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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Hamilton Island (HTI) CNS - HTI

$185 - $618

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  12 h 40 min

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

$101 - $165

1 alternative option

Train, ferry  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$122 - $176

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island is to bus and ferry which costs $130 - $230 and takes 12 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island is to fly which takes 1 h 17 min and costs $250 - $850.

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The distance between Cairns and Hamilton Island is 508 km.

It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Cairns to Hamilton Island, including transfers.

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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
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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