Find cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne from $151

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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often in flight searches from Auckland to Melbourne.
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often in flight searches from Auckland to Melbourne.

How much is the cheapest flight from Auckland to Melbourne?

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Auckland to Melbourne that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
3:45 pm - 11:50 amAKL-MEL
4h 05mnonstop
6:55 pm - 10:30 pmMEL-AKL
3h 35mnonstop
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Sun, Feb 18 - Sat, Feb 24
3:45 pm - 11:50 amAKL-MEL
4h 05mnonstop
6:55 pm - 10:30 pmMEL-AKL
3h 35mnonstop
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Wed, Feb 7 - Wed, Feb 14
1:25 pm - 9:35 amAKL-MEL
4h 10mnonstop
1:40 pm - 5:10 pmMEL-AKL
3h 30mnonstop
$295Multiple Airlines
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Wed, Jan 31 - Sat, Feb 17
1:25 pm - 9:35 amAKL-MEL
4h 10mnonstop
1:40 pm - 5:10 pmMEL-AKL
3h 30mnonstop
$307Multiple Airlines
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Mon, Jan 29 - Sat, Feb 17
1:25 pm - 9:35 amAKL-MEL
4h 10mnonstop
10:25 am - 1:55 pmMEL-AKL
3h 30mnonstop
$376Air New Zealand
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Wed, Jan 31 - Fri, Feb 16
4:40 am - 3:35 amAKL-MEL
7h 55m1 stop
4:00 am - 10:45 amMEL-AKL
6h 45m1 stop
$378LATAM Airlines
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Tue, Oct 24 - Sun, Oct 29
4:40 am - 9:20 amAKL-MEL
13h 40m1 stop
4:00 am - 11:25 amMEL-AKL
7h 25m1 stop
$379LATAM Airlines
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Mon, Oct 23 - Fri, Oct 27
1:25 pm - 9:35 amAKL-MEL
4h 10mnonstop
10:25 am - 1:55 pmMEL-AKL
3h 30mnonstop
$382Air New Zealand
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Thu, Feb 1 - Fri, Feb 16
2:10 am - 9:20 pmAKL-MEL
4h 10mnonstop
7:25 pm - 11:00 pmMEL-AKL
3h 35mnonstop
$402Qantas Airways
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Wed, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 22
2:10 am - 9:20 pmAKL-MEL
4h 10mnonstop
7:25 pm - 11:00 pmMEL-AKL
3h 35mnonstop
$462Qantas Airways
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Sat, Oct 14 - Fri, Oct 20

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Flight from Auckland to Melbourne

When to book flights from Auckland to Melbourne

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Auckland to Melbourne based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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Average price per month
To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Auckland to Melbourne, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
Flight prices as travel date approaches
To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Auckland to Melbourne, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.

Top tips for finding a cheap flight from AKL to Melbourne

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $185 or less one-way and $409 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Auckland to Melbourne was found 89 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be March, April and May. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 70% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • When flying from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Melbourne there are two flights routes available. You can either fly to Melbourne Airport (MEL) which is located approximately 23 km northwest of the city, or to Avalon Airport (AVV) which is 50 km southwest of the city. Flying to Melbourne Airport is generally the cheaper option and the city centre can be reached quicker, however if you are planning on heading west and exploring the Great Ocean Road, consider flying to Avalon Airport.
  • If you are flying from Auckland to Melbourne with Air New Zealand in business or first class, or have frequent flyer status with Air NZ Gold, you can access Koru Melbourne Lounge once you land. Equipped with showering facilities, work stations and a kids' zone with bean bags and children’s television programmes, the Koru lounge has everything you need to recover after your flight.
  • Free public showers are available within International Terminal 2 when you land at Melbourne Airport. Remember to bring a towel and other accessories as these services are not provided or available for hire.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Auckland to Melbourne flights

  • How expensive is a taxi to Melbourne city?

    Melbourne Airport does not having a train line to the city, making taxis a popular transport choice. Expect to pay A$ 60 (≈ NZ$ 63) for a trip to the centre of the city in a standard taxi with room for four people. Dependent on traffic, the trip should only take approximately 30 min.

