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There are 2 ways to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona by plane or bus

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Fly to Kona  •  15h 24m

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

$335 - $915

Cheapest option

Fly to Hilo, bus  •  20h 29m

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

$257 - $717

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona is to fly and bus which costs $360 - $1,100 and takes 20h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona is to fly which costs $480 - $1,400 and takes 15h 24m.

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

It takes approximately 15h 24m 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 55m and has one stopover.

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Kailua-Kona is 20h behind Melbourne. It is currently 6:01 PM in Melbourne and 10:01 PM in Kailua-Kona.

American Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and four other airlines offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Kona Airport.

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There are 320+ 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 24m

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

Jetstar, 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 Honolulu
Ave. Duration
11h 54m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Brisbane, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Honolulu, Kahului
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Brisbane, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
15h 6m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,400
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via San Francisco
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,300
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
18h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Auckland, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
21h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Melbourne to Kona via Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hilo via Honolulu
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
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

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