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There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Hobart by plane, car ferry, car or bus

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Fly  •  3h 15m

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

$86 - $178

2 alternative options

Car ferry, drive  •  13h 32m

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

$160 - $279

Car ferry, bus  •  16h 20m

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Take the bus from Spirit of Tas to Hobart

$185 - $309

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hobart is to fly which costs $85 - $180 and takes 3h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Hobart is to fly which costs $85 - $180 and takes 3h 15m.

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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 20m and costs $180 - $310.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m 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, Qantas and Jetstar offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Hobart Airport.

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There are 282+ 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 21 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 15m

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Hobart every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Bus operators
Red Line
Phone
1300 360 000
Email
bookings@tasredline.com.au
Website
tasredline.com.au
Bus from Spirit of Tas to Hobart
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Red Line
Ferry operators
Spirit of Tasmania
Phone
+61 3 6419 9320
Website
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Schedules at
spiritoftasmania.com.au
Passenger
$130
Car
$229

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