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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra

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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

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to CBR flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Canberra flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Canberra.
MEL - CBR
Price
$242 - $407
CBR
Temperature
12 - 28 °C
CBR
Precipitation
33 - 69 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

Round-trip from

$242

From Melbourne to Canberra

One-way from

$218

One-way flight from Melbourne to Canberra

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 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 $319.

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 $307 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $176. 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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to CBR flights in September, October
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$186pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$247pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Oct - 21 Oct
$262pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Canberra 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Canberra from Melbourne found for this year
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$186pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$247pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
18 Oct - 21 Oct
$262pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Canberra from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Canberra direct flight deals
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$186pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
1 Mar - 15 Mar
$261pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
18 Oct - 21 Oct
$262pp
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Canberra

Late deals on return flights to Canberra from Melbourne, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 24 Sep
$556pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
21 Sep - 24 Sep
$625pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
23 Sep - 23 Sep
$633pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
CBR
Canberra
CBR
Canberra
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Canberra from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Canberra
07:00 - 11:50
Rex
1 stop
4h 50m
MEL - CBR
Rex
$218
mytrip.com
04:15 - 11:50
Virgin Australia
2 stops
7h 35m
MEL - CBR
Virgin Australia
$292
DreamWorldTravel
09:10 - 10:40
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
25h 30m
MEL - CBR
Multiple Airlines
$564
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Canberra

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 2 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 Rex for just $186, but on average you can expect to pay $479.

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

Cheapflights has 3 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra is less than $236.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Canberra for under $600?

There are currently 8+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra within the next 7 days for less than $600.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Canberra flight route?

The Melbourne to Canberra flight path was viewed by 5,725 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne Airport to Canberra return?

Our cheapest airline available from Melbourne Airport to Canberra is Rex. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $186 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, starting at $247 and $2,664 round-trip. These flights start at 39% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to Canberra one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Rex, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $96. Virgin Australia flights start at $149 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $308 one-way.

Destination information for Canberra

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Canberra.
Flight duration from Melbourne to CBR
1h 07m
Average temperature for September in Canberra
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Canberra
50.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Canberra

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
$118 $167 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Australia
$177 $260 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$144 $296 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Canberra.
Morning 6 AM to midday 63% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 36% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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6 AM
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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.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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