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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Hobart (HBA)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you. International flights are subject to government and regulatory approval.

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Melbourne to Hobart travel information

Sitting between the River Derwent and what locals call “the mountain”, this delightful little city is filled with heritage architecture, vibrant galleries and seasonal menus. Climb kunanyi (Mount Wellington), discover the extraordinary at MONA, eat the freshest local produce and so much more in Hobart. The following information was correct as of March 2020, however, our flight routes may now look different. 

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Melbourne to Hobart flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Hobart is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How many direct flights go to Hobart from Melbourne on a daily basis?

On average, there are 4 flights per day from Melbourne to Hobart, and a total of 27 flights per week. 

What day of the week has more flights from Melbourne to Hobart?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday have the highest number of daily flights from Melbourne to Hobart.

When to visit

Best time to visit Hobart

Hobart has four defined seasons, which will determine when you plan to visit and what activities you’d like to do. January and February are the driest months, with the Sydney to Hobart and Food and Wine festivals. Autumn is very pleasant with nice sunny days and no humidity. Winter is characterised by Antarctic winds and has some of the country's coldest temperatures. And although spring is the wettest time of year, Hobart is Australia’s second-driest capital city and a beautiful place to visit.

Arrival information

When your flight arrives at Hobart Airport,Opens external site in a new window you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Hobart Airport ready to get your holiday underway. 

Arriving at Hobart Airport

Once you collect your bags from the baggage carousel, there’s a few transport options available to get you to town. The town is located 22km from Hobart Airport.

Getting into Hobart from Hobart Airport

The SkyBus shuttle is a cheap and easy way to get from Hobart Airport to the city with transfers departing every 30 minutes. There are also car rentals, taxis and Ubers available at the terminal.

Getting around Hobart

Purchase a Metro Greencard or buy single tickets onboard to use the public bus network in Hobart. The Red Decker hop-on, hop-off bus is a great way to see Hobart’s city attractions and when it’s time to visit MONA, there is a private ferry that will take you from Brooke Street Pier to the museum in Claremont and the best way to get there. Alternatively, you may wish to hire a car to see the sights, join one of the many tours and walk around the pretty town too.

Departure information

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

Checking in

Customers travelling from Melbourne can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance, using the Qantas app or visiting a kiosk at the airport.

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Get your trip to off to the right start with a check-in option that best suits your needs. Visit a kiosk or desk at the airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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