Cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport

DRW — MEL
16 Aug — 23 Aug1
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The best prices from Darwin to Melbourne are usually found in January or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DRW to MEL flight in 2022: compare Darwin to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

DRW - MEL

Price

$284 - $518

MEL

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

MEL

Rainfall

30 - 60 mm

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
Round-trip from$404From Darwin to Melbourne
One-way from$335One-way flight from Darwin to Melbourne

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

Flying to your destination on a Tuesday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Melbourne Airport. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Darwin to Melbourne Airport, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 34% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $629 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $714.

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

Our data shows that January tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne Airport from Darwin. Users have commonly found prices around $539 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $330. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Darwin to Melbourne Airport in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 20% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne in August, September 2022

The best prices found for DRW to MEL flights in August, September
7 Sep. - 9 Sep.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

14h 30m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$473

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

31 Aug. - 5 Sep.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 50m
$480

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

31 Aug. - 5 Sep.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$484

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Darwin to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Darwin found for this year
8 Nov. - 13 Nov.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$433

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

9 Nov. - 13 Nov.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

10h 15m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 50m
$439

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

10 Nov. - 13 Nov.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

10h 15m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 20m
$446

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Darwin to Melbourne

18 Jan. - 23 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 20m
$422

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

31 Aug. - 5 Sep.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$484

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

31 Aug. - 4 Sep.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$488

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Darwin to Melbourne

8 Nov. - 13 Nov.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 50m
$447

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

9 Nov. - 14 Nov.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

6h 00m
$461

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

9 Nov. - 14 Nov.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$476

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Direct flights to Melbourne from Darwin

Save time with Darwin to Melbourne direct flight deals
17 Oct. - 26 Oct.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$416

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

18 Jan. - 23 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 20m
$422

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

8 Nov. - 13 Nov.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$433

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Last-minute flights from Darwin to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Darwin, departing today and this week
17 Aug. - 21 Aug.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

7h 00m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$729

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

16 Aug. - 20 Aug.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

8h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$732

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

18 Aug. - 22 Aug.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 45m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$775

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

One-way flights to Melbourne from Darwin

The cheapest one-way flights from Darwin to Melbourne
19 Oct.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 30m
$224

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

14 Sep.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$225

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

14 Sep.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$226

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Darwin to Melbourne flights.

What airport do you fly from for flights from Darwin to Melbourne?

For a flight from Darwin to Melbourne, you will be flying from Darwin. Darwin (DRW) is just 6.4 km from the centre of the city. Darwin is the only Darwin airport and it handles 7 outbound flights to Melbourne per day. 3 airlines have flights to Melbourne from Darwin on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Darwin to Melbourne 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 Darwin to Melbourne have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $422, but on average you can expect to pay $456.

Are there direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Melbourne Airport is less than $473.

Are there last-minute flights available from Darwin to Melbourne Airport for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $800.

What days are direct flights available from Darwin to Melbourne Airport?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Tuesday.

How popular is this Darwin to Melbourne Airport flight route?

This flight path from Darwin to Melbourne was viewed by 2,997 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Darwin to Melbourne Airport on average per day?

2 flight departures from Darwin to Melbourne Airport per day on average.
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Darwin to Melbourne Airport?

Jetstar and Virgin Australia can get you from Darwin to Melbourne Airport in just under 4h 10m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 35m. There are 3149 km between Darwin and Melbourne Airport. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Darwin to Melbourne Airport round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport round-trip from $422. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Virgin Australia. Jetstar is priced at 21% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Darwin to Melbourne Airport?

Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Airnorth are the most popular airlines when flying from Darwin to Melbourne Airport.

What are the most reliable airlines from Darwin to Melbourne Airport?

Consider China Eastern (64%), Air New Zealand (38%) or Etihad Airways (38%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Darwin to Melbourne Airport.

What are the cheapest flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport?

While on average a flight from Darwin to Melbourne Airport is generally $615, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $224. When looking at the most popular route, (Darwin - Melbourne), you can expect to pay $437 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Darwin to Melbourne

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

Top 3 airlines flying from Darwin to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Darwin to Melbourne choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetstarCheapest$219Average$464FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$277Average$527FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$484Average$773FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Darwin to Melbourne
35%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
5%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
8%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
52%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Darwin to Melbourne

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Darwin to Melbourne
Sunday7daily flights
Monday9daily flights
Tuesday5daily flights
Wednesday6daily flights
Thursday9daily flights
Friday6daily flights
Saturday11daily flights