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Where Do You Fly Into For The Whitsundays?

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Lily Kerley
Updated Tue 24 Jan 2023

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To arrive in the Whitsundays by plane, you fly into Proserpine Airport. Also known as the Whitsunday Coast Airport or Airlie Beach Airport, it is just a short 30-minute drive or 40-minute shuttle ride into the centre of Airlie Beach. Getting from Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach is super easy, making the whole journey into tropical paradise smooth and breezy!

Flying into the Whitsundays is the perfect option for those who live in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and other spots around Australia and the world, without the hassle of a long drive. So, if you’re craving a quick weekend in the Whitsundays, book your flights to the Whitsundays with KAYAK’s easy and flexible compare tool. Your dreamy tropical getaway to the Whitsundays is at your fingertips; you really can just fly in on a Friday night, spend a weekend amongst dazzling islands on an overnight sail, before returning to work on Monday morning! What an incredible island escape! 


How much are return flights to Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine)?


Return flights to Proserpine vary depending on departure location, time of booking and time of travel. Average return flights to the Whitsundays from Brisbane are $252, from Melbourne $530 and from Sydney $450. To compare flights and find the cheapest tickets for your next Whitsunday holiday, use KAYAK to scan the web for the best deals.

With an array of tours for any budget, keep up the savings on your Whitsunday trip when you book one of our on-sale island experiences! Or, for a holiday without the price tag, check out our free things to do in Airlie Beach as you discover the very best of this tropical town.

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Where can you fly to from Airlie Beach?


Airlie Beach’s Proserpine Airport only has direct routes to four major cities. These include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. With an array of flight routes with stopovers, you can also get to Perth, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, New Zealand and really anywhere very easily, usually with stops in Brisbane and Sydney. 

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Can you fly direct to Hamilton Island?


Hamilton Island Airport is the second travel gateway into the stunning Whitsundays. You can fly directly into Hamilton Island from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Get the cheapest flights with KAYAK’s flight comparison tool and enjoy island luxuries without breaking the bank! 

Whether you’re living it up like a tropical celeb on Hamilton amongst secluded beaches, resorts and bistros, or embarking on a journey through the Whitsundays departing from the island, there is an abundance of magic to experience and things to do

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Which airlines offer direct flights to Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine)?


Skytrans, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways all offer direct flights to and from Proserpine Airport. Jetstar, Virgin and Skytrans are usually the cheapest options, however, different airlines are always offering deals and sales on last-minute and off-peak flights. Compare all flights to the Whitsundays and get the best deal for you! 

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