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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to New York (EWR)

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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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Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Pointsin Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

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Inflight entertainment

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

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Visiting from Melbourne to New York (Newark)

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New Jersey is well defined by its high-tech and banking headquarters, and a quarter of it is lush farmland (hence the Garden State nickname) and pine forests. With miles of beautiful beaches, from the top of Sandy Hook to Cape May Point, you'll find the guidos and guidettes of Jersey Shore,  but also many other oceanfront towns, each with a distinct character. Beyond these beautiful shorelines, the US city is packed with exciting entertainment and culinary pleasures. No matter what your interests, there’s a perfect holiday waiting for you in New Jersey.

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When to visit

The best time to visit New Jersey is in spring, April through to November. Visit in September, the post–Labor Day season that offers even more to love down the Shore, including less crowded beaches, more pleasant temperatures and plenty of things to do all along the coastline, with an average temperature of 19°C. July and August are often hot and humid, with average temperatures around 28°C. Summer is a great time to sip and savor your way up and down the Garden State at food and drink festivals.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR),Opens external site in a new window is an international airport straddling the boundary between the cities of Newark in Essex County and Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey. The airport is located 24 km southwest of Midtown Manhattan. It is the 13th busiest airport in the United States. It is one of three major airports serving the New York metropolitan area.

Arriving in New Jersey

The staff at New Jersey will greet you when you land and assist with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into New Jersey from Newark Liberty International Airport

It’s easy to get to Jersey and the North Jersey Coast Line from the airport and the affordable, low-stress option is to take the AirTrain. It also connects passengers to airline terminals, rental car facilities, hotel shuttles and central parking lots. Best of all, you never have to worry about traffic conditions. Taxi, car and van services are available from outside the terminal. Other options include the ETS air shuttle, limousines, ride share and private transfers.

Getting around New Jersey

From rental cars to cycle hire, the local bus network or visitor bus tours, discover how easy it is to explore Jersey island. In Jersey, you drive on the left. Despite its small size, you’ll find plenty to explore with paved road winding between fields, farms and along the coastline. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view of Jersey's coastal lanes and fishing villages with a coach tour from a modern fleet to beautifully restored open top vintage buses. It’s easy to walk around Jersey to explore the off-the-beaten-track locations. Cycling is another popular way to get around with a network of cycle routes. So, pack a picnic from La Belle Gourmande delicatessen in St Aubin or the Central Market in St Helier. You can also catch a bus as New Jersey’s public transport system makes it easy to explore where you want to go. Taxis are also available with ranks along the harbour.

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Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

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.Opens 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.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

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

Included baggage

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?

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. Visit Booking changes 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 contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.