The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MEL are
- February 5th to May 27th (except the week of April 2nd)
- August 6th to September 30th
- November 5th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)
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 LAX to MEL is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $1877 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $812 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.
When to Fly to Melbourne
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $871 to $1372 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $863. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1681. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $818 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $958 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MEL flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to MEL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to MEL flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $84 (8%) 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 $987. Return trip prices are from the MEL to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LAX to MEL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 15 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX to MEL? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Hainan, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 7926 miles or 12756 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to MEL?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MEL flight is about 15 hour 15 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Melbourne?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 102 available flights from LAX to MEL.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Melbourne International Airport|
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