There are 7 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) by plane, ferry, bus and ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly Hamilton Island to Melbourne  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Melbourne (MEL) HTI - MEL

$262 - $772

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Train  •  44h 4m

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadows 621 / ...

$216 - $583

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Ferry, bus and ferry to Proserpine, fly to Melbourne  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Proserpine Airport
  3. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Melbourne (MEL) PPP - MEL

$325 - $1,455

Fly Hamilton Island to Avalon, bus  •  9h 56m

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Avalon (AVV) HTI - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Avalon Airport/Outside Terminal to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St

$270 - $740

Bus, train  •  46h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Aspley Gympie Road
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Broadmeadows 621 / ...

$355 - $692

Bus  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Campbellfield

$326 - $556

Drive  •  28h 43m

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) 2475.4 km

$310 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) is to fly which costs $260 - $800 and takes 6h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) is to fly which costs $260 - $800 and takes 6h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB). However, there are services departing from Airlie Beach and arriving at Ogilvie St/Keilor Rd via Brisbane, Sydney, Sydney Rd/Camp Rd and Broadmeadows Station/Pascoe Vale Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0h.

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The distance between Airlie Beach and Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) is 1977 km. The road distance is 2475.4 km.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) without a car is to train which takes 44h 4m and costs $210 - $600.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB), including transfers.

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Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Airlie Beach station.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) is to fly which takes 6h 13m and costs $260 - $800. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 44h 4m, you could also bus, which costs $320 - $600 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest flight from Hamilton Island Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Campbellfield station.

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Map of how to get from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB).
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  • Distance: 1976.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia and Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB), Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) via Blair Street at Main St, Proserpine, Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, Central Station, Broadmeadows, Essendon, and 41-Fletcher St/Napier St in around 44h 4m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Hamilton Island to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Hamilton Island to Melbourne via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Hamilton Island to Melbourne via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Proserpine to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,500
Flights from Hamilton Island to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Hamilton Island to Avalon via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Hamilton Island to Avalon via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Hamilton Island to Avalon via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Hamilton Island to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Hamilton Island to Melbourne via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Proserpine to Melbourne via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $2,900
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,800
Flights from Proserpine to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,500
Flights from Proserpine to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,500
Flights from Proserpine to Melbourne via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,500
Flights from Hamilton Island to Avalon via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Proserpine to Melbourne via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
15h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy- B-Quick fare
$100 - $150
Economy- A-choice fare
$170 - $240
A-Choice
$283
B-Quick
$156
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Broadmeadows
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Book at
XPT bookings
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $240
Bus operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Proserpine Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Skybus
Phone
+61 3 9335 2811
Email
info@skybus.com.au
Website
skybus.com.au
Bus from Avalon Airport/Outside Terminal to Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18
Website
Skybus
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Website
Premier Motor Service
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$120 - $160
Premium
$150 - $210
Advantage
$160 - $190
Bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$160 - $200
Premium
$200 - $270
Advantage
$210 - $250
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Campbellfield
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) is 1h ahead of Airlie Beach. It is currently 12:21 AM in Airlie Beach and 1:21 AM in Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB).

Yes, the driving distance between Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB) is 2475 km. It takes approximately 28h 43m to drive from Airlie Beach to Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB).

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Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Hamilton Island Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 2648+ hotels available in Melbourne Essendon Apt Airport (MEB). Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport is to ferry which takes 1h 5m and costs $62.

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