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Cheap Mildura to Melbourne Flights

It's easy to see why Melbourne is one of Australia's top destinations. From its vibrant street art scene to its popular attractions like the Federation Square or Southbank, a trip here is anything but dull.

With 52 direct flights each week from Mildura to Melbourne, you can be exploring the city with just a 55-minute flight. Book your trip with either Qantas, Virgin Australia or Regional Express and use Webjet to help you find the best airfare deals.

Ready to pack your bags and go on an adventure? Here's everything you need to know about flying from Mildura to Melbourne without a hitch!

Departing from Mildura Airport

Getting to Mildura Airport

No public transport serves Mildura Airport.

The best way to get there is to take a metered taxi. A one-way trip to the airport will costs around AUD 27 and take about 15 minutes from the city centre.

Parking at Mildura Airport

If you're driving yourself to the airport, you can leave your car in one of the three different parking areas.

  • Short Term Parking: The first two hours are free, and daily rates start at AUD 36 per day.
  • Long Term Parking: Prices start as low as AUD 13 a day.
  • Premium Parking: If you want the utmost convenience, park your car here for AUD 17 a day. 

Payment for parking is made when you leave. The airport accepts payments by cash or credit card at the pay stations located in the arrivals area. You can only pay at the boom gate on exit with your credit card as well.

Arriving at Melbourne Airport

Getting from Melbourne Airport to Your Hotel

The cheapest way to get into Melbourne's CBD is with the Skybus City Express. A one-way trip costs AUD 19 and the service runs 24 hours a day.

Regional and charter bus services also service Melbourne Airport.

If you prefer to take taxis, you'll find the drivers waiting outside of the terminal. A single trip into the city will set you back AUD 56-62, but it is the most direct way to get to your hotel.

Alternatively, you can use the airport's free WiFi to request an Uber. Depending on where your flight lands, you'll either meet your driver at the pickup zone in the forecourt or the pickup zone on level 2.

Car rental counters are located on the ground floor of the arrival terminal. There are six rental companies to choose from each with deals to suit any budget.

What major events and festivals are held in Melbourne?

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Considered to be one of the largest comedy festivals in the world, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is a great event to attend if you’re looking for a good laugh. Taking place over four weeks, the festival features a host of performances from a fantastic lineup of local and international comedians. Enjoy some world-class standup from your favourite comedians, see the best and brightest newcomers in action or enjoy a touch of cabaret before a night on the town. Flights from Mildura to Melbourne can be in high demand during the festival period, so try to book your tickets ahead of time.

The Melbourne Cup

Held annually on the first Tuesday of November, the Melbourne Cup is one of the biggest events in Australia’s horse racing calendar, attracting people from across the country to the Victorian capital. A great excuse to dress up and enjoy a flutter, the race is not only one of the world’s richest turf races, but is also well known as the ‘race that stops the nation’. Make your way to Flemington Racecourse to catch all the action and enjoy the electric atmosphere. If you’re hoping to see what all the fuss is about, be sure to book your Rex flights from Mildura to Melbourne ahead of time to secure the best fare.

What should you pack when visiting Melbourne?

Melbourne is renowned for its unpredictable weather, which can make packing for a visit to the Victorian capital difficult. No matter what time of year you’re thinking about booking Rex Mildura to Melbourne flights, your best bet is to pack clothing that can be easily layered. Even at the height of summer, a light jacket can make all the difference if a sudden cold snap rolls through the city.

Despite the city’s changeable weather, summer is typically the warmest time of the year in Melbourne. If you’re considering booking flights with Webjet from Mildura to Melbourne at this time of year, pack clothing that is lightweight and breathable.

If your stay in Melbourne is due to fall during the winter months, prepare to rug up with warm jumpers and coats. The period from June to August is typically the coldest for the city, with high amounts of rain also falling at this time. Think about packing a raincoat and a pair of waterproof shoes if you’re set to experience a Melbourne winter.

Autumn and spring are both pleasant times to visit Melbourne. Temperatures are generally quite comfortable throughout the day, with the mercury tending to fall after dark and early in the morning. Although the weather may be warmer the closer your visit is to summer, you should be fine packing a few pairs of jeans and t-shirts.

If, during your time in Melbourne, you plan to see the city’s sights on foot, it’s a good idea to pack a pair of comfortable walking shoes.

Things to Do in Melbourne 

  • Visit the Queen Victoria Market. It's the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. From Thursday to Sunday and Tuesdays, you'll find a variety of imported goods as well as delicious fresh produce. It's the perfect place to pick up a few souvenirs, and there are even carnival rides.
  • Located next to the Yarra River, Melbourne Aquarium is a must-visit for animal lovers. It's home to Gentoo penguins, tropical fish, sea dragons, sharks, stingrays, turtles and more.
  • Have a drink at one of Melbourne's pubs. The city is known for having watering holes hidden across the city. Visit some of the famous ones like Croft Institute, Bar Americano or Berlin Bar.
  • Grab an award-winning cup of coffee. Mister Close, Brother Baba Budan and Patricia Coffee Brewers are some of the most well-known spots in Melbourne for their cup of joe.
  • Do you love watching bands? Melbourne's nightlife scene will not disappoint. It has everything from rock to jazz, EDM to indie. One thing is for sure; you won't struggle to find something that's catered to your musical tastes.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Melbourne?

The best time to visit Melbourne is in autumn or spring. At these times of the year, the weather is pleasant, while tourist crowds are typically smaller than during the summer months.

What airport does Rex fly from in Melbourne?

Rex Airlines currently flies out of Melbourne Airport.