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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Karratha (KTA)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Melbourne (MEL) to Karratha (KTA)

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Visiting Karratha

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Melbourne to Karratha travel information

Located in northern Western Australia in the Pilbara region, you’ll find Karratha. Originally established as a mining town in the late 60s, and whilst it’s still a mining town, Karratha and its surroundings offers so much more. Walk the Yaburara Heritage Trail and experience the rich indigenous history, hire a mountain bike and explore the 15km bike track that runs behind the hills of Karratha, or snorkel through the captivating Montebello Islands and discover the enchanting coral reefs and wildlife. The great outdoors awaits for you in Karratha.

When to visit

Best time to visit Karratha

With Karratha being in the northern region of Western Australia, it has two seasons, the wet and dry. May to October is the ideal time to visit Karratha as it’s the dry season, with temperatures averaging 25°C to 30°C, which is great for enjoying all the outdoor activities Karratha has to offer.

Flight information

Melbourne to Karratha flight time

The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Karratha is 7 hours.

Departure information

Fly Melbourne to Karratha

Get ready for your upcoming trip from Melbourne to Karratha using the following information. 

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international. 

Baggage allowance

When flying from Melbourne to Karratha, passengers are allocated checked baggage. If extra luggage is needed, it can be purchased online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Melbourne to Karratha can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Karratha Airport. Karratha AirportOpens external site in a new window (KTA) is the second busiest airport in Western Australia and is located 14km (8.7 miles) from Karratha and 9.3km (5.8 miles) from Dampier. 

Arriving in Karratha

The warm and friendly Karratha Airport staff will greet you when you land, and from there, getting into the CBD is easy.

Getting into Karratha from Karratha Airport

Getting into Karratha is easy, as the airport is only a quick 13 minute drive to town. Car hire services are available from the airport, or alternatively there are taxis and shuttle services that can drop you off at your accommodation.

Getting around Karratha

Hiring a car is the easiest option as you will be able to explore at your own pace. There’s amazing attractions all around Karratha too, so if you feel like getting out and about, you’ll be able to do so in comfort. Alternatively there is also the TransKarratha bus service, which covers most of the urban area and runs from Dampier to Point Samson via the Karratha town centre.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

When you fly from Melbourne to Karratha, we aim to make you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover the town.

Seamless check-in

With a number of check-in options designed to suit your needs, it’s easy to get your trip to Karratha off to the right start. Visit a kiosk or desk at Karratha Airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Baggage is included on your flight from Melbourne to Karratha, so feel free to pack what you need. Visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Melbourne to Karratha due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.