Cheap flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island

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The best prices from Melbourne to Hamilton Island are usually found in May or January, booked 43 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island (HTI)

All the information you need to plan the best ME1 to HTI flight in 2022: compare Melbourne to Hamilton Island flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Hamilton Island.

MEL - HTI

Price

$268 - $370

Popular inSeptemberHigh demand for flights, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
Round-trip from$382From Melbourne to Hamilton Island
One-way from$325One-way flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 18% on the overall cost on flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island, book at least 38 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 19% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $443 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $496.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Hamilton Island from Melbourne. Prices for May average $455 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $286. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of September. Opting for a May flight can save you 15% on your journey compared to booking in September

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island (MEL - HTI)?

When flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 29% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island in August, September 2022

The best prices found for Melbourne to HTI flights in August, September
27 Aug. - 30 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$386

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

17 Aug. - 20 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

1 stop

8h 35m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$404

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

30 Sep. - 8 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 50m
$410

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Melbourne to Hamilton Island 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Hamilton Island from Melbourne found for this year
1 Nov. - 10 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

1 stop

6h 10m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

5h 15m
$328

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

10 Oct. - 28 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

1 stop

19h 10m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 50m
$360

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

25 Oct. - 4 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 50m
$362

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island

14 Jan. - 21 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 50m
$306

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

25 Oct. - 4 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 50m
$362

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

22 Oct. - 29 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 50m
$370

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island

1 Nov. - 10 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

1 stop

6h 10m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

5h 15m
$328

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

25 Oct. - 4 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

1 stop

6h 10m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

5h 00m
$383

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

26 Nov. - 30 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

1 stop

6h 40m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

5h 45m
$392

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Direct flights to Hamilton Island from Melbourne

Save time with Melbourne to Hamilton Island direct flight deals
14 Jan. - 21 Jan.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 50m
$306

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

25 Oct. - 4 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 50m
$362

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

22 Oct. - 29 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 50m
$370

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Last-minute flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island

Late deals on return flights to Hamilton Island from Melbourne, departing today and this week
17 Aug. - 20 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

1 stop

8h 35m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$404

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

16 Aug. - 19 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

1 stop

7h 00m
$451

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

16 Aug. - 19 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
HTI

Hamilton Island

MEL

Melbourne

Nonstop

2h 55m
$476

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

One-way flights to Hamilton Island from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
4 Nov.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
$161

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

27 Aug.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

Nonstop

2h 55m
$181

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

14 Oct.
MEL

Melbourne

HTI

Hamilton Island

1 stop

18h 25m
$202

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Melbourne to Hamilton Island flights.

Hamilton Island is one of the most sought-after islands in the Whitsundays – a gathering of subtropical islands just off the Queensland Coast.There’s definitely a uniform here. The beaches are sandy, the resort hotels high-end, and the people have got that enviably healthy glow. But so will you, after a few nights on-island. Hamilton Island is the kick-off point for a whole tick list of activities, from watersports to wildlife tours.Best of all, Hamilton Island is only a 3-hour direct flight away from Melbourne.

How long is the flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

Around 3 hours 10 minutes direct. Indirect flights aren’t too long, either, starting at 4 hours 40 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

You can fly with Virgin Australia direct, or Qantas Airways and Jetstar Airways indirect.

How frequent are flights between Melbourne and Hamilton Island?

Direct Melbourne to Hamilton Island flights take off around 4 times a week. There are over 20 flights with stopovers available a day.

Which airports serve Melbourne and Hamilton Island?

Flights travel between Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport and Hamilton Island Airport, AKA Great Barrier Reef Airport.

Which direct flight route between Melbourne and Hamilton Island is cheapest?

It’s usually cheapest to fly mid-week.Hamilton Island, in the north-easterly Whitsunday Islands, stars a meandering coastline that serves up white-sand beaches, yacht-friendly inlets, top-shelf hotels and a healthy dose of bars and watersports.Catseye Beach is the main event, thanks to its miles-long swoop of sand and palm trees. More A-plus views come courtesy of Passage Peak. You’ll have to clamber up steep staircases to get there, but you’re rewarded with panoramic views of the Whitsundays – as well as a hike through the bush that promises glimpses of kangaroos and koalas. Book cheap flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island using our smart search engine.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Hamilton Island from Melbourne?

Hamilton Island (HTI), located 1.0 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island. 3 airlines have flights to Hamilton Island from Melbourne on a regular basis. Booking flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 1 inbound flight from Melbourne per day.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $306, but on average you can expect to pay $382.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island is less than $454.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne to Hamilton Island for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island within the next 7 days for less than $500.

How popular is this Melbourne to Hamilton Island flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island have been viewed 2,331 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island round-trip?

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Hamilton Island, with prices starting at $306. Another option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $328 return. Users have found that Jetstar is 32% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island one-way?

$161 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $202 and $325, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

Consider Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Virgin Australia when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island?

The cheapest flight price from Melbourne to Hamilton Island is $240. On average you can expect to pay $635. The most popular route, (Melbourne - Hamilton Island), can usually be booked for $306.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Hamilton Island

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Mildura to Cairnsfrom $688 pp

Top 3 airlines flying from Melbourne to Hamilton Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Hamilton Island choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
JetstarCheapest$201Average$403FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$209Average$392FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$235Average$548FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Melbourne to Hamilton Island

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Weekly flight availability from Melbourne to Hamilton Island

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
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Monday0daily flights
Tuesday2daily flights
Wednesday1daily flight
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Friday2daily flights
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