Flights from Manchester to Melbourne

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Manchester to Melbourne

  • £609 was the cheapest return price from Manchester to Melbourne last month
  • The most popular airline flying from Manchester to Melbourne last month was Emirates
  • Manchester to Melbourne is 10,551 miles
  • The average flight time from Manchester to Melbourne is 21h 45min
  • Melbourne is served by 3 airports. These are Melbourne Avalon, Melbourne Essendon, Melbourne Tullamarine.

This information is correct as of December 2015

Airlines that fly from Manchester to Melbourne

There are no direct flights available from Manchester to Melbourne, Australia.

There are flights to Melbourne with one connection available these are operated by Qatar, Etihad, and Emirates. Qatar flights stop in Doha, Etihad flights stop in Abu Dhabi and Emirates flights stop in Dubai.

Flights with two connections are also available; China Southern fly via Charles de Gaulle Airport or Amsterdam then Guangzhou, British Airways and Malaysia Airways fly via London Heathrow and Kuala Lumpur, KLM and Singapore Airlines fly via Amsterdam and Singapore and Emirates fly via Dubai with the 2nd connection in Sydney Kingsford Smith, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore Changi Airport.

Terminal Information

Manchester Airport

You should arrive at Manchester Airport at least 3 hours before your flight to Melbourne is scheduled to depart allowing plenty of time to check in, proceed through security and be ready to board your flight when the gates open. To save time at the airport you can check in online with your airline or upgrade to FastTrack Security passes for £3.50 per person.

Emirates flights depart from Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport, this is the biggest terminal with a great shopping and dining experience. Shops and restaurants here include Attitude Designer Fashion, Jo Malone, Bobbi Brown, Giraffe, Mi Casa Burritos and The Grain Loft.

If you are flying with Qatar or Etihad you will need to head to Terminal 2. You will find WH Smith, Boots, JD Sports, Biza Duty Free, Accessorize, Caffe Ritazza and Frankie and Benny’s here as well as other cafes and bars.

British Airways and KLM flights depart from Terminal 3, this is the smallest of the terminals and the shops are limited to the airport essentials, a duty free store, Boots, WH Smith, Accessorize and Swatch. Food options range from British deli style food at Pork and Pickle to gastro-pub dining at The Lion and The Antelope.

One hour of free Wi-Fi is available for visitors to Manchester Airport. There is an Escape Lounge in each terminal if you wish to upgrade, benefits are complimentary food and snacks, hot and cold drinks and unlimited Wi-Fi.

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport which is also known as Tullamarine Airport is located 20km to the north west of Melbourne, Victoria. The Arrivals Hall is on the ground floor of the terminal where you will find a tourist information desk, an Optus, a bank, Travelex currency and a Hudsons Coffee Shop.

Travel options from Melbourne Airport to Melbourne are car rental, taxis and bus services which depart from outside of the terminal building.  The SkyBus is an express bus service available 24 hours a day, departures are every 10 minutes with a transfer time of 20 minutes. A ticket for a one way trip to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne is $18 and can be purchased at the bus stop.

Practical Information

British passport holders travelling to Australia for stays of up to 3 months must apply for an eVisitor Visa before their flight. This is completed through the official Australian government website and is free of charge.

What to expect in Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria is Australia’s second largest city, full of culture, arts destinations and parks. It is surrounded by the beautiful Australian countryside which is home to Yarra Valley wine country, beaches and the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Melbourne has a very temperate climate, the weather can fluctuate from extreme heat to cold fronts bringing strong winds and short bursts of rain and hail showers.

Melbourne, Australia is 11 hours ahead of Manchester, UK.

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