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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.

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Fly  •  5 h 29 min

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

$220 - $404

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Bus  •  35 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Transit Center

$146 - $341

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Train, bus  •  32 h 35 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 - Transit Center

$173 - $445

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

$180 - $370

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 bus which costs $200 - $480 and takes 35 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay is to fly which costs $310 - $600 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Hervey Bay. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Hervey Bay - Transit Center via Sydney and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 35 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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The best way to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 32 h 35 min and costs $240 - $650.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Hervey Bay bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Hervey Bay is to fly which takes 5 h 29 min and costs $310 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $200 - $480 and takes 35 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Hervey Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Melbourne to Hervey Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Hervey Bay - Transit Center station.

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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 29 min

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

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Hervey Bay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Sydney and Brisbane in around 35 h 35 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $490
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Flights from Melbourne to Hervey Bay via Hobart, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
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
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $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 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay - Transit Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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Hervey Bay is 1 h behind Melbourne. It is currently 9:40 AM in Melbourne and 8:40 AM in Hervey Bay.

Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Hervey Bay is 2048 km. It takes approximately 22 h 35 min to drive from Melbourne to Hervey Bay.

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

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There are 82+ hotels available in Hervey Bay. Prices start at $60 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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