Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Hamilton Island
Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Hamilton Island. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Hamilton Island.
In the last 3 days, the cheapest flight deal to Hamilton Island Airport was found on the route from Sydney, at $143 one-way and $257 return. The most popular connection is from Sydney to Hamilton Island Airport and KAYAK users have found round-trip deals for as low as $188 in the last 3 days.
In general from Australia, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Jetstar fly the most to Hamilton Island Airport.
The distance between Hamilton Island Airport and downtown Hamilton Island is 1 km.
Hamilton Island is served by Hamilton Island Airport, also commonly referred to as Hamilton Island. The airport code is HTI.
As most of the island’s accommodation is in the form of hotels and resorts, these establishments provide airport transportation if you are staying with them. Complimentary shuttle transfers are available if you are staying at Qualia, Beach Club, the Reef View Hotel or Palm Bungalows. If you’ve booked a holiday home, you will need to go to the check-in desk to receive the keys to your accommodation and buggy.
While there is no luggage storage at the airport, the Reef View Hotel, which is four minutes from the airport, has luggage lockers and showers available for a fee. This is particularly helpful if you arrive on the island early, as all accommodation has check-in times from 2pm.
There is no hotel inside the airport, but the closest accommodation options are Palm Bungalows and the Reef View Hotel, both just four minutes from the airport, or the Whitsunday Apartments, which are about ten minutes away. All of these hotels offer free shuttle transfers to and from the airport, as well as to and from the marina.
If your final destination is one of the other islands in the Whitsundays and you wish to get there by ferry, head to the Fantasea Desk at the airport to book your ferry tickets. They have daily services to several locations, and they will take care of your transfer from the airport to the ferry.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Thank for the great staff"
Cons: "The chicken dish was a disappointment q"
Cons: "We booked vegan meals which came and were pretty good. But afterwards, the cabin crew handed out icecreams and then Fantales and had no vegan options for those treats."
Pros: "The crew for Qantas is normally pretty damn good. This trip was no exception."
Cons: "The plane had a mechanical issue. The plane had sat on the ground for over 12 hours according to flightaware. They didn’t try to work on the mechanics issue till about an hour or two before boarding. This delay caused a lot of issues for so many passengers trying to make connecting flights."
Cons: "As an incoming traveller and a Platinum Qantas member, I was refused access to the Qantas Lounge on arrival in Townsville. All I wanted to do was spend fifteen minutes reviewing my diary and directions for the visits planned here. This is the Irish version of hospitality. God bless his departure."
Pros: "Crew were helpful and very nice. However, as first experience flying internationally with Qantas wasn’t positive.. very proud to be Australian but their mechanical faults doesn’t help in customer loyalty."
Cons: "Flight delayed due to mechanical faults for 4 hours. $15 meal voucher is not sufficient to cover the cost of proper meal. Airlines if allocating seats automatically should not put a female in between two males, not a very nice experience. No option to amend seat."
Pros: "Crew always competent & professional"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic"
Pros: "Service from the moment of getting near the booking counter was excellent. Flight was on time and staff were great."
Cons: "The sandwich for lunch was boring and the bread was not very nice."
Pros: "Same as previous answer!"
Pros: "The flight was on time, service with a smile. Staff great."
Pros: "Crew were great - happy & fun. Seats 19B & C"
Pros: "Crew was good. Seats somehow seemed narrower than normal flights I have taken with Qantas. Sat in middle not even enough space to drink tea comfortably. Wouldn't want to be in that position for any longer flights."
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "Always an enjoyable flight with a happy crew and comfortable flight"
Cons: "Alot of the check-in consoles were closed when we got to Brisbane which is the only way to check if you can't do it on line."
Pros: "On time and efficient"
Cons: "More than a biscuit for lunch"
Pros: "Almost everything."
Cons: "Flying on 8 Jan is a time when there a lot of holiday makers heading home or perhaps just going on holiday. Lots of young children and a baby crying right behind me wasn't the most relaxing but I realise that nothing can be done about that."
