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Cheap flights from Canberra to Melbourne

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best CBR to MEL flight in 2021: compare Canberra to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
CBR - MEL
Price
$256 - $346
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Rainfall
26 - 170 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$256

From Canberra to Melbourne

One-way from

$233

One-way flight from Canberra 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 Canberra to Melbourne?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 22% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Canberra to Melbourne, book at least 33 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $186 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $217.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Canberra to Melbourne?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Melbourne from Canberra. Prices for February average $182 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $100. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a February flight can save you 34% on your journey compared to booking in February

When is the cheapest time to fly from Canberra to Melbourne (CBR - MEL)?

When flying from Canberra to Melbourne, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 21% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Canberra to Melbourne in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CBR to MEL flights in May, June
30 Jun - 4 Jul
$263pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
28 May - 31 May
$292pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
21 May - 23 May
$296pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra

Canberra to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Canberra found for this year
2 Jul - 5 Jul
$243pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
1 Jul - 5 Jul
$263pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
28 May - 31 May
$292pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra

Direct flights to Melbourne from Canberra

Save time with Canberra to Melbourne direct flight deals
2 Jul - 5 Jul
$243pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
1 Jul - 5 Jul
$263pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
29 Oct - 31 Oct
$307pp
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra

Last-minute flights from Canberra to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Canberra, departing today and this week
24 May - 28 May
$299pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
24 May - 31 May
$304pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
24 May - 25 May
$310pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra

One-way flights to Melbourne from Canberra

The cheapest one-way flights from Canberra to Melbourne
11:30 - 18:50
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
7h 20m
CBR - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$233
Kiwi.com
02:05 - 03:15
Qantas Airways
Direct
1h 10m
CBR - MEL
Qantas Airways
$256
mytrip.com
06:30 - 15:35
Virgin Australia
2 stops
9h 05m
CBR - MEL
Virgin Australia
$281
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Flight FAQs

From Canberra to Melbourne

What airports do I use to fly from Canberra to Melbourne?

You will need to book a flight from Canberra to Melbourne if you want to fly from Canberra to Melbourne. At least 3 different airlines have flights from Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL) on a regular basis. There are 22 flights to Melbourne from the Canberra airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from CBR to MEL to be around 1h 10m.

Which airlines flying from Canberra to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Canberra to Melbourne for under $257 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Canberra to Melbourne for under $257. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Rex for just $243, but on average you can expect to pay $303.

Are there direct flights from Canberra to Melbourne for under $257 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Canberra to Melbourne under $257. A good price for a direct flight from Canberra to Melbourne is less than $342.

Are there last-minute flights available from Canberra to Melbourne for under $385?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Canberra to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $385.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 6,421 users have taken a look at flights from Canberra to Melbourne.

Does it rain more in Canberra or Melbourne?

Expected rainfall in Canberra is same as in Melbourne. You can expect this to be the case over the next 8 days.

Is Canberra weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 28 °Cs in January, on average. The temperature in Melbourne is generally colder than in Canberra. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Canberra to Melbourne?

There are many flights that can get you from Canberra to Melbourne in 1h 10m. Fly via Rex or Virgin Australia to get the fastest option. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Canberra to Melbourne return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Canberra to Melbourne from $243 return. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Virgin Australia. Rex is priced at 15% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Rex, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $151. However, be on the lookout for offers from Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Canberra to Melbourne for a low price.

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Canberra to Melbourne.
Flight duration
1h 07m
Average temperature for May in Melbourne
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Melbourne
52.0 mm

Airports servicing Canberra

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 3 airlines flying from Canberra to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Canberra 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
Tigerair Australia
$118 $185 No cancel fee 81%

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Virgin Australia
$172 $262 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$142 $308 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Canberra to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Canberra towards Melbourne.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 53% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 21% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 20% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 6% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Canberra to Melbourne
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Canberra to Melbourne.
Sunday
17 daily flights
Monday
27 daily flights
Tuesday
25 daily flights
Wednesday
23 daily flights
Thursday
29 daily flights
Friday
27 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights
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