There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Hamilton Island by plane, bus and ferry, train, ferry or bus

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Fly to Hamilton Island  •  3h 52m

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

$148 - $618

4 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Proserpine (PPP) SYD - PPP
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina

$221 - $801

Train, ferry  •  33h 21m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
  3. Take the ferry from Shute Harbour to Hamilton Island Marina

$194 - $393

Bus, ferry  •  35h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina

$236 - $525

Bus, ferry via Logan City  •  42h 41m

  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

$253 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 3h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 3h 52m.

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The distance between Sydney and Hamilton Island is 1519 km.

The best way to get from Sydney to Hamilton Island without a car is to train and ferry which takes 33h 21m and costs $190 - $400.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Sydney to Hamilton Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Hamilton Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Hamilton Island is 1h behind Sydney. It is currently 5:20 AM in Sydney and 4:20 AM in Hamilton Island.

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney 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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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Hamilton Island.
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  • Distance: 1518.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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
14h 37m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $290
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy- B-Quick fare
$100 - $150
Economy- A-choice fare
$170 - $240
A-Choice
$283
B-Quick
$156
Bus operators
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
Every 4 hours
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 Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$120 - $160
Premium
$150 - $210
Advantage
$160 - $190
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$150 - $190
Premium
$190 - $260
Advantage
$200 - $240
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Sydney to Westfield Garden City
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chermside Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $200
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry from Port of Airlie to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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