Cheap flights from Melbourne to Townsville

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The best prices from Melbourne to Townsville are usually found in May or April, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Sunday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Townsville

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

MEL - TSV

Price

$194 - $313

TSV

Temperature

19 - 27 °C

TSV

Precipitation

10 - 290 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$264

From Melbourne to Townsville

One-way from

$217

One-way flight from Melbourne to Townsville

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Townsville?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 12%.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 20% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne Airport to Townsville 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $413, or $424 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Townsville?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Townsville from Melbourne Airport. Users have commonly found prices around $354 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $226. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Townsville (MEL - TSV)?

Unlike at midday, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 28% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Townsville in October, November 2021

The best prices found for MEL to TSV flights in October, November
19 Nov. - 3 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$242

Jetstar

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Deal found 14.10.21

19 Nov. - 3 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

6h 05m
$336

Jetstar

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Deal found 14.10.21

19 Nov. - 3 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

1 stop

6h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

8h 25m
$499

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 14.10.21

Melbourne to Townsville 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Townsville from Melbourne found for this year
19 Nov. - 3 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$242

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14.10.21

23 Dec. - 14 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 05m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$272

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14.10.21

28 Dec. - 8 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 05m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$273

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14.10.21

Direct flights to Townsville from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Townsville direct flight deals
19 Nov. - 3 Dec.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$242

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14.10.21

23 Dec. - 14 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 05m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$272

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14.10.21

28 Dec. - 8 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 05m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$273

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14.10.21

One-way flights to Townsville from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Townsville
16 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
$143

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12.10.21

16 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

1 stop

11h 25m
$217

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 12.10.21

16 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

2 stops

6h 30m
$313

Qantas Airways

View Deal

Deal found 12.10.21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Townsville flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Townsville from Melbourne?

Located just 4.5 km from the city centre, Townsville is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Townsville from Melbourne. Booking flights from Melbourne to Townsville (TSV) should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily inbound flights from Melbourne from 4 different airlines.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Melbourne to Townsville that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $242, but on average you can expect to pay $381.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 10 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Townsville is less than $886.

How popular is this Melbourne Airport to Townsville flight route?

The Melbourne to Townsville flight path was viewed by 2,658 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Currently priced at $242, Jetstar will fly you from Melbourne Airport to Townsville and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $499 and $541, respectively. You may be able to fly from Melbourne Airport to Townsville for 31% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Townsville?

When booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Townsville, you may want to consider flying on Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Airnorth as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville?

While on average a flight from Melbourne Airport to Townsville is generally $285, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $120. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Townsville), you can expect to pay $303 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Townsville

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Townsville

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Townsville choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$222
Average$351
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$286
Average$556
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$368
Average$465
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety