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Flights from Newcastle (Williamtown) (NTL) to Melbourne (MEL)

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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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Visiting Melbourne

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Newcastle to Melbourne travel information

From a flourishing food and wine scene to secret laneways and cafés, this global favourite has a reputation for a reason. Add to that an unforgettable backdrop of country and coast and it’s easy to see why the locals love to call this place home.

 Known as Australia’s epicentre of culture and sport, Melbourne lays claim to many titles – the world’s most liveable city amongst them. But it’s the things this city doesn’t shout about that form the cornerstone of its charm.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Melbourne

Known for its unpredictable climate, every season in Melbourne brings its own surprises. However, thanks to an endless supply of attractions and events, there’s plenty to do whatever the weather. If you’re drawn to Melbourne for its eating and drinking options, visit in March for the annual Food and Wine FestivalOpens external site in a new window. More of a film buff than a foodie? Wrap up warm and visit in August for the revered Melbourne International Film FestivalOpens external site in a new window. Or, if you’d rather discover the city and its nearby coastal regions without the cold, plan your visit between December and February, when warm temperatures make it easy to explore the great outdoors.

Flight information

Newcastle to Melbourne flight information

Operated by Qantas or Jetstar, our flights to Melbourne from Newcastle have an approximate flight time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

How many direct flights go to Melbourne from Newcastle on a daily basis?

On average, there is 1 Qantas flight per day from Newcastle to Melbourne, and a total of 12 Qantas flights per week.

Departure information

Fly from Newcastle to Melbourne

Once you’ve purchased your airfares from Newcastle to Melbourne, make sure you’re prepared for the trip ahead.

What is the main airport called?

Newcastle Airport. Newcastle AirportOpens external site in a new window (NTL) is 15 km (9.2 miles) north of Newcastle, New South Wales in Port Stephens. Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal. 

Baggage allowance

When you fly to Melbourne from Newcastle with Qantas, you can make the most of the checked baggage allowance included in your airfare. If you think you may exceed it, an additional baggage allowance can be pre-purchased online to save on airport excess baggage rates.

Checking in

For Qantas flights from Newcastle to Melbourne, you can check in up to 24 hours in advance using our mobile and online check-in, or visit a kiosk or desk to check in at the terminal before boarding.

Arrival 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. 

Arriving in Melbourne

Once your flight from Newcastle touches down in Melbourne, getting into the city centre is quick and convenient.

Getting into Melbourne from Melbourne Airport

For direct access to your next stop in Melbourne, a taxi rank is located just beyond the terminal building. Alternatively, for a budget friendly journey to the city centre, take the SkybusOpens external site Operating around-the-clock, this convenient shuttle service connects the airport to the CBD, with single and return fares available.

Getting around Melbourne

With a reliable public transport system, it’s easy to explore Melbourne on your own schedule. Reloadable myki cardsOpens external site in a new window give you unlimited access to the city’s trams, trains and buses, while the myki Explorer packOpens external site in a new window combines a ready-to-use myki card with maps, timetables and special offers. If you want to see the surrounding region during your stay, car hires can be booked in advance or organised on arrival.

Why Qantas

Flying with Qantas

Enjoy a comfortable and convenient trip when you fly from Newcastle to Melbourne with Qantas.

Seamless check-in

Start your journey the way that suits you with a wide range of check-in options, including online, mobile or in person at the terminal.

Included baggage

Pack the essentials and more with checked baggage included on all flights from Newcastle to Melbourne. To find out the baggage allowance included with your fare, visit our baggage calculator.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Newcastle to Melbourne 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.