There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Mount Isa by plane, bus, train or car

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 Mount Isa  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Isa (ISA) MEL - ISA

$350 - $444

Cheapest option

Fly to Cloncurry, bus  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Cloncurry (CNJ) MEL - CNJ
  2. Take the bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa

$194 - $284

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
  3. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Mount Isa

$268 - $461

Train, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
  3. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Mount Isa

$506 - $1,052

Train, bus via Brisbane  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa

$272 - $501

Drive  •  29 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Mount Isa 1615.8 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Mount Isa is to fly and bus which costs $260 - $390 and takes 9 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Mount Isa is to fly which costs $470 - $600 and takes 7 h 2 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Mount Isa is 1972 km. The road distance is 2585.3 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Melbourne to Mount Isa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Mount Isa. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Mount Isa via Adelaide and Alice Springs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Mount Isa, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and three other airlines fly from Melbourne to Mount Isa hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Adelaide and Alice Springs in around 2 days 1 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Toowoomba, Townsville
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Sydney, Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Brisbane, Cloncurry
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $430
Train operators
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$59
Rail Saver
$88 - $93
Red Service
$100 - $110
Red Premium
$140 - $150
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$360
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$661
Low Gold Single Cabin
$725
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$859
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
26 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$17 - $25
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Bus from Alice Springs to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $170
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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