The cheapest times to fly from LHR to MEL are

  • February 5th to June 10th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 9th)
  • October 22nd 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 LHR to MEL is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $1608 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $668 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from London (LHR) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $668 to $1326 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $668. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1444. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $776 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $832 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LHR to MEL flight.

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

LHR to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LHR to MEL flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.05, 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. 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 $82 (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 $846. Return trip prices are from the MEL to LHR 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 LHR 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 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 53 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Serbia, Alitalia, American, Asiana, Austrian, Beijing Capital, British Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Firefly, Garuda Indonesia, Gulf Air, Hainan, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, MEA, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei, SAS, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, THAI, Tianjin Airlines, Tigerair, Turkish Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to London Heathrow Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10505 miles or 16906 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LHR to MEL flight is about 19 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 111 available flights from LHR to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LHR
Origination airport name London Heathrow Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude -0.5

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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