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Information for flights to Alice Springs from Melbourne & other airports

Avg. flight duration 2h 45m
Flights arrive in Alice Springs
Flights depart from Melbourne & other airports
Flight price $526
Distance 1,859 km
Airlines Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

Good to know

Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
$663
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$631
or less return trip within
3 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Melbourne to Alice Springs

Average price per month
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Alice Springs was found, on average, 67 days before departure.
Book at least 4 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 32% 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 Alice Springs from Melbourne

How long does a flight from Melbourne to Alice Springs take?
An average non-stop flight takes 2h 55m, covering a distance of 1859 km.
How many flights are there between Melbourne and Alice Springs?
There are 100 (non-stop) flights between Melbourne and Alice Springs per week, averaging 13 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Alice Springs?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($526), Qantas Airways ($648) and Multiple Airlines ($659).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne and Alice Springs?
Qantas Airways (3 times daily), Emirates (3 times daily), China Eastern (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs?
For Melbourne to Alice Springs, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Alice Springs back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Melbourne to Alice Springs?
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne & other airports, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Alice Springs, also known as Alice Springs Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$526
only
$526
Destination
Alice Springs
$526
only
$526
Wed., 22 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
7h 15m
Sat., 25 May
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
6h 45m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,091 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We got bumped to quantus flight at the last minute. VA was not helpful is getting us to the new flight.

PQQ
SYD
OK 5.6

Cons: Uncomfortable seating

BNE
CHC
Excellent 9.2

Pros: I’ve been on dozens of flights prior to this one, this is the first flight I’ve really enjoyed. The service was so good that I was smiling in my seat thinking how great this is. The food was delicious! And free! And very high quality. Coconut, pistachios, frittata, muesli, omelette. Amazing!

Cons: Best airline ever! Add movies though, everyone loves staring into lit screens while the world passes by them, quite literally in this case.

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Felt Cheap

Cons: Felt Cheap. Not even an entertainment center and no one on flight could make the app download or work.

SYD
CNS
OK 5.6

Pros: Snack was good

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable and msny headrests would not stay in position making back of neck very uncomfortable. Also. Making passengers board via rear plane door and stairs where ramp to front plane door was used makes it much more difficult for seniors with carry on bag. Should use of front entra

Tue., 23 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
2h 55m
Mon., 29 Apr.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
SYD
OK 5.3

Pros: Food was ok.

Cons: More information about the ongoing delays. Cabin crew seemed aloof.

HKG
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: ENTERTAINMENT. ONE STAFF MEMBER DID HER BEST TO LOOK AFTER ME DUE TO THE TERRIBLE SEATING ISSUES.

Cons: I REQUESTED AND WAS GIVEN A WINDOW EXIT SEAT AS I AM TALL. THE SEAT HAD NO WINDOW AND HAD A HUGE EXIT BARRIER IN FRONT OF ME SO IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. THE STAFF TOLD ME I HAD TO PUT MY SHOES BACK ON BECAUSE I WAS IN AN EXIT ROW. A DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBER SAID IT DIDNT MATTER

SYD
DFW
OK 5.0

Pros: The Sydney lounge is amazing and the entertainment options are excellent.

Cons: Inflexible on making food available at times other than when the crew wanted to feed people, making no extra effort, or even acknowledging emerald status.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I booked emrits but i was boaded on quants

CHC
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew was very good

Cons: Not enough leg room for a 6’2” tall person.

Tue., 14 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
6h 05m
Sun., 26 May
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 15 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
7h 15m
Sat., 25 May
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
6h 45m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,091 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
CHC
Excellent 9.2

Pros: I’ve been on dozens of flights prior to this one, this is the first flight I’ve really enjoyed. The service was so good that I was smiling in my seat thinking how great this is. The food was delicious! And free! And very high quality. Coconut, pistachios, frittata, muesli, omelette. Amazing!

Cons: Best airline ever! Add movies though, everyone loves staring into lit screens while the world passes by them, quite literally in this case.

MEL
CHC
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Could not add baggage online

ADL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack...