  • Where can I shop duty-free?

    Auckland Airport provides the option to complete your duty-free shopping online as early as six months before your flight, meaning you can arrive at the airport and pick up your prepaid items without wasting any time. If you’d prefer the traditional shopping experience, a large range of electronics, liquor and beauty products are available at the Melbourne Airport duty free shop.

  • How long does a flight from Auckland to Melbourne take?

    Direct flights cover the 1,637 miles separating Auckland to Melbourne in about 4h 05m.

  • How many flights are there between Auckland and Melbourne?

    There are usually 104 direct flights each day leaving Auckland in the direction of Melbourne, for a total of 733 flights weekly.

  • Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Auckland to Melbourne?

    In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Auckland to Melbourne were found on Jetstar ($217) and Air New Zealand ($376). Jetstar proposed the cheapest one-way flight at $151.

  • Do I need a passport to fly between Auckland and Melbourne?

    A passport is required to fly from Auckland to Melbourne.

  • What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Auckland to Melbourne?

    If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Melbourne on a Sunday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Monday is the most expensive day to fly from Auckland to Melbourne. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Thursday and avoiding Mondays for the best deals.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Auckland to Melbourne?

    When flying out of Auckland you will be using AKL. You will be landing at Melbourne MEL.

  • What’s the earliest departure time from Auckland to Melbourne?

    The earliest flight leaves Auckland at 6:05 am and lands in Melbourne at 8:15 am.

  • What’s the latest departure time from Auckland to Melbourne?

    The last flight leaves Auckland at 8:45 pm and lands in Melbourne at 10:50 pm.

  • Which airlines fly nonstop between Auckland and Melbourne?

    All the following airlines operate direct flights between Auckland and Melbourne: American Airlines, Air Canada, Finnair, Air China, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Jetstar, LATAM Airlines, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, United Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Auckland to Melbourne?

    The Boeing 737-800 Passenger/BBJ2 (winglets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Auckland to Melbourne flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Auckland to Melbourne?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Auckland and Melbourne, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Auckland to Melbourne?

    There are nonstop flights from Auckland to Melbourne on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Auckland to Melbourne, Air New Zealand or Qantas Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Auckland to Melbourne are Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways. With an average price for the route of $457 and an overall rating of 8.4, Air New Zealand is the most popular choice. Qantas Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $497 and an overall rating of 7.9.

  • Which airlines have a flexible cancellation policy for flights from Auckland Intl to Melbourne due to COVID-19?

    Qantas Airways, LATAM Airlines and China Eastern have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Auckland Intl to Melbourne. Confirm policies on booking site.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Auckland to Melbourne?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Auckland to Melbourne.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Auckland to Melbourne?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Melbourne from Auckland is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Auckland to Melbourne?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Melbourne with an airline and back to Auckland with another airline. Booking your flights between Auckland and MEL can sometimes prove cheaper using this method.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Auckland to Melbourne?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Melbourne from Auckland up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

