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DRW - MEL

Cheap Flights from Darwin to Melbourne

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Information for flights to Melbourne from Darwin

Avg. flight duration 4h 12m
Flights arrive in Melbourne & other airports
Flights depart from Darwin
Flight price $469
Distance 3,132 km
Airlines Jetstar, Airnorth

Good to know

Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
18%
expected price increase
Average price:
$544
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$438
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Darwin to Melbourne

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $437 or less.
The cheapest flight from Darwin to Melbourne was found, on average, 63 days before departure.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 41% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to Melbourne from Darwin

How long does a flight from Darwin to Melbourne take?
The average direct flight takes 4h 10m, covering a distance of 3132 km.
How many flights are there between Darwin and Melbourne?
There are 116 (direct) flights between Darwin and Melbourne per week, averaging 14 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Darwin to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($469) and Airnorth ($577)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Darwin and Melbourne?
Qantas Airways (4 times daily), Jetstar (3 times daily), Hong Kong Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Darwin to Melbourne?
For Darwin to Melbourne, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Darwin, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
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When flying out of Darwin you will be using Darwin, often referred to as Darwin Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne & other airports, also known as Melbourne Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Darwin to Melbourne (return)

Airports
Origin
Darwin
$469
only
$469
Destination
Melbourne
$469
only
$469
Wed., 4 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Sun., 8 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 5 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
HNL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, was not booked on flight I "purchased", kayak search redirects to scam website

Cons: Justfly.com is a scam website, don't use them!

CNS
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Aircraft had a device holder. Good idea!

SYD
HNL
Okay 4.0

Cons: At Sydney, 6-7 check-in agents for probably 400+ passengers, nearly an hour wait. Airline model is cheap seats, then charge like hell for everything else. Want seat selection or movies or preassigned seat or uncramped seat? Pay up. Ended up assigned next to toilet on a 10-hr red-eye flight.

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Small walkway and seats.

OOL
CNS
Good 7.6

Pros: Adequate

Cons: In this day and age, i expect to have free entertainment even with a short hall

Mon., 30 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
7h 45m
Thu., 10 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 11 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 3 reviews
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
6.0
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
2.0
Food
2.0
DRW
KNX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Check-in staff excellent, helped me get through a tight schedule.

DRW
DIL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Refused to refund my purchase when I wasn't able to use my ticket

Wed., 18 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Thu., 26 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
ZQN
Good 7.5

Cons: There're unoccupied rows, but still pack passenger together instead of offering the empty seats to couples.

AVV
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: The seat leg room is getting smaller and smaller. You can't put your seat back- you'll crush the person behind! And I'm short!!

ZQN
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Cheaper checked bags

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: cost of going over baggage weight was extremely high

SYD
AVV
Good 6.0

Pros: The touch down landing was PERFECTLY smooth!! Thank you Captain!

Thu., 26 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Sat., 12 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 17 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: The crew was really nice.

Cons: All snacks & drinks cost extra on Jetstar.

HNL
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: The flight is long

DPS
SIN
Good 6.5

Cons: They charge a huge amount for checked baggage. I would’ve flown another airline that included check-in baggage for free.

SYD
MCY
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Time

HBA
ADL
Good 7.6

Cons: Tray table came down almost into my stomach .... why can’t you push them back towards the rear of the seat ???

Thu., 26 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Mon., 14 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
10h 40m
Trip: 19 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
WLG
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: No drama.

BNE
SYD
Okay 4.0

Cons: Why are their flights always delayed?

MEL
OOL
Good 6.0

Cons: Boarding routine Space available

HKT
MEL
Okay 5.6

Cons: Ridiculous delays to our flight with no explanation. They initially advised us of a 6 hour delay then on arrival at the airport the board says there is a further 2 hours delay. So I’m stuck at the airport between 2:30am till 6:00am with a useless meal voucher from them because nothing is open. :(

AVV
SYD
Good 6.5

Cons: Our departure was 30 minutes late.

Thu., 26 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Thu., 10 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 15 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Predatory baggage fees at the gate, not a good option for travelers.

