Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Adelaide to Melbourne. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines, LATAM Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Adelaide to Melbourne.
The average direct flight takes 1h 20m, covering a distance of 641 km.
There are 464 (direct) flights between Adelaide and Melbourne per week, averaging 66 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Rex ($41) and Jetstar ($49), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Rex ($85) and Multiple Airlines ($97).
Etihad Airways (10 times daily), Virgin Australia (10 times daily), Singapore Airlines (10 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Adelaide to Melbourne, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Adelaide , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Adelaide you will be using Adelaide, often referred to as Adelaide Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne, also known as Melbourne Airport.
There are three options for parking at Melbourne Airport. The Value Car Park is the furthest from the terminal but also the least expensive, and there is a free shuttle service to the terminal every 10 minutes. The more expensive Long Term Car Park has a shuttle every 5 minutes and the car park closest to the terminal buildings is the At Terminal Car Park – you can walk from here to the terminal.
Melbourne Airport offers free Wi-Fi via a hotspot. Select ‘Airport Free Wi-Fi’, enter your details and you can access the internet. Adelaide Airport offers free Wi-Fi throughout its terminals. Select the ‘Adelaide Airport Free Wi-Fi’ network, follow the directions to log in and you will have unlimited internet access.
The PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport is connected to the terminal building by a covered walkway and is approximately two minutes’ walk from the arrivals and departures terminal. Alternatively, the Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport is located around 400 metres away from the terminals and offers a free airport shuttle service for guests.
The Skybus City Express runs services at 10-minute intervals from Melbourne Airport to the centre of the city. The cost is AUD19 for a one-way ticket and you can purchase your ticket at the service desks in the terminal buildings. The journey will take between half an hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew very good"
Cons: "Aircraft are very dated"
Pros: "staff were nice"
Cons: "-priority boarding isn’t priority -only vegetarian food"
Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."
Pros: "The service and entertainment provided"
Pros: "an amazing flying experience with pleasant crews who served their customers with hearts and their lovely smiles!"
Cons: "They all very much friendly staff and very helpful"
Pros: "Everything was fantastic!"
Pros: "Crew was very good"
Cons: "Not enough leg room for a 6’2” tall person."
Pros: "Crew very friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("
Pros: "FLIGHT TIME"
Cons: "UNCOMFORTABLE SEATS , NO SEATS FOR FAMILIES TO SIT TOGETHER"
Pros: "Crew were ok"
Cons: "Food was awful and departed late"
Cons: "Little more leg room required"
Pros: "Singapore airline best for Australia"
Cons: "Nothing not to like"
Pros: "The service, politeness of staff, the food."
Pros: "Mostly everything great."
Cons: "Leg room for me a bit small. Dinner a bit mushy."
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "All ok really"
Pros: "The on boarding process"
Cons: "The plan was in very poor clean conditions. The seats were discussing to sit."
Pros: "Staff this direction was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "You can't check in online or at the kiosk. You must adhere strictly to the carry-on baggage size and weight. The airplanes are a bit worn."
Pros: "Both planes were clean service was good"
Cons: "Both flights delayed"
Pros: "I liked the service, the friendly cabin crews. The food was good. We had a bit of turbulence on the way but all good. Thank you QF"
Cons: "On this particular flight, we had to wait like 30 minutes to get our baggage. Maybe because of the rain but otherwise all was good. Thank you QF"
Pros: "Comfy flight. The staff were really helpful."
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "I liked everything from crew to the plane"
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Delayed no information"
Cons: "Not enough legroom or seating area... Obviously you are downsizing, hoping that people will spend more to upgrade."
Cons: "Bathrooms were disgusting, plane was dirty"
Pros: "Everything. No complains"
Cons: "Transfer at Melbourne was erratic. But I think after renovation it should be ok. Otherwise perfect"
Pros: "Friendly cabin attendants"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Nice aircraft and amenities."
Cons: "All 6 of my flights were delayed causing me to miss 2 connections. Had to pay for a hotel and arrived a day late to final destination. Agents, sales desk, all could care less."
Pros: "We loved everything from check in to leaving the plane. They are a lovely bunch. Thank you, Qantas, for hiring wonderful staff members. We hope you treat them well."
Cons: "Delays at the airport Economy very uncomfortable Crappy food"
Pros: "Perfect flight, departure and arrival in time. Friendly team on board. Appreciate it! Thank you!"
