The cheapest times to fly from MEL to AKL are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the weeks of February 12th, February 26th, and March 12th)
  • May 14th to June 24th
  • July 30th to October 21st (except the weeks of September 17th and September 24th)
  • November 5th to December 9th (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 MEL to AKL is early September. Prices can be as high as $563 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $179 for Saturday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Auckland

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to Auckland (AKL) will usually cost between $197 to $440 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $186. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $521. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $335 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to AKL flight.

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

MEL to AKL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to AKL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Melbourne. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday 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 $16 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $266. Return trip prices are from the AKL to MEL 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 MEL to AKL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 56 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Vanuatu, Aircalin, American, China Eastern, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hainan, Hawaiian, Jetstar, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, THAI, Tigerair, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1638 miles or 2636 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to AKL flight is about 3 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and Auckland?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from MEL to AKL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMEL
Origination airport nameMelbourne International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeAKL
Destination airport nameAuckland International Airport
CountryNew Zealand


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