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Getting Here

There are many easy ways to get to King Island and start your holiday.

There are no passenger ferries to the island so you’ll need to fly, either from Tasmania (Burnie - Wynyard or Launceston) or mainland Australia (Melbourne).

There are three airlines flying from Melbourne each day.  Rex conveniently leaves from Tullamarine once a day, with additional flights sometimes available in the summer.  Sharp Airlines conveniently leaves from Essendon Airport twice a day.

If you’re closer to the eastern side of Melbourne you might prefer to fly with King Island Airlines who depart from Moorabbin airport twice a day throughout the year. Moorabbin is easily accessible by car from the centre of Melbourne or if using public transport you can catch the train to Cheltenham railway station and then jump in a taxi for the short trip to the airport.

Visitors from Tasmania can now fly from both Launceston and Burnie (Wynyard) with Sharp Airlines up to three times a day.

If travelling in a group it may be surprisingly cost effective to charter a plane from a convenient location.

FROM VICTORIA:

King Island Airlines

King Island Airlines

Providing daily air services for carriage of passengers and freight between Moorabbin Airport in Melbourne and Currie King Island. Fully flexible charter services are also available in our jet prop and twin engined aircraft. Passenger and freight flights 7 days a week.
Booking's can be made direct by contacting our Moorabbin office or online by visiting our website

Address: Building 35 First Avenue, Moorabbin Airport, VIC 3192
Telephone: 03 9580 3777 or 1300 510 252
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Web: www.kingislandair.com.au

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 Regional Express Airlines

Rex Airlines

Flying from Tullamarine, Melbourne, to King Island and return 7 days a week. Fly in comfort and style aboard our Saab aircraft. Only a 50min flight to the Island. A baggage allowance of 15kg per adult applies.

Address: Tullamarine, Victoria
Telephone: 13 17 13
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Web: www.rex.com.au

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 Sharp Airlines

sharp

Sharp Airlines have grown to be a successful regional airline with services running between Hamilton, Portland and Melbourne (Essendon) in Victoria, Adelaide and Port Augusta in South Australia.  Tasmanian services to King Island and Flinders Island from Melbourne (Essendon) and Launceston. Includes services to or from: King Island - Wynyard - King Island , King Island - Launceston - King Island. 

Address: Hamilton Airport, Hamilton, Vic
Telephone: 1300 556 694
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Web: www.sharpairlines.com.au

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 Vortex Charters

Vortex Air

Private air charter flights for groups, corporates and leisure travellers to King Island. Based at Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne; Vortex air provides the comfortable, convenient alternative to commercial flight options. Vortex Air provide a fly in fly out experience direct to the destination without the hassle, delays and congestion of alternative transport opportunities. 

Address: 2 Third St, Moorabbin Airport Vic
Telephone: (03) 8586 7474
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Web: www.vortexair.com.au

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 Australian Air Holidays 

Australian Air Holidays

Unique flightseeing-touring holidays, golf packages and group charters  to King Island.  Our 1 to 3 day golf packages fly in our private charter 52 seat aircraft and depart from Essendon Airport.  Our range of flightseeing-touring holidays include; King Island Long Table Festival, Bass Strait Islands and more.  Visit our website to see the current program.

Address: 63 Mahoneys Rd, Forest Hill VIC 3131
Telephone: (03) 98751422 or 1800 815 906
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Web: www.australianairholidays.com

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 King Island Surf Charters 

KISS

King Island Surf Charters provide their professional & experience flight service, with the convenance of a private airline charter.  Flying direct from Barwon Heads Airport in Victoria to King Island, they accommodate either small groups or individuals.  We have a fleet of 4 planes to suit your requirements, for either a quick day trip or stay longer with full flights, accommodation, and car hire packages- Give us a call to book.

Address: Barwon Heads
Telephone: 0409 864 055
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Web: www.kingislandsurfsafaris.com.au

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 Kirkhope Aviation

Kirkhope Aviation

Kirkhope Aviation and Moorabbin Air Charters provide an air charter service from Moorabbin Victoria. As well as the charter service they can arrange a one or two day stay including all tour activities and accommodation.
The fleet of aircraft include a Baron, Navajo and 2 Chieftains (twin engine piston aircraft) and a twin turbine pressurised Beechcraft Super KingAir B200. Flight time in the air is 35 minutes.

Address: Hanger 7, Second St, Moorabbin Airport, Vic 3194
Telephone: 1300 206130
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Web: www.kirkhopeaviation.com.au

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 Short Stop Charters

Short Stop

Shortstop Private Jet Charter is a long established air charter operator based in Melbourne. They operate 2 beautifully refurbished DC3s that seat 28 passengers each. The aircraft are regular visitors to King Island where the actual trip becomes part of the experience. Flights depart from a private VIP lounge at Essendon Airport. Secure undercover parking is also available. 

Address: Hanger 5 Wirraway Road, Essendon Airport, VIC 3041
Telephone: 1300 727 412
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Web: www.shortstop.com.au

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FROM TASMANIA:

 Sharp Airlines

Sharp Airlines 

Sharp Airlines have grown to be a successful regional airline with services running between Hamilton, Portland and Melbourne (Essendon) in Victoria, Adelaide and Port Augusta in South Australia and Tasmanian services to King Island and Flinders Island from Melbourne (Essendon) and Launceston. Includes services to or from:
King Island - Wynyard – King Island, King Island - Launceston – King Island

Address: Hamilton Airport, Hamilton, Vic
Telephone: 1300 55 66 94
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Web: www.sharpairlines.com.au

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