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Cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne

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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 2021: compare Darwin to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
DRW - MEL
Price
$375 - $649
MEL
Temperature
8 - 20 °C
MEL
Precipitation
30 - 60 mm

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$375

From Darwin to Melbourne

One-way from

$328

One-way flight from Darwin to Melbourne

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 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 43% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $543 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $594.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne Airport from Darwin. Users have commonly found prices around $470 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $297. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in August.

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 September, October 2021

The best prices found for DRW to MEL flights in September, October
1 Oct - 1 Oct
$744pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
1 Oct - 1 Oct
$837pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
1 Oct - 1 Oct
$962pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin

Darwin to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Darwin found for this year
17 Dec - 31 Jan
$410pp
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
16 Dec - 31 Jan
$447pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
17 Dec - 31 Jan
$500pp
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin

Direct flights to Melbourne from Darwin

Save time with Darwin to Melbourne direct flight deals
17 Dec - 31 Jan
$410pp
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
16 Dec - 31 Jan
$447pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
4 Jan - 25 Jan
$459pp
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin

Last-minute flights from Darwin to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Darwin, departing today and this week
1 Oct - 1 Oct
$744pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
1 Oct - 1 Oct
$837pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
1 Oct - 1 Oct
$962pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin

One-way flights to Melbourne from Darwin

The cheapest one-way flights from Darwin to Melbourne
10:25 - 09:20
Virgin Australia
1 stop
21h 25m
DRW - MEL
Virgin Australia
$328
Jettzy
02:35 - 13:35
Qantas Airways
3 stops
9h 30m
DRW - MEL
Qantas Airways
$557
Bravofly
21:45 - 14:20
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
15h 05m
DRW - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$955
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Darwin to Melbourne

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 2 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 Virgin Australia for just $410, but on average you can expect to pay $682.

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

Cheapflights has 3 direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Melbourne Airport is less than $438.

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

There are currently 6+ open flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport within the next 7 days for less than $800.

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.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Darwin to Melbourne Airport return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport from $410 return. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Jetstar. Virgin Australia is priced at 12% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Darwin to Melbourne Airport one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Virgin Australia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $131. Users have also found prices from $197 and $289 on Virgin Australia and Jetstar, respectively.

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

Consider China Eastern (87%), Qantas Airways (81%) or Air New Zealand (81%) 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 $939, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $160. When looking at the most popular route, (Darwin - Melbourne), you can expect to pay $410 for that flight.

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.

Alternative routes for Darwin to Melbourne

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

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Darwin to Melbourne.
Flight duration from DRW to Melbourne
4h 20m
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
17.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
41.0 mm

Airports servicing Darwin

Airports servicing Melbourne

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$277 $445 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$302 $509 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$372 $694 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Darwin towards Melbourne.
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Weekly flight availability
from Darwin to Melbourne
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Darwin to Melbourne.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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