Compare cheap flights from Perth to Melbourne

Flight information Perth to Melbourne

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Average flight time, total distance 2695 kilometres

3h 25min

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Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Which airlines fly from Perth to Melbourne?

Direct flights are available from Perth to Melbourne with Australia’s 4 major airlines:

These each offer non-direct flights too, which can sometimes be cheaper. The quickest of these options have a layover in Adelaide Airport.

Is there a time difference between Perth and Melbourne?

Yes. Because Melbourne observes DST, it’s 2 hours ahead in winter but 3 hours ahead in summer.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

Melbourne is a little cooler than Perth. It has a more even spread of rain throughout the year, although the end of the calendar tends to be wetter than the first few months of the year.

How expensive is Melbourne?



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Essential travel information for Melbourne

  • You need photo ID, such as a driver’s licence or passport, to board domestic flights in Australia.
  • Apple and Android users can download the free Perth Airport app for ease of travel.

Departing from Perth

Perth Airport (PER) is Australia’s 4th busiest airport. It is found 12km from the city centre, which you can reach in car or taxi in 15 minutes when the traffic is good. Buses from the CBD are also available.

Perth Airport is split into 2 precincts:

  • Precinct T1/T2 is home to all international flights and domestic flights with Tigerair and Virgin Australia.
  • Precinct T3/T4 is home to domestic flights with Jetstar, Qantas and QantasLink.

The 2 precincts are separated by the runways. To get from one to the other, you can either use the free shuttle service (every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night) or get a taxi. It’s a 15-minute drive between the two.

For flights from Perth to Melbourne, you should aim to be at your terminal an hour before take-off.

Arriving in Melbourne

Melbourne has 2 airports that you might land at after catching a flight from Perth:

The majority of flights land at Tullamarine, also known as Melbourne Airport. This is 22km from the CBD, which takes about 20 minutes to drive. In a taxi, this can cost up to $65.

Many regular travellers to Melbourne prefer to catch the SkyBus. This is a direct service to the city centre, available from both airports. As well as the CBD, you can also get a shuttle to the Docklands or St Kilda.

Return flights from Melbourne to Perth

Be sure to check which airport your return Melbourne to Perth flight leaves from. If you arrive at the wrong airport, there is little chance you’ll be able to correct your mistake in time to board your plane.

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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.