The cheapest times to fly from MEL to SEA are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • July 23rd to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 17th and September 24th)

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 SEA is early September. Prices can be as high as $1787 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $729 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Seattle

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to Seattle, WA (SEA) will usually cost between $732 to $1438 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 $737. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1652. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $915 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $952 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to SEA flight.

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

MEL to SEA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to SEA 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 $0.07, 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 $110 (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 $943. Return trip prices are from the SEA 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 SEA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 43 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 SEA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Vancouver

  • 127 miles (204 km) away from SEA
  • Usually 10.14% less expensive than SEA
  • Nonstop flights available

See MEL to YVR flights


Flight Hacking MEL to SEA

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 SEA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $887
  • Average savings: $65 (6.83%)

See MEL to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, JAL, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to Melbourne International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8184 miles or 13171 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to SEA flight is about 15 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and Seattle, WA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 88 available flights from MEL to SEA.


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 SEA
Destination airport name Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
City Seattle, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -122.3


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