Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Virgin Australia, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Melbourne to Adelaide. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines, LATAM Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Melbourne to Adelaide.
The average direct flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 641 km.
There are 493 (direct) flights between Melbourne and Adelaide per week, averaging 70 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Rex ($42) and Jetstar ($59), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Rex ($87) and Jetstar ($98).
Etihad Airways (12 times daily), Virgin Australia (11 times daily), Singapore Airlines (11 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Melbourne to Adelaide, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Adelaide back to Melbourne , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Adelaide, also known as Adelaide Airport.
You have a few modes of transport available at Adelaide Airport to get to the city centre, for example, a fast JetExpress Bus that stops at a number of popular destinations across the city and gets to the centre within 20 minutes or City Shuttle Bus, which provides a door to door service for $10 one way. You can also choose to use the GoGet car sharing service, which you can arrange before your flight from Melbourne to Adelaide.
Yes, you can connect to the internet in all areas and terminals of the Melbourne Airport. It is possible to choose free connection or pay for a premium service that comes with more speed. Passengers at Terminal 1 can also use free Wi-Fi offered by Qantas Airlines.
There is one hotel within a short walk of the terminal buildings at Adelaide Airport, The Atura Hotel, which is a great solution for travellers in transit. There are also a few hotels near the airport that offer an airport shuttle service for additional fees, for example Lockleys Hotel, Aviators Lodge and Adelaide Shores Resort.
To entertain kids during your time at Adelaide Airport, you can take them to the Little Fliers play area on the second floor of the airport building, where they can run, climb and play with other kids. There are also some stores with accessories for kids and colouring books.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "On time. Very efficient staff. More of this please!"
Cons: "Not a lot!"
Pros: "Great crew & nice meals."
Cons: "The touchscreen menu icons does not seem to be working as you have to keep tapping the function tabs so many times. This is wasting a lot of time."
Pros: "Everything, I was upgraded to the upper cabin, crews are wonderfully friendly and warm."
Cons: "First aid kit, in case of sudden nose bleed caused by dry air. Other than that, perfect!"
Pros: "Everything was fine, a bit late taking off but the time was made up"
Pros: "The departure was on time and arrival before time. The comfortable headphone The menu with possibility choose a dish before hand."
Cons: "Passport control in San Francisco took a very long time."
Pros: "It's a pleasant experience"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Leg room was just ok."
Pros: "Quality of interior"
Pros: "Excellent customer service !! Great crew down the back !!! (Except they didn’t want to take my banana peel when collecting rubbish?). Will have to carry off plane which is annoying ?!?"
Cons: "Entertainment system not working for our row of seats"
Pros: "WiFi on board"
Cons: "Still don't like greasy toasties for breakfast but better than butcher muesli"
Cons: "Food was awful."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Delayed by an hour. Gate change to a gate too small to accommodate people. Food was pretty ordinary. Seats very cramped."
Pros: "Overall feel of the flight. The focus in safety"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 3.5 hours. Limited selection of movied"
Pros: "Personable staff"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours with little info."
Pros: "It got me home in one piece safe and sound, what more can you ask for."
Pros: "Snacks provided were very nice. Flight was shorter than expected."
Cons: "Nothing we didn't like, all was good!"
Cons: "The gate displayed on the boards in the departures area did not match the actual gate (17C). Confused a lot of passengers as the gate displayed was through the international area. Limited seating at the gate."
Pros: "Great flight on the 787 Dreamliner and the crew were fantastic. I wish I could say the same thing for Baggage services. I have a business meeting tomorrow morning and presently they can't even reconcile their own Baggage Receipt number! I expect more when travelling (and paying) for business class."
Cons: "Plane was approx 1 hour late"
Pros: "Crew member Trevor was funny and the perfect host. Good selection of movies."
Cons: "Seats are super uncomfortable and there is no privacy ... worst Business class facilities I’ve ever experienced. Seriously substandard might as well fly economy or better still use a different airline."
Pros: "Crew members were attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The seat was too narrow for keg space. Especially when I had someone who seated in front who's big n he has to bend his seat far behind"
Pros: "New business layout is more comfortable comfortable and private."
