Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra

The best prices from Melbourne to Canberra are usually found in April or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Canberra

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CBR flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to Canberra flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Canberra.

MEL - CBR

Price

$177 - $298

CBR

Temperature

5 - 20 °C

CBR

Precipitation

30 - 60 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Average price

$308

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$246

From Melbourne to Canberra

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

Users have found that leaving on a Thursday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 15% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

Find a great deal and save up to 44% by booking at least 61 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Melbourne Airport to Canberra within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $325.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

April is one of the best times of the year to fly to Canberra from Melbourne Airport. Prices for April average $312 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $179. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a April flight can save you 32% on your journey compared to booking in April

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Canberra (MEL - CBR)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne Airport to Canberra at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 16% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra in January, February 2022

The best prices found for MEL to CBR flights in January, February
31 Jan. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$168

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18.1.22

26 Jan. - 6 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$169

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18.1.22

21 Jan. - 21 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$176

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18.1.22

Melbourne to Canberra 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Canberra from Melbourne found for this year
31 Jan. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$168

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18.1.22

26 Jan. - 6 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$169

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18.1.22

21 Jan. - 21 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$176

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18.1.22

Direct flights to Canberra from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Canberra direct flight deals
31 Jan. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$168

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18.1.22

31 Jan. - 31 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$169

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18.1.22

5 Feb. - 7 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$179

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 19.1.22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Canberra

Late deals on return flights to Canberra from Melbourne, departing today and this week
26 Jan. - 6 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$169

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18.1.22

26 Jan. - 27 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$176

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 18.1.22

25 Jan. - 27 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
CBR

Canberra

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

1h 10m
$178

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 20.1.22

One-way flights to Canberra from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Canberra
14 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
$85

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18.1.22

29 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
$90

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 19.1.22

14 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

1h 05m
$92

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 19.1.22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Canberra flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Canberra from Melbourne?

Canberra (CBR) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Melbourne to Canberra. You should not have trouble finding flights to Canberra from Melbourne; the airport handles an average of 21 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 3 airlines have flights to the Canberra airport from Melbourne. It is only a 6.4 km journey from Canberra (CBR) to Canberra’s city centre.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Canberra have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Tigerair Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $168, but on average you can expect to pay $194.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra is less than $201.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Canberra for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra within the next 7 days for less than $200.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Canberra flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Canberra have been viewed 5,725 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to Canberra round-trip?

Currently priced at $168, Virgin Australia will fly you from Melbourne Airport to Canberra and back. In addition to Virgin Australia, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Rex for as low as $218. You may be able to fly from Melbourne Airport to Canberra for 46% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

Before booking your flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Qantas Airways, Tigerair Australia or Virgin Australia.

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Melbourne Airport to Canberra on time: Rex (100%), Virgin Australia (73%), Singapore Airlines (73%).

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra? While on average our users pay $274, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $161. The most popular route (Melbourne - Canberra), is priced around $168.

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Canberra choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
Cheapest$163
Average$232
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$200
Average$410
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$246
Average$361
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Canberra
7%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
48%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
31%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
14%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Canberra
Sunday24daily flights
Monday25daily flights
Tuesday18daily flights
Wednesday21daily flights
Thursday17daily flights
Friday27daily flights
Saturday20daily flights