There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Queenstown by car ferry, car, bus or plane

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Recommended option

Car ferry, drive  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Drive from Devonport to Queenstown

$113 - $194

Cheapest option

Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Burnie, bus  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Burnie (BWT) MEB - BWT
  2. Take the bus from Burnie - Mount St to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$78 - $443

6 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  18 h 1 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  2. Take the bus from Devonport Visitor Centre to Cradle Mountain Transit Terminal 745
  3. Take the bus from Cradle Mountain Transit to Railway Station, Driffield Street 746

$124 - $205

Fly Melbourne to Burnie, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Burnie (BWT) MEL - BWT
  2. Take the bus from Burnie - Mount St to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$158 - $433

Fly Melbourne to Devonport, bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Devonport (DPO) MEL - DPO
  2. Take the bus from Devonport Interchange to Burnie Interchange Stop B
  3. Take the bus from Burnie - Mount St to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$155 - $404

Fly Essendon Airport to Burnie Airport, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the plane from Essendon Airport to Burnie Airport
  2. Take the bus from Burnie - Mount St to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$153 - $162

Fly Melbourne to Launceston, bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Launceston (LST) MEL - LST
  2. Take the bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain Information Centre
  3. Take the bus from Cradle Mountain Transit to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$90 - $346

Fly Melbourne to Hobart, bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hobart (HBA) MEL - HBA
  2. Take the bus from Hydro Building to Car Park, Lake St Clair Road
  3. Take the bus from Car Park, Lake St Clair Road to Railway Station, Driffield Street

$84 - $247

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Queenstown is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $340 and takes 10 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Queenstown is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $230 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Queenstown is 477 km.

It takes approximately 13 h 47 min to get from Melbourne to Queenstown, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Queenstown, TAS, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Queenstown. However, you can take the car ferry to Devonport then take the drive to Queenstown. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Melbourne to Queenstown via 129-Beacon Cove/Light Rail, Port Melbourne, Devonport, Devonport Visitor Centre, Cradle Mountain Transit Terminal, and Cradle Mountain Transit in around 18 h 1 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Devonport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Launceston
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Burnie
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Sharp Aviation
Website
sharpairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Burnie via King Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Bus operators
Tassielink Transit
Website
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Devonport Visitor Centre to Cradle Mountain Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Cradle Mountain Transit to Railway Station, Driffield Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Burnie - Mount St to Railway Station, Driffield Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Cornwall Square to Cradle Mountain Transit Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Hydro Building to Car Park, Lake St Clair Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Car Park, Lake St Clair Road to Railway Station, Driffield Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Metro Tasmania
Phone
+61 13 22 01
Email
correspondence@metrotas.com.au
Website
metrotas.com.au
Bus from Devonport Interchange to Burnie Interchange Stop B
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
metrotas.com.au
McDermott's Coaches
Website
mcdermotts.com.au
Bus from Launceston to Cradle Mountain Information Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$89
Schedules at
mcdermotts.com.au
Book at
destinationlaunceston.com.au
Ferry operators
Other operators
Free Spirit Airlines
Website
freespiritairlines.com.au
Plane from Essendon Airport to Burnie Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$103
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au

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