Flights from Melbourne to Osaka

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Route information for flights from Melbourne to Osaka

Cheapest return price for the current month from $1,176*
Cheapest return price over next 6 months from $678*
Cheapest month May 2024
Most expensive month May 2024
Average flight time 13h 10m

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Compare Cheap Melbourne to Osaka Flights

If you want to explore all Osaka has to offer and keep a bit of extra spending money in your pocket for your holiday to Japan, book cheap airfares from Melbourne to Osaka on Webjet. Whether your trip to Japan is for a cultural expedition, a historical and sightseeing tour with the family, or even a romantic couples’ retreat, saving money on your airfare is the smart way to start your time in Japan. Use the savings to book a tour around the ancient city, fill your suitcase with a smorgasbord of souvenirs, catch a show in Dotonbori, or head to Universal Studios Japan. No matter how you spend your holiday, be sure to snap up huge savings with cheap flights from Melbourne to Osaka on Webjet. 


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Best time to visit Osaka

The best time to visit Osaka

Osaka is a favoured year-round travel destination thanks to its moderate climate. The city experiences days that average between 14°C and 25°C (43° to 61°F) in the spring months of March through May. This period is just before the peak cherry blossom season, so can be a great time to get ahead of the crowds and potentially catch a glimpse of any early blooming flowers. The number of travellers to Osaka increases in April as the cherry blossoms season gets into full swing. The summer months between June through August can see Osaka swelter with high humidity and temperatures between 28°C to 33C° (82° to 91°F).. If you don’t mind the sticky heat, travel in the summer can be the best time to score big savings on cheap airfares from Melbourne to Osaka. Autumn months between September and November see cooler days and beautiful foliage. Daily temperatures don’t often pass 23°C (73°F) in October and November. Winter in Osaka can be a bit chilly and may experience brief bouts of snow. The days can be as cold as 9°C (49°F) but the city is alive with festivals and events to warm you up. If you are planning a trip around the New Year holiday, keep in mind the entire city shuts down from December 29 through January 3.



Departing From Melbourne

Qantas, China Southern, Malaysia Airlines and Virgin Australia all have cheap airfares from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Kansai International Airport (KIX). There are currently no direct MEL to KIX flights, and common stopover locations include Manila, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The shortest travel time is between 12 and 14 hours, depending on the layover.


Getting to Melbourne Airport

Depending on traffic, getting to the airport from the city centre can take up to 30 minutes. You should plan on arriving at least two hours early for your international flight. Taxis and UberBlack will get you to the airport comfortably with one way fares ranging from $65-$115 AUD. For a quick and economical journey to the airport, catch the SkyBus at Southern Cross Station. The short 20-minute ride will cost $19 AUD.

Parking at Melbourne Airport

Booking your Melbourne Airport car space is another trick that can save you money for your holiday to Japan. This can be done online for most of the airport’s parking options. .


Where to Park at Melbourne Airport

To make your trip to Osaka easier on the wallet, use one of the three car parks at MEL designed for international travellers.
•           Valet Parking: Ideal for quick and easy airport parking and will put you closest to the terminals. Attendants are on site 24 hours a day and will even help you unload your bags. To valet, you don’t need to pre-book, just pull up to the Valet service on level 2 on the Terminal 1 end.  A weeklong stay in the Valet Parking can cost $198 (AUD).
•           At Terminal Car Park: Provides covered parking and a short 3-5 minute walk to the International Terminal. Your pre-booked slot for a week’s stay at the At Terminal Car Park can cost $141 AUD.
•           LongTerm Car Park: The cheapest parking option for your trip to Kansai International Airport. The uncovered spaces include 24 hour monitoring and free shuttle service to the terminals. A weeklong stay at the LongTerm Car Park can cost $77 AUD. 


Arriving in Osaka

Your return flight from MEL to KIX will see you land at Kansai International Airport (KIX). A second city airport, known as Itami Airport (ITM) handles only domestic routes.


How to Get from Osaka International Airport to Your Osaka Hotel or Accommodation

Kansai International Airport is located about 50 kilometres from the heart of Osaka. You can get to the city centre from the airport by taxi, bus, or train. The 70-minute train ride to Osaka Station from the airport will cost ¥1190 ($14.60 AUD). Travelling by bus is also an economical choice. Purchase a ticket from the vending machines stationed near the exit and then hop on the bus out of the Terminal 1 exit. The journey from the airport into the city takes about one hour and tickets cost ¥1550 ($19AUD). Taxis to the CBD will run more than ¥20,000 ($245 AUD) and are available outside the Terminal 1 exit.

Things to do

Things to do in Osaka

You can’t leave Osaka without laying eyes on the iconic Osaka Castle. This eight-storey historical landmark is one of the most visited attractions in Japan. The observation platform on the sixth floor sits 50 metres above ground and offers astonishing views of Osaka below. On lower levels, enjoy a turn through Osaka’s rich history with holographic and 3D exhibits. If you’re seeking thrills, head to Universal Studios-Japan and LEGOLAND-Japan. Each theme park excites its visitors with fast-paced roller coasters, interactive exhibits, water features, and more. The Dōntonbori district is a magnet among travellers. The stretch of neighbourhood along the Dōntonbori River is brimming with shopping, theatres, local eateries, restaurants and a lively nightlife scene. If the weather is cooperating, enjoy the fresh air on a walking trails at one of the many public parks throughout the city.