HBA - MEL
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|May||Best time to beat the crowds (22% less expensive on average)|
|January||Most popular time to fly (21% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|$162||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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When to book flights from Hobart to Melbourne
Top tips for finding a cheap flight
- Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $79 or less one-way and $140 or less round-trip.
- The cheapest flight from Hobart to Melbourne was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
- Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
- High season is considered to be December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is May.
- Morning departure is around 14% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
- Melbourne is served by two main airports: Tullamarine Melbourne International Airport (MEL) and Avalon Airport (AVV). Better connections are available to Melbourne Airport, as there are more direct flights serving it from Hobart Airport (HBA).
- If your final destination is not Melbourne, but, for example, Geelong, it is worth considering booking your flight to Avalon Airport. The airport is situated further out of Melbourne and is only a 25min ride from Geelong away.
- Money-savvy travellers can book their flight from Hobart to Melbourne with the low-cost carrier Jetstar. The airline offers direct flights from Hobart to Melbourne Airport and one-stop flights to Avalon Airport.
- Avoid the hassle of airport parking and travel to Hobart Airport with the SkyBus from Hobart centre. The bus stops at various points in the city, for example Brooke Street Pier and Collins Street, and departs every 30min.
- If you want to park your car at Hobart Airport while you are in Melbourne, you can benefit from the long-term car park. Rates for 6–7 parking days lie at approximately A$ 110. Valet parking services are also available for your convenience.
- Smokers can go to one of the two designated smoking areas available at Hobart Airport. They are situated at the ends of the terminal building and provide litter bins for the butts. You can notice them by the smoking signs.
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Top airlines flying Hobart to Melbourne
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I got alive to my destination"
Cons: "Original flight was cancelled. Next flight was full. The flight I was booked on got delayed because it was raining heavy in Brisbane... No food or coffee was offered during the whole experience."
Pros: "Virgin are great."
Pros: "They charged me so much for extra luggage even I prepaid online for extra luggage prior to getting to airport. Yet the ticket counter lady made me pay an additional fee and all together I ended paying more for extra bags fee than the ticket itself! both Virgin and JetStar are VERY stingy on extra luggage fees. I came from the US to Australia and traveled domestically while there with all the luggage that I brought from the US. So I had to pay so much in fees when my trip was already so expensive! It makes me reconsider wanting to travel again anywhere anytime soon, so discouraging! Also they make me take stuff out of my big suitcase and transfer to my carry on, in front of everyone at the ticket counter I had to open my suitcase and transfer some stuff so the weight is under a certain weight. Still they charged me for extra luggage. I came international on Qantas from USA to Australia, so all the domestic locations I went to I was charged"
Cons: "Delayed flight yet again"
Pros: "Crew made the very long flight comfortable and kept me informed."
Cons: "Everything went very well."
Pros: "Boarding and flight time"
Cons: "Lounges were dirty"
Pros: "Super quick boarding"
Cons: "Lounge in melb was dirty, food average. Lounge in Adelaide was over packed - couldn't get a seat"
Cons: "Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern"
Pros: "Crew was very courteous and we had decent leg room for economy. Flight was on-time unlike Quantas"
Cons: "Food was not appealing but the beverages were great."
Pros: "The crew was SO polite, hospitable, professional the helpful. They were so kind when someone (us!) had a screaming four year old we were trying to calm down. They offered her a hot chocolate.... so kind and helped immensely. We were very impressed and will look to fly internationally with Virgin AU."
Cons: "Airline food is always a bit rough. This was definitely on the 'better' side, but we were travelling with three small children, (ages 4, 5, and 7) and they didn't like any of the options. Luckily we had snack food for them to get through the flight."
Pros: "everything was good"
Cons: "a screen at the seat."
Pros: "Fast boarding. Efficient in flight service including a bev and energy bar."
Cons: "Problems with changing the boarding gate sinage!"
