There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Queenstown by plane, bus, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Melbourne to Burnie, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Burnie (BWT) MEL - BWT
  2. Take the bus from Burnie - Mount St to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$149 - $411

Cheapest option

Fly Melbourne to Hobart, bus  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hobart (HBA) MEL - HBA
  2. Take the bus from Hydro Building to Car Park, Lake St Clair Road
  3. Take the bus from Car Park, Lake St Clair Road to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$81 - $228

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Fly Melbourne to Devonport, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Devonport (DPO) MEL - DPO
  2. Take the bus from Devonport Interchange to Burnie Interchange Stop B
  3. Take the bus from Burnie - Mount St to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$142 - $382

Fly Essendon Airport to Burnie Airport, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the plane from Essendon Airport to Burnie Airport
  2. Take the bus from Burnie - Mount St to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$140 - $148

Carferry, drive  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the carferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Drive from Devonport to Queenstown

$110 - $199

Carferry, bus  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Take the carferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Take the bus from Devonport Visitor Centre to Cradle Mountain Transit Terminal 745
  3. Take the bus from Cradle Mountain Transit to Railway Station, Driffield Street 746

$131 - $218

Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne Airport (MEL) and Queenstown is 494 km.

The best way to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Queenstown without a car is to carferry and bus which takes 18 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Queenstown, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Burnie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Burnie Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Queenstown. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 308.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

What companies run services between Melbourne Airport (MEL), Australia and Queenstown, TAS, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Queenstown. However, you can fly to Burnie, take the walk to Dodgin St before Saunders St #44, take the line 60 bus to Burnie Interchange Stop C, take the walk to Burnie - Mount St, then take the bus to Queenstown. Alternatively, you can fly to Devonport, take the taxi to Devonport Interchange, take the bus to Burnie Interchange Stop B, take the walk to Burnie - Mount St, then take the bus to Queenstown.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Devonport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Burnie
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Bus operators
Tassielink Transit
Website
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Burnie - Mount St to Railway Station, Driffield Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Hydro Building to Car Park, Lake St Clair Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Car Park, Lake St Clair Road to Railway Station, Driffield Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Devonport Visitor Centre to Cradle Mountain Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Cradle Mountain Transit to Railway Station, Driffield Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Metro Tasmania
Phone
+61 13 22 01
Email
correspondence@metrotas.com.au
Website
metrotas.com.au
Bus from Devonport Interchange to Burnie Interchange Stop B
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
metrotas.com.au
Ferry operators
Other operators
Free Spirit Airlines
Website
freespiritairlines.com.au
Plane from Essendon Airport to Burnie Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au

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