Cheap flights to Melbourne

Flinders Street Railway Station in Melbourne in the early evening
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Where to stay in Melbourne

Where to stay in Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant, diverse city, and each suburb has a distinct vibe of its own. Some of the best areas to stay in Melbourne include fashionable Fitzroy for a touch of class, Southbank if you love the buzz of the city’s cafe and restaurant culture, St Kilda for a relaxing day by the sea, and Brunswick for the true bohemian Melbourne experience. 

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Melbourne City

Basing yourself in the city proper is one of the best ways to put yourself near most of Melbourne's most exciting attractions. There's so much to see and do just within the 5km that comprise the CDB – that knocking items off your to-do list every day will be a breeze. Further, staying in the city means that every possible amenity from restaurants to gyms will be readily available to you. 

Southbank and South Melbourne

Southbank and South Melbourne are home to the city's arts precincts as well as the famed sprawling Crown Entertainment Complex. This area boasts a dense collection of hotels with rooms available year-round. Located a short walk from Southern Cross Station on Spencer Street, this is an especially great spot to be if you're looking to immerse yourself in Melbourne's cultural atmosphere but still be able to move around the city with ease. 

Docklands

Another area with wide hotel variety, staying in Docklands will put you even closer to Southern Cross Station! Shop ‘til you drop at DFO South Wharf, take a ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, or head to Etihad Stadium to see the Dons play the Saints before retiring to your hotel only a few short blocks away. Staying in Docklands puts a little bit of everything Melbourne has to offer right at your doorstep. 

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The Autumn months (March to May) are generally considered to be the best time to visit Melbourne. With the Summer heat gone & Winter on the way the average temperatures range from about 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, such as exploring the city's parks and gardens, or visiting local wineries.


The cheapest flight season is between March & May - the summer heat is over but winter hasn't officially begun so expect less people travelling!


The best time of day to get the cheapest flight to Melbourne is either early in the morning or late at night - you'll beat the rush!


The closest airport to Melbourne is Tullamarine which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


An IATA (International Air Transport Association) airport code is a three-letter code that is used to identify airports around the world. For example, MEL is the IATA airport code for Melbourne Airport. Sometimes, it's just that simple!


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Yes! Direct flights to Melbourne operate daily from all major Australian airports with some smaller regional airports requiring a stop on the way.


The best airport to get a connecting flight out of Melbourne is Tullamarine which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


Your flight will land in and depart from Tullamarine, which serves as the main airport for Melbourne city.


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