Cheap flights from Melbourne to Darwin

MEL — DRW
28 May — 4 Jun1
Return
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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 ME1 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$379From Melbourne to Darwin
One-way from$330One-way flight from Melbourne to Darwin

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

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Melbourne 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 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 to Darwin from $553 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $607 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne 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 in April are about $471 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $303.

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

When flying from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to DRW flights in May, June
29 May - 31 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

10h 40m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$500

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

31 May - 31 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 55m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$516

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/5/22

6 Jun. - 11 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

10h 20m
$520

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

Melbourne to Darwin 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Melbourne found for this year
10 Jul. - 16 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 10m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 15m
$303

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/5/22

14 Oct. - 21 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 10m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 40m
$359

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 22/5/22

11 Sep. - 17 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$377

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/5/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Melbourne to Darwin

11 Sep. - 18 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 05m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

8h 00m
$447

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 22/5/22

1 Sep. - 4 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 50m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 45m
$449

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 21/5/22

14 Oct. - 21 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 35m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 15m
$475

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 22/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to Darwin

11 Sep. - 17 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$377

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

8 Sep. - 10 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$386

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/5/22

1 Aug. - 7 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$452

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/5/22

Direct flights to Darwin from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Darwin direct flight deals
11 Sep. - 17 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$377

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

8 Sep. - 10 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$386

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/5/22

8 Sep. - 11 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 15m
$435

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/5/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin from Melbourne, departing today and this week
29 May - 31 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

10h 40m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$500

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 22/5/22

31 May - 31 May
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 55m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$516

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 21/5/22

30 May - 3 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

15h 40m
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$533

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/5/22

One-way flights to Darwin from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Darwin
13 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$181

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

25 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$198

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 22/5/22

15 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$208

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 20/5/22

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?

Darwin (DRW), located 6.4 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Darwin. 5 airlines have flights to Darwin from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Darwin should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 6 inbound flights from Melbourne per day.

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 to Darwin for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Darwin for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $303, but on average you can expect to pay $424.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Darwin under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Darwin is less than $464.

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

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

How popular is this Melbourne to Darwin flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Darwin have been viewed 6,066 times in the past calendar month.

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

Currently priced at $377, Jetstar will fly you from Melbourne 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 $447. Jetstar is currently priced 20% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Airnorth are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Darwin.

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne to Darwin?

Before booking your flight to Darwin from Melbourne, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Etihad Airways (82%), Virgin Australia (73%), Singapore Airlines( 73%).

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Darwin?

The cheapest flight price from Melbourne to Darwin is $228. On average you can expect to pay $1,135. The most popular route, (Melbourne - Darwin), can usually be booked for $303.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Darwin

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Mildura to Darwinfrom $1,020 pp

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$216Average$593FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$270Average$548FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$335Average$749FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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AirnorthCheapest$443Average$598FlexibilityNo 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
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Darwin

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Darwin
Sunday8daily flights
Monday5daily flights
Tuesday6daily flights
Wednesday6daily flights
Thursday6daily flights
Friday8daily flights
Saturday8daily flights