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

CBR — MEL
Jun 25 — Jul 21

The best prices from Canberra to Melbourne are usually found in August or November, booked 59 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Sunday and return on a Thursday

Cheap flight deals from Canberra to Melbourne

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Canberra (CBR) to Melbourne (MEL). 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 June 20, 2024.

Popular in

March

Cheapest in

August

Average price

$173

Round-trip from

$1,078
High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in June 2024
From Canberra to Melbourne

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

Leaving on a Sunday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 121% on the overall cost on flights from Canberra to Melbourne Airport.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 73% on flights from Canberra to Melbourne Airport compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $185. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $211.

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

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Melbourne Airport from Canberra. Prices for August average $171 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $80. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March. Opting for a August flight can save you 20% on your journey compared to booking in March

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

When flying from Canberra to Melbourne Airport, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 21% versus a flight in the evening.

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Canberra to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
The best time to book flights from Canberra to Melbourne Airport is 59 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Canberra to Melbourne Airport?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Canberra to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on June 16, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Canberra to Melbourne Airport flight should consider departing on Monday at noon when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Canberra to Melbourne

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Melbourne from Canberra with our price prediction graph.
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Temperature and rainfall in Melbourne by month

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

MEL

Temperature

46.4 - 68 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Melbourne Airport, 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 46.4 F).

Related info for your journey

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

    If you book a flight to Melbourne from Canberra, you will be flying from Canberra, which is the city’s only airport. Canberra (CBR) is located 4.0 mi from the center of Canberra. There are 38 flights from Canberra to Melbourne per day from 4 different airlines.

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

    Nonstop flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

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

    On average, you can expect to see 21 flights from Canberra to Melbourne Airport a day.
    Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 29% of flight departures
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 24% of flight departures
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 33% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 14% of flight departures

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

    Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Canberra to Melbourne Airport on time: Virgin Australia (78%), Etihad Airways (78%), Rex (74%).

  • What does CBR to MEL mean?

    CBR stands for Canberra Airport, while MEL stands for Melbourne Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

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

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Canberra to Melbourne 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 Canberra to Melbourne with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Canberra to Melbourne 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 Canberra to Melbourne that include hotel bookings?

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

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

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

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

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Canberra to Melbourne 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 Canberra to Melbourne that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Canberra to Melbourne 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 Canberra to Melbourne?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Canberra to Melbourne 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 Canberra to Melbourne Airport?

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

    Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Canberra to Melbourne Airport (average of $1,078). Flying from Canberra to Melbourne Airport in December is currently the most expensive (average of $1,690). 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 Canberra to Melbourne

Discover the top 4 airlines that operate flights from Canberra to Melbourne. 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 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
JetstarCheapest$81Average$143FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
RexCheapest$117Average$214FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$118Average$234FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
Qantas AirwaysCheapest$223Average$290FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%

Search flights from Canberra to Melbourne by cabin class

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Hourly flight availability from Canberra to Melbourne

Find hourly flight availability from Canberra to Melbourne. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
9%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
37%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
50%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
4%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Canberra to Melbourne

Explore weekly flight availability from Canberra to Melbourne. 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 June 20, 2024.
Sunday37daily flights
Monday42daily flights
Tuesday34daily flights
Wednesday43daily flights
Thursday43daily flights
Friday43daily flights
Saturday29daily flights
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