The cheapest times to fly from MEL to DRW are

  • May 7th to June 10th (except the week of May 28th)
  • August 20th to September 2nd
  • October 8th to October 21st
  • November 5th to December 2nd

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 MEL to DRW is late May. Prices can be as high as $456 for Thursday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $215 for Monday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Darwin

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to Darwin (DRW) will usually cost between $230 to $410 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $240. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $421. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $182 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $266 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to DRW flight.

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

MEL to DRW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to DRW flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Melbourne. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Darwin, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Melbourne. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $28 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $265. Return trip prices are from the DRW to MEL 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 MEL to DRW can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air New Zealand, AIRNORTH, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Jetstar, Lufthansa, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, Tigerair, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1946 miles or 3132 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to DRW flight is about 4 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and Darwin?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from MEL to DRW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMEL
Origination airport nameMelbourne International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeDRW
Destination airport nameDarwin International Airport


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