Cheap flights from Auckland to Melbourne

Flight information Auckland International to Melbourne

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


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 $265. 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?

How easy is it to depart on flights from Auckland to Melbourne? 

Auckland International Airport is New Zealand’s key international hub, offering direct flights to Melbourne every day. This airport has 2 terminals. 

  • International Terminal – flights from Auckland to Melbourne depart from this terminal.

Departing from the International Terminal means that you can access currency exchange services, bars, premier lounges, free WiFi, cash machines, duty-free shops, restaurants, charging outlets, and information desks. A complimentary shuttle service links the two terminals.

Arrive at Auckland International Airport at least 2 hours before your flight to Melbourne is due to depart.

What do I need before I fly from Auckland to Melbourne? 

  • All international travel requires passengers to carry a valid passport.
  • Please be aware that if you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia, then you will need to apply for electronic permission to travel, or an ETA. Go to the Australian government website for more information.

What is Melbourne Airport like?

Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is the only airport in Melbourne that welcomes in nonstop flights from Auckland. It is a modern airport with 4 terminals, and is located 23km from the city centre.

  • Terminal 2 – flights from Auckland to Melbourne are directed to the international terminal, T2. 

Once you disembark, you can access ATMs, currency exchange, free WiFi, duty-free shops, restaurants and bars, charging points, car hire desks, and newsagencies. Terminals are walkable.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

  • Melbourne has a lovely climate, and you can expect summers of 25°C on average, and days of 10-20°C in winter.

Is there a time difference between Auckland and Melbourne?

  • Melbourne is 2 hours behind Auckland.

Is Melbourne cheaper than Auckland?

Melbourne is actually cheaper than Auckland, except when it comes to accommodation, though you can find cheap hotels in Melbourne with our search tools. You can also save money by enjoying the beautiful beaches of Melbourne.

  Auckland Melbourne
Average cost of a meal for 2 people 90NZD ($85) $85
Average cost of a coffee 4.70NZD ($4.45) $4.15
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD 38-75NZD ($36-71) $60

What about return flights from Melbourne to Auckland?

Search for flights back to Auckland with Skyscanner by using our Return feature, or going to our Melbourne to Auckland flights page.

Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of May 2019


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