There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Birdsville by car or plane

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Drive  •  32 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Birdsville 1159.7 miles

$160 - $240

Cheapest option

Fly to Boulia, drive  •  28 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Boulia (BQL) MEL - BQL
  2. Drive from Boulia to Birdsville

$223 - $293

1 alternative option

Fly to Bedourie, drive  •  4 days 1 h

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Bedourie (BEU) MEL - BEU
  2. Drive from Bedourie to Birdsville

$249 - $588

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Birdsville is to drive which costs $220 - $330 and takes 32 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Birdsville is to fly and drive which costs $300 - $410 and takes 28 h 3 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Birdsville is 1426 km. The road distance is 1855.5 km.

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It takes approximately 32 h 3 min to drive 1855.5 km from Melbourne to Birdsville.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Bedourie Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 days 3 h and has three stopovers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Birdsville is 1855 km. It takes approximately 32 h 3 min to drive from Melbourne to Birdsville.

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

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Birdsville.
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  • Distance: 891.4 miles
  • Duration: 32 h 3 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Birdsville, QLD, Australia?

You can drive from Melbourne to Birdsville in around 32 h 3 min.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Bedourie via Brisbane, Mount Isa, Boulia
Ave. Duration
3 days 21 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Boulia via Brisbane, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Boulia via Sydney, Brisbane, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Boulia via Canberra, Brisbane, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Boulia via Toowoomba, Townsville, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Boulia via Brisbane, Townsville, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Boulia via Sydney, Townsville, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
24 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $230

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