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Good to know

Low season

March Best time to beat the crowds with an average 20% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 30% increase in price.

Average price of a round-trip

$869 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a round-trip

$804 or less

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 $634 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to San Francisco 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 November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is March.
  • Melbourne is served by 4 airports. The Melbourne International Airport (MEL) is one of the most popular in the region. However, Avalon Airport (AVV), Moorabbin Airport (MBW), and Essendon Fields Airport (MEB) also cater to international flights to and from Melbourne.
  • Melbourne International Airport provides travellers with a useful app that informs travellers of discounted flights while ultimately aiming to make travelling from the airport as easy as possible. You will be able to use the app to calculate flight fares and discover essential information about your flight.
  • There are 3 international airports in and around San Francisco, although, when flying from Melbourne, it is best to fly to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The San Francisco International Airport is well-connected to the city, which means you will be able to travel to and from the airport and use it as a base during your stay.
  • You can find Hungry Jack’s, Billie Chu, and BAXA Noodle Bar restaurants in Melbourne International Airport. There are numerous family-friendly restaurants located in the airport. Billie Chu hosts a play area and a children’s menu to cater to families with younger children.
  • If you travel from San Francisco Airport to the city centre via the BART quick train, you can expect a rough travel time of 45–60min, including your wait time. The cost of this trip will be around $ 8.65 (A$ 12).
  • The train station at San Francisco airport is located in the airport opposite the Garage G. Between three and four trains depart from the station each hour and it will take you around 30min to reach downtown San Francisco via train.
  • You can find tax-free retailers in the International Terminal A of San Francisco International Airport. In International Terminal G, you will find a Duty-Free Burberry retailer where you can purchase luxury items tax-free.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Melbourne to San Francisco

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.7
Japan Airlines
Overall score based on 4,475 reviews
8.9
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
9.0
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.4
Food
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Book cheap flights from Melbourne to San Francisco

Recent round-trip flight deals

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