There are 2 ways to get from Melbourne to Thursday Island by plane or ferry

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Fly to Horn Island, ferry  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Horn Island (HID) MEL - HID
  2. Take the ferry from Horn Island to Thursday Island

$191 - $231

1 alternative option

Fly to Bamaga, ferry  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Bamaga (ABM) MEL - ABM
  2. Take the ferry from Seisia to Thursday Island

$246 - $326

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The distance between Melbourne and Thursday Island is 3040 km.

It takes approximately 10 h 25 min to get from Melbourne to Thursday Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Horn Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, Skytrans and two other airlines offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Horn Island Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Thursday Island. Prices start at $100 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 Thursday Island.
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  • Distance: 1900.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 25 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Thursday Island, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Melbourne to Thursday Island. However, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Horn Island, take the walk to Horn Island Airport, take the bus to Horn Island, then take the ferry to Thursday Island. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Melbourne Airport T1 Skybus/Arrival Dr, take the walk to Melbourne airport, fly to Bamaga, take the taxi to Seisia, then take the ferry to Thursday Island.

Airlines
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Cairns, Bamaga
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Cairns, Horn Island
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Cairns
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Gold Coast, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Flights from Melbourne to Horn Island via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $460
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Bamaga via Cairns
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Ferry operators
McDonald Charter Boats
Phone
1300 664 875
Email
info@tiferry.com.au
Website
tiferry.com.au
Ferry from Horn Island to Thursday Island
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
tiferry.com.au
Peddells
Website
peddellsferry.com.au
Ferry from Seisia to Thursday Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
peddellsferry.com.au

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