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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
$348 - $602
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Rainfall
26 - 170 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

$348

From Darwin to Melbourne

One-way from

$312

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 $185.

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 $181 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $99.

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 May, June 2021

The best prices found for DRW to MEL flights in May, June
6 Jun - 14 Jun
$600pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
10 Jun - 13 Jun
$604pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
24 Jun - 5 Jul
$607pp
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin

Darwin to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Darwin found for this year
1 Sep - 9 Sep
$435pp
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
1 Sep - 9 Sep
$452pp
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
1 Sep - 9 Sep
$470pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin

Direct flights to Melbourne from Darwin

Save time with Darwin to Melbourne direct flight deals
1 Sep - 9 Sep
$452pp
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
27 Jul - 1 Aug
$561pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
26 Jul - 1 Aug
$579pp
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Darwin
Multiple airlines
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
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Last-minute flights from Darwin to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Darwin, departing today and this week
18 May - 26 May
$714pp
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Darwin
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
18 May - 26 May
$724pp
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Darwin
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
18 May - 26 May
$762pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
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Darwin

One-way flights to Melbourne from Darwin

The cheapest one-way flights from Darwin to Melbourne
09:30 - 08:50
Airnorth
2 stops
22h 50m
DRW - MEL
Airnorth
$313
DreamWorldTravel
22:10 - 02:45
Jetstar
Direct
4h 05m
DRW - MEL
Jetstar
$369
Kiwi.com
20:30 - 01:15
Virgin Australia
Direct
4h 15m
DRW - MEL
Virgin Australia
$378
StudentUniverse

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Flight FAQs

From Darwin to Melbourne

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

Melbourne is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Melbourne from Darwin. Booking flights from Darwin (DRW) to Melbourne (MEL) should be relatively easy as there are 5 daily flights to Melbourne from 3 different airlines. 4h 10m is how long a flight from Darwin to Melbourne will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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 $510 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Melbourne for under $510. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $435, but on average you can expect to pay $567.

Are there direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne for under $510 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne under $510. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Melbourne is less than $660.

Are there last-minute flights available from Darwin to Melbourne for under $765?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Darwin to Melbourne within the next 7 days for less than $765.

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 same rainfall in Darwin compared to Melbourne over the next 3 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 $592. All flights are typically direct.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Darwin to Melbourne from $435 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Jetstar, from $592, and Qantas Airways, from $593.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Virgin Australia, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $281. Jetstar flights start at $308 while deals on Airnorth start at $313 one-way.

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
4h 18m
Average temperature for May in Melbourne
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Melbourne
52.0 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
$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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Darwin towards Melbourne.
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 50% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 35% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 15% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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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
6 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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