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There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Lindeman Island by plane, train, bus or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Hamilton Island  •  4h 37m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hamilton Island (HTI) MEL - HTI

5 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, travel  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Proserpine (PPP) MEL - PPP
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Lindeman Island

Fly to Mackay, travel  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mackay (MKY) MEL - MKY
  2. Travel from Mackay to Lindeman Island

Train, travel  •  43h 4m

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 624
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
  4. Travel from Proserpine to Lindeman Island

Bus  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach

Bus, ferry  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Campbellfield to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
  4. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina
Melbourne → Lindeman Island
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Regional restriction measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lindeman Island is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lindeman Island is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Lindeman Island is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Lindeman Island is to fly which costs $180 - $380 and takes 4h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Melbourne to Lindeman Island is to fly. Taking this option will cost $180 - $380 and takes 4h 37m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Lindeman Island is 1971 km.

The best way to get from Melbourne to Lindeman Island without a car is to train and travel which takes 43h 4m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Melbourne to Lindeman Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Lindeman Island is to fly which takes 4h 37m and costs $180 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $240 - $750 and takes 2 days 3h.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Hamilton Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Lindeman Island is 1h behind Melbourne. It is currently 9:15 AM in Melbourne and 8:15 AM in Lindeman Island.

Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Lindeman Island. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Lindeman Island.
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  • Distance: 1970.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 37m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Lindeman Island, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Lindeman Island every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Lindeman Island via Sydney, Brisbane, and Airlie Beach in around 2 days 3h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Newcastle, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Website
XPT
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $200
Advantage
$150 - $230
Premium
$170 - $250
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$180 - $270
Advantage
$220 - $320
Premium
$230 - $350
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Campbellfield to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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