CNS
DRW
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Be sure to book your luggage in advance to avoid high fees.

OOL
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: It was 1 hr delayed then when boarded there was some technical fault and we were left boarded with door open for about an hour. There was no offer of water or any drink. Seats I didn’t find comfortable. The cabin had significant rattle. Overall a very poor experience in today’s day and age.

ADL
HBA
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew

Cons: I cannot believe that when I put the table down I could not move & at 80 kg I was by no means the biggest person on that plane!!!!!

LST
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew were ok , but all looked like they had had a long day. Functional but not outstanding.

Cons: Late departing

Fri., 27 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Sun., 13 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 17 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight crew was awesome. The aircraft was beautiful.

HBA
ADL
Good 7.6

Cons: Tray table came down almost into my stomach .... why can’t you push them back towards the rear of the seat ???

AKL
CHC
Good 6.0

Pros: Comfotable flight, Good landing.

Cons: Though one of the stewardess' was professional she was a little impersonal. That statement is a little harsh as she was very young. I am sure as she gains experience she will become great at what she does. Maybe a big smile would help when she addresses passages.

SYD
MCY
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Time

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Small walkway and seats.

Sat., 28 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Sat., 12 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 15 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
DPS
SIN
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: being on time

SGN
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Good coffee

Cons: A better selection of movies

CNS
DRW
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Be sure to book your luggage in advance to avoid high fees.

WLG
AKL
Good 7.6

Pros: I got the bulkhead seat, so legroom was superb. The inflight dinner was also good (vegetarian gnocchi).

DPS
SIN
Good 6.5

Cons: They charge a huge amount for checked baggage. I would’ve flown another airline that included check-in baggage for free.

Fri., 27 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Fri., 11 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
7h 50m
Trip: 15 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
BNE
SYD
Okay 4.0

Cons: Why are their flights always delayed?

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Small walkway and seats.

BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: nothing

Cons: getting out on time, complimentary food.

BNE
SYD
Okay 4.3

Pros: Crew were polite

Cons: Smelled like piss

PER
DPS
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Not having someone farting the whole time in the plane.

Sat., 28 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Fri., 11 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
7h 50m
Trip: 14 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Predatory baggage fees at the gate, not a good option for travelers.

SYD
CNS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: cost of going over baggage weight was extremely high

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was fantastic. The airplane was perfectly clean and new.

Cons: There’s no entreterniment neither food or beverages.

HKT
MEL
Okay 5.6

Cons: Ridiculous delays to our flight with no explanation. They initially advised us of a 6 hour delay then on arrival at the airport the board says there is a further 2 hours delay. So I’m stuck at the airport between 2:30am till 6:00am with a useless meal voucher from them because nothing is open. :(

SYD
MCY
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Time

Mon., 30 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Sun., 13 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 14 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
AVV
Good 6.0

Pros: Nice crew inside the plane

Cons: It is outrageous the price for overweight cabin that was not even 10kg. Not food or entertainment included in ticket price. Even if it's a short flight, at least water to keep passengers hydrated should provide. Really uncomfortable with this situation.

WLG
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: No drama.

MEL
ZQN
Good 7.5

Cons: There're unoccupied rows, but still pack passenger together instead of offering the empty seats to couples.

AKL
ZQN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was fantastic. The airplane was perfectly clean and new.

Cons: There’s no entreterniment neither food or beverages.

OOL
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: It was 1 hr delayed then when boarded there was some technical fault and we were left boarded with door open for about an hour. There was no offer of water or any drink. Seats I didn’t find comfortable. The cabin had significant rattle. Overall a very poor experience in today’s day and age.

Fri., 27 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Thu., 10 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 14 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
AKL
Okay 5.2

Cons: Check and bag drop. Four people stood at the desks waiting til The exact min two hours before to drop bags. Time came they ignored everyone and they finally started. They were not that kind. They could take some lessons from NZ air.

TSV
SYD
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight was delayed. Got no messages from anyone

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: All good. Got a great seat with leg room so can't complain. Many thanks

DPS
SIN
Good 6.5

Cons: They charge a huge amount for checked baggage. I would’ve flown another airline that included check-in baggage for free.

