Flights to New York from Melbourne Tullamarine Australia

Flights to New York

Do you want to book an Australia to New York flight? Take a look at this page to find out necessary and useful information on Melbourne airport.

Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Melbourne Airport is the second busiest airport in Australia. The airport has four terminals: one international terminal, two domestic terminals and one budget domestic terminal. The airport is 23 kilometres (14 miles) northwest of the city centre. From Melbourne airport, several airlines operate flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

Please find below a list of airlines operating flights from Melbourne Airport to New York:

Airline Direct flight / stopover Destination
Air Canada 2 stopovers at Sydney (SYD) and Vancouver International (YVR) Newark
Air New Zealand 1 stop at Los Angeles International (LAX) or 2 stopovers at Auckland International (AKL) and Houston George Bush International (IAH) Newark/LaGuardia
American Airlines 1 stop at Los Angeles International (LAX) JFK
Cathay Pacific 1 stop at Hong Kong International (HKG) JFK/Newark
China Airlines 2 stopovers at Sydney (SYD) and Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE) JFK
China Eastern 1 stop at Shanghai Pu Dong (PVG) JFK
China Southern 2 stopovers at Sydney (SYD) and Guangzhou (CAN) JFK
Delta Airlines 1 stop at Los Angeles International (LAX) JFK
Emirates 1 stop at Dubai (DXB) or 2 stopovers at Melbourne Tullamarine (MEL) and Athens International (ATH) JFK/Newark/LaGuardia
Etihad Airways 2 stopovers at Sydney (SYD) and Abu Dhabi International (AUH) JFK/Newark
Hawaiian Airlines 2 stopovers at Sydney (SYD) and Honolulu International (HNL) JFK
Iberia 1 stopover at San Francisco International (SFO) or 2 stopovers at Los Angeles International (LAX) and Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) JFK/Newark/LaGuardia
Interjet 2 stopovers at Los Angeles International (LAX) and Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) LaGuardia
Japan Airlines 1 stopover at Tokyo Narita (NRT) or 2 stopovers at Los Angeles International (LAX) and Washington Dulles (IAD) JFK/LaGuardia
Latam Airlines 2 stopovers at Sydney SYD and Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL) JFK
Lufthansa 1 stop at Los Angeles International (LAX) or 2 stopovers at Los Angeles International (LAX) and Washington Dulles (IAD) JFK/Newark/LaGuardia
Qantas 1 stopover at Los Angeles International (LAX) or San Francisco International (SFO) JFK/LaGuardia
Qatar Airlines 1 stopover at Hamad International (DOH) or 2 stopovers at Hamad International (DOH) and Boston Logan International (BOS) JFK/Newark/LaGuardia
Singapore Airlines 2 stopovers at Singapore Changi (SIN) and Frankfurt am Main (FRA) JFK
South African Airlines 2 stopovers at Perth (PER) and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB) JFK
Swiss 2 stopovers at Singapore Changi (SIN) and Zurich (ZRH) JFK/Newark
United Airlines 1 stop at Los Angeles International (LAX) Newark
Virgin Australia 1 stop at Los Angeles International (LAX) JFK/Newark

The average flight time from Melbourne to New York is a little over 21 hours. However, this can vary due to the amount of stopovers scheduled.

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New York uses the Eastern Standard Time (EST), and the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) during the summer. For most of the year, Melbourne is 14 hours ahead of New York. However, winter time in New York clocks go back one hour (on the night of Saturday the 31st October and Sunday the 1st of November). This means, between the 4th of October and the 1st of November 2020, there will be a time difference of 15 hours. You can read more about the time difference between Australia and New York here.

Price for a flight Melbourne – New York (MEL)

Currently, direct flights are not offered from Melbourne to New York. You will have at least one stopover, depending on the airline you fly with. The price of airline tickets to New York changes depending on the time of year. If you book on time and avoid travelling during busier months then you can find return tickets from around A$1,200. Flexibility is also a key to save money on flights.

The most expensive periods are the summer months and end of year (with the holiday season including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve) in New York. To get the best rates, I advise trying to book your flight at least 6 months in advance.

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Directions to the airport

There are several ways to get to Melbourne airport, which you can find more information about below:

  • Car: via the M2 from CBD in Melbourne. The journey should take around 25 minutes depending on traffic.
  • SkyBus: services run every 10 minutes between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne CBD, operating all day, every day. Skybus also provides direct services to St Kilda, Southbank, Docklands, Frankston and Peninsula and Western suburbs of Melbourne. Tickets can be purchased at self-serve kiosks or online. You can check schedules on the SkyBus website directly. Journey times vary depending on location from the airport.
  • Public Bus: Public Transport Victoria (PTV) operates 5 timetabled services from the T4 Ground Transport Hub outside the airport.

Airport Parking

Melbourne Airport offers several options for securely parking your car such as short term, long term, valet and economical parking. Go to Melbourne Airport website to book a parking space.

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