BNE
CNS
Good 7.6

Pros: fast boarding

Cons: Better Movies

MEL
CBR
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Virgin app did not authorise my boarding credentials

Fri., 26 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
7h 40m
Mon., 29 Jul.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
10h 45m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,091 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: the crew was very helpful with my dietary

Cons: the seat cushion was so terrible I had to sit on a pillow for the whole flight. The power USB did not work in my seat for the duration of the flight. There was no wifi for the duration of the flight

BNE
MKY
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I'd already been in the air a total of 18 hours so this flight was only 1.5 hours so the finish line was in sight, could hardly wait for it all to be over

Cons: Already be there

OOL
MEL
OK 4.6

Pros: nothing

Cons: vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great luggage allowance and best prices.

Cons: Not Applicable

OOL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Planes are old

Wed., 24 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
2h 55m
Mon., 29 Apr.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Sitting in an front isle seat with leg room and the helpful nice sterward

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I booked emrits but i was boaded on quants

LAX
AKL
Good 6.3

Cons: Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Good food and snacks. Great boarding and off boarding experience. Appreciated the help by Qantas ground crew who helped me with my wheelchair in Sydney.

Cons: Small, uncomfortable economy seating. Crew came by infrequently but were attentive when they came.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew! Cheap flight

Cons: Food okay, flight delayed both ways, seating uncomfortable in economy.

Thu., 16 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
7h 30m
Sun., 26 May
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon., 2 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
7h 15m
Mon., 9 Sep.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
6h 45m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,091 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
AKL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Not that much space.

SYD
LST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: As usual, punctual flight with friendly crew.

PER
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew fantastic Very comfortable

SYD
DPS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was super tasty and we were well looked after with refreshments

Cons: Lost one of our bags on the connecting flight. One of our bags were left at Sydney Airport and didn't get to us until 4 days later. Lucky we had travel insurance.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seats were very comfortable and afforded plenty of leg room. I would recommend Virgin Australia

Wed., 15 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
2h 55m
Sun., 26 May
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
CHC
BNE
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Very smooth, on time boarding. Food quality

Cons: The food is served on a tiny tray that only has room for the hot dish. Other items are piled on top. Recipe for items being dropped, getting crumbs everywhere and generally less comfortable eating experirnce. And stop using plastic cutlery!

HKG
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: ENTERTAINMENT. ONE STAFF MEMBER DID HER BEST TO LOOK AFTER ME DUE TO THE TERRIBLE SEATING ISSUES.

Cons: I REQUESTED AND WAS GIVEN A WINDOW EXIT SEAT AS I AM TALL. THE SEAT HAD NO WINDOW AND HAD A HUGE EXIT BARRIER IN FRONT OF ME SO IT WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. THE STAFF TOLD ME I HAD TO PUT MY SHOES BACK ON BECAUSE I WAS IN AN EXIT ROW. A DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBER SAID IT DIDNT MATTER

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Boarding was quick.

Cons: Flight was not comfortable, when seats are pushed back, there is no leg room left. Entertainment system and contents both were poor. Flight delayed by 4 hours.

PER
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Kind crew

Cons: Food is terrible.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was good.

Cons: Made me run from connecting flight in Sydney.

Thu., 16 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
7h 30m
Sat., 25 May
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
6h 45m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu., 25 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
22h 45m
Mon., 29 Apr.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
8h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,091 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
PER
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Entertainment, complimentary meal and beverages given the time

Cons: No Wi-Fi like other domestic flights

BNE
CHC
Excellent 9.2

Pros: I’ve been on dozens of flights prior to this one, this is the first flight I’ve really enjoyed. The service was so good that I was smiling in my seat thinking how great this is. The food was delicious! And free! And very high quality. Coconut, pistachios, frittata, muesli, omelette. Amazing!

Cons: Best airline ever! Add movies though, everyone loves staring into lit screens while the world passes by them, quite literally in this case.

SYD
LST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: As usual, punctual flight with friendly crew.

BNE
CNS
Good 7.6

Pros: fast boarding

Cons: Better Movies

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We got bumped to quantus flight at the last minute. VA was not helpful is getting us to the new flight.

Fri., 31 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
2h 55m
Sun., 9 Jun.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SIN
BNE
Good 6.6

Cons: The seats were too narrow and uncomfortable

SYD
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Food was surprisingly good and generous. Also nice to have snacks and small soft drinks available in the back at any time. The entertainment system had a good collection of movies.

Cons: Seats should have a USB port for charging devices. Podcast selection was poor on the entertainment system and usually only had one or two episodes. Because podcasts are often free (or can be licensed cheaply) and require little storage, system should have last 20 episodes of the best 100 podcasts.

HBA
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great food, great service!

