Cheap flights from Melbourne to Darwin

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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 2021: 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

Precipitation

0 - 400 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop

Average price

$406

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$363

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 $530 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $582 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 $452 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $291.

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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for MEL to DRW flights in October, November
22 Nov. - 29 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
$270

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 13/10/21

22 Nov. - 29 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 30m
$336

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 13/10/21

8 Nov. - 20 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

21h 10m
$372

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 11/10/21

Melbourne to Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Melbourne found for this year
22 Nov. - 29 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
$270

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 13/10/21

22 Nov. - 29 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 30m
$336

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 13/10/21

16 Dec. - 12 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 20m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
$371

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 12/10/21

Direct flights to Darwin from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Darwin direct flight deals
22 Nov. - 29 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
$270

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 13/10/21

28 Jan. - 7 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 20m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 10m
$336

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14/10/21

28 Jan. - 8 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 20m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
$342

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/10/21

One-way flights to Darwin from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Darwin
23 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$188

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 12/10/21

22 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 20m
$200

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12/10/21

21 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 20m
$213

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12/10/21

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 2 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 Jetstar, Virgin Australia, 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $270, but on average you can expect to pay $389.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Darwin under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Darwin is less than $395.

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.

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

Currently priced at $270, Virgin Australia will fly you from Melbourne Airport to Darwin 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 $364. Virgin Australia is currently priced 40% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Virgin Australia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $188. Users have also found prices from $200 and $310 on Virgin Australia and Jetstar, respectively.

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 Qantas Airways(84%), Air New Zealand(84%) 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 $554, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $161. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Darwin), you can expect to pay $353 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
Jetstar
Cheapest$267
Average$465
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$296
Average$517
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$326
Average$662
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Airnorth
Cheapest$425
Average$573
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Darwin

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Darwin
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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
Sunday4daily flights
Monday3daily flights
Tuesday2daily flights
Wednesday3daily flights
Thursday2daily flights
Friday1daily flight
Saturday2daily flights