Pros: "Help is there when required"
Cons: "Service excellent. Not long enough journey to see what I didn't like"
Pros: "Arrived early, departure was on time"
Cons: "Crew was rude and discriminatory with Passports, for 18 hours stay layover I had to sit in chairs,. Not hotel or Lounge provided. Which is against international laws."
Pros: "Quick, efficient, all you want and need for a flight to Melbourne."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Another delay by 1 hour"
Cons: "I should only book qantas .... virgin are never in time."
Pros: "Good movies. Food was good. Flight was good."
Cons: "Not much leg room."
Pros: "Plenty of leg room in economy. Crew were pleasant."
Cons: "The food was disgusting. The plane was really cold, 2 blankets & I was still freezing."
Pros: "Bad weather had resulted in significant delays and turbulence was expected. However, flight was smooth and fast."
Cons: "Flight attendant who clutched my hand with the latex gloves she was using to protect herself from germs and then with attitude and rude tone demanded to know if I had a problem."
Pros: "Departed on time. Arrived 20 minutes early."
Cons: "Leg room - very cramped"
Pros: "Information on departure delays was forthcoming"
Cons: "The checkin machine kept giving me my fellow travelor boarding pass and not one for me."
Pros: "It was timely"
Cons: "Not that clean as I had a dirty tissue in the seat pocket and I had a greasy window - not the best"
Pros: "The crew,the food"
Cons: "It was delayed near one hour"
Pros: "Virgin staff were great"
Pros: "The falafel wrap (lightly curry) was delicious"
Cons: "We reserved seats together and there were changed without reason"
Cons: "We were delayed transferring because of the Virgin bus being infrequent getting passengers between the international and domestic terminal and almost missed our flights. There was confusion trying to get our bags checked in as they were fast tracking people whose flights were after ours but not us. Then it was awkward being late and last on our connecting flight with everyone glarring at us."
Pros: "Impeccable and attentive service More spacious seats"
Cons: "Crying babies during the entire flight, not that the flight could help it but wish there were more quiet areas for passengers without families"
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Pros: "Left on time and landed early"
Pros: "VA planes are always fairly new"
Cons: "Broken USB in a seat I paid extra for. Not good."
Pros: "Great servuce"
Pros: "Economy is most often how I connect. Certainty felt a little more upgraded this flight"
Cons: "Efficiency, schedule retained, in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Virgin are consistent"
Pros: "The service was great, as well as the entertainment and food"
Cons: "Felt too cramped in seat"
Pros: "Efficient loading and unloading, very friendly team"
Cons: "They claim to be full service and dinner was a bag of stale pretzels"
Pros: "All good, no complaints."
Cons: "Nibbles (tiny museli bar) was a bit poor. Could have been"
Cons: "Need something a bit better than nibbles..."
Pros: "That's the main thing :)"
Pros: "Excellent choice of movies, nibbles and snacks suitable."
Cons: "The seat was a little uncomfortable on that plane. Not sure why."
Pros: "Helpful staff"
Cons: "Tiny seats"
Pros: "From booking to checking in to flights - all worked seamlessly - I would recommend it to anyone."
Pros: "The flights left on time"
Cons: "We will pay extra to fly on an airline with better customer service and assistance for check in, in future. We had a pusher and two little kids plus a baby so having to self check in from the Gold Coast was a nightmare. We only flew virgin to get a direct flight but will change our holiday destination to fly Qantas in future"
Pros: "Cheap - perhaps too cheap."
Cons: "The fact that the food doled out was so small as to be insulting (a hummus pita bread that was in a plastic container actually small enough to fit in your hand); coupled with the fact that to eat actual food or have a drink one had to pay additional. No headphones; poor entertainment choices."
Cons: "I had to claim my bag between Jetstar flights and then go through security again to my second leg....I flew from Hobart to Auckland today. So at Melbourne I spent several hours in the process Of going to claim my bag, going through security again and rechecking it. Horror...terrible experience. I will never fly Jetstar again....they do not transfer bags between the flights on their own airlines which I booked under the same ticket."
