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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to London (Gatwick) (LGW)

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Visiting from Melbourne to London (Gatwick)

London Gatwick travel information

London, England’s exciting capital is well worth a visit. One of the world's most visited cities, London has something for everyone from history and culture to fine food and unique pubs. Drenched in history, the city's buildings are unique and a great many of them to explore – the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben – are instantly recognisable landmarks. There’s are modern building too (the Shard, the Tate Modern, the Sky Garden). Be sure to wander around the West End, Notting Hill for boutique shopping, visit charming pubs, leafy suburbs and the riverbanks. It’s such a diverse city with many sights to see.

When to visit

Best time to visit London

The best time to visit London is March through May when the temperatures are mild and the city's parks are green and blooming. In the springOpens external site, you’ll enjoy longer daylight hours and mild weather, with temperatures averaging 11° to 15°C. Summer is a great time to visit to make the most of beer gardens, music festivals, outdoor cinemas and many great outdoor activities worth experiencing. Temperatures average 18°C and can go above 30°C. Autumn (September to November) is a lovely time of year to visit London, as the weather is mild, 11° to 15°C. London is cold in winter, average temperatures of between 2 and 6°C, and perfect to enjoy the Christmas lights and decorations.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Gatwick Airport (LGW).Opens external site in a new window Also known as London Gatwick, is a major international airport near Crawley, West Sussex, England, 46 km south of Central London. It is the second-busiest airport in the UK, after Heathrow Airport.

Arriving in London Gatwick

The helpful staff at London Gatwick Airport will greet you when you arrive. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into London from London Gatwick Airport

Getting into Central London from London Gatwick Airport is easy, with many transport options available. The Gatwick Express non-stop train service is the fastest way to transfer from Gatwick Airport and Victoria station. Trains operate every 15 minutes and just takes 30 minutes. National Express coach services provide direct services to London Victoria. EasyBus is a low-cost airport transfer to London, taking around 1 hour. Enjoy a relaxing ride in a London black cab or book a taxi from Gatwick. If you choose to rent a car, it’s possible to drive to your chosen London location. Uber and ride share services are also available.

Getting around London

Getting around London is easy, with multiple modes of transport options to suit your needs. Using an Oyster travel smartcard is the easiest way to travel around the city’s public transport network. You can use it to travel on the tube, buses, DLR, river bus service, London Overground and most national rail services in London. Travelling by river is a great way to get around London on the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and River Thames boat service. You'll beat the traffic and enjoy fantastic views of London along the way. Walking is a free and environmentally friendly way to get around London. Beat the traffic and soak in the views on the best London walks. From iconic London black cabs to local minicabs, it’s easy to travel around London by taxi. You can hire a bike from London’s public bicycle hire scheme or jump in an Uber to get around town.

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.

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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.

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