Fly from Adelaide to Melbourne

Feel like a spur-of-the-moment East Coast break? Fly direct to Melbourne with Jetstar.

Flight facts

Average direct flight time 1 hour and 20 minutes
Average distance by plane 640km
Departure airport Adelaide Airport (ADL)
Arrival airport Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Aircraft Airbus A320-200

Need to know

Flight time from Adelaide to Melbourne
The average flight time for direct flights from Adelaide to Melbourne is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Distance from Adelaide to Melbourne by plane
The average distance by plane from Adelaide to Melbourne is 640 kilometres.

Time difference between Adelaide and Melbourne
Adelaide (ACST: UTC + 9.30) is 30 minutes behind Melbourne (AEST: UTC +10).

Number of airports in Melbourne
There are two airports: Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Avalon Airport (AVV).

Distance from Melbourne Airport to the city centre
The airport is 22 kilometres from Melbourne city centre. (Avalon Airport is 58 kilometres from Melbourne city centre.)

Transport from Melbourne Airport to the city centre
Transport options include taxi, rideshare and SkyBus.

Flinders Street Station and City Circle Tram, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Flinders Street Station and City Circle Tram, Melbourne.

Melbourne travel tips

Where are the best laneway bars?
Melbourne’s CBD is a labyrinth of laneways and alleys hiding some pretty wild bars, boutiques and pint-sized galleries – here’s where to find the best bars.

Where should I start with Melbourne’s cafe scene?
With a high tolerance for caffeine and this guide to Melbourne’s coolest cafes.

Where should I get my culture fix in Melbourne?
What’s your poison? Art? Film? Theatre? Find your fix with our Melbourne culture guide.

Where can I find Melbourne’s shopping hotspots?
Head to the CBD for gleaming malls and designer boutiques or inner-city suburbs for more eclectic options. Here’s where to go for the best shopping depending on your style.

Any suggestions for a budget-friendly family trip to Melbourne?
Heaps! Check out this guide to free things to do with the kids in Melbourne.

Outdoor dining in Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Centre Place, Melbourne.

How much is a...

Cappuccino AUD $3.50–4.50
Hidden bars walking tour AUD $45–90
Brunch at a cafe AUD $20–30
Room at a 3-star hotel AUD $100–150
Taxi from the airport AUD $55–65

Things to do in Melbourne

Straddling the Yarra River, Melbourne is packed with sports arenas and arts precincts, incredible dining, a thriving bar scene, and endless high-design haunts selling the city's lifeblood: coffee.

Find the best things to do and places to see in Melbourne

Weather and when to go

Melbourne has a temperate climate, known for its unpredictability – 'four seasons in one day', according to the cliché. Winter can be on the chilly side, with average minimum temperatures of 6–7°C from June–October, while summer sees temperatures rise to over 30°C (usually with a couple of days over 40°C thrown in for good measure).