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There are 8 ways to get from Daintree National Park to Hayman Island by car ferry, car, shuttle, plane, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Car ferry, drive, shuttle to Cairns, fly to Proserpine, travel  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the car ferry from Daintree River Ferry North to Daintree River Ferry
  2. Drive from Daintree River Ferry to Port Douglas
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport
  4. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Proserpine (PPP) CNS - PPP
  5. Travel from Port of Airlie to Hayman Island

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Daintree Crocodylus Village, Cow Bay to Cairns Coastal Service
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Airlie Beach Pm19

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Car ferry, drive, shuttle to Cairns, fly to Hamilton Island  •  9h 34m

  1. Take the car ferry from Daintree River Ferry North to Daintree River Ferry
  2. Drive from Daintree River Ferry to Port Douglas
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport
  4. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Hamilton Island (HTI) CNS - HTI

Car ferry, drive, shuttle to Cairns, fly to Townsville, travel  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the car ferry from Daintree River Ferry North to Daintree River Ferry
  2. Drive from Daintree River Ferry to Port Douglas
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport
  4. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV) CNS - TSV
  5. Travel from Townsville to Hayman Island

Car ferry, drive, shuttle to Cairns, fly to Mackay, bus  •  13h 18m

  1. Take the car ferry from Daintree River Ferry North to Daintree River Ferry
  2. Drive from Daintree River Ferry to Port Douglas
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport
  4. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Mackay (MKY) CNS - MKY
  5. Take the bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach

Bus to Cooktown, fly to Proserpine  •  11h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Ayton to Cooktown
  2. Fly from Cooktown (CTN) to Proserpine (PPP) CTN - PPP

Car ferry, bus, train, travel  •  14h 39m

  1. Take the car ferry from Daintree River Ferry North to Daintree River Ferry
  2. Take the bus from Mossman to Cairns
  3. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Proserpine
  4. Travel from Proserpine to Hayman Island

Bus via Cairns  •  14h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Daintree Crocodylus Village, Cow Bay to Cairns Coastal Service
  2. Take the bus from Cairns to Airlie Beach Gx411
Daintree National Park → Hayman Island
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The cheapest way to get from Daintree National Park to Hayman Island is to bus which costs $130 - $180 and takes 14h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Daintree National Park to Hayman Island is to bus and fly. Taking this option will cost $430 - $1,000 and takes 11h 18m.

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The distance between Daintree National Park and Hayman Island is 570 km.

The best way to get from Daintree National Park to Hayman Island without a car is to bus which takes 14h 19m and costs $130 - $180.

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It takes approximately 7h 54m to get from Daintree National Park to Hayman Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Proserpine Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Skytrans and FlexFlight ApS offer flights from Cairns Airport to Proserpine Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Hayman Island. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Daintree National Park to Hayman Island.
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  • Distance: 569.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 54m

What companies run services between Daintree National Park, QLD, Australia and Hayman Island, QLD, Australia?

You can take a bus from Daintree National Park to Hayman Island via Daintree Crocodylus Village, Cow Bay, Cairns Central Station, and Airlie Beach in around 14h 19m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Cairns to Hamilton Island via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,800
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Cooktown to Proserpine via Cairns, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Cooktown to Proserpine via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Cooktown to Proserpine via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $850
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Train operators
Bus operators
BTS Port Douglas Bus
Phone
07 4099 5665
Email
info@portdouglasbus.com.au
Website
portdouglasbus.com.au
Shuttle from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $39
Book at
Port Douglas Bus
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$26 - $40
Advantage
$29 - $45
Premium
$30 - $50
Bus from Cairns to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$90 - $140
Advantage
$110 - $170
Premium
$120 - $180
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
Premier Motor Service
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61(07)30362070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Ayton to Cooktown
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.com.au
Bus from Mossman to Cairns
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.com.au
Bus from Daintree Crocodylus Village, Cow Bay to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.com.au
Ferry operators
Douglas Shire Council
Phone
(07) 4099 9444
Email
enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au
Website
douglas.qld.gov.au
Car ferry from Daintree River Ferry North to Daintree River Ferry
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
douglas.qld.gov.au

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