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Low season

May Best time to beat the crowds (22% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (26% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

$160 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$101 or less

Good deal one-way

$52 or less

When to book flights from Melbourne to Hobart

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $67 or less one-way and $130 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Melbourne to Hobart was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 6 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 9% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • The battery on your phone on its last breath? There is no reason to worry – mobile charging points are available in various zones of Melbourne Airport, so you can bring your phone back to life before the flight from Melbourne to Hobart.
  • People who have a sweet tooth and want to eat something before the flight from Melbourne to Hobart will find a number of options where they can drink a cup of coffee and enjoy a dessert. Krispy Kreme specialises in doughnuts in several different flavours. Muffin Break and Brunetti are alternatives where you can enjoy coffee with pastries.
  • If you forgot to pack something before your flight to Melbourne to Hobart, it is possible that you will find it at one of the stores operating at Melbourne Airport. You can find various accessories useful for travel at Carry On and cosmetics at Amuse. There are also many clothes stores, including MaxMara and Burberry.
  • Independent spirits who would like to explore Hobart and Tasmania should consider renting a car at Hobart Airport. There are seven car rental companies operating at the airport and you will find them in the arrivals zone. To check the prices and book a car before the flight from Melbourne to Hobart, refer to Hobart Airport’s website.
  • Travellers flying business or first class with Qantas Airways have access to the Qantas Club Lounge at Hobart Airport, where they can have a more relaxing time until the flight. Guests receive complimentary drinks and magazines, as well as Wi-Fi connection and computer stations.
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Virgin Australia
Overall score based on 3,536 reviews
8.1
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7.8
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8.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
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Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Movies good Boarding and luggage retrieval good"
Cons: "Arrived an hour late Was another passengers fault tho but annoying"

Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour and boarding was slow due to only using one aircraft door."

Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly and responsive."
Cons: "1. Better seats than mine flew empty, while I sat wedged in a full row, behind a wailing infant and ahead of a kicking toddler. 2. The meal choice was between a rice bowl and a salad, both served bereft of any sides, bread, or dessert. 3. We were late again, although not so badly as last time."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Food wasn’t the best... no water bottles provided... chronically thirsty on that flight."

Cons: "On time boarding and availability of inflight entertainment."

Pros: "Crew ans eat was both good"
Cons: "on time flight, food selection"

Pros: "Excellent service"

Pros: "Virgin lounge staff were super friendly and helpful - getting me on an earlier flight and giving me a spare seat next to me!"
Cons: "nothing negative to say"

Pros: "Landing."
Cons: "Huge delays on check-in. System failures but also elderly people not knowing the check in process and causing further delays. People taking too much luggage inside the cabin. No food options for gluten free. No water served. Smooth flight though. Check-in staff at luggage short tempered."

Pros: "The virgin lounge."
Cons: "Bit more variety."

Pros: "Loved the amount of leg room and food choices."
Cons: "Maybe more offers for drinks throughout the flight. Check in of the bags was automated in some areas but there didn’t appear to be sufficient staff to assist. That and as travellers we tend to move slower that a Virgin worker would so I couldn’t put all my bags on board. More assistance at checkin"

Cons: "Plane trip was great , baggage pick up very slow. No entertainment on trip Melb to Cairns so can't comment."

Pros: "Being given the exit row seat"
Cons: "Zero gluten free provided snacks One of the cabin crew were particularly condescending"

Pros: "Business class manager really looked after my food allergy requirement."
Cons: "New crew member - belatedly realised I was in business."

Pros: "Very nice flight attendant took care of seating problem."
Cons: "Give me the seats I had reserved."

Pros: "Left and arrived on time. The plane was nice and clean"
Cons: "Nothing. It was all good"

Pros: "Yes excellent!"
Cons: "Everything was great"

Cons: "despite being an international flight, there was no charging station in the gate or on the plane the food was subpar to competing airlines that fly the same route serious lack of entertainment options again despite being an international flight"

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: "Crew were very good professional and provided good customer service."

Pros: "Full plane with no room, no red wine, no room for hand luggage."
Cons: "Better plane"

Cons: "Virgin app did not authorise my boarding credentials"

Pros: "Great luggage allowance and best prices."
Cons: "Not Applicable"

Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Not much"

Pros: "Entertainment, complimentary meal and beverages given the time"
Cons: "No Wi-Fi like other domestic flights"

Pros: "Fast boarding and disembarkation. Good lounge in melbourne."
Cons: "Slightly condescending cabin crew member."

