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There are 7 ways to get from Melbourne to Samoa Islands by plane, train, bus, car or car 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 Melbourne to Apia, travel

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Apia (APW)
  2. Travel from Apia to Vailoatai

Cheapest option

Fly Melbourne to Pago Pago

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Pago Pago (PPG)

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Fly Melbourne Essendon Apt to Apia, travel

  1. Fly from Melbourne Essendon Apt (MEB) to Apia (APW)
  2. Travel from Apia to Vailoatai

Train to Albury, fly to Apia, travel

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  2. Fly from Albury (ABX) to Apia (APW)
  3. Travel from Apia to Vailoatai

Train to Wagga Wagga, fly to Apia, travel

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Wagga Wagga Station, Platform 1
  2. Fly from Wagga Wagga (WGA) to Apia (APW)
  3. Travel from Apia to Vailoatai

Train, bus to Mount Gambier, fly to Apia, travel

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
  2. Take the bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
  3. Fly from Mount Gambier (MGB) to Apia (APW)
  4. Travel from Apia to Vailoatai

Drive, car ferry, travel

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Redland Bay
  2. Take the car ferry from Redland Bay to Lamb Island Ferry
  3. Travel from Lamb Island Ferry to Vailoatai

Melbourne (MEL) to Pago Pago (PPG) flights

6 Weekly Planes
20h 49m Average Duration
$850 Cheapest Price
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Samoa

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Samoa. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Samoa.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Samoa.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Samoa from June 30.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Samoa

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Samoa from April 15.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Samoa

International flights leaving Australia are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: May 25 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Samoa Islands is to fly which costs $1,200 - $2,400 and takes 23h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Samoa Islands is to fly which costs $1,200 - $2,400 and takes 23h 8m.

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The distance between Melbourne and Samoa Islands is 5073 km.

It takes approximately 16h 17m to get from Melbourne to Samoa Islands, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Apia Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 30m and has one stopover.

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Samoa Islands is 3h ahead of Melbourne. It is currently 6:07 AM in Melbourne and 9:07 AM in Samoa Islands.

Jetstar, Qantas, Fiji Airways and Air New Zealand offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Apia Airport.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Samoa Islands.
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  • Distance: 5073 km
  • Duration: 16h 17m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Samoa Islands, Samoa?

Virgin Australia, Hawaiian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Vailoatai 6 times a week.

Airlines
Fiji Airways
Website
fijiairways.com
Flights from Melbourne to Apia via Nadi
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Apia via Orange, Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Apia via King Island, Burnie, Melbourne, Nadi
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Apia via Dubbo, Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Apia via Flinders Island, Launceston, Melbourne, Nadi
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Apia via Orange, Dubbo, Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
28h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Apia via King Island, Melbourne, Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
30h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Albury to Apia via Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Flights from Albury to Apia via Melbourne, Nadi
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Flights from Albury to Apia via Sydney, Melbourne, Nadi
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Albury to Apia via Melbourne, Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Flights from Albury to Apia via Adelaide, Melbourne, Nadi
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Albury to Apia via Adelaide, Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Melbourne, Nadi
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Melbourne, Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Sydney, Melbourne, Nadi
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Mount Gambier to Apia via Melbourne, Nadi
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Mount Gambier to Apia via Melbourne, Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,000
Flights from Mount Gambier to Apia via Adelaide, Melbourne, Nadi
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Mount Gambier to Apia via Adelaide, Sydney, Nadi
Ave. Duration
27h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Melbourne to Apia via Auckland
Ave. Duration
16h 13m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Apia via Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne Essendon Apt to Apia via Wollongong, Brisbane, Auckland
Ave. Duration
43h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Albury to Apia via Brisbane, Auckland
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Albury to Apia via Sydney, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Albury to Apia via Sydney, Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Albury to Apia via Sydney, Gold Coast, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Sydney, Auckland
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Sydney, Christchurch, Auckland
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Sydney, Gold Coast, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Sydney, Wellington, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Sydney, Maroochydore, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Wagga Wagga to Apia via Sydney, Queenstown, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Mount Gambier to Apia via Adelaide, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Mount Gambier to Apia via Melbourne, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Mount Gambier to Apia via Melbourne, Queenstown, Auckland
Ave. Duration
27h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Hawaiian Airlines
Website
hawaiianairlines.com
Flights from Melbourne to Pago Pago via Sydney, Honolulu
Ave. Duration
20h 36m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,700
Train operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Albury
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$26 - $35
Train from Southern Cross to Ballarat
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$11 - $15
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Southern Cross to Albury Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $120
Website
XPT
Economy
$25 - $35
First
$35 - $45
Sleeper
$100 - $120
Train from Southern Cross to Wagga Wagga Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Website
XPT
Economy
$30 - $40
First
$40 - $60
Sleeper
$110 - $130
Bus operators
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Ballarat to Tourist Information Centre/Jubilee Hwy East
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$24 - $35
Ferry operators
Sealink (SEQ)
Phone
+61 7 3488 5300
Email
seq@sealink.com.au
Website
sealinkseq.com.au
Car ferry from Redland Bay to Lamb Island Ferry
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $50
Schedules at
sealinkseq.com.au
Book at
sealinkseq.com.au
Car
$49
Passenger
$6

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