The cheapest times to fly from MEL to LAX are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 23rd and April 30th)
  • August 6th to September 16th
  • October 15th 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 LAX is early September. Prices can be as high as $1682 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $619 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $619 to $1282 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 $619. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1410. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $791 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $708 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to LAX flight.

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

MEL to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than 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

Tuesday 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 $84 (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 $743. Return trip prices are from the LAX 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 LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 15 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 32 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hainan, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, LATAM, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Melbourne International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7926 miles or 12756 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to LAX flight is about 15 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 104 available flights from MEL to LAX.


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 LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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