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Melbourne to Darwin flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Melbourne and Darwin take, on average, 4 h and 33 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Melbourne with Darwin found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Melbourne Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Melbourne and Darwin
Arriving Airport Flights departing Melbourne with Darwin as destination arrives at Darwin International Airport - RAAF Darwin

Cheap last minute flights to Darwin

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Departure Mon, 25 Jul Return Sun, 31 Jul
MEL Melbourne
DRW Darwin
return from £281
Departure Wed, 17 Aug Return Mon, 22 Aug
MEL Melbourne
DRW Darwin
return from £284
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Last checked on 04 August 2022
Train
Local, one-way ticket
35%

Trains in Darwin are 35% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.64
Darwin
£1.72
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
2%

The average meal is 2% more expensive in Darwin than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£11.46
Darwin
£11.74
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
12%

Taxis are 12% more expensive in Darwin than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.87
Darwin
£3.21
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
12%

Coffee is 12% more expensive in Darwin than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.65
Darwin
£2.97
Melbourne airports
  • ( Melbourne Airport (MEL)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Avalon Airport (AVV)
    How far from city centre: 31 miles
  • ( Moorabbin (MBW)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Essendon (MEB)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
Darwin airports
  • ( Darwin International Airport - RAAF Darwin (DRW)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
K Distance: 1958 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Melbourne to Darwin

😷 Is it safe to travel from Melbourne to Darwin during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Australia may apply when travelling from Melbourne. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Melbourne to Darwin at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Melbourne to Darwin is 281£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Darwin expensive to visit compared to Melbourne?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Darwin costs an average of 3.21 GBP, 12% more expensive than Melbourne, with a fare of 2.87 GBP, while train tickets costs 35% less in Darwin: 1.72 GBP against 2.64 GBP in Melbourne. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 11.74 GBP in Darwin, 2% more than the 11.46 GBP in Melbourne. The price of the coffee is around 12% more expensive in Darwin, with an average of 2.97 GBP , while in Melbourne the coffee costs 2.65 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Melbourne to Darwin?
The most popular months to book a trip from Melbourne to Darwin are August, July and April, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Melbourne to Darwin?
The best time of the year to go to Darwin when flying from Melbourne depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, September is the top 1º month to fly to Darwin from Melbourne in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, November and December are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Melbourne -  Darwin.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Melbourne to Darwin?
The total flight time between Melbourne and Darwin is of around 04:33 hours on average, considering an average distance of 3,207 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Darwin compared to Melbourne?
While in Melbourne the temperatures can reach an average of 37.14 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 3.0 mm ,Darwin's temperatures can go up to 35.4 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 14.54 ºC in Darwin, compared to the -1.12 ºC average degrees reported in Melbourne. During the winter period, Melbourne can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while Darwin have an average of 4.6 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Melbourne and Darwin?
The main airport route flying between Melbourne and Darwin is: Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Darwin International Airport - RAAF Darwin (DRW). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Virgin Australia.
  • Jetstar.
  • Qantas Airways.
Which are the airlines with flights from Melbourne to Darwin?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Melbourne to Darwin are:
  • Jetstar.
  • Qantas Airways.
  • Airnorth.
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