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There are 4 ways to get from George Town to Melbourne by plane, bus or car ferry

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Fly Devonport to Melbourne

  1. Fly from Devonport (DPO) to Melbourne (MEL)

Cheapest option

Bus to Launceston, fly to Melbourne Essendon Apt

  1. Take the bus from No.52 Goulburn St to Stop 1, No.31-35 St John St
  2. Fly from Launceston (LST) to Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB)

2 alternative options

Bus to Launceston, fly to Melbourne

  1. Take the bus from No.52 Goulburn St to Stop 1, No.31-35 St John St
  2. Fly from Launceston (LST) to Melbourne (MEL)

Car ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Devonport to Port Melbourne

Devonport (DPO) to Melbourne (MEL) flights

The flight time between Devonport (DPO) and Melbourne (MEL) is around 1h 15m and covers a distance of around 412 km. Services are operated by Qantas and Regional Express. Typically 33 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

33 Weekly Planes
1h 15m Average Duration
$145 Cheapest Price
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George Town → Melbourne
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The cheapest way to get from George Town to Melbourne is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $280 and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from George Town to Melbourne is to fly which costs $170 - $420 and takes 3h 13m.

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The distance between George Town and Melbourne is 399 km.

It takes approximately 3h 13m to get from George Town to Melbourne, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Devonport Airport to Melbourne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Devonport Airport to Melbourne Airport.

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There are 753+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from George Town to Devonport Airport is to drive which takes 1h 16m and costs $18 - $27.

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Map of how to get from George Town to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 399.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 13m

What companies run services between George Town, TAS, Australia and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

Qantas and Regional Express fly from George Town to Melbourne 5 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Devonport to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Launceston to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Launceston to Melbourne Essendon Apt via King Island
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Launceston to Melbourne Essendon Apt via Burnie, King Island
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Launceston to Melbourne Essendon Apt via Flinders Island
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Launceston to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Launceston to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Devonport to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Bus operators
Redline
Phone
1300 360 000
Email
bookings@tasredline.com.au
Website
tasredline.com.au
Bus from No.52 Goulburn St to Stop 1, No.31-35 St John St
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
Redline
Schedules at
Transport Tasmania
Ferry operators
Spirit of Tasmania
Phone
+61 3 6419 9320
Website
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Car ferry from Devonport to Port Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Schedules at
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Passenger
$95 - $310
Car
$190 - $490

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