Flights from London to Melbourne

London to Melbourne

  • £543 was the cheapest return price from London to Melbourne last month
  • London to Melbourne is 10,499 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Melbourne is 20h 30min
  • Melbourne is served by 3 airports. These are Melbourne Avalon, Melbourne Essendon, Melbourne Tullamarine.
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Melbourne last month was Emirates

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Flights from London to Melbourne

This information is correct as of September 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Melbourne

Qantas offer direct flights from London-Heathrow to Melbourne. Lots of airlines offer indirect flights. They include Qatar Airways via Doha, Singapore Airlines via Singapore, Emirates via Dubai, Thai via Bangkok, British Airways and Etihad via Abu Dhabi, Virgin Atlantic and Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong, and Air India via New Delhi.

Terminal Information – Departing

Flights to Melbourne usually depart from Terminal 3. This may not always be true, however, so double check your boarding card before heading to the airport. Terminals 4 & 5 have their own stops on the Heathrow Express and on the tube, so be careful. Terminal 3 has a good range of luxury and high street shops, as well as places to eat and drink. You can get a last minute spa treatment at Be Relax, pick up some of your favourite British toiletries at Boots, or enjoy a seafood and champagne meal at Caviar House & Prunier. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal. If you need speedier internet you can either upgrade to a pay-as-you-go package, or check into one of the executive lounges. There are two in Terminal 3: A Servisair Executive Lounge and a No.1 Traveller Lounge. Both offer complimentary food, drink and Wi-Fi. The No.1 lounge also has a spa, showers and bedrooms.

Terminal Information – Arriving

International flights come into Melbourne Airport's Terminal 2. There's a taxi rank outside the arrivals area: you should expect to pay $55-65* (about £25.45- £30.10) for the trip into the city centre. The SkyBus Express bus costs $18* (about £8.33) each way: stops can be found outside terminals 1 and 3. The journey takes 10 minutes, and free transfer to major CBD hotels is available from 6am-10:30pm Monday to Friday, and 7:30am-5:30pm Saturday to Sunday. Transfers are unavailable on Christmas day. Local buses are also available, but they are far slower.

Practical Information

You need a valid passport to visit Australia. It has to be valid for the full duration of your stay. British citizens need a visa to visit Australia. You can apply for an eVisitor visa online at the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. There is no charge for this. Alternatively you can pay $20 (about £9.25) for an Electronic Travel Authority visa from your travel agent or airline. When you arrive in Australia you might be asked to show evidence of onward travel, and prove that you have enough money to support yourself during your stay.

What to expect in Melbourne

Melbourne is nine hours ahead of London, and the currency is the Australian Dollar ($). As Melbourne is in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are opposite to what we experience in Britain. Winter is from June to August, and summer is from December to February. Winter weather is a pleasant 13°C during the day, but it can drop well below freezing at night.

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