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Information for flights to Melbourne from Townsville

Avg. flight duration 3h 02m
Flights arrive in Melbourne & other airports
Flights depart from Townsville
Flight price $285
Distance 2,056 km
Airlines Jetstar

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Low season:
April
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
September
Most popular time to fly
15%
expected price increase
Average price:
$281
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$270
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Townsville to Melbourne

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $269 or less.
The cheapest flight from Townsville to Melbourne was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
Book at least 6 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be August, September and October. The cheapest month to fly is April.
Morning departure is around 20% cheaper 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 Townsville

How long does a flight from Townsville to Melbourne take?
The average direct flight takes 3h 05m, covering a distance of 2055 km.
How many flights are there between Townsville and Melbourne?
There are 26 (direct) flights between Townsville and Melbourne per week, averaging 4 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Townsville to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($285)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Townsville and Melbourne?
Qantas Airways (1 times daily), Jetstar (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Townsville to Melbourne?
For Townsville to Melbourne, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Townsville, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Townsville to Melbourne?
When flying out of Townsville you will be using Townsville, often referred to as Townsville Airport. You will be landing at Melbourne & other airports, also known as Melbourne Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Townsville
$285
only
$285
Destination
Melbourne
$285
only
$285
Thu., 16 May
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Sun., 19 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 4 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
CHC
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I should have been informed that I would not be allowed into the country without a return flight booked. Also it should have been more clear that I would have been charged nearly as much for my luggage as I paid for my flight. Not happy at all with buying through this app

SIN
MEL
Poor 0.0

Pros: That they found us a new flight

Cons: They cancelled our flight

SYD
CNS
OK 5.5

Pros: Crew wasn’t that polite.

Cons: Anything extra

HBA
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Nothing and won't travel with them again.

Cons: On timeliness!

BKK
MEL
OK 5.0

Pros: Nothing it’s budget for a reason. Not comfortable just anfl flight. You even pay for a blanket if your cold!

Cons: I was unwell had paid for a seat and requested if not a full flight to be moved so not sitting next to someone. Staff declined said it was full flight and rolled eyes. Asked on flight. Got told I could try to love after take off to a spare row 4 rows back.

Wed., 31 Jul.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Thu., 15 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 16 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.5

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Jetstar is just an airline that charges for everything. No customer service or personality. The carry-on bag rules apparently are not the same for everyone. Several people had multiple bags well exceeding 7kg. Of course the rest of us had to pay the bag fees. Just a company of crooks.

MCY
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Ease of boarding and disembarking.

Cons: Seat pitch awful. No leg room for me. I'm 6ft 1inch talk so not that big. Ok for a short flight but no longer.

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
HNL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delays made me miss my connecting flight and have to buy a new one, jet star provided no compensation

MEL
DPS
Good 7.6

Pros: Comfy

Cons: Need free movies

Fri., 10 May
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Fri., 24 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 15 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
AKL
Excellent 8.5

Pros: quick boarding process using both front and rear doors

Cons: check-in was stressful, baggage check didn’t start until 45 minutes before take-off

WLG
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: I didn’t book a seatbelt beforehand so when I checked in and was assigned the front row, which is an emergency exit row, I was very pleased because it meant I could board early and had extra legroom. The check in agent was also very patient with me while I tried to sort out my bags

HNL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The service was terrible and the charging of luggage by weight is ridiculous. I really don’t look forward to flying home on this airline and will not be flying with them any more.

CHC
AKL
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Check in people were great. Staff very cheerful thanks.

HNL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Price

Cons: Not much

Thu., 9 May
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Sun., 12 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 4 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
MEL
BKK
Good 6.0

Cons: Coffee free

HNL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Price

Cons: Not much

MEL
ADL
Good 6.0

Pros: I got home. Eventually.

Cons: Delayed almost 2hrs with no real explanation

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I should have been informed that I would not be allowed into the country without a return flight booked. Also it should have been more clear that I would have been charged nearly as much for my luggage as I paid for my flight. Not happy at all with buying through this app

AKL
CHC
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Efficient processes all round - check-in, boarding, disembarking, baggage collection, etc.

Cons: Nothing

Thu., 22 Aug.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Fri., 23 Aug.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 2 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
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

AKL
OOL
Good 7.3

Cons: Could have left on time 2 hours late leaveing NZ

AVV
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Security was super fast. Boarding was straight forward.

