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Fly from London Heathrow to Melbourne with Etihad Airways

Leave the cool boroughs of London and discover the dynamic but relaxed heart of Australia when you fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Melbourne (MEL).

All flights feature a stopover at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) where you can either relax and unwind or extend your stay to explore the fascinating capital of the UAE.

LHR to MEL: flight facts

Journey time 21hrs 15mins

Your exact journey time may differ depending on the length of your connection in Abu Dhabi.

Flight distance 10,727 miles

The flight distance from LHR to MEL is 10,727 miles (17,263 kilometres).

Your flight from London to Melbourne

Your flight departs from London Heathrow (LHR) crossing mainland Europe and flying over the Black Sea, heading south-east towards Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). Unwind and relax here before your connecting flight, or stop by in Abu Dhabi and head out to explore the city for a few days.

Whenever you take the second leg of your journey, you’ll set off from Abu Dhabi, then cross the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean before landing in Melbourne at Melbourne Airport (MEL).

*Aircraft, cabins and services may vary by route and flight. You can check this when you search for your flight. This page was last updated Sept 2019.

Flying from London to Melbourne: FAQs

How do I get from Melbourne Airport into the city centre?

It takes approximately half an hour to reach Melbourne city centre from the airport by car. Book a transfer with Etihad online before you fly and a driver will be waiting for you in arrivals when you land.

Alternatively, you’ll find taxis in ranks across from the terminals or the airport shuttle bus runs regularly, typically taking 30-45 minutes to reach the city centre.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

Melbourne enjoys a moderate climate, with warm summers and cool winters.

Whenever you visit, there’s something to do in this vibrant city. For beach days, head to Melbourne over summer – December to February. Visit between March and May for pleasant, late-summer weather – perfect for exploring more of Victoria’s beautiful outside spaces, like Grampians National Park.

Top tips for London to Melbourne

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Wander the Queen Victoria Market

If you’re a regular at London’s Camden Market, you’ll love Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market. Stretching across almost 17 acres, this vast labyrinth of market stalls offers everything from fresh flowers to succulent seafood and artisan ice cream.

Admire the vibrant piles of fruits and vegetables, then take time to select the perfect souvenir from stands of locally made products.

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Get lost in Melbourne’s laneways

Melbourne is famous for its quirky laneways – a stark contrast to London’s expansive Oxford Street or iconic Abbey Road.

Whether you’re looking to pay homage to Australia’s rock ‘n’ roll history or celebrate the home of its street art, Melbourne’s laneways are a gateway to the unique. There are more than 40 across the city to discover.

The best of Melbourne

Melbourne is famous for its divine brunches, delicious coffee and cool neighbourhoods. Plan your visit and discover more about the city with Etihad’s online magazine, Atlas.

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