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Cheap Gold Coast (OOL) flights you can book in 2021

Everything you need to know about flying to the Gold Coast.

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Visitors flock to the Gold Coast to enjoy its sunny weather, picturesque beaches, thrilling theme parks and endless nightlife options. Get direct flights to Coolangatta Airport from all around Australia for a smooth and easy journey so you can hit the ground running as soon as you land.


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Jetstar sale: Australia-wide flights from $32 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021 to Launceston, Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Whitsundays, Townsville, Hamilton Island, Darwin, Uluru and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide. T&Cs apply.

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Available on flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Hobart, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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How much are flights to the Gold Coast?

From the Northern Territory and Western Australia, you can secure flights to the Gold Coast for under $475 return with a budget airline. Return flights from Adelaide and Hobart to the Gold Coast can be found for as little as $240. The cheapest flights to the Gold Coast are available to Sydneysiders and Melbournites, who can nab a deal for under $150 return.


When is the cheapest time to fly to the Gold Coast?

The cheapest times to travel to the Gold Coast are usually outside of peak periods such as school holidays, Schoolies week and the cooler months when Australians are looking to escape the chilly weather elsewhere in the country.

According to Skyscanner, the cheapest months to fly to the Gold Coast are February and May. Depending on your travel dates, you can easily avoid the school holiday rush and still reap in the spectacular Gold Coast weather by travelling at the start of February. May is also a great month to hit the beaches and theme parks before the June school holidays start and temperatures cool down.


How far in advance should I book my flight to the Gold Coast?

If you know the exact dates you want to travel, it's best to book 7 weeks in advance.


Frequently asked questions about flights to the Gold Coast

How long does it take to fly to the Gold Coast?

  • Sydney: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Canberra: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Melbourne: 2 hours
  • Adelaide: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Cairns: 2 hours, 25 minutes
  • Launceston: 3 hours, 20 minutes
  • Perth: 5 hours, 30 minutes
  • Darwin: 6 hours, 10 minutes

Which airlines fly to the Gold Coast?

Jetstar, Qantas, and Virgin Australia offer direct flights to the Gold Coast from major cities across Australia. People travelling from Sydney and Melbourne have the largest variety of airlines and flight times to choose from, but those departing from regional areas don't have to travel far to catch a flight to the Sunshine State.

  • Jetstar: Adelaide, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney.
  • Qantas: Adelaide, Albury. Bendigo, Cairns, Canberra, Devonport, Dubbo, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga.
  • Virgin Australia: Adelaide, Albury, Armidale, Cairns, Canberra, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Mildura, Newcastle and Sydney.

Jetstar offer the cheapest fares to the Gold Coast, but keep in mind that baggage, entertainment and meals come at an additional cost to the base fare. You will pay more to fly with Qantas and Virgin Australia, but what you see is what you get, so there won't be any additional costs popping up at the time of booking.

Where is the airport on the Gold Coast?

Gold Coast Airport is located at the southern end of the Gold Coast near Coolangatta, with domestic and international flights arriving and departing daily.

How long does it take to get to the airport?

  • Robina: 18 minutes (22.3 kilometres)
  • Surfers Paradise: 32 minutes (29.5 kilometres)
  • Southport: 36 minutes (33 kilometres)
  • Byron Bay: 48 minutes (67.7 kilometres)
  • Brisbane: 1 hour, 20 minutes (79.3 kilometres)

Private and shared airport transfers can be arranged in advance for a smooth arrival and departure. Skybus, the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle and Translink's rail network are all available from Gold Coast Airport. If you're looking to make your own away around, car rental desks are available close to the arrivals hall.

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