Cheap flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

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How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef?

Users have found that booking a flight from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef at least 38 days early can save you up to 23% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 38 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef for as little as $386 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $414 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Great Barrier Reef from Melbourne. Users have commonly found prices around $325 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $190. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef (ME1 - 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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef flights in October, November
12 Nov. - 19 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$203

Jetstar

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Deal found 19/10/21

31 Oct. - 7 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$219

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 19/10/21

29 Oct. - 31 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 25m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$223

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/10/21

Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Great Barrier Reef from Melbourne found for this year
12 Nov. - 19 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$203

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19/10/21

31 Oct. - 7 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$219

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 19/10/21

29 Oct. - 31 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 25m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$223

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/10/21

Direct flights to Great Barrier Reef from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef direct flight deals
12 Nov. - 19 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$203

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19/10/21

31 Oct. - 7 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$219

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 19/10/21

1 Nov. - 21 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$223

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 20/10/21

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 Oct. - 7 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$219

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 19/10/21

29 Oct. - 31 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 25m
CNS

Cairns

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 25m
$223

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 21/10/21

29 Oct. - 29 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 15m
$254

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/10/21

One-way flights to Great Barrier Reef from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef
29 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
$75

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/10/21

22 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
$100

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19/10/21

27 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 20m
$104

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 19/10/21

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, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $203, but on average you can expect to pay $247.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef is less than $247.

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

There are currently 18+ open flights from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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.

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

While some choose either Melbourne Avalon - Cairns or Melbourne - Hamilton Island, 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 Virgin Australia (98%), Singapore Airlines (97%) and Etihad Airways (95%).

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

On average you can expect to pay $707 for a flight from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef. The cheapest flight overall is $94 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Cairns) is currently priced at $219.

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 $834 pp

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
Tigerair Australia
Cheapest$193
Average$320
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$201
Average$431
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$275
Average$494
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$280
Average$567
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Great Barrier Reef

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