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Cheap Flights from Darwin to Melbourne, AU, Australia - DRW to MEL Last modified: 28/05/2016 1:01 PM

Popular flights from Darwin to Melbourne Last modified: 28/05/2016 1:01 PM

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
27/07/2016 03/08/2016 $420
25/08/2016 01/09/2016 $420
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
02/08/2016 11/08/2016 $818
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
04/07/2016 11/07/2016 $701
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
30/08/2016 06/09/2016 $404

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 $503.

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 $491 $514
7-14 days $600 $603
14-21 days $775 $606
21-30 days $646 $554
30-60 days $420 $488
60-90 days $420 $485
90+ days $362 $440

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
$582 $527 $420 $420 $469 $546 $554

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 Virgin Australia 31/05/16 3/06/16 0 $577
June Darwin Melbourne Jetstar 3/06/16 5/06/16 0 $491
July Darwin Melbourne Jetstar 27/07/16 3/08/16 0 $420
August Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 30/08/16 6/09/16 0 $404
September Darwin Melbourne Jetstar 28/09/16 14/10/16 0 $474
October Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 17/10/16 18/10/16 0 $404
November Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 6/11/16 12/11/16 0 $404
December Darwin Melbourne Virgin Australia 1/12/16 8/12/16 0 $404

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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$491
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$491 $1,052
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$1,052 $825
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$825 $783
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$783 $606
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$606

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 $743.

The average price for non-stop flights from Darwin to Melbourne is $656.

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 2 1 2 1 1 1 12:40 17:00
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 07:30 18:15

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 $338.

The average price for round trip flights from Darwin to Melbourne is $656.

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 22 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 40% 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) Number of flights searched: 61Last modified: 28/05/2016 1:02 PM

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 ASP X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia SYD 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 $361
Darwin to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,208
Darwin to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $377
Darwin to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $599
Darwin to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $2,216
Darwin to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $769
Darwin to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $329
Darwin to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $696
Darwin to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $726
Darwin to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $681
Darwin to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,052
Darwin to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $455
Darwin to Coffs Harbour Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $818
Darwin to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $344
Darwin to Perth Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $406
Darwin to Ayers Rock Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,005
Darwin to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $516
Darwin to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,139
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, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $438
Darwin to Bangkok Thai AirAsia, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $791
Darwin to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $737
Darwin to Denpasar Bali Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Citilink, AirAsia Indonesia, Sriwijaya, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $358
Darwin to Manila Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Philippine, Qantas, Virgin Australia, AirAsia Zest $703
Darwin to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Lion Air, Qantas, Citilink, AirAsia Indonesia, Sriwijaya, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,016
Darwin to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $874
Darwin to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $834
Darwin to Queenstown Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,016
Darwin to London Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $2,014
Darwin to Tokyo Jetstar Japan, JAL, Jetstar, Vanilla, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $955
Cheap Flights from Darwin to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $291 Round trip from DRW to MEL