Pros: "The plane was on time. There was cool air circulating from the moment we boarded The breakfast, which consisted of cereal, milk and a small muesli bar was good. Sky News was played on the drop down screen"
Cons: "The seats are cramped with very little arm room."
Pros: "everything about he flight was perfect"
Pros: "It got me from b to c"
Cons: "Significantly delayed hoarding for non technical reasons. Food was decidedly average. Seat pitch is just tolerable."
Pros: "Quick boarding and friendly staff"
Cons: "Could not eat the in flight breakfast as both contained wheat (I’m coeliac)"
Pros: "We strayed to competing airlines the last few trips, but can't best Qantas for friendly service, inclusive and on time departure"
Pros: "Food was nice, could have been a little bigger. Staff were friendly ... well, except one lady."
Cons: "expected to need the Qantas entertainment app, so didn't pick up headphones from the terminal before departure. However, it was an older plane with seat back TVs (and less choice)."
Pros: "Was traveling with my 1yr old and my in-laws. Crew could not have made it a more comfortable journey."
Pros: "IFE Snack - bacon quiche Service"
Cons: "Stink The usual cramped seating Long wait to deplane"
Pros: "Got a good price for RT ticket."
Cons: "Wasn’t fond of Qantas charging for seat selection for standard economy (international)."
Cons: "Seated in middle seat next to a very large and very smelly person I could hardly move and certainly not attlempt to eat or drink . Airlines do need to address this situation with people who are large . Non existent entertainment"
Pros: "Flight was delayed simply due to the poor positioning of the auxiliary power unit that is an acceptable reason for delay which shows absolutely poor operational management of the local airport operations"
Pros: "IFE for such a short flight, headset free. Cabin crew were quite pleasant. B737-800 series (Next Gen.) is a nice plane."
Cons: "Cramped. Lunch was that revolting beef & kale pocket (again!). Highest a/f of Tiger, Virgin & QF, which is fine if it’s worth it, which it most definitely wasn’t."
Pros: "Delay on LAX to bNE was too late for us to make the connection. And our bags were lost as a result."
Pros: "Excellent flight - great from start to finish. Free wifi was a bonus! delicious afternoon tea"
Pros: "I liked the service, the friendly cabin crews. The food was good. We had a bit of turbulence on the way but all good. Thank you QF"
Cons: "On this particular flight, we had to wait like 30 minutes to get our baggage. Maybe because of the rain but otherwise all was good. Thank you QF"
Pros: "No issues."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable, in flight entertainment was good, food was good"
Pros: "Known quality and reliable service It was all right."
Cons: "Entertainment is bring your own screen if you want to see the programme"
Pros: "Helpful service and comfortable seats"
Cons: "Don't choose seats 9 A/B/C as there is a bulkhead and not window in this aisle (Boeing 737-800)"
Pros: "I don't injure about anyone else but when I fly such long distances you get anxious over being cared for. Stewards were great, food was great and plenty of it. Anything you needed just let them online and they will accommodate"
Cons: "We were delayed due to wheel problems which ultimately affected my connecting flight. Missed the flight"
Pros: "Crew was amazingly helpful in all my enquiries"
Cons: "All amazing nothing to complain about it"
Pros: "Short flight . It's ok"
Pros: "Service and food was pretty good."
Cons: "Didn't care for the movie selection. Not much of a variety."
Pros: "Dinner meal"
Pros: "I loved the food and snacks and the endless selection of movies and music"
Cons: "Leg space could be a bit better. When people put there seat back the back of their head was right in my face and so I had to recline mine back Hahaha"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Get sick of explosives checks!"
Cons: "Seat in last row very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Our boarding & flight crew were excellent. They went above & beyond to help us through the delay that ocutred due to engine cover repairs."