Cons: "Lost a bag Charged for bags Made us check in our overhead bags-No quality carrier does that."
Pros: "Everything was fine. I have flown with Qantas many times, and it was same as usual"
Cons: "I had no problems"
Pros: "The crew were cheery, helpful and professional."
Cons: "In economy, space is an issue, still feels cramped"
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Food was more wordt than in the past"
Cons: "Five hour delay due to faulty maintenance at LAX. Pilot (rightly) refused to fly until maintenance work correctly completed. Plane then diverted to Brisbane to change crew, en route to Melbourne."
Pros: "Didn't have to pay for drinks, after 4pm policy!"
Cons: "Call what was server 'supper' didn't quite cut it. More like tiny heavily salted cardboard."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "The plane was freezing cold even with multiple layers and a blanket"
Cons: "Airline just assumed we had access to phones and Internet and the know-how to be able to download the Q app for entertainment. We didn't and we had read the inflight magazine (old, tired and boring) on the flight on our first leg from MEL-SYD."
Pros: "Got away on time"
Cons: "No wifi on board or entertainment"
Cons: "Food and cramped seats"
Cons: "Food, seats, crew"
Pros: "Entertainment system was good as usual"
Cons: "No food on plane due to issues after extended delay Woke up 4 1/2 hours before flight due to land with a frozen orange juice and a muffin. Too much wind to land and a final vomitus landing. Not the best."
Pros: "Paying for extra leg room was the best investment. Coming home was even better than going across as we were traveling through the The crew were sensational, obliging, friendly and accommodating. For long haul economy flights, I was really impressed. Will definitely continue to travel with Qantas."
Pros: "Pretty much all my needs/wants were seen to! Likewise, on the trans-ocean flight leg."
Cons: "Some fashion model wishing me happy flying? I really don't know. :)"
Pros: "Virgin are great."
Pros: "They charged me so much for extra luggage even I prepaid online for extra luggage prior to getting to airport. Yet the ticket counter lady made me pay an additional fee and all together I ended paying more for extra bags fee than the ticket itself! both Virgin and JetStar are VERY stingy on extra luggage fees. I came from the US to Australia and traveled domestically while there with all the luggage that I brought from the US. So I had to pay so much in fees when my trip was already so expensive! It makes me reconsider wanting to travel again anywhere anytime soon, so discouraging! Also they make me take stuff out of my big suitcase and transfer to my carry on, in front of everyone at the ticket counter I had to open my suitcase and transfer some stuff so the weight is under a certain weight. Still they charged me for extra luggage. I came international on Qantas from USA to Australia, so all the domestic locations I went to I was charged"
Pros: "Boarding and flight time"
Cons: "Lounges were dirty"
Pros: "Super quick boarding"
Cons: "Lounge in melb was dirty, food average. Lounge in Adelaide was over packed - couldn't get a seat"
Cons: "Leaving the day before. Not having just one but three delays and three changes of flights."
Cons: "The computers continue to be problematic. It took 25 minutes at the checkin desk to get the system to take my document numbers. Also the in flight movie system has issues with touch sensing, often being slow to respond and misreading the location of the touch."
Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"
Cons: "boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack..."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Crew was great as usual"
Cons: "2 young women begind me loud all they way, kicking the back of the seat and thumping on tray table, screaming bloody murder children"
Cons: "Crew was rude and discriminatory with Passports, for 18 hours stay layover I had to sit in chairs,. Not hotel or Lounge provided. Which is against international laws."
Pros: "Efficient and comfortable"
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Another delay by 1 hour"
Cons: "I should only book qantas .... virgin are never in time."
Pros: "Good movies. Food was good. Flight was good."
Cons: "Not much leg room."
Cons: "Long delay before take off."
Pros: "It wasn’t outstanding but no major problems Whereas the boarding process for the flight from Melbourne to LAX was poor 3 and half hour delay on tarmac no air flow Only to have a person disembark as well further delay ( dont blame her) The staff were ok but their hollow reassurances about support that would be given on the ground in LAX because of the delays were just that Told virgin staff would be on hand to assist TOTALLY UNTRUE yes they we’re there but didNOTHING to assist with ongoing flight delays"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "It was timely"
Cons: "Not that clean as I had a dirty tissue in the seat pocket and I had a greasy window - not the best"
Pros: "His a combotable airline"
Cons: "Landeing it Wendy"
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Pros: "VA planes are always fairly new"
Cons: "Broken USB in a seat I paid extra for. Not good."
