Compare cheap flights from Newcastle to Melbourne

Flight information Newcastle Williamtown to Melbourne

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Average flight time, total distance 852 kilometres

1h 35min

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Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Which airlines fly from Newcastle to Melbourne?

Direct flights from Newcastle to Melbourne are available through 3 airlines, all of which land at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport:

Most Qantas flights are in fact operated by Jetstar, but the 2 airlines can charge different prices for the same flight.

Jetstar offers the first and last flight from Newcastle to Melbourne. The first of the day leaves at 6.10am and the last leaves at 6.30pm.

Is there a time difference between Newcastle and Melbourne?

No. Newcastle and Melbourne have the same time.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

On average, Melbourne is colder than Newcastle by around 4°C. However, Melbourne’s weather is notoriously erratic and you can often experience 40°C weather in the summer.

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Essential travel information for Melbourne

You will need valid photo ID to board your flight to Melbourne.

Departing from Newcastle

Newcastle Airport (NTL) is 30km from the city centre. You’ll find plenty of parking at the terminal, taxis willing to make the trip and a bus from Newcastle that leaves on an hourly basis.

The 130 bus goes from Queens Wharf through Islington to the airport. A 1-way trip for the whole route costs $4.71 with an Opal card. This takes 45 minutes, while a trip by car or taxi will be closer to 30 minutes.

For flights to Melbourne, you should aim to arrive at the airport an hour before your flight.

Once you check in and pass through security, you’ll find that the majority of shops and dining options are found close to the departure gates.

Arriving in Melbourne

Melbourne has 2 major airports:

All direct flights from Newcastle, and most non-direct flights, land at Melbourne Tullamarine. The airport is 15 minutes’ drive from the city, which can cost up to $65 in a taxi. You can also take a tram or bus from the airport. Both are significantly cheaper, but take longer to reach the CBD.

For a happy medium, the SkyBus express shuttle has departures to the city, the Docklands and St Kilda. One-way tickets start at $18 if bought online.

Return flights from Melbourne to Newcastle

For your return flight from Melbourne to Newcastle, be sure that you go to the right terminal. There are 4 terminals to choose from, with each airline that flies to Newcastle using a different one.

For more information on Tullamarine terminals and facilities, read our guide to flights from Melbourne to Newcastle.

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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.