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There are 6 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island by plane, train, bus 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 37 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Hamilton Island (HTI) SYD - HTI

$110 - $480

5 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, travel  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Proserpine (PPP) SYD - PPP
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Fly to Mackay, train  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mackay (MKY) SYD - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$158 - $366

Train, travel  •  31 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
  3. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Bus  •  38 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$187 - $313

Bus, ferry  •  42 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
  2. Take the bus from Chermside Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina

$287 - $393

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island is to fly which costs $150 - $700 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island is to fly which costs $150 - $700 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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

The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island without a car is to train and travel which takes 31 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island is to fly which takes 2 h 37 min and costs $150 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $260 - $450 and takes 38 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Hamilton Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Sydney Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Whitsunday Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island.
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  • Distance: 959.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Whitsunday Island via Central Station, Sydney, Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour Rd at Hermitage Drive, and Shute Harbour in around 38 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday
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 Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
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 Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
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 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$201
B-Quick
$111
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
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
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 Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $160
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
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
Bus from Chermside Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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