There are 4 ways to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas by plane, ferry, bus, shuttle or train

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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Fly  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Cairns (CNS) HTI - CNS

$202 - $586

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus, shuttle  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie
  2. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Cairns to Port Douglas

$120 - $247

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas

Ferry, train, bus  •  15 h 56 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas

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The cheapest way to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas is to ferry and bus and shuttle which costs $160 - $340 and takes 13 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas is to fly which costs $270 - $850 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Hamilton Island and Port Douglas is 566 km.

The best way to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas without a car is to ferry and bus and shuttle which takes 13 h 35 min and costs $160 - $340.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Hamilton Island Airport to Cairns Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Qantas offers flights from Hamilton Island Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are 254+ hotels available in Port Douglas. Prices start at $131 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas.
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  • Distance: 354 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Qantas flies from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Cairns
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Port Douglas Bus
Website
portdouglasbus.com.au
Shuttle from Cairns to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $29
Schedules at
portdouglasbus.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.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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