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San Francisco to Melbourne Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 14h 55m
Flights Arrive in Melbourne & other airports
Flights Depart from San Francisco
Flight Price $584
Distance 7,863 miles
Airlines Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia

Good to Know

Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1059
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$921
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Melbourne

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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 $921 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Melbourne was found 50 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 18% 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 San Francisco to Melbourne Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Melbourne take?
An average nonstop flight takes 15h 30m, covering a distance of 7863 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Melbourne?
There are 22 (nonstop) flights between San Francisco and Melbourne per week, averaging 2 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Fiji Airways ($584), Air New Zealand ($730) and Qantas Airways ($760).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Melbourne?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Melbourne?
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 San Francisco to Melbourne?
For San Francisco to Melbourne, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Melbourne?
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne & other airports, also known as Melbourne Airport.

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

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$584
only
$584
Destination
Melbourne
$584
only
$584
Tue, May 21
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
18h 55m
Mon, May 27
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
31h 05m
Trip: 7 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 877 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Friendly crew. Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest. Movies were mostly older and good PG at worst.

Cons: Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest BUT very cramped in Basic Economy. I’m short and couldn’t even put my seat back for entire 11 hours because man behind me was so tall. Meals did not include any salad but did have small amount of veggies.

HNL
NAN
Good 7.2

Pros: Friendly helpful staff. Loved the leg from Nandi to Auckland.

Cons: Having to repack our bags when the total among the three of us flying was within limits. And then still having to pay an extra $60 US. when we didn't get it quite right by about 2 ks. However you did let my wife's wheelchair on without payment thanks for that. I am an ex pilot so it is difficult for your staff to try and explain weight ratios, and the dangers of extra weight.. Then being made to take 1 point something kilos into another lighter bag. However the staff were very good about it. not their fault that they find themselves having to talk through something that just doesn't ad up. However we enjoyed the flight, and the help we received transferring from a very late plane to one almost waiting in Fiji. :-)

SYD
NAN
Good 7.6

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

NAN
APW
Good 6.4

Cons: Boarding a bit chaotic

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Overall it went quickly.

Cons: It was little disorganized at the gate, there were several crying babies, and someone was throwing up behind me.

Sun, Jun 2
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
20h 05m
Sun, Jun 9
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
17h 50m
Trip: 8 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,439 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: yes amazing crew! thank you so much!

Cons: perfect already!

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The plane, seat, food, amenities, staff, etc were all world class

Cons: LAX immigration is a nightmare but not NZ fault.

RAR
AKL
Okay 4.6

Cons: Due to limited internet in Rarotonga, we weren’t able to fully check in until we got to the counter. The flight in came with two checked bags and not our flight to Auckland. We were expected to pay a fee at the counter but was charged $170 for the counter checkin of one bag. This price was not listed or posted anywhere during the booking or via email for mobile check-in.

AKL
YVR
Good 7.2

Pros: Bulk head seats were great.

Cons: It would have been nice if it had not been almost 2 hours late!

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Superb airline

Thu, Jul 4
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
15h 30m
Sat, Jul 20
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
14h 20m
Trip: 17 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food and entertainment were great. Enough space to be comfortable. Crew was nice and attentive.

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.

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.

LAX
BNE
Okay 4.0

Cons: The seats were much too close together for any comfort. Quite frankly, I booked with Qantas because I heard it was a good airline and comfortable. Riding on AA was NOT comfortable. If I wanted to ride AA, I would have booked them.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything went well. boarding and check in.

Cons: Seat spacing: way too close in economy. When person in front puts seat back, could not stand up to get out of seat. Got leg cramps trying to shuffle out sideways stooped over row of seats in front and rear hitting faces of occupants in my row. Refuse to fly on this airline any more until reasonable seat spacing is provided for price paid. Don't like standing up the whole flight because one cannot get into or out of seat.

Tue, Mar 26
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
21h 00m
Tue, Apr 30
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
24h 20m
Trip: 36 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,086 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
ZQN
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Cons: No seatback monitor.

LAX
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Delayed Food Chair

MEL
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Free wifi

Cons: Not much

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seats were very comfortable and afforded plenty of leg room. I would recommend Virgin Australia

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: On time.

Thu, Apr 4
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 45m
Thu, Apr 25
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
19h 00m
Trip: 22 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 877 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. I felt they were racist. Not only were we not able to board the plane early with our Baby based on Veronica denying our request request I notice the female crew would acknowledge the other Babies and never noticed our African American Baby.

Cons: The food and he service was awful.

HNL
NAN
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: By sending my purchase thru a third party, you screwed my ability to use your cancellation policy and was forced to use there’s which was not customer service oriented. I will never again use kayak

LAX
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great hospitality

Cons: Food was mediocre

LAX
NAN
Excellent 8.0

Pros: They had vegetarian options at every in-flight meal. Heaven! Flight staff were all extremely attentive and polite.

Cons: Seats are cramped (as with most budget travel) and entertainment options were not very good. Movies were mainly very old and games not very interesting.

SFO
NAN
Good 6.0

Pros: Food was very tasty. In-flight movies were up to date and very good.

Cons: Seat was hard as a rock. No way to get comfortable on a 10 hour + flight. Seat in front practically is in your face when they recline. I'm not fond of the A330 layout. Give me a 777 any day.

Sat, May 4
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 45m
Sat, May 18
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
19h 00m
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 877 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: Had an extra seat to strech out.

LAX
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love the workers, I love the entertainment. The pilot did a great job.

NAN
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was very nice and did a great job.

Cons: Security at Fiji was rude and redundant. Never have I had my bags searched 5 times before boarding a plane.

