There are 7 ways to get from Bundaberg to Whitsunday Island by plane, 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 Bundaberg to Hamilton Island  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BDB - HTI

$252 - $412

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Bus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach Gx402

$64 - $109

5 alternative options

Fly Bundaberg to Proserpine, travel  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Proserpine (PPP) BDB - PPP
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Train, train to Brisbane, fly to Hamilton Island  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Caboolture
  2. Take the train from Caboolture, platform 1 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
  3. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI

$142 - $434

Fly Bundaberg to Mackay, train  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Mackay (MKY) BDB - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$120 - $392

Train, travel  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Bus, ferry  •  14 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Agnes Water
  2. Take the bus from Agnes Water to Airlie Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina

$105 - $204

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bundaberg and Whitsunday Island is 618 km.

The best way to get from Bundaberg to Whitsunday Island without a car is to train and travel which takes 10 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Bundaberg to Whitsunday Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Whitsunday Island is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bundaberg Airport to Hamilton Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Bundaberg Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Whitsunday Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Bundaberg Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 5 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Bundaberg to Whitsunday Island.
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  • Distance: 386.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Bundaberg to Whitsunday Island 3 times a day. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Bundaberg to Whitsunday Island once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $100 and the journey takes 10 h 25 min. Greyhound Australia also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Bundaberg to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $410
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bundaberg to Caboolture
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Bundaberg to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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Queensland Rail Travel
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Caboolture, platform 1 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bundaberg to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 Bundaberg to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $110
Bus from Bundaberg to Agnes Water
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Agnes Water to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $110
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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