JetGo is now offering flights from Hervey Bay to Melbourne.
JetGo is now offering flights from Hervey Bay to Melbourne. Mara Pattison-Sowden

JetGo: Cost to fly to Melbourne compared to other airlines

IT will cost you about $500 to jet set to Melbourne and back from Hervey Bay with the newest airline servicing th

The flight will take you two-and-a-half hours direct from Hervey Bay to Essendon Airport in Melbourne. 

The JetSaver is $248 each way and if you miss this deal the JetSale flight is $298 each way looking at flights in late July and returning early August. 

The direct flights are two hours and forty minutes. 

When you arrive in the city, there is a free shuttle bus from the airport for Jetgo passengers to Essendon Train Station.

Alternatively you can jump in a taxi or the tram is a close stroll from the airport.

For bus enquiries call 0426 381 800.

We took a look at how this compares to other airlines flying around the same time.

We looked at flights leaving Hervey Bay on July 28 and returning on August 1 (flight prices may differ for other dates). 

QANTAS

The cheapest Qantas flight was $291. 

This flight leaves Hervey Bay at 12.15pm and arrives in Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport at 7.30pm. 

There is one stop in Brisbane. 

The flight leaves Brisbane at 7.30pm. 

The return flight will cost you $291 but that will take you just over nine hours to return back to Hervey Bay. 

If you want to pay $305, there is a flight that will get you back in just under four hours including a quick stop in Brisbane.

TOTAL FLIGHT COST: $596

VIRGIN

Flying Virgin will cost you $325 on the way down with a stop in Sydney. 

The cheapest return flight is $256 and that will bring you home in three hours and ten minutes. 

(Flight prices are subject to change due to bookings). 

For more flight times and prices comparisons visit Webjet.

TOTAL FLIGHT COST: $581



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