Cons: "I was told LAX would have corrected flight/boarding info upon arrival. They did not. They made us wait & go through 2 lines that made us miss any connection home. The rep was inexperienced & slow. I had to spend the night in LA & had to pay someone $500 to work at my store in my stead. Ended up negative experience. ."
Cons: "Was seated in the center section and after getting settled and buckled in I kept smelling vomit and realized the seatbelt had dried vomit all over it. I couldn't get the flight attendant to help and finally got their attention and was told they couldn't do anything until after we were in the air. I was moved away from my family to another center seat. The flight had many open seats and we should have been kept together."
Pros: "Need new planes"
Cons: "Qantas didn't help at all with my missed domestic connection between LAX and ATL. Nothing."
Pros: "Staff were pleasant enough"
Cons: "Boarded about 40 mins late (understandable but still a negative), entertainment system didn't work at all the entire flight for anyone except Business Class, and the food portion (dinner apparently) was miniscule. I was starving by the time I disembarked."
Pros: "Qantus flights were great, really appretiated the extra care they took in ensuring we made our connecting flights after delays and then compensated us for American Airlines stuff up with our luggage."
Pros: "- The kindness of the crew members - The food - The entertaining aboard"
Pros: "Another successful mission with QantasI like the overall experience and the way that Qantas recognise my platinum status it's always a great pleasure to fly to mystically and internationally with Qantas"
Cons: "I think the stream the in-flight entertainment is a bit of a cheat and then I should go back to providing entertainment those messages without a laptop or iPad"
Pros: "Yes the crew was great."
Cons: "Seats could have been more comfortable and very little leg room."
Pros: "Crew ans eat was both good"
Cons: "on time flight, food selection"
Pros: "After travelling 24 hours straight the seats were super comfortable and staff super friendly xxx"
Cons: "Food and more space"
Pros: "Economy X seat much better"
Pros: "Crew are good and seat is comfortable"
Cons: "Definetely not the class or finess of a virgin flight! Half a cut ham sandwich... and water only due to short flight time. I’ve flown MANY times on the virgin aircraft. Service was much better! Won’t be booking a aliance flight anytime soon"
Cons: "My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic"
Pros: "Took off a bit late but good communication around it. Comfortable easy and accommodating"
Cons: "In flight entertainment die not work for me..."
Pros: "the crew was nice and helpfull"
Cons: "The Flight was 45 min late. Always families with kids are putt in the back of the plane, so every thing else is taking so much longer because you make us wait for everything. longer ques at the boarder patrol etc."
Pros: "Good space for economy"
Cons: "Did have to pay for a snack … but hey, its virgin!"
Pros: "Great in flight service experience"
Cons: "Entertainment choices are limited"
Pros: "same as first leg"
Cons: "same as first leg"
Cons: "WiFi needs to be standard"
Pros: "Good boarding and friendly staff"
Cons: "Seat and legroom"
Pros: "Staff,service, ease of boarding"
Cons: "Small space leg room, lack of content on entertainment"
Pros: "Crew is always lovely"
Cons: "The delay and then needing to fly low and take longer to reach destination But I’m saying that I understand it was unavoidable and necessary Just an inconvenience"
Pros: "although late leaving we made up a bit of time."
Cons: "No inflight entertainment, no sweets on descent and the staff were grumpy"
Cons: "Un-personal and clinical in approach to guests...especially as we are paying guests! Had just returned from overseas, flying Qantas and Singapore airlines.... virgin was decades away."
Pros: "Nice crew and fast and smooth flight"
Cons: "Didn't go much on the snack food!"
