait until we were at the boarding gates, and all of the seats were taken."

Pros: "I bought two very expensive tickets and the seats were blocked by the pilot for his family, so my son had to travel in the simple business, that is a lot cheaper"

Cons: "No personal screens, and the United flight crew seemed very impatient with me and others."

Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Better seat cushions"

Pros: "SQ always has the best looking flight attendants"

Pros: "Flat bed is wide and comfortable. Cabin crew was excellent."

Cons: "On time would be better."

Cons: "This time Singapore Airlines Staff seem to be not so helpful. Previously they were happy to help with smiling face and approachable immediately. This time in spite of asking for help in the cabin no one turned up even after multiple requests. I could only get help when someone one walks next to me."

Pros: "The crew was really nice. The plane was clean and comfortable."

Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, crew extremely curtious and helpful."
Cons: "Plane was an older model and I did not have strength to recline seat. Quality of seat back screens poor and hand sets difficult to navigate for a technophobe like Ma."

Pros: "Being one of the best airlines in the world, you can really go wrong with these guys. Always a good experience."
Cons: "As always, economy class is getting tighter. But economy here is still better than the western airlines."

Pros: "Nothing beats Singapore SQ!"

Pros: "Hotel location is convenient, quite comfortable and clean."
Cons: "I love the foods in Hongkong, so many varieties . Price wise is affordable."

Pros: "Flight time"

Pros: "check in went smoothly. helper was friendly and helpful."

Pros: "Staff were very attentive and checked in on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Food was great and ammenities kept spotless."

Cons: "Older plane not so comfortable for a long flight. Movies, not much choice and far away from seat."

Pros: "more room in the seats - excellent hostesses who are so friendly and helpful - lovely food."

Pros: "Everything From the food to the drinks to the comfort"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Friendly efficient staff. plane 777 business class seat comfortable, and flat bed, once you figured out how to operate it was also comfortable. Food was good but not excellent compared to previous flights."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines business class lounge in Melbourne was less than impressive and the food was atrocious. Lounge in Singapore was large but still overcrowded. Amenities much better and the food was plentiful and interesting."

Pros: "Spacious economy class seating and great service"

Pros: "Flight crew, food, boarding and entertainment great."
Cons: "Just didn't like the 7 hour delay for the flight. Nobody's fault."

Pros: "Everything from Ticketing, Checking in......"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Old plane. Worst food I’ve ever had on a Singapore airlines flight. They need to give up on the seafood spaghetti. It was quite awful. Old plane so entertainment system not up to what is expected these days"

Pros: "Great experience"
Cons: "Seating arrangement was bad"

Pros: "The seat is good. Entertainment is good."
Cons: "Luggage was damaged. The partner airline was terrible. The crew was chaotic at serving food. A few has really bad attitude."

Pros: "United miles."
Cons: "Entertainment very poor, no selection, I took the flt in Jan and the movies and selection was sane in Feb. Bad. Food was so so."

Cons: "Stewardesses were a bit rude"

Pros: "I loved the professionalism of the crew, and how they treat the passengers with such care. I prefer Singapore airlines over any other. Seats are very comfortable. This craft had touch screen monitors that worked well. I was able to use my own ear buds by pulling the jack out part way."
Cons: "I really only have one gripe. I wish there were more movie choices for adults that did not have foul language and immoral scenes."

Pros: "crew was very polite and cheerful."

Pros: "Overall experience and wonderful crew"
Cons: "Nothing really."

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "With 15 and 1/2 hours on the flight ahead, I was dreading the long, tedium of sitting for hours upon hours. But Singapore Airlines made the time fly with friendly service right when you were getting hungry and pleasant assistance when requested. Thank you Singapore Airline Flight Attendants!!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Put some natural spray in the washroom for guests to kill their odor. I was the lucky one sitting outside the washrooms."

Pros: "clean aircraft and friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats, average meals, poor infotainment selection"

Pros: "Second bag was four foot bronze statue, no problem or extra cost"

Pros: "Everything is excellent!"

