Cheap Flights from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island

Flight information Gold Coast to Hamilton Island

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Average flight time, total distance 984 kilometres

4h 50min

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Hamilton Island

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Beautiful Hamilton Island in Queensland is one of the most popular island destinations on the Great Barrier Reef, and draws tourists from around Australia and the globe every year who are looking to enjoy some white, sandy beaches and fantastic scenery, not to mention a laid-back lifestyle.

Airlines offering Hamilton Island flights from Gold Coast

If you need to book an air ticket from the Gold Coast to Hamilton Island, you will find that two main airlines service the route: Qantas and Virgin Australia. If you’re on the hunt for cheapest flights and airfare deals, sign up to Skycanner’s price alerts so that you’re made aware whenever flight pricing changes.

Gold Coast airport departure information

On the day of your flight to Hamilton Island from the Gold Coast, you should head to the airport early enough that you arrive at least 30-60 minutes before takeoff. Make sure you bring your driver’s licence, passport or other form of identification with you so that you can present it if required.

The Gold Coast airport is located at Coolangatta. To get there, you can take a taxi (the average cost is $60 to $65) or driving yourself and park at the airport. Alternatively, you can choose to purchase a seat on the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle (it runs from Runaway Bay in the north to Tweed Heads in the south) or take a Translink public bus. If you need to come from further away, check out the Premier Transport Group for services from Lismore or Surfside buses for trips from Kingscliff and Pottsville.

When you enter the domestic terminal at the Gold Coast airport you’ll likely notice that the building seems quite modern – this is because it has been recently redeveloped. Now the terminal features top-notch facilities such as expanded Duty Free stores; modern fashion shops; and a wide variety of dining outlets where you can enjoy something to eat or drink.

Hamilton Island airport arrivals

On arrival at Hamilton Island airport after your flight from the Gold Coast, if you feel parched feel free to purchase a refreshing cold drink from the airport bar, or grab some snacks, magazines, newspapers or other small items from the on-site shop. There are also bathroom facilities and a parents’ room at the airport should you need them after your trip.

To get to your Hamilton Island accommodation (only around five minutes’ drive from the airport), you will usually be able to take advantage of complimentary door-to-door transfers arranged by hotels and other providers. Some of the resorts and hotels which provide pickups are Qualia, Reef View Hotel, Beach Club, Palm Bungalows, and the holiday homes that are booked through Hamilton Island Real Estate.

A guest services team member from the accommodation provider will typically meet you at the airport after your flight lands and escort you to your hotel, resort, apartment or house. Keep in mind that there are no taxis available on the island, so it pays to make sure you organise your transport before you arrive.

Other important information to note

The average cost of a meal from an inexpensive restaurant on the Gold Coast is $19. On Hamilton Island, costs can range quite widely, but will tend to be a little higher due to the island’s location and the fact that most food needs to be transported in.

Please note: all information is correct as of November 2015.

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