Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Qantas Airways, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Melbourne to Hobart. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Melbourne to Hobart.
The average direct flight takes 1h 15m, covering a distance of 618 km.
There are 233 (direct) flights between Melbourne and Hobart per week, averaging 33 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($42) and Virgin Australia ($65), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($83) and Virgin Australia ($117).
Qantas Airways (8 times daily), Jetstar (5 times daily), Etihad Airways (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Melbourne to Hobart, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Hobart back to Melbourne , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Hobart, also known as Hobart Airport.
Among the services offered at the Melbourne Airport are shower facilities, water fountains, a first aid station, baggage storage and numerous ATMs. There are also some basic childcare facilities that can be used by parents who are travelling with babies.
If you have a lot of heavy luggage with you, consider using an affordable Redline Airporter shuttle service that will drop you off at your hotel. To use the service, you have to book it in advance, at least 2 hours before the time you need to be picked up. There is also SkyBus link to the city centre, which runs every day and picks up in front of the arrivals area. You can buy the tickets online before your flight from Melbourne to Hobart or from the ticket machines at the airport.
Though not many, you will find a few restaurants and cafes where you can grab a bite when you arrive at Hobart Airport. You can order a meal at The Market Place or at The Trattoria Prego and have a cup of coffee at BLACK Café. There is also Iron House Bar where you can enjoy some snacks and drinks.
there are a few hotels near Hobart Airport, for example, Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport, which is next to the airport and can be reached via shuttle service. Similarly, Hobart Airport Tourist Park is located within a few minutes’ drive of the airport and a shuttle service is included in the price. Another alternative is Wyndham Vacation Resorts Seven Mile Beach, which is located about 10 minutes from the airport by car and also offers airport transfers for an additional fee.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "30 passengers on a 60 seat plane. We should have been spaced out due to the Coronavirus, but NO. We reallocated seats which had us all jammed up the front and back with rows of empty seats in between. Not good enough Qantas! I asked to change and the cery pleasant hostess said no we were NOT allowed. I do NOT understand this."
Cons: "The food service was not great. They should increase the frequency of meals. Got the worst seats both time. The seats are old and recliner doesn’t come forward as it should"
Pros: "Short flight, but they fed us great food, great service, even good wine."
Pros: "I liked that nothing was a hassle to get to, the staff were amazing and the pilot was well-skilled."
Cons: "My only con was the fact that there were many people around me coughing. That's not your fault though, I understand. But still, it was nasty."
Pros: "Crew were good. Better service than in business class"
Cons: "Entertainment system was playing up and crew had to reboot it several times"
Pros: "It's a pleasant experience"
Pros: "This flight had significantly less turbulence than my flight to Melbourne"
Cons: "The headphone jack to watch movies was broken so I wasn’t able to watch anything over the 14 hour flight. This was especially frustrating because I had to pay for my seat selection and I assumed all of your seats would be in working order."
Pros: "Lovely crew especially Heidi"
Cons: "Nothing, all was well"
Cons: "Less gate changes"
Pros: "great food, entertainment & service"
Cons: "Great! On time"
Pros: "Good seats and leg room in economy. Crew and service were friendly and enjoyable."
Cons: "Information from Qantas on the last minute delay to the flight and ongoing changes to the timing, was poor. We got most of our information on the delay and timing was largely from other sources."
Cons: "The flight was held up in Sydney airspace by traffic control causing a short but significant delay which was not recognised by Qantas even though they knew we were connecting to International."
Pros: "Great crew, nice clean aircraft with lots to watch via their streaming service Flight left ontime and arrived early"
Cons: "Food was good but not great"
Pros: "WiFi on board"
Cons: "Still don't like greasy toasties for breakfast but better than butcher muesli"
Cons: "Food was awful."
Pros: "Could not fault"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Delayed by an hour. Gate change to a gate too small to accommodate people. Food was pretty ordinary. Seats very cramped."
Pros: "Overall feel of the flight. The focus in safety"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 3.5 hours. Limited selection of movied"
Pros: "Personable staff"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours with little info."
Pros: "Crew were great"
Cons: "Lost bags"
Pros: "Flight was late 30 mins"
Pros: "Snacks provided were very nice. Flight was shorter than expected."
Cons: "Nothing we didn't like, all was good!"
