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There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona by plane 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 to Kona  •  15h 39m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Kona (KOA) MEL - KOA

$235 - $765

2 alternative options

Fly to Hilo, bus  •  20h 39m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hilo (ITO) MEL - ITO
  2. Take the bus from Hilo, HI - Aupuni Center to Kailua Kona Alii Drive

$317 - $1,017

Fly to Kamuela, bus  •  21h 50m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Kamuela (MUE) MEL - MUE
  2. Take the bus from Waimea Park to Alii Drive

$326 - $1,029

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona is to fly which costs $320 - $1,100 and takes 15h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona is to fly which costs $320 - $1,100 and takes 15h 39m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Kailua-Kona is 5547 miles.

It takes approximately 15h 39m to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Kona Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 20m and has one stopover.

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Kailua-Kona is 20h behind Melbourne. It is currently 6:26 AM in Melbourne and 10:26 AM in Kailua-Kona.

American Airlines, Delta, Air New Zealand and five other airlines offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Kona Airport.

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There are 329+ hotels available in Kailua-Kona. Prices start at $100 USD 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 Kailua-Kona.
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  • Distance: 5547.5 miles
  • Duration: 15h 39m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii County, HI, USA?

Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona hourly.

Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Brisbane, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
12h 9m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Brisbane, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15h 6m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,800
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
17h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Honolulu, Hoolehua, Kahului
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Sydney, Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
19h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $3,600
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Brisbane, Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Honolulu, Lihue, Kahului
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Honolulu, Kona, Kahului
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 46m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $4,400
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
21h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via San Francisco, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
22h 53m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $4,400
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $8,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Bus operators
Hele-On Bus
Website
heleonbus.org
Bus from Hilo, HI - Aupuni Center to Kailua Kona Alii Drive
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
heleonbus.org
Bus from Waimea Park to Alii Drive
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
heleonbus.org

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