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Low season

MayBest time to beat the crowds (16% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (26% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$411(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$341or less

Good deal one-way

$190or less

When to book flights from Melbourne to Perth

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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 $190 or less one-way and $341 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Perth was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 14% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Direct flights from Melbourne to Perth fly into Perth Airport on a daily basis. There are four main carriers on this route – the national carrier, Qantas, Virgin Australia, and the low-cost airlines Tiger Airways Australia and Jetstar. Qantas flies into T4 at Perth Airport, Jetstar lands at T3 while the other airlines land at T2.
  • For travellers on Qantas flights from Melbourne to Perth who want to have something to eat before boarding, there are a number of restaurants and coffee shops in T1 at Melbourne Airport. For morning flights, you can visit Gloria Jean’s or Gian Carlo for coffee, or if you are flying later on, try Pasta Pomodoro, Oporto or Billie Chu’s – all providing menus with international flavours.
  • If you are travelling to Perth to explore Western Australia and need to hire a car, look no further than the car hire operators located near the baggage claim areas of each terminal at Perth Airport. Book your car in advance with no cancellation or booking fee and collect the keys upon presentation of your credit card when you arrive. Avis, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty are among the car hire companies located at the airport.
  • For travellers with babies on flights from Melbourne to Perth you will be happy to know that Melbourne Airport has parenting rooms located throughout the terminals. These facilities allow parents to tend to their baby’s needs in peace, away from the noise of the terminal, before boarding a flight. The rooms have baby change facilities and some of them have a feeding chair, so you can feed your baby in comfort.
  • If your time in Perth is limited and you want to explore without carrying your luggage, there are baggage storage facilities in all terminals at Perth Airport. The costs vary depending on luggage locker size and range between AUD12 for 24 hours for the smallest to AUD16 for 24 hours for the largest locker size.
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Virgin Australia
Overall score based on 3,537 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Movies good Boarding and luggage retrieval good"
Cons: "Arrived an hour late Was another passengers fault tho but annoying"

Cons: "Flight was late and Sydney departures chaotic AND CROWDED"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Always on time, good range of movies/shows and free wifi"
Cons: "Long wait at the airport checkin, seat was so uncomfortable and paid drinks (including soft drink) after the first meal service... so odd!"

Pros: "Virgin Australia is the best! From the boarding crew to in flight service, everything was above and beyond."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."

Cons: "Plane arrived late Seats I reserved were not honored Asked to move before takeoff and was told no and then someone else just took the seat"

Pros: "Left and arrived on time. The plane was nice and clean"
Cons: "Nothing. It was all good"

Pros: "Full plane with no room, no red wine, no room for hand luggage."
Cons: "Better plane"

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: "Entertainment, complimentary meal and beverages given the time"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi like other domestic flights"

Pros: "Quick easy painless and on time"

Pros: "Took off on time. Landed in time. Crew great"
Cons: "Food was really bad. Couldn't take a second bite. Avoid the beef stir fry."

Pros: "Movie selection was good. Complimentary wine was excellent and plentiful."
Cons: "Seat room was cramped."

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Little interruption from pilot"
Cons: "Simon and His team were wooden and lazy."

Pros: "Seats were big enough and the entertainment was good"
Cons: "We had to wait an extra hour (after already waiting 6 hours because our original connecting flight couldn’t wait 5 minutes) because 2 people couldn’t sit in their assigned seats. They then got kicked off the plane which Is fine, but why should we have to wait while their bags are found. They broke the rules, they should have to pick their bag up when they get to Perth. Not inconvenience thousands of people!"

Pros: "Staff were polite"
Cons: "No entertainment if you didn’t have their app installed. Food was average. No room near our seats for our bags in the overhead bins because crew & other passengers further down the plane had already used them. Had to wait outside in the cold to board. One of my bags was broken on this leg! Tight seating! Not impressed."

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: "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."

Pros: "A+"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Half hour delay"

Pros: "Plane"
Cons: "Delays"

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 employee I've met has made my trip seamless and delightful. Your employees are very professional. Wish you were in the US!!"

Pros: "everything was great, more movie options would be better"

Cons: "Waiting time on transfer Staff attitude"

Pros: "Flight was on time and service was excellent."
Cons: "No entertainment on board."

Pros: "Liked that they boarded from front and back"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing I arrived an hour and half early for my flight line was out the door , I waited just over a hour in line flight was delayed so 23 of us missed our connecting flight ,,, the staff were sarcastic and uppity do we had a 6 hour stopped over ,, staff could have handle the situations better by not lying ,,,,,, I have never complained about a air flight before but I did on this occasion ,,,, definitely will avoid Virgin flights in future and everything on Virgin flights cost money it's ridiculous that people have to go through their bags for money ,,,, just included it all from the start like want. Qantas will Be my future airline"

Pros: "Efficiency at the check-in and the excellent service by the crew on board."

