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Cheap flights from Townsville to Melbourne

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Townsville (TSV) to Melbourne (MEL)

TSV - MEL
Price
$277 - $401
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Rainfall
26 - 170 mm

Popular in

May

High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$277

From Townsville to Melbourne

One-way from

$126

One-way flight from Townsville 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 Townsville to Melbourne?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Townsville 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 Townsville to Melbourne within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $183.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Townsville 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 Townsville 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 Townsville to Melbourne (TSV - MEL)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Townsville to Melbourne is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 21% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Townsville to Melbourne in February, March 2021

26 Feb - 2 Mar
$386pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Townsville
27 Feb - 7 Mar
$426pp
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Townsville
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
26 Feb - 2 Mar
$443pp
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Townsville
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
TSV
Townsville

Townsville to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

16 Jun - 18 Jun
$299pp
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Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
15 Jun - 18 Jun
$310pp
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Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
10 Apr - 24 Apr
$317pp
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Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville

Direct flights to Melbourne from Townsville

16 Jun - 18 Jun
$299pp
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Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
15 Jun - 18 Jun
$310pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
10 Apr - 24 Apr
$317pp
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Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
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Melbourne
MEL
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One-way flights to Melbourne from Townsville

15:45 - 19:45
Jetstar
Direct
3h 00m
TSV - MEL
Jetstar
$127
mytrip.com
02:00 - 17:35
Virgin Australia
2 stops
14h 35m
TSV - MEL
Virgin Australia
$264
Jettzy
05:10 - 19:00
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
12h 50m
TSV - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$521
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Townsville to Melbourne

Can I find flights from Townsville to Melbourne for under $378 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Townsville to Melbourne for under $378. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $299, but on average you can expect to pay $411.

Which airlines flying from Townsville to Melbourne have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Jetstar, 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.

Are there direct flights from Townsville to Melbourne for under $378 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 6 direct flights from Townsville to Melbourne under $378. A good price for a direct flight from Townsville to Melbourne is less than $318.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 1,482 users have taken a look at flights from Townsville to Melbourne.

Does it rain more in Townsville or Melbourne?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Townsville is roughly greater than that of Melbourne. You can assume this to be the case over the next 15 days.

Is Townsville weather warmer or cooler than Melbourne?

Expect the weather to be around 32 °C on average in January. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Melbourne is generally colder than in Townsville.

How long does is the flight from Townsville to Melbourne?

Departing from Townsville to Melbourne will take you 3h 05m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Townsville to Melbourne from $299 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Virgin Australia, from $485, and Qantas Airways, from $2,316. These flights start at 9% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Townsville 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 $127. Jetstar is not the only option available. At the moment, Virgin Australia is another option, for $263.

Alternative routes for Townsville to Melbourne

Destination information for Melbourne

Flight duration
3h 02m
Average temperature for February in Melbourne
24.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in Melbourne
42.0 mm

Airports servicing Townsville

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 3 airlines flying from Townsville to Melbourne

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$158 $247 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$185 $320 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$196 $372 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Townsville to Melbourne

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