Top 4 airlines serving from Auckland to Melbourne

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Auckland to Melbourne. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Auckland to Melbourne? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 2844 reviews
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Pros: "The crew were very friendly and responsive to all requests."
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Pros: "The crew were very friendly and responsive to all requests."
Pros: "Food was delicious and warm. Water was provided throughout the flight. Entertainment was excellent."
Cons: "There were large black box type items underneath certain seats which impacted personal item stowage and leg room."
Pros: "The food in Premium Economy was good and there are plenty of movies to choose from. The staff were lovely."
Cons: "I had paid for Premium Economy and was seated in Row 30. The passengers were boarded up to row 28, then from to back of the plane forward then I was boarded with the last remaining passengers. That was not what I feel should have happened. I did not like the footrest on the seats."
Pros: "They took care of you. Meals were good. Excellent airline"
Cons: "Boarding and take off was delayed by about one hour, with no proactive communication from crew about the delay. Passengers waiting to board individually questioned why we had not started boarding yet when information screens in the airport displayed otherwise. We did not start boarding for a 12 hour international flight until ten minutes to scheduled take off. The first time we were informed about the delay as a group was after we had entered the aircraft."
Pros: "The option to gate check strollers for easy access with a toddler"
Cons: "The stroller wasn't delivered to the gate by Air New Zealand"
Cons: "For the $s paid for this flight the crew could be a little bit friendlier and having a smile on their face."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Pity that a light meal wasn’t served fir free but understand because of low price"
Pros: "Crew were lovely."
Cons: "Had a lot of hassle adding baggage to this leg of my trip on booking. At check in i was asked to pay $130 for baggage, which was no surprise. Luckily Air New Zealand ground staff sorted it out and I did not have to pay. I will book direct with the airlines next time."
Cons: "I was not given a chance to make a seat assignment on the Alaska legs between Seattle and LA and ended up being stuck in a middle seat going both ways. There,was no option during booking to make a,seat selection. This was also true for the LA to Auckland outbound leg. This is an area needing improvenent."
Pros: "Crew were excellent"
Cons: "The TV was small and poor resolution and brightness. Also no USB power at my seat."
Pros: "Easy check in and comfortable flight. The crew are very helpful."
Cons: "Couldn't get my preferred isle seat or sit with my wife who was in a different row."
Pros: "I really liked the leg spacing. It was very comfortable to stretch my legs. Overall it was good. Thank you :)"
Cons: "I felt a little bit more of the nibbles could be included in the 8+ hours flight. Besides that everything was comfortable. Also, the entertainment options can be better."
Pros: "great flight service with accommodating staff. in flight entertainment had awesome variety."
Cons: "none"
Pros: "I had plenty of space"
Cons: "There should be more vegetarian options available. Crew were very slow in responding to my requests."
Pros: "Could not fault the staff one iota. Incredibly attentive to their customers, graceful and supportive. The supervisor get a special mention as he helped me with eating my meals with a sleeping toddler and even held her for me while I spent a penny. I have never felt more cared for by a group of complete strangers in my life! Thank you. You literally saved my sanity!"
Cons: "Nothing to fault at all on this flight. Food was great, staff were hard working and magical unicorns."
Pros: "My children enjoyed their first flight they were very well spoilt on the flight also the care they took with my mum."
Pros: "The departure & arrival time. A fantastic price that included an excellent meal there and back, 30k luggage quota, entertainment that lasted throughout the duration of the flight. It just seemed seamless and felt like it didn't take that long to get there. I will definitely be catching this flight, every time I return to NZ"
Pros: "Leg room is always great!! Also the staff a brilliant!!"
Pros: "Crew were friendly Entertainment was good"
Cons: "My meal was awful the only option for me was raw vegetables in order to have vegetarian and gluten free... It was carrot, cucumber and celery sticks and some fruit. I had the same meal twice it was very sad meal for 17.5 hrs with no snacks offered either. My partner and another man were forgotten as the meal rounds were being done. The crew seemed a little disorganised. The adverts on the entertainment were annoying."
Cons: "Seats are too small, uncomfortable. We had a 50 minute delay in departure."
Cons: "This is my 2nd International Flight and Qantas outrated the other airline 100x’s over. Thank you"
Pros: "Lovely staff and great food"
Cons: "There was no in-seat entertainment and we weren’t advised of this in advance"
Pros: "crew was nice. but we had massive delays and the attitude of the employees at the gate and on check in, was terrible"
Cons: "it was their fault that the plane was delayed (mechanical problems), when i asked to be transferred to jfk instead of newark, the employees at melbourne said it's not possible. basically it was their problem but refused to be accountable to it or to accommodate passengers"
