There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Hobart by plane, car ferry, car or bus

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  •  4 h 5 min

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

$52 - $207

3 alternative options

Car ferry, drive  •  14 h 3 min

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

$120 - $209

Car ferry, bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Take the bus from Devonport to Hydro Building 700

$126 - $209

Car ferry, bus via 5-Elizabeth St/Collins St  •  18 h 21 min

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

$139 - $236

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hobart is to fly which costs $70 - $290 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Hobart is to fly which costs $70 - $290 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Hobart is 598 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Melbourne to Hobart, including transfers.

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

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

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Bus operators
Tassielink Transit
Red Line
Ferry operators

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