There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island by plane, train, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hamilton Island (HTI) MEL - HTI

$153 - $413

2 alternative options

Train, bus, drive, ferry  •  46 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
  3. Drive from UQ Lakes station to Shute Harbour
  4. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$295 - $510

Bus, train, drive, ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga
  2. Take the train from Wagga Wagga to Central Station 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
  4. Drive from UQ Lakes station to Shute Harbour
  5. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$307 - $526

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $200 - $600 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $200 - $600 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Hamilton Island is 1979 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island.
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  • Distance: 1237.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island every 2 hours.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Train from Wagga Wagga to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $50
First
$50 - $70
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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