Pros: "seats - very comfy flat bed to use on overnight flight"
Cons: "too warm, hard to sleep"
Pros: "The food choices were lovely, plenty of bathrooms and touch screen entertainment (albeit with an outdated feeling and clunky interface.) The skycam was the best part of the entertainment interface options, giving you an outside view of the plane at all times from a camera at the top of the plane tail. Watching the plane during its descent and landing was very cool."
Cons: "I’ve flown in tight-spaced economy seats before, but the lack of space to even bend over to reach items on the floor was extreme on this plane and unacceptable for a 15+ hour flight. It truly felt like a straightjacket. Serious acrobatics were required to reach items on the floor. The tray table would also fly down on its own, the lever holding it would slide free while I was sleeping. There was no wifi at all, not even for using the qantas apps. My fiancé flew on Virgin the week before and was able to purchase wifi and stay in touch with me for $19 for the duration of the flight. Even my flight earlier this year with Qantas on the Dreamliner lacked usable wifi, but the experience of the Dreamliner plane itself was wonderful. In addition, the usb ports on the end of the armrests weren’t working. I feel it should be part of the safety briefing to point out where the usable power points are, given how vital charged phones are these days for boarding passes, reaching loved ones and entertainment when the wifi isn’t working. I didn’t realize there was a plug for laptops/ block plugs until I asked about the USB ports not working until the last 2 hours of the flight. The location of that was somewhere few would notice or look if not explicitly told. This will be the last time I ever book with Qantas when an a380 model is involved, unless great overhauls and updates are completed. Economy should not lack basic ergonomic comforts and while I’ve spent years touting my love for Qantas, having had wonderful experiences in the past, this one fell far below what I had come to expect from the Qantas name."
Cons: "We were booked for a connecting flight we could not possiblely have made given we had to go through customs, immigragion and baggage claim. We had to catch a later flight which was then delayed because none of the toilets worked."
Pros: "The fresh fruit platter choice for breakfast"
Cons: "No fresh towels to wash hands & face before being served food"
Pros: "The plane was small, but it was my first time, so it was cool. The flight was quick and easy, and they covered my luggage even though it was too big for the plane overhead lockers."
Pros: "The on boarding process"
Cons: "The plan was in very poor clean conditions. The seats were discussing to sit."
Pros: "The crew was very good and did an outstanding job accommodating the passengers. Thank you."
Cons: "I really think everything was great and Jetstar is very well organized. You can teach the US carriers how to efficiently run an airline service. Thank you for taking pride and responsibility for running a well organized airline."
Pros: "Base price for flight was insanely cheap, booked six months in advance."
Cons: "Drastically different bag weight requirements than my connecting flight meant I had to shuffle everything around to meet the carry-on limits, then pay $100+ as my check bag went up two levels. Even anticipating this, it still cost double what I was expecting; must have been the difference between advance payment and day-of rates, but the degree of difference in cost left me feeling swindled."
Cons: "City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket."
Pros: "Crew was great and friendly."
Cons: "The chairs were extremely uncomfortable. I have flown Jetstar multiple times, and this was by far the worst. I’m not sure if it was simply my seat, or what. But it made the flight very hard."
Pros: "Check in was easy once we prepaid for our luggage ahead of time."
Cons: "Did not even get a glass of water on plane. People get dehydrated flying, Jetstar should always offer water. The flight attendant was very picky, I could not leave my thin fleece tied around my waist."
Pros: "The crew at check-in was super helpful."
Cons: "The didn't even provide water - they charge $4 for a small bottle."
Cons: "Long delays, unfriendly staff, really uncomfortable seats that barely recline, no food or drinks other than water and no entertainment."
Pros: "The price, the timing of the flights"
Cons: "Cheap thin seats squashed together means you can feel every time the person behind you moves. There were people yelling at each other because they were getting so annoyed by it."
Pros: "on time in time clean air craft great crew, on top of all was the experience of the Pilot, the take off and landing was so smooth"
Pros: "got to melbourne on time"
Cons: "extra fees for everything and a hassle with carry-on. $150.00 for 2 checked bags."

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Recent one-way flight deals

Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Auckland to Melbourne found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
4h 05mAKL-MEL
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16h 50mAKL-MEL
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8h 10mAKL-MEL
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These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Auckland to Melbourne that are departing in the next 10 days.
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