SFO
NAN
Good 6.6

Cons: Small and bland food. Very limited entertainment. TV didnt work but they gave me an ipad.

SYD
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fuji was Great

Thu, Sep 19
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 45m
Mon, Sep 30
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
31h 10m
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 877 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

NAN
LAX
Good 6.3

Cons: IF it weren’t for the freezing cabin temp, I wouldn’t have needed. blanket that smelled like everyone’s feet had been wrapped in it. The breakfast was lukewarm, and some parts were even still cold that should hve been hot.

NAN
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. I felt they were racist. Not only were we not able to board the plane early with our Baby based on Veronica denying our request request I notice the female crew would acknowledge the other Babies and never noticed our African American Baby.

Cons: The food and he service was awful.

SUV
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Good flight

NAN
SUV
Excellent 8.0

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

Cons: No complaints.

Wed, Jun 26
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
32h 16m
Wed, Jul 24
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
25h 50m
Trip: 29 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,439 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Superb airline

YVR
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Very spacious seats and good entertainment system. Two meals provided. Good blankets provided with pillows. Spacious and clean bathroom.

Cons: My usb charging plug didn’t work and I wish they sent me an email in advance or told me upon check in what the requirements were that I would have to show upon boarding. I was not prepared to show them my follow on flight schedule (leaving NZ) but I would have been prepared if I had known in advance

SYD
AKL
Okay 4.4

Cons: Do not ever forget or decide not to book a checked in bag on Air NZ when booking your ticket on line. You have a bag to check at the airport they will not tell you it is $30 or $40 but gouge you for $160au. That is a total rip off and they should be embarrassed to ask for that excessive amount.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Entertainment and seat comfort

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Air New Zealand needs to get onto the TSA Precheck program and the agent at check-in (in the biz line) started scolding me for not meeting the economy baggage allowance (only 1 small 7kg carry on), but everything else was perfect. Best biz class flight I’ve ever had, mostly because of the cabin crew

Fri, Jun 7
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
25h 25m
Sun, Jun 16
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
37h 00m
Trip: 10 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: I liked the disabled service

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. And why aren’t all the people flying with babies and young children all in one part of the plan?

SYD
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: We landed safely.

Cons: Crew spoke little English it seemed. Maybe they did not understand my American accent. They never acknowledged my requests and repeatedly would overlook me for drinks or food. When I would give them my order, they would diaappear, then reappear with the order wrong. On. Every. Single. Occasion.... They were rude and dismissive. Food was barely adequate of what I served.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was nice, seat not so comfortable

Cons: too crowded for such a long flight

LAX
BNE
Okay 4.0

Cons: The seats were much too close together for any comfort. Quite frankly, I booked with Qantas because I heard it was a good airline and comfortable. Riding on AA was NOT comfortable. If I wanted to ride AA, I would have booked them.

MEL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The 787 dreamliner does an excellent job flying, with reduced cabin noise.

Cons: The passengers with a small child behind us were very noisy and bumping/pushing into our seat-backs way too much. The boarding was a bit chaotic. Defining the boarding sequence based on row numbers should help.

Mon, Apr 1
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
31h 49m
Fri, May 31
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
35h 25m
Trip: 61 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,439 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
AKL
DUD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable (exit row) for a commuter jet.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Pinot noir

Cons: No temp control, a little stuffy

AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Nothing

SYD
CHC
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Seats, food, entertainment

AKL
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Auckland to Chicago was fine. Chicago to Minnesota was horrible. The departure plane showed up late due to weather which is understandable. Once the plane showed up we waited for over 4 hours for a pilots to show up. Our flight could have bee managed much better, poor job by United!

Fri, Jun 7
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
25h 40m
Sun, Jun 16
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
37h 00m
Trip: 10 days
8.6ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.6 Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: The seat is narrow compare with other airlines.

SYD
DFW
Good 6.0

Cons: Seating space was horrible! The seat in front of me, when reclined, was IN MY LAP! Headphones were bad. This LONG flight left A LOT to be desired!

SYD
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Couldn't check in on mobile

MEL
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Not a lot to like. Some flight attendants were nice. Others not so much.

Cons: Filthy toilets at the beginning of the flight. If they were ever cleaned they didn’t get behind the toilet or the walls. The walls stained with something dripping. Paint peeling in toilet. No room at all. I am small and with seat in front pushed back I couldn’t move.

LAX
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: I liked the disabled service

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. And why aren’t all the people flying with babies and young children all in one part of the plan?

Thu, May 9
SFO
San Francisco
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
18h 55m
Mon, May 20
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
SFO
San Francisco
31h 10m
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 877 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
AKL
Good 7.3

Pros: Economy seats were slightly better than most, but the configuration of the 2 seats was good 2 of us to have our own area. Food was good and unexpected for a 3 hr flight.

Cons: Movies/TV shows were limited compared to other airlines. I am taller so seating in any economy seat is cramped at best.

LAX
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great hospitality

Cons: Food was mediocre

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Slow.

NAN
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. I felt they were racist. Not only were we not able to board the plane early with our Baby based on Veronica denying our request request I notice the female crew would acknowledge the other Babies and never noticed our African American Baby.

Cons: The food and he service was awful.

NAN
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Friendly crew. Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest. Movies were mostly older and good PG at worst.

Cons: Cloth seats were pretty comfortable with adjustable wings on sides of headrest BUT very cramped in Basic Economy. I’m short and couldn’t even put my seat back for entire 11 hours because man behind me was so tall. Meals did not include any salad but did have small amount of veggies.

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