Flights from Melbourne to Darwin

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Sat 20 Apr
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$379 ONE WAY
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Sun 21 Apr
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$588 ONE WAY
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Mon 22 Apr
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$333 ONE WAY
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$333 ONE WAY
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$425 ONE WAY
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$293 ONE WAY
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$293 ONE WAY
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$293 ONE WAY
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$481 ONE WAY
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$333 ONE WAY
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$375 ONE WAY
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Route information for flights from Melbourne to Darwin

Cheapest one-way price for the current month from $293*
Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months from $186*
Cheapest month September 2024
Most expensive month September 2024
Average flight time 4h 20m

Darwin Guide

Travel Restrictions for Melbourne to Darwin Flights

Travelling domestically has changed due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Before you take off on a flight from Melbourne to Darwin, it's important to understand if there are any potential restrictions, airline regulations or additional quarantine requirements set by the Northern Territory government on domestic travel. To find more information regarding domestic travel restrictions, visit our COVID-19 Travel Hub.

Airport Information Between Melbourne (MEL) and Darwin (DRW)

Departing Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Melbourne Airport (MEL) (also known as Tullamarine Airport) is one of Australia’s busiest airports. The airport has 4 terminals, 3 of which are domestic, serving different airlines.

Qantas - Depart from Terminal 1
Virgin Australia - Depart from Terminal 3
Regional Express - Depart from Terminal 4

Wanting to get to Melbourne Airport from the city centre? Take the public bus; routes 478, 479, 482 and 901 all run past the transport hub by Terminal 4. Alternatively, you can take the 24-hour SkyBus. It departs from the CBD every 10 minutes, and costs only AUD 10 for a one-way trip.

Taxis and ridesharing services can drop you off along the T4 Transport Hub zone, or along Departure Drive. A single trip fare costs AUD 55 - 65 depending on traffic.

Want to leave your car at Melbourne Airport? Choose from the following parking zones:

Value Car Park (perfect for budget travellers),
Long Term Park (more expensive, but conveniently located)
Premium Terminal Car Park (unmatched convenience, undercover, most expensive)


Arriving at Darwin Airport (DRW)

Darwin Airport (DRW) is located 12km from the city centre and is easily accessible by car, rideshare, taxi, or bus. A taxi ride from the city centre to Darwin Airport should cost around AUD 25-30, and you’ll also have to pay a AUD 3 exit toll.

Once you arrive at Darwin Airport, you’ll be able to grab something to eat and drink before you head downstairs to the baggage reclaim area.

You can find car hire kiosks in this area, as well as ATM’s and eateries. Taxi ranks are located near the short-stay car park outside of the terminal.

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Book Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Darwin

Darwin is Australia's only tropical capital city and is close to exotic destinations including East Timor and Bali.

In just 4h 20m, you can fly from Melbourne to the hub of the Northern Territory, one of Australia’s most engaging destinations. Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar all offer direct Melbourne to Darwin flights; choose from several cheap flights a week and find the route that best suits your budget and schedule.

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The Cheapest Time to Fly from Melbourne to Darwin

Typically, flights from Melbourne to Darwin range in cost from AUD 340 to AUD 410. If you’re after the cheapest flights available, we recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance. Prices of flights will also be higher on weekends, afternoons and in peak season.

Flights from Melbourne to Darwin are most popular in the middle of the year, and become cheaper around November. It is possible to grab a last minute deal, but it’s also possible you’ll end up paying more than you need to, or miss out altogether.

However, booking a flight at a time that works for you doesn’t mean you can’t still get a great deal. With a number of flights available weekly from Melbourne to Darwin, there’s are many affordable tickets on offer throughout the year.

Compare and book your flights with Webjet to score the best deals available from Virgin Australia, or cheap tickets from Qantas.

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Things to Do in Darwin

  • Go on a sunset cruise. The boats depart from Stokes Hill Wharf every day at around 5:00 p.m. The ride usually lasts for three hours and includes drinks and canapes.
  • Watch a film under the stars. Deckchair Cinema hosts art house and mainstream movie screenings on the weekends at 7:30pm. Local eateries ranging from Thai to crepes operate pop-up food stalls, and the cinema bar switches up its craft beer options every month.
  • Head to Nightcliff and soak up Darwin's beachside beauty and food van scene. There's also plenty of weekend markets and trendy cafes to check out as well as the Nightcliff Pool.
  • Hire a car and drive to Berry Springs Nature Park before you head home on your flights from Darwin to Melbourne. You can spend the day snorkelling in the waterholes, barbecuing or visiting the nearby mango farm.


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