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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach

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The best prices from Melbourne to Airlie Beach are usually found in May or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Airlie Beach (HTI)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to HTI flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Airlie Beach flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Airlie Beach.
MEL - HTI
Price
$317 - $474
HTI
Temperature
24 - 31 °C
HTI
Rainfall
8 - 201 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$317

From Melbourne to Airlie Beach

One-way from

$164

One-way flight from Melbourne to Airlie Beach

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Airlie Beach?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 18%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Airlie Beach?

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne to Airlie Beach at least 61 days early can save you up to 24% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach for as little as $387 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $440 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Airlie Beach?

Our data shows that June tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Airlie Beach from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $327 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $226. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Airlie Beach (MEL - HTI)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne to Airlie Beach at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 29% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MEL to HTI flights in May, June
12 Jun - 19 Jun
$398pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
12 Jun - 19 Jun
$400pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 May - 19 May
$422pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Airlie Beach 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Airlie Beach from Melbourne found for this year
17 Aug - 24 Aug
$320pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
3 Aug - 12 Aug
$329pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
4 Aug - 12 Aug
$330pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Airlie Beach from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Airlie Beach direct flight deals
11 Oct - 25 Oct
$353pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
17 Aug - 24 Aug
$354pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
2 Aug - 10 Aug
$386pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach

Late deals on return flights to Airlie Beach from Melbourne, departing today and this week
15 May - 19 May
$422pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 May - 19 May
$424pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 May - 19 May
$427pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
HTI
Hamilton Island
HTI
Hamilton Island
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Airlie Beach from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach
02:00 - 07:55
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
5h 55m
MEL - HTI
Multiple Airlines
$165
Kiwi.com
17:15 - 10:35
Virgin Australia
2 stops
17h 20m
MEL - HTI
Virgin Australia
$297
Jettzy
14:55 - 06:50
Air New Zealand
3 stops
39h 55m
MEL - HTI
Air New Zealand
$779
StudentUniverse

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Melbourne</span> to <span class="emphasized">Airlie Beach</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Airlie Beach

What airports do I use to fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

Hamilton Island is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Hamilton Island from Melbourne. Booking flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Hamilton Island (HTI) should be relatively easy as there is 1 daily flight to Hamilton Island from 3 different airlines. 2h 55m is how long a flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island will take if you book a nonstop flight.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach for under $382 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach for under $382. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $320, but on average you can expect to pay $365.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach for under $382 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach under $382. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Airlie Beach is less than $421.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Airlie Beach for under $510?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Airlie Beach within the next 7 days for less than $510.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island have been viewed 876 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Hamilton Island?

In Melbourne, there will be same rainfall in Melbourne compared to Hamilton Island over the next 13 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Hamilton Island?

Expect the weather to be around 29 °C on average in January. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Hamilton Island is generally hotter than in Melbourne.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Airlie Beach?

For as low as $354, Jetstar can have you in Airlie Beach from Melbourne in 2h 55m. All flights are typically direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Airlie Beach return?

Currently priced at $320, Virgin Australia will fly you from Melbourne to Airlie Beach and back. In addition to Virgin Australia, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Jetstar for as low as $354. Virgin Australia is currently priced 15% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Airlie Beach one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qantas Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $240. Virgin Australia flights start at $297 while deals on Air New Zealand start at $779 one-way.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Airlie Beach

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Airlie Beach

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Airlie Beach.
Flight duration
2h 53m
Average temperature for May in Airlie Beach
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Airlie Beach
43.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Hamilton Island

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Airlie Beach

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Airlie Beach choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
$206 $318 No cancel fee 80%
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Jetstar
$206 $322 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$210 $381 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Airlie Beach

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Airlie Beach.
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Airlie Beach
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Airlie Beach.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Friday
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2 daily flights
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