Cons: Jetstar baggage policy is, as most know, annoying. 7 kg limit on carry on bags or else you have to pay for extra “weight allowance.” Quite annoying since I can’t very well weigh my bag at home and it really changes nothing. You still bring the bag on the pla e. You just have to pay extra

HNL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Price

Cons: Not much

SYD
ADL
Good 6.5

Cons: Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback.

Thu., 20 Jun.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Sun., 23 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 4 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
ADL
Good 6.5

Cons: Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback.

SIN
MEL
Poor 0.0

Pros: That they found us a new flight

Cons: They cancelled our flight

ADL
MEL
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew is beautifull

Cons: The time schedule

MEL
DPS
Good 7.6

Pros: Comfy

Cons: Need free movies

DPS
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Good service from the staff

Cons: Boarding was delayed by an hour

Mon., 16 Sep.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Mon., 23 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 8 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
AVV
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable.

MEL
CHC
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I should have been informed that I would not be allowed into the country without a return flight booked. Also it should have been more clear that I would have been charged nearly as much for my luggage as I paid for my flight. Not happy at all with buying through this app

MCY
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Ease of boarding and disembarking.

Cons: Seat pitch awful. No leg room for me. I'm 6ft 1inch talk so not that big. Ok for a short flight but no longer.

OOL
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: The crew heard this person carrying on and did nothing

Cons: Another passenger was rude and disrespectful to personal space in my seating

MEL
DPS
OK 4.0

Pros: Good seat

Cons: Delayed 2 hours

Mon., 29 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Fri., 3 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 5 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SIN
MEL
Poor 0.0

Pros: That they found us a new flight

Cons: They cancelled our flight

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew were really nice

Cons: Was a dylay but not too long

AVV
SYD
Good 7.5

Pros: Security was super fast. Boarding was straight forward.

Cons: Jetstar baggage policy is, as most know, annoying. 7 kg limit on carry on bags or else you have to pay for extra “weight allowance.” Quite annoying since I can’t very well weigh my bag at home and it really changes nothing. You still bring the bag on the pla e. You just have to pay extra

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient.

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

Sun., 15 Sep.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Sun., 22 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 8 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
HNL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The service was terrible and the charging of luggage by weight is ridiculous. I really don’t look forward to flying home on this airline and will not be flying with them any more.

AVV
ADL
Good 6.3

Pros: yes it was

Cons: Music!!

SYD
BNE
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: TERRIBLE service. I hate this airline. Dreading the flight back home on this ridiculous airline.

AKL
CHC
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Efficient processes all round - check-in, boarding, disembarking, baggage collection, etc.

Cons: Nothing

TSV
MEL
OK 4.3

Cons: Bait and Switch. They offer low prices online and charge you for everything possible after that, including $50 for my bag that was small enough to carry on but they said weighed slightly too much.

Mon., 22 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Mon., 29 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
3h 00m
Trip: 8 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
HBA
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was very good and did an outstanding job accommodating the passengers. Thank you.

Cons: I really think everything was great and Jetstar is very well organized. You can teach the US carriers how to efficiently run an airline service. Thank you for taking pride and responsibility for running a well organized airline.

MEL
HNL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew was nice. However, I waited forever for water. Zero drinks were complimentary. Only 2 tiny cups of water for an 11 hour flight.

Cons: Everything. Boarding was awful checking my bag was terrible. Rude lady at the counter.

HNL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Price

Cons: Not much

MEL
DPS
OK 4.0

Pros: Good seat

Cons: Delayed 2 hours

MEL
DPS
Good 7.6

Pros: Comfy

Cons: Need free movies

Wed., 24 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
3h 05m
Sun., 28 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
TSV
Townsville
17h 50m
Trip: 5 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 5 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
AKL
OOL
Good 7.3

Cons: Could have left on time 2 hours late leaveing NZ

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We missed our international connection after being forced to check a bag.

DPS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I informed I wouldn’t be taking the return flight and asked for a refund/voucher or anything.they said no refund; nothing.even had to pay more to put baggage on the flight out.Flight Got canceled 10pm night before, the best they could offer me was a flight two days later. Suddenly full refund availa

SYD
CHC
OK 4.4

Cons: It could have not been 2.5hrs delayed

SYD
CNS
Mediocre 2.5

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Jetstar is just an airline that charges for everything. No customer service or personality. The carry-on bag rules apparently are not the same for everyone. Several people had multiple bags well exceeding 7kg. Of course the rest of us had to pay the bag fees. Just a company of crooks.

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