Flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Melbourne (MEL)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from San Francisco to Melbourne
When to visit
Best time to visit Melbourne
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.
Arriving in Melbourne
The friendly staff at Melbourne AirportOpens external site in a new window will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your baggage, 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.
Fly from San Francisco
We would like your journey from San Francisco to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen.
What is the main airport called?
San Francisco Airport Opens external site in a new window(SFO) is the main international airport serving the city of San Francisco, USA, being the largest airport in Northern California region and the second busiest after Los Angeles Airport. San Francisco Airport is located (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, close to the cities of Millbrae and San Bruno. The airport has four terminals, the international terminal and three domestic terminals.
All passengers flying from San Francisco are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
Customers travelling from San Francisco can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the airport by visiting a kiosk or desk.
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. 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.