Pros: "Really nice hostesses. Professional, friendly, interested in travellers. Very welcome when you're travelling home after a long day."
Cons: "Planes are looking a bit tired."
Pros: "Staff were friendly. Enjoyed getting a meal included in the ticket for everyone."
Cons: "Could be more of a range of movies to watch"
Pros: "Flight was straight forward, left and landed on time"
Cons: "QANTAS cancelled my original 10am flight with a text at 5.20am that morning, this stressed me quite a bit as we were flying to Sydney for a wedding that afternoon"
Cons: "Crew service was disgraceful"
Pros: "Staff and flight was perfect otherwise."
Cons: "Flight delayed out of Melbourne."
Pros: "Individual usb charge port and meal"
Pros: "Looking out the window."
Cons: "Flight changed from an A330 to a B737 perhaps as Resukt if the public holiday"
Cons: "Terrible procedures in Sidney and Los-Angeles with uncertainty, broken schedule , chaos and wasting passengers' time."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Nothing that is unique to Qantas or just flying in general."
Cons: "I was right by the toilets"
Pros: "Landing with strong winds went well."
Cons: "No seat pillows"
Cons: "Late leaving and still pretending it was going to leave sooner than it did. It boarded 15 mins after the published delayed departure time. Staff wouldn't even call to find out when it would really leave. Lounge closed before the flight was called,"
Cons: "All round excellent"
Cons: "can not think of any."
Cons: "Only one channel of audio was playing--made listening to Tubular Bells just plain WRONG..."
Pros: "On time , efficient service"
Pros: "The crew manager worked tirelessly to move rows of passengers to other seats because the entertainment system didn't work for a bank of passengers on the long haul flight."
Cons: "Our entertainment system didn't work and we had to split up to move seats."
Cons: "7hr+ stopover for a trip that takes 4.5hrs to drive. Next time I'll just drive and park at the airport."
Pros: "Seats comfortable and seats good and staff friendly"
Cons: "Nil entertainment if you didn't have an iPad or downloaded the entertainment app which you would expect more in business class."
Pros: "Great check in, comfy plane, with arm rests that go fully up, even when the plane is taking off and landing."
Cons: "The lamb meatballs with couscous was the worst tasting thing I've ever eaten on a plane ever."
Pros: "Good price"
Cons: "Late boarding, small sits"
Pros: "great flight and staff very nice and helpful. Arrived early even better"
Pros: "Arrived on time"
Cons: "Qantas crew occupied other business class seats and were given preference for meals. When the attendant got to me, there was no selection left. flight attendant got my drink order wrong"
Pros: "cabin staff better"
Cons: "toilets appalling"
Pros: "Upgraded to busienss 5 of us together"
Pros: "Great price Service was great Updated on everything from gate change to flight on timen"
Cons: "Didn't book through Kayak on my previous flights"
Pros: "The jumbo-ness of the craft. I felt kind of like being on a cruise ship - which is good! The attendants were terrific."
Cons: "Overhead light kind of spilled over to my neighbor's seat (me being in the outer aisle chair) even after being adjusted as much out as possible. Not a problem if my neighbor had one of those sleep masks..."
Pros: "Movies good Boarding and luggage retrieval good"
Cons: "Arrived an hour late Was another passengers fault tho but annoying"
Pros: "The virgin lounge."
Cons: "Bit more variety."
Pros: "Left and arrived on time. The plane was nice and clean"
Cons: "Nothing. It was all good"
Pros: "Great luggage allowance and best prices."
Cons: "Not Applicable"
Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "better movies"
Cons: "Could not add baggage online"
Pros: "Quick easy painless and on time"
Pros: "Quick and easy service. Very friendly and polite."
Pros: "Seats, entertainment, meals."
Cons: "Late out of the gate. Missed connecting flight."
Cons: "Bag drop area was allowed to be hijacked by a school group that hadn’t checked in already."
Pros: "We arrived in Adelaide"
Cons: "Having to wait in a massive line for an hour to check in our bags after landing in Melbourne from a Virgin Australia international flight - there should be a special counter for guests who are transferring."
