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There are 5 ways to get from Hamilton Island to Surfers Paradise by plane, train, ferry or bus

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 to Brisbane, train  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Brisbane (BNE) HTI - BNE
  2. Take the train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1

$107 - $379

4 alternative options

Fly to Gold Coast  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Gold Coast (OOL) HTI - OOL

$173 - $354

Ferry, train  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1

$154 - $264

Ferry, bus  •  23 h 39 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
  2. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Surfers Paradise

$141 - $269

Ferry, bus, train  •  26 h 17 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie
  2. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane Domestic Airport
  3. Take the train from Domestic Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1

$169 - $274

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hamilton Island to Surfers Paradise is to fly and train which costs $150 - $550 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hamilton Island to Surfers Paradise is to fly and train which costs $150 - $550 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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The distance between Hamilton Island and Surfers Paradise is 964 km.

The best way to get from Hamilton Island to Surfers Paradise without a car is to ferry and train which takes 20 h 19 min and costs $210 - $380.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Hamilton Island to Surfers Paradise, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Hamilton Island Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Hamilton Island Airport to Brisbane Airport.

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There are 1002+ hotels available in Surfers Paradise. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hamilton Island to Surfers Paradise.
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  • Distance: 602.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

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

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas fly from Hamilton Island to Surfers Paradise hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $350
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Sydney, Canberra
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $350
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Domestic Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$17 - $22
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
14 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$201
B-Quick
$111
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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Surfers Paradise
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane Domestic Airport
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $160
Flexifare
$130 - $190
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Shute Harbour
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$34 - $39
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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