Pros: "Overall comfort of both plane and staff"
Pros: "Had a window seat with great views of the countryside- 2 hours seemed to pass quickly and the crew were good"
Cons: "All was good"
Pros: "Very helpful"
Pros: "I fell asleep on the way to Mackay and the crew placed snacks out for me so I didn't miss out when I woke up, they read my signals and ensured I was looked after. Thanks & Merry Christmas"
Pros: "Crew friendly Plane half full"
Cons: "Left 10mins late Crew forgot to serve us drinks Poor choices NO choices for those with allergies Person being sick and grumpy woman in front didn’t help travelling with very tired & active five year old at 10pm"
Cons: "The bag drop queue was stationery as the belt was broken down. It was a very long wait for elderly people and meant we had no time for anything at the airport despite setting out far earlier than we needed to. Then when we reached Newcastle no bag arrived. It wa The worse part is trying to sort it out. Phone calls get lots of menus but no one to talk to"
Pros: "Staff were friendly and service was good.Flight was on time and my husband made his connecting flight."
Cons: "Only 2 toilets for economy passengers on a full flight."
Pros: "It was a good flight. Arrived on time"
Pros: "Crew blocked the seats in our row as we had a small child and they had the room... awesome!"
Pros: "Food was terrible!"
Pros: "The crew - smiling, friendly and seemed to like their jobs"
Cons: "Food - meusli bar again!"
Pros: "Punctuality is the most important and they achieved it."
Pros: "On-time performance."
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful. On time. No problems at all.thank you."
Cons: "Only could have gluten free snack"
Cons: "30 mins on the phone to get a meal voucher that covered less than half the cost of the. Meal"
Pros: "Comfortable short flight"
Cons: "Over 4 hour delay and was told they had to wait for the paint to dry????"
Pros: "Check in staff most helpful,traveling with oversize lougage,surf board and kites along with carry on.no fuss and searched seating so l had a spear seat on red trip home.thanks"
Pros: "Great crew and good service."
Cons: "Two things - I dont like is the size of the seats. They are far too small. Most people are relatively big these days and when you sit next to a large person or between two large people the whole flight is so uncomfortable. The other thing is the air vents - no where near enough air coming through those - please fix :("
Pros: "It was an enjoyable flight and we were well looked after by the staff"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and I was put on another flight 1 hour 20min later, this meant having to rush. I bought the tickets based on time, and did not expect to have to run"
Pros: "New clean plane and great service. This flight was far more comfortable than previous flights over this long distance."
Pros: "Flight crew were great."
Cons: "Got told to "sit back down and don't worry" when our first flight was delayed, after I asked the lady at the gate that we may miss our connecting flight. She put other customers on different flights to make their connections, but when I approached was denied, and ensured we would make out next flight. Missed the next flight and had to wait another 3.5 hours for the next flight, even after explaining the situation to a gentleman at the customer service desk, he said he could not help us, and gave my partner and i am $8 food voucher while we waited as a 'sorry'. Then on the way home another 30 min delay. horrible first experience flying, Was very disappointed in the customer service & missed my brothers wedding. I should have booked Qantas instead of Virgin."
Cons: "there were not enough desks to check in at brisbane so many people missed there connecting flights. I flew with Delta and the process was much easier. Simply just dropped my bags off. Was also told the flight was being held, then when I arrived at the desk was told my bags wouldn't make it on the plane."
Cons: "I was sat next to a rather large person and felt squished some of the time"
Pros: "Overall this flight from Brisbane to LAX was fairly pleasant. Despite being reluctant to commit to any changes in the (uncomfortably cold) cabin temperature, one of the crew did respond to my inquiry by returning to say they had adjusted the temp upward to 24C, which in my mind earns them an A for Effort. What I had of the food was acceptable, but nothing to write home about. The touch screens seemed to work much more effectively than in the past, so those may have been upgraded. The crew I dealt with were generally very pleasant and responsive. The restrooms had sufficient toilet paper (never a guarantee), and as a stroke of luck, there was virtually no turbulence, that always makes things nicer."