Pros: "The lounge and space on the flight"
Cons: "Bizarre that the passenger across the aisle from me had a ticket to Sydney which had been scanned twice by staff, didn't work, they couldn't work out why and let her on anyway after phonecalls from steward. She wasn't too pleased to be in Adelaide with all her luggage supposedly on the Sydney flight (last minute gate change). Security breach and error!"
Cons: "Going Melbourne delayed nearly 1.5hour Back home Brisbane another nearly 1.5hour and gate change a few times Very very bad experience"
Pros: "Virgin are usually one of the most competitive, efficient and pleasant airlines to fly."
Cons: "Plane delayed for over an hour with minimal updates. We finally boarded when we ought to have been arriving. A regular ipdate would have helped managed things at the other end better."
Pros: "they eventually returned it"
Cons: "they lost my bag"
Cons: "they lost our bag on a direct flight, how can they do that? when we got there they only have an agent who told us to contact virgin airlines in melbourne!!!"
Pros: "The staff were lovely."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by two hours, the earphone jack only worked through one side."
Cons: "I usually buy Eco X seats but this time forgot."
Pros: "Everything was great. On time and very nice service Thanks"
Pros: "Good Service"
Pros: "Very quick flight - after all the other hours spent in the air this was most welcome."
Cons: "There was no entertainment."
Pros: "Free drink and snack Courteous service Arrived on time Free registered luggage"
Pros: "Good cup of tea. Good crew."
Cons: "the double biscuit is difficult to eat because it is too thick. It is quite tasty. However something savoury would be better e.g. cheese and jatz."
Cons: "Flight cancelled, then booked by Virgin without consultation, onto a flight via Sydney that would take 6 1/2 hrs to get there, had to request another flight but still lost most of the day of my holiday, plus left with many phone calls re change of rental car, arrival , parking bookings, and no compensation and then stress when I got to the airport and was told that despite being "booked " on the much later flight, now I might not actually have a seat. I had to wait while attendant at counter tried to find seats and only watch as they were taken by someone else several times. So unnecessarily stressful and misleading. Lost my original seats, had to sit separate from my companion, and no real concern by Virgin about their impact on customers' plans. Last time I flew, the plane was cancelled, and we had to wait hours for another one in the terminal, so I missed the body corporate meeting that was the ONLY reason I was flying to Brisbane, paying for overnight accommodation and car rental and flight and I MISSED it. Huge cost for NOTHING, as despite driving straight to the meeting, it was just finishing. Whilst at the airport trying to fly home, I heard another Virgin flight cancelled , again due to "unscheduled maintenance". Seems that maintenance and mechanical problems are common and way more common than they should be. So that is a big worry!"
Pros: "Breakfast mushrooms were good."
Cons: "No butter for breakfast roll."
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "All went well, smooth flight, more or less on time"
Cons: "Over priced food, in- flight entertainment, through an app had a poor selection of programs - seats feel more cramped than other airlines- lucky it was only a 1 hr flight..."
Pros: "Every employee I've met has made my trip seamless and delightful. Your employees are very professional. Wish you were in the US!!"
Pros: "Boarding was good"
Cons: "Breakfast was a muesli bar but only half the size. Over all it felt like a budget airline. i will not spend extra money to fly Virgin Airlines again."
Cons: "Received a chewy muesli bar Aussie bikkies wd have been much nicer Thank you"
Pros: "everything was great, more movie options would be better"
Cons: "Waiting time on transfer Staff attitude"
Cons: "The time"
Pros: "Usually i fly Qantas... however since this trip ihave been very impressed with Virgin's services. In particular - quick & streamlined boarding, very comfortable and new seating, complementary snacks & drinks (with gluten free snacks!), and friendly professional staff :)"
Cons: "Difficulty hearing the pilot over the speaker system during the flight"
Pros: "Liked that they boarded from front and back"
Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"
Pros: "everything was great"
Pros: "Flight crew were lovely."
