The cheapest times to fly from JFK to MEL are

  • January 29th to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to December 2nd

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 JFK to MEL is mid August. Prices can be as high as $2263 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $875 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $971 to $1703 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $986. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2078. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1092 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1239 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to MEL flight.

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

JFK to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to MEL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MEL, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $96 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1218. Return trip prices are from the MEL to JFK 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 JFK 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 19 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK 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 JFK to MEL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (JFK > KUL > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1103
  • Average savings: $137 (11.02%)

See JFK to KUL flights

Hack #2: Singapore (JFK > SIN > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1129
  • Average savings: $110 (8.88%)

See JFK to SIN flights

Hack #3: Manila (JFK > MNL > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1133
  • Average savings: $107 (8.6%)

See JFK to MNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 31 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, JAL, JetBlue, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10372 miles or 16692 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to MEL flight is about 19 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from JFK to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

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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