There are 3 ways to get from Hamilton Island to Mackay by ferry, bus, train or plane

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, bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie
  2. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay Gx410 / ...

$56 - $96

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

$56 - $71

1 alternative option

Fly  •  5 h 42 min

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

$220 - $588

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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.

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The quickest way to get from Hamilton Island to Mackay is to ferry and bus which costs $75 - $140 and takes 4 h.

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The distance between Hamilton Island and Mackay is 92 km.

It takes approximately 4 h to get from Hamilton Island to Mackay, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Mackay is Mackay (MKY) Airport which is 3 km away. Other nearby airports include Hamilton Island (HTI) (92 km), Proserpine (PPP) (97.6 km), Rockhampton (ROK) (281.9 km) and Townsville (TSV) (327 km).

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Map of how to get from Hamilton Island to Mackay.
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  • Distance: 57.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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, Wednesday, 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 Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Mackay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Hamilton Island to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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
$19 - $28
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 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$20 - $29
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Whitsunday Transit
Website
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Bus from Shute Harbour to Blair Street at Main St
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
$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
$35 - $45
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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