How to travel from Ballarat to Hamilton Island, Australia

The distance between Ballarat and Hamilton Island is around 3,466km (2,154 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the bus and then take a ferry which takes around 2 days 4h.

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We've found 1 different ways to get from Ballarat to Hamilton Island by bus and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Sydney then Brisbane and then to Airlie Beach then take a ferry to Hamilton Island Marina.

  • Duration2 days 4h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$510($345)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Ballarat and Hamilton Island

There are several options for getting from Ballarat to Hamilton Island by bus and ferry. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take a ferry which costs around A$510 ($345) and will take around 2 days 4h.

The distance between Ballarat and Hamilton Island is around 3,466km (2,154 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,976km (1,228 miles)

It takes around 2 days 4h to get from Ballarat and Hamilton Island by bus and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Hamilton Island is to take the bus and then take a ferry which takes around 2 days 4h and will set you back approx A$510 ($345).

The cheapest way to travel between Ballarat and Hamilton Island is to take the bus and then take a ferry which will typically cost around A$510 ($345) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Ballarat and Hamilton Island. We recommend that you take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Sydney then Brisbane and then to Airlie Beach then take a ferry to Hamilton Island Marina. instead which will take 2 days 4h.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Ballarat and Hamilton Island. We recommend that you take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Sydney then Brisbane and then to Airlie Beach then take a ferry to Hamilton Island Marina. instead which will take 2 days 4h.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Ballarat to Hamilton Island. We recommend that you take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Sydney then Brisbane and then to Airlie Beach then take a ferry to Hamilton Island Marina. instead which will take 2 days 4h.

The closest major airport to Hamilton Island is Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) (HTI) which is approximately 1km (1 miles) from Hamilton Island. Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) (PPP) and Cairns Airport (CNS) (CNS) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Ballarat to Hamilton Island. We recommend that you take the bus to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Sydney then Brisbane and then to Airlie Beach then take a ferry to Hamilton Island Marina. instead which will take 2 days 4h.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Ballarat to Hamilton Island is to take the bus and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 2 days 4h and will usually cost around A$510 ($345).

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Airports near Hamilton Island

The following major airports near Hamilton Island offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

HTI
Hamilton Island Airport (HTI)
Domestic Airport
Distance
1km (1 miles) from Hamilton Island
PPP
Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
45km (28 miles) from Hamilton Island
CNS
Cairns Airport (CNS)
International Airport
Distance
513km (319 miles) from Hamilton Island