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There are 4 ways to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island by plane, bus and ferry, 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.

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Fly to Hamilton Island  •  4 h 15 min

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

$153 - $413

3 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry  •  6 h 20 min

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

$202 - $502

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

$297 - $494

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

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Albury
  2. Take the train from Albury 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

$302 - $517

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Hamilton Island is 1979 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Hamilton Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Hamilton Island is 1 h behind Melbourne. It is currently 4:15 AM in Melbourne and 3:15 AM in Hamilton Island.

Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $18.

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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 15 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 hourly.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
3 h
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
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
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Train from Albury to Central Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
First
$60 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $140
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
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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 Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$25 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury station
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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