Pros: "Great flight on the 787 Dreamliner and the crew were fantastic. I wish I could say the same thing for Baggage services. I have a business meeting tomorrow morning and presently they can't even reconcile their own Baggage Receipt number! I expect more when travelling (and paying) for business class."
Cons: "Plane was approx 1 hour late"
Pros: "All round great experience. All went to plan. A330-200 business class was just right for this short trip."
Pros: "Crew members were attentive and helpful."
Cons: "The seat was too narrow for keg space. Especially when I had someone who seated in front who's big n he has to bend his seat far behind"
Pros: "Once we boarded the experience was positive."
Cons: "The flight was late causing me to be late for a meeting"
Pros: "Staff polite and friendly. Entertainment on my ipad with wants content great."
Pros: "Really nice hostesses. Professional, friendly, interested in travellers. Very welcome when you're travelling home after a long day."
Cons: "Planes are looking a bit tired."
Pros: "Staff were friendly. Enjoyed getting a meal included in the ticket for everyone."
Cons: "Could be more of a range of movies to watch"
Pros: "The plane itself was nice and comfortable for me. The business class seat fully laid down, and there were lots of entertainment options. The flight was quick! 15hr flight from Melbourne to LAX only took 13 hours!"
Cons: "Several of the food items were either cold or overdone. I asked hostess what the deal was (because their food service is usually great) and she explained that in this new plane (Boeing 787) they removed a lot of the working areas for the crew. They have less space to work in order to be able to prepare food and drinks compared to Qantas's other planes (Airbus A380). This is also a brand new plane for this crew (literally the first flight for some for some of them), and they didn't know where some of the things on the plane were. I imagine after they've used the plane for a while and learn where everything is, they'll get better. I'll find out on the return flight back to Melbourne."
Pros: "Flight was straight forward, left and landed on time"
Cons: "QANTAS cancelled my original 10am flight with a text at 5.20am that morning, this stressed me quite a bit as we were flying to Sydney for a wedding that afternoon"
Cons: "Crew service was disgraceful"
Pros: "Individual usb charge port and meal"
Cons: "Terrible procedures in Sidney and Los-Angeles with uncertainty, broken schedule , chaos and wasting passengers' time."
Pros: "Comfortable plane. Good entertainment. Very nice chicken salad. Friendly staff."
Cons: "The soggy pies were a bit, well, soggy ... The changeover at Dubai seemed unnecessary. Having to go through security tho get from airside to airside was a bit daft. The crew gave little information on how that changeover was going to happen, and when they did it was just before landing."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Cons: "Nothing that is unique to Qantas or just flying in general."
Cons: "Great service , very caring and clean . Looked after me as I had to use a wheelchair . Thank you :)"
Pros: "The no fuss but highly professional approach of the cabin crew. The level of comfort in the cabin, with a business class upgrade."
Cons: "I dont like having to track the distance through the outside lounge in both directions to get to the Business Lounge. The Business Lounge is frequently busy and noisy. Very hard to conduct a phone conversation from."
Cons: "I was right by the toilets"
Pros: "Landing with strong winds went well."
Cons: "No seat pillows"
Cons: "Late leaving and still pretending it was going to leave sooner than it did. It boarded 15 mins after the published delayed departure time. Staff wouldn't even call to find out when it would really leave. Lounge closed before the flight was called,"
Cons: "All round excellent"
Cons: "can not think of any."
Pros: "On time , efficient service"
Cons: "It's a short 50 min flight, can't ask for anything more."
Cons: "Plane trip was great , baggage pick up very slow. No entertainment on trip Melb to Cairns so can't comment."
Pros: "The plane had few people so it was quiet."
Cons: "Meal was very average, captain speakers were very low and we couldn’t hear. The landing was rushed and rough even though it was good weather and plenty of space to slow down aircraft. No entertainment or offer to purchase/rent. The flight was delayed and we arrived one hour later."
Pros: "Great luggage allowance and best prices."
Cons: "Not Applicable"
Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "better movies"
Pros: "Fast boarding and disembarkation. Good lounge in melbourne."
Cons: "Slightly condescending cabin crew member."
Pros: "Taking my elderly mother up to the Gold Coast to visit my sister is always a challenge but thanks to the beautiful staff at Virgin it was made so easy. Just outstanding customer service. Thank you so much."
