The average price of a 7-day trip to Melbourne is $1,735 for a solo traveler, $3,116 for a couple, and $5,842 for a family of 4. Melbourne hotels range from $38 to $143 per night with an average of $86, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $420 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Melbourne International Airport (MEL) are between $1,003 and $1,872 per person for economy flights and $3,147 to $5,874 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $31 to $61 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Melbourne, VC, AU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to MEL and stay in a Melbourne hotel:

  • January 29th to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th (except the week of April 23rd)
  • August 6th to December 2nd (except the week of October 8th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Melbourne is usually late August to early September.

 

Average Melbourne Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Melbourne for a week is $1,073-$2,603($153-$372 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $31 to $61 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $550 to $1,516 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $74 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $90 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Melbourne for a week is $2,746-$5,258($392-$751 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $122 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,100 to $3,032 for economy

Lodging: $51 to $74 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $90 to $110 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Melbourne for a week is $3,680-$8,828($526-$1,261 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $244 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,200 to $6,064 for economy

Lodging: $102 to $148 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $135 to $176 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Melbourne

How cheap can you make a vacation to Melbourne? The cheapest trip to Melbourne is about $124 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $42 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $33.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Melbourne for a week is $867-$2,253($124-$322 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $35 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $550 to $1,516 for economy

Lodging: $33 to $38 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $42 to $82 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Melbourne for a week is $1,536-$4,014($219-$573 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $70 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,100 to $3,032 for economy

Lodging: $33 to $38 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $42 to $82 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Melbourne for a week is $3,030-$7,734($433-$1,105 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $140 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,200 to $6,064 for economy

Lodging: $66 to $76 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $59 to $115 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Melbourne cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Melbourne Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Melbourne.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Melbourne for a week is $2,512-$10,139($359-$1,448 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $62 to $128 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,562 to $3,699 for first class

Lodging: $86 to $143 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Melbourne for a week is $4,508-$14,734($644-$2,105 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $124 to $256 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,124 to $7,398 for first class

Lodging: $86 to $143 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $420 to $924 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Melbourne for a week is $9,016-$26,144($1,288-$3,735 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $248 to $512 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $6,248 to $14,796 for first class

Lodging: $172 to $286 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $588 to $1,294 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Melbourne Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Melbourne is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Melbourne due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Melbourne Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Melbourne hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Melbourne.

 

Flight Costs to Melbourne

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,872 average in late December to a low of $1,003 in late August to early September. Median flight price is $1,302. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Melbourne our data includes 274 originating airports, and 157 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Melbourne from an airport like Provincetown Municipal (PVC) in Provincetown, MA (the United States) for an average $9,378 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Hobart (HBA) in Hobart (Australia) at an average of just $96.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Melbourne, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $868, so you can easily save about 87% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Melbourne can easily cost $260 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $17 per person. Private tours can cost $524 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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