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Cheap Flights to Melbourne from Adelaide

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Adelaide to Melbourne route information

Origin Airport Adelaide
Destination Airport Tullamarine
Airlines Serving Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Regional Express, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia
Flight Price AU$51
Distance 638 km



Cheap ADL to MEL Flights

  • How much is a plane ticket to Melbourne (MEL) from Adelaide (ADL)?

    Prices can range anywhere from $208 to $1,033. Booking far in advance can usually help you get the cheapest rate. Prices are usually less the further out you book.
  • How many flights are there per day from Adelaide to Melbourne?

    The number does differ by the day, but on average, you can expect 38 different choice of flight times when you book. That is higher than the national average of eight.
  • Can I change the date of my flight?

    Yes, you can change your departure or arrival date. If you would like to save some funds in doing so, the cheapest day to fly in December is Wednesday. Having flexibility in your travel plans means you can save more, so be sure to plan ahead when possible.
  • What day of the week has the most flight time options?

    Thursday has the greatest variety of flight times for Adelaide to Melbourne with 46. However, with only 26 flight times, Saturday doesn't offer quite as many options when finding that perfect departure time.
  • What is the cheapest day of the week to fly from Adelaide to Melbourne?

    The cheapest day to fly to Melbourne from Adelaide is on Wednesday. So, if you want to save a little money on your next business trip look for flights on that day.
  • How long does it take to fly from Adelaide to Melbourne?

    Virgin Australia currently holds the fastest travel time with one hour and 20 minutes. So, you would arrive in Melbourne at 7:55 AM AEDT if you left Adelaide at 6:05 AM ACDT. Keep in mind, there is a time change of 30 minutes.
  • Which airline has the least delays from Adelaide to Melbourne?

    Booking with Qatar Airways means you will arrive to Melbourne about the time you were supposed to. In fact, this airline has a 100% on-time average.

ADL to MEL Flights

Adelaide and Melbourne Airports

Adelaide to Melbourne flights are a quick hop across the sky and you will encounter two easily navigated airports on each end. Adelaide Airport (ADL) is the fourth-largest domestic airport in Australia, while Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the country’s only major airport that’s open 24/7. Fun fact: In 2008, thousands of people watched as the first Qantas A380 did a stopover in Adelaide before flying on to Melbourne.

Before you board one of the flights to Melbourne, plan your approach. There are plenty of parking options at Adelaide Airport, including short and long term, covered and uncovered, and even secure bicycle parking. A convenient set down zone near the entrance to the airport makes drop offs easy. If you are travelling to the airport with public transport, you can take Adelaide Metro’s JetBus from the city or Glenelg.

Once you land in Melbourne, you can get picked up curbside on Level 2; or, taxis are available on the ground level of all three terminals. Alternatively, you can travel from the airport to the city on the popular SkyBus Super Shuttle or choose from several local bus services to Melbourne’s suburbs and surrounding towns. Your other option is to rent a car in Melbourne and explore the city and neighbouring areas on your own schedule.

Route Information

Cheap flights to Melbourne from Adelaide span a distance of 655 km and take 1 hour 20 minutes to reach their destination. Several airlines fly this route daily, so it will be easy to find a flight that suits your schedule.

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