Pros: "Seats were big enough and the entertainment was good"
Cons: "We had to wait an extra hour (after already waiting 6 hours because our original connecting flight couldn’t wait 5 minutes) because 2 people couldn’t sit in their assigned seats. They then got kicked off the plane which Is fine, but why should we have to wait while their bags are found. They broke the rules, they should have to pick their bag up when they get to Perth. Not inconvenience thousands of people!"
Cons: "My ticket was deemed void when I was checking in and I could not get on the flight. I will never book via kayak again."
Cons: "Bag drop area was allowed to be hijacked by a school group that hadn’t checked in already."
Pros: "6 years. I am old and have been cared for very well."
Cons: "That the flight didn't wait 15 minutes for me to get on it."
Pros: "The service from the crew was great."
Cons: "I’m vegetarian, the Meals offered were really bad and i was disappointed that I wasn’t offered some of the more appealing vegetarian options that were available for the rest of the passengers"
Pros: "We arrived in Adelaide"
Cons: "Having to wait in a massive line for an hour to check in our bags after landing in Melbourne from a Virgin Australia international flight - there should be a special counter for guests who are transferring."
Pros: "The lounge and space on the flight"
Cons: "Bizarre that the passenger across the aisle from me had a ticket to Sydney which had been scanned twice by staff, didn't work, they couldn't work out why and let her on anyway after phonecalls from steward. She wasn't too pleased to be in Adelaide with all her luggage supposedly on the Sydney flight (last minute gate change). Security breach and error!"
Pros: "Great service and staff."
Cons: "The non existent baggage drop at Tullamarine. The in flight snacks needs improving."
Cons: "See above, I was so bored, tired and irritated I can’t be bothered to say if this flight was good or not. Much better than being stuck in the airport and was glad to get to my destination."
Pros: "The staff were lovely."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by two hours, the earphone jack only worked through one side."
Pros: "Everything was great. On time and very nice service Thanks"
Pros: "attentive service and relatively comfortable, easy boarding and disembarking"
Cons: "Meal/snack/food was atrocious, was the most disappointing excuse of a snack. We had a choice of a few pieces of cut apple or an extremely thin sad looking granola bar. Expect airlines that offer “full service” to offer something better for the price, also the fact that no fixed TVs or iPads and you have to use your phone to watch movies, at least get a phone holder on the back of the seat."
Cons: "Half hour delay"
Pros: "A cold drink just when I needed it. Thank you"
Pros: "The crew were excellent and the plane very comfy."
Cons: "I don't understand why we had a 4hr 40 min flight plan which went way up the Australian coast instead of going in a direct line from Melbourne to Christchurch, when the ticket noted about a 3hr 40 min flight time. If you can enlighten me that would be appreciated."
Pros: "Free drink and snack Courteous service Arrived on time Free registered luggage"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "legroom too small and food was minor snack."
Pros: "Breakfast mushrooms were good."
Cons: "No butter for breakfast roll."
Pros: "Fast boarding, new aircraft, comfortable seats, flight was on time."
Cons: "Advertised as full service airline but food was lacking, general cleaning between flights not great."
Pros: "Economy X is fantastic, and really enjoy the boarding experience and the crew. left on time and arrived early. Excellent trip in that regard."
Cons: "Almost every time I travel on virgin, which is a lot. They serve a minim muesli bar. Come on Virgin what about changing that a bit. Qantas offer some really good options for not much more of a ticket price. This part of the Virgin Experience needs to change."
Cons: "my seat got changed"
Pros: "entertainment is good"
Cons: "surely the food can be better than half a muesli bar"
Pros: "Every employee I've met has made my trip seamless and delightful. Your employees are very professional. Wish you were in the US!!"
Pros: "Friendly staff, ease of getting on and off the plane."
Cons: "Small nibbles...."
Pros: "everything was great, more movie options would be better"
Pros: "Virgin is always well organised and the flights kept to time. The staff were very helpful and I had a comfortable trip"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "Luggage of 23kg per piece and not able to share across allocated family total"
Pros: "Like the corporate image & modern design of different facilities etc. The check-in was nice & smooth."
Cons: "No greeting or smile from crew staff (I think it's important as it shows welcoming)."
