The cheapest times to fly from ADL to MEL are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the weeks of February 26th and March 5th)
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • July 30th to September 16th
  • October 15th to December 9th (except the week of October 22nd)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ADL to MEL is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $171 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $69 for Wednesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from Adelaide (ADL) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $74 to $143 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $74. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $153. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $79 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $97 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ADL to MEL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ADL to MEL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ADL to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ADL to MEL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Adelaide. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $24 (21%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $92. Return trip prices are from the MEL to ADL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ADL to MEL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 42 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from ADL to MEL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Avalon Airport (AVV) in Avalon

  • 33 miles (53 km) away from MEL
  • Usually 12.89% less expensive than MEL
  • Nonstop flights available

See ADL to AVV flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ADL to MEL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air China, Air New Zealand, Alliance Airlines, American, Bangkok Airways, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Hainan, Jetstar, LATAM, Qantas, Rex, Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Melbourne International Airport to Adelaide International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 399 miles or 642 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ADL to MEL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ADL to MEL flight is about 1 hour 42 minutes.

How many flights go between Adelaide and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from ADL to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ADL
Origination airport name Adelaide International Airport
City Adelaide
Country Australia
Latitude -34.9
Longitude 138.5

Return Airport

Destination code MEL
Destination airport name Melbourne International Airport
City Melbourne
Country Australia
Latitude -37.7
Longitude 144.8


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