The cheapest times to fly from MEL to STL are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • 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 STL is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2335 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $877 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to St. Louis

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to St. Louis, MO (STL) will usually cost between $901 to $1817 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $920. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2176. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1257 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1201 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to STL flight.

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

MEL to STL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to STL 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 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 $164 (10%) 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 $1152. Return trip prices are from the STL 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 STL 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 3 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 STL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from STL
  • Usually 8.91% less expensive than STL
  • 2-layover flights available

See MEL to BMI flights

Destination alternative #2: University of Illinois/Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign/Urbana, IL

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from STL
  • Usually 2.08% less expensive than STL
  • 2-layover flights available

See MEL to CMI flights


Flight Hacking MEL to STL

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 STL — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1069
  • Average savings: $133 (11.03%)

See MEL to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (MEL > SFO > STL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1183
  • Average savings: $19 (1.54%)

See MEL to LAX flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Fiji Airways, JAL, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from St Louis Lambert International Airport to Melbourne International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9484 miles or 15263 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to STL flight is about 18 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and St. Louis, MO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from MEL to STL.


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 STL
Destination airport name St Louis Lambert International Airport
City St. Louis, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.7
Longitude -90.4


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