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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 Wednesday

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

MEL - TSV
Price
$265 - $428
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

$265

From Melbourne to Townsville

One-way from

$322

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 $369 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $420.

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 $315. You can even find prices in May for less than $315, as users have found deals to Townsville from as low as $253. 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 November, December 2020

The best prices found for MEL to TSV flights in November, December
7 Dec - 16 Dec
$223pp
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
Direct
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Melbourne
12 Dec - 15 Dec
$224pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Jetstar
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Melbourne
25 Nov - 17 Dec
$226pp
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Melbourne
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Direct
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Townsville
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Townsville
Jetstar
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Melbourne

Melbourne to Townsville 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Townsville from Melbourne found for next year
7 Dec - 16 Dec
$223pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
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Melbourne
12 Dec - 15 Dec
$224pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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Townsville
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Townsville
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Melbourne
25 Nov - 17 Dec
$226pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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Townsville
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Townsville
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Melbourne

Direct flights to Townsville from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Townsville direct flight deals
12 Mar - 21 Mar
$208pp
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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Townsville
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Townsville
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Melbourne
7 Dec - 16 Dec
$223pp
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Melbourne
12 Dec - 15 Dec
$224pp
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Melbourne

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Townsville

Late deals on return flights to Townsville from Melbourne, departing today and this week
4 Dec - 8 Dec
$374pp
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Melbourne
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Townsville
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Virgin Australia
 
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Melbourne
4 Dec - 13 Dec
$384pp
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Jetstar
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Townsville
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Jetstar
 
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4 Dec - 8 Dec
$475pp
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One-way flights to Townsville from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Townsville
01:45 - 15:25
Jetstar
2 stops
14h 40m
MEL - TSV
Jetstar
$322
CheapFaresNow
05:20 - 15:10
Virgin Australia
3 stops
10h 50m
MEL - TSV
Virgin Australia
$531
mytrip.com
02:30 - 06:30
Qantas Airways
3 stops
29h 00m
MEL - TSV
Qantas Airways
$559
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Townsville

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Townsville for under $274 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Townsville for under $274. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $208, but on average you can expect to pay $280.

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 Virgin Australia and Airnorth. 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 $274 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Townsville under $274. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Townsville is less than $282.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Townsville for under $410?

There are currently 8+ open flights from Melbourne to Townsville within the next 7 days for less than $410.

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 $208, was found to be the cheapest airline from Melbourne to Townsville.. This flight start at 41% 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 $104. Users have also found prices from $245 and $345 on Jetstar and Virgin Australia, respectively.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Townsville

Destination information for Townsville

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Melbourne to Townsville
Flight duration
3h 00m
Average temperature for November in Townsville
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in Townsville
70.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Townsville

Top 3 airlines 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 change fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$271 $342 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$210 $409 No change fee 74%
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