Best time to beat the crowds (15% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (25% more expensive on average)
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
When to book flights from Melbourne to London
Estimated return price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Melbourne
The cheapest flight from Melbourne to London was found, on average, 76 days before departure.
Book at least 6 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 43% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
There are really no bad options for layovers on this flight path, as most of the choices are highly rated airports with good options for facilities and services during a wait between flights. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) has been voted the world’s best multiple times. Abu Dhabi is a very likely connection on this flight path and offers open-access lounges at good rates, plenty of cafes, smoking areas and even a spa.
All airports in London have good connections to the city, so regardless of which airport you arrive in London through, you will find transit to London City easily and often.
If you need any last minute travel supplies before a long flight, you will find many options at Melbourne Airport (MEL). The shopping options are extensive and include luxury brands and souvenirs.
If you are booking parking at Melbourne Airport for while you are away, make sure to book online in advance for the best rate.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days
FAQs for booking Melbourne to London flights
A convenient way to make this journey is by using the Heathrow Express train. The Heathrow Express takes you to Paddington Station in roughly just 15min and runs every 15min or so. A single ticket costs around £25 (A$ 46). The London Underground is a slower but cheaper option, with an Underground station at Heathrow for the Piccadilly line, which conveniently connects to other tube lines. You can pick up an Oyster card at the airport for about £5 (A$ 9.20), plus £3.30 (A$ 6) for the journey to Piccadilly Circus. You can also tap with a contactless card or your smartphone or device instead of using an Oyster card.
There are multiple car hire options at all of London’s airports. Once you have decided which airport you are flying to, KAYAK can also help you find the best deals for cheap car hire in London. Once you’ve searched your preferred dates above and hit search, click the ‘Cars’ option in the menu.
There are no direct flights connecting Melbourne to London.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Melbourne to London flight route.
KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Melbourne to London.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to London from Melbourne is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to London with an airline and back to Melbourne with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to London from Melbourne up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.