Cons: "I was right by the gate before the flight but never heard any announcement calling out rows, the economy passengers just started herding themselves (as always) and eventually got in line/on the plane in what seemed to be a haphazard fashion. Like so many times before, the air conditioning was set too cold (they said it was set to 22C as if this is normal - that might be an average setting of comfort for a grown male wearing a full suit and walking around in an office setting, but not for a plane half full of females who aren't able to move around and get their blood circulating). The music and movie selections seemed to have changed over the years. I have pleasant memories of Virgin Australia offering virtually anything your heart could desire at the touch of a button, but this time around I couldn't find any artists that I recognized let alone liked, and the movie selection seemed much thinner. Licensing issues perhaps? For me this was actually disappointing."
Pros: "Boarded and departed on time. Good smooth flight."
Cons: "No window at seating. Disappointing for child traveller"
Pros: "Staff Are Lovely and so Helpfull"
Cons: "Just don't Like Flying haha"
Pros: "Great crew and seats were very comfortable"
Cons: "The person sitting next to me was extra nervous which was a little un nerving"
Pros: "Seats okay but would not recline"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed because of poor rostering due to one of the crew being out of hours and another crew member had to be brought from Brisbane to Sydney to join the flight. Not very professional in my eyes."
Pros: "Seat 26A had a faulty back support, with protruding metal spring/wire."
Cons: "Better maintenance"
Cons: "NOT BEING DELAYED - WHICH RESULTED IN ME ONLY GETTING AT HOME CLOSE THE 2AM IN THE MORNING WITH WORK STARTING AT 7AM!!!"
Cons: "If the boarding time had remained unchanged and there was more legroom"
Cons: "Delayed so long."
Pros: "Nice crew inside the plane"
Cons: "It is outrageous the price for overweight cabin that was not even 10kg. Not food or entertainment included in ticket price. Even if it's a short flight, at least water to keep passengers hydrated should provide. Really uncomfortable with this situation."
Cons: "Small walkway and seats."
Cons: "All good. Got a great seat with leg room so can't complain. Many thanks"
Pros: "Seat was uncomfortable, crew was lovely"
Cons: "Tired seats should be updated."
Pros: "the crew was patient and supportive (both flight and ground crew)."
Cons: "the temperature could have been warmer."
Cons: "Easy to book and check in"
Pros: "The crew were amazing and the seats were super comfy. The Captain was very smooth on take off and touch down, he was also very informative during the flight."
Pros: "Efficient boarding"
Cons: "The flight was nearly 40 mins late"
Cons: "The coffee"
Cons: "I paid for for “sports equipment” when I purchased my ticket, however was still made to pay an extra 275$ For my bike upon arrival at the boarding gate. Not happy. I lined up for 1hr 7 minutes before I was able to check in, ridiculous - I just got to the gate as it was boarding and I Arrived 3 hours early for my international flight."
Cons: "And no announcements re the delay until the very last minute."
Pros: "Low initial fair if you have no luggage."
Cons: "Jetstar Charges for everything. Each bag over 7 kg. $360 charge for luggage. 4 bags. Obscene. If you wait until the airport to add bags they charge more. Unfortunately I waited. They claim the check in process should have been clear to me that I needed to check in bags in advance. It really did not. The website is deceptive and tries to get you to check-in without mentioning the excess charge. Employees seem to enjoy gouging customers at the terminal. Charge for soda? Employees were rude. Terrible service and airline. Avoid at all costs."
Cons: "I missed it"
Pros: "Good seats"
Cons: "Very rude male crew My baby started crying only by the end of the journey because her ears were hurting her due to high atmospheric pressure, and the guy came and shouted at her and us to stop crying !!"
Pros: "Modern aircraft"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for no reason at all. Rude staff. Forced a domestic flight to land/take off at an international terminal so we had to go through customs control before taking off and after arrival. Pay some more money and fly Qantas or anything but awful Jetstar..."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and next available was nearly 4hrs later and left late! And then they have the gall to tell you to board quickly. Emails all about trying to frighten you into paying for extra luggage and sell you mediocre food and pay for a seat allocation."