Pros: "Virgin are consistent"
Pros: "Efficient loading and unloading, very friendly team"
Cons: "They claim to be full service and dinner was a bag of stale pretzels"
Pros: "Excellent choice of movies, nibbles and snacks suitable."
Cons: "The seat was a little uncomfortable on that plane. Not sure why."
Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. Why. Not quite sure."
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "Left late."
Pros: "Flight was on time and service was excellent."
Cons: "No entertainment on board."
Pros: "Kept us informed of progress, snacks and drinks, upgrade to extra legroom at no charge"
Pros: "Flight was on time, landed early, service was good."
Pros: "Arrived early"
Pros: "Excellent cabin attendance ratiio to passengers."
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Pros: "Nice cabin crew"
Cons: "Disorganized boarding. Had to disembark due to light malfunction. 6 hours later we took off. I had paid extra to depart in that early flight, Virgin only gave us an $8 voucher- $8 doesn't go very far in an airport restaurant. Issue should have been fixed before passengers boarded. First time flying with them and am pretty disappointed. However, am happy they didn't crash us. I guess that's what really matters. Excellent cabin crew, they all went the extra mile during the entire debacle."
Pros: "I was very pleased and will continue to book with you."
Cons: "The PRICE!!!! with my favourite airline"
Pros: "simple and not fussy. I love priority boarding"
Cons: "can never get enough air when stuck on the tarmac. those overhead vents do very little"
Pros: "The time it took to get to Brisbane"
Cons: "My bags were tampered with in some way"
Pros: "Very courteous steward."
Cons: "Small food servings"
Pros: "good to include a free snack"
Cons: "Three of our party are coeliac and no gluten free option was available and the only choice we were offered was to purchase the gluten free cookie - which we declined. The picture in the back of the menu of the free snacks included a gluten free option so we were a bit annoyed that this wasn't available."
Pros: "Excellent crew & service"
Cons: "Boarding started (& almost finished) before boarding time, sounds silly but ended up being a little stressful"
Pros: "Prompt take off after seeing the jetstar flights around us being delayed"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about 5*"
Pros: "Free bag, easy going staff, very quick boarding, quite nice overall"
Cons: "Only the weather delay, but that cannot be helped."
Pros: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."
Pros: "Spacious legroom. Comfortable."
Pros: "The staff were professional and friendly."
Cons: "An earlier flight was apparently got cancelled so my husband and I got split up, each landing a middle seat, not together. That was a bit disappointing."
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Nothing, except could have done with more help both ends when checking in."
Pros: "cheese and tomato SW"
Cons: "too many yuppies"
Pros: "Clean, new and advanced aircraft (A330-200). Polite, helpful and welcoming staff. Perth's new domestic T1 Virgin terminal is fantastic. It offer's the feel of an International departure lounge to a domestic audience."
Cons: "No mention"
Pros: "the crew was amazing"
Cons: "the seats were uncomfortable"
Pros: "Aircraft had a device holder. Good idea!"
Cons: "Jetstar is always a little subpar. food and drink are not included even though it's international and the food for purchase was not very good anyhow. Entertainment was also extra and the selection was poor. flights were delayed and rerouted. They got us there, but with no frills at all."
Pros: "The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient."
Pros: "The crew was very good and did an outstanding job accommodating the passengers. Thank you."
Cons: "I really think everything was great and Jetstar is very well organized. You can teach the US carriers how to efficiently run an airline service. Thank you for taking pride and responsibility for running a well organized airline."
Pros: "Nothing and won't travel with them again."
Cons: "On timeliness!"
Cons: "Free coffee"
Pros: "The crew is beautifull"
Cons: "The time schedule"
Pros: "Efficient on time"
Cons: "One young cabin crew member was very polite and welcoming - ? Angela The other older woman would not even acknowledge me or say hello / goodbye despite me saying hello"
Pros: "The help I was given whilst checking in."
Cons: "The crew was extremely unaccomodating."
Pros: "Quick and comfortable. Arrived 30 mins ahead of schedule"
Pros: "jetstar is good interstate and quick and efficient"
Pros: "Decent leg room for a 6ft person. More than most US flights"
Cons: "Zero entertainment"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No water"
Cons: "Check I'm rudeness...... absolutely despised employee"
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "I'm a thin man and am 5'9" (pretty average height) and I couldn't fit comfortably in my seat. The space between rows was so tight my knees were squished into the seat in front of me."
