The cheapest times to fly from MEL to NTL are

  • May 7th to June 24th
  • August 6th to October 14th (except the week of August 20th)
  • December 24th to March 4th (except the weeks of January 15th and January 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 MEL to NTL is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $275 for Friday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $78 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Newcastle

Flying from Melbourne (MEL) to Newcastle (NTL) will usually cost between $96 to $190 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $100. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $173. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $73 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $127 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEL to NTL flight.

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

MEL to NTL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEL to NTL 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 $0.15, 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 $51 (32%) 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 $110. Return trip prices are from the NTL 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 NTL can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 55 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 MEL to NTL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sydney International Airport (SYD) in Sydney

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from NTL
  • Usually 8.27% less expensive than NTL
  • 1-layover flights available

See MEL to SYD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas, Rex, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 519 miles or 835 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEL to NTL flight is about 1 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Melbourne and Newcastle?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from MEL to NTL.


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 NTL
Destination airport name Williamtown Airport
City Newcastle
Country Australia
Latitude -32.8
Longitude 151.8


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