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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Darwin, AU, Australia - MEL to DRW Last modified: 26/05/2016 1:23 PM

Popular flights from Melbourne to Darwin Last modified: 26/05/2016 1:23 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
01/08/2016 08/08/2016 $435
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
25/07/2016 28/07/2016 $780
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
29/06/2016 11/07/2016 $623
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
23/08/2016 30/08/2016 $362
23/08/2016 06/09/2016 $362

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Melbourne to Darwin, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $453.

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

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Melbourne to Darwin 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 Melbourne to Darwin

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $614 $644
7-14 days $577 $577
14-21 days $738 $704
21-30 days $593 $587
30-60 days $426 $485
60-90 days $362 $444
90+ days $290 $344

Cheapest Day To Fly from Melbourne to Darwin

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$435 $362 $425 $425 $426 $547 $543

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Melbourne to Darwin

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 28/05/16 31/05/16 1 $644
June Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 3/06/16 6/06/16 1 $577
July Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 22/07/16 27/07/16 0 $426
August Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 23/08/16 30/08/16 0 $362
September Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 1/09/16 6/09/16 0 $404
October Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 27/10/16 31/10/16 0 $361
November Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 1/11/16 11/11/16 0 $396
December Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 22/12/16 3/01/17 0 $361

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

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 Melbourne to Darwin.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$614
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$614 $849
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$849 $1,378
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$1,378 $973
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$973 $921
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$921

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

Your Melbourne to Darwin 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 Melbourne to Darwin is $577.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Darwin is $594.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Melbourne to Darwin
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 21:30 21:30
Qantas 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 08:00 12:20
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 09:20 19:55

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

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 Melbourne to Darwin. 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 Melbourne to Darwin is $310.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Darwin is $551.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to Darwin Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $992
Melbourne to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,473
Melbourne to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $651
Melbourne to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $626
Melbourne to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $457
Melbourne to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $571
Melbourne to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Emirates, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $397
Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, AirAsia X, Emirates, Jetstar, Malaysia, Malindo, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $362
Melbourne to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $651
Melbourne to Denpasar Bali Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, AirAsia Indonesia, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $328
Melbourne to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Dragonair, Qantas, Virgin Australia $777
Melbourne to Kununurra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,362
Melbourne to Manila Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Philippine, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $652
Melbourne to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,777
Melbourne to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $95
Melbourne to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $466
Melbourne to Seoul Jetstar, Korean, Asiana, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Eastar Jet $866
Melbourne to Broome Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $769
Melbourne to Guangzhou Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $672
Melbourne to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $245
Melbourne to Ayers Rock Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $382
Melbourne to Paris Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, NIKI, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,374
Melbourne to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $161
Melbourne to Delhi Jet Airways, Air India, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $927
Melbourne to Perth Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $195
Melbourne to Taipei EVA Air, China Airlines, TransAsia, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $686
Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $440
Melbourne to Istanbul Jetstar, Atlasjet, Qantas, Turkish, Virgin Australia $1,623
Melbourne to Dubai Emirates, flydubai, Jetstar, Qantas $1,559
Melbourne to Mumbai Jet Airways, Air India, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $1,027

Airlines Flying from Melbourne to Darwin (MEL to DRW) Number of flights searched: 58Last modified: 26/05/2016 1:23 PM

Below are the different airlines that fly from Melbourne to Darwin 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 Melbourne to Darwin.

Melbourne to Darwin
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 ADL 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 Melbourne and Darwin, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Melbourne to Darwin Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Melbourne to Darwin?
Answer: The average Melbourne to Darwin flight time is 4 hours and 28 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Melbourne and Darwin?
Answer: The distance from Melbourne to Darwin is 3131 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Melbourne to Darwin?
Answer: There are 22 direct flights from Melbourne to Darwin.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Darwin?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 40% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Darwin.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Melbourne to Darwin?
Answer: Sydney, AU
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