Pros: "For as long 14 hour journey they sure make it comfortable."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Attentive Staff - Fabulous"

Pros: "Great food. Very fresh looking flight attendants. Awesome personal entertainment system."
Cons: "Service has faltered recently. I had asked fo Riesling, and the flight attendant said they would bring later. Never did. Also, they no longer offer various Crabtree and Evelyn products in bathroom, and my night pack didn't even come with a visor to cover my eyes for sleeping."

Cons: "Food not so good"

Pros: "It is really nice to have a direct flight option to Singapore"

Pros: "The service is top notch. The food served is not matched by any other airlines I have traveled with. The flight attendants are always very very professional. I try to make sure to get Singapore Airlines when I travel to Asia."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Nada"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "The flight was half full. The staff reassigned me a seat to an empty row so I could stretch out and rest."
Cons: "I ordered the seafood meals and they were terrible on the outbound as well as the inbound flights."

Pros: "Everything else was good"
Cons: "I purchased wifi and it was too slow to load my movie. Ear buds fell out of ears."

Pros: "Customer service , crew was nice"
Cons: "Food was terrible out of MEL.. Didn't have any choice at all.. Tasteless , should improve"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing i like"
Cons: "Terrible ground service in changi airport singapore"

Pros: "The service"
Cons: "The quality of the red wine"

Pros: "Awesome crew and food"
Cons: "Seats were not comfortable.."

Pros: "Amazing crew, super hospitality, conformable sit"
Cons: "non for now, may later after much observations, other than that.. it was a great experience flying with Qatar airways.."

Pros: "I would have appreciated that with ALL required paperwork, my stay at check in point would have lasted a little less than two hours I spent standing and waiting for a feedback."
Cons: "Updating clients and offering a seat if it’s a long wait could have improved the situation. It is on reception that the business gets its impression. Thanks."

Pros: "Excellent crew and great food."

Pros: "Seats are wider apart than usual, leaving comfortable space for legs in economy class. The crew is really attentive and nice"

Pros: "The seat that I picked."
Cons: "Running water in the bathroom"

Pros: "Crew was terrific. Great service. New aircraft are comfortable too."
Cons: "Food. Meals are of poor quality. Bland in taste and rubbery texture."

Pros: "Amazing staff, clean plane, good food, comfortable seats in business"
Cons: "Plane was very warm. Uncomfortably warm Movie selection was boring. Too many Marvel films which was ridiculous."

Pros: "Friendly crew (didn’t go above or beyond but polite and accommodated to simple requests). Plenty of meals/snacks and drinks offered."
Cons: "The seats barely recline backward which really meant I was basically upright trying to sleep for 14 hours on one leg and 6 hours on the next. My luggage was lost, despite being promised it would be delivered that day I had to wait 24 hours."

Pros: "Crew was amazing"
Cons: "Nothing really"

Pros: "The Crew were excellent, friendly, professional and attentative."
Cons: "We checked in seven and a half hours before this flight as we had just flown from Melbourne Australia to Qatar landing that same day at 0435am in the morning with this flight being delayed from 805 am to 12 noon then to find that we had been allocated the last row right at the toilets. Horrible."

Pros: "Entertainment and boarding"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "The airline was helpful even though the flight was delayed"

Pros: "all are nice"
Cons: "nothing but avoid bread"

Pros: "Polite crew, food was pretty good."
Cons: "Did not have the duty free item I pre-ordered. I asked the crew 4 times about it, four times because they said that they would check but they never got back to me to tell me that it was out of stock; until I pressed the issue."

Pros: "The food and the crew were excellent. Highly recommend the chicken massals"
Cons: "The seats in economy class were a little too close for comfort"

Pros: "The ease of connection from New York to Nagpur. It was a breeze."
Cons: "My personal headphones (Beats) couldn’t be used in the headphone socket which was a bummer. Also, the only male guy in the crew was trying to solve some meal issues and was trying to tell the hostess how not to tell the passenger!! All of it could be easily conveyed discreetly but he seemed to be least bothered!"

