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Cheap Flights from Darwin to Melbourne, AU, Australia - DRW to MEL

Popular flights from Darwin to Melbourne

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 6, 2016 Aug 14, 2016 AUD459
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 6, 2016 Aug 14, 2016 AUD597
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 6, 2016 Aug 14, 2016 AUD462
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jul 25, 2016 Aug 5, 2016 AUD393

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Darwin to Melbourne (DRW to MEL)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Darwin to Melbourne, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AUD465.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Darwin to Melbourne (DRW to MEL)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Darwin to Melbourne based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from Darwin to Melbourne

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Darwin to Melbourne should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days AUD776 AUD573
7-14 days AUD473 AUD538
14-21 days AUD686 AUD541
21-30 days AUD475 AUD516
30-60 days AUD428 AUD486
60-90 days AUD393 AUD450
90+ days AUD360 AUD446

Cheapest Day To Fly from Darwin to Melbourne

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Darwin to Melbourne.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AUD393 AUD487 AUD454 AUD483 AUD428 AUD493 AUD516

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Darwin to Melbourne

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Darwin to Melbourne.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Darwin Melbourne Jetstar 5/13/16 5/16/16 0 AUD473
June Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 6/3/16 6/5/16 0 AUD428
July Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 7/25/16 8/5/16 0 AUD393
August Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 8/29/16 8/30/16 0 AUD360
September Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 9/11/16 9/15/16 0 AUD424
October Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 10/19/16 10/25/16 0 AUD424
November Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 11/11/16 11/14/16 0 AUD360
December Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 12/26/16 1/5/17 0 AUD487

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Darwin to Melbourne

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Darwin to Melbourne.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
AUD820
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
AUD820 AUD473
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
AUD473 AUD686
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
AUD686 AUD614
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
AUD614 AUD428
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
AUD428

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Darwin to Melbourne (DRW to MEL)

Your Darwin to Melbourne flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Darwin to Melbourne is AUD676.

The average price for non-stop flights from Darwin to Melbourne is AUD610.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Darwin to Melbourne.

Nonstop Flight Details from Darwin to Melbourne
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 02:10 02:10
Qantas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:40 12:40
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 07:30 13:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Darwin to Melbourne (DRW to MEL)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Darwin to Melbourne. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Darwin to Melbourne is AUD318.

The average price for round trip flights from Darwin to Melbourne is AUD610.

Darwin to Melbourne Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Darwin to Melbourne?
Answer: The average Darwin to Melbourne flight time is 4 hours and 11 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Darwin and Melbourne?
Answer: The distance from Darwin to Melbourne is 3131 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne?
Answer: There are 20 direct flights from Darwin to Melbourne.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Darwin to Melbourne?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 35% of the non-stop flights between Darwin and Melbourne.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Darwin to Melbourne?
Answer: Sydney, AU

Airlines Flying from Darwin to Melbourne (DRW to MEL)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Darwin to Melbourne with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Darwin to Melbourne.

Darwin to Melbourne
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar - X X X X X X
Qantas - X X X X X X X
Qantas BNE X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia BNE X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Darwin and Melbourne, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Darwin - DRW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Darwin to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD363
Darwin to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD896
Darwin to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD384
Darwin to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD656
Darwin to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD1,826
Darwin to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD734
Darwin to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD323
Darwin to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD641
Darwin to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD568
Darwin to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD616
Darwin to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Darwin to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD450
Darwin to Coffs Harbour Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Darwin to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD343
Darwin to Perth Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD503
Darwin to Ayers Rock Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Virgin Australia AUD963
Darwin to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD445
Darwin to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD716
Darwin to Bundaberg Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates

Cheap International Flights from Darwin - DRW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Darwin to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia AUD429
Darwin to Bangkok Thai AirAsia, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD751
Darwin to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD812
Darwin to Denpasar Bali Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Citilink, AirAsia Indonesia, Sriwijaya, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar AUD174
Darwin to Manila Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Philippine, Qantas, Virgin Australia, AirAsia Zest AUD697
Darwin to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, AirAsia Indonesia, Virgin Australia AUD739
Darwin to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD795
Darwin to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD920
Darwin to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD1,090
Darwin to London Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,828
Darwin to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD968
Cheap Flights from Darwin to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from AUD300 Round trip from DRW to MEL