There are 2 ways to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach by ferry or bus

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

Recommended option

Ferry  •  55 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie

$45 - $75

Cheapest option

Ferry, line 1 bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Shute Harbour to Shute Harbour Rd near Broadwater Avenue 1

$38 - $44

What companies run services between Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia and Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia?

Cruise Whitsundays operates a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $75 and the journey takes 55 min.

Bus operators
Whitsunday Transit
Website
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Bus from Shute Harbour to Shute Harbour Rd near Broadwater Avenue
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach?

The distance between Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach is 27 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach?

The cheapest way to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach is to ferry and line 1 bus which costs $45 - $60 and takes 1 h 12 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach?

The quickest way to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach is to ferry which takes 55 min and costs $60 - $95.

Is there a direct ferry between Hamilton Island and Airlie Beach?

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Hamilton Island Marina and arriving at Port of Airlie. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach?

The ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie takes 55 min including transfers and departs every three hours.