Cons:

PER
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Kind crew

Cons: Food is terrible.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Lovely crew especially Heidi

Cons: Nothing, all was well

Mon., 3 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
5h 15m
Thu., 6 Jun.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
10h 10m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,091 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep.

MEL
LAX
Good 6.0

Cons: More softer seats More entertainment with closed caption

BNE
CHC
Excellent 9.2

Pros: I’ve been on dozens of flights prior to this one, this is the first flight I’ve really enjoyed. The service was so good that I was smiling in my seat thinking how great this is. The food was delicious! And free! And very high quality. Coconut, pistachios, frittata, muesli, omelette. Amazing!

Cons: Best airline ever! Add movies though, everyone loves staring into lit screens while the world passes by them, quite literally in this case.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: fast boarding

Cons: better movies

SYD
CNS
OK 5.6

Pros: Snack was good

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable and msny headrests would not stay in position making back of neck very uncomfortable. Also. Making passengers board via rear plane door and stairs where ramp to front plane door was used makes it much more difficult for seniors with carry on bag. Should use of front entra

Fri., 2 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
2h 55m
Sun., 11 Aug.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SFO
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing , the seats comfortable abd the food and refreshments very good.

Cons: It would be better if there was a media screen between Sydney and Perth.

CBR
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Movie selection could have been better

SYD
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great experience - love travelling Qantas on International flights

LAX
AKL
Good 6.3

Cons: Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller.

SYD
AKL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I booked emrits but i was boaded on quants

Tue., 9 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
6h 05m
Thu., 11 Apr.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
7h 55m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon., 5 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
2h 55m
Sun., 11 Aug.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
SIN
Good 7.6

Pros: crew was very nice

Cons: entertainment system malfunction needed a long time to reboot

MEL
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: This flight had significantly less turbulence than my flight to Melbourne

Cons: The headphone jack to watch movies was broken so I wasn’t able to watch anything over the 14 hour flight. This was especially frustrating because I had to pay for my seat selection and I assumed all of your seats would be in working order.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Confort

Cons: Meal for children first

AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Sitting in an front isle seat with leg room and the helpful nice sterward

BNE
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: On time and efficient

Cons: More than a biscuit for lunch

Tue., 16 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
8h 15m
Wed., 24 Apr.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
10h 45m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,091 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
PER
OK 5.0

Pros: Free wifi was good and worked more than expected

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable. Streaming entertainment to personal devices no good without charging outlets in seat

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep.

SYD
ZQN
OK 5.3

Cons: Crew asking borderline rude questions, e.g., didn’t you hear...

LAX
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: I loved my seat that I paid extra for, that is until they moved two big men next to me.

Cons: Leave the seating the way it was.

LAX
MEL
Good 7.0

Cons: Boarding was like a fire drill. Seemed unorganized.

Sun., 28 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
6h 45m
Wed., 1 May
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue., 6 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
2h 55m
Sun., 11 Aug.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
2h 35m
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
AKL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Sitting in an front isle seat with leg room and the helpful nice sterward

SIN
BNE
Good 6.6

Cons: The seats were too narrow and uncomfortable

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew! Cheap flight

Cons: Food okay, flight delayed both ways, seating uncomfortable in economy.

DRW
ADL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Smooth boarding. Left on time. Uneventful flight (good). Arrived ahead of time

Cons: Only had overhead video displays, not individual ones in the back of the seat, so no choice of entertainment. No matter, I read a book!

NRT
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: Fast boarding and great entertainment.

Cons: Food was sparse and water hard to come by. The ability of passengers in front to deeply recline their seats made the flight uncomfortable and claustrophobic.

Mon., 15 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
ASP
Alice Springs
22h 45m
Wed., 24 Apr.
ASP
Alice Springs
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
10h 45m
Trip: 10 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,091 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
CNS
OK 5.6

Pros: Snack was good

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable and msny headrests would not stay in position making back of neck very uncomfortable. Also. Making passengers board via rear plane door and stairs where ramp to front plane door was used makes it much more difficult for seniors with carry on bag. Should use of front entra

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Queuing lines could have been more organizered. Using stanchions would have helped organized the process. Also no one could hear the queuing instructions. Otherwise great flight!

BNE
PER
OK 5.0

Pros: Free wifi was good and worked more than expected

Cons: Seats very uncomfortable. Streaming entertainment to personal devices no good without charging outlets in seat

BNE
PER
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew are good and seat is comfortable

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