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There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island by train, plane, bus and ferry, bus or ferry

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Train, fly to Hamilton Island  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI

$107 - $386

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Train, fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina

$131 - $275

Bus, train, ferry  •  19h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street 175
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
  3. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina

$162 - $275

Bus Greyhound Australia, ferry  •  22h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$146 - $224

Bus Premier Motor Service, ferry  •  24h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina

$178 - $235

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island is to train and fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 5h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island is to train and fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 5h 4m.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Hamilton Island is 964 km.

The best way to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island without a car is to bus and train and ferry which takes 19h 42m and costs $220 - $390.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hamilton Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Hamilton Island. Prices start at $223 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island.
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  • Distance: 602.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 4m

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

There is no direct connection from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island. However, you can take the tram to Helensvale, platform 4, take the walk to Helensvale, platform 2, take the train to International Airport, platform 2, take the walk to Brisbane airport, then fly to Hamilton Island. Alternatively, you can take the tram to Helensvale, platform 4, take the walk to Helensvale, platform 2, take the train to International Airport, platform 2, take the walk to Brisbane airport, fly to Proserpine, take the walk to Proserpine Airport, then take the bus and ferry to Hamilton Island.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$201
B-Quick
$111
Bus operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
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 Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $160
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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