The cheapest times to fly from MEL to JFK are

  • January 22nd to June 24th (except the weeks of April 2nd, April 9th, and May 7th)
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 JFK is early March. Prices can be as high as $1817 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $835 for Wednesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $869 to $1471 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $880. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1601. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $722 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $978 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to JFK flight.

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

MEL to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to JFK flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Melbourne. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MEL. 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 $96 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1001. Return trip prices are from the JFK 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 JFK 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 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Serbia, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hawaiian, JAL, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Melbourne International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10372 miles or 16692 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to JFK flight is about 19 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 107 available flights from MEL to JFK.


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 JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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