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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Darwin - MEL to DRW

Popular flights from Melbourne to Darwin

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 27, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 AUD432
Mar 11, 2016 Mar 14, 2016 AUD432
Mar 30, 2016 Apr 13, 2016 AUD432
Apr 7, 2016 Apr 11, 2016 AUD432
Apr 8, 2016 Apr 12, 2016 AUD432
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 24, 2016 AUD790
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 7, 2016 May 21, 2016 AUD358
May 7, 2016 May 17, 2016 AUD358
May 13, 2016 May 15, 2016 AUD358
May 19, 2016 May 22, 2016 AUD358
May 19, 2016 May 23, 2016 AUD358

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 AUD380.

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 AUD486 AUD511
7-14 days AUD431 AUD457
14-21 days AUD402 AUD459
21-30 days AUD377 AUD457
30-60 days AUD377 AUD457
60-90 days AUD358 AUD445
90+ days AUD305 AUD399

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
AUD377 AUD368 AUD368 AUD377 AUD368 AUD358 AUD445

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
February Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 2/25/16 3/2/16 0 AUD402
March Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 3/1/16 3/7/16 0 AUD377
April Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 4/7/16 4/11/16 0 AUD377
May Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 5/7/16 5/17/16 0 AUD358
June Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 6/2/16 6/7/16 0 AUD424
July Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 7/22/16 7/26/16 0 AUD540
August Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 8/25/16 8/29/16 0 AUD358
September Melbourne Darwin Virgin Australia 9/1/16 9/5/16 0 AUD358

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
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
AUD486
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
AUD486 AUD455
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
AUD455 AUD425
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
AUD425 AUD377
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
AUD377 AUD377
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
AUD377

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 AUD651.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Darwin is AUD615.

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 0 1 1 1 1 22:00 22:00
Qantas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 08:05 08:05
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10:35 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 AUD285.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Darwin is AUD600.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to DarwinAUD682
Melbourne to London Thai, Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic, Jet Airways, Turkish, JAL, Garuda, Vietnam, Air China, Delta, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Qatar, China Southern, Qantas, China Eastern, Cathay, Kenya, KLM, SAS, Austrian, Alitalia, Srilankan, Finnair, British Airways, Etihad, Egyptair, Singapore, United, American, Air Berlin, Philippine, Air France, Lufthansa, Air India, Emirates AUD1,396
Melbourne to Shanghai China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Air New Zealand, JAL, Vietnam, Garuda, Air China, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Philippine AUD680
Melbourne to Tokyo China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Air New Zealand, JAL, Vietnam, Garuda, Air China, Singapore, United, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine AUD653
Melbourne to Bangkok China Southern, Qantas, Thai, Jetstar, China Eastern, Cathay, Vietnam, Garuda, British Airways, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Emirates AUD487
Melbourne to Jakarta Qantas, China Southern, Cathay, Garuda, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Philippine AUD349
Melbourne to Singapore China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Jetstar, Cathay, Vietnam, Garuda, British Airways, Etihad, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Emirates AUD399
Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Vietnam, Garuda, British Airways, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Emirates AUD310
Melbourne to Beijing China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Jetstar, Cathay, Air New Zealand, JAL, Vietnam, Garuda, Air China, Singapore, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine AUD704
Melbourne to Denpasar Bali Qantas, China Southern, China Eastern, Jetstar, Cathay, Garuda, Singapore, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine AUD300
Melbourne to Hong Kong China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand, Vietnam, Garuda, Sichuan, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Fiji Airways, Emirates AUD493
Melbourne to Kununurra Virgin Australia AUD1,009
Melbourne to Manila China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Philippine, Emirates AUD510
Melbourne to New York Air New Zealand, JAL, Air Tahiti Nui, Air China, Malaysia, Delta, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Fiji Airways, China Southern, Qantas, China Eastern, Cathay, US Airways, Finnair, Etihad, Singapore, United, American, Air Berlin, Emirates AUD1,291
Melbourne to Sydney Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD124
Melbourne to Alice Springs Qantas, Emirates AUD418
Melbourne to Seoul China Southern, Thai, Qantas, China Eastern, Cathay, JAL, Vietnam, Garuda, Sichuan, Air China, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippine AUD995
Melbourne to Broome Qantas, Virgin Australia, Emirates AUD690
Melbourne to Guangzhou China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, JAL, Vietnam, Garuda, Sichuan, Air China, Singapore, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine AUD712
Melbourne to Cairns Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD305
Melbourne to Ayers Rock Qantas, Virgin Australia, Emirates AUD385
Melbourne to Paris Thai, Turkish, JAL, Garuda, Vietnam, Air China, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Qantas, China Southern, China Eastern, Cathay, Kenya, KLM, Austrian, Alitalia, Srilankan, Finnair, British Airways, Etihad, Egyptair, Singapore, United, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Lufthansa, Air India, Emirates AUD1,390
Melbourne to Brisbane Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD159
Melbourne to Delhi China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Jet Airways, Srilankan, Air China, Etihad, Singapore, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Air India, Emirates AUD1,139
Melbourne to Perth Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD235
Melbourne to Taipei China Southern, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Vietnam, Garuda, Sichuan, Air China, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippine, Emirates AUD841
Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Vietnam, Sichuan, Singapore, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Emirates AUD395
Melbourne to Istanbul Thai, Turkish, Air China, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Olympic, China Southern, Qantas, KLM, Austrian, Alitalia, British Airways, Etihad, Singapore, Egyptair, Air France, Lufthansa, Emirates AUD1,393
Melbourne to Dubai Qantas, China Southern, Thai, China Eastern, Kenya, Turkish, Srilankan, Air China, Singapore, Malaysia, Royal Brunei, Air France, Qatar, Emirates AUD1,720
Melbourne to Mumbai Qantas, Thai, Cathay, Jet Airways, Srilankan, Air China, Etihad, Singapore, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Qatar, Air India, Emirates AUD912

Airlines Flying from Melbourne to Darwin (MEL to DRW)

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
Qantas - X X X X X X X
Qantas SYD 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 21 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 19 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 36% 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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