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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne, AU, Australia - LAX to MEL

Popular flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 10, 2016 Jul 18, 2016 $972
Aug 20, 2016 Aug 27, 2016 $972
Hawaiian Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 29, 2016 Aug 14, 2016 $1,757
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 1, 2016 Jul 15, 2016 $1,018
Aug 19, 2016 Sep 3, 2016 $1,018
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 17, 2016 May 26, 2016 $1,067
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 12, 2016 May 18, 2016 $1,113

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne (LAX to MEL)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Los Angeles to Melbourne, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $983.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne (LAX to MEL)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Los Angeles to Melbourne based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $1,081 $1,097
7-14 days $1,067 $1,087
14-21 days $1,081 $1,080
21-30 days $1,081 $1,076
30-60 days $1,078 $981
60-90 days $1,177 $972
90+ days $1,025 $972

Cheapest Day To Fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$977 $981 $981 $983 $981 $1,006 $972

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Los Angeles to Melbourne

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Los Angeles Melbourne United 5/17/16 5/26/16 0 $1,067
June Los Angeles Melbourne American 6/14/16 6/28/16 1 $1,045
July Los Angeles Melbourne American 7/10/16 7/18/16 1 $972
August Los Angeles Melbourne American 8/20/16 8/27/16 1 $972
September Los Angeles Melbourne American 9/6/16 9/20/16 1 $981
October Los Angeles Melbourne United 10/20/16 10/23/16 0 $1,162
November Los Angeles Melbourne Qantas 11/3/16 11/13/16 1 $1,065
December Los Angeles Melbourne Hawaiian 12/1/16 12/10/16 2 $1,769

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne (LAX to MEL)

Your Los Angeles to Melbourne flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne is $1,206.

The average price for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne is $1,116.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne.

Nonstop Flight Details from Los Angeles to Melbourne
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Qantas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 22:15 22:15
United 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 22:35 22:35

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne (LAX to MEL)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne is $624.

The average price for round trip flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne is $1,204.

Los Angeles to Melbourne Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne?
Answer: The average Los Angeles to Melbourne flight time is 15 hours and 47 minutes.
Question: How many miles are there between Los Angeles and Melbourne?
Answer: The distance from Los Angeles to Melbourne is 7923 miles.
Question: How common are direct flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne?
Answer: There are 14 direct flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Melbourne.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne?
Answer: Brisbane, AU

Airlines Flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne (LAX to MEL)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Melbourne with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne.

Los Angeles to Melbourne
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air China PEK X X X
China Airlines TPE X X X
Cathay HKG X X X X X X X
China Southern CAN X X X X X X X
China Southern JFK / CAN X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB / KUL X X X X X X X
Etihad AUH X X X X X X X
Fiji Airways NAN X X X X X
China Eastern PVG X X X X X X X
Air New Zealand AKL X X X X X X X
Philippine MNL X X X
Philippine CEB / MNL X X X
Qantas - X X X X X X X
Qantas SYD X X X X X X X
Qatar DOH X X X X X X X
Singapore NRT / SIN X X X X X X X
United - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia BNE X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Los Angeles and Melbourne, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $208
Los Angeles to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $149
Los Angeles to Las Vegas American, Spirit, United, Virgin America $71
Los Angeles to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $89
Los Angeles to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United $236
Los Angeles to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, Spirit, United, Virgin America $107

Cheap International Flights from Los Angeles - LAX

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Los Angeles to Sydney American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, Virgin America, Great Lakes $927
Los Angeles to Tokyo American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, JAL, Malaysia, All Nippon, Singapore, United, Virgin America, Island Air, Great Lakes $665
Los Angeles to Bangkok American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $624
Los Angeles to Brisbane American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, Virgin America $1,015
Los Angeles to Adelaide American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,175
Los Angeles to Manila American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Philippine, United $608
Los Angeles to Auckland American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Air New Zealand, United, Virgin America, Island Air, Great Lakes $749
Los Angeles to Canberra American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,221
Los Angeles to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, Dragonair, United, Great Lakes $672
Los Angeles to Shanghai Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen, Great Lakes $625
Los Angeles to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Air New Zealand, Czech, Arkefly, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight, Great Lakes $890
Los Angeles to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Great Lakes $837

Cheap International Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Diego to Melbourne American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,196
Ontario to Melbourne American, Alaska, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Santa Ana to Melbourne American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Burbank to Melbourne American, Alaska, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Tijuana to Melbourne AeroMexico, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Santa Barbara to Melbourne American, Alaska, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Long Beach to Melbourne American, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United Check Dates
Palm Springs to Melbourne American, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,302
Palomar to Melbourne American, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia Check Dates
San Luis Obispo to Melbourne American, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,245
Santa Maria to Melbourne Qantas, United Check Dates
San Diego to Sydney American, Alaska, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,142
Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $972 Round trip from LAX to MEL