Cons: "Very old 737. No in-flight entertainment if you didn't have a tablet."

Cons: "After boarding twice, the flight was canceled. We were rebooked on a small charter flight that took 6 hours and a stop to get us to Perth. We arrived 7 hours later than anticipated."

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"

Cons: "You are all ways late"

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: "Pleasant crew."
Cons: "Appalling that in this day and age, Virgin does not cater for gluten intolerance. It's not hard to have meals without wheat, yet there's never a gluten free option even when there are non-Pasta based dishes such as curries and stir-fries. Gluten intolerance is so common these days so it's unbelievable that Virgin doesn't try to ensure at least one of the dishes doesn't have wheat/gluten. A 5 hour trip to/from Perth to Brisbane is a very long time to have no savoury meals. I never thought I'd say this, being a loyal Virgin flyer; Qantas is looking more appealing as they cater for GF meals Alim domestic flight and have started to improve their customer service."

Pros: "Flight and cabin crew were good"
Cons: "Long delays at check in. Having arrived very early, i was horrified at size of queue."

Pros: "On time. Courteous employees."

Pros: "personal treatment and friendly cabin staff"

Cons: "Horrible, rude, terrible customer service. Charged me $460 to edit my name on the flight booking even though all they had to do was type 8 letters on a keyboard. Price gouging at its best. Qantas would not have done that"

Pros: "Lucky it's only a two hour flight. You're sitting during the day so it doesn't matter if seat doesn't go down. Smooth flight though."
Cons: "It's cramped and when you have a window seat with two bulky guys sitting next to you forget the pipe dream of getting up to stretch your legs or even resting your arm on the arm rest."

Pros: "There was only about a dozen people on flight so there was no waiting for food."
Cons: "On the way up to Karratha I was cold on the flight and asked an attendant for a rug. I was told there were no rugs on that plane - was a bit uncomfortable feeling cold."

Cons: "Absolutely nothing - well done Jetstar"

Pros: "Crew always happy and polite."
Cons: "all travellers were polite this trip, which I’m sure was appreciated by the crew."

Pros: "Crew were awesome."
Cons: "Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee"

Cons: "Service was fast and efficient"

Cons: "Coffee free"

Pros: "The seating was comfortable"

Pros: "Comfy"
Cons: "Need free movies"

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: "The full refund."
Cons: "Jetstar cancelled my New Years Day flight on the evening of New Years Eve “due to crewing requirements.” It was a blessing-in-disguise because it forced me to fly Virgin for the first time. Not only was my last-minute Virgin ticket cheaper than Jetstar, I didn’t have to pay the ridiculous extra baggage fees Jetstar charges, and a meal with alcohol was included in my flight. Virgin all the way!"

Cons: "Flight delayed over an hour then kept waiting another half hour on runway. Couldn't land straight away in Denpasar and had to circle for another 15mins"

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: "We were surprised when we boarded the plane that we were flying with the new dremliner. The boarding was extremely efficient. They provided us with free movie too on board."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything....no food, no entertainment"

Cons: "Rude service"

Pros: "never fly with Jetstar again ripped off with return baggage cost girl at reception seemed to get pleasure at taking 60 dollars from me for another hidden cost"

Pros: "Friendliness of the staff."
Cons: "Lateness of flight"

Pros: "Smooth flying and arrived 30 minutes early."

Pros: "Nil"
Cons: "Late leaving.late arriving.delays after landing"

Pros: "Staff very professional, food is decent"
Cons: "Entertainment"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Awful service, took a booking from Melbourne to Aukland and cancelled 5 hours later. Offered no alternative or option but to leave our trip. Completely destroyed our travels which we saved years to accomplish. Avoid these (JETSTAR) like the plague, unless you want an incompetent airline to wreck your traveling. Words really cannot describe our feelings towards our treatment and lack of any empathy from the airline, who took a booking and then cancelled it in record and and said there is no other flights! Thanks for that - never 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: "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"

Pros: "Nothing"
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: "Crew polite and competent."
Cons: "Seating cramped and uncomfortable."

Pros: "It got me to my destination on time. Web check in for this leg of my flight made things quick. Didn't have checked luggage so that was ok."
Cons: "Jetstar is not a quality airline. Customer service is lacklustre. Cramped space. Plane seemed dirty and the air during takeoff and landed really smelled bad. Food and drinks way overpriced and not good."

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!"

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"
Cons: "Nothing"

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."

Cons: "purchased movies but the audio-visual didnt work. I should expect refund."

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."

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