There are 4 ways to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island by train, plane, bus 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.

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Train, fly  •  5 h 13 min

  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

3 alternative options

Bus, train, ferry  •  19 h 52 min

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

$159 - $297

Bus Greyhound Australia, ferry  •  22 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina

$142 - $254

Bus Premier Motor Service, ferry  •  24 h 8 min

  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

$174 - $261

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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 19 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min 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 1 h 45 min.

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

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There are 83+ hotels available in Hamilton Island. Prices start at $100 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: 5 h 13 min

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 a vehicle from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, Proserpine, Mill St at Proserpine, Shute Harbour Rd at Hermitage Drive, and Port of Airlie in around 19 h 52 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
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
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$202
B-Quick
$112
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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 Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $170
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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