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Flight information Auckland International to Melbourne

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Average flight time, total distance 2647 kilometres

4h 5min

Most popular airline last month

Air New Zealand

Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 3 airports in Melbourne: Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Auckland International to Melbourne is $271. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
4h 5min is the average flight time from Auckland International to Melbourne.
There are 9 airlines who fly direct from Auckland International to Melbourne.
There are 76 flights per week flying from Auckland International to Melbourne, as of July.

Which airlines fly from Auckland to Melbourne?

Several airlines have direct Auckland to Melbourne flights every day of the week. Compare airfare from:


Most of these flights arrive at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. Some cheap flights to Melbourne from Auckland with Jetstar may arrive at Avalon Airport.

Is there a time difference between Auckland and Melbourne?

Yes. Melbourne is 2 hours behind Auckland, although the clocks change on different days.


What is the weather like in Melbourne?

Melbourne has a similar climate to Auckland, but the weather is much more variable. Melbourne can famously experience 4 seasons in 1 day, so make sure you pack for all possibilities.


How expensive is Melbourne?



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Essential travel information for Melbourne

  • New Zealand residents can travel freely in Australia without a visa, but you will need a passport for international flights.
  • Read about some of the top experiences in Melbourne so you won't miss out during your trip.


Departing from Auckland

Auckland Airport (AKL) has more direct flights to Melbourne than any other New Zealand airport. These leave from the International Terminal, located 500m away from the Domestic Terminal and connected by a walkway.


After you check in on the ground floor, most of the airport’s facilities are found upstairs. There's a food court before the security checks where you can spend time with non-travelling companions. More dining and shopping options can be found after security by the departure gates, along with 3 airline lounges.


You should aim to get to Auckland Airport no later than 3 hours before flights to Melbourne.


Arriving in Melbourne

Melbourne has 2 main airports:



Most flights arrive at Tullamarine Airport, which is larger, closer to the city and has a wider selection of facilities. Jetstar flights may use either airport, so make sure you check your booking reference.


The cheapest way to get from the airports to Melbourne CBD is on the SkyBus. This costs $AU19 from Tullamarine and AU$22 from Avalon. A taxi costs around AU$50 from Tullamarine or over AU$100 from Avalon. Another option is to hire a car in Melbourne.


Return flights from Melbourne to Auckland

Flights from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to Auckland leave from Terminal 2, the international terminal.


Check-in is on level 1. All of the departure gates are within a 5-minute walk.


Find out more about flying from Melbourne to Auckland.


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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.