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Flights to Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays: Latest deals and airport information

Everything you need to know about transport to and from the Whitsundays and Hamilton Island.

Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays are two of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia.

If you are planning a trip, you will be pleased to know that the area is well organised when it comes to transport. It’s easy flying to and from the area and easy getting around once you arrive.


Latest deals on flights to Hamilton Island and the Whitsundays

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Up to $550 off Australia tours

Valid on select 2018 departures. Destinations include Darwin, Alice Springs, Sydney, Cairns, Whitsundays and more. T&Cs apply.

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Airlie Beach: 5-nights resort accommodation + flights from $990

Valid for travel between 2 August - 19 December 2018 and 11 January - 31 March 2019. Package includes 5 nights accommodation at Peppers Airlie Beach, daily breakfast, return airfare, return airport transfers plus $1,000 bonus value and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $800 OBC on Princess cruises

Valid on 17 February 2019 and departs from Brisbane. Destinations include Airlie Beach, Port Douglas and Willis Island. T&Cs apply.

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Hamilton Island 5-day family stay from $468

Valid for travel between 1 April - 20 December 2018 and 6 January - 31 March 2019. Package includes 5 nights accommodation at Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel, daily breakfast, kids stay and eat for free plus unlimited use of resort shuttle and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hamilton Island stays + breakfast, transfers from $390

Valid on stays until 31 March 2018. Sample price is based on a 4-night stay at Palm Bungalows.

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Hamilton island stays from just $150 per night

Valid for local Queensland residence living as far north as Port Douglas and as far south as Gladstone. Price includes transfers from Airlie Beach, Wi-Fi access, shuttle service and use of some water and sports equipment.

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Whitsundays and Hamilton Island flight FAQs

What airlines fly to Whitsundays and Hamilton Island? Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair and Qantas.

What are the closest airports to Whitsundays and Hamilton Island? Hamilton Island Airport is the main airport for Hamilton Island with flights by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas. Proserpine/Whitsunday Coast Airport is located on the mainland and serves the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. It has flights from Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tigerair.

What airport transfer options are available? Airport transfers are available to guests staying at quilia, Beach Club, Reef View Hotel and Palm Bungalows. Rail, bus and ferry services can take holidaymakers around the area however pre-booking is required. Car hire is available from Proserpine Airport and Airlie Beach Port. Uber is also available in some areas.

What is the Hamilton Island ferry timetable?

From Port of Airlie (Airlie Beach)

DepartArriveRoute
6.45 am7.15 amDirect
7.15 am7.45 amDirect
8.20 am8.50 amDirect
10.00 am10.30 amDirect
10.50 am11.20 amDirect
11.50 am12.20 pmDirect
12.50 pm1.20 pmDirect
2.40 pm3.10 pmDirect
4.50 pm5.20 pmDirect

To Port of Airlie (Airlie Beach)

DepartArriveRoute
7.20 am7.50 amDirect
9.20 am9.50 amDirect
10.30 am11.00 amDirect
12.05 pm12.35 pmDirect
1.05 pm1.35 pmDirect
1.55 pm2.25 pmDirect
3.00 pm3.30 pmDirect
5.25 pm5.55 pmDirect
5.50 pm6.20 pmDirect

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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