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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bamaga by plane, ferry or car

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Fly to Bamaga

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Bamaga (ABM)

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Fly to Coen, drive

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Coen (CUQ)
  2. Drive from Coen to Bamaga

Fly to Horn Island, ferry

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Horn Island (HID)
  2. Take the ferry from Horn Island to Thursday Island
  3. Take the ferry from Thursday Island to Seisia

Fly to Weipa, drive

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Weipa (WEI)
  2. Drive from Weipa to Bamaga

Fly to Iron Range, drive

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Iron Range (IRG)
  2. Drive from Iron Range to Bamaga

Fly to Aurukun, drive

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Aurukun (AUU)
  2. Drive from Aurukun to Bamaga

Drive

  1. Drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bamaga

Melbourne (MEL) to Bamaga (ABM) flights

The flight time between Melbourne (MEL) and Bamaga (ABM) is around 9h 2m and covers a distance of around 2982 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 12m. Services are operated by Qantas, Regional Express, Virgin Australia and others. Typically 30 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

30 Weekly Planes
9h 2m Average Duration
$209 Cheapest Price
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Melbourne Airport (MEL) → Bamaga
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bamaga is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bamaga is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Bamaga is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

Last updated: 13 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bamaga is to fly and drive which costs $230 - $650 and takes 17h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bamaga is to fly which costs $250 - $650 and takes 6h 51m.

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The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Bamaga is 2988 km. The road distance is 3718.6 km.

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It takes approximately 6h 51m to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bamaga, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Bamaga Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 40m and has one stopover.

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Bamaga is 1h behind Melbourne Airport (MEL). It is currently 8:45 PM in Melbourne Airport (MEL) and 7:45 PM in Bamaga.

Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bamaga is 3719 km. It takes approximately 2 days 6h to drive from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bamaga.

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Skytrans, Jetstar, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Bamaga Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Bamaga. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bamaga.
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  • Distance: 2988 km
  • Duration: 6h 51m

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Bamaga, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Regional Express and four other airlines fly from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Bamaga 4 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Gold Coast, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Weipa via Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Weipa via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Weipa via Adelaide, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Weipa via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Weipa via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Gold Coast, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Cairns, Aurukun
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Aurukun via Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Aurukun via Cairns, Iron Range
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Gold Coast, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Iron Range via Cairns, Aurukun
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Aurukun via Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Aurukun via Cairns, Iron Range
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Gold Coast, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Hinterland Aviation
Website
hinterlandaviation.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Coen via Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Coen via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Coen via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Coen via Gold Coast, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Coen via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Weipa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Ferry operators
McDonald Charter Boats
Phone
1300 664 875
Email
info@tiferry.com.au
Website
tiferry.com.au
Ferry from Horn Island to Thursday Island
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
tiferry.com.au
Peddells
Phone
07 40691551
Email
info@peddellsferry.com.au
Website
peddellsferry.com.au
Ferry from Thursday Island to Seisia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
peddellsferry.com.au
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peddellsferry.respax.com

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