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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Townsville

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

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
$247 - $399
TSV
Temperature
25 - 32 °C
TSV
Rainfall
7 - 269 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

$247

From Melbourne to Townsville

One-way from

$204

One-way flight from Melbourne to Townsville

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 Melbourne to Townsville?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Townsville. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Townsville, book at least 51 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 41% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $344 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $391.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Townsville from Melbourne average $293. You can even find prices in May for less than $293, as users have found deals to Townsville from as low as $236. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Townsville from Melbourne. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 32%.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Townsville in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 28% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Townsville in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MEL to TSV flights in May, June
24 May - 27 May
$289pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 May - 1 Jun
$316pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 May - 1 Jun
$321pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Townsville 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Townsville from Melbourne found for this year
13 Oct - 19 Oct
$237pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
13 Oct - 19 Oct
$259pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
13 Oct - 19 Oct
$275pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Townsville from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Townsville direct flight deals
13 Oct - 19 Oct
$259pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
24 May - 27 May
$289pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
18 Aug - 24 Aug
$305pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Townsville

Late deals on return flights to Townsville from Melbourne, departing today and this week
19 May - 21 May
$427pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
19 May - 21 May
$429pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
19 May - 21 May
$459pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Townsville from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Townsville
09:20 - 14:05
Airnorth
1 stop
4h 45m
MEL - TSV
Airnorth
$204
DreamWorldTravel
10:10 - 18:35
Virgin Australia
1 stop
8h 25m
MEL - TSV
Virgin Australia
$342
DreamWorldTravel
08:30 - 17:50
Qantas Airways
2 stops
9h 20m
MEL - TSV
Qantas Airways
$360
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Townsville

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

If you book a flight from Melbourne to Townsville, you will be flying from Melbourne to Townsville. Flights to Townsville (TSV) from Melbourne (MEL) take 3h 00m for a nonstop flight. There is 1 flight from Melbourne to Townsville per day from 4 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 to Townsville for under $255 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Townsville for under $255. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $237, but on average you can expect to pay $319.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Townsville for under $382 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Townsville under $382. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Townsville is less than $377.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Townsville for under $510?

There are currently 7+ open flights from Melbourne to Townsville within the next 7 days for less than $510.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Melbourne to Townsville 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.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Townsville?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Melbourne is typically similar to Townsville. We can gather that this will continue over the next 13 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Townsville?

Temperatures around the 32 °Cs can be experienced in January. The weather in Townsville is hotter than in Melbourne. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Townsville?

Departing from Melbourne to Townsville will take you 3h. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Jetstar, at $238, was found to be the cheapest airline from Melbourne to Townsville.. This flight start at 28% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Townsville one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $147. Users have also found prices from $204 and $283 on Jetstar and Airnorth, respectively.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Townsville

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

Destination information for Townsville

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Townsville.
Flight duration
3h 02m
Average temperature for May in Townsville
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Townsville
26.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Townsville

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$163 $258 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$271 $342 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$210 $409 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Townsville

See what time of day planes typically take off from Melbourne towards Townsville.
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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.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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