Fly from Perth to Melbourne

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Flight facts

Average direct flight time 3 hours and 35 minutes
Average distance by plane 2700km
Departure airport Perth Airport (PER)
Arrival airport Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Aircraft Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321

Need to know

Flight time from Perth to Melbourne
The average flight time for direct flights from Perth to Melbourne is 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance from Perth to Melbourne by plane
The average distance by plane from Perth to Melbourne is 2700 kilometres.

Time difference between Perth and Melbourne
From March to September, Perth (AWST: UTC +8) is 2 hours behind Melbourne (AEST: UTC +10). During Daylight Savings (October – April) it's 3 hours behind.

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).