Pros: "I like how kind and caring the staff .. how they handle people specially on take off and landing they manage to smile and brief people who are first time on plane or not familiar with the rulea and safety precautions on flight"
Cons: "Its not that i didnt like.. but i would like to have a more .. food servings and more healthy food. But the food is good.."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "The food was very poor"

Pros: "Lots of entertainment"
Cons: "Originally I was assigned a wonderful seat but then I was put in the back by window it was very cramped and noisy. The flight stuff was mediocre and the food was not that good either. Big difference from the flight over"

Cons: "Out of Vegetarian food. As per them it was because ticket was booked less than 24 hrs"

Cons: "this time food was not that good which when traveled before."

Pros: "The friendly hosting of the crew and the clean and tidy of everything the food was delicious hot and cean"
Cons: "The alcoholic drinks on the craft had to be banned for sack of God"

Cons: "Extra hour that takes to do this flight because we have to fly around Saudi Arabia....."

Pros: "Excellent travel with Qatar Airways"
Cons: "Only thing is security was too tight at Doha Airport"

Pros: "Stopover in Doha fun. The people are so friendly."

Pros: "Hospitality, boarding process"
Cons: "Food was slightly undercooked (chicken). Should have better process to check for that"

Pros: "The kit was really helpful for the really long flight. Good service!, food was better than our previous flight"
Cons: "Took a long time to get the trays after meals (at least 30-40mins) , didn't offer smaller snacks such as cookies between meals,"

Pros: "On time departure and nice group of crews"
Cons: "Main food amount is small compared To other long range airlines. Did not offer coffee or Tea."

Pros: "Flight was on time and departed as scheduled. Flight was comfortable and seats were decent. Would have liked a little bigger seats and more legroom in the economy seats"
Cons: "Food was not up to par and seats could have been a bit bigger for the economy bracket."

Pros: "its a five stars trip in its services"

Pros: "First time I got ice cream on a plane"
Cons: "Low calorie meals were horrible."

Pros: "Great on board bar"

Pros: "Good food includes veg."

Pros: "Its like traveling in the old days when flight attendants were nice, good looking and absolutely helpful. Bravo! Planes are new and on time."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "1. rude staff - i stood in Jburg at the counter for 13 minutes (i checked my clock) while 8 staff ladies spoke among themselves in a myriad of languages. FINALLY one lady asked if i had been helped! I said no and she was clearly less than thrilled to be the one to help with my question. i literally just wanted to ask if my seat assignment was a window, middle or aisle, but it was like i was the bane of her existence and i interrupted their social hour. On my outbound flight (ORD to DOH) I also watched three staff members be beyond rude to guest after guest at the check in counter regarding baggage when they came forward to "re check-in" which was a new requirement for most people. There was a lot of general confusion on behalf of the consumers and the staff was NOT the least bit patient or helpful in explaining what they needed from us or why this flight had different procedures than normal. I still don't know why they were so fussy about baggage and made everyone re check in at the gate in fact. And they didnt do it to my baggage so i have no idea why they were so rude to some and completely left others alone. (didn't seem to have to do with size, carrying of electronics, i don't know?) 2. the physical flight - you changed my original flight time to something that was REALLY close for my connection from DOH to CDG, so you instead bumped me to a later flight without consulting me. it would have caused me to miss a connection flight I booked separately through EasyJet from Pairs to my home airport BIQ. I had to figure that out on my own. RUSH through Doha to make my 35 min connection and barely was allowed to board my onward Paris flight by the Qatar gate staff which was only cutting it close as a result of YOUR changes! Yet i was treated like i was somehow "late" and wouldn't be able to board ??? Again incredibly rude staff. Subsequently you lost my luggage because the connection was too tight. i landed on Friday and it didn't catch up to me until Tuesday. Not one person has said sorry or offered any restitution. And this is honestly what upsets me the most. I doubt anyone even reads this. pathetic. I work for a travel club and since Monday (so in 4 days) I have actively reached out to 4 clients to cancel and re-booked their Qatar airways flight to another carrier to get them to Johannesburg. They will be doing the same safari experience I did, but I will NOT recommend and book my clients on Qatar after my experience."

Pros: "Boarding, the welcome on board, the food choice and quality were all excellent. The seat was comfortable and I got a few hours sleep. The entertainment screen was big and clear, and the choice of films was good."
Cons: "The choice of films and tv programmes, was good, but before watching each one i chose, I had to endure a couple off minutes of an advert- the same one every time."

