Cheap flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR)

MEL — CBR
Jul 27 — Aug 31

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The best prices from Melbourne to Canberra are usually found in August or June, booked 78 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from Melbourne to Canberra

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated July 22, 2024.

Popular in

April

Cheapest in

August

Average price

$159
High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in July 2024

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

Users have found that leaving on a Wednesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 103% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

To save up to 73% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Melbourne Airport to Canberra from $169 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $186 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

August can be a great time to fly to Canberra from Melbourne Airport with a flight ticket averaging about $160. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $72. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from MEL to CBR?

Unlike at noon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 50% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

How far ahead should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Melbourne to Canberra. Price data was last updated on July 19, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra, you should look to book at least 78 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Melbourne to Canberra. Price data was last updated on July 21, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Melbourne Airport to Canberra flight should consider departing on Thursday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Temperature and rainfall in Canberra by month

Plan your trip to Canberra by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CBR

Temperature

41 - 68 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Canberra, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 68.0 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of July, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 41.0 F).

Related info for your journey

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  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Canberra from Melbourne?

    For a flight from Melbourne to Canberra, you will be flying into Canberra. Canberra (CBR) is just 4.0 mi from the center of the city. Canberra is the only Canberra airport and it handles 40 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. 4 airlines have flights to Canberra from Melbourne on a regular basis.

  • What days are nonstop flights available from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

    Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.

  • How many flights depart from Melbourne Airport to Canberra on average per day?

    On average, you can expect to see 20 flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra a day.
    Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 15% of flight departures
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 65% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 20% of flight departures

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

    The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Melbourne Airport to Canberra are United Airlines (75%), Etihad Airways (75%) and Virgin Australia (74%).

  • What does MEL to CBR mean?

    Melbourne Airport is MEL and Canberra Airport is CBR. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to Canberra that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Melbourne to Canberra flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Melbourne to Canberra with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Melbourne to Canberra flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to Canberra that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Melbourne to Canberra flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Melbourne to Canberra?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Melbourne to Canberra by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Melbourne to Canberra that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Melbourne to Canberra?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Melbourne to Canberra flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra?

    Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra (average of $1,372). Flying from Melbourne Airport to Canberra in September is currently the most expensive (average of $1,929). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 4 airlines flying from Melbourne to Canberra

Discover the top 4 airlines that operate flights from Melbourne to Canberra. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 2,674,588 searches. Data last updated July 22, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
JetstarCheapest$57Average$165FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
RexCheapest$93Average$203FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$104Average$178FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
Qantas AirwaysCheapest$181Average$364FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%

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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

Find hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated July 22, 2024.
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
35%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
43%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
21%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra

Explore weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Canberra. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated July 22, 2024.
Sunday36daily flights
Monday43daily flights
Tuesday36daily flights
Wednesday45daily flights
Thursday44daily flights
Friday44daily flights
Saturday33daily flights
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