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Fly from Melbourne to Paradise Island
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Airports close to Melbourne
- Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL)
- Avalon Airport (AVV)
- Essendon (MEB)
Airports serving Paradise Island
- Nassau International (NAS)
The Bahamas is a string of Caribbean islands off the south-east coast of Florida. It’s all about great beaches and good times here – you’ve just got to decide which one of the 700-plus islands to visit.
Most people head for neighbours New Providence and Paradise Island, the world-class dive sites in the Abaco Islands, or the beach resorts on Grand Bahama. But there are plenty of castaway options, too. You’ve just got to commandeer a boat and a skipper.
It usually takes a day or more to travel from Melbourne to the Bahamas. You can take your pick of routes and airlines.
How long is the flight from Melbourne to the Bahamas?
There are no two ways about it – the flight time is really long, often lasting up to 2 days. The shortest flights head for Nassau, the capital city, and start at just under 26 hours long, including 2 stops in the USA.
Which airlines operate flights from Melbourne to the Bahamas?
US airlines like Delta Air Lines and United Airlines often offer the easiest flights. Alternatively, you could mix and match airlines, e.g. fly with Virgin Australia to the USA, take a domestic flight to an easterly airport like Miami, then jump on a short American Airlines flight to the Bahamas.
A handful of domestic airlines connect the islands in the Bahamas, including Bahamasair and Pineapple Air.
How frequent are flights between Melbourne and the Bahamas?
There are loads of Melbourne to the Bahamas flight routes, with at least 10 planes jetting off a day.
Which airports serve Melbourne and the Bahamas?
All flights start at Melbourne Airport, AKA Tullamarine Airport.
Lynden Pindling International Airport is the main airfield in the Bahamas. It serves island capital, Nassau. You could also arrive in Grand Bahama International Airport on Grand Bahama, Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in the Abaco Islands, or Exuma International Airport on Great Exuma.
You could then travel on to the smaller islands. Many have their own tiny airfields (e.g. North Eleuthera Airport) or seaplane jetties.
Which direct flight route between Melbourne and the Bahamas is cheapest?
Unfortunately, you can’t catch a direct flight from Melbourne to the Bahamas at the moment. The cheapest indirect flights usually stop off at a couple of US cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta or Miami.
The Bahamas are for those who like to live life in the luxurious lane.
New Providence and Paradise Island are the most popular holiday spots. Capital city, Nassau, was once a legendary pirate haven, with pastel-painted colonial streets frequented by the likes of Blackbeard and Anne Bonny. These days, you’ll find more in the way of hotels, beach bars and casinos.
But you could also stay on Grand Bahama, a laid-back island with snorkel-friendly coves and golf courses.
Meanwhile, the Abaco Islands do a line in ecotourism. You can sail to Walker’s Cay National Park and dive the caves of Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.
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