Cons: "I was seated between two overweight/obese passengers and as such was very uncomfortable throughout the long-haul flight. There was very little room to move as their body habitus spilt over onto my seating area and occupied the arm space. There needs to be serious consideration to make it mandatory for overweight/obese passengers to purchase two seats to accommodate their size."

Cons: "Food could have been better. Dessert was disappointing, more choice could have been good."

Pros: "Flew from Frankfurt to Doha in Business 1A. Being a gold member and buz class received extra attention and the flight supervisor did a commendable job."
Cons: "Nothing as such"

Cons: "The boarding was not handled properly. There was a 40 mins delay, keeping in mind it was never mentioned on the screens. When seeking guidance from crew members about the flight's boarding different answers were given at different time. First it was no delay, just the plane getting closer to the gate, later followed by a 10 mins wait that later became over 30 mins. Once we finally made it on the flight, when requesting a beverage the only option given is water or orange juice and if you have any dietary restrictions (even when providing said information to the airline) you will remain without food on the shorter flights."

Pros: "It was a good flight. I'd give it 4 of 5 stars."

Pros: "Quick boarding/ friendly ground staff as well as the cabin crew! Food was great(even though I don't normally eat plane food) but I enjoyed their meals! Plenty of leg room with the seat compared to other airlines I have flown with! Free wifi on certain planes(even though for 15 mins, better than nothing!)"
Cons: "Could have a bit more choice of movies but wasn't bad"

Pros: "Crew"

Pros: "When we flew into Melbourne it was not a happy experience. Seats were cramped and arm rests wouldn't raise. The flight out, even though on the same model plane, was better. There was more room and we could raise the arm rests. For a 13+ hour flight that makes a big difference."
Cons: "Because the tickets listed the same type of plane in both the bad and not so bad flight, it is very hard to know what we're going to get. I'd love to be able to plan to avoid the bad experience, but if they use the same plane in two configurations, there isn't enough information to do so."

Pros: "Food came out 1 am melb time ,2 hours after departure ."

Pros: "Cabin crew courtesy."

Pros: "Timing n service n crew r nice n friendly"
Cons: "Older airplane"

Pros: "Plane wasn't full, which was nice."
Cons: "Boarding was a mess. Starting the pre-boarding process into an area without a restroom was horrible. Not allowing us to bring a water bottle on a 14-hour flight was cruel. Movie selection could be better. Additionally, it seems like the Qatar airport is becoming more like a US airport. Agents were barking orders and the pre-boarding process was slow. It was not a good start to the flight."

Cons: "I am hard of hearing. It would be appreciated it you would offer more movies with English subtitles."

Pros: "Check was extremely slow & delayed"

Pros: "Comfortable seats. Amazing crew."
Cons: "I think everything was upto the mark."

Cons: "Emirates has great service and food. Highly recommend if you can handle a Dubai layover"

Pros: "Everything was outstanding"
Cons: "Nothinng really"

Pros: "For the most part it really was a most excellent flight, especially the Dubai to SF leg where there were SO MANY CHILDREN around [should get a free upgrade just for surviving that] but the flight crew did exceptionally well and remained calm all the way through. Apart from one grumpyish woman on the second flight the majority of crew were exceptional and really went out of their way to serve and help."
Cons: "I slashed my finger fairly painfully on a toilet door while pushing it from the outside to open it on the Dubai to Cape Town flight [again, an upgrade on my home flight which is a bucket list dream would more than make up for that!] which i pointed out to a flight attendant and they took note of it and bandaged me up so it was dealt with well but hopefully that gets sorted out [she said she would write a report] cos it did unfortunately affect the rest of my flight a little... And so many crying babies [thankful for volume control on headphones] but literally that was it - love flying Emirates cos on the whole felt super well treated..."

Cons: "wait for baggage was way too long. Unacceptable."

Pros: "Loved the spaciuos seats and great leg room. Food superb!"
Cons: "Annoying passenfer who peobably drank too much"

Pros: "As above"

Pros: "Our first two times on EMIRATES airline. 15+ hours going East and then back home. An absolute joy compared to our tired traditional USA choices. Hopefully UNITED and AMERICAN can somehow update."
Cons: "All good even on a full 400 passenger flight!!"

