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Flights to Melbourne in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest inJulyBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceC$ 1,444Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip fromC$ 1,778From Toronto to Melbourne
One-way fromC$ 954One-way flight from Toronto to Melbourne

Cheapest prices for Melbourne flights by month

January
C$ 1,486
February
C$ 1,192
March
C$ 1,224
April
C$ 1,185
May
C$ 1,239
June
C$ 1,347
July
C$ 1,373
August
C$ 1,447
September
C$ 1,451
October
C$ 1,395
November
C$ 1,331
December
C$ 1,433
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Melbourne is April. The most expensive month for flights is January. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Melbourne?

YTO - MEL
Price
C$ 1,185 - C$ 2,528
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Temperature
22 - 32 °C
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Rainfall
26 - 170 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, April is seen as the time to fly to Melbourne, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Melbourne, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being August.

When is the best time to book a flight to Melbourne?

The price you pay for your flight to Melbourne may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 15 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase in the final two weeks or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Melbourne. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Melbourne?

Melbourne flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

When to fly to Melbourne

Melbourne is a four-season destination. Festivals and sporting events are dotted throughout the year so check the event schedule before looking for cheap flights to Melbourne.

Peak Season:
Summer and winter. The Australian Open takes place in the final fortnight of January. The Australian Formula One Grand Prix is held in March. The Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes place March through April. The Melbourne International Film Festival takes place in mid-July/August. The Melbourne Fringe Festival takes place in the first three weeks in October, and the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November. October through March is cricket season, and winter skiing is just a three-hour drive from the city.

Shoulder Season:
Spring and fall are shoulder seasons; good times to seek lower airfares and hotel accommodations.

Overview

Melbourne is Australia’s second city, beautiful, more laid back than Sydney and the most European of Australia’s cities.

Travellers booking cheap flights to Melbourne will discover that Melburnians enjoy their culture. With all the gloss and sophistication of a Barcelona or a Milan, art galleries and cultural institutions abound and international events such as the Grand Prix, the Open Tennis Championships and the International Comedy Festival dot the calendar.

Melbourne is also Australia’s food capital with more than 3,000 restaurants, cafes and bars, and it boasts the biggest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, Victoria Market.

Adding to the European vibe is the tram network. Melbourne has the biggest tram network in the world with 249km of double track and the world’s only Tram Restaurant. This dining car trundles through the city streets serving such Australian delicacies as grilled kangaroo loin and best Victorian wines.

The city is also an ideal base for visiting South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.

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Getting around Melbourne

Melbourne is lovely city to walk through. It’s fairly compact and the Yarra River, which runs through the middle of the city, offers cruises for those who want to spend their time floating through town. There are plenty of transportation options to be found; trams, trains and buses crisscross the city. 

The trams are a great way to experience one of Melbourne’s cultural icons, and buses stop at all the major sights. Except for peak hours, it’s easy to hail one of the many cabs. Taxis tend to fill up quickly on Friday and Saturday nights. Driving can be a hassle, despite the ease of navigating through Melbourne’s streets, since trams and aggressive drivers complicate traffic.

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