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

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Ferry  •  1h 10m

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

$44

1 alternative option

Ferry, line 1 bus  •  1h 14m

  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

$45 - $46

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach is to ferry which costs $62 and takes 1h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach is to ferry which costs $62 and takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Hamilton Island Marina and arriving at Port of Airlie. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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

The best way to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach without a car is to ferry which takes 1h 10m and costs $62.

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The ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie takes 1h 10m including transfers and departs hourly.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 16.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 10m

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 hourly. Tickets cost $44 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

Bus operators
Whitsunday Transit
Phone
+61 7 4946 1800
Email
reservations@whitsundaytransit.com.au
Website
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Bus from Shute Harbour to Shute Harbour Rd near Broadwater Avenue
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Whitsunday Transit
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$44
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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