Cons: "One of the flight attendent was not nice with us"
Cons: "They didn’t advise of the extreme low weight limit for carryon luggage until you get to the gate! Then slap on extreme checkin rates to get the bag onto the plan!"
Pros: "Surprised with a great (in air) Uluru shot, 10min before we landed"
Cons: "Too bad you have to pay for every service...seats, TV, food."
Cons: "THE SERVICE WAS EXTREMELY POOR AND THE STAFF WERE RUDE...MY DAUGHTER WAS STANDING DUE TO A BACKACHE AND WAS TOLD BY A STEWARD THAT SHE COULD NOT STAND IN ONE SPOT BUT HAD TO WALK UP AND DOWN THE AISLE OR SIT....DISGRACEFUL ATTITUDE BORDERING ON HARRASSMENT... WILL NEVER FLY WITH JETSTAR AGAIN!!!"
Pros: "Staff were very friendly"
Cons: "For some reason I thought I had extra legroom but apparently not I was squished in between two people in the back of the plane the person in front of me was moving around a lot and hurting and knocking my knees"
Cons: "Eat and sleep"
Pros: "On time. Captain lovely, Crew lovely."
Cons: "My chair would recline, it kept going back up."
Cons: "Fast efficient travel friendly staff"
Pros: "Air conditioning comfortable"
Cons: "Will not travel again on jetstar as seating is very uncomfortable..not good for aussies probably suitable for asians who have shorter legs."
Pros: "Very capable crew flying in terrible conditions with high winds. Flights after our take off were suspended due to appalling weather."
Cons: "There's little to like. Extremely cramped conditions. Poor food and beverage. Avoid if you possibly can."
Pros: "The flight was on time leaving and arriving good checking."
Cons: "The plane is very basic no entertainment very dull."
Pros: "i like the use of kiosks they need to have more machines as the staff have a poor service attitude and give the responses as machines."
Cons: "Booked a ticket with 20kg checked bag; didn't pack as much so took a carry on. The flight was delayed so they decided to weigh carry ons. It came to 10kg plus Laptop bag. They charged me $50 extra. On explaining I have 20kgs included and am happy to go check it in myself. They didn't let me. Not sure why when the flight was delayed by more than 30 min. staff not helpful or considerate. No solution offered to make me happy or to acknowledge that I had already paid for 20kg. I could be talking to a machine and it would've been the same outcome."
Pros: "On time Polite and friendly crew Way better than Qantas"
Cons: "How is it that a chair on a public train can be more comfortable than one I pay thousands to use"
Pros: "Need to replace seat."
Pros: "the price was cheaper than other airlines"
Cons: "we had to pay to check bags, change flights, etc. also, no free little snacks or movies, radio, etc."
Pros: "The ease of online check-in and printing my baggage stickers upon arrival at the airport. The staff at the check-in desk were lovely, the staff on the plane were lovely; it was great."
Cons: "Nothing. I've previously had very average experiences with Jetstar which made me uncertain about booking these flights but I was completely overthrown by the service turn-around. I'm now a Jetstar advocate."
Cons: "Beer was warm. At that price for average beer it would be nice to have it cold!"
Pros: "I was rebooked to JQ7001 which is VERY disappointing as it leaves Sydney 6 hours later than JQ199, my original flight. Reason given by Jetstar: JQ199 has been closed. An outright lie as JQ199 departed Sydney as per schedule today. I"
Pros: "Polite staff well organized"
Cons: "My flight was 45 minutes late Absolutely no room when seated"
Cons: "Flight cancelled Had to recheck in. Boarding gate changed 3 times"
Cons: "delayed flight and having to take time to get every piece of carry on luggage weighed - having to move 1 kg from one suitcase to another when we were traveling together fro goodness sake"
Airlines flying to Hamilton Island have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Hamilton Island
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Hamilton Island
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Hamilton Island
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Hamilton Island
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Hamilton Island