Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Austin (AUS)

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Reasons to fly with Qantas

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Change your travel dates as often as you need

We've introduced further flexibility on eligible Qantas operated flights. Booking and travel dates apply.

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Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Austin

Austin travel information

Austin is a big city, with a population at almost a million and almost 30 million visitors a year. Somehow, Texas' state capital has kept its small-town heart, earning the love with live music, a great food scene with many food trucks to try, hospitable locals and many attractions to see. Be sure to visit the Texas State Capitol, Lady Bird Lake and Continental Music Club in this buzzing US city.

When to visit

Best time to visit Austin

Austin has a humid subtropical climate where the summers are very long and hot and winters tend to be short and mild. Summer (June to August) has scorching heat making it barley tolerable to enjoy the city. Autumn (September to November) is the best time to visit with many outdoor activities and music events, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Temperatures range between 21 to 32°C, making it the perfect time to enjoy a swim in Barton Springs pool.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Opens external site in a new windowin Austin, Texas, United States serves the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Located about 8 km southeast of Downtown Austin. It has two terminals and is a focus for Delta Airlines. 

Arriving in Austin

The helpful staff at Austin International Airport will be greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Austin from Austin International Airport

There are multiple transport options available for passengers at Austin airport to get to downtown Austin. There are several taxi services available and rental car companies available at AUS terminal. Other standard transportation options include the Capital Metro Bus Line and ride-hailing services from companies such as Uber, Lyft and Ride Austin. SuperShuttle is also available to transport passengers from the airport to locations around the city. Frequent shuttle service to downtown is available for those that want to explore Austin's many diverse entertainment districts. Limousines and charter services are also available.

Getting around Austin

It’s easy to get around Austin with many modes of transport available. Austin's public. Capital Metro Bus System has more than 1,600 bus stops and 82 routes, Central Texas is served by local, MetroRapid limited-stop, MetroFlyer, MetroExpress and University of Texas Shuttle routes. The CapMetro App allows riders to buy passes and plan their trips. The convenient metro rail connects Austin and is a great way to see the sights. Local taxis are available along with ride share options. On-the-go bike rentals from Austin MetroBike are available to use at more than 40 stations located throughout the city and a fun way to experience Austin is via pedicab.

Departure information

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (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.

Baggage allowance

Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

Checking in

Customers travelling from Melbourne can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance, using the Qantas app or visiting a kiosk at the airport.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly from with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down. 

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to off to the right start with a check-in option that best suits your needs. Visit a kiosk or desk at the airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

 Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.

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