Find cheap one-way flights from Melbourne to Darwin starting at AU$157.

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Find cheap route flights from Melbourne to Darwin by different airports

  • MELDRW
    Fri, 24 Mar
    One wayDirect
    From AU$158
  • AVVDRW
    Tue, 28 Mar
    One way1 transfer
    From AU$216

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Melbourne to Darwin based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on Trip.com, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much are flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around AU$508.
  • How long is the flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW)?

    It takes about 4 hours 32 minutes to fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Darwin?

    • The distance from Darwin International Airport to downtown is about 6km, by taxi about 20 minutes.
  • What time does the earliest flight from Melbourne to Darwin depart?

    The earliest flight departs from Melbourne (MEL) at 09:25 and arrives in Darwin (DRW) at 12:20.
  • What time does the latest flight from Melbourne to Darwin depart?

    The latest flight departs from Melbourne (MEL) at 21:30 and arrives in Darwin (DRW) at 00:20.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW)?

    Airlines with flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW): Etihad Airways.
  • What's the most popular airline for direct flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW)?

    Qantas Airways operates 4 direct flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW).
  • How many airports in Darwin (DRW)?

    There are 1 airport(s) in Darwin (DRW): Darwin International Airport.

Flight Information from Melbourne to Darwin

Cheapest return ticket price
AU$307
Cheapest direct flight price
AU$156
Off-season for travel
February
Peak season for travel
August

Flight from Melbourne to Darwin

Australia has one extra unique and unexpected place to visit, and that’s Darwin. Known as the only tropical location in the land of Aussies, is a quaint zone away from the rest of the country.

Nature is an integral part of Darwin. The Timor Sea adjacent capital city is only a few hours’ drives away from the beautiful Litchfield and Kakadu national parks, and a refreshing boat rides away from the Tiwi islands. Darwin is every bit as cosmopolitan as any of the major cities in the world, with around 50 nationalities represented in the region. Don’t miss out on the beautiful scene of restaurants and bars with live music and outdoor café’s along with some exquisite are from the local galleries and markets can.

Tip: The best time to visit Darwin is the Mid-June to Mid-September period, which will feature a relatively cool and dry climate.

Getting to Darwin

Darwin International Airport (DRW) services the city. Towards the northern suburbs of Darwin. The airport hosts flights to destinations in and around Australia and Southeast Asia.

Amongst the multiple flights from Melbourne to Darwin, one can catch a direct flight from Melbourne via Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL), by browsing through flights offered by Virgin Australia, which will have around 4 hours 35 minutes flying time. You can also find a cheap flight to Darwin from Melbourne with some connecting flights, offered by Virgin Australia and Jetstar among others.

Tip: It is important to note that Melbourne is 30 minutes ahead of Darwin and Monday 7:30 pm in Darwin would be Monday, 8 PM in Melbourne.

Take in the sights of the city

Art enthusiast? Shopaholic? Collector, Nature or Animal Lover? Don’t worry; Darwin’s got you covered on all fronts. For the daredevils, the Crocosaurus Cove and Crocodylus Park are the places for you. Other nature centric spots include the East Point Reserve, George Brown Botanic Gardens and the Bicentennial Park. The collectors, art enthusiasts and shopaholics should indulge in the Mindil Beach Sunset Market and the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

If you’re a creature of the night, check out some spectacular sundowners at the Darwin Ski Club, the Darwin Railway club, and many more themed locations with an exquisite ambience to revel in.  Are you someone who likes to shop wherever they go? Here’s Darwin Shopper’s guide! Casuarina Square is the biggest shopping centre in Darwin complete with speciality shops, a food court, and cafés. For a laid-back and family-friendly atmosphere, find some engaging activities for children at the Palmerston Markets which are held every Friday evening during the months from April to October every year.

Tip: For an ideal trip, live like a local in Darwin by going fishing with a more relaxed full of your favourite drinks.

The best areas for accommodation

The city centre is usually the best place to find hotels that fir the requirements of all budgets. If you are with family, you can choose to go camping or caravanning. You can also find quite a few resorts in and around Darwin.

Tip: Indulge in a local lifestyle by staying close to the evening markets to experience unique sounds and stories from dusk to dawn.

With only a few Melbourne to Darwin flights, it would be efficient to have a solid plan for your trip and customise your search to get the best prices for your travel dates. If you’d like to travel on a budget, combine your Melbourne - Darwin flight booking with discount hotel reservations for great deals.

For a quick getaway from the bustling routine, reach a juxtaposed state between entertainment and relaxation, visit Darwin with Trip.com.