There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hervey Bay (HVB) MEL - HVB

$223 - $407

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  32 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba

$187 - $461

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  33 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba

$202 - $430

Bus, train via Tamworth  •  37 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Maitland Station, Station St 8Hu
  3. Take the train from Maitland Station to Tamworth Station 223
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba

$194 - $358

Drive  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Hervey Bay 1279.9 miles

$180 - $270

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Hervey Bay hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Newcastle, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$65 - $85
First
$90 - $120
Sleeper
$160 - $190
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $150
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Maitland Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$26 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Maitland Station, Station St
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Melbourne to Hervey Bay?

The distance between Melbourne and Hervey Bay is 1578 km. The road distance is 2048 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay?

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay is to drive which costs $230 - $340 and takes 22 h 35 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay?

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs $280 - $550.

How long does it take to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay?

It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay, including transfers.