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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 - ME1
Price
$274 - $371
ME1
Temperature
8 - 20 °C
ME1
Precipitation
30 - 60 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

$274

From Canberra to Melbourne

One-way from

$99

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?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 22% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

To save up to 43% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 60 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Canberra to Melbourne from $336 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $407 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

April can be a great time to fly to Melbourne from Canberra with a flight ticket averaging about $310. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of April for as cheap as $208. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Canberra to Melbourne (CBR - ME1)?

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

Cheap flights from Canberra to Melbourne in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CBR to MEL flights in September, October
28 Oct - 6 Nov
$167pp
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
28 Oct - 5 Nov
$201pp
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
26 Sep - 8 Oct
$270pp
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra

Canberra to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Canberra found for this year
28 Oct - 6 Nov
$167pp
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
1 Nov - 5 Nov
$178pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
20 Nov - 23 Nov
$179pp
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra

Direct flights to Melbourne from Canberra

Save time with Canberra to Melbourne direct flight deals
28 Oct - 6 Nov
$167pp
CBR
Canberra
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
CBR
Canberra
1 Nov - 5 Nov
$178pp
CBR
Canberra
Rex
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Rex
Direct
CBR
Canberra
20 Nov - 23 Nov
$179pp
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
27 Sep - 30 Sep
$386pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
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CBR
Canberra
27 Sep - 3 Oct
$397pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
Direct
CBR
Canberra
27 Sep - 30 Sep
$418pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
Direct
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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Canberra

One-way flights to Melbourne from Canberra

The cheapest one-way flights from Canberra to Melbourne
06:30 - 07:40
Virgin Australia
Direct
1h 10m
CBR - MEL
Virgin Australia
$99
Trip.com
09:30 - 05:15
Qantas Airways
1 stop
19h 45m
CBR - MEL
Qantas Airways
$194
Trip.com
13:30 - 08:30
Rex
2 stops
19h 00m
CBR - MEL
Rex
$302
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Canberra to Melbourne

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

Most people fly from Canberra (CBR) if they book a flight from Canberra to Melbourne. On average, Canberra has 0 outbound flights to Melbourne per day from 3 airlines. Canberra is conveniently located just 6.4 km from Canberra’s city centre.

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 $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Canberra to Melbourne for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $167, but on average you can expect to pay $313.

Are there direct flights from Canberra to Melbourne for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 13 direct flights from Canberra to Melbourne under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Canberra to Melbourne is less than $681.

Are there last-minute flights available from Canberra to Melbourne for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Canberra to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are direct flights available from Canberra to Melbourne?

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

How popular is this Canberra to Melbourne flight route?

Flights from Canberra to Melbourne have been viewed 6,421 times in the past calendar month.

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

On average, you can expect to see 2 flights from Canberra to Melbourne a day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Canberra to Melbourne?

Virgin Australia, Rex, and Qantas Airways can get you from Canberra to Melbourne in just under 1h 10m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. The distance from Canberra to Melbourne is about 472 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

Currently priced at $167, Virgin Australia will fly you from Canberra to Melbourne and back. In addition to Virgin Australia, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Rex and Qantas Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $178 and $447, respectively. Virgin Australia is priced at 46% 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?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $94 on Rex. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Virgin Australia from $99 and Qantas Airways from $194 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Canberra to Melbourne?

While on average a flight from Canberra to Melbourne is generally $235, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $87. When looking at the most popular route, (Canberra - Melbourne), you can expect to pay $199 for that flight.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Canberra to Melbourne are Qantas Airways, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Canberra to Melbourne?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Canberra to Melbourne are Etihad Airways (93%), Virgin Australia (87%) and Singapore Airlines (82%).

Destination information for Melbourne

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Canberra to Melbourne.
Flight duration from CBR to Melbourne
1h 08m
Average temperature for September in Melbourne
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Melbourne
122.0 mm

Airports servicing Canberra

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

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
$163 $246 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Qantas Airways
$195 $425 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$237 $352 No cancel fee 80%
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Hourly flight availability from Canberra to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Canberra towards Melbourne.
Morning 6 AM to midday 92% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 7% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
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See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Canberra to Melbourne.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
0 flights
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