Travel options for:
Cairns to Whitsunday Island
  • Fly to Hamilton Island

    $186 - $618
    1. Cairns

      7 min - 4.4 miles

      $15 - $19

    2. Cairns (CNS)

      1 h 15 min - non-stop

      $170 - $600

    3. Hamilton Island (HTI)

      11 min - 6.2 miles

  • Fly to Mackay, bus, ferry

    $259 - $686
    1. Cairns

      7 min - 4.4 miles

      $15 - $19

    2. Cairns (CNS)

      2 h 45 min - 1 stopover

      $170 - $550

    3. Mackay (MKY)

      8 min - 4.2 miles

      $15 - $18

    4. Mackay

      1 h 50 min - once daily

      $13 - $30

    5. Airlie Beach

      55 min - every 4 hours

      $45 - $70

    6. Hamilton Island Marina

      11 min - 5.8 miles

  • Train, travel

    1. Cairns Central Station

      10 h 20 min - 5 times a week

      $75 - $110

    2. Proserpine

      54 min - 28.3 miles

  • Bus

    $58 - $100
    1. Cairns

      10 h 35 min - once daily

      $55 - $100

    2. Shute Harbour Rd at Hermitage

      14 min - 5 times a day - line 1

      $1 - $2

    3. Shute Harbour

      25 min - 13.4 miles

  • Accommodation
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Car Hire
  • Compare Best Rates
  • Things to do
  • View attractions

From Cairns taxi to Cairns airport, fly to Hamilton Island airport, then travel to Whitsunday Island. 1 h 34 min $278. From Cairns taxi to Cairns airport, fly to Mackay airport, taxi to Mackay, bus to Airlie Beach, ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, then travel to Whitsunday Island. 7 h 57 min $283. From Cairns Central Station train to Proserpine then travel to Whitsunday Island. 11 h 14 min. From Cairns bus to Shute Harbour Rd at Hermitage Drive, line 1 bus to Shute Harbour, then travel to Whitsunday Island. 11 h 35 min $80.