There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Queenstown by car ferry, car, bus or plane

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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Car ferry, drive  •  13 h 47 min

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

$110 - $190

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Fly Melbourne to Hobart, bus  •  9 h 55 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

$91 - $246

4 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

$118 - $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

$157 - $432

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

$148 - $158

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

$153 - $402

Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Queenstown is 477 km.

The best way to get from Melbourne to Queenstown without a car is to car ferry and bus which takes 18 h 1 min and costs .

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

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Burnie Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Regional Express offers flights from Melbourne Airport to Burnie Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Queenstown. Prices start at $78 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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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 298.2 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 47 min

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 Hobart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
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 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
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
$15 - $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
$21 - $26
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
$20 - $25
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
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
$100
Schedules at
freespiritairlines.com.au

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