Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville

MEL — TSV
21 May — 28 May1
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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 2022: 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

Rainfall

10 - 290 mm

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
Round-trip from$280From Melbourne to Townsville
One-way from$245One-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 $438, or $450 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 $375 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $239. 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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for MEL to TSV flights in May, June
23 May - 26 May
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$275

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

18 May - 19 May
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$305

Jetstar

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Deal found 16/5/22

16 May - 18 May
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$307

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

Melbourne to Townsville 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Townsville from Melbourne found for this year
16 Jul. - 26 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$226

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

14 Sep. - 20 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$235

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

21 Jul. - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$243

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to Townsville

16 Jul. - 26 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$226

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

14 Sep. - 20 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$235

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

21 Jul. - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$239

Jetstar

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Deal found 13/5/22

Direct flights to Townsville from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Townsville direct flight deals
16 Jul. - 26 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$226

Jetstar

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Deal found 14/5/22

14 Sep. - 20 Sep.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$235

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

21 Jul. - 27 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$243

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14/5/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Townsville

Late deals on return flights to Townsville from Melbourne, departing today and this week
23 May - 26 May
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$275

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15/5/22

23 May - 26 May
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

1 stop

25h 40m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

3h 05m
$336

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

23 May - 26 May
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

1 stop

25h 40m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

9h 55m
$414

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

One-way flights to Townsville from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Townsville
28 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
$117

Jetstar

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Deal found 15/5/22

20 Jul.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
$125

Jetstar

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Deal found 13/5/22

24 May
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
$135

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14/5/22

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 3 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 $226, but on average you can expect to pay $297.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Townsville is less than $320.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Townsville for under $300?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are direct flights available from Melbourne Airport to Townsville?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Friday.

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.

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

On average 2 flights depart from Melbourne Airport to Townsville per day.
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Melbourne Airport to Townsville?

For as low as $226, Jetstar can have you in Townsville from Melbourne Airport in 3h. Airlines will cover a distance of 2068 km. Most flights are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne Airport to Townsville round-trip?

Currently priced at $226, 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. You may be able to fly from Melbourne Airport to Townsville for 39% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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 most reliable airlines from Melbourne Airport to Townsville?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Melbourne Airport to Townsville consider choosing Alliance Airlines(42%), Qantas Airways(21%) or Jetstar(0%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport to Townsville?

While on average a flight from Melbourne Airport to Townsville is generally $236, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $124. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Townsville), you can expect to pay $226 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
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$123Average$327FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$168Average$328FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$362Average$603FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Townsville

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne to Townsville
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
25%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
74%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Townsville

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Townsville
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Saturday3daily flights