There are 7 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island by plane, bus, 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 to Hamilton Island  •  2 h 42 min

  1. SYD - HTI

$110 - $480

6 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, travel  •  3 h 31 min

  1. SYD - PPP

Fly to Mackay, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. SYD - MKY

$158 - $374

Fly to Moranbah, travel  •  8 h 45 min

  1. SYD - MOV

Train, travel  •  31 h 24 min

  1. 31

Train, bus, ferry  •  37 h 1 min

  1. 31

$252 - $407

Train, bus  •  38 h 49 min

  1. 223

$225 - $364

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Whitsunday Island, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Moranbah via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Moranbah via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Moranbah via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Moranbah via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Port Macquarie, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Strathfield Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$215
B-Quick
$119
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
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

The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Whitsunday Island is 1536 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 2 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $140 - $650.

It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island, including transfers.