QF35 is one of Qantas’ two daily flights from Melbourne to Singapore. The daytime flight takes just under eight hours, and will have you touching down in Singapore the same day – plenty of time for a night cap or a snooze before you begin your Singapore holiday.

Here’s what to expect when flying with Qantas on QF35 to Singapore.

QF35 flight time

Qantas’ QF35 flight has a daily scheduled departure of 12:10 pm from Terminal 2 of Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. The total flight clocks in at 7 hours and 55 minutes, arriving into Singapore’s Changi Airport at 5 pm local time. The timing of the flight is ideal – for starters, there’s no nasty early morning wake-up for a dash to the airport. And if you manage to zip through passport control in Singapore swiftly, you’ll be eating to your heart’s content at one of the many hawker stalls by dinnertime.

Many oneworld airlines have flights departing Singapore late in the evening. So if you’ve got a connecting flight, you’ll have ample hours up your sleeve for a leisurely stroll through The Jewel (don’t forget to allow enough time to clear immigration!)

QF35 aircraft type and seating

Qantas flight QF35 is serviced by an Airbus A330 with two cabin classes – Business and Economy.

Business Class on QF35

Business Class passengers bound for Singapore from Melbourne onboard QF35 have a selection of 28 seats over seven rows. The 1-2-1 layout means each seat has direct aisle access, so there are options for those flying solo or travelling as a pair.

It may be a daytime flight, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t indulge in the 80-inch flatbed on offer. If you prefer to be upright to peruse the in-flight entertainment, you’ll have a roomy 23 inches of seat width to enjoy.

Also read: Qantas Airbus A330 Business Class, Tokyo – Melbourne

Economy Class on QF35

QF35’s Economy Class cabin has 243 seats in a 2-4-2 configuration, meaning at most you’re only one seat away from an aisle. On this daytime flight, the seats have a 17.2 inch width and 32 inches of pitch, plus a six-inch recline to help you get cosy. Note that seats in the exit rows – that’s 23 and 44 – have fixed armrests, so you’ll gain extra legroom but lose a tiny bit of seat width.

Each passenger has access to an individual USB-A socket, and shared universal AC sockets can be found between seats, so you can power up your device before you land. Under the 13-inch HD touchscreen, there’s a small pocket to store your essentials during the flight.

Also read: Qantas Airbus A330-300 Economy (Brisbane – Tokyo)

Lounge access when flying QF35

Qantas International Business Lounge

Eligible passengers flying with Qantas on QF35 can access the Qantas International Business Lounge in Melbourne. This includes:

There are a few different ways to enter this lounge without status. For instance, unlocking Points Club Plus gives you a complimentary Qantas Club membership – handy if you don’t want to pay the annual membership fee. Or, when you become an Australian Frequent Flyer Gold or Platinum member, you can enjoy a 20% discount on Qantas Club membership. Certain Australian credit cards like the Qantas Premier Platinum also include single-entry digital lounge passes.

Qantas First Lounge

There are a handful of Qantas First Lounges in the world, including the lavish Qantas International First Lounge in Melbourne. High flyers can indulge in complimentary spa treatments, à la carte dining and free-flowing Champagne pre-flight. The guest list is a bit more condensed for this space, with entry reserved for:

  • Qantas Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers
  • Emirates Skywards Platinum frequent flyers
  • oneworld Emerald frequent flyers
  • Qantas First Class lounge pass included with the Qantas Premier Titanium Card

There are only a handful of Qantas First Lounges in the world. So if you’ve got the status (or need a reason to chase it), this is one flight worth arriving early for.

Booking QF35 using points

Got some Qantas Points up your sleeve? Here’s how many you’ll need to book a Classic Reward seat from Melbourne to Singapore.

Melbourne to Singapore25,20068,400
Qantas Points required are per person, one way. Taxes, fees and charges are also payable and vary by route.

The points required for a Classic Reward seat are always a fixed value. Anything greater than the totals we’ve outlined above is a Points + Pay seat. This is poor value for your points as it’s the cash fare of the flight converted to points.

Reward seats can disappear quickly, especially on popular routes like Melbourne to Singapore. But Qantas Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers can request reward seats to be released on Qantas-operated flights.

And if you’re still struggling to find seats on this – or any – route, Point Hacks Concierge can help. Our expert team takes the hard work out of finding reward seats, allowing you to fly in luxury for less.

Also read: How to hack your way to Singapore with points

Alternative flights

Here are some other Qantas-operated routes to consider from Australia to Singapore:

  • Qantas flight QF1 – Sydney to Singapore
  • Qantas flight QF37 – Melbourne to Singapore
  • Qantas flight QF51 – Brisbane to Singapore
  • Qantas flight QF71 – Perth to Singapore
  • Qantas flight QF83 – Sydney to Singapore

When flying in the opposite direction, look for Qantas flight QF36 or QF38 from Singapore to Melbourne.

Jetstar also operates a regular flight between Melbourne and Singapore as JQ7, and you can book this flight using Qantas Points via the Qantas website. If you’re struggling to find availability on Qantas-operated flights, or would rather use fewer points, this could be an option to consider.

Also read: How to redeem Qantas Points for Jetstar flights

Happily, your Qantas Points can also be redeemed for flights from Australia to Singapore on Emirates and British Airways. We’ve covered how to book these flights and how many points you’ll need in our guide: How to fly to Singapore using Qantas Points.

Featured image: Joshua Ang, Unsplash


What plane is QF35?

Qantas flight QF35 is serviced by an Airbus A330 with two cabin classes – Business and Economy.

What time does QF35 depart Melbourne?

QF34 departs Melbourne daily at 12:10 pm.

Does QF35 have Business Class from Melbourne to Singapore?

Yes, QF35 offers 28 lie-flat Business Class seats, all with direct aisle access.

How often does QF35 fly?

QF35 flies daily from Melbourne to Singapore.

Qantas Flight QF35 Melbourne – Singapore was last modified: February 26th, 2024 by Victoria Kyriakopoulos