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Cheap flights from Townsville to Melbourne

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Townsville (TSV) to Melbourne (MEL)

All the information you need to plan the best TSV to MEL flight in 2021: compare Townsville to Melbourne flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Melbourne.
TSV - MEL
Price
$280 - $405
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

$280

From Townsville to Melbourne

One-way from

$256

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 Saturday, 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 $185.

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

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 afternoon could potentially save you up to 46% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Townsville to Melbourne in May, June 2021

The best prices found for TSV to MEL flights in May, June
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$335pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville
13 May - 15 May
$349pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville
11 Jun - 13 Jun
$353pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville

Townsville to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Townsville found for this year
12 Oct - 19 Oct
$199pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
10 Oct - 22 Oct
$219pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
12 Oct - 19 Oct
$237pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville

Direct flights to Melbourne from Townsville

Save time with Townsville to Melbourne direct flight deals
12 Oct - 19 Oct
$199pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
10 Oct - 22 Oct
$219pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
11 Oct - 22 Oct
$268pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville

One-way flights to Melbourne from Townsville

The cheapest one-way flights from Townsville to Melbourne
05:00 - 09:25
Airnorth
1 stop
4h 25m
TSV - MEL
Airnorth
$257
mytrip.com
08:35 - 17:40
Qantas Airways
1 stop
9h 05m
TSV - MEL
Qantas Airways
13:00 - 07:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
18h 30m
TSV - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$317
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Townsville to Melbourne

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

Melbourne is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Melbourne from Townsville. Booking flights from Townsville (TSV) to Melbourne (MEL) should be relatively easy as there is 1 daily flight to Melbourne from 4 different airlines. 3h 05m is how long a flight from Townsville to Melbourne will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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.

Can I find flights from Townsville to Melbourne for under $255 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Townsville to Melbourne for under $255. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $199, but on average you can expect to pay $288.

Are there direct flights from Townsville to Melbourne for under $255 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 15 direct flights from Townsville to Melbourne under $255. A good price for a direct flight from Townsville to Melbourne is less than $342.

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 similar to Melbourne. You can assume this to be the case over the next 9 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. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Townsville to Melbourne from $199 return. This flight start at 40% 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 $159. Virgin Australia flights start at $230 while deals on Airnorth start at $257 one-way.

Alternative routes for Townsville 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 Townsville to Melbourne.
Flight duration
3h 02m
Average temperature for May in Melbourne
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Melbourne
52.0 mm

Airports servicing Townsville

Airports servicing Melbourne

Top 3 airlines flying from Townsville to Melbourne

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Townsville 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
$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

See what time of day planes typically take off from Townsville towards Melbourne.
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Weekly flight availability
from Townsville to Melbourne
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Townsville to Melbourne.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
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