Pros: "Quick and easy service. Very friendly and polite."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Arrived early, departure was on time"

Pros: "Plane was clean, crew were fantastic, food was acceptable"
Cons: "Seating doesnt allow a lot of leg room for taller people unless you want to pay more for Premium Economy, We travelled early December and the Entertainment still referred to the November listings"

Pros: "Lovely friendly staff"
Cons: "Flight delayed"

Pros: "Great food and pleasant staff. We were delayed on leaving but they made up the time in the air. I was pleasantly surprised after flying budget airlines for so long."

Pros: "pleasant crew"
Cons: "food choices in business class ordinary"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Row 10 seats were extremely cramped. Seemed worse than usual. Was placed in middle seat and was unable to even read a magazine. Hostess saw how cramped I was and commented that I should purchase a x class fare, Perhaps virgin should ensure they supply adequate basic seating"

Cons: "In flight entertainment screens would not work properly"

Pros: "Little interruption from pilot"
Cons: "Simon and His team were wooden and lazy."

Pros: "Good space for economy"
Cons: "Did have to pay for a snack … but hey, its virgin!"

Pros: "Overall good in flight service."
Cons: "Lot of virgin employees got special treatment. Too many Virgin employees traveling. One Virgin employee was granted access to entire row of seats."

Pros: "Seats, entertainment, meals."
Cons: "Late out of the gate. Missed connecting flight."

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."

Pros: "Staff were polite"
Cons: "No entertainment if you didn’t have their app installed. Food was average. No room near our seats for our bags in the overhead bins because crew & other passengers further down the plane had already used them. Had to wait outside in the cold to board. One of my bags was broken on this leg! Tight seating! Not impressed."

Pros: "Good flight, punctual, on time."
Cons: "Food a tiny chocalate bar. If VA advertises that it serves food on domestic flights, it should be proper food!"

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."

Cons: "I am very dissatisfied with virgins service as described above I will certainly be telling all about that and I will likely transfer my velocity membership to qantas upon return to Australia If you want me to yell you how you could have improved your I have many ideas but I’ll slso say you won’t be getting them for nothing !!"

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: "Easy checkin online. Easy bag drop at airport. Staff friendly and helpful. Snack enjoyable."
Cons: "Typical seating, far too cramped. Person beside me encroached on my personal space throughout the flight. Thank goodness it was only a 2hr flight between Melbourne & Brisbane."

Pros: "Crew were great and looked after us"
Cons: "Seats a bit small but better than some."

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: "Attendants were pleasant enough"

Cons: "Absolutely nothing - well done Jetstar"

Pros: "It was a full flight and all went smoothly"
Cons: "It could have been on time bu these things happen"

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"

Cons: "Average service, too bad they are partnered/owned by Qantas"

Cons: "Boarding routine Space available"

Cons: "Flight delayed for three hours. We’re told by frequent travelers that this happens all the time with Jetstar."

Pros: "Good seat"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours"

Cons: "Coffee free"

Pros: "I had 3 seats which was nice."
Cons: "I asked for a blanket - had to pay agreed lady never returned. Everything except the flight was an additional cost. The plane temp was set to freezing - very uncomfortable."

Pros: "Comfy"
Cons: "Need free movies"

Cons: "Flight delayed over an hour then kept waiting another half hour on runway. Couldn't land straight away in Denpasar and had to circle for another 15mins"

Pros: "Crew was nice. Plane was clean."

Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "Crew didn't come around enough with water"

Cons: "Delayed as usual - luggage check again"

Cons: "Well I thought I was never going to see my family again as there was so much turbulence. At one time I thought the plane was going to tip over. I’m a regular traveler and have traveled the world but never encountered anything like this before. The weather seemed fine . There was no rain or thunder. So what could have caused so much turbulence?"

Cons: "No in-flight entertainment, no even access to an App via your own Ipad"

Pros: "Nice seats."

Pros: "Perfect landing!"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Good choices of flight times"
Cons: "Charge to check even 1 bag. Limited what we could buy."

Pros: "not many sitting accommadtion chairs were at gate 47 Melb Airport no reading papers were available"
Cons: "not many seats at gate 47"

Pros: "Boarded well, wasn’t overly populated"
Cons: "The staff were so rude and acted like they didn’t want to be there, acted like pouring you a glass of water was the biggest inconvenience in the world. Had to pay for inflight entertainment, no snacks or food whatsoever. But the attendants weren’t attentive or even in the slightest bit polite."

