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There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island by plane, bus and ferry, train, 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

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI

$100 - $374

Cheapest option

Fly to Mackay, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$88 - $284

5 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina

$124 - $263

Fly to Moranbah, travel  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Moranbah (MOV) BNE - MOV
  2. Travel from Moranbah to Whitsunday Island

Train, travel  •  15 h

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Bus  •  19 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$98 - $162

Bus, ferry  •  22 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
  2. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina

$164 - $245

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island is to bus which costs $130 - $230 and takes 19 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island is to fly which costs $140 - $550 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Whitsunday Island is 901 km.

The best way to get from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island without a car is to train and travel which takes 15 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island is to fly which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $140 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $230 and takes 19 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hamilton Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Whitsunday Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs $14 - $20.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island.
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  • Distance: 563 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Whitsunday Island, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island twice daily. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island twice daily. Tickets cost $95 - $160 and the journey takes 18 h 45 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$201
B-Quick
$111
Bus operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
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 Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $160
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators

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