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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Vancouver (YVR)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Vancouver

Vancouver travel information

Vancouver in Canada has colourful downtown neighbourhoods, diverse suburbs and mountainside districts, there’s plenty to explore in the city. For those who love the outdoors, visit the majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons that make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Enjoy world class shopping, gourmet meals, outstanding live entertainment and sporting events. With easy access to Whistler, the Canadian Rockies and Vancouver Island there are endless year-round activities on offer.

When to visit

Best time to visit Vancouver

Warmed by the Pacific Ocean and protected by a range of mountains, Vancouver's weather is mild year-round. From high 20ºC in summer to a mild 0º to 5ºC in winter, the climate is pleasant. Summer is the best time to visit to hike Capilano Canyon, explore BC wine country and walk-through Stanley Park. Winters are wet, but it rarely snows in the city except on the ski hills. Visit Cypress Mountain and Mt Seymour to ski and snowboard.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Vancouver International Airport (YVR)Opens external site in a new window. The international airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia. It is located 12 km from Downtown Vancouver. YVR is Canada's second-busiest airport.

Arriving in Vancouver

The helpful staff at Vancouver International 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 Vancouver from Vancouver International Airport

YVR offers many convenient transportation options to get to the city. The airport is a short ride on public transit to downtown Vancouver and is easily accessible by car, bike and bus. The Canada Line rapid transit train system runs to and from YVR every few minutes. It links the airport to central Richmond and also downtown Vancouver (just 20 minutes away). The Skyline bus runs to Whistler. Taxi stands are on level two of both the Domestic and International Arrivals areas.  At the airport, you can also hire luxury sedan and limousine services, rent a car from one of the many car providers or hop on a courtesy hotel shuttle to your accommodation. Ride share options include Lyft, Uber and KABU.

Getting around Vancouver 

Getting around Vancouver and surrounding neighbourhoods is easy with a range of transport options. The best ways to get around Vancouver are on foot, by bike and via public transportation. Many major attractions are located within walking distance of one another. Public transport options include the Translink system – which includes the SkyTrain, the SeaBus ferry and numerous bus routes. Taxis, ride share and driving are also convenient options. There are many cycling routes and bike lanes, that make it a scenic way to explore the city.

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.

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Customers travelling from Melbourne, 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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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

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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