Break away from your routine and escape to exciting Melbourne. Book cheap flights to Melbourne from Brisbane today and soak in all that this city has to offer. Read more about flying to Melbourne below.
The many charms of a Melbourne holiday are hard for anyone to resist, from its fantastic attractions to its embracing of creativity and expression. Booking Brisbane to Melbourne flights with Flight Centre will allow you to take your time and sample everything from Melbourne’s many art galleries to its world-class coffee. Why not rent a car and take a drive into the Dandenong Ranges or even down the Great Ocean Road to Lorne? Multiple flights land at Melbourne airports from Brisbane every day.
How long does it take to fly from Brisbane to Melbourne?
Brisbane to Melbourne – 2 hours, 30 minutes
Which airlines fly frequently from Brisbane to Melbourne?
Jetstar – Airbus A320
Tigerair – Airbus A320
Virgin Australia – Boeing 737
Qantas – Boeing 737
Departing from Brisbane
Brisbane Airport (BNE) is located roughly 14km northeast of the city centre. There are several options for transport to the airport, including the Airtrain which takes 24 minutes from Central Station to the Domestic Terminal, and costs $19 one-way. For domestic departures, all airline check-in desks are located on Level 1 of the Domestic Terminal. Qantas flights will depart from Gates 1-25, Jetstar and Tiger Airways in the centre of the terminal from Gates 26-32, and Virgin Australia at the southern end of the terminal from Gates 38-50. For travel within Australia you’ll need to arrive one hour before the departure of your flight. Read more about Brisbane Airport (BNE) including which shops and restaurants you’ll find there.
Where will my flight land?
There are four airports in Melbourne, with Melbourne Airport (MEL) at Tullamarine by far the busiest, and the only one to welcome international flights. Melbourne Airport is approximately 23km to the northwest of the city centre and there are quite a few options for travelling between the two, such as shuttle bus, public bus, private transfer service – even helicopter. A typical taxi fare from the airport to Melbourne CBD in non-peak hour traffic takes around 30 minutes and will cost about $60. If you’re wanting to fly directly into Avalon Airport (AVV) from Sydney, Jetstar offers a number of flights.
What is the weather like in Melbourne?
Picking the best time to travel down south may seem like a challenge due to the famously unpredictable weather in Melbourne, but the truth is there are benefits to visiting at any time of year. From museums to beautiful sandy beaches, Melbourne has plenty to offer no matter the current season.
Many would argue that the best time to visit Melbourne is during the summer. Summer brings a dry heat that lasts from December to February. Being a dry heat, humidity is kept low but warm temperatures can persist into the evening. This is perfect weather for beach trips and cool drinks with friends. However, you may see afternoon thunderstorms blowing in over Port Phillip Bay as the cool change arrives each afternoon.
Appropriate clothing: T-shirt and shorts, or any outfit that breathes
Don’t forget: Sunscreen
Autumn is the time of year when Melbourne is at its most beautiful. The leaves of the city’s many deciduous trees turn yellow and begin to fall, transforming the hinterland areas to the east into a riot of colour. The typically erratic Melbourne temperature finally finds a little equilibrium in autumn, resting comfortably between about 12 and 19 degrees Celsius each day.
Appropriate clothing: Outfits for both warm days and cool nights
Don’t forget: The “golden period” for falling leaves is mid-May, so plan your trip accordingly if you don’t want to miss this
Melbourne winters aren’t for the faint of heart. An arctic chill blows into the city, dropping temperatures to 10 degrees Celsius and below. The Melbourne rainfall also makes a reappearance as the colder weather moves in, making the winter months perfect for those who’d prefer to spend their time indoors visiting galleries and museums or keeping cosy in cafes.
Appropriate clothing: Jumper, jacket, thick pants, gloves, and a beanie
Don’t forget: A good hot water bottle!
Of the four Melbourne seasons, there are none the locals love as much as spring. The trees begin to bloom and the temperature starts to rise back into the high teens and low twenties. Spring is the perfect time to visit if you’re planning to trawl the city’s many streets and laneways for surprises.
Appropriate clothing: A light coat for dips in temperature
Don’t forget: Some antihistamines if you’re sensitive to pollen
Find out more in our Melbourne travel guide.