BNE
SYD
Okay 4.0

Cons: Why are their flights always delayed?

Sat., 28 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Thu., 10 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 13 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Small walkway and seats.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: All were very good.

SYD
MCY
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Time

TSV
SYD
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight was delayed. Got no messages from anyone

NTL
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Not much. 1hr 5min flight was 1 hr 10 min late. The cabin crew seemed disinterested.

Cons: The crew was poor. One chewing gum, another picking her hair/head throughout the flight like she has nits. The third lolling around and chatting/gossiping to the others. This is a short flight. The least they could have done was behave professionally.

Mon., 30 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
4h 10m
Fri., 11 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
7h 50m
Trip: 12 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
OOL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Seat was uncomfortable, crew was lovely

Cons: Tired seats should be updated.

ZQN
SYD
Good 6.3

Pros: The crew members were very nice and easy going.

Cons: The flight took off 25 minutes late. The boarding started later than it should have and took way too long. The airport was understaffed from the security point to the boarding point. That was surprising how in smooth both of those processes were based on seamless experiences at the same airport

BNE
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: No complaints at all.

DRW
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Good crew

Cons: Cheaper add booked luggage costs.

WLG
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: No drama.

Tue., 1 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
12h 55m
Mon., 14 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
10h 40m
Trip: 14 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
HBA
ADL
Good 7.6

Cons: Tray table came down almost into my stomach .... why can’t you push them back towards the rear of the seat ???

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The flight crew was awesome. The aircraft was beautiful.

NTL
MEL
Okay 4.0

Pros: Not much. 1hr 5min flight was 1 hr 10 min late. The cabin crew seemed disinterested.

Cons: The crew was poor. One chewing gum, another picking her hair/head throughout the flight like she has nits. The third lolling around and chatting/gossiping to the others. This is a short flight. The least they could have done was behave professionally.

HKT
MEL
Okay 5.6

Cons: Ridiculous delays to our flight with no explanation. They initially advised us of a 6 hour delay then on arrival at the airport the board says there is a further 2 hours delay. So I’m stuck at the airport between 2:30am till 6:00am with a useless meal voucher from them because nothing is open. :(

AKL
WLG
Good 7.0

Pros: I always worry about Jetstar, bad experiences in the past. Just glad me and my luggage got to where we were meant to be!

Tue., 1 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
12h 15m
Thu., 10 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 10 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
BNE
PPP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I wish the land staff can be not so discriminative and please stop personal threaten against customers. Their bag drop leader Racheal is the most horrible person I have ever met in my life. Because of this horrified experience, I would never take Jetstar again.

SYD
MCY
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Time

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Predatory baggage fees at the gate, not a good option for travelers.

HNL
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: The flight is long

AVV
SYD
Good 7.0

Cons: The seat leg room is getting smaller and smaller. You can't put your seat back- you'll crush the person behind! And I'm short!!

Wed., 2 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
11h 50m
Sun., 13 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
4h 15m
Trip: 12 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MCY
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Price

Cons: Time

MEL
OOL
Good 6.0

Cons: Boarding routine Space available

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: All good. Got a great seat with leg room so can't complain. Many thanks

DRW
MEL
Okay 4.6

Pros: Quick boarding and takeoff and arrival

Cons: Seats are very uncomfortable and it's a very bad time to have to fly

SGN
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Good coffee

Cons: A better selection of movies

Wed., 2 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
11h 50m
Thu., 10 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
DRW
Darwin
8h 40m
Trip: 9 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SGN
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Good coffee

Cons: A better selection of movies

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Pros: Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival.

Cons: It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments.

SYD
AVV
Good 6.0

Pros: The touch down landing was PERFECTLY smooth!! Thank you Captain!

SGN
SYD
Okay 4.0

Pros: No intermediate stop

Cons: Economy seats very uncomfortable, very noisy toilette

BKK
MEL
Good 7.2

Pros: The boarding

Cons: I would like have a blanket and also one free coffee

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