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There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona by plane or bus

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Fly to Kona  •  16h 12m

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

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Fly to Hilo, bus  •  21h 5m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hilo (ITO) MEL - ITO
  2. Take the bus from Mo'oheau Bus Terminal to Luhia Street @ Loloku Street

Fly to Kamuela, bus  •  26h 8m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Kamuela (MUE) MEL - MUE
  2. Take the bus from Waimea Highway 190 @ Waimea-Kohala Airport Road to Luhia Street @ Loloku Street

Melbourne (MEL) to Kona (KOA) flights

128 Weekly Planes
17h 1m Average Duration
$247 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona is to fly which costs $370 - $1,500 and takes 16h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona is to fly which takes 16h 12m and costs $370 - $1,500.

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

It takes approximately 16h 12m 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 15h 23m and has one stopover.

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Kailua-Kona is 21h behind Melbourne. It is currently 11:48 PM in Melbourne and 2:48 AM in Kailua-Kona.

Virgin Australia, American Airlines, Japan Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Kona Airport.

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There are 781+ 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 22 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona.
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  • Distance: 5547.3 miles
  • Duration: 16h 12m

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 Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15h 17m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
12h 39m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 54m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
13h 2m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Tokyo Narita, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
23h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
12h 39m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 49m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Tokyo Narita, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
23h 34m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Honolulu, Hoolehua, Kahului
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Honolulu, Lanai, Kahului
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Sydney, Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Kamuela via Auckland, Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
25h 37m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h 49m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
20h 59m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Los Angeles, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
24h 19m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
25h 54m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Bus operators
Hele-On Bus
Website
heleonbus.org
Bus from Mo'oheau Bus Terminal to Luhia Street @ Loloku Street
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$0
Website
https://www.heleonbus.hawaiicounty.gov/getting-around/bus-schedules-and-maps
One Way - Seniors +60 / Disabled / Students
$0
One Way - Basic
$0
Bus from Waimea Highway 190 @ Waimea-Kohala Airport Road to Luhia Street @ Loloku Street
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $2
Website
https://www.heleonbus.hawaiicounty.gov/getting-around/bus-schedules-and-maps
One Way - Seniors +60 / Disabled / Students
$1
One Way - Basic
$2

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