There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain by plane, car, bus, car ferry or taxi

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Fly Melbourne to Devonport, drive  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Devonport (DPO) MEL - DPO
  2. Drive from Devonport to Cradle Mountain

$121 - $366

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Fly Melbourne to Launceston, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST) MEL - LST
  2. Take the bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain Information Centre

$90 - $347

3 alternative options

Fly Essendon Airport to Burnie Airport, drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the plane from Essendon Airport to Burnie Airport
  2. Drive from Burnie Airport to Cradle Mountain

$127 - $135

Fly Melbourne to Burnie, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Burnie (BWT) MEL - BWT
  2. Take the bus from Burnie - Mount St to Murchinson Hwy

$244 - $543

Car ferry, taxi  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Take a taxi from Devonport to Cradle Mountain

$234 - $346

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain is to fly and drive which costs $170 - $190 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain is to fly and drive which costs $160 - $550 and takes 4 h.

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The distance between Melbourne and Cradle Mountain is 439 km.

The best way to get from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain without a car is to car ferry and taxi which takes 12 h 35 min and costs $320 - $480.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Devonport Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Qantas offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Devonport Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Cradle Mountain. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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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 Cradle Mountain.
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  • Distance: 274.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Cradle Mountain, TAS, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Cradle Mountain. However, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Devonport, then take the drive to Cradle Mountain. Alternatively, you can take the train to Essendon, take the taxi to Essendon Airport, take the plane to Burnie Airport, then take the drive to Cradle Mountain.

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 Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Burnie
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Bus operators
McDermott's Coaches
Website
mcdermotts.com.au
Bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain Information Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$87
Schedules at
mcdermotts.com.au
Book at
destinationlaunceston.com.au
Tassielink Transit
Website
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Cornwall Square to Cradle Mountain Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Burnie - Mount St to Murchinson Hwy
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
tassielink.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
$101
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au
Taxi from Devonport to Cradle Mountain
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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