Cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne

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The best prices from Darwin to Melbourne are usually found in April 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 to Melbourne

All the information you need to plan the best DRW to ME1 flight in 2021: compare Darwin to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

DRW - ME1

Price

$273 - $472

ME1

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

ME1

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

$371

From Darwin to Melbourne

One-way from

$264

One-way flight from Darwin to Melbourne

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

Departing on a Sunday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 10% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 43% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Darwin to Melbourne 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $537, or $587 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that April tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Melbourne from Darwin. Users have commonly found prices around $465 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $294. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in August.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Darwin to Melbourne (DRW - ME1)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Darwin to Melbourne in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 21% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Darwin to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Darwin found for this year
31 Dec. - 3 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$527

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/10/21

31 Dec. - 3 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

12h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$571

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/10/21

31 Dec. - 3 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

12h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

22h 15m
$580

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/10/21

Direct flights to Melbourne from Darwin

Save time with Darwin to Melbourne direct flight deals
31 Dec. - 3 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 10m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$527

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/10/21

1 Jan. - 3 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$550

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 11/10/21

One-way flights to Melbourne from Darwin

The cheapest one-way flights from Darwin to Melbourne
14 Nov.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
$136

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 13/10/21

9 Dec.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 10m
$169

Jetstar

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Deal found 13/10/21

10 Dec.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 20m
$181

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 13/10/21

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?

Located just 6.4 km from the city centre, Darwin is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Melbourne from Darwin. Booking flights from Darwin (DRW) to Melbourne should be relatively easy as there is 1 daily outbound flight to Melbourne from 3 different airlines.

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 for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Melbourne for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $527, but on average you can expect to pay $723.

Are there direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne under $600. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Melbourne is less than $538.

How popular is this Darwin to Melbourne flight route?

Flights from Darwin to Melbourne have been viewed 2,997 times in the past calendar month.

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

According to our current data, Virgin Australia ($550), Jetstar ($587), and Qantas Airways ($868) offers the cheapest pricing from Darwin to Melbourne.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Virgin Australia, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $136. However, be on the lookout for offers from Jetstar and Qantas Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Darwin to Melbourne for a low price.

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

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

What are the most reliable airlines from Darwin to Melbourne?

Consider China Eastern (86%), Qantas Airways (84%) or Air New Zealand (84%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Darwin to Melbourne.

What are the cheapest flights from Darwin to Melbourne?

While on average a flight from Darwin to Melbourne is generally $929, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $158. When looking at the most popular route, (Darwin - Melbourne), you can expect to pay $398 for that flight.

Other flights from Darwin

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
Jetstar
Cheapest$273
Average$492
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$298
Average$504
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$368
Average$686
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Darwin to 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
Sunday2daily flights
Monday1daily flight
Tuesday2daily flights
Wednesday3daily flights
Thursday2daily flights
Friday1daily flight
Saturday2daily flights