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There are 3 ways to get from Sydney to Hamilton Island by plane, train, ferry or bus

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Fly  •  3h 47m

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

$148 - $458

2 alternative options

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

$243 - $451

Bus, ferry  •  40h 15m

  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 Airport

$244 - $467

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The cost-effective way to get from Sydney to Hamilton Island is to fly, which costs $140 - $460 and takes 3h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Hamilton Island is to fly which costs $140 - $460 and takes 3h 47m.

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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 $240 - $460.

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It takes approximately 3h 47m 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 25m.

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Hamilton Island is 1h behind Sydney. It is currently 1:40 PM in Sydney and 12:40 PM in Hamilton Island.

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

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There are 70+ hotels available in Hamilton Island. Prices start at $125 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: 1518.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 47m

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Sydney to Hamilton Island 4 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
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
$110 - $290
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$110 - $160
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$160 - $240
A-Choice
$283
B-Quick
$156
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $290
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$170 - $210
Premium
$210 - $290
Advantage
$220 - $270
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 Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com

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