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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Darwin

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW)

MEL - DRW
Price
$342 - $528
DRW
Temperature
31 - 34 °C
DRW
Rainfall
1 - 432 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

Round-trip from

$342

From Melbourne to Darwin

One-way from

$341

One-way flight from Melbourne to Darwin

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 to Darwin?

Sunday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 6%.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 43% on flights from Melbourne to Darwin compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $511. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $543.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Darwin from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $426 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $295. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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

Unlike at midday, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 29% on flights from Melbourne to Darwin by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Darwin in March, April 2021

20 Apr - 26 Apr
$362pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Apr - 13 Apr
$364pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Apr - 13 Apr
$366pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Darwin 2021 flight deals

20 Apr - 26 Apr
$362pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Apr - 13 Apr
$364pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Apr - 13 Apr
$366pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Darwin from Melbourne

20 Apr - 26 Apr
$362pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Apr - 13 Apr
$364pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
6 Apr - 13 Apr
$366pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Darwin

10 Mar - 17 Mar
$578pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
9 Mar - 11 Mar
$606pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
9 Mar - 16 Mar
$612pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Darwin from Melbourne

10:10 - 09:40
Virgin Australia
1 stop
24h 00m
MEL - DRW
Virgin Australia
$341
Agoda.com
14:45 - 08:10
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
18h 55m
MEL - DRW
Multiple Airlines
$495
Travel2Be
02:10 - 05:20
Jetstar
1 stop
28h 40m
MEL - DRW
Jetstar
$533
Tripmonster

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Darwin

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Darwin for under $384 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Darwin for under $384. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $362, but on average you can expect to pay $414.

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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Darwin for under $384 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Darwin under $384. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Darwin is less than $416.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Darwin for under $640?

There are currently 16+ open flights from Melbourne to Darwin within the next 7 days for less than $640.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 6,066 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to Darwin.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Darwin?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Melbourne is roughly less than Darwin. You can assume this to be the case over the next 9 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Darwin?

Temperatures around the 34 °Cs can be experienced in October. The weather in Darwin is hotter than in Melbourne. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Darwin?

There are many flights that can get you from Melbourne to Darwin in 4h 25m. Fly via Jetstar to get the fastest option. All flights are typically direct.

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

According to our current data, Jetstar ($363), and Qantas Airways ($458) offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne to Darwin. Jetstar is currently priced 14% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $196. Qantas Airways flights start at $221 while deals on Virgin Australia start at $317 one-way.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Darwin

Destination information for Darwin

Flight duration
4h 25m
Average temperature for March in Darwin
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Darwin
323.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Darwin

Top 4 airlines flying from Melbourne to Darwin

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$197 $342 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$218 $380 No cancel fee 80%
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Airnorth
$313 $422 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Qantas Airways
$240 $487 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Darwin

Morning 6 AM to midday 60% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 40% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Melbourne to Darwin
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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