The cheapest times to fly from MEL to MQL are

  • January 1st to March 25th (except the weeks of February 19th and March 5th)
  • April 16th to July 15th (except the week of May 28th)
  • August 27th to September 16th

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 MQL is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $214 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $164 for Wednesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Mildura

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to Mildura (MQL) will usually cost between $164 to $179 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $164. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $186. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $22 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $170 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to MQL flight.

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

MEL to MQL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to MQL 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 $0.37, which is a bit above 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 $7 (4%) 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 $164. Return trip prices are from the MQL 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 MQL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Qantas, Rex, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 283 miles or 455 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to MQL flight is about 1 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and Mildura?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from MEL to MQL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code MQL
Destination airport name Mildura Airport
City Mildura
Country Australia
Latitude -34.2
Longitude 142.1


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