Saturday, June 29, 2013

Flights from Singapore to Melbourne

A flight from Singapore to Melbourne is a long one. The distance between Singapore and Melbourne is about  3,748.58 miles and it takes 7.5 hours (sometime 8 hours depending on the wind) fly this route.

You have several full service and budget flight options on this long haul. Singapore Airlines, Emirates, China Eastern Airlines, Qantas offers non-stop flights from Singapore to Melbourne. Some other airlines including Thai Airways, British Airways, Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways, China Southern Airlines and Kenya Airways operate 1-stop flights on the route, Sydney being the most popular connection. A 1-stop flight from Singapore to Melbourne will take almost 3 hours longer than direct flight of 7.5 hours.

Cheap flights from Singapore to Melbourne

Jetstar Airways operates long haul direct budget flights from Singapore to Melbourne.  The airline operates Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the route  with two cabin classes and a range of food, beverage and entertainment options. Another budget option is AirAsia but AirAsia flights are not direct: You first fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (1 hour flight) and then take a AirAsia X flight from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne. Although not direct, this route is usually the cheapest way to fly between Singapore and Melbourne and AirAsia offers something like 500++ SGD all-in-fare one way on the route.

Flights are operated between Singapore Changi Airport and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, second busiest airport in Australia. Although there are four airports serving the Melbourne metropolitan area, Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is the only international airport among these.

Other options
If a direct or one stop flight is not possible on the route, there are several options: Malaysia Airlines flies to Melbourne from Kuala Lumpur so a flight can be taken to KL before boarding a plane from there. Same is true for Ho Chi Minh City from where a flight can be taken.

Flights from Singapore to Melbourne
Direct non-stop flights from Singapore to Melbourne take 7.5 hours.

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