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LON London
MEL Melbourne
return from £788
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LON London
MEL Melbourne
return from £1,354
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MAN Manchester
MEL Melbourne
return from £2,881
Departure Mon, 24 Jan Return Tue, 25 Jan
SYD Sydney
MEL Melbourne
return from £58
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Popular flight routes to Melbourne
London - Melbourne
return from £750
Manchester - Melbourne
return from £733
Sydney - Melbourne
return from £27
Edinburgh - Melbourne
return from £818
Darwin - Melbourne
return from £219
Birmingham - Melbourne
return from £759
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Trips to Melbourne

Melbourne travel

Travel to the land down under and visit Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, with its Aboriginal heritage mixed with modern culture. Often earning the title of "world's most liveable city", it is bound to the banks of the Yarra River. Settlement began in 1835 and today Melbourne's history is visible in the imposing Victorian-era architecture that has stood the test of time. Renowned for its thriving art scene and cosmopolitan "European" atmosphere, it is also the sporting capital of Australia with a sport-mad population and most of the country's sporting events taking place in its vast arenas. It is a compelling place to visit and makes the popularity of Melbourne flights easy to understand. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Melbourne!

Things to do and places to see in Melbourne

Travellers taking flights to Melbourne will find it easy to embrace all that Melbourne has to offer once they arrive, including its dynamic performance spaces, art galleries and museums, historic buildings, sports stadiums, markets, restaurants and vibrant nightlife. During a break in Australia's cultural capital, visitors will discover a creative and exciting city centre, buzzing neighbourhoods and first-class dining and entertainment.

When visiting Melbourne, be sure to:

  • Embark on an Aboriginal Heritage Walk to trace the city's fascinating past
  • Take a walking tour and marvel at the street art and graffiti on display in every corner of the city
  • See elephants, koalas and wild cats at Melbourne Zoo
  • Escape the action by heading to the open spaces and parks along St Kilda's Road
  • Shop 'til you drop around the Docklands and Harbour Town area
  • Get up close to the penguins on Phillip Island
  • Visit Federation Square and the art galleries and museums nearby
  • See the city from a different perspective on a Melbourne river cruise
  • Head to Chinatown, established during the gold rush days of the 1850s
  • Enjoy sampling wines in the nearby Yarra Valley wine region or Mornington Peninsular
  • Browse the eclectic Esplanade Market and pick up a vintage bargain
  • Embrace the city's rich sporting heritage at one of the many stadiums
  • Learn about the city's gold rush history at the Gold Treasury Museum
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Melbourne airports

A number of carriers operate cheap flights between London and Melbourne and land at Melbourne Airport, Australia's second busiest airport. It is the only airport in Australia that operates around the clock. With all four of its terminals under one roof, passengers can walk between their connecting domestic and international flights.

  • Melbourne Airport

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    A number of airlines operate cheap flights to Melbourne including: Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia and Jetstar.


    Melbourne Airport is about 16 miles northwest of the city centre.

    Transport options

    A link between the airport and Melbourne city centre is provided by the Tullamarine Freeway (you'll need a city link pass) or on the toll-free Western Ring Road. Passengers travelling by bus can take the Skybus express bus services that run between the airport and Melbourne city centre, and between the airport and St Kilda. There are also several local bus services to various points in and around the city, including the SmartBus Route 901 that links to the Craigieburn Line at Broadmeadows train station. Taxis are available from all four terminals.

FAQ's about Melbourne

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Melbourne at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £27 to Melbourne. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Melbourne.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Melbourne?
The top month to book flights to Melbourne is September, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Melbourne flights is August. In third place: July. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Melbourne, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Melbourne?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Melbourne is... December. The next best month to travel to Melbourne is January. And let's not forget October, the third top choice for when to go to Melbourne. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Melbourne is June.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Melbourne from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Melbourne include:
  • Etihad Airways, which flies from London and Manchester to Melbourne plus from Edinburgh.
  • Royal Brunei, which has flights from London and null as well as null to Melbourne.
  • Emirates, with flights from London to Melbourne and Manchester and also from Glasgow.
Indirect flights from the UK to Melbourne include:
  • Etihad Airways, which flies from London and Manchester and also from Edinburgh.
  • Royal Brunei, with flights from London and Belfast to Melbourne plus null.
  • Emirates, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as from Glasgow to Melbourne.
🕑 How long before a flight to Melbourne should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Melbourne, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Melbourne departing from over 25 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Melbourne at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Melbourne’s airport?
Melbourne is served by 4 airport[s]. Melbourne Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 25 cities, such as London, Manchester and Darwin, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Melbourne’s airport from the city centre?
Melbourne’s airport Melbourne Airport is located 7 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Melbourne’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 2.44 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Melbourne Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Melbourne centre is around 2.58 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Melbourne. Pick your preferred car type and get from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne city centre on your own terms.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Melbourne?
If you are going to Melbourne, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 10.85 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 54.23 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 6.78 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 5.42 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 5.42 GBP
  • - Coffee: 2.37 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.80 GBP
  • - Water: 1.45 GBP
⛅ What is the weather like in Melbourne?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Melbourne is in January, December and February, when the average temperature reaches 27.69 °C, while January, December and February are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 76.68 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Melbourne during the months of July, June and August to experience an average of 4.54 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, February and March, when the average precipitation in Melbourne is 3 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.

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