Airlie Beach
Hamilton Island Airport
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Airlie Beach Hamilton Island Airport Ferry

There are usually 6 daily sailings and up to 41 weekly between Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) and Hamilton Island Airport. This ferry route is operated by Cruise Whitsundays. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Hamilton Island Airport ferries.

Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Hamilton Island Airport Ferry Times

The earliest Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Hamilton Island Airport ferry sailings typically depart Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) at around 08:30. The average sailing time is approximately 1h 20m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 10m.

Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Hamilton Island Airport Ferry Prices

Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Hamilton Island Airport ferry prices typically range between £71* and £286*. The average price is typically £159*. The cheapest Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Hamilton Island Airport ferry prices start from £37*. The average price for a foot passenger is £159*. The average price for a car is £269*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Hamilton Island Airport?

The distance between Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Hamilton Island Airport is approximately 17.1 miles (27.6km) or 14.9 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Hamilton Island Airport ferry?

No, ferry operators currently allow cars to travel onboard between Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) and Hamilton Island Airport

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) to Hamilton Island Airport?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Cruise Whitsundays between Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) and Hamilton Island Airport.

Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) Hamilton Island Airport Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Cruise Whitsundays - 41 weekly sailings, 6 daily sailings

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Airlie Beach (Port of Airlie) - Hamilton Island Airport Route summary
Departure Country Australia
Destination Country Australia
No. of Operators 1
Operators Cruise Whitsundays
Average Price £143*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 41
Average Sailing Duration 1h 20m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 10m
First Ferry 08:30
Last Ferry 16:05
Distance 14 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport?

    The ferry crossing time from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport is approximately 1h 10m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport?

    Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport is £139. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport and this is
    • Cruise Whitsundays
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport?

    Book ferries from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport with
    • Cruise Whitsundays
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport?

    No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Cruise Whitsundays
  • How far is Hamilton Island Airport from Airlie Beach?

    The distance between Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport is approximately 14 nautical Miles.

Airlie Beach Guide

Airlie Beach is situated in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia. The town itself only has around eight thousand inhabitants but the area is a tourist hub, extremely popular with backpackers and travellers. With its location near latitude twenty degrees south, the area enjoys a tropical climate all year round.

With Airlie Beach Lagoon and the local beaches it’s an ideal destination for water sports, snorkelling and scuba diving. The town boasts boat and air tours which allow you to take in the beautiful Australian marine life. Airlie Beach is ideally placed for tours to the world’s largest coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef.

The Port of Airlie is easily accessible with most local accommodation within walking distance of the ferry terminal and dining and retail outlets within the port’s surroundings. The port is only thirty minutes’ drive away from the nearby Proserpine Airport, linked by State Route 59.

The Port of Airlie is the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. There are frequent crossings to the nearby Hamilton Island Marina, which is found in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, with the journey taking under an hour. There are also regular services everyday to Daydream Island, the perfect spot for sailing enthusiasts and offers a chance to visit their unique outdoor aquarium.


Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Airport Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Cruise Whitsundays 08:30 09:40 1 hour 10 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 10:30 11:40 1 hour 10 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 11:35 13:00 1 hour 25 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 12:50 14:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 14:20 15:45 1 hour 25 minutes Everyday
Cruise Whitsundays 16:05 17:25 1 hour 20 minutes Everyday
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