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There are 5 ways to get from Melbourne to Hobart by plane, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Hobart

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hobart (HBA)

Fly to Launceston, bus

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST)
  2. Take the bus from Perth Fire Station, Midland Hwy to Hobart Transit Centre, No.230 Liverpool St

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Drive from Devonport to Hobart

Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Take the bus from Stop A, Devonport City Interchange, Rooke St to Cornwall Square Transit Centre, No.182 Cimitiere St
  3. Take the bus from Launceston Transit Centre, Cornwall Square to Hobart Transit Centre, No.230 Liverpool St

Car ferry, bus #2

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Take the bus from Stop A, Devonport City Interchange, Rooke St to Cornwall Square Transit Centre, No.182 Cimitiere St
  3. Take the bus from Launceston, Cornwall Square Transit Centre to Hobart Transit Centre
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hobart is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hobart is subject to regional advice.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hobart is to fly which costs $90 - $270 and takes 3h 41m.

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The fastest way to get from Melbourne to Hobart is to fly. Taking this option will cost $90 - $270 and takes 3h 41m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Hobart is 598 km.

The best way to get from Melbourne to Hobart without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 16h 6m and costs $160 - $600.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Melbourne to Hobart, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Hobart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Hobart Airport.

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There are 193+ hotels available in Hobart. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Hobart.
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  • Distance: 597.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas fly from Melbourne to Hobart hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $460
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $470
Bus operators
Redline
Phone
1300 360 000
Email
bookings@tasredline.com.au
Website
tasredline.com.au
Bus from Perth Fire Station, Midland Hwy to Hobart Transit Centre, No.230 Liverpool St
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Redline
Schedules at
Transport Tasmania
Bus from Stop A, Devonport City Interchange, Rooke St to Cornwall Square Transit Centre, No.182 Cimitiere St
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
Redline
Schedules at
Transport Tasmania
Bus from Launceston Transit Centre, Cornwall Square to Hobart Transit Centre, No.230 Liverpool St
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
Redline
Schedules at
Transport Tasmania
Bus from Launceston, Cornwall Square Transit Centre to Hobart Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
Redline
Schedules at
Transport Tasmania
Ferry operators
Spirit of Tasmania
Phone
+61 3 6419 9320
Website
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Schedules at
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Passenger
$95 - $310
Car
$190 - $490

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