Pros: "Yes crew amazing and seats comfortable"
Cons: "Try keeping to scheduled time."
Pros: "Speedy turnaround"
Cons: "Both flights were late. It felt like this is pretty common with them ..."
Pros: "Wont be travelling again with Jetstar"
Cons: "Flight delayed for 6 hours without compenstauion"
Cons: "Delayed so long."
Cons: "Business class seats are too close together to accommodate recline. Results in a rude shock when the person in front of you reclines their seat."
Pros: "It was a routine flight experience"
Cons: "The flight was half an hour late arriving"
Pros: "Not much. 1hr 5min flight was 1 hr 10 min late. The cabin crew seemed disinterested."
Cons: "The crew was poor. One chewing gum, another picking her hair/head throughout the flight like she has nits. The third lolling around and chatting/gossiping to the others. This is a short flight. The least they could have done was behave professionally."
Pros: "The crew was really nice."
Cons: "All snacks & drinks cost extra on Jetstar."
Pros: "The boarding"
Cons: "I would like have a blanket and also one free coffee"
Cons: "I informed I wouldn’t be taking the return flight and asked for a refund/voucher or anything.they said no refund; nothing.even had to pay more to put baggage on the flight out.Flight Got canceled 10pm night before, the best they could offer me was a flight two days later. Suddenly full refund availa"
Pros: "The crew was very good and did an outstanding job accommodating the passengers. Thank you."
Cons: "I really think everything was great and Jetstar is very well organized. You can teach the US carriers how to efficiently run an airline service. Thank you for taking pride and responsibility for running a well organized airline."
Pros: "Nothing and won't travel with them again."
Cons: "On timeliness!"
Pros: "Check in was easy once we prepaid for our luggage ahead of time."
Cons: "Did not even get a glass of water on plane. People get dehydrated flying, Jetstar should always offer water. The flight attendant was very picky, I could not leave my thin fleece tied around my waist."
Pros: "Chic muffin"
Cons: "Flight was delayed .... it’s always delayed!!!! I just gate this airline but sometimes there just is no choice !"
Cons: "The charges for the checked baggage. They are very steep."
Pros: "Before departure and On board staff is good."
Cons: "it is more like a Cage Chicken situation, where the seats and spaces are shrinking every day. No room to move and keens from people behind you is pinching your arse all the time. Should have pay bit more in Virgin or Qantas and get some space to breath. Kayak does not offer extra luggage at time of you booking and jetstar sucks you like a leach on upgrading after booking. One of the passengers were not able to travel and ticket was complete lost , where as the inbound flight on Qantas gave us credit for the future. In the end , the total cost ends up close to other airlines with all the discomfort on the flight free."
Pros: "The help I was given whilst checking in."
Pros: "Quick and comfortable. Arrived 30 mins ahead of schedule"
Cons: "The entire experience"
Pros: "Got in slightly ahead of schedule."
Cons: "No lounge access, no complimentary snacks and drinks, miserable cabin crew, seating very very cramped in 3 3 3 config so not suitable for couples wanting a row to selves. Mosquito's flying round the plane. The pilot told us to "Rest in peace" at the beginning of the flight. Looking around at the passengers faces a better choice of words could have been used. Noise levels were terrible, couldn't hear the safety instructions because of the sound traveling around the aircraft.Luggage took a very long time to come off the plane."
Pros: "I did not use the food or entertainment"
Pros: "Plane delayed 1.5 hours late"
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Staff unfriendly, it helpful... more interested in sell you more things than those of us that have bought tickets. They need to smile a bit more"
Pros: "On time Polite and friendly crew Way better than Qantas"
Cons: "Booked flight, due to Visa issues, couldn't use flight. Attempted to resolve, would have cost more than original booking to do anything with it. Customer service was happy to tell me either no or it will cost a lot of money. So not recommended Jetstar."
