There are 6 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

$220 - $405

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

$175 - $429

4 alternative options

Train, bus via Maryborough West  •  35 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West

$186 - $374

Bus, train  •  35 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Hervey Bay

$210 - $331

Bus  •  36 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney Airport, Domestic
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Pialba

$193 - $400

Drive  •  22 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Hervey Bay 1279.9 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay is to drive which costs $250 - $370 and takes 22 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay is to fly which costs $300 - $600 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Hervey Bay is 1578 km. The road distance is 2047.8 km.

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

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay.
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  • Distance: 986.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

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. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Sydney Airport, Domestic, Domestic Airport Station, Central Station, Sydney, Brisbane Roma Street, and Brisbane in around 36 h 4 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 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 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Thursday
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
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
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
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
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Maryborough West
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $120
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$24 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $130
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney Airport, Domestic
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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