Cons: "Got told to "sit back down and don't worry" when our first flight was delayed, after I asked the lady at the gate that we may miss our connecting flight. She put other customers on different flights to make their connections, but when I approached was denied, and ensured we would make out next flight. Missed the next flight and had to wait another 3.5 hours for the next flight, even after explaining the situation to a gentleman at the customer service desk, he said he could not help us, and gave my partner and i am $8 food voucher while we waited as a 'sorry'. Then on the way home another 30 min delay. horrible first experience flying, Was very disappointed in the customer service & missed my brothers wedding. I should have booked Qantas instead of Virgin."
Cons: "Flight was very bumpy, and the air inside the plane was stuffy. I felt nauseated all the way through from take off to landing"
Cons: "I paid $65 for a seat with extra legroom, 13F, but at the airport found that I had been moved to 8A. Couldn't get my seat back, so spent 25 minutes on the phone to Virgin Australia today getting a refund."
Cons: "The only vegetarian food option contained gelatine, and when I asked for something different, I was told that they 'don't do that'. However, when a couple asked for something different for religious reasons, they were given another meal. I have been a vegetarian for 16 years, but apparently ethics means nothing when compared to religion. Staff were not sympathetic at all, and we went without a meal, after paying a lot of money for the flight, and checking in advance that there would be vegetarian food. Gelatine is not vegetarian."
Pros: "The awesome app"
Pros: "It didnt happen so not much"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and didnt tell me. The only reason i knew is Tripcase sent me a notification"
Cons: "You are all ways late"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled the last minute and I called the carrier airlines and they say that nothing can be done and I asked to speak to someone from Kayak and I called a mobile number and had no answer , I will never book again"
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Virgin still doesn't cater for gluten intolerance dietary requirement...it's so easy with a stew, curry, salad etc...anything without pasta or bread..yet they manage to ensure that there's gluten in EVERYTHING, even dishes that shouldn't normally have them...not happy Virgin, take a leaf from Qantas!"
Pros: "Flight and cabin crew were good"
Cons: "Long delays at check in. Having arrived very early, i was horrified at size of queue."
Cons: "Absolutely nothing - well done Jetstar"
Cons: "plane was over an hr late due to tire needing changing. Staff we unapologetic about it."
Pros: "Crew were awesome."
Cons: "Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee"
Cons: "Coffee free"
Pros: "The seating was comfortable"
Pros: "I got home. Eventually."
Cons: "Delayed almost 2hrs with no real explanation"
Cons: "Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback."
Pros: "The crew in the Melbourne airport were amazing! There was confusion with my bags and they sorted it out without any stress!"
Cons: "The seats weren’t very comfortable but it was a very clean plane!"
Pros: "Crew inside was nice"
Cons: "Weighing carry-on... people just took things and put them in pockets or wore them... so i find it useless and a waste of time and people’s satisfaction. Seats were extremely crammed and people behind kept kneeing my lower back."
Pros: "Staff were nice."
Cons: "The check in at Melbourne. It is not straight forward and took more time than using a check n counter. Was not on time and I had to pick up someone when i got ome."
Pros: "Nice seats."
Pros: "not many sitting accommadtion chairs were at gate 47 Melb Airport no reading papers were available"
Cons: "not many seats at gate 47"
Pros: "There is nothing to like about the trip - glad I made it."
Cons: "Baggage handling, treatment and flight crew should all be avoided"
Cons: "Rude service"
Pros: "Smooth flying and arrived 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Late leaving.late arriving.delays after landing"
Pros: "Staff very professional, food is decent"
Pros: "Very little. The seats were reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "You have to pay for EVERYTHING, including entertainment. You may think you have found a great deal, but look at the extras before you purchase. This is the mistake I made. I didn't have a meal because their website was not working for me to pre-order. When I mentioned this to them through chat, they said they have food available for purchase in flight. When I was ready to purchase (the second time they were walking the isles) they said they have no food left and offered me cheese and crackers, to which they then asked me to pay for! So on our 11 hour flight we had 4 crackers and some cheese. Before boarding the plane we were told we were only allowed 1 carry-on and 1 personal item. We left some luggage behind thinking we would not be allowed to take it on our flight. Upon boarding, we saw that the row behind us had large amounts of carry-on forcing our entire row to stow out luggage 4 rows away. I'll never be flying with jet star again."