Pros: "Everything, except luggages were not included"
Cons: "We had to pay for any entertainment"
Pros: "My seat 12F...."
Pros: "the cost"
Cons: "the fact that my flight was pushed back. no big deal, but would have been nice if it was on time."
Pros: "Good price/value for money."
Cons: "Paperwork issues caused a 1 hour delay leaving Perth, could have been handled better."
Cons: "The staff were quite rude I asked for 3 hours for my screen to be fixed so I could sleep. A hostess stepped on my foot an swore and did not apologise or acknowledge anything. The seats were cramped. I will not be flying with Jetstar on an international flight again or local if I can avoid it."
Pros: "Smooth transition for daughter who needed assistance to board"
Cons: "Having to sit apart especially when there were vacant seats"
Pros: "the price was cheaper than other airlines"
Cons: "we had to pay to check bags, change flights, etc. also, no free little snacks or movies, radio, etc."
Pros: "The ease of online check-in and printing my baggage stickers upon arrival at the airport. The staff at the check-in desk were lovely, the staff on the plane were lovely; it was great."
Cons: "Nothing. I've previously had very average experiences with Jetstar which made me uncertain about booking these flights but I was completely overthrown by the service turn-around. I'm now a Jetstar advocate."
Cons: "Smell of sewage throughout flight."
Pros: "The quality of the aircraft, USB charging point in seat, spacious over head lockers. Cabin crew are friendly and polite."
Cons: "If you haven't paid for in flight service package or food your not made comfortable it's better to fly the full price airline QANTAS as it's an inclusive price and far better quality of inflight service."
Pros: "2 hours late"
Cons: "2 hours late, constant 20 min delays until departure no real updates"
Cons: "Children 12 and 10 booked online to fly to Melbourne for Easter. I rang the call centre to ensure they could travel together unaccompanied, as website was not clear. I was advised they could, and because I was concerned I asked this be noted on our booking so we wouldn't have any issues at the gate. I was reassured the children could travel and they made a note as requested. Turn up for our flight today and at the gate after saying goodbye to my children, they're stopped from entering the plane and I'm told they can't travel, despite the advice I received from the call centre and the note on our booking showing we were given this advice. We did everything right to make sure we could travel, just to be refused at the gate. Disgusting."
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Great service by responsive flight attendants! Friendly and efficient. Newer Jet that was spacious."
Cons: "The entertainment package was not turned on and took a half hour to get it going during taxiing and take off routine. Once we got the attention of attendant then it was turned on. Selection of movies was good, but not great. Food selection was poor for westerners and minimal for vegetarians or vegans..."
Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Cons: "You should be able to offer at least some chips or something small for free"
Pros: "it was only a short flight"
Cons: "The flight was 4 hours delayed. The seat was small and I am 5. Ft 2 inches (about 103 pounds.) Not sure how anyone can fit into the seat. There was no leg room for me. First and last timeflying with jet star."
Pros: "Planes were big and spacious compared to others I've been on"
Cons: "Carry on weight limit of ~10lbs and if more then it costs $25 a lb... really? No food included whatsoever, not even coffee or tea."
Cons: "delayed flight and having to take time to get every piece of carry on luggage weighed - having to move 1 kg from one suitcase to another when we were traveling together fro goodness sake"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed as we were all standing in line for a bit. They finally gave us word that there was something wrong with the plane. I will give them Kudos however for finding us another plane and we finally made it 2 hours later.."
Pros: "boarding and crew were great"
Cons: "if I put on one more kilo I would not fit in a seat, I am 90kg"
Pros: "Slightly better pricing than other airlines"
Cons: "Very unclear about baggage allowance and other hidden costs Unable to buy reasonable meals without pre-ordering Very small seats No in-flight entertainment"
Cons: "Wanted an earlier flight. Change fee was larger than the actual flight."