The cheapest times to fly from PHL to MEL are

  • February 19th to March 18th
  • April 23rd to May 27th (except the week of May 14th)
  • August 6th to December 9th

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 PHL to MEL is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2534 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $989 for Tuesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $1189 to $2148 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 $1199. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2261. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1062 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1506 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to MEL flight.

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

PHL to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to MEL flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MEL, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into PHL. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Melbourne, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Philadelphia. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $167 (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 $1434. Return trip prices are from the MEL to PHL 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 PHL to MEL 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 30 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking PHL to MEL

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 PHL to MEL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (PHL > PEK > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1151
  • Average savings: $355 (23.55%)

See PHL to PEK flights

Hack #2: Shanghai (PHL > PVG > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1189
  • Average savings: $317 (21.06%)

See PHL to PVG flights

Hack #3: Singapore (PHL > SIN > MEL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1293
  • Average savings: $213 (14.15%)

See PHL to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, JAL, LATAM, Qantas, Qatar Airways, United, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10288 miles or 16557 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to MEL flight is about 19 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 73 available flights from PHL to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PHL
Origination airport name Philadelphia International Airport
City Philadelphia, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -75.2

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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