Compare cheap Brisbane to Melbourne flights

Flight information Brisbane to Melbourne

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Average flight time, total distance 1400 kilometres

2h 20min

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Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Which airlines fly from Brisbane to Melbourne?

Brisbane to Melbourne flights are the 2nd most popular option departing Brisbane Airport. The cheapest option is to fly direct with 1 of 4 airlines:

Flights with 1 stop are also available, generally stopping in Sydney on the way. Extend your holiday by booking a multi-city flight.

Is there a time difference between Brisbane and Melbourne?

Yes. Melbourne is 1 hour ahead of Brisbane in summer, but in winter there is no difference.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

On average, Melbourne is far cooler than Brisbane, with temperatures 5°C lower throughout the year. However, Melbourne is notorious for erratic weather, so be sure to plan for all eventualities.

How expensive is Melbourne?



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Essential travel information for Melbourne

  • To check in at Brisbane Airport, you’ll need a valid form of ID such as a passport or driver’s licence.
  • Keep up to date with your flight’s details with the Brisbane Airport app.

Departing from Brisbane

Brisbane Airport (BNE) is found 15km northeast of the city centre. It has 2 terminals, with all flights to Melbourne leaving from the Domestic Terminal. Whether you drive, get a taxi or take public transport, it’s recommended you arrive at the airport an hour before your scheduled take-off time.

After checking in and dropping any bags, you’ll make your way through security to the majority of the airport’s cafes, restaurants and shops. There are more than 50 businesses operating there. Most of these are in the centre of the terminal, but a few are found by the departure gates in the terminal wings.

Arriving in Melbourne

Melbourne has 2 airports that you may land at when flying from Brisbane:

Avalon is the smaller of the 2 and is only used by Jetstar. It is 55km west of Melbourne, towards Geelong, but well connected to the city by shuttle bus.

Tullamarine is Melbourne’s main airport. Just 22km from the CBD, this trip costs up to $65 by taxi but can be done more cheaply by booking a SkyBus ticket.

Return Melbourne to Brisbane flights

The SkyBus service runs regular buses from Melbourne CBD, St Kilda and the Docklands, making it easy to get to the airport for return flights from Melbourne to Brisbane.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.