The cheapest times to fly from MEL to CLT are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • July 16th to September 9th
  • October 8th to November 25th

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 CLT is late October. Prices can be as high as $2389 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $932 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Charlotte

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to Charlotte, NC (CLT) will usually cost between $963 to $1849 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $982. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2211. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1229 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1207 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to CLT flight.

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

MEL to CLT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to CLT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Melbourne. 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 fly to CLT, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MEL. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Charlotte, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Melbourne. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $189 (11%) 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 $1184. Return trip prices are from the CLT 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 CLT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from MEL to CLT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 12.47% less expensive than CLT
  • 2-layover flights available

See MEL to GSP flights

Destination alternative #2: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in Raleigh/Durham, NC

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 1.74% less expensive than CLT
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEL to RDU flights

Destination alternative #3: Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro/High Point, NC

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from CLT
  • Usually 1.12% less expensive than CLT
  • 2-layover flights available

See MEL to GSO flights


Flight Hacking MEL to CLT

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 MEL to CLT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (MEL > LAX > CLT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1094
  • Average savings: $113 (9.37%)

See MEL to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MEL > JFK > CLT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1151
  • Average savings: $56 (4.6%)

See MEL to LAX flights

Hack #3: Brisbane (MEL > BNE > CLT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1156
  • Average savings: $51 (4.19%)

See MEL to BNE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, JAL, JetBlue, LATAM, Qantas, Qatar Airways, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Melbourne International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9909 miles or 15947 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to CLT flight is about 18 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and Charlotte, NC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from MEL to CLT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEL
Origination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne
Country Australia
Latitude -37.7
Longitude 144.8

Return Airport

Destination code CLT
Destination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9


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