|June||Best time to beat the crowds (16% less expensive on average)|
|October||Most popular time to fly (10% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$221||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
Emirates, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Canberra to Melbourne. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Canberra to Melbourne.
The average direct flight takes 17h 30m, covering a distance of 470 km.
There are 375 (direct) flights between Canberra and Melbourne per week, averaging 53 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($698)
Qantas Airways (10 times daily), Air New Zealand (9 times daily), Emirates (8 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
When flying out of Canberra you will be using Canberra, often referred to as Canberra Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne, also known as Melbourne Airport.
There are both Qantas Club passenger lounges and Virgin Australia lounges available at the Canberra Airport. If you’re flying economy class, you can pay to enter these lounges by purchasing a ticket at the lounge door, subject to availability. The Qantas Lounge can be found near Gate 11, opposite the service desk, and the Virgin Australia lounge is on Level 3 of the western concourse.
The Skybus City Express is the fastest public transport from the airport to the Melbourne CBD. The buses operate every day, all day, every 10min, and you can purchase tickets from one of the convenient kiosks in each terminal’s Arrivals Area. This company also offers services to other areas around Melbourne, including St Kilda, Southbank, and the Western Melbourne Suburbs.
Whether you’re away for a long weekend or for up to six weeks, there are parking options available on the Canberra Airport campus only a short walk to the terminal. The airport uses a coloured parking system so you can easily figure out where you can leave your car. For example, for a long-term stay in the outdoor car park, just park in a yellow or red park. Payment can be made by credit card as you leave the parking area.
The Action Bus route Rapid 3 by Transport Canberra regularly services from the Spence Terminus to Canberra Airport via the City Interchange, Belconnen Interchange, and Cohen St Interchange. Transfer from the city takes less than 20min and can be paid by the MyWay cards, by cash on the bus, or by purchasing a ticket from the machines at the station. If you’re in Canberra for the skiing, shuttles run to the airport from Thredbo, Jindabyne, and Perisher.
The Arrivals Area of the Melbourne Airport has a more limited range of dining options; however, there is a Hudsons Coffee Kiosk that serves snacks and pastries. You might be best picking something up before your flight at the Canberra Airport, at the Departure Area food court. For example, if you’re after lunch or dinner, you can grab something at noodles xo, or there are a range of cafes such as City Hill Café or Two before Ten.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Melbourne from Canberra up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
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