There are 2 ways to get from Bowen to Hamilton Island by bus or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Bowen to Airlie Beach Gx411 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$47 - $89

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via Shute Harbour  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Bowen to Airlie Beach Gx411 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$43 - $66

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The cheapest way to get from Bowen to Hamilton Island is to bus and ferry which costs $55 - $95 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bowen to Hamilton Island is to bus and ferry which costs $60 - $130 and takes 3 h.

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The distance between Bowen and Hamilton Island is 83 km.

The best way to get from Bowen to Hamilton Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 3 h and costs $60 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h to get from Bowen to Hamilton Island, including transfers.

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There are 68+ hotels available in Hamilton Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bowen to Hamilton Island.
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  • Distance: 52.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h

What companies run services between Bowen, QLD, Australia and Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Bowen to Hamilton Island. However, you can take the bus to Airlie Beach then take the ferry to Hamilton Island Marina. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bowen to Hamilton Island via Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour Rd at Hermitage Drive, and Shute Harbour in around 3 h 4 min.

Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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