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Cheapest Flights from Darwin (DRW) to Melbourne (MEL)

Airfares from Darwin Intl. to Tullamarine for one-way flights were as low as AU$214 and round trip flights were AU$472 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Darwin to Melbourne Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Darwin (DRW) to Melbourne (MEL)

Work hard, travel harder! Wotif brings you the cheapest Darwin to Melbourne flights, making it possible to have a five star holiday without that five star price tag. Browse and compare our top DRW to MEL routes and airport options. So, go ahead and treat yourself, your sweetheart, or the kids to an unforgettable holiday this year.

Darwin to Melbourne Information

Traveling From
Darwin Intl.
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Traveling To
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Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time
5 hours 14 mins
Direct Flight Time
5 hours 10 mins
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Frequently asked questions

Can I take a flight from Darwin Intl. Airport (DRW) to Tullamarine Airport right now?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor is the place to go for info on MEL quarantine and flying restrictions. Look before you fly to avoid getting stuck in a bind.
How long is the flight from Darwin Intl. Airport (DRW) to MEL?
You’ll have about 4 hours and 9 minutes to hang around on board your flight from DRW to MEL. Here’s your chance to snatch forty winks, read a book or binge-watch the latest gripping show.
What airlines fly direct from Darwin Intl. Airport to Tullamarine Airport?
If you like your holidays to be drama-free, you’ll be thrilled to hear you can jet directly from DRW to MEL with a handful of airlines. Keep an eye out for top deals with Qantas and Jetstar.
What happens if I need to change my flight booking to MEL due to COVID-19?
If your travel plans to Tullamarine Airport have been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to make a no-change-fee cancellation and score a credit that you can use on another flight. Sign in to your Wotif account to see if your booking is eligible. If you still have questions, our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more info.
Does Wotif offer flights with flexible change policies?
Some airlines offer the option to change your Tullamarine Airport (MEL) flight without a fee. That way, you won’t get stung with extra costs — but you’ll have to pay any difference between the old flight and the new one. Stress less by keeping your eye out for the “no change fees” filter when you book.
How many flights are there from Darwin Intl. Airport to Tullamarine Airport?
Around 4 flights cruise the skies daily between Darwin Intl. Airport and MEL. So c’mon — it’s time to book that seat and get chummy with Melbourne.
If I'm planning to fly, what are some airlines that have COVID-19 measures and social distancing rules?
There are many airlines that have social distancing rules and use COVID-19 measures, including Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar. Now you can take that long overdue vacation with confidence knowing that strategies, which may include electrostatic cleaning and providing passenger masks, are in place.
What are the cheapest days to fly?
Here’s an insider tip: Monday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights departing on a Monday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Saturday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Thursday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?
Guess what? It turns out that early in the week is the best time to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights purchased on a Monday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on the weekend also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Friday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on that day.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2021, our data shows February is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of December can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early if December is your preferred travel month.
How far in advance can you book a flight?
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2021 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing just 1 week prior to travel.*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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Darwin to Melbourne Flight Deals from AU$472

Considering a quick trip to Melbourne, but not sure which is the best route for you? Well, you’re in luck! Wotif has done the hard work, so all you need to do is check out these flights from DRW to MEL. With heaps of cheap fares from Darwin, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.

It’s easy to book flights to Melbourne from Darwin  

For a huge choice of flights, simply enter your travel dates and hit search and we’ll hunt out fantastic deals on one-way, return and multi-city airfares to Melbourne from Darwin from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Melbourne in just 5 hour(s) and 10 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Melbourne from Darwin 

Choose from 10 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$472 and rising to AU$568 depending on the cabin class, travel dates, and airline carrier. And if you’re up for a last-minute getaway, you can get great deals on flights from Darwin to Melbourne today!  

Find cheap airfares to Melbourne from Darwin 

Here are our insider tips for bagging a flight bargain: 

  • Look for midweek flights and late night, early morning arrival and departure times
  • Check out other airports near Darwin and Melbourne
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in September)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

Reasons to book your flights to Melbourne from Darwin with Wotif

Wotif is a super-easy way to find the best flight for you to Melbourne. Get more bang for your buck on flight and hotel or car rental combos and download the free Wotif app to tap into exclusive deals. Book now with Wotif and have a great flight!


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4.5 out of 5
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Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
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4.5 out of 5
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The price is AU$185 per night from 18 Jun to 19 Jun
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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 package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on from , 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.