Cheap flights to Melbourne for 2019

Your essential guide to Melbourne flights, airports and transfers.

If you are planning a trip to Melbourne, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about flights to and from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), Avalon Airport and Essendon Airport.

It also covers transport options to and from Melbourne city.

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Up to 30% off flights

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Australia-wide flights from $105 with Qantas

Valid for travel on select dates between November - December 2019 and January - June 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney with Qantas. Destinations include Port Hedland, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more.

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Singapore flights from $489 return

Valid for travel on select dates from March - June 2020 with Virgin Australia. Sample fare is from Darwin.

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Australia flights from $89 each way

Valid for select 2019-2020 travel dates booked until 3 December 2019. Destinations include Brisbane, Launceston, Melbourne, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. T&Cs apply.

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Hawaii flights from $656 return

Valid for travel from 1 February - 31 March 2020 with Jetstar. Sample fare is from Gold Coast to Hawaii. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $174

Valid for travel on selected dates. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Tiger Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Tigerair sale: Domestic flights from $50.95

Valid for travel on select dates between October - December 2019. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney.

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Australia flights from $100 return

Valid for select 2019 travel dates across Australia. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off flights in all destinations with code

Valid for travel on select dates until 30 June 2020. Discount applies 10% off for Business, Premium Economy and Economy flights to all Virgin Australia destinations. Minimum of 20-day advance purchase. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off flights in all destinations with code

Valid for travel on select dates until 30 June 2020. Discount applies 10% off for Getaway, Elevate & Business Saver, and 15% off Business fares to all Virgin Australia destinations. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand flights from $189 each way

Valid for select 2019-2020 travel dates booked until 3 December 2019. Destinations include Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Newcastle-Auckland. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off flights with code

Discount applies 7% off for Getaway, Elevate and Freedom, and 15% off Business fares within Australia and to Hong Kong, New Zealand and Fiji. T&Cs apply.

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15% off domestic flights with code

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Fiji flights from $575 return

Valid for travel on select dates in 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney-Nadi Fiji with Virgin Australia. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $184 return

Valid for travel between January 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hobart. Destinations include Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and more.

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Australia-wide flights from $46 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between November - December 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more.

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Australia flights for ski holidays from $155 each way

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Australia flights from $67 each way

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 with Virgin Australia, Tigerair and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney with Jetstar. Other destinations include Newcastle, Cairns, Melbourne, Townsville, Darwin, Prosperine, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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How much can you expect to pay for cheap flights to Melbourne?

From domestic locations, Melbourne can be reached within three and a half hours. Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average cost of a domestic flight to Melbourne.

Sydney to Melbourne flights

Brisbane to Melbourne flights

Perth to Melbourne flights

Adelaide to Melbourne flights


Melbourne flight time

  • From Sydney: Approximately 1 hr 25 mins + when flying direct to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
  • From Brisbane: Approximately 2 hrs 10 mins + when flying direct to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
  • From Perth: Approximately 3 hrs 30 mins + when flying direct to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
  • From Adelaide: Approximately 1 hr 20 mins + when flying direct to Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

Airlines that fly to Melbourne

  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Tigerair
  • Virgin Australia

Melbourne insider flight tips

  • Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) is the primary domestic and international airport serving Melbourne. Avalon Airport is located a little further from the city and serves as the secondary airport for Melbourne. Essendon Airport is a smaller suburban airport that offers small number from domestic and regional airports.
  • If you are staying in Melbourne CBD or the surrounding areas, you will find Tullamarine Airport to be the most convenient airport to fly into in terms of proximity and convenience. If you're looking for the most cost-effective option, you will find that the cheapest flights into Melbourne fly into Avalon Airport.

How to get around Melbourne from the airport

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine): Pre-booked airport transfers can be arranged with Viator and Jayride for door-to-door service from the airport. UBERBlack is available from the pick-up area just outside the arrival terminal and will cost $65–$85 to the city centre. UberX is available too, but not from the airport, for $30–$40. The Skybus runs every 10 minutes to and from the airport. It costs $18.75 when you prebook however you can get this cheaper by booking through Klook. Rental cars are available from the desks in the arrival halls, and taxis are available from the ground floor outside all terminals. Public bus services are available from the transport hub on the ground floor.

Avalon Airport: Car hire is available inside the airport from the arrival terminal. The drive takes about 45 minutes to Melbourne CBD. Skybus runs an Avalon Airport express service to and from Melbourne CBD. The ticket price is $22 per adult traveller, one way however you can get this cheaper by booking through Klook. Uber is available from designated pick-up and drop off areas just outside the terminal. The fare to Melbourne CBD is $65–$94. Taxis are available from the taxi ranks outside the terminal.


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