There are 2 ways to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island by plane, bus, night train, train 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

$154 - $414

1 alternative option

Bus, night train, train, ferry  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga
  2. Take the night train from Wagga Wagga Station to Central Station 622
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
  5. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$331 - $528

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
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 and Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, 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
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
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Night train from Wagga Wagga Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$50 - $75
1st Class
$70 - $100
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $150
1st Class
$130 - $200
Bus operators
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
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $180
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

The distance between Melbourne and Hamilton Island is 1979 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $200 - $550 and takes 4 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island is to fly which takes 4 h 20 min and costs $200 - $550.

How long does it take to get from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

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