Cons: "Waiting time on transfer Staff attitude"
Pros: "Flight crew were lovely."
Cons: "Got told to "sit back down and don't worry" when our first flight was delayed, after I asked the lady at the gate that we may miss our connecting flight. She put other customers on different flights to make their connections, but when I approached was denied, and ensured we would make out next flight. Missed the next flight and had to wait another 3.5 hours for the next flight, even after explaining the situation to a gentleman at the customer service desk, he said he could not help us, and gave my partner and i am $8 food voucher while we waited as a 'sorry'. Then on the way home another 30 min delay. horrible first experience flying, Was very disappointed in the customer service & missed my brothers wedding. I should have booked Qantas instead of Virgin."
Cons: "Flight was very bumpy, and the air inside the plane was stuffy. I felt nauseated all the way through from take off to landing"
Pros: "Agent service"
Cons: "No entertainment"
Cons: "I paid $65 for a seat with extra legroom, 13F, but at the airport found that I had been moved to 8A. Couldn't get my seat back, so spent 25 minutes on the phone to Virgin Australia today getting a refund."
Pros: "The free snack us an unhealthy chocolate..ok for spinning freeinflight ad but insulting to the intelligence of customers"
Pros: "Reached Sydney, eventually"
Cons: "Hour late. Crowded plane, cramped. No service. Poor communication about delays."
Pros: "Efficiency at the check-in and the excellent service by the crew on board."
Cons: "The line for the Bag drop was much longer than anticipated (usually fly with Qantas which is v. quick & automated), meaning I nearly missed the flight."
Pros: "It didnt happen so not much"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and didnt tell me. The only reason i knew is Tripcase sent me a notification"
Cons: "You are all ways late"
Pros: "The check-in was fast and either the plane aboard."
Cons: "Not everybody on plane got service. We have waited on the plane for like 30 minutes for the plane start his way"
Pros: "Crew were awesome."
Cons: "Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee"
Cons: "Flight delayed for three hours. We’re told by frequent travelers that this happens all the time with Jetstar."
Pros: "The seating was comfortable"
Cons: "Need free movies"
Pros: "Crew was nice. Plane was clean."
Cons: "Delayed as usual - luggage check again"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment, no even access to an App via your own Ipad"
Pros: "Perfect landing!"
Pros: "Good choices of flight times"
Cons: "Charge to check even 1 bag. Limited what we could buy."
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The landing was super rocky"
Pros: "Magazine on the plane was good."
Cons: "We had to pay $400 dollars to check 4 bags (2 bags per person). The bags were not overweight or oversized. We were told we had purchased a ticket with no baggage. I am a frequent traveler ( 10 flights in 6 weeks) and have never experienced such charges for baggage. It was not clear at the time of purchase that there were different levels of tickets. The agents at the counter was only interested in maximizing the fees we were charged and not helping us with other options. The plane was late and there was very limited seating in the waiting area, so most people stood for the extra 40 minutes of the delay."
Cons: "Didn’t even receive a cup of water"
Cons: "Rude service"
Pros: "Considerate crew on the plane."
Cons: "Took us 3 attempts to send our 23kg luggage through automated stations due to multiple issues. We did not receive a gate number on the departure boards until 5 mins AFTER we were suppose to start boarding according to our boarding pass, so we had to rush through the airport to make the plane on time. Once we reached the gate with only minutes to spare Jetstar brought out a scale and decided it was time to weight the carry on luggage, anything over 7kg then had to be checked, no opportunity to move items into the bags already check that we had already paid for. Any refreshments on the plane had to be purchased seperately, cheap as!! This experience just felt like they were trying to take your money at every turn. Treat the service like a taxi, point A to point B only and KNOW THIER RULES before you show up otherwise the will screw you over."
Pros: "The cabin staff were friendly"
Cons: "Plane was delayed due to excess baggage weight in hull. The baggage had to be unloaded and then reloaded again, while we sat on the tarmac for an hour."
Pros: "Smooth flying and arrived 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Jetstar is a budget carrier so I do not begrudge the additional costs for food, baggage, etc. I do, however, continue to be disappointed with their poor customer service. The service desk had a long line, 4 service representatives ad only one representative service customers."
