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How long does a flight from Townsville to Melbourne take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 3h 05m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Townsville to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($253) and Virgin Australia ($438)
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Airports
Origin
Townsville
$253
only
$253
Destination
Melbourne
$253
only
$253
Thu., 4 Jun.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
3h 05m
Sun., 21 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 18 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AKL
OOL
Okay 5.0

Pros: no amazing crew and no warm and fuzzies

Cons: Pre bought meals and wasn't permitted hot chocolate for children. Eventually given and nothing said. On the journey over hot choc offered. Not a big deal. I think you fall down in customer service by not supplying a little like coffee and hot choc and a free snack. Possably will avoid flying Jetstar again. Service is paramount. And no entertainment available because it wasnt a long haul just a short haul though international. Mmmmm no to Jetstar i feel. I own a resort and i know what customer service must feel like.

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was canceled.

CHC
AKL
Okay 4.0

Pros: We arrived safely and on time.

Cons: The pricing seems low when purchasing the ticket, but we were charged $45/bag for our carryon bags that could easily have fit in the overhead bins (and on a separate flight with another airline that is what we did). Seems like a money grab to charge for the carryon if it weighs more than 7g or whatever small amount. Just take that cost into account when booking your flight.

AYQ
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight cancelled because internet went down on site. However, Virgin Australia and Qantas airlines were able to paper book their passengers and fly to destination. Jet star couldn’t do the same. Even though the internet came back up Jetstar couldn’t complete the passenger flight check in. The Airport staff stated the internet was a risk and instead put 200 people on buses and drove us 5 hours across a 42C desert. Somehow driving across the desert was safer. The icing on the cake was the Internet stayed up for the next hour prior to our bus ride and within the flight crews crew day. So, we could all have flown home with the Jetstar flight crew who actually flew back to Sydney. Yes missed the fireworks and expensive hotel stay on New Years Eve. Finally, Jetstar rebooked is on a flight to Adelaide then to Sydney so we wouldn’t arrive until 945pm. I certainly didn’t appreciate my direct 3 hour flight being turned into a 5 hour bus ride then a 7 hour flight. Oh, please tell them thanks for the piece of cheese and two crackers, apple and apple juice for dinner. What could be done better.....eliminate Jetstar from your list of service providers. Brady Palmerino 858-386-3339

DPS
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: I loved the process and crew communication in consideration of the amount of passengers.

Cons: Considering the media coverage of an airborne virus killing people seemingly quickly - I would have expected an airline (travelling from the genesis of the disease) to supply face masks.... the crew and other passengers expressed similar concerns, perhaps a decent consideration.

Wed., 1 Jul.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
3h 05m
Wed., 29 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 29 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
WLG
CHC
Okay 5.0

Cons: Boarding was chaotic. They started boarding from the back, which is fine, but never indicated that the forward seats could board and never checked to make sure people were boarding in the proper groups. Terrible process.

HBA
SYD
Good 6.6

Cons: Food/drinks

HBA
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I had to claim my bag between Jetstar flights and then go through security again to my second leg....I flew from Hobart to Auckland today. So at Melbourne I spent several hours in the process Of going to claim my bag, going through security again and rechecking it. Horror...terrible experience. I will never fly Jetstar again....they do not transfer bags between the flights on their own airlines which I booked under the same ticket.

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Speed

OOL
WLG
Good 6.8

Pros: Love the cheap fares and easy check in

Cons: So cramped! No leg room

Mon., 29 Jun.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
3h 05m
Sat., 11 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 13 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
DPS
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was great - boarding was efficient and on time

Cons: Seats are not comfortable/ergonomic, all movies, tv, games and everything is for purchase - it would be nice to have some free options. Also - no complimentary beverage/snack service.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Pros: Seat 26A had a faulty back support, with protruding metal spring/wire.

Cons: Better maintenance

DPS
ADL
Good 6.0

Pros: Both good

Cons: Entertainment

WLG
CHC
Okay 5.0

Cons: Boarding was chaotic. They started boarding from the back, which is fine, but never indicated that the forward seats could board and never checked to make sure people were boarding in the proper groups. Terrible process.

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Absolutely nothing - well done Jetstar

Tue., 30 Jun.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
3h 05m
Sat., 11 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 12 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
HBA
SYD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Value for money flight.

Cons: Flight running late causing ongoing difficulties later in the evening. Flight crew could have been more aware and in control of rowdy, annoying passengers causing difficulties for others.

HNL
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Having to pay for baggage & food for such a long flight

DPS
ADL
Good 6.0

Pros: Both good

Cons: Entertainment

ZQN
AKL
Okay 4.0

Pros: On time arrival

Cons: Horror ale checking and baggage procedure

SYD
BNE
Good 7.0

Cons: Seating is not spacious. No free snacks or beverages. But the price was right!

Wed., 8 Jul.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
3h 05m
Wed., 22 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 15 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AVV
ADL
Okay 5.0

Cons: plane was over an hr late due to tire needing changing. Staff we unapologetic about it.

MEL
SYD
Good 6.8

Pros: Easy check in

Cons: The seats kinda hard to set on

HBA
SYD
Okay 5.5

Pros: Value for money flight.

Cons: Flight running late causing ongoing difficulties later in the evening. Flight crew could have been more aware and in control of rowdy, annoying passengers causing difficulties for others.

CHC
AKL
Okay 4.0

Pros: We arrived safely and on time.

