Cheap flights from Melbourne to London Heathrow

Flight information Melbourne to London Heathrow

Direct airlines


Average flight time, total distance 16929 kilometres

22h 20min

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London Heathrow

1 airport

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Flying from Melbourne to London Heathrow? Explore all the information you need below.

Direct flights from Melbourne to London Heathrow

There is no direct flight available between Melbourne and London Heathrow, and you must make at least one stopover to complete your journey. The majority of these connections occur in Brunei, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.

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Airlines that offer cheap flights between Melbourne and London Heathrow include Royal Brunei, Emirates, Qantas, and Etihad. To ensure you always secure the cheapest possible price for your Melbourne to London Heathrow flight, sign up for Skyscanner price alerts and receive an email every time fares for this route drop or increase in price.

Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) Departure Information

Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport is the only international Airport in Melbourne and is situated 30mins drive from Melbourne’s CBD. All international departures are from Terminal 2. There are many ways to get to and from the airport, including driving, taxis, and the Skybus, which offers services every 10mins between the Airport and CBD. Tickets are available from the Skybus booths located at the Airport.

London Heathrow (LHR) Arrival Information

London’s Heathrow airport is located about 30mins drive, or just under an hour train trip from London Central. There are multiple public transport options available to you including trains, underground subway, buses and coaches. Car hire, taxis and chauffeur services are also available.

London Heathrow has five terminals, with many Australian flights landing at Terminal 3. Please confirm your arrival terminal with your airline of choice before making transport plans.

Time difference from Melbourne to London Heathrow

London is 9 hours behind Melbourne when Melbourne is not observing daylight savings time. Both cities alter times for daylight savings however, with London setting clocks forward on the last Sunday of March and moving them back on the last Sunday of October. Melbourne moves clocks forward one hour on the first Sunday of October, and back one hour on the first Sunday of April.


London’s seasons are the opposite of Melbourne but temperature ranges are quite similar in cooler months. A London Summer (June-August) has tops of 20℃, and while the average Melbourne summer (December-February) is only 24℃, temperatures often rise above 30℃. Summer is very popular in Melbourne, as is summer in London, however Autumn or Spring offers favourable conditions that are often less congested with tourists.

Expect to pay

London’s transport, restaurants and cafes are all on average quite a lot more expensive than Melbourne, while general groceries and alcohol are cheaper. Expect to pay around £2.60 ($5.04 AUD) for a cup of coffee in London.

Transportation to city centre

A wide variety of transportation options are available from London Heathrow. If you’re on a budget, the subway journey is about £6 (approx. $12 AUD) and takes just under an hour. Taxi cabs are available too but can cost up to and over £80 ($154 AUD). Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to Melbourne City costs $55-$65 AUD on average and takes about 30mins. Skyscanner’s car hire and airport shuttle options also offer a convenient solution for your transportation needs.

Mode of payment

Credit cards, debit cards and cash are accepted as payment methods in both London & Melbourne. The currency in London is British pounds sterling.

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The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please check all travel details and costs closer to the time of your travel date.

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