Pros: "Staff very professional, food is decent"
Pros: "They actually gave us a reason for the delay - plane had not been cleaned the night before."
Cons: "No further updates when revised departure time had past and we were still waiting in line. Delay avoidable and not acceptable for first flight of the morning"
Cons: "Lack of legroom."
Cons: "Hardly any staff, we had to load & check in our own bags. The mechanical baggage belt was initially not working so the lines of people waiting grew. There was no-one to explain what we had to do so we only printed our boarding passes, and didnt realise we had to ALSO print baggage labels, so we consequently lost our place in the queue. NOT HAPPY!"
Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "Staff appear permanently unhappy and like they don't enjoy the job"
Pros: "Good value"
Cons: "Configuration 2 3 2 and seat pitch and reclining"
Cons: "Boarding on tarmac in the rain, no cover over walkway. Smallest and tightest seating in the airline business."
Pros: "It was a good flight, good pilot"
Cons: "The flight was delayed It is a 7+ hour flight I think you could offer some snacks and coffee or tea for free At least one good movie for free Every airline I've chosen to fly with does it but Jetstar It was quite disappointing"
Cons: "First time on a domestic airline in Australia, I read the information which appeared to say you could bring a 7 kg carry on item and a computer bag and a women could bring a small purse. When we checked in my wife's purse and my laptop in bag were all added as additional weight. So we were forced to pay additional excess weight charges of $50."
Pros: "I wish all airlines were as professional and prompt."
Pros: "Crew polite and competent."
Cons: "Seating cramped and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Jetstar's carry on policy is a joke."
Pros: "Fast check in process, fast boarding"
Pros: "Safe conduct. No flourishes."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Crew really weighted in carry on luggages"
Cons: "They let me through although mine combined up to 8 Kg"
Pros: "Essentially nothing"
Cons: "Inattentive, rude service. TV which I paid extra for didn't work. Rowdy passengers. Call button response >10 minutes"
Cons: "The Australian Jetstar staff at the airport was rude and unhelpful."
Pros: "Very easy check in process. Helpful staff to help with bag check."
Cons: "Seats were not the most comfortable. Entertain system could have had more stuff. Food just mediocre."
Pros: "the seats, even in economy plus, do not go back!"
Pros: "Crew were friendly and cheerful."
Cons: "Crew were not aware I had a starter plus package which included a food voucher. This often happens with Jetstar and is annoying when you have paid for the extras. Also flight was delayed and I had to make a connecting flight. Would have been good if crew ensured people did not straggle when boarding with the appropriate announcements."
Cons: "purchased movies but the audio-visual didnt work. I should expect refund."
Pros: "Unfortunately, there is nothing I like!!!"
Cons: "7 Kg per person rule including your handbag and leep-warm clothing, and neck cushion, babymilik and toys :is absolutely DISGUSTING! Most airlines allow 10Kg carry-on! They should have BOLD clear WARNING about luggage requirement @ the booking site, so that 'BUYER BEWARE". Probably end up with NO business!! And the checker acts like a 'MOTHER SUPERIOR', with no MERCY. I end up throwing away all my muchies and lost some of my luggage, being force to thumble everything right @ the boarding gate! Being a seasoned traveller, $50.00 per bag for check in bag, amount to 2/3 of your ticket price, is the highest I have ever seen in airlines!!! Truely, they attract you with a lower price than Virgin Atlantic, but they cut your throat with the carry-on and coffee and water! And they cancelled my return flight! And I am forced to take a flight time, that does not suit my itinerary! NEVER fly jetstar again!!! I feel I am taken!"
Pros: "Very friendly service. Departed on time"
Cons: "Long, long walk to get to departure gate. No air-bridges."
Pros: "The staff were very good."
Cons: "I booked a seat and did not get the seat l had booked."
Pros: "simple - get from A to B straight"
Cons: "Not clean"
Pros: "Service pleasant"
Cons: "No entertainment and not even simple beverages"
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "Two unruly groups made it loud and frustrating."
Pros: "Was on time and I personally did not run into any problems."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "I wasn't told ahead of time how much an overweight bag would be. Instead of just paying at the kiosk I had to wait in line to simply swipe a credit card."
Airlines flying from Melbourne to Hobart have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Melbourne to Hobart
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Melbourne to Hobart