Cons: The pricing seems low when purchasing the ticket, but we were charged $45/bag for our carryon bags that could easily have fit in the overhead bins (and on a separate flight with another airline that is what we did). Seems like a money grab to charge for the carryon if it weighs more than 7g or whatever small amount. Just take that cost into account when booking your flight.

SYD
MEL
Okay 4.6

Pros: Not much

Cons: Remote stand boarding

Tue., 23 Jun.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
3h 05m
Sat., 4 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 12 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
TSV
MEL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was lovely. Very polite and friendly especially after a quick turnaround and late flights.

Cons: Bring a small pillow or something to comfort your seat a little. Seats aren’t the best, but it’s an airplane

SYD
PER
Okay 4.0

Pros: Just as same as what I expexted as a LCC.

Cons: Flight was delayed and additional baggage charge was non-refundable.

WLG
CHC
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Price was right. On time.

SYD
NAN
Okay 5.0

Pros: Seats okay but would not recline

Cons: Our flight was delayed because of poor rostering due to one of the crew being out of hours and another crew member had to be brought from Brisbane to Sydney to join the flight. Not very professional in my eyes.

SYD
AVV
Good 6.5

Pros: No the crew weren’t amazing & the seats were just okay. The flight was pretty full. The guy driving made two safe landings at Avalon

Cons: Jetstar - c,mon, it’s an airborne bus really.

Mon., 29 Jun.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
3h 05m
Sat., 4 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 6 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
SYD
BNK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Long lines for bag drop

ZQN
WLG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was excellent.

Cons: Nothing. Point A to Point B. Get me there on time and in one piece

AYQ
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Very

Cons: Keep it up

AKL
DUD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Check-in was amazing, kudos to the reception crew

MEL
SYD
Good 6.8

Pros: Easy check in

Cons: The seats kinda hard to set on

Sat., 6 Jun.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
6h 15m
Sat., 20 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
10h 30m
Trip: 15 days
6.4Good Show reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
SYD
MEL
Okay 4.6

Pros: Not much

Cons: Remote stand boarding

DPS
ADL
Good 6.0

Pros: Both good

Cons: Entertainment

BNE
CNS
Okay 4.5

Cons: No leg room.

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Absolutely nothing - well done Jetstar

BNE
MEL
Okay 5.5

Pros: The crew were not particularly friendly. They were somewhat abrupt.

Cons: The crew’s attitude to passengers and manner of communication. The flight was delayed by about 20 to 25 minutes but there were no announcements about it or apologies for the inconvenience.

Sat., 20 Jun.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
5h 25m
Sat., 4 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 15 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,536 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
ADL
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Pretty much all my needs/wants were seen to! Likewise, on the trans-ocean flight leg.

Cons: Some fashion model wishing me happy flying? I really don't know. :)

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Bag drop was a mess in flight was great

AKL
TBU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seat was awesome and crew members were magnificent

HBA
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew member Camilla was very good with infant & mom seated in front of us, giving personal and specific emergency instructions before takeoff

Cons: Typical coach seats but that’s what we paid for

PER
SYD
Good 6.6

Cons: A bigger, more comfortable aircraft

Thu., 2 Jul.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
11h 10m
Thu., 16 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
9h 10m
Trip: 15 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,536 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
DRW
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight went well. The crew was accommodating.

NAN
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight delayed by 45 min Lost my checked bag

AKL
NTL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: comfortable roomy seating, crew were courteous and efficient. Great direct flight to Newcastle - well done Virgin

Cons: perhaps a second offer of tea /coffee after the meal.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: At the check-in counter, Alieta was extremely helpful and went out of her way to assist me with a mistake on my travel visa. The flight attendant crew was superb, attentive, and friendly.

MEL
PER
Okay 5.6

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!

Thu., 14 May
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
5h 50m
Thu., 28 May
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
4h 45m
Trip: 15 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,536 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
AKL
SYD
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was friendly!

Cons: Seats not too comfortable but okay. Crew checking the boarding pass if you are already on board is a nuisance!

BNE
PER
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Everything

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

SYD
BNE
Okay 4.3

Pros: Kind cabin crews

Cons: Be punctual

LAX
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The price and ease of use to buy the tickets were amazing.

Cons: I bought travel insurance to ensure that if anything came up, the trip would be covered. Because of the fire in Australia and my asthma, my doctor recommended I no longer go on the trip. With my doctor's note, we were able to get a full refund on our airBnB rentals, but not on our flights. Turns out the travel insurance doesn't cover natural disasters and pre-existing conditions. It only covered if I got a disease right now and my doctor said I couldn't travel now. When we bought the tickets, the fires weren't drastically destroying much of the country's landscape and the air quality. I was still able to cancel the trip, but I only got $358 back from my $758 travel payment, and it cost me $100 processing fee. I pretty much only got $258 back. I also paid $50 for travel insurance that didn't really cover anything. I don't think I'm ever going to buy travel insurance ever again. It is what it is, and my health is more important than money...but still...

Fri., 24 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
5h 50m
Sun., 10 May
MEL
Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)
TSV
Townsville
20h 15m
Trip: 17 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,536 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
PER
Okay 5.6

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!

MEL
HBA
Good 7.2

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

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Bag drop was a mess in flight was great

SYD
PER
Okay 5.6

Cons: Flight was late and Sydney departures chaotic AND CROWDED

HBA
SYD
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Crew very very slow serving meal.

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