Pros: "We were surprised when we boarded the plane that we were flying with the new dremliner. The boarding was extremely efficient. They provided us with free movie too on board."

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The landing was super rocky"

Cons: "Crew attitude"

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: "Not customer friendly at all. Arrived after traffic delays at 7:26 told bluntly that the gate was shut. people before and after us were told the same and we were rebooked on flight at 2:40. Ask me again later when I’ve actually flown with Jetstar, although I’m not optimistic that it will be a great experience."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything....no food, no entertainment"

Cons: "Didn’t even receive a cup of water"

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: "Charge for an extra 2 kgs = AUD50. Pretty average customer service if not slightly shoddy. Reminds me to avoid budget airlines. Cabin crew officious"

Pros: "Friendliness of the staff."
Cons: "Lateness of flight"

Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Delayed departure"

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: "Very pleasant staff on board and land crew. Difficult to judge food as it was only a snack and as the flight was only just over the hour there was no entertainment ."

Pros: "Nil"
Cons: "Late leaving.late arriving.delays after landing"

Pros: "All"

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: "Customer service was great.Flight was on time and the weather was good for a day and a half"
Cons: "I did not like it when i got to the airport up there at 7:15 pm and when my Brand new suitcase came around on the carousel it had 2 smashed handles on it.I Reported it straight away to the people in departures.The young guy their gave me a number to ring, which i will be doing tomorrow"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Awful service, took a booking from Melbourne to Aukland and cancelled 5 hours later. Offered no alternative or option but to leave our trip. Completely destroyed our travels which we saved years to accomplish. Avoid these (JETSTAR) like the plague, unless you want an incompetent airline to wreck your traveling. Words really cannot describe our feelings towards our treatment and lack of any empathy from the airline, who took a booking and then cancelled it in record and and said there is no other flights! Thanks for that - never again."

Pros: "Safe."
Cons: "Ended up on a Jetstar flight on a codeshare arrangement with our booked airline Qantas. The journey didn’t start well when our bags would not scan through the self serve checkin as we had not booked direct with Jetstar. We then asked for an aisle seat, but this was refused - the “customer service” assistant advised we should have paid extra to pre-reserve a seat (a no cost option on Qantas). Then when we entered the plane we found that both adjacent aisle seats were in fact vacant. Food was an additional cost item - on an 8 hour flight. Those unlucky enough to ask for a meal late found that there was nothing left for them. Entertainment was also an additional cost item - when paid for the selection was extremely limited, the system slow. The entertainment froze up requiring a reboot. Though not the airline’s fault, the person behind was very fidgety, making it very uncomfortable for anyone sitting in front of him. If the seats were slightly further apart we might not have had that experience either. All in all not the best, given that we had booked with a full price airline and ended up on a budget airline instead."

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: "I find the whole paying for all the extras a pain and probably won't do it again. Otherwise okay."

Cons: "I didn't check in my bag, didn't bother to weigh it. They weighed it at boarding and it was too heavy (my bad, I probably should have checked) and had to be checked in. My gripe is that they made me pay $60 even though my ticket included a free piece of luggage. Their argument was that I didn't use that facility at check-in and therefore waived the right to that piece of check baggage."

Pros: "Plane delayed missed connection had to spend night in Melbourne"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Lack of legroom."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Plane left an hour late"

Cons: "On an international connection I had to collect my baggage, clear customs, and re-check for my onward trip."

Cons: "They choose to weigh bags just as we were boarding and as I was 1kg , I had to check in my bag , but apparently it has to go on the next flight. So now I have to wait for 2.5 hers in Sydney for my bag and had to pay $50 for the inconvenience. I would expect this from Tiger not Jetstar"

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "Shame the staff were not more friendly, I took my rubbish to find a bin and the flight attendant expressed her annoyance and me. Asking her where I can put it. They don't smile and when you asked a question they treated me like I was a nuisance"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "9 hour flight with no meals or beverages or snacks of any kind. Had to pay for entertainment and Still had a service interruption for 30 mins. Power port did not work. Bumpy flight and seatbelt icon was never illuminated. Charged 160 per bag at the airport (unbelievable!). Filthy touch screen and food tray. Jet star claimed to 'help children with every flight' however the company donated nothing, they just went around to collect even more money from passengers. Worst flight ever. Will be calling customer service for a service recovery."

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