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Low season: June
High season: October
Average price: $347
Good deal: $230

Best time to beat the crowds

2%

expected price decrease

Most popular time to fly

6%

expected price increase

(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

or less (return)

When to book flights from Canberra to Melbourne

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $230 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Canberra to Melbourne was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be September, October and November. The cheapest month to fly is June.
  • The Melbourne or Tullamarine Airport (MEL) is the city’s major international airport, located about 30min north of downtown Melbourne. If you’re looking for an alternative, the Avalon Airport (AVV) is the next closest, located about 1h from Melbourne.
  • If you’ve got a ride to Canberra Airport (CBR), there is a quick and free drop-off point along the upper roadway, just across from the check-in.
  • If you're getting picked up from the Melbourne Airport, you can find 1min pick-up zones directly outside Terminal 2. If your ride gets there early, they can find a wait zone near the long-term parking, where the first 20min is free.
  • If you’d like to pick up some last minute supplies before you flight from Canberra to Melbourne, news@CBR in the Departure Area of Canberra Airport is open 7 days a week from 05:00–21:30 and offers reading materials, snacks, and some basic travel supplies, such as headphones.
  • The Melbourne Airport’s Traveller’s Information Service (TIS) offers resources that can help you make the most of what the city has to offer. The desk is in the International Arrivals Area in Terminal 2 (also accessible from Terminal 3).
  • If you’re heading to Canberra Airport for an early flight, keep in mind that the airport terminal is not open 24h. Doors are open from 04:30 until 30min after the last flight.

FAQs for booking Canberra to Melbourne flights

How long does a flight from Canberra to Melbourne take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 10m, covering a distance of 470 km.
How many flights are there between Canberra and Melbourne?
There are 582 (direct) flights between Canberra and Melbourne per week, averaging 83 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Canberra to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($348)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Canberra and Melbourne?
Etihad Airways (12 times daily), Air New Zealand (11 times daily), Qantas Airways (11 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Canberra to Melbourne?
For Canberra to Melbourne, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Canberra, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Canberra to Melbourne?
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.
Are there any passenger lounges at the Canberra 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.
Are there any public transport options from Melbourne Airport to the city?
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.
Are there any parking options at the Canberra Airport?
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.
How do I get to the Canberra Airport?
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.
Where is the best place to get something to eat?
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.
How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

Book cheap flights from Canberra to Melbourne (return)

Airports
Origin
Canberra
$348
only
$348
Destination
Melbourne
$348
only
$348
Thu., 9 Apr.
CBR
Canberra
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 10m
Mon., 13 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CBR
Canberra
1h 05m
Trip: 5 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
BNE
Okay 4.3

Pros: Always great crew but the 737-800 is too cramped for east-west flights and hardly any leg room.

Cons: Larger less cramped jet. Toilets at rear and everytime someone tried to move around a guy standing in aisle next to me talking to another passenger i got hit. After about the 3rd time i almost landed in the back of the seat infront of me. I had words and he moved. Couldnt put seat back as not enough room. Got off jet with neck cramped...got on jet via rear door after walk and wait about 10 minutes on hot tarnac with sun belting into back of the unfortunate rear seaters...hostess apologised but i felt sorry for any older/ sick people. We were cooking on a hot plate like prawns !!!

SYD
MCY
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was good, seat was tight.

Cons: Was sitting next to a drunk guy, but was Ok, he slept most of the way. Police and paramedics met him at arrival. Caused some delays. Not Virgin's fault.

BNE
PER
Good 6.0

Cons: Seats could have been more comfortable and very little leg room.

HBA
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Crew very very slow serving meal.

SYD
BNE
Okay 4.3

Pros: Kind cabin crews

Cons: Be punctual

Fri., 1 May
CBR
Canberra
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 10m
Sun., 3 May
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CBR
Canberra
1h 05m
Trip: 3 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CBR
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Flight delayed initially because of a cracked window, was an hour late before it was communicated. Then on a new aircraft, forced to return to the gate when cabin crew identified a vacuum cleaner part as a suspicious item. All told 2hrs 15 mins late.

CBR
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Staff where great, plane was clean, and we left on time

Cons: Seats are tight

PER
HBA
Good 6.6

Pros: Business class seats require improvement

PER
MEL
Okay 5.3

Cons: Tray was filthy dirty from previous passenger. Not acceptible amid the current Coronavirus pandemic. Paid $600 for ticket. Plane was changed to a smaller model with no entertainment system.

CBR
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew, great seats, beautiful flight.

Fri., 5 Jun.
CBR
Canberra
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 10m
Mon., 8 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CBR
Canberra
1h 05m
Trip: 4 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MQL
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: Very punctual and well managed

Cons: Not the best landing and could've moved people from allocated seats to make flight more spacious

PER
BNE
Okay 4.3

Pros: Always great crew but the 737-800 is too cramped for east-west flights and hardly any leg room.

Cons: Larger less cramped jet. Toilets at rear and everytime someone tried to move around a guy standing in aisle next to me talking to another passenger i got hit. After about the 3rd time i almost landed in the back of the seat infront of me. I had words and he moved. Couldnt put seat back as not enough room. Got off jet with neck cramped...got on jet via rear door after walk and wait about 10 minutes on hot tarnac with sun belting into back of the unfortunate rear seaters...hostess apologised but i felt sorry for any older/ sick people. We were cooking on a hot plate like prawns !!!

NAN
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight delayed by 45 min Lost my checked bag

SYD
MCY
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was good, seat was tight.

Cons: Was sitting next to a drunk guy, but was Ok, he slept most of the way. Police and paramedics met him at arrival. Caused some delays. Not Virgin's fault.

MEL
HBA
Good 7.2

Cons: It's a short 50 min flight, can't ask for anything more.

Fri., 22 May
CBR
Canberra
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
1h 10m
Mon., 25 May
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
CBR
Canberra
1h 05m
Trip: 4 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
CNS
Good 7.6

Pros: Movies good Boarding and luggage retrieval good

Cons: Arrived an hour late Was another passengers fault tho but annoying

PER
HBA
Good 6.6

Pros: Business class seats require improvement

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was nice. Seats were ok. Paid for extra leg room but was not helpful. Wanted to upgrade to business class but they were not ready to negotiate. They had empty seats but wanted fill price. Their loss..

Cons: Better food choice. Sets more comfortable. Offer better price for upgrades.

SYD
BNE
Okay 4.3

Pros: Kind cabin crews

Cons: Be punctual

SYD
BNE
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Exit row seating.

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