Cheap flights from Darwin (DRW) to Melbourne (MEL)

DRW — MEL
Jun 18 — Jun 251

The best prices from Darwin to Melbourne are usually found in January or October, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from Darwin to Melbourne

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Darwin (DRW) 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 13, 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

January

Average price

$467

Round-trip from

$1,073
High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in June 2024
From Darwin to Melbourne

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

Wednesday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Darwin to Melbourne Airport. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Melbourne Airport.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Darwin to Melbourne Airport, book at least 52 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 101% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $434 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $494.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of January. Prices to Melbourne Airport from Darwin average $362. You can even find prices in January for less than $362, as users have found deals to Melbourne Airport from as low as $127. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Melbourne Airport from Darwin. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 29%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Darwin to Melbourne Airport is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 29% on airfare.

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Darwin to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on May 31, 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Darwin to Melbourne Airport may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 51 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Darwin to Melbourne Airport?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Darwin to Melbourne. Price data was last updated on June 9, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Darwin to Melbourne Airport flight should consider departing on Tuesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday afternoons 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 Darwin to Melbourne

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Melbourne from Darwin 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 Darwin to Melbourne?

    Most people fly from Darwin (DRW) if they book a flight from Darwin to Melbourne. On average, Darwin has 7 outbound flights to Melbourne per day from 2 airlines. Darwin is conveniently located just 4.0 mi from Darwin’s city center.

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

    Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Saturday.

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

    Per day, 2 flights depart from Darwin to Melbourne Airport on average.
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 100% of flight departures

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

    Consider China Eastern (77%), Air New Zealand (77%) or Qantas Airways (74%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Darwin to Melbourne Airport.

  • What does DRW to MEL mean?

    Darwin Airport is DRW and Melbourne Airport is MEL. 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 Darwin to Melbourne that include extra baggage allowance?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Many airlines flying from Darwin 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 Darwin to Melbourne?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Darwin 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 is the cheapest month to book a flight from Darwin to Melbourne Airport?

    Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Darwin to Melbourne Airport (average of $1,073). Flying from Darwin 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 2 airlines flying from Darwin to Melbourne

Discover the top 2 airlines that operate flights from Darwin 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 3,214,720 searches. Data last updated June 13, 2024.
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JetstarCheapest$130Average$362FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$345Average$486FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%

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Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Melbourne

Find hourly flight availability from Darwin 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 13, 2024.
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0%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
5%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
68%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Darwin to Melbourne

Explore weekly flight availability from Darwin 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 13, 2024.
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