Pros: "I liked the passengers"
Cons: "dirty toilets,clogged,seats dirty,crew not enthousiastic, left overs from previews passengers,expired candies."

Pros: "I liked the service provided."
Cons: "Would like to see decent vegetarian food options. Also please introduce some variance in your menu. the menu has been the same in the last 3 flights."

Pros: "Long but ok"
Cons: "There is no reason to not like it."

Pros: "Emirates flights are awesome and have a good stuff. Very well organized staff and good food served"
Cons: "Nothing bad."

Pros: "The journey ending"
Cons: "The length of travel!"

Pros: "Travelled Business Class - a great experience."
Cons: "Slow to board."

Pros: "The plane was spacious and we had really good seats , next to the toilet and wall in front of us. Super, as we were traveling with a toddler and he was able to sit on the floor in front of us and play with his toys. Food came out promptly and was tasty. Loved the goodies for the kids, little blanket and scotch pad."
Cons: "The delay in boarding! It’s hard work when traveling with a toddler."

Pros: "Non"
Cons: "Everything is unlikely You got treated by your sc you got treated by your skin"

Cons: "There was no option during check in to request meal options- ex vegetarian request."

Pros: "Price, comfort, ice, food and drinks"
Cons: "I just don’t like discomfort of others moving their seat back."

Pros: "Staff on board was very nice and attentive. Much nicer than the crew on my outbound flight"
Cons: "Trash was not picked up frequently enough. By the end of the flight the plane was a pig sty. Also there was no toilet paper in the bathroom at the deprting airport"

Pros: "The food was good and the service was great. I also had a great seat in the front row."
Cons: "We were delayed by over 2 hours We had no where to park when we landed so we had to wait for buses to take us toche terminal There was no new and exciting movies that excited me"

Pros: "Crew professionalism, Entertainment Flight timing Take off and landings"

Pros: "Extremely quiet plane since they placed people in front of the half empty plane. Great plane food and internet access, limited to text but still incredibly useful to text people from the air."

Pros: "Comfort, service, food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Airport staff were not very descriptive or helpful with directions. Talked to me like I was dumb...."

Pros: "Enerttainment"
Cons: "Got moved to right near the galley and crew talked loudly complaining about people, during sleeping time and the light was too bright to sleep. Limited vegan food available. Everything seemed too much trouble for a lot of staff, they were rude and impolite. Delay boarding in singapore."

Pros: "Attentive flight crew and spacious interior"
Cons: "Food food and food"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "The seating had enough room which made us feel comfortable. Also, the food is is per expectations"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Fanatics"

Cons: "Bumpy landing"

Pros: "Comfortable seat Hostesses were professional and very service oriented - not forgetting your request. Service with a smile Very sooth flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Attentive service, had a special treat for me as it was my birthday."

Pros: "High quality comfortable seating, the most varied entertainment and delicious food served by smiling attractive employees."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Food while trip to India was good But food while trip back to sfo was very bad"

Pros: "I was okay till got to sit on their tight sits for 15 hours they could have done better. After 15 hours flight no one cared enough to guide us to rest place, because the next flight was not to the next day, was hoping to let us stay on the hotel. This was a disaster planning by the airline."

Pros: "Great airline and excellent sevice"
Cons: "Checkin associate at SFO was rude and told me that only light baggage is allowed in the plane during borading noticed several passengers with larger bags and sometime two bas as well. I was told I can only take one bag. This caused me to change my plans on what I can carry on my two small bags. This is also the reason why had to take a small handbag to keep everything I needed. I lost this bag at New Delhi airport. Had I been allowed the the standard tote and a laptop bag I may not have needed the extra hand bag and may not have lost my items. Emirates associate is partailly responsible for my lost items."

Pros: "Very comfortable flight. Had a few hours sleep also. Very happy."

Pros: "Excellent entertainment on a comfortable sized tv screen."
Cons: "More beverages would be nicer."

Cons: "I had given on line preference for Asian vegetarian food but was not served collection of booked luggage at cropusal at SFO ,was difficult for a senior citizen like me as there was commotion"

Cons: "All flights were delayed Boarding experience is not that great Not sufficient leg room, so cramped up Food was very average"

Pros: "Check-in was efficient and staff were extremely helpful. Flight itself was comfortable, food was actually tasty, and in-flight entertainment was great. Overall an amazing experience compared to US carriers."
Cons: "Boarding was a bit disorganized."

