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 ME1 to TSV flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to Townsville flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Townsville.

ME1 - 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

Average price

$359

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$271

From Melbourne to Townsville

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

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 12% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 20% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $425 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $436.

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

Flights from Melbourne to Townsville lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Melbourne to Townsville in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $232.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Townsville (ME1 - 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 January, February 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to TSV flights in January, February
27 Jan. - 29 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$236

Jetstar

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Deal found 24/1/22

2 Feb. - 5 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$238

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 26/1/22

30 Jan. - 2 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$247

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/1/22

Melbourne to Townsville 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Townsville from Melbourne found for this year
26 Jan. - 27 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$232

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/1/22

26 Jan. - 29 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$235

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/1/22

27 Jan. - 29 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$236

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/1/22

Direct flights to Townsville from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Townsville direct flight deals
11 Feb. - 13 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$238

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 26/1/22

18 Mar. - 25 Mar.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$240

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/1/22

14 Feb. - 19 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$267

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/1/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Townsville

Late deals on return flights to Townsville from Melbourne, departing today and this week
2 Feb. - 5 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$238

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 26/1/22

2 Feb. - 5 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

5h 15m
$345

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 26/1/22

3 Feb. - 6 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

1 stop

26h 20m
TSV

Townsville

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$359

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 26/1/22

One-way flights to Townsville from Melbourne

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

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
$123

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/1/22

21 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
$124

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 26/1/22

2 Feb.
MEL

Melbourne

TSV

Townsville

Nonstop

3h 00m
$130

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/1/22

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?

Townsville (TSV), located 4.5 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Townsville. 4 airlines have flights to Townsville from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Townsville should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 2 inbound flights from Melbourne per day.

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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Townsville for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $238, but on average you can expect to pay $368.

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

Cheapflights has 3 direct flights from Melbourne to Townsville under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Townsville is less than $247.

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

There are currently 15+ open flights from Melbourne to Townsville within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this Melbourne 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 to Townsville round-trip?

Currently priced at $238, Jetstar will fly you from Melbourne to Townsville and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Virgin Australia for as low as $379. Jetstar is currently priced 34% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$123 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines, with prices starting from $190 and $1,296, respectively.

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

Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Airnorth are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Townsville.

What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne to Townsville?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Melbourne to Townsville on time: Alliance Airlines (73%), Qantas Airways (73%), Virgin Australia (0%).

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Townsville?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Townsville? While on average our users pay $225, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $116. The most popular route (Melbourne Avalon - Townsville), is priced around $396.

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$228
Average$421
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$294
Average$572
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$378
Average$479
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety

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
17%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
82%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Townsville

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Townsville
Sunday2daily flights
Monday3daily flights
Tuesday2daily flights
Wednesday3daily flights
Thursday2daily flights
Friday0daily flights
Saturday2daily flights