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There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Noosa Heads 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.

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Fly to Maroochydore  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Maroochydore (MCY) MEL - MCY

$100 - $229

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Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Brisbane (BNE) MEL - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Noosa Junction

$78 - $269

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Train, bus  •  29 h 30 min

  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 Noosa Junction

$160 - $320

Bus  •  32 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Noosa Junction

$134 - $217

Train, bus via Nambour station  •  33 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Nambour, platform 1
  4. Take the bus from Nambour station to Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza 630 / ...

$153 - $337

Drive  •  20 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Noosa Heads 1180.4 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Noosa Heads is to fly which costs $140 - $330 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Noosa Heads is to fly which costs $140 - $330 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Noosa Heads. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Noosa Junction via Sydney and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 55 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Noosa Heads is 1481 km. The road distance is 1888.7 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Noosa Heads without a car is to train and bus which takes 29 h 30 min and costs $220 - $450.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Melbourne to Noosa Heads, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Noosa Heads bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Noosa Heads is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs $140 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $310 and takes 32 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Maroochydore Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Melbourne to Noosa Heads bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Noosa Junction station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Noosa Heads.
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  • Distance: 925.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Melbourne to Noosa Heads hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Noosa Heads via Sydney, Brisbane Roma Street, and Brisbane in around 32 h 55 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Train operators
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 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
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 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Nambour, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Nambour
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Noosa Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $16
Flexifare
$19 - $26
Bus from Brisbane to Noosa Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Noosa Heads Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Nambour station to Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Noosa Heads is 1889 km. It takes approximately 20 h 27 min to drive from Melbourne to Noosa Heads.

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

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There are 660+ hotels available in Noosa Heads. Prices start at $106 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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