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.
LATAM Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Hamilton Island.
The cheapest airline ticket to Hamilton Island from Australia in the last 72 hours was $128 one-way, and $218 round-trip on the route from Sydney to Hamilton Island. The most popular route is from Sydney to Hamilton Island and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $218 round-trip.
In general from Australia, Emirates, Etihad Airways and Jetstar fly the most to Hamilton Island.
Hamilton Island Airport is 1 kilometres from the centre of Hamilton Island. View on map.
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
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."
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 were very accommodating to the needs to the passengers."
Cons: "Limit the recline on seats to less of an angle in economy."
Pros: "Crew always competent & professional"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic"
Pros: "Easy great flight. Good entertainment comfortable seats."
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: "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: "Healthy airline food option, friendly helpful service, use of name and I'm on the bottom rung of ff status??"
Pros: "Flight crew is great"
Cons: "Didn’t like the the whole check in process. None of the system worked. Manual check in all the way and took so long. Not enough staff to service."
Pros: "Service good"
Pros: "IFE Snack - bacon quiche Service"
Cons: "Stink The usual cramped seating Long wait to deplane"
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: "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: "Known quality and reliable service It was all right."
Cons: "Entertainment is bring your own screen if you want to see the programme"
Cons: "Great gluten free options! Thank you!"
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: "Crew was amazingly helpful in all my enquiries"
Cons: "All amazing nothing to complain about it"
Pros: "Short flight . It's ok"
Pros: "Dinner meal"
Cons: "Seat in last row very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Did not have any meal for the 2h45m flight"
Cons: "Delayed Boarding and they didn't say anything."
Pros: "Good meal - pasta"
Cons: "Expensive flight"
Pros: "Need new planes"
Cons: "Qantas didn't help at all with my missed domestic connection between LAX and ATL. Nothing."
Pros: "Didn't eat anything over airline food as it was my 3rd flight to get home to Melbourne"
Pros: "Loved the two cords in the seat behind me and the iPad idea"
Cons: "Nothing. Probably the best airline flown"
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: "Wine and speed of service was excellent. Friendly and approachable crew."
Pros: "I liked that my baggage was returned to an address I gave the staff. However, my baggage was recovered and only delivered to me the Next evening at 6 p.m:(. It was most inconvenient as I had clothing For a graduation function I had to miss due to no baggage. :(:(:"
Cons: "I was most surprised to have NO baggage to arrive in Tokyo Especially as business class priority baggage. Staff at baggage handling in Tokyo were extremely helpful But NO compensation was given to allow me to purchase Basic materials. I was yoke I can collect $80 at Sydney airport On return!!!!!"
Pros: "Warm service, provide healthy high fiber choice of food"
Cons: "I asked for some drink but it's not delivered until the crew started serving drinks to all passengers. I guess she forgot about my request. The aircraft is also a quite old one so entertainment facilities are not so updated."
Cons: "Can't believe they charged me $240 for an extra bag!!"
Pros: "Seat material (leather) and cushion was comfortable."
Cons: "No leg room, my knees were pressed into the back of the seat in front, which became very painful. No wriggle room without disturbing person alongside. A ridiculous "snack". What happened to biscuits and cheese? Not trendy any longer i presume. Even Qantas serve that! No wine. Again, ridiculous. Condescending stewards, if that's what you are supposed to call them these "woke" days."
Pros: "They charged me so much for extra luggage even I prepaid online for extra luggage prior to getting to airport. Yet the ticket counter lady made me pay an additional fee and all together I ended paying more for extra bags fee than the ticket itself! both Virgin and JetStar are VERY stingy on extra luggage fees. I came from the US to Australia and traveled domestically while there with all the luggage that I brought from the US. So I had to pay so much in fees when my trip was already so expensive! It makes me reconsider wanting to travel again anywhere anytime soon, so discouraging! Also they make me take stuff out of my big suitcase and transfer to my carry on, in front of everyone at the ticket counter I had to open my suitcase and transfer some stuff so the weight is under a certain weight. Still they charged me for extra luggage. I came international on Qantas from USA to Australia, so all the domestic locations I went to I was charged"
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"
Cons: "An attendant working in the check-in was very rude. I was unable to check in using the kiosk so I requested assistance from an attendant near the kiosks.The attendant refused to assist me and told me to wait until the other attendant was free. That attendant then helped the white man next to me."
Pros: "Economy X seat much better"
Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "Better Movies"
Cons: "My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic"
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: "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: "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: "It was a good flight. Arrived on time"
Pros: "Food was terrible!"
Cons: "Delayed departure."
Pros: "The crew - smiling, friendly and seemed to like their jobs"
Cons: "Food - meusli bar again!"
Pros: "Very nice staff"
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful. On time. No problems at all.thank you."
Cons: "Only could have gluten free snack"
Pros: "Comfortable seat than other airlines. Good movies choices."
Cons: "Didn't have wifi"
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: "Glad I wasnt conecting internationally..Plane problems..Other airlines might have offerred some compensation for 2.5 hrs late.."
Cons: "Otherwise fine"
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."
Pros: "Everyone was super helpful and friendly."
