The cheapest times to fly from PEK to MEL are

  • March 5th to April 1st
  • April 30th to May 27th
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the weeks of September 24th and October 1st)

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 PEK to MEL is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1171 for Friday flights during late January, or as low as $353 for Wednesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from Beijing (PEK) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $411 to $836 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $421. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $981. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $561 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $546 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PEK to MEL flight.

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

PEK to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PEK to MEL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Beijing. 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 MEL, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into PEK. 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 $41 (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 $554. Return trip prices are from the MEL to PEK 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 PEK to MEL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 10 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, Beijing Capital, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Fiji Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, THAI, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to Capital International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5661 miles or 9110 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PEK to MEL flight is about 11 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Beijing and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from PEK to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PEK
Origination airport name Capital International Airport
City Beijing
Country China
Latitude 40.1
Longitude 116.6

Return Airport

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


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