Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Darwin

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Melbourne to Darwin Flight Info

Peak season for travel

March
AU$159

Off-season for travel

September
AU$230

Cheapest return ticket price

AU$997
Melbourne(AVV) ⇒ Darwin(DRW)

Cheapest direct flight price

AU$419
Melbourne(MEL) ⇒ Darwin(DRW)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets 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 do flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW) cost?

    According to Trip.com's data, the lowest price is around AU$742.
  • How long does it take to fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW)?

    It takes about 4 hours 30 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 7km, by taxi about 20 minutes.
  • What time does the earliest flight from Melbourne to Darwin depart?

    The earliest flight departs from Melbourne (MEL) at 08:15 and arrives in Darwin (DRW) at 12:15.
  • What time does the latest flight from Melbourne to Darwin depart?

    The latest flight departs from Melbourne (MEL) at 21:35 and arrives in Darwin (DRW) at 01:30.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW)?

  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW)?

    Qantas Airways operates 136 non-stop flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW).
  • How many airports are there in Darwin (DRW)?

    There are 1 airport(s) near Darwin (DRW): Darwin International Airport.
  • What are some travel guidelines for Darwin during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Darwin, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.

Flight Schedule from Melbourne to Darwin

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Arrival
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VA1457

06:00

MEL

10:05

DRW

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08:05

MEL

12:05

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08:15

MEL

11:05

DRW

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HX3199

09:20

MEL

12:25

DRW

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VA1459

10:40

MEL

14:45

DRW

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VA1461

13:25

MEL

17:30

DRW

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VA1463

16:20

MEL

19:25

DRW

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EK5518

19:40

MEL

23:40

DRW

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HX3201

19:55

MEL

23:00

DRW

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VA1467

20:25

MEL

23:20

DRW

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EY6371

20:35

MEL

23:40

DRW

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JQ678

21:25

MEL

01:20

DRW

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QF5678

21:35

MEL

00:25

DRW

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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.

  • Plan Your Trip from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW)

    Darwin attracts thousands of visitors every year for both business and pleasure. Whether you’re taking a last-minute break or a much needed getaway, flights from Melbourne to Darwin on Trip.com can help you get there with ease. With Trip.com, you can browse popular airlines with flights to Darwin, check the best season to visit, and preview Darwin attractions before you arrive. With flight deals and exciting attractions waiting for you to explore in Darwin, the best time to book flights from Melbourne to Darwin is now! Planning a trip from Melbourne to Darwin is easy when you use Trip.com to help you make travel arrangements. Whether you are flying one-way, non-stop, or round-trip, you will find just the flight you need with us. If you want to lock in a great deal for your flights, go for a round-trip flight, if you need flexibility with your itinerary, book a one-way flight to Darwin. With Trip.com, you can search for available flights and hotel rooms, and then make your booking quickly and easily online and on the go. Pack your travel accessories, make a must-see bucket list, and book your flight to Darwin on Trip.com today!

  • A Trip to Remember (MEL—DRW)

    Make your journey from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW) a trip to remember by using Trip.com to view Darwin attractions before you arrive. Once you know what to do in Darwin, you can reserve and book in advance for the best travel experience possible. Planning ahead is the most effective way to ensure your whole travel experience goes smoothly. Whether you need help choosing the perfect restaurant, discovering the best places to try local flavors, or finding the most stunning views in town, Trip.com is with you every step of the way for your trip to Darwin.