Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin

MEL — DRW
21 May — 28 May1
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The best prices from Melbourne to Darwin are usually found in April or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Darwin

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

MEL - DRW

Price

$267 - $412

DRW

Temperature

25 - 29 °C

DRW

Rainfall

0 - 400 mm

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop
Round-trip from$385From Melbourne to Darwin
One-way from$307One-way flight from Melbourne to Darwin

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

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Melbourne Airport to Darwin. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Darwin.

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

To save up to 39% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne Airport to Darwin from $562 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $617 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Darwin. Flights to Darwin from Melbourne Airport in April are about $479 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $308.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Darwin (MEL - DRW)?

When flying from Melbourne Airport to Darwin, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 56% versus a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Darwin in May, June 2022

The best prices found for MEL to DRW flights in May, June
27 May - 30 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 10m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 40m
$339

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 14/5/22

5 Jun. - 17 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 10m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 40m
$414

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

31 May - 6 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

9h 25m
$421

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

Melbourne to Darwin 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Melbourne found for this year
27 May - 30 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 10m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 40m
$339

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/5/22

6 Sep. - 12 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$354

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

24 Sep. - 30 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$362

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to Darwin

6 Sep. - 12 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$354

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

24 Sep. - 30 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$362

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

2 Sep. - 3 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$390

Jetstar

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Deal found 16/5/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Melbourne to Darwin

17 Oct. - 20 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 50m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

5h 55m
$403

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 15/5/22

21 Oct. - 24 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 50m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

7h 15m
$428

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 15/5/22

1 Aug. - 6 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

9h 30m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 55m
$434

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 14/5/22

Direct flights to Darwin from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Darwin direct flight deals
6 Sep. - 12 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$354

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

24 Sep. - 30 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$362

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

23 Sep. - 29 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$392

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin from Melbourne, departing today and this week
23 May - 25 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 55m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$493

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

23 May - 30 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 55m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

8h 05m
$497

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

25 May - 29 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

8h 05m
$523

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/5/22

One-way flights to Darwin from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Darwin
27 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 10m
$158

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 14/5/22

25 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$197

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

25 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

9h 30m
$219

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 15/5/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

If you book a flight to Darwin from Melbourne, you will be flying to Darwin, which is the city’s only airport. Darwin (DRW) is located 6.4 km from the centre of Darwin. There are 8 flights from Melbourne to Darwin per day from 5 different airlines.

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

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

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $339, but on average you can expect to pay $396.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Darwin is less than $450.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Darwin for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin within the next 7 days for less than $500.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne Airport to Darwin?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Saturday.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Darwin flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Darwin was viewed by 6,066 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Melbourne Airport to Darwin on average per day?

Travellers can expect 2 flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Melbourne Airport to Darwin?

A quick flight from Melbourne Airport to Darwin can take about 4h 25m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $354. Melbourne Airport and Darwin are separated by a distance of 3149 km. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Currently priced at $354, Jetstar will fly you from Melbourne Airport to Darwin and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Virgin Australia for as low as $403. Jetstar is currently priced 26% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Melbourne Airport to Darwin are Jetstar ($197), Virgin Australia ($219), and Qantas Airways ($307).

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

When booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Darwin, you may want to consider flying on Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Airnorth as they are the most popular for this route.

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

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Darwin consider choosing Etihad Airways(90%), Virgin Australia(81%) or Singapore Airlines(81%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin?

While on average a flight from Melbourne Airport to Darwin is generally $1,140, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $236. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Darwin), you can expect to pay $180 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Darwin

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

Top 4 airlines flying from Melbourne to Darwin

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Darwin choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetstarCheapest$219Average$498FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$274Average$561FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$340Average$763FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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AirnorthCheapest$451Average$608FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Darwin

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Darwin
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
62%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
12%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
25%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Darwin

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Darwin
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