Cheap flights from Canberra to Melbourne

Flight information Canberra to Melbourne

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 485 kilometres

1h 10min

Most popular airline last month


Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Which airlines fly from Canberra to Melbourne?

  • Virgin Australia, Qantas, and Tigerair offer frequent and nonstop flights to Melbourne from Canberra.
  • Setting up a price alert will really help you save money on this popular route, as we will notify you when fares rise or fall.

How easy is it to depart from Canberra?

Canberra Airport is the major airport for Canberra, the capital city of Australia. This airport has one terminal, but a North Concourse and a South Concourse divide this.

  • Main Terminal – flights to Melbourne depart from the main terminal.

Travellers will be able to access cash machines, free WiFi, information counters, charging points, dining options, and shopping outlets. There are 2 executive lounges you can make use of too. 

Arrive at this airport at least 1 hour before your flight is due to depart.

What do I need before I depart from Canberra?

  • A form of photo-ID is required for domestic air travel.
  • Please be aware, that if you are not an Australian citizen or resident, you may need to carry your passport.

What information do I need to know before arriving in Melbourne?

Melbourne city has 3 airports in total, but all nonstop flights are directed to the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. This is the largest airport in the city, and it has 4 terminals.

  • Terminal 1 – Qantas flights arrive in this terminal.
  • Terminal 3 – Virgin Australia flights arrive in this terminal.
  • Terminal 4 – Tigerair flights arrive in this terminal.

All of the domestic terminals are well equipped with facilities such as charging outlets, food concessions, newsagencies, retail shops, free WiFi and ATMs. All terminals can be walked to.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

  • Summers are typically between 12-25°C, and winters sit between 10-20°C.

Is there a time difference between Canberra and Melbourne? 

  • There is no time difference between Canberra and Melbourne.

Is Melbourne cheaper than Canberra?

Melbourne is a bit more expensive than Canberra, but only by about 5% higher. Read Skyscanner’s guide on the best places to stay when you holiday in Melbourne for budget and luxury accommodation ideas.

  Canberra Melbourne
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $70 $80
Average cost of a coffee $4.15 $4
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $25 $60

Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of October 2017

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