There are 6 ways to get from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island by plane, train, bus or ferry

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  •  4 h 16 min

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

$228 - $771

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Bus  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$74 - $124

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Fly to Proserpine, travel  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Proserpine (PPP) HVB - PPP
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Fly to Mackay, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Mackay (MKY) HVB - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$236 - $481

Train, travel  •  13 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Maryborough West to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Bus, ferry  •  15 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Howard to Airlie Beach
  2. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$132 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island is to bus which costs $100 - $180 and takes 12 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island is to fly which costs $310 - $1,100 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The distance between Hervey Bay and Whitsunday Island is 687 km.

The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 59 min and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $310 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 12 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Hamilton Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are 68+ hotels available in Whitsunday 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 Whitsunday Island.
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  • Distance: 429.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Hervey Bay to Whitsunday Island twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $130 and the journey takes 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $490
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Maryborough West to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 Hervey Bay - Torquay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Howard to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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