Pros: "Even though I was flying economy, the seats on the A380 were wide and comfortable and the entertainment onboard was very good."

Pros: "A380"
Cons: "Cabin service"

Cons: "We arrived onetime yet Emirates did not have a gate at SFO so we were parked on the tarmac for over an hour after a 16 hours flight. When we got thru immigration in record time due to the newly installed kiosks, we waited for 2.5hours to get our luggage, there was only one carousel open for an entire A380 airplane with all its luggage and the boxes were piling up on each other, some of them were crushed due to overloading, it took them 2 hours to open a second carousel to offload all of the bags. During this entire time, the Emirates representatives were unhelpful, the local SFO personnel were quite disorganized as well."

Pros: "Comfortable cabin, attentive crew, if somewhat aloof. Food okay, but better than a 2 ounce package of salty pretzel mix for $3! All in all, quite good."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Management"

Pros: "Service leg space"
Cons: "Nothing much"

Pros: "Hospitality"

Pros: "Everthing was up to the mark"
Cons: "Everything was satisfactory"

Pros: "yes"
Cons: "food"

Cons: "Less fog in SFO"

Pros: "Comfortable seating Brst service"
Cons: "Very few Good Hindi movies Increase the no and quality of Hindi movies"

Cons: "The flight attendant actually worked very hard. But I don’t think they have enough people working in the economy. I asked for a cup of coffee twice from 2 different flight attendant. Never got it"

Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "It was nice experience"

Pros: "The staff is very customer friendly. One of the best. I"
Cons: "In general the toilets are clean but for this trip they weren’t very neat."

Pros: "CX crews are professional as they are very customer oriented"
Cons: "The ground services in Melbourne airport was really bad! Chaotic arrangements for boarding and especially unpleasant staffs!"

Pros: "Easy check in and bag drop, staff available when help was needed. Felt comfortable enough to check myself in as every part of precessions was made clear"

Pros: "not too bad"
Cons: "not too bad"

Cons: "Needed to use two sections train and bus for transit. Entering airplane using stair layer very inconvenient for customers."

Pros: "Disciplined, timeliness."

Pros: "Inflight crew"
Cons: "There was no wheelchair assistance for one of us ,while the other had.we we're told there was no staff to help with wheelchair! The inflight entertainment options are very poor when compared to Singapore and Emirates."

Pros: "Except for one time service everything else is good"
Cons: "Staff forgot what I have asked for boarding could have been done using zones."

Pros: "Other than loading and lack of information, the in-flight service was world class."
Cons: "Four travelers were seated in 4 different areas on flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco flight. Three of us of us were senior citizens. Two had disabilities and were.not accommodated in any way by Cathay Pacific (CP) while loading in the four areas of the plane. Those of us that we're physically able could not help those with mobility issues because of the proximity of the seating, I could not pre-check or request different seats on the CP website. I think that this was because of issues with the website, apparently due to IT system communication between American Airlines and Cathay Pacific.......on all six flights. On the transfer in San Francisco, Customs was closed when we arrived in San Francisco and we had to haul all of our baggage from one terminal to the other. There was no direction on how to handle this issue of Customs being closed while on the flight to San Francisco. I had to explain the issue of to the CP customer service crew in SF. The CP desk and they had never heard of it. American Airlines was equally poorly trained. I will also say that while at the CP customer service, there were three young adult males that we're not busy at the time and the watched us unload the baggage carts onto the scales and conveyor and then reloaded on to the carts to push to the AA terminal. We handled the bags two additional times because the CP staff did not know what to do and how to handle it. Other passengers were confused as well. I traveled internationally to Asia three times now on CP and the first two were excellent. In the past had had flown other carriers on out trips to asia. This experience on this flight was beyond bad. I had plan on several more trips to Asia the next three years, and I will say that at this point, I will not fly CP again. Something needs to change. A call to me is in order. I witnessed several gaps in CP systems and other issues with training the staff. Your survey did not specify the flight crew. Except for the loading issues and the lack of information about Customs being.closed at SF, the service was world class...what I had come to expect from CP"

Cons: "Gate change from 34 to 4 in hgk airport was too far."

