Catch a game at the MCG, shop for local produce at the South Melbourne Market or visit the Yarra Valley for rolling hills and vineyards. When night falls, dine in some of Australia’s best restaurants in the CBD or discover little-known wine bars in the suburbs. Whatever you decide, Melbourne has something for every traveller.View our Melbourne travel guide
Flights from Lord Howe Island (LDH) to Melbourne (MEL)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne
Lord Howe Island to Melbourne flight information
The flight time from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne starts from 5 hours and 10 minutes.
When to visit
Visit Melbourne at any time of the year and you won’t be short of things to do, however you should always be prepared for sunshine and a downpour on the same day. Summer is mostly sunny and an ideal time to explore the coast, while autumn and winter are quite chilly and perfect for exploring the city’s famed restaurants and museums.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne AirportOpens external site in a new window. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Arriving in Melbourne
The friendly staff at Melbourne Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags, there are several transport options available to get you to the CBD and surrounding suburbs.
Getting into Melbourne from Melbourne Airport
The easiest way to reach the centre of Melbourne is via taxi or rideshare, which can be accessed from beyond the terminal building. For a more affordable alternative, the SkyBus connects the airport to Southern Cross station and takes approximately 30 minutes.
Getting around Melbourne
Melbourne’s city centre is easy to navigate on foot, but for faster trips around the CBD, free trams are available. For longer journeys, purchase a reloadable myki card and enjoy unlimited access to Melbourne’s network of trains, buses and trams for the duration of your stay. Taxis and ride-share services operate in the city or you could jump on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus.
Fly from Lord Howe Island
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Lord Howe Island, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Lord Howe Island Airport (LDH). Opens external site in a new windowThe airport provides air transport to Lord Howe Island. Lord Howe Island, NSW is located in the Tasman Sea, 600 km east of Port Macquarie on the coast of mainland Australia. The airport is operated by the Lord Howe Island Board.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Lord Howe Island are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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