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|Cheapest one-way price for the current month||from $665|
|Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months||from $218|
|Cheapest month||May 2021|
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|Average flight time||1h 35m|
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Compare Cheap Wellington to Melbourne Flights
Book your flights from Wellington (WLG) to Melbourne (MEL) and discover one of the world's most liveable cities. Melbourne is home to grand Victorian buildings, a delicious international food scene and beautiful promenades lined with trees. Explore the city's galleries, chic cafes or spend an afternoon cruising along the Yarra River. As Australia’s sporting capital, a lot of Melbourne's top attractions are related to sports. The city hosts the famous Melbourne Cup horse race; you can catch an international game of cricket at the stadium or watch Australian Rules football. With a non-stop flight time of 3h 45 min from WLG to MEL, it's the ultimate city break destination for a weekend getaway.
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The best time to visit Melbourne
The best time to visit Melbourne is during the summer months. From December to March, the weather is warm, and there's plenty to see and do. You'll be in time for major sporting events like the Australian Grand Slam Open and the Australian Grand Prix. The only downside is that it is peak season. You'll need to book your return flights from Wellington to Melbourne well in advance to lock in cheaper airfares. If you want to avoid the crowds, plan your trip to Melbourne between spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May). The weather is still pleasant, there are fewer crowds at the top attractions, and you won't have a hard time finding deals on flights or accommodation.
Departing From Wellington
Welling International Airport is one of the busiest airports in New Zealand. You can book cheap non-stop return airfares from Wellington to Melbourne with airlines like Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and Qantas. There are also connecting flights from WLG to MEL that have a stopover in Sydney, Brisbane or Auckland.
Getting to Wellington International Airport
The cheapest way to get from the city centre to Wellington Airport is with the Airport Flyer. The bus leaves for the airport every 10-minutes between 6:30 am to 9:00 am and 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It runs every 20-minutes at all other times. Fares start at $9 NZD ($8.57 AUD) per person. If you prefer taking a cab, a trip from the city to the airport will cost on average $30-40 NZD ($28.56 -38.08 AUD) and has a total journey time of 15-20 minutes. Another option is the airport shuttle service. It collects passengers from select hotels, and a single trip costs $20 NZD ($19.04 AUD).
Parking at Wellington International Airport
Whether you're going to Melbourne for a few days or a week, Wellington International Airport has a range of parking options to suit your needs. Here are the five parking bays available at the airport.
Where to Park at Wellington International Airport
- Valet Parking: For the utmost in convenience, use the airport's valet service. All you need to do is drive up, give your keys to a valet and make your way to the terminal. There's also an option to book a grooming service while you're away.
- Covered: If you want to protect your car from the weather, leave your car here. Rates start at $42 NZD ($39.98 AUD) per day.
- Premium Secure: This is the best option for travellers that want extra security. The lot is covered, comes with security camera monitoring and a dedicated entrance and exit.
- Uncovered: This is the most popular parking option at Wellington Airport. It's a five-minute walk from the terminal building and costs $34 NZD ($32.37 AUD) per day.
- Long Term: If you're going to Melbourne for a week or more, you'll save money by using the long-term lot. A seven-day stay will cost $105.00 NZD ($99.96 AUD), and there's a complimentary shuttle bus that will take you to and from the terminal building.
Arriving in Melbourne
Melbourne Airport is one of the busiest airports in Australia. It operates direct flights to over 30 domestic destinations as well as to international destinations in Europe, North America, South America and the Pacific.
How to Get from Melbourne Airport to Your Melbourne Hotel or Accommodation
The fastest way to get from Melbourne Airport to your hotel is with a taxi. You can use one of the metered cabs waiting outside of the arrivals terminal or request a ride with Uber. A trip into the city costs on average AUD 45-62. If you're looking to keep your transportation costs down, take the Skybus City Express from the airport. It operates 24-hours a day and runs directly to Melbourne's CBD. A one-way trip costs AUD 19 per person, and it's the best way to get into town if you're arriving on a late night or early morning flight. Other transport options include using one of the regional bus services, booking a private transfer or hiring a car.
Things to do in Melbourne
Go to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Sports Museum
Soak up Melbourne's sports culture by catching a game of cricket at the stadium or going on a 75-minute tour to learn about some of the greatest moments in sporting history.
Visit the National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria is the oldest public art gallery in Australia. It holds over 70,00 pieces of art and is famous for its colourful stained glass ceiling.
Book a Yarra River Cruise
One of the best ways to explore Melbourne is with a cruise of the historic Yarra River. You'll sail past the Birrarung Marr, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Crick Ground and the National Tennis Centre.