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.

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Ferry  •  55 min

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

$40 - $70

Cheapest option

Ferry, line 1 bus  •  1 h 1 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

$35 - $42

Questions & Answers

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

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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 55 min and costs .

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

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There are 173+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 16.6 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $70 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
Every 30 minutes
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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