Compare cheap Canberra to Melbourne flights

Flight information Canberra to Melbourne

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Average flight time, total distance 485 kilometres

1h 10min

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Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Which airlines fly from Canberra to Melbourne?

Direct Canberra to Melbourne flights are available from 6.30am to 6pm daily, arriving into Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. Three Australian airlines sell direct flights from Canberra to Melbourne:

Is there a time difference between Canberra and Melbourne?

No. There is no time difference between Canberra and Melbourne

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

The weather in Melbourne is famously unpredictable, with ‘four seasons in one day’ a common phenomenon. You should expect milder weather than Canberra all year round, but take an umbrella and a jacket no matter what time of year you visit.

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Essential travel information for Melbourne

You’ll need valid photo ID to check in for Canberra to Melbourne flights.

Departing from Canberra

Canberra Airport (CBR) is a short, easy journey by bus, taxi or car from the CBD. Be sure to arrive nice and early to allow yourself time to take in the art and sculptures throughout the airport and to enjoy the cafes, shops and restaurants before you fly.

At a minimum, be at your check-in desk at least 1 hour before your flight’s scheduled departure time. This gives you enough time to check in, clear security and allow for any delays.

Arriving in Melbourne

Direct flights from Canberra arrive into Melbourne Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport. The terminal into which you arrive will depend on the airline you have flown in with:

  • Terminal 1 for Qantas
  • Terminal 3 for Virgin Australia
  • Terminal 4 for Tigerair

Once you’ve arrived, there are several options for transport into the city including:

  • SkyBus shuttles
  • Taxi
  • Public bus
  • Rental cars

The CBD is about 23km away from the airport, or a 25-minute drive in good traffic, so you won’t have to wait long to soak up the culture and excitement of Australia’s most European city.

Return flights from Melbourne to Canberra

All direct flights from Melbourne to Canberra leave from Melbourne Airport. It is vital to arrive at the appropriate terminal for check-in no later than 1 hour before your scheduled departure. Be sure to allow plenty of time for your journey to the airport, particularly during peak traffic times.

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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.