Pros: "Very bad entertainment food not that good. Check in at Melbourne airport very mess"
Cons: "Everything. Food not good. Entertainment very bad check in at Melbourne airport very bad. The seat of the business class are not comfortable very small not worth the price we pay"
Cons: "I find the whole paying for all the extras a pain and probably won't do it again. Otherwise okay."
Cons: "I didn't check in my bag, didn't bother to weigh it. They weighed it at boarding and it was too heavy (my bad, I probably should have checked) and had to be checked in. My gripe is that they made me pay $60 even though my ticket included a free piece of luggage. Their argument was that I didn't use that facility at check-in and therefore waived the right to that piece of check baggage."
Pros: "Arrived safely, flight quick. Staff friendly"
Cons: "Price so costly for a quick trip for family function"
Cons: "Legroom was really tight"
Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "Staff appear permanently unhappy and like they don't enjoy the job"
Pros: "Good value"
Cons: "Configuration 2 3 2 and seat pitch and reclining"
Cons: "Boarding on tarmac in the rain, no cover over walkway. Smallest and tightest seating in the airline business."
Pros: "Plane was amazing but more room between rows would be so appreciated. We didn't pre-select our meals going to Australia and that was a huge mistake as not much remained to choose from. Won't do that again."
Cons: "The crew brought me the wrong wine and appeared annoyed when I noted this. She never did return with the correct wine which I had already paid for--I had to ask another crew member."
Pros: "I wish all airlines were as professional and prompt."
Pros: "Good entertainment, friendly crew"
Cons: "Not great food for money spent on meal-$24 for 2 oz of chicken and minimal sides; also charged double to get visa to get into Australia in the fi"
Pros: "it got us there"
Cons: "2.5 hrs late an no idea when we were leaving"
Pros: "Their website and web check in is too basic!"
Pros: "Crew polite and competent."
Cons: "Seating cramped and uncomfortable."
Cons: "It was $25 per kilo if I didn't pre add it on my ticket. Meals were for sale only, not complementary, same for entertainment. The plane was comfortable enough and the crew were kind. But the company pinched pennies and over charged at every turn. Don't fly with them!"
Cons: "Flight delayed out of Adelaide. Terminal 4 at Tullamarine is badly designed - drop of/fpick up long way from booking in and gates long way from booking in area. Disembarking on to tarmac in pouring rain unpleasant - no umbrellas"
Pros: "Good cabin crew. Clean modern aircraft."
Cons: "When purchasing ticket through an outside website you are not advised that luggage is a $320 option when purchased at the airport. Use Jetstar website only."
Pros: "Fast check in process, fast boarding"
Pros: "Crew really weighted in carry on luggages"
Cons: "They let me through although mine combined up to 8 Kg"
Pros: "Essentially nothing"
Cons: "Inattentive, rude service. TV which I paid extra for didn't work. Rowdy passengers. Call button response >10 minutes"
Cons: "The Australian Jetstar staff at the airport was rude and unhelpful."
Pros: "Very easy check in process. Helpful staff to help with bag check."
Cons: "Seats were not the most comfortable. Entertain system could have had more stuff. Food just mediocre."
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew, no frills but nice and relaxed."
Cons: "Long walk to the boarding gate in Melbourne, poor design by Melbourne airport having check-in so far from the departure gates without travellators. Could be an issue for people that are less mobile."
Cons: "purchased movies but the audio-visual didnt work. I should expect refund."
Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"
Pros: "Very friendly service. Departed on time"
Cons: "Long, long walk to get to departure gate. No air-bridges."
Pros: "The staff were very good."
Cons: "I booked a seat and did not get the seat l had booked."
Pros: "simple - get from A to B straight"
Cons: "Not clean"
Pros: "Service pleasant"
Cons: "No entertainment and not even simple beverages"
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "Two unruly groups made it loud and frustrating."
Airlines flying from Melbourne to Adelaide 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 Melbourne to Adelaide
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Melbourne to Adelaide
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Melbourne to Adelaide