There are 5 ways to get from Gold Coast to Whitsunday 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 to Hamilton Island  •  5 h 22 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 - $386

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Bus  •  21 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$103 - $191

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Train, fly to Proserpine, travel  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  3. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Train, travel  •  17 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
  3. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Train, bus, ferry  •  24 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$172 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island is to bus which costs $140 - $270 and takes 21 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island is to train and fly which costs $140 - $550 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Whitsunday Island is 972 km.

The best way to get from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island without a car is to train and travel which takes 17 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Gold Coast to Whitsunday 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 68+ hotels available in Whitsunday Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island.
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  • Distance: 607.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island via Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour Rd at Hermitage Drive, and Shute Harbour in around 21 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
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
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 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $22
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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
$206
B-Quick
$114
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 Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$13 - $19
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
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
$6 - $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
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
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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