There are 3 ways to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island by plane, bus, ferry or train

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

Qantas flies from Cairns to Hamilton Island once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Hamilton Island
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Train operators
Queensland Rail
Website
queenslandrail.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Proserpine
Avg. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Book at
bookings.queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Airlie Beach
Avg. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $110
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cairns to Hamilton Island?

The distance between Cairns and Hamilton Island is 508 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island?

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island is to bus and ferry which costs $170 and takes 12 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island?

The quickest way to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island is to fly which takes 1 h 22 min and costs $360.

How long does it take to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island?

It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island, including transfers.