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|August||Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (16% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$276||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Melbourne
- Looking for cheap airfare to Melbourne? 25% of our users found return tickets to Melbourne for the following prices or less: From Christchurch $220, from Wellington $308, from Auckland Intl $321
- Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
- High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Melbourne is March.
- Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the major travel hub for the city and generally has the cheapest flights. Catching a taxi is the quickest way to reach the city, with fares costing A$ 70 (≈NZ$ 73).
- The city of Melbourne is also served by Avalon Airport (AVV), which is a much smaller airport located close to the neighbouring city of Geelong. If you are planning on discovering the Great Ocean Road and visiting towns such as Torquay and Lorne, Avalon will be the most convenient flight destination.
- Travellers who want to relax before their flight have a choice of comfortable premium lounges at Melbourne Airport, with Marhaba Lounge, located within Terminal 2 of Melbourne Airport, available to all travellers regardless of flight class or airline, with a payment of A$ 75 (≈NZ$ 79). The Plaza Premium Lounge, also in Terminal 2, costs USD 45 for 2 hours. Both have buffet food, fast Wi-Fi and plenty of comfy seating. A less pricy option is a quick massage in one of the massage chairs, which are available for passengers in Terminal 3 and cost around NZ$ 2 for 5 minutes.
- For up-to-date flight information, travellers can download the Melbourne Airport App, which provides essential information such as maps, flight information, and shopping and dining deals.
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