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Travel time from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island


Gold Coast to Hamilton Island airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Hamilton Island, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Tuesday, 3:15 pm:  start in Gold Coast
drive for about 2.5 hours
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 6:00 pm at the latest

5:35 pm:  Brisbane International (BNE)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 6:30 pm

5:50 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

6:20 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

6:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

6:50 pm:  board Jetstar Airways Pty Limited flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

7:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

7:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from BNE
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

8:57 pm (local time):  Hamilton Island Airport (HTI)
Hamilton Island is the same time as Gold Coast
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

9:12 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at HTI
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 5 minutes to your destination

9:14 pm (local time):  arrive in Hamilton Island

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island

How far is Hamilton Island from Gold Coast? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 597 miles or 961 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 42 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 5 hours, 59 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 6x faster, and saves you about 5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.





Alternate flights from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island

The most common route is BNE to HTI, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. BNE to HTI
    Brisbane International to Hamilton Island Airport
  2. BNE to PPP
    Brisbane International to Proserpine Whitsunday Coast


Airlines that fly to Hamilton Island

We picked Jetstar Airways Pty Limited for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Jetstar Airways Pty Limited (JQ)


Plan a trip to Hamilton Island

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Hamilton Island. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Hamilton Island. Click the button below to explore Hamilton Island in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Hamilton Island to Gold Coast, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

If you happen to know Gold Coast, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Gold Coast!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 597 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 42 minutes
48 Gold Coast travel answers
8 Hamilton Island travel answers










   
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