Cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne

DRW — MEL
17 May — 24 May1
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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 2022: compare Darwin to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.

DRW - MEL

Price

$273 - $472

MEL

Temperature

8 - 20 °C

MEL

Rainfall

30 - 60 mm

Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop
Round-trip from$392From Darwin to Melbourne
One-way from$280One-way flight from Darwin to Melbourne

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

Flying to your destination on a Tuesday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Melbourne. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Darwin to Melbourne, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 43% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $567 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $620.

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 $491 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $310. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in August.

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

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

Cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DRW to Melbourne flights in May, June
17 May - 21 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 55m
$393

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

19 May - 26 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$438

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

12 May - 14 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$452

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

Darwin to Melbourne 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Darwin found for this year
17 May - 21 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 55m
$393

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

10 May - 12 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$405

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

28 Jul. - 1 Aug.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

9h 30m
$419

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 10/5/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Darwin to Melbourne

28 Jul. - 1 Aug.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

9h 30m
$419

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 10/5/22

28 Jul. - 1 Aug.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

9h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

6h 30m
$436

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 12/5/22

26 Jul. - 29 Jul.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

8h 55m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 30m
$449

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 10/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Darwin to Melbourne

17 May - 21 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 55m
$393

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

19 May - 26 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$438

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

22 Aug. - 30 Aug.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

9h 40m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

9h 15m
$445

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

Direct flights to Melbourne from Darwin

Save time with Darwin to Melbourne direct flight deals
27 Jul. - 1 Aug.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$462

Jetstar

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Deal found 12/5/22

27 Jul. - 1 Aug.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$465

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

17 Jul. - 24 Jul.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$494

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

Last-minute flights from Darwin to Melbourne

Late deals on return flights to Melbourne from Darwin, departing today and this week
17 May - 21 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

7h 55m
$393

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

19 May - 26 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 25m
$438

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

19 May - 26 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
MEL

Melbourne

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

9h 35m
$459

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

One-way flights to Melbourne from Darwin

The cheapest one-way flights from Darwin to Melbourne
17 May
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$141

Jetstar

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Deal found 12/5/22

24 Jun.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

24h 40m
$146

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 10/5/22

5 Sep.
DRW

Darwin

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

4h 05m
$182

Jetstar

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Deal found 11/5/22

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 are 7 daily outbound flights 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 $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Melbourne for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $419, but on average you can expect to pay $465.

Are there direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne under $500. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Melbourne is less than $610.

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

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

What days are direct flights available from Darwin to Melbourne?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Tuesday.

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.

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

Per day, 1 flight departs from Darwin to Melbourne on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Darwin to Melbourne?

Departing from Darwin to Melbourne will take you 6h 55m. The distance between Darwin and Melbourne is about 3149 km. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Darwin to Melbourne round-trip?

According to our current data, Virgin Australia ($419), and Jetstar ($445) offers the cheapest pricing from Darwin to Melbourne. You may be able to fly from Darwin to Melbourne for 14% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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 Etihad Airways (51%), Virgin Australia (48%) or Singapore Airlines (48%) 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 $417, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $144. When looking at the most popular route, (Darwin - Melbourne), you can expect to pay $402 for that flight.

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
JetstarCheapest$220Average$427FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$261Average$490FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$334Average$762FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Melbourne

See what time of day planes typically take off from Darwin to Melbourne
17%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
0%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
83%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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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
Sunday8daily flights
Monday9daily flights
Tuesday8daily flights
Wednesday8daily flights
Thursday8daily flights
Friday8daily flights
Saturday6daily flights