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Cheapest Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Townsville (TSV)

Airfares from Tullamarine to Townsville for one-way flights were as low as AU$132 and round trip flights were AU$218 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Melbourne to Townsville: Customer Reviews

23 Jul. 2018

Flight was complaints!

A verified traveller
Melbourne to Townsville · Tigerair Australia
16 Feb. 2018

Was a little chilly on the plane, but otherwise great

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Melbourne to Townsville · Jetstar

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Melbourne to Townsville Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Townsville (TSV)

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

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Traveling From Tullamarine
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA Code MEL
Traveling To Townsville
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA Code TSV
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Flight Price AU$218

FAQs about flights from Tullamarine (MEL) to Townsville (TSV)

Can I take a flight from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV) right now?

If you're flying from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV) and wish to avoid getting caught out, check our Covid-19 Travel Advisor before booking. Here, you'll find any and all important info on your destination's flying restrictions and quarantine.

How long is the flight from Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV)?

The average flight time from Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Townsville Airport (TSV) is approximately 4 hours and 29 minutes. If staring at the seat ahead sounds pretty boring, pack a couple of magazines to keep yourself busy.

What airlines fly direct from Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) to TSV?

Stale, overpriced muffins, no free WiFi ... Airport stopovers can be a drag. But you won’t have to put up with any of that if you take to the skies with Jetstar. The airline offers direct flights from Tullamarine Airport to Townsville Intl. Airport.

What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV) due to COVID-19?

If your travel plans to Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV) 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 Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV) 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 Tullamarine Airport to Townsville Airport (TSV)?

Whether you want to fly from Melbourne to Townsville at the start of the week, somewhere in the middle or even on a Sunday, consider it done. Take a look at the 15 flights available each day and off you go.

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 holiday 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: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday 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? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you're booking early in the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June 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 June 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 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2020 saved close to 50% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Melbourne to Townsville Flight Deals from AU$218

Considering a quick trip to Townsville, 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 MEL to TSV. With heaps of cheap fares from Melbourne, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.

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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 Townsville from Melbourne from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Townsville in just hour(s) and mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Townsville from Melbourne 

Choose from flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$218 and rising to AU$289 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 Melbourne to Townsville today!  

Find cheap airfares to Townsville from Melbourne 

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 Melbourne and Townsville
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in August)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

Reasons to book your flights to Townsville from Melbourne with Wotif

Wotif is a super-easy way to find the best flight for you to Townsville. 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!


Great places to stay after flight from Melbourne to Townsville

Madison Plaza Townsville
Madison Plaza Townsville
4 out of 5
409 Flinders St., Corner Of Stanley And Flinders St., Townsville, QLD
The price is AU$82 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
Located in the heart of Townsville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Catholic Diocese of Townsville and Castle Hill. Townsville Entertainment & Convention ...
3.7/5Good! (454 reviews)
"Close to cbd."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Madison Plaza Townsville
Walk to the Airport 3 Bedroom Home With Netflix Self Check in
Walk to the Airport 3 Bedroom Home With Netflix Self Check in
63 Halifax St, Townsville, QLD
Located in Garbutt, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Castle Hill, Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum and Townsville Museum and Historical ...
3/5 (1 review)
"Liked it coz it’s cheap family or with friends. Air conditioner in each bedrooms and lounge room. Password for wifi does not work. Netflix works great. Tv does have subtitles for the hard of hearing or deaf. Felt the place needs to be more organise with stuff in kitchen, like needs sugars, salt & ..."

Reviewed on 14 Dec. 2020

Walk to the Airport 3 Bedroom Home With Netflix Self Check in
Mercure Townsville
Mercure Townsville
3.5 out of 5
166 Woolcock Street, Currajong, QLD
The price is AU$126 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
This family-friendly Townsville hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Townsville Museum and Historical Society, Anderson Park Botanical Gardens ...
4.3/5Excellent! (695 reviews)
"Nice motel"

Reviewed on 24 Apr. 2021

Mercure Townsville
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.