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Cheap Flights from Darwin to Melbourne & Flight Information
Origin Airport IATA codeDRW
Destination Airport IATA codeMEL
Number Of Flight Options1
Average Flight Time5 hours 43 mins

Melbourne MEL Flight Information

Traveling From Darwin
Origin Airport IATA Code DRW
Traveling To Melbourne
Destination Airport IATA Code MEL
Number of Airlines Serving 8
Available Airlines
Distance 3132 km
Direct Flight Time 7 10
Flight Price

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to fly from Darwin to Melbourne right now?
Stay informed about present flying restrictions and health guidelines by visiting our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This page is constantly updated with recent developments for your flights from Darwin to Melbourne.
Is there a direct flight between Darwin and Melbourne?
Qantas or Virgin Australia? Or any of the other 2 airlines flying direct from Darwin Intl. Airport (DRW) to Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)? That’s what you’ll need to decide to lock in your seat. With so many alternatives, we’re confident you’ll find a carrier that gels with your travel plans.
How long is a direct flight from Darwin to Melbourne?
The journey of 1,950 miles from Darwin to Melbourne takes around 4 hours and 10 minutes, but can sometimes pass as quickly as 4 hours and 5 minutes. Family break or loved-up getaway? Active or leisurely? Whatever your holiday preference, reach your destination the convenient way with a direct flight.
Can I cancel my flight booking to Melbourne due to COVID-19?
As an ebookers customer, you may be eligible for a no-change-fee cancellation for your Melbourne booking and a credit that you can use for another flight. Your account is the place to go to see if your reservation has this flexibility. If you have any more questions, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.
What are the best airports for Darwin to Melbourne flights?
If you’re planning a trip from Darwin to Melbourne, there are a few ways you can get there. These are the most popular flight routes:

  • Darwin Intl. Airport (DRW) to Tullamarine Airport - 31 flights per week
  • Darwin, NT (DRW-Darwin Intl.) to Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 11 flights per week

What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Darwin to Melbourne?
You’ve saved up your hard-earned money for your time away and now you can’t wait to secure your seat on the plane. When heading to Melbourne from Darwin, there are a number of airline options. One of the best is The Flying Kangaroo, which runs 82 flights per month. If you’d like more options, try Jetstar. There are 56 flights travelling this route each month. Do some quick research between the two carriers and if you’re in luck, you might just bag an epic deal.
How many flights are there from Darwin to Melbourne?
With at least 4 flights running between Darwin and Melbourne daily, it’s never too late to arrange a holiday to Melbourne.
Is it possible to fly on an airline that employs social distancing and other COVID-19 measures?
Getting to your destination comfortably and confidently is as important as having a great holiday once you get there. Take the stress out of flying by choosing Jetstar, Virgin Australia or The Flying Kangaroo. They all employ social distancing rules and have COVID-19 measures in place, which may be capped capacity flights and keeping the middle seat empty.
What are the cheapest days to book a flight?
This is one is easy to remember: Ticket Thursdays. We found that tickets booked on a Thursday resulted in the best deal on average in 2021. However, Friday can be the worst day to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2021.
What are the cheapest days to fly?
When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2021, Friday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly, with Tuesday as a close second. That’s definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Thinking of traveling mid-week? It turns out that Wednesdays generally had the most expensive airline tickets, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne 

Our advanced search tools and comprehensive filters help you find a flight that fits your budget. To search for cheap flights, just enter your travel dates and sort your results by price. With all available tickets listed lowest price first, it’s easy to select the one that’s easiest on your wallet.  

To find the cheapest flights from Darwin to Melbourne, you can also travel outside peak season. The more flexible you can be on travel dates, the easier it is to find those cheap flight tickets. We know, for example, that the cheapest time to travel between Darwin to Melbourne is . In the current list of deals available, prices start at and can rise to for return flights.  

Find the best flight from Darwin to Melbourne  

Every day between Darwin and Melbourne, 8 flights from 8 airlines jet back and forth. And with ebookers, you can book tickets for any one of those flights. If you book a direct flight with Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Qantas, China Eastern Airlines, Virgin Australia, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around 7hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the 3132 km between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from Darwin to Melbourne — a great choice on great deals 

We only need a little information to give you a lot of choice. Just tell us when you’re planning your family holiday, long weekend, luxury getaway or quick business trip, and we’ll do the rest. And to keep your choice-making easy, we’ve given you plenty of ways to narrow down your search. Choose one-way, roundtrip or multi city flights, select your preferred airline, your time of arrival and departure and cabin class using the filters.  

Once you’ve told us what you want, we’ll show you what’s on offer. All you need to do is take your pick and start packing.  

Book your flights with ebookers 

We want the experience of booking your flight from Darwin to Melbourne to be as simple as possible. That’s why we designed our search and filter options to make your life easy. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, ebookers has you covered. 

When you’re ready to book, our service is always fast and transparent. We know plans change, so we have a range of flexible booking options. Choose between refundable bookings and flights with no charges should you need to rearrange and travel stress-free. 

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Place to stay after flight from Darwin to Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly motel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,800 reviews)
"Our stay at the Atlantis Hotel in Melbourne was a solid and enjoyable one. Despite our arriving well before check-in time, the hotel was able to secure a room for us, which allowed us to dump our luggage before heading out for the day. Our room was very spacious, with plenty of room to lay out our ..."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2022

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Stamford Plaza Melbourne

Stamford Plaza Melbourne

5 out of 5
111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
"Walking distance to most things, close to trams & trains. Lovely staff , clean, tidy rooms"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2022

Stamford Plaza Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

3.5 out of 5
215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,343 reviews)
Great Location
"Good central location to shops. Happy hour very busy and enjoyable. Car parking not available at site. Don't pay at reception cost $45 would have been only under $20 for overnight stay if you pay at the parking station."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2022

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

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Pegasus Apart'Hotel

Pegasus Apart'Hotel

4 out of 5
206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6,357 reviews)
"New clean helpful staff car parking"

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Oakwood Premier Melbourne

Oakwood Premier Melbourne

4 out of 5
202 Normanby Rd, Southbank, VIC, 3006
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (313 reviews)
"Unfortunately there were a few power outages which was inconvenient. Other than that the stay was good. The rooms are a good size"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2022

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The Langham, Melbourne

The Langham, Melbourne

5 out of 5
One Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, VIC, 3006
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2022

The Langham, Melbourne
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Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on from January 2017 to December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares were found on and are updated daily. They include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.