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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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3h 30m

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

$202 - $586

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus, shuttle  •  13h 35m

  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 - $222

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  15h 3m

  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

$132 - $162

Ferry, train, bus  •  15h 51m

  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

$138 - $178

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas is to ferry and bus and shuttle which costs $160 - $320 and takes 13h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas is to fly which costs $280 - $850 and takes 3h 30m.

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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 13h 35m and costs $160 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m 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 1h 15m.

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Qantas offers flights from Hamilton Island Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are 285+ hotels available in Port Douglas. Prices start at $110 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: 3h 30m

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
1h 15m
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
9h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
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
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $90
BTS Port Douglas Bus
Phone
07 4099 5665
Email
info@portdouglasbus.com.au
Website
portdouglasbus.com.au
Shuttle from Cairns to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Book at
Port Douglas Bus
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
Premier Motor Service
Trans North Bus & Coach
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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
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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