Pros: "Little more leg room!"

Cons: "Continues to be incinsistent and spotty service."

Pros: "All"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "Flight attendants were very helpful in helping us find storage space for our carry-ons in a crowded plane. Very polite and attentive service."

Pros: "Great crew, great service"
Cons: "Could use a greater reclining angle in economy."

Cons: "On time - all good."

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Older plane"

Pros: "The stewardesses were super helpful, quick to respond and the pilot even gave regular updates."
Cons: "Bumpy flight and the crew didn't really come around to check on what the passengers needed aka water etc."

Pros: "service and comfort"

Pros: "that is great flight. I'm very with fight"
Cons: "tiket issuing time some has mistake than we want to change very big problem, that take a hour and hour."

Pros: "keep it up"

Pros: "Need more movie selection on classic"

Pros: "Boarding"
Cons: "Food was worse no snacks at all"

Pros: "Staff were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "The food was atrocious and this was business class. The toilet lights were so dimmed all the time you couldn't see what was going on. Last year we flew business class Cathay pacific from Hong Kong to Melbourne and loved it. This year we decided to fly from Melbourne to Dusseldorf and then from Frankfurt to Melbourne with this airline. Won't be doing that again. Why pay business class fares to be disapointed"

Pros: "Travelling with a 1 yr old, the extra leg room and space in the bassinet seats was appreciated. Service and help from staff was outstanding. Recommend for travelling with young children. Minimises the pain!"
Cons: "We were late leaving HK but that is all. Minor in overall scheme of the journey."

Cons: "Hindi selection of movies was not good"

Pros: "Cathay Pacific provided excellent service."

Pros: "Jenny (flight attendant in my section) was great. She was constantly smiling and was always positive. Her attitude made the flight more enjoyable."

Cons: "nothing much. overall good."

Pros: "Great crew, quick boarding"

Pros: "I really appreciated the customer service and the level of quality Cathay provides."
Cons: "The vegetarian meals could improve."

Pros: "Good collection of entertainment options"
Cons: "Biggest gripe: No onboard wifi. As a business traveller, this is important to me."

Cons: "I was at the window seat. They weren't really paying attention to me when they bring water or collect the trash."

Pros: "Great crew. But, they ran out of breakfast choices early."

Cons: "Not enough bathrooms"

Pros: "Cathay offer a hotel for the overnight delay at Grand Harbor hotel with a free taxi voucher. This is a good help for us to prepare for the horrible next day."
Cons: "The missed flight to SFO was replaced by another flight to LAX next day and then from LAX to SFO via United as domestic flight. This is horrible experience since we had to check out all luggages, go through custom and then check in the bags again with all weighing problems. The worse is that to go from International terminal to United domestic counter, we had to pull the luggages along the curb from one end of the airport to the other side of it. We will never take this option again"

Cons: "Those economy seats can only fit a child comfortably."

Cons: "seat wasn't the best for my back even reclined."

Pros: "Quiet, warm water in bathroom sink. Movies"

Pros: "I like the crew on board being very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Online check-in system is terrible. 2 out of the 4 legs of the flights I was unable to check-in and get a seat assigned. Then there's nothing you could do except to show up at the counter on the day of the flight. How could the system be so inflexible that we are now almost in 2017?!"

Pros: "I didn't like anything"

Cons: "The headphones did not work."

Pros: "there an attentive airline. Good service an on time flights"

Cons: "Impossible to contact by chat or phone.... prefer Singapore airlines..."

