There are 3 ways to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas by plane, ferry, bus, shuttle, train or taxi

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  •  3 h 45 min

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

$203 - $587

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

$123 - $260

1 alternative option

Ferry, train, taxi  •  14 h 41 min

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

$243 - $315

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
$75 - $110
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
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 - $160
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
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
$27 - $30
Schedules at
portdouglasbus.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
Other operators
Taxi from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Cairns Taxis
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
cairnstaxis.com.au

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas is to ferry and bus and shuttle which costs $160 - $350 and takes 13 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas is to fly which takes 3 h 45 min and costs $270 - $800.

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