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: "Smooth flight, departed on time"
Pros: "The free snack us an unhealthy chocolate..ok for spinning freeinflight ad but insulting to the intelligence of customers"
Pros: "Smooth boarding"
Cons: "Small seats, which did not recline at all, to the great discomfort of several passengers in our area, including us. With particular physical limitations due to old wounds, i have to say it was painful and unexpectedly difficult for the nearly 3 hours of incarceration. Partly this was exacerbated by the lump of head rest not moving high enough away from my shoulders. My travel companion has a head rest which was also wrecked, come away from its frame and unable to be sorted properly. In all, a poor set up for a flight."
Pros: "On time & comfortable, with reasonable food."
Cons: "Service from flight attendants wasn't as friendly as usual."
Pros: "good to include a free snack"
Cons: "Three of our party are coeliac and no gluten free option was available and the only choice we were offered was to purchase the gluten free cookie - which we declined. The picture in the back of the menu of the free snacks included a gluten free option so we were a bit annoyed that this wasn't available."
Cons: "The crew wasn’t very friendly."
Cons: "Seating is not spacious. No free snacks or beverages. But the price was right!"
Pros: "Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival."
Cons: "It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments."
Pros: "The crew was super helpful, made it easy. The best part was the ease of boarding and sticking to time. Highly effecient."
Pros: "Crew wasn’t that polite."
Cons: "Anything extra"
Pros: "it was fast and effective"
Cons: "Free coffee"
Cons: "Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback."
Pros: "We got to queenstown a little bit sooner"
Cons: "They have crazy expensive fees for luggage if over weight..I will not choose them again"
Pros: "It’s okay"
Pros: "business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar"
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: "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!"
Cons: "The entire experience"
Pros: "Good seat and small load so could move around"
Cons: "No entertainment and charges for everything."
Pros: "Very good everything"
Pros: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
Pros: "The flight was on time leaving and arriving good checking."
Cons: "The plane is very basic no entertainment very dull."
Cons: "There are no complimentary snacks. Also, we had to pay for the movies. I wish the entertainment was free like on all other airlines."
Pros: "my ear did no hurt"
Cons: "no food I little bit hungry"
Pros: "Brand new plane. Crew were quite nice."
Cons: "I paid for seat selection >6mo in advance and they gave away my seat with no explanation. The selection of movies on the paid entertainment system is quite poor."
Pros: "Their website and web check in is too basic!"
Pros: "The plane was relatively new."
Cons: "Boarding was late. Food selection was poor Entertainment choices were slim And obviously charging for luggage and food sucks."
Pros: "personality of the team - very friendly and helpful!"
Pros: "I am still in denpasar"
Pros: "Aircraft and crew"
Cons: "Over one hour at check in."
Pros: "Very smooth boarding and pleasant on board crew."
Cons: "2h delay"
Pros: "The check-in woman was a gem! Due to Australia's strict carry-on policy - one item, period - I had to repack my luggage, which contained a fragie printer that had been in my carry-on when I could have it AND a computer bag. The Jet Star allowed two checked pieces, and the agent gave me all the time I needed to make the changes. She then marked the bag fragile, and sent me to the oversize/fragile bay with it. It arrived in PNG rattled, but working normally.The woman was a peach!"
Pros: "Everyone was very polite, to compensate for ripping us off on the cost of our luggage... By the kilo!"
Cons: "No info when we purchased the ticket on Kayak that this airline does not charge by the bag, but by the kilo. No chance to buy kilos when we bought the ticket. Got ripped off at the airport. This airline is is for backpackers, NOT for the international traveler"
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Pros: "All was good from boarding to exiting"
Cons: "Lack of communication So cheap and stingy they give Scrooge A run for his money."
Pros: "We were on our way from syd to bali and just before we reached ocean we turned around and headed back toward Melbourne. As upset as we were about that situation they were extremely accommodating. They said the Landon strip in Bali had broke so we couldn't land. They Bieber, gave us free coffee, tea and juices and gave us all free onboard entertainment. When we got to Melbourne they had set up free shuttle server and out us all up in a very very nice suite and gave us a voucher for breakfast which was more than enough! Then on our way back to bali they again gave us all free onboard entertainment. Very nice! Loved it!"
Cons: "Didn't like that they took so long to tell us about the problems on the landing strip. I thought we were being hijacked!"
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Restricted carry on weight limit"
Cons: "departing late (again)"
Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"
Pros: "Economical and value for money"
Cons: "We couldn't check in until an hour before boarding and weren't allowed to take the 2 carry-on bags each as advertised. Had to repack quickly to get the things that had to be hand carried (CPAP's, cameras, medicines, etc.) into the backpacks and then got charged $28/bag for the 2 bags that should have been carry-on. Unimpressed."
Cons: "No leg room at all..."
Pros: "One of us was not feeling well and crew member noticed and provided help. They needed more staff at check in"
Pros: "Got me there safe"
Cons: "The seats are horrible."
Cons: "i was offered a refund, but I'm still waiting for this to be confirmed."
Pros: "Was onetime and landed early."
Pros: "Planes are new and nice!"
Cons: "Seat had a lump in it"
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