Read more about ANA
COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area

Airlines flying from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area

Book cheap flights from Melbourne to San Francisco Bay Area

Recent return flight deals

17/7
Sat.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
43h 05m
MEL - SFO
17/3
Thu.
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
39h 35m
SFO - MEL
20/7
Tue.
1 stop
Qatar Airways
31h 40m
MEL - SFO
19/3
Sat.
1 stop
Qatar Airways
32h 20m
SFO - MEL
20/7
Tue.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
25h 20m
MEL - SFO
18/3
Fri.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
28h 15m
SFO - MEL
20/7
Tue.
2 stops
ANA
39h 45m
MEL - SFO
18/3
Fri.
2 stops
ANA
42h 15m
SFO - MEL
17/7
Sat.
1 stop
Fiji Airways
17h 15m
MEL - SFO
17/3
Thu.
1 stop
Fiji Airways
19h 30m
SFO - MEL
17/7
Sat.
1 stop
Emirates
33h 45m
MEL - SFO
16/3
Wed.
1 stop
Emirates
36h 35m
SFO - MEL
17/7
Sat.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
44h 35m
MEL - SFO
22/3
Tue.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
43h 35m
SFO - MEL
21/7
Wed.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
56h 05m
MEL - SFO
17/3
Thu.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
43h 35m
SFO - MEL
20/7
Tue.
1 stop
Qatar Airways
31h 40m
MEL - SFO
19/3
Sat.
2 stops
Qatar Airways
36h 05m
SFO - MEL
17/7
Sat.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
43h 05m
MEL - SFO
18/3
Fri.
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
39h 35m
SFO - MEL
20/7
Tue.
2 stops
ANA
39h 45m
MEL - SFO
19/3
Sat.
2 stops
ANA
31h 35m
SFO - MEL
20/7
Tue.
2 stops
Cathay Pacific
29h 15m
MEL - SFO
18/3
Fri.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
36h 30m
SFO - MEL
23/7
Fri.
1 stop
Fiji Airways
31h 10m
MEL - SFO
22/3
Tue.
1 stop
Fiji Airways
19h 30m
SFO - MEL
17/7
Sat.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
44h 35m
MEL - SFO
18/3
Fri.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
43h 35m
SFO - MEL
20/7
Tue.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
25h 20m
MEL - SFO
20/3
Sun.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
36h 30m
SFO - MEL
20/7
Tue.
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
25h 33m
MEL - SFO
22/3
Tue.
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
38h 25m
SFO - MEL
19/7
Mon.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
39h 10m
MEL - SFO
15/3
Tue.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
36h 30m
SFO - MEL
17/7
Sat.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
43h 05m
MEL - SFO
21/3
Mon.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
43h 35m
SFO - MEL
22/7
Thu.
2 stops
Cathay Pacific
53h 15m
MEL - SFO
15/3
Tue.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
28h 15m
SFO - MEL
21/7
Wed.
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
26h 03m
MEL - SFO
22/3
Tue.
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
38h 25m
SFO - MEL
Show more results

Recent one-way flight deals

21/7
Wed.
1 stop
Fiji Airways
31h 10m
MEL - SFO
7/7
Wed.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
33h 30m
MEL - SFO
20/7
Tue.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
25h 20m
MEL - SFO
21/5
Fri.
1 stop
Qatar Airways
31h 40m
MEL - SFO
7/7
Wed.
1 stop
Fiji Airways
31h 10m
MEL - SFO
21/7
Wed.
3 stops
Singapore Airlines
44h 58m
MEL - SFO
20/7
Tue.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
21h 15m
MEL - SFO
16/7
Fri.
1 stop
Fiji Airways
31h 10m
MEL - SFO
16/7
Fri.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
41h 11m
MEL - SFO
21/7
Wed.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
39h 10m
MEL - SFO
19/7
Mon.
1 stop
Fiji Airways
31h 10m
MEL - SFO
19/7
Mon.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
38h 45m
MEL - SFO
18/7
Sun.
1 stop
Cathay Pacific
25h 20m
MEL - SFO
21/7
Wed.
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
42h 08m
MEL - SFO
1/7
Thu.
1 stop
Fiji Airways
17h 15m
MEL - SFO
7/7
Wed.
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
42h 08m
MEL - SFO
23/7
Fri.
2 stops
Multiple Airlines
33h 45m
MEL - SFO
1/7
Thu.
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
31h 43m
MEL - SFO
4/7
Sun.
1 stop
Philippine Airlines
28h 20m
MEL - SFO
16/7
Fri.
3 stops
Multiple Airlines
42h 08m
MEL - SFO
Show more results
-
1
  • Return
  • One-way
  • Multi-city
  • Trip Builder
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
  • Multiple
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First