The cheapest times to fly from LGA to MEL are

  • January 29th to April 1st
  • July 30th to September 30th
  • October 15th 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 LGA to MEL is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $2564 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $1118 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from New York, NY (LGA) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $1137 to $2116 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 $1159. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2367. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1208 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1350 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGA to MEL flight.

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

LGA to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGA 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 $0.08, 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. Thursdays 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 $133 (9%) 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 $1324. Return trip prices are from the MEL to LGA 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 LGA to MEL can generally find a 2-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 LGA 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 LGA to MEL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (LGA > SIN > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1111
  • Average savings: $239 (17.67%)

See LGA to SIN flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (LGA > BKK > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1150
  • Average savings: $200 (14.82%)

See LGA to BKK flights

Hack #3: London (LGA > LHR > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1213
  • Average savings: $137 (10.11%)

See LGA to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, JAL, LATAM, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to LaGuardia Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10368 miles or 16686 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGA 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 66 available flights from LGA to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LGA
Origination airport name LaGuardia Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -73.9

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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