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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)

MEL - TSV
Price
$245 - $395
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

Average price

$357

Average for round-trip flights in February 2021

Round-trip from

$245

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 $340 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $387.

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 $290. You can even find prices in May for less than $290, as users have found deals to Townsville from as low as $233. 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 18% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Townsville in February, March 2021

18 Mar - 28 Mar
$285pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
18 Mar - 25 Mar
$290pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
25 Mar - 29 Mar
$324pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Townsville 2021 flight deals

19 May - 25 May
$237pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
27 May - 1 Jun
$267pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
9 Sep - 20 Sep
$270pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

Direct flights to Townsville from Melbourne

19 May - 25 May
$237pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
27 May - 1 Jun
$267pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne
12 Apr - 20 Apr
$271pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Townsville from Melbourne

04:30 - 11:35
Qantas Airways
2 stops
8h 05m
MEL - TSV
Qantas Airways
$320
mytrip.com
15:50 - 15:10
Jetstar
3 stops
24h 20m
MEL - TSV
Jetstar
$403
Kiwi.com
03:10 - 14:40
Virgin Australia
3 stops
12h 30m
MEL - TSV
Virgin Australia
$422
Jettzy

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Townsville

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Townsville for under $252 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Townsville for under $252. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $237, but on average you can expect to pay $306.

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.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Townsville for under $252 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Townsville under $252. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Townsville is less than $300.

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 less than Townsville. We can gather that this will continue over the next 9 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 27% 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 $175. Users have also found prices from $254 and $320 on Jetstar and Virgin Australia, respectively.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Townsville

Destination information for Townsville

Flight duration
3h 02m
Average temperature for February in Townsville
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in Townsville
269.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Townsville

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Townsville

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

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2 daily flights
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2 daily flights
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