Select from 4 ways to get there

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Recommended option

Ferry, bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie
  2. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay Gx447 / ...

$59 - $100

Cheapest option

Ferry, line 1 bus, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Shute Harbour to Blair Street at Main St 1
  3. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay

$58 - $74

1 alternative option

Fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Mackay (MKY) HTI - MKY

$220 - $588

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Hamilton Island to Mackay every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Mackay via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Mackay via Cairns, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Hamilton Island to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Whitsunday Transit
Website
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Bus from Shute Harbour to Blair Street at Main St
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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 - $70
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

The distance between Hamilton Island and Mackay is 92 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hamilton Island to Mackay is to ferry and line 1 bus and train which costs $75 - $100 and takes 5 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from Hamilton Island to Mackay is to ferry and bus which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $75 - $140.

It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Hamilton Island to Mackay, including transfers.