There are 5 ways to get from Heron Island to Hamilton Island by ferry, train, bus 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, train  •  14 h 33 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heron Island to Gladstone Marina
  2. Take the train from Gladstone to Proserpine
  3. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$159 - $222

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the ferry from Heron Island to Gladstone Marina
  2. Take the bus from Mount Larcom to Airlie Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$156 - $213

3 alternative options

Fly Heron Island to Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport, bus, ferry  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the plane from Heron Island to Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport
  2. Take the bus from Gladstone to Airlie Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$342 - $402

Fly Heron Island to Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport, train, ferry  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the plane from Heron Island to Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport
  2. Take the train from Gladstone to Proserpine
  3. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$373 - $439

Fly Heron Island to Gladstone, fly to Hamilton Island  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the plane from Heron Island to Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport
  2. Fly from Gladstone (GLT) to Hamilton Island (HTI) GLT - HTI

$539 - $1,099

Questions & Answers

The distance between Heron Island and Hamilton Island is 459 km.

The best way to get from Heron Island to Hamilton Island without a car is to ferry and train which takes 14 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 33 min to get from Heron Island to Hamilton Island, including transfers.

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There are 83+ hotels available in Hamilton Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Heron Island to Hamilton Island.
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  • Distance: 287 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 33 min

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Heron Island to Hamilton Island 3 times a day.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gladstone to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gladstone to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mount Larcom to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 Gladstone to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$45 - $70
Flexifare
$60 - $90
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Heron Island to Gladstone Marina
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
heronisland.com
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Other operators
Australia By Seaplane
Phone
+61 419 669 575
Email
info@australiabyseaplane.com.au
Website
australiabyseaplane.com.au
Plane from Heron Island to Australia By Seaplane, Gladstone Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$250
Schedules at
australiabyseaplane.com.au

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