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Getting to Melbourne


Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport (MEL), 14 miles northwest of the city center, is Victoria’s main hub. Most flights from the U.S. depart from Los Angeles (LAX) and arrive in Melbourne via Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport (SYD), though a few do fly direct.


Qantas Airways is Australia’s national airline carrier, but United and American Airlines also offer flights. Domestic carriers include Qantas, Virgin Blue, and Jetstar.

Flight Times

18-21 hours from Los Angeles to Melbourne (including one stop); 26-28 hours from New York to Melbourne (including two stops).

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