Cheap Gold Coast (OOL) flights you can book in 2020

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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Uluru flights from $225 return

Available on select dates from August - December 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar.

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Ballina flights from $120 return

Available on select flights from June - December 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Jetstar.

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Adelaide flights from $132 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Sydney flights from $91 return

Available on select flights from June- December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar.

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Hobart flights from $122 return

Available on select flights from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hobart with Jetstar.

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Melbourne flights from $91 return

Available on select flights from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Australia-wide flights from $91 return

Available on select flights from June - December 2020 to Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Gold Coast flights from $112 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast with Jetstar.

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Coffs Harbour flights from $252 return

Available on select flights from June - December 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Qantas.

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Cairns flights from $172 return

Available on select flights from July - December 2020. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Brisbane flights from $124 return

Available on select flights from July - December 2020. Sample fare departs from Newcastle with Jetstar.

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Tasmania flights from $104 return

Available on select dates from June - November 2020 to Launceston and Hobart. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston with Jetstar.

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Brisbane flights from $127 return

Available on select dates from June - October 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Cairns flights from $163 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Jetstar.

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Adelaide flights from $87 return

Available on select dates from June - August 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide with Jetstar.

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Melbourne flights from $118 return

Available on select dates from June - August 2020. Sample fare is Adelaide-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Sydney flights from $86 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar.

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Australia-wide flights from $77 return

Available on select dates from July - September 2020 to Hobart, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Sydney and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Perth flights from $340 return

Available on select dates from July - November 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Perth with Jetstar.

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Domestic flights from $137 return with Qantas

Available on select flights from June 2020 - April 2021 to Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $110 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020 to Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sydney, Cairns and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Perth flights from $368 return

Available on select dates from June - December 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Perth with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Melbourne, Gold Coast and more.

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Cairns flights from $216 return

Available on select dates from June - October 2020. Sample fare is Brisbane-Cairns with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Sydney, Perth and more.

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Melbourne flights from $110 return

Available on select dates from June - September 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Adelaide, Gold Coast and more.

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Sydney flights from $185 return

Available on select dates June - November 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Brisbane, Gold Coast and more.

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Ayers Rock flights from $298 return

Available on select dates from July - December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Ayers Rock with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Brisbane, Cairns and more.

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Australia-wide flights from $43 + one free date change

Available on select flights from 12 June - 31 October 2020 with Jetstar. Destinations include Sunshine coast, Whitsundays, Peth, Cairns, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Adelaide.

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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, Tigerair 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.
  • Tigerair: Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart.
  • Virgin Australia: Adelaide, Albury, Armidale, Cairns, Canberra, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Mildura, Newcastle and Sydney.

Jetstar and Tigerair 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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