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There are 4 ways to get from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island by plane, bus and ferry, bus, ferry 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 to Hamilton Island  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Hamilton Island (HTI) HVB - HTI

$227 - $770

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina

$111 - $190

2 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Proserpine (PPP) HVB - PPP
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina

$316 - $629

Train, ferry  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Maryborough West to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$214 - $279

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island is to bus and ferry which costs $150 - $270 and takes 14 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $320 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Hervey Bay and Hamilton Island is 680 km.

The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 14 h 31 min and costs $150 - $270.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Hamilton Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Hervey Bay Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 96+ hotels available in Hamilton Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Hervey Bay Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $24 - $29.

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Map of how to get from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island.
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  • Distance: 424.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island twice daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $490
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Maryborough West to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
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 Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
$39 - $44
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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