There are 8 ways to get from Canberra to Whitsunday Islands by plane, bus, train 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 Canberra to Hamilton Island  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Hamilton Island (HTI) CBR - HTI

$200 - $470

Cheapest option

Bus to Sydney, fly to Hamilton Island  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney International Airport
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Hamilton Island (HTI) SYD - HTI

$132 - $523

6 alternative options

Fly Canberra to Proserpine, travel  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Proserpine (PPP) CBR - PPP
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Islands

Bus to Sydney, fly to Proserpine, travel  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney International Airport
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Proserpine (PPP) SYD - PPP
  3. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Islands

Fly Canberra to Mackay, train  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Mackay (MKY) CBR - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$277 - $703

Train  •  35 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine

$230 - $393

Bus  •  41 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach

$198 - $356

Train, bus, ferry  •  47 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
  3. Take the bus from Chermside Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
  4. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$309 - $451

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canberra to Whitsunday Islands is to bus and fly which costs $180 - $750 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra to Whitsunday Islands is to fly which costs $270 - $650 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The distance between Canberra and Whitsunday Islands is 1666 km.

The best way to get from Canberra to Whitsunday Islands without a car is to train which takes 35 h 19 min and costs $310 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Canberra to Whitsunday Islands, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Whitsunday Islands is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs $270 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $550 and takes 35 h 19 min, you could also bus, which costs $270 - $500 and takes 41 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from Canberra Airport to Hamilton Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are 184+ hotels available in Whitsunday Islands. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Canberra to Canberra Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Canberra to Whitsunday Islands.
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  • Distance: 1041.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

What companies run services between Canberra, ACT, Australia and Whitsunday Islands, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Canberra to Whitsunday Islands hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Canberra to Whitsunday Islands via Central Station, Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, and Proserpine in around 35 h 19 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Canberra to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Canberra to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Canberra to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Canberra to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Canberra to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $410
Flights from Canberra to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Canberra to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Flights from Canberra to Proserpine via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Canberra to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Canberra to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Canberra to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Canberra to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Canberra to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$205
B-Quick
$113
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Bus operators
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 Canberra to Sydney International Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
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 Sydney to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chermside Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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