There are a few different options to get to the mainland where Airlie Beach is located, if your plane is arriving on Hamilton Island.
This service is operated by Cruise Whitsundays and as at 1/3/2015 the price to travel to the ‘Port of Airlie’ at Airlie Beach is $48.00 per person. There are no discount prices for children, pensioners, seniors or students. Children under 4 years of age are complimentary. The transfers will connect close to the arrival time of your flight. If you have not booked tickets, don’t stress, you can purchase them at the Cruise Whitsundays desk located in the baggage claim area on Hamilton Island.
Via Small Plane:
Need to connect to Airlie Beach for a departing overnight sailing tour or just don’t want to be on a ferry? Then this options is available at $79.00 per person one way with a minimum of two people booking. You can pay for two people if you are only one person travelling and your luggage entitlement per person is 15kg or 30 kgs for two people. https://airliebeachonline.com.au/whitsunday-tour/hamilton-island-air-transfer/
Via Small Plane and seeing the Great Barrier Reef:
How about some adventure to start your holiday or finish off your holiday in the Whitsundays!! Yes, the small plane can offer the service whether arriving at Hamilton Island or if you want to disembark at Hamilton Island. We just need to know your flight details, minimum luggage must be 15kgs per person and the cost is $229.00 per person. A beautiful way to see the icon of the Whitsundays and Australia! https://airliebeachonline.com.au/whitsunday-tour/hamilton-island-airport-via-great-barrier-reef/
**For those living in Melbourne and Sydney, Jetstar will fly direct to Whitsunday Coast Airport as of June/July on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Tiger Air fly direct from Sydney on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Prices correct as at date of publishing, 1st March, 2015.