Compare Cheap Flights from Canberra to Melbourne, Australia
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Tips for First-Time Travellers to Melbourne
Stay in a central location
For travellers buying flights Canberra to Melbourne for their first visit to the Victorian capital, you'll want to stay in a central location. You'll have easy access to some of the city's top sites, as well as public transportation. Look for a hotel in the Central Business District (CBD), and there will be plenty of restaurants and attractions within walking distance.
Use public transportation
Are you buying Canberra to Melbourne flights and are wanting to travel on a budget? Use the city's free tram service in the CBD to get around. If you don't need to travel further afield, you won't have to spend a cent on public transportation. For those that want to explore outside of the CBD, buy a Myki card. It costs $6 AUD ($6.41 NZD) for the card and it can be topped up with money as you move around. A Myki is required for all forms of Melbourne public transport, including bus, tram and train. Plus, one trip on a myki card is valid for two hours of unlimited travel.
Transport from Melbourne Airport (MEL)
No matter your budget, there is an affordable way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to your hotel after your Canberra to Melbourne flights have landed. The easiest way to get to the city centre is with an Uber or a metered taxi. A trip will usually cost $55 to $65 AUD ($58.76 to $69.44 NZD) depending on the time of day.
For frugal travellers buying cheap flights to Melbourne from Canberra, consider taking the SkyBus. It runs directly from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to the CBD with a total journey time of 30 to 40 minutes. Tickets cost only $19 AUD ($20.30 NZD) per person.
Major Events and Festivals in Melbourne
Melbourne International Coffee Expo
Need a reason to buy tickets to Melbourne from Canberra? Plan your trip around the Melbourne International Coffee Expo! It’s one of the largest coffee events in the Asia Pacific and has been attracting caffeine lovers since 2012. If you’re a coffee business owner, it’s an excellent event for networking and you can watch the World Barista Championship and the World Brewers Cup.
Melbourne Fashion Festival
The Melbourne Fashion Festival is the largest fashion event in Australia. Attendees can watch world-class runway shows from Australia’s established and emerging designers. There are also beauty workshops, industry seminars and live entertainment. The event usually takes place in March, making it the perfect excuse to buy Canberra to Melbourne return flights for a city break.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is an iconic event in Melbourne for music lovers. Since 1998, it's hosted an impressive line-up of local and international jazz artists. If you want to attend, book your flights Canberra to Melbourne for June travel and get ready to discover some new favourite musicians. The event lasts for an entire week, with performances from artists so you'll need to plan for which events you want to attend.
The Midsumma Festival is one of Australia's top queer arts and cultural festivals. Founded in 2018, the event is held across 100 different venues and features performances by more than 500 artists. The festival's line up includes cabaret, film, spoken word, theatre performances and dance parties. It's estimated that about 200,000 people attend the festival each year, so you'll want to book your Canberra to Melbourne flights and accommodation as soon as possible to get the best deal.
Top Experiences For Visitors to Melbourne
Visit the Como House and Garden
The Como House was built in 1847 and it's an excellent example of classic Italian architecture. Here, visitors buying flights Canberra to Melbourne can discover what life was like for the Armytage family who lived on the estate for almost a century.
Watch the sunset at St. Kilda
Make your way down to St. Kilda and end your day with a gorgeous sunset on the beach. Afterwards, travellers buying cheap flights Canberra to Melbourne can grab a drink at one of the bars and experience the area's trendy nightlife scene.
Go to Queen Victoria Market
For foodies buying flights Canberra to Melbourne, no trip to the city is complete without stopping by Queen Victoria Market. With more than 140 years of history, the market is home to seven hectares of vendors selling everything from fresh produce to delicious cups of coffee.
Go on a road trip
Want to see more of Victoria thanks to cheap flights to Melbourne from Canberra. Hire a car with Webjet at the same time as booking your flights and hit the road on day trips to destinations such as the Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Organising car hire in advance means your ride will be ready and waiting for you once your flights Canberra to Melbourne land.