The cheapest times to fly from MQL to MEL are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 16th to July 15th (except the week of June 4th)
  • August 27th to September 9th
  • November 26th to December 9th

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 MQL to MEL is early December. Prices can be as high as $212 for Friday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $164 for Wednesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Melbourne

Flying from Mildura (MQL) to Melbourne (MEL) will usually cost between $164 to $183 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $164. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $175. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $11 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 MQL to MEL flight.

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

MQL to MEL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MQL to MEL flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Mildura. 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 MEL to MQL 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 MQL 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 29 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MQL to MEL? 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 Melbourne International Airport to Mildura Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Mildura and Melbourne?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from MQL to MEL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

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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