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Melbourne & other airports to San Francisco Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 14h 55m
Flights Arrive in San Francisco
Flights Depart from Melbourne & other airports
Flight Price $529
Distance 7,863 miles
Airlines Air New Zealand, Fiji Airways, Qantas Airways, Cathay Pacific

Good to Know

Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
14%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$875
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$768
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Melbourne to San Francisco

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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 $768 or less.
The cheapest flight from Melbourne to San Francisco was found 49 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 28% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Melbourne to San Francisco Flights

How long does a flight from Melbourne to San Francisco take?
An average nonstop flight takes 14h 20m, covering a distance of 7863 miles.
How many flights are there between Melbourne and San Francisco?
There are 24 (nonstop) flights between Melbourne and San Francisco per week, averaging 2 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne to San Francisco?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Air New Zealand ($529), Fiji Airways ($534) and Qantas Airways ($636).
Do I need a passport to fly between Melbourne and San Francisco?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne and San Francisco?
Alaska Airlines (1 times daily), Qantas Airways (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Melbourne to San Francisco?
For Melbourne to San Francisco, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco 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 San Francisco?
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne & other airports, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.

Book cheap flights from Melbourne to San Francisco (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$529
only
$529
Destination
San Francisco
$529
only
$529
Fri, Jul 19
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
17h 50m
Wed, Aug 7
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
20h 05m
Trip: 20 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,444 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: I liked that there was food available and that they offered complimentary snacks and drinks. Some of the crew members were nice and offered good service. I liked that they offered some type of entertainment and free wifi.

Cons: I didn't like that some of the crew members were not very nice. I also disliked that some of the crew members drove the food/beverage cart violently through the isles and saw as one of the crew members rammed into another person's leg, to only say "oh sorry" and kept on going. This same crew member missed picking up the trash from an entire row and was throwing trash on the floor. She was more interested in caring for a baby on board (not sure if it was her daughter or family member) than the rest of the passengers. I also didn't like the seats were so close to each other, the person in front of me almost hit my face when he reclined his seat all the way back. There wasn't much room to breath let alone stretch.

AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Air NZ is fantastic start to finish and airport security doesn’t make you take off your shoes in the airport. Flight was on time start to finish.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice seats in Business

Cons: 2 hour delay

ZQN
AKL
Good 6.0

Cons: After scanning boarding passes at gate, flight crew required us to show them again at the plane door. We had already stowed our phones, as I think others had. Minor issue but caused what seemed like an unnecessary backup at the cabin door. Our other domestic Air New Zealand flight didn't require it.

YVR
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The service was fantastic

Cons: The plane was very cold inside they need keep the cabin warner

Wed, Jun 12
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
31h 10m
Thu, Aug 8
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
18h 55m
Trip: 58 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 879 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
BNE
NAN
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Efficient crew and boarding.

Cons: Hard to see movies overhead due to brightness of cabin.

CHC
NAN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Comfort was decent.

Cons: Late due to crew.

LAX
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: A and A

SYD
NAN
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew on Fiji Air is incomparable in friendliness.

NAN
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: I liked the music and movies

Cons: I was very close to my neighbor and didnt even feel comfortable to get up and go to the bathroom because I didn't want to wake him.

Thu, Aug 22
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
14h 20m
Sun, Sep 1
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 30m
Trip: 11 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
MEL
SYD
Okay 4.6

Pros: Everything was barely adequate. All the flights on this trip was substandard. Planes seemed old and dirty. Really disappointed.

Cons: Barely made the connection.

SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.0

Cons: very cramped

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Good food and snacks. Great boarding and off boarding experience. Appreciated the help by Qantas ground crew who helped me with my wheelchair in Sydney.

Cons: Small, uncomfortable economy seating. Crew came by infrequently but were attentive when they came.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Too dark to see to get into my carryon and then lost something out of it but couldn’t see it

DFW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best food and flight service EVER. Loved the net leg rests, pillows, blankets, entertainment selections

Cons: Seat arms didn't fold completely back between seats.

Mon, Apr 22
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
31h 20m
Mon, May 6
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
39h 45m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 16
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
26h 40m
Mon, Apr 22
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
28h 15m
Trip: 7 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5,522 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
BKK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The sound at my seat didn’t work so I had a a 14 hour flight with no soundtrack. I watched one Japanese movie with subtitles and then gave up

HKG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Pros: The crew was nice but that’s about it

Cons: Maybe a 333 in economy rather than a 343 Seats were too congested. Hardly any place to move

MNL
HKG
Good 7.3

Cons: Better food

SGN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love the crew, I even didn't have chance to say what I need but I got the one I want

Cons: N/A

HKG
YVR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Seat and legroom ok. Seats are on the narrow side if you have a large person beside you. Supper was excellent. Breakfast so so.

Thu, May 30
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
19h 00m
Sat, Jun 8
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 45m
Trip: 10 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 879 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
LAX
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great hospitality

Cons: Food was mediocre

HNL
CXI
Excellent 8.0

Pros: In flight crew did an excellent job as well as the check in at Honolulu international airport except for that one lady with that birth mark on her face. She needs to cheer up more and be less grouchy

Cons: A little uncomfortable with seating space and leg room but most airlines share the similar seating space anyways. Food was okay

APW
HNL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: I traveled with my 4 children and my husband. Out of Honolulu the flight is scheduled very late so i had extemely exhausted children. The gate agents were so very helpful and so compassionate, especially because my 4 month old baby was crying. They stepped up and helped me with my other kids as my husband was out looking for water to make a bottle for him. Awesome awesome service! The crew was very nice and helpful when we were all sleeping. Did not bother us once and they let us sleep. Unfortunately I did not try their food service but my husband said it was delicious. The only thing was that they only offered a couple of movies via some small screen at the ceiling of plane making it hard for my 5 yo daughter to watch anything ultimately relying on their tablets which dies early. Overall, from check in to touch down, it was a very pleasant flight! Oh! And the blankets were so soft!!

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Ilana, the attendant at the check in was so amazing!!! She went out of her way to find our friend a seat close to us. We just loved everything and everyone about Fiji airways. THANK YOU!!

NAN
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly efficient crew. Clean modern Airbus aircraft and no delays.

Cons: Food was limited and not great.

Sat, May 4
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
19h 00m
Sat, May 25
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 25m
Trip: 22 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 879 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Slow.

NAN
BNE
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice.

Cons: Audio for in flight entertainment did not work midway through the movie. Video was unclear. Food was terrible.

NAN
HNL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: crew very helpful

Cons: larger meal would be niice

NAN
SUV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It was a pleasant and short trip from Nadi to Suva.

Cons: No complaints.

NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: The service and food

Cons: Plane seems dated

Thu, Apr 4
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
18h 55m
Thu, May 2
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
18h 55m
Trip: 29 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 879 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
LAX
Okay 4.0

Pros: Didn't like anything, meal service was terrible

Cons: Never liked anything and will make sure not to take that flight ever again

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: great service and comfort for the price i paid. Staff friendly. My seat was close to the restroom.

Cons: movies were dated.

NAN
CHC
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Pleasant, fast, and efficient process

Cons: Leg space cramped for my tall husband

VAV
NAN
Good 6.0

Cons: with 39 passengers on a 60 persons flight the following annoncement came up: we need 5 volunteers or we leave 524kg of baggage we have to leave here. Than the locals started to bribe the personel... we have no idea if and when our stuff arrives...

NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: The service and food

Cons: Plane seems dated

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