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Melbourne MELDarwin DRW

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Melbourne MELDarwin DRW

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Travelers usually depart from Melbourne, Avalon, Essendon, or Melbourne-Southern Cross when they travel from Melbourne to Darwin. The distance between Melbourne and Darwin is 3135 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, Regional Express, and Emirates. Melbourne and Darwin have 100 direct flights per week.

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Australia COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Australia – 02/2023
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Most travelers from Melbourne (AUS), MEL can enter Darwin, DRW.


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Additional information
  • Masks are recommended in certain settings

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Australia in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Melbourne to Darwin?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Melbourne and Darwin takes around 4.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Melbourne and Darwin?
The flight distance between Melbourne and Darwin is 3135 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Melbourne and Darwin?
Several carriers operate flights between Melbourne and Darwin. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Virgin Australia Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Qantas.
What are the most popular routes to and from Melbourne?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Sydney, Denpasar, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Manila, Bangkok, Auckland, Hobart, Adelaide, Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket City, Ahmedabad, Christchurch, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, City of Launceston, Kathmandu.
What are the most popular routes to and from Darwin?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Darwin and Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Manila, Cairns, Bangkok, Denpasar, Adelaide, Cebu, London, Singapore, New Delhi, Townsville, Kuala Lumpur, Alice Springs, Kununurra, City of Newcastle, Angeles, Gold Coast, Hanoi.
Which airports are there in Melbourne?
Melbourne is mainly served by Melbourne. But there are other airports nearby, including Avalon, Essendon, Melbourne Moorabbin Airport.
What airports are near Darwin?
The main airport in Darwin is Darwin International. It is also served by Darwin International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Melbourne and Darwin?
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