The cheapest times to fly from ATL to MEL are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 15th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ATL to MEL is mid February. Prices can be as high as $2674 for Thursday flights during late December, or as low as $1124 for Wednesday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $1214 to $2028 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1260. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2357. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1097 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1544 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to MEL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to MEL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ATL to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to MEL flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MEL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ATL. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Melbourne, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Atlanta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $135 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1467. Return trip prices are from the MEL to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL to MEL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ATL to MEL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ATL to MEL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ATL > LAX > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1288
  • Average savings: $257 (16.61%)

See ATL to LAX flights

Hack #2: Vancouver (ATL > YVR > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1352
  • Average savings: $193 (12.47%)

See ATL to YVR flights

Hack #3: Honolulu, HI (ATL > HNL > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1355
  • Average savings: $189 (12.24%)

See ATL to HNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to MEL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, LATAM, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9686 miles or 15588 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to MEL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to MEL flight is about 18 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 85 available flights from ATL to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code MEL
Destination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne
Country Australia
Latitude -37.7
Longitude 144.8


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