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Cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne

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Darwin (DRW) to Melbourne (MEL)

DRW - MEL
Price
$344 - $595
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Rainfall
26 - 170 mm

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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

$344

From Darwin to Melbourne

One-way from

$347

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?

Tuesday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Darwin to Melbourne. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Melbourne.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 20% by booking at least 33 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Darwin to Melbourne within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $183.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Melbourne. Flights to Melbourne from Darwin in February are about $179 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $98.

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

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

Cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne in February, March 2021

31 Mar - 6 Apr
$397pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
15 Mar - 22 Mar
$453pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
31 Mar - 6 Apr
$526pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin

Darwin to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

24 Jul - 1 Aug
$390pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
31 Mar - 6 Apr
$397pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
4 Apr - 15 Apr
$409pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin

Direct flights to Melbourne from Darwin

24 Jul - 1 Aug
$390pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
31 Mar - 6 Apr
$397pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
4 Apr - 15 Apr
$409pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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DRW
Darwin

One-way flights to Melbourne from Darwin

09:15 - 16:15
Virgin Australia
1 stop
29h 30m
DRW - MEL
Virgin Australia
$347
Kiwi.com
20:20 - 08:25
Jetstar
1 stop
10h 35m
DRW - MEL
Jetstar
$355
mytrip.com
05:45 - 17:35
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
10h 20m
DRW - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$361
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Darwin to Melbourne

Can I find flights from Darwin to Melbourne for under $504 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Melbourne for under $504. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $390, but on average you can expect to pay $462.

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.

Are there direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne for under $504 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne under $504. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Melbourne is less than $507.

How popular is this 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.

Does it rain more in Darwin or Melbourne?

In Darwin, there will be greater rainfall in Darwin compared to Melbourne over the next 22 days.

Is Darwin weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 34 °C range in October. The weather in Melbourne is generally colder than Darwin's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Darwin to Melbourne?

A quick flight from Darwin to Melbourne can take about 4h 05m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $390. All flights are typically direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Darwin to Melbourne return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Darwin to Melbourne from $390 return. Jetstar is currently priced 9% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $198. Virgin Australia flights start at $312 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $337 one-way.

Alternative routes for Darwin to Melbourne

Destination information for Melbourne

Flight duration
4h 15m
Average temperature for February in Melbourne
24.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in Melbourne
42.0 mm

Airports servicing Darwin

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 3 airlines flying from Darwin to Melbourne

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$201 $324 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$220 $371 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$270 $505 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Melbourne

Morning 6 AM to midday 65% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 34% 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
from Darwin to Melbourne
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
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Thursday
2 daily flights
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