There are 3 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 11 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

$108 - $387

2 alternative options

Bus, train, ferry  •  19 h 34 min

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

$164 - $298

Bus, ferry  •  22 h 31 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 Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$143 - $232

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island is to train and fly which costs $140 - $550 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island is to train and fly which costs $140 - $550 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island, including transfers.

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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 Airlie Beach in around 19 h 34 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
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $23
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$209
B-Quick
$115
Bus operators
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
Premier Motor Service
Website
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
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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