Cheap flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

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30 May — 6 Jun1
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How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef?

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef, book at least 38 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 23% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $408 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $437.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Great Barrier Reef from Melbourne. Prices for May average $344 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $200. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 36% on your journey compared to booking in December

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef (MEL - YJV)?

When flying from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef in May, June 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef flights in May, June
28 May - 31 May
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$238

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

28 May - 30 May
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$240

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

29 May - 3 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$258

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Great Barrier Reef from Melbourne found for this year
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 10m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$198

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 22/5/22

1 Aug. - 13 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$206

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 10m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$207

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 23/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

1 Aug. - 13 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$206

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

1 Aug. - 13 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$209

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/5/22

1 Aug. - 9 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$210

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 10m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$198

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 22/5/22

20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 10m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$207

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 23/5/22

21 Sep. - 27 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 10m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$278

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 23/5/22

Direct flights to Great Barrier Reef from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef direct flight deals
20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 10m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$198

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 22/5/22

1 Aug. - 13 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 30m
$206

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

20 Jul. - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 10m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$207

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 23/5/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

Late deals on return flights to Great Barrier Reef from Melbourne, departing today and this week
31 May - 21 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$264

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/5/22

31 May - 7 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$272

Jetstar

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Deal found 25/5/22

31 May - 3 Jun.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$275

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/5/22

One-way flights to Great Barrier Reef from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef
15 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
$103

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

18 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
$107

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/5/22

19 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
$109

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef flights.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tigerair Australia are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Jetstar with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $198, but on average you can expect to pay $224.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef is less than $219.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday.

How popular is this Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef have been viewed 15,071 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef on average per day?

4 flight departures from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 25% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 75% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef?

Departing from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef will take you 3h 10m. Melbourne and Great Barrier Reef are separated by a distance of 2326 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the most popular routes from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef?

While some choose either Melbourne Avalon - Cairns or Melbourne - Townsville, Melbourne - Cairns is the most popular route from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef?

The most popular airlines flying from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef are Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Tigerair Australia. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef are Singapore Airlines (77%), Etihad Airways (64%) and Virgin Australia (62%).

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef?

On average you can expect to pay $700 for a flight from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef. The cheapest flight overall is $110 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Cairns) is currently priced at $206.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Mildura to Cairnsfrom $656 pp

Destination points for flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

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Top 4 airlines flying from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$137Average$456FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$164Average$393FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$204Average$338FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$232Average$618FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef
5%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
51%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
44%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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