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

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.
ME1 - 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

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Darwin?

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Darwin from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $452 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $291. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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

Leaving on a Sunday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 8% on the overall cost on flights from Melbourne to Darwin.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Darwin (ME1 - 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.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Darwin, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 39% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $530 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $582.

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
$270pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 Nov - 29 Nov
$336pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
8 Nov - 20 Nov
$372pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Melbourne found for this year
22 Nov - 29 Nov
$270pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 Nov - 29 Nov
$336pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
16 Dec - 12 Jan
$371pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Darwin from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Darwin direct flight deals
22 Nov - 29 Nov
$270pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
28 Jan - 7 Feb
$336pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
28 Jan - 8 Feb
$342pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Darwin from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Darwin
02:00 - 09:30
Virgin Australia
2 stops
9h 00m
MEL - DRW
Virgin Australia
$390
Travelgenio
03:00 - 18:25
Jetstar
2 stops
16h 55m
MEL - DRW
Jetstar
$495
Travelgenio
03:35 - 14:10
Qantas Airways
3 stops
12h 05m
MEL - DRW
Qantas Airways
$858
Bravofly

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Darwin

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 2 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 Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways flying from Melbourne to Darwin have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Darwin for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne 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 to Darwin for under $300 on Cheapflights?

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

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 return?

Currently priced at $270, Virgin Australia will fly you from Melbourne 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 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 Jetstar and Qantas Airways, respectively.

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: Qantas Airways (84%), Air New Zealand (84%), Singapore Airlines( 81%).

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 cheapest flights from Melbourne to Darwin?

The cheapest flight price from Melbourne to Darwin is $161. On average you can expect to pay $554. The most popular route, (Melbourne - Darwin), can usually be booked for $353.

Destination information for Darwin

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Darwin.
Flight duration from Melbourne to DRW
4h 18m
Average temperature for October in Darwin
34.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Darwin
58.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing Darwin

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$267 $563 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$296 $517 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$326 $662 No cancel fee 74%
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Airnorth
$425 $573 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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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Darwin

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards 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.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
2 daily flights
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