There are 5 ways to get from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island by plane, train, taxi or bus

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 to Hamilton Island  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Hamilton Island (HTI) CNS - HTI

$196 - $628

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Airlie Beach Gx411

$82 - $133

3 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, travel  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Proserpine (PPP) CNS - PPP
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Fly to Mackay, train  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Mackay (MKY) CNS - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$226 - $619

Taxi, train, travel  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Port Douglas to Cairns Central Station
  2. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Proserpine
  3. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island is to bus which costs $110 - $180 and takes 15 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island is to fly which costs $260 - $850 and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Port Douglas and Whitsunday Island is 560 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Port Douglas, QLD, Australia and Whitsunday Island, QLD, Australia?

Qantas flies from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island once daily. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Other operators
Taxi from Port Douglas to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160

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