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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
$299 - $432
MEL
Temperature
22 - 32 °C
MEL
Precipitation
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

$299

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 $197.

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 $193 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $106.

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 July, August 2021

The best prices found for TSV to MEL flights in July, August
27 Aug - 31 Aug
$431pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
27 Aug - 31 Aug
$549pp
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville
27 Aug - 31 Aug
$556pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville

Townsville to Melbourne 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Townsville found for this year
6 Oct - 13 Oct
$386pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
6 Oct - 13 Oct
$396pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
27 Aug - 31 Aug
$431pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville

Direct flights to Melbourne from Townsville

Save time with Townsville to Melbourne direct flight deals
6 Oct - 13 Oct
$386pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
27 Aug - 31 Aug
$431pp
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
20 Dec - 3 Jan
$2,302pp
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
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MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
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TSV
Townsville

One-way flights to Melbourne from Townsville

The cheapest one-way flights from Townsville to Melbourne
17:55 - 14:15
Jetstar
1 stop
20h 20m
TSV - MEL
Jetstar
$256
Gotogate
02:00 - 09:35
Virgin Australia
2 stops
7h 35m
TSV - MEL
Virgin Australia
$327
Kiwi.com
03:05 - 17:25
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
14h 20m
TSV - MEL
Multiple Airlines
$624
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Townsville to Melbourne

Can I find flights from Townsville to Melbourne for under $408 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Townsville to Melbourne for under $408. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $386, but on average you can expect to pay $987.

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 $408 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 3 direct flights from Townsville to Melbourne under $408. A good price for a direct flight from Townsville to Melbourne is less than $1,039.

What days are direct flights available from Townsville to Melbourne?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Friday.

How popular is this flight route?

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

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

Travellers can expect 2 flights from Townsville to Melbourne on average per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

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 less than Melbourne. You can assume this to be the case over the next 5 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. The distance from Townsville to Melbourne is about 2068 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 to flying from Townsville to Melbourne return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Townsville to Melbourne from $431 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Virgin Australia, from $453, and Qantas Airways, from $549.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Townsville 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 $151. Jetstar flights start at $178 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $366 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 July in Melbourne
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Melbourne
112.0 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

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