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There are 6 ways to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Hamilton Island by plane, shuttle, bus and ferry, train, ferry or bus

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Fly Maroochydore to Hamilton Island  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from Maroochydore (MCY) to Hamilton Island (HTI) MCY - HTI

$380 - $1,100

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via Noosa Junction  •  20h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Noosa Junction to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$152 - $312

4 alternative options

Shuttle to Brisbane, fly to Hamilton Island  •  5h 57m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Maroochydore to Brisbane Airport
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI

$206 - $711

Shuttle to Brisbane, fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry  •  7h 22m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Maroochydore to Brisbane Airport
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina

$224 - $434

Train, ferry  •  16h 39m

  1. Take the train from Nambour to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$207 - $326

Bus, ferry  •  21h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Maroochydore Sixth Avenue to Airlie Beach Pm16
  2. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina

$164 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Hamilton Island is to bus and ferry via Noosa Junction which costs $150 - $320 and takes 20h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $380 - $1,100 and takes 3h 25m.

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The distance between Sunshine Coast Airport and Hamilton Island is 812 km.

The best way to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Hamilton Island without a car is to train and ferry which takes 16h 39m and costs $200 - $330.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to fly from Maroochydore (MCY) to Hamilton Island (HTI), including transfers and time at the airport.

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There is no direct flight from Maroochydore Airport to Hamilton Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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Alliance Airlines, Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Maroochydore Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 126+ hotels available in Hamilton Island. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Hamilton Island.
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  • Distance: 812.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Sunshine Coast Airport, QLD, Australia and Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Alliance Airlines and two other airlines fly from Sunshine Coast Airport to Hamilton Island twice daily.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Maroochydore to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Maroochydore to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Maroochydore to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Train operators
Bus operators
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Maroochydore to Brisbane Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$52 - $57
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com
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
1h 5m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Noosa Junction to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $170
Premium
$170 - $230
Advantage
$180 - $220
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Maroochydore Sixth Avenue to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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