Cheap flights from Melbourne to Darwin

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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.
MEL - DRW
Price
$341 - $526
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

$341

From Melbourne to Darwin

One-way from

$399

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 8%.

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 $509. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $541.

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 $424 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $293. 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 56% on flights from Melbourne to Darwin by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Darwin in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MEL to DRW flights in May, June
27 May - 31 May
$593pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
30 May - 5 Jun
$607pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
12 Jun - 16 Jun
$608pp
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Melbourne found for this year
9 Nov - 12 Nov
$239pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
16 Oct - 17 Oct
$270pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
1 Nov - 8 Nov
$296pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Darwin from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Darwin direct flight deals
16 Oct - 17 Oct
$270pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
1 Nov - 8 Nov
$296pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
13 Oct - 17 Oct
$318pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin from Melbourne, departing today and this week
21 May - 2 Jun
$662pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
22 May - 1 Jun
$704pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
21 May - 2 Jun
$711pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Darwin from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Darwin
17:30 - 21:25
Jetstar
Direct
4h 25m
MEL - DRW
Jetstar
$400
Jettzy
18:50 - 11:05
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
16h 45m
MEL - DRW
Multiple Airlines
$404
Kiwi.com
12:10 - 09:50
Virgin Australia
1 stop
22h 10m
MEL - DRW
Virgin Australia
$423
Jettzy

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 airports do I use to fly from Melbourne to Darwin?

Darwin is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Darwin from Melbourne. Booking flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW) should be relatively easy as there are 5 daily flights to Darwin from 5 different airlines. 4h 20m is how long a flight from Melbourne to Darwin will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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 $383 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Darwin for under $383. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $270, but on average you can expect to pay $341.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Darwin for under $383 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Darwin under $383. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Darwin is less than $385.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Darwin for under $765?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Darwin within the next 7 days for less than $765.

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 similar to Darwin. You can assume this to be the case over the next 13 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 20m. Fly via Jetstar or Qantas Airways 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 ($271), and Qantas Airways ($355) offers the cheapest pricing from Melbourne to Darwin. Jetstar is currently priced 36% 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 Airnorth, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $295. Jetstar flights start at $307 while deals on Virgin Australia start at $317 one-way.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Darwin

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

Destination information for Darwin

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Darwin.
Flight duration
4h 18m
Average temperature for May in Darwin
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Darwin
21.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

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
$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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Darwin.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 48% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 35% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 15% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 2% of flight departures
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.
Sunday
7 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
8 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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