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
Cons: "Impossible to sleep"
Pros: "Ease of boarding n checking in."
Cons: "Took awhile before we found out the gate. Not ur fault but too many crying babies on flt"
Pros: "We got everything we paid for"
Cons: "Some of the cabin crew including the manager need to lighten up and smile occasionally"
Pros: "Free TV"
Cons: "Staff.... hot dogs for breakfast"
Cons: "Walk from gate 49 to closest exit doors 1.9km, no travellators. Are you kidding me? Never again."
Pros: "Smooth transition for daughter who needed assistance to board"
Cons: "Having to sit apart especially when there were vacant seats"
Cons: "The excess lugage policy"
Cons: "Was charged 50$ at check in at airport for luggage. It was a carry on size they said it was over weight had flown with same items on several different airlines, Quantas, American, and virgin no one else stop me. If this is how they get the ticket cheap, just state that upfront. So I know and am not surprised at airport."
Pros: "I am traveling from the USA and I had heard some bad stories about JetStar but my experience was really good."
Pros: "Left on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "Seats very narrow. Hot food not worth the fee."
Pros: "smooth,f light attendants, staff nice actually very good"
Cons: "The staff were rude, mean, unwelcoming, and unhelpful"
Pros: "Entertainment was free."
Cons: "There was no prepaid food choices. Prepaid food portions were smaller and more expensive than choices on board to buy. Prepaid hot dog was disgusting."
Cons: "Both flights ran more than an hour late - not because of weather or anything reasonable, just because the airline were disorganised."
Cons: "Had to move from loading gate to loading gate. Changed three times before we got on the plane. Left about 45 minutes to an hour late. Then set on the tarmac for about 20 minutes to 1/2 hour. Arrived in Melbourne after midnight. was unable to get a rental car. All companies closed except 1 and they were out of cars."
Pros: "Very smooth boarding and pleasant on board crew."
Cons: "I thought my ears were deceiving me when they mentioned 3 AUD for lavatory use! Inhumane! And that's on top of having to pay for my check-in luggage. I felt completely dooped! Traveling through the outback, I had no scale, no wifi, etc. And after paying an exorbitant amount, we were STILL given hassles for our carry-on.. Apparently if you "wear" your luggage on your body, it's free of charge (but on aggregate, it still adds to weight & balance of the plane). And how this all contributes to fast handling is beyond me. Moronic rules! Of all the great times I had in Australia, JetStar was the only utter disappointment I had to endure! Never again!"
Pros: "the crew were as helpful as they could possibly be but the airline and it's policies suck"
Cons: "Being asked to pay two thousand dollars for my bags"
Cons: "The entertainment screen stopped working twice and I had to ask the crew to fix it for me twice. They were helpful and fixed it, but it was a bit of a hassle."
Cons: "distance to board. NEVER AGAIN!"
Pros: "Awesome lady at check in."
Cons: "Just disappointing to need to pay for a cup of coffee. This is just too cheap to feel good about."
Pros: "Everyone was very polite, to compensate for ripping us off on the cost of our luggage... By the kilo!"
Cons: "No info when we purchased the ticket on Kayak that this airline does not charge by the bag, but by the kilo. No chance to buy kilos when we bought the ticket. Got ripped off at the airport. This airline is is for backpackers, NOT for the international traveler"
Cons: "over charging for carry on"
Pros: "GOOD CABIN CREW."
Cons: ""Business Class" ? with SEVEN seats across? are you kidding? It was so cramped. bad legroom. very claustrophobic. GARUDA flys the same route with FOUR across at a similar price. unless you are a toddler,or a munchkin... avoid it/"
Cons: "Those flying from abroad with luggage should NOT fly with JetStar. The fees are ridiculous!!! There are many other airlines in Australia that are fairly priced."
Cons: "room behind seats very short, staff not very attentive to those who hadn't paid for on-board options."
Pros: "Speed of boarding (using front and back doors is brilliant!). Quality of airplane, crew and facilities is all first rate."
Cons: "No leg room at all..."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient. Staff were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Crammed seats. All the weight limitations."
Airlines flying from Adelaide to Melbourne have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Adelaide to Melbourne
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Adelaide to Melbourne