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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Alice Springs (ASP)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Alice Springs

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Flight information

Melbourne to Alice Springs (MEL to ASP)

The approximate time for direct flights from Melbourne to Alice Springs is 2 hours and 55 minutes.

How many direct flights go to Melbourne to Alice Springs on a weekly basis?

On average, there are 4 flights per week between Melbourne and Alice Springs.

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When to visit

Let us help you plan your trip to Alice Springs, with an outline if the best time to visit whether it’s for a few days or a longer stay in the NT. Known as the Red Centre for good reason, the summer is particularly hot around 20 to 40 °C from December to February, with January being the wettest month. Autumn (March to May) is one of the best times to visit Alice Springs with warm days and cool nights. Average temperatures range from 12 to 27°C. To the other extreme of winter, July being the coolest month, nighttime temperatures can drop below 0°C and thick frost on the ground can resemble snow.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Alice Springs (ASP). The airport services domestic flights only and is located 15km from the town centre. The taxi rank and shuttle service is located outside the terminal.

Arriving at Alice Springs Airport

When your Qantas flight to Alice Springs touches down, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Alice Springs Airport to get your visit to Central Australia off to the right start. It’s located 14 kilometres from the CBD, about a 15 minute drive.  Once you collect your bags from the baggage collection area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way. A range of retail facilities, wi-fi, services and amenities are available for visitors to use at the airport.

Getting into Alice Springs

At the airport rental cars, taxis, shuttle bus services are readily available for hire outside the terminal building.

Getting around Alice Springs

Central Alice Springs is small enough to explore on foot. Bus and taxi services are also available and it’s wise to use taxis at night for safety reasons. If you’re visiting the national parks, Uluru and Kata Tjuta, you’ll need a hire car or join a guided tour.

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Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (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

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

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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, PayID 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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