Cheap flights to Hamilton Island for 2021

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

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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

Skyscanner Skyscanner

Jetstar sale: Australia-wide flights from $32 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021 to Launceston, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Whitsundays, Townsville, Hamilton Island, Darwin, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Whitsunday flights from $159 return

Available on flights from May - October 2021 departing from Sydney, Melbourne and more. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Flights to Brisbane from $95 each way

Available on flights until November 2021 departing from Sydney, Newcastle, Cairns and more. Sample fare departs from Proserpine. T&Cs apply.

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Trip.com Trip.com

Up to 50% off Australia flights

Available on select travel dates 30 September 2021 with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Rex and Fly Pelican. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Brome, Hamilton Island, Hobart, Launceston, Perth, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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What you can expect to pay for cheap flights to Hamilton Island

Flights to Hamilton Island tend to be the cheapest when flying from within Queensland or from Sydney. When there's a sale, you'll likely be able to find fares in the $100-$150 each way range from those cities. If you're flying from further away, like Adelaide or Perth, expect to pay at least $100 more each way.

Based on Skyscanner flights data, here's what's considered to be a good deal on a flight from your closest airport compared to the average price paid for tickets to Hamilton Island.


How long is the flight to Hamilton Island?

Flying times to Hamilton Island from major cities across Australia are as follows:

  • Sydney: 2 hrs 30 mins (direct)
  • Brisbane: 1 hr 45 mins (direct)
  • Melbourne: 3 hrs (direct)
  • Perth: 9 hrs 35 mins (one stop)

Which airlines fly to Hamilton Island?

  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • QantasLink
  • Virgin Australia

Hamilton Island insider flight tips

  • Hamilton Island Airport (also known as Great Barrier Reef Airport)is the main airport for Hamilton Island. Prosperine/ Whitsunday Coast Airport is located on the mainland and serves the Whitsundays Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.
  • The airport is small, but is conveniently located a short distance away from most of the island's resorts.

Where is Hamilton Island Airport?

Hamilton Island Airport is located on Airport Drive, Hamilton Island, Queensland.

How to get around Hamilton island from the airport

Airport transfers are available to guests staying at certain hotels and resorts around the island. 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.

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