Cheap Flights To Gold Coast (OOL)

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Cheap Flights to Gold Coast from $43 One Way, $93 Round Trip

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Visit the Gold Coast

Located in the southeastern region of Queensland, Australia, the Gold Coast is a popular tourist destination. Visitors flock to this beautiful stretch of coast to surf, enjoy the nightlife and visit one of the areas theme parks. Book cheap flights to Gold Coast on, and you can search for a great hotel deal or vacation package to save you money.

Airport and Transportation Information

Gold Coast Airport is located in Bilinga, about 30 minutes from the center of town. You can get into town by train, shuttle, taxi or bus. Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle will take you to your hotel for less than the price of a cab, and you can upgrade your airport transfer to a Freedom Pass for unlimited access to Surfside Buslines. You can also purchase a go card from TransLink for between AUD 3.05 and AUD 19.45 and travel by bus, ferry and train during your vacation.

Enjoying the Gold Coast

With mild winters and hot, humid summers, the Gold Coast is a surfer's paradise. From December to February, temperatures can soar into the 100s. Expect temperatures from 80 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit during the rest of the year, with June and July experiencing the coolest weather. Coolangatta Beach, Burleigh Heads Beach and Kurrawa Beach are some of the best places to hang ten and get some sun. If you are traveling with little ones, visit The Rockpools for a day of splashing fun. Located in Coomera, Dreamworld is Australia's most popular theme park, drawing more than 30 million travelers to the area each year. If you're looking for something to do at night, head to Oxenford for the Outback Spectacular. The dazzling dinner show is entertaining, and the steaks are amazing.

Plan Your Trip

Whether you are traveling with family or a group of friends, this coastal gem has something for everyone. Spend a day at a fun theme park, or catch a few rays on one of the popular beaches. Your vacation is sure to be memorable, and you can start the planning process today with, where you can book cheap flights to Gold Coast and save money on area hotels and rental cars.

Gold Coast When to Go

Beachgoers delight in the Gold Coast’s summer months (December through February), when temperatures hover in the low 80s during the day, and the humidity is countered by the Pacific Ocean’s cool breezes. The summer months do experience some precipitation, with an average of 12 to 14 days and four to seven inches of rain per month.

Still, the subtropical climate delivers pleasing temperatures year-round (with an average high of 77 degrees), which makes open-air activities the norm. Mild temps also enable major events and festivals to take place throughout the year. The PKRA World Pro Kitesurfing Tour wraps its season here each year in December, bringing in the world’s top pro freestyle and wave kitesurfers. The Quicksilver Pro Surfing Championships comes to town in February.

May (fall in these parts) brings the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, which pairs soulful performances by Australian and international acts with tasty local cuisine. In October (spring), kids take their turn on the water and off at the Kids’ Weekend in Surfers Paradise. This free event features popular kids’ performers, beach volleyball classes, and surf lifesaving activities.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Gold Coast?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor has the updates you need about current quarantine policies, travel advice and other important information for your flight to Gold Coast.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Most airlines will make allowances for changes or cancellations due to COVID-19. To be sure, read through your preferred carrier’s terms and conditions before booking. You can also navigate to our Customer Service Portal for lots of helpful info.
Which airlines fly to Gold Coast?
You can select from 20 airlines with flights to Coolangatta Airport (OOL), the primary airport in the city. With all those options, you’re certain to pick up a superb deal. Here are some of the most well-known international carriers that’ll get you to Gold Coast — and then exploring every corner of this city:

  • Jetstar - 33 flights to Gold Coast per month
  • Air New Zealand - 18 flights to Gold Coast per month
  • Scoot - 3 flights to Gold Coast per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Gold Coast?
Surfers Paradise Airport (SFP), around 1 mile north of the center of Gold Coast, is one option. Gold Coast Heliport Airport (SHQ) is another way to get to this city. Compare the flight deals between the airports, as well as which terminal is more convenient for you to fly into.
How much is a flight to Gold Coast?
If you’re looking for round-trip flights, airfares fluctuated between $93 and $1,245 this last week. The cheapest one-way price was $43, from Sydney (SYD).
How to book the cheapest flight to Gold Coast?
Picking up cheap flights to Gold Coast is as easy as booking your ticket with Orbitz. But if you’re eager to make sure you’re nabbing the best flight deals around, here are some tips to keep your wallet happy:

  • Consider other airports to save cash. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports in the form fields, then choose the ‘Nearby airports’ function below. It will list the available options.
  • If your travel plans aren’t set in concrete, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option to check out the flight deals for alternative departure dates. You may find an even better fare.
  • To optimize your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on airlines, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. You can also select whether you want to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • The early bird gets the most rewarding savings, so book as soon as you’ve worked out your travel dates. The most affordable airfares go like hotcakes and prices generally rise as the departure date nears.
  • Make serious savings on your vacation by combining your flights, hotels and car rentals into a package deal. Your budget will thank you.
  • If it’s an option, avoid traveling in the busy season. Airfares often surge during school breaks, summer and other vacation periods like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How long is a flight to Gold Coast?
Your flight to Gold Coast could be just an hour or it could be more, depending on where you’re flying from. We’ve put together a list of three of the most popular domestic routes and flight times to give you an idea of what to expect:

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Coolangatta Airport (OOL) - 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) to Coolangatta Airport (OOL) - 2 hours and 3 minutes
  • Adelaide, SA (ADL) to Coolangatta Airport (OOL) - 2 hours and 17 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Gold Coast?
Land a bargain and book your tickets to Gold Coast in January. If you’ve missed this month, don’t worry. February and August often have low airfares available, too. Be careful not to snooze on a sale though — cheap flights appear and vanish in the click of a mouse!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Gold Coast?
Typically, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days to book flights to Gold Coast. If you’re looking for the best airfares, search across those days and you could land a great flight deal.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Gold Coast?
If you’re looking for cheap flights to Gold Coast, depart earlier in the week. Orbitz data from 2020 shows Monday is the cheapest day to set off, followed by Tuesday. Saturday has the most expensive fares, so avoid this day and do your budget a favor.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Gold Coast?
To secure cheap flights to Gold Coast, pack your bags and jet off in August. Orbitz data has found that this is generally the best month to save loads on your ticket. If you’re eager to fly to Gold Coast during June, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is the least affordable time of year to travel.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
When searching for your Gold Coast flights on Orbitz, select “Filter by flexible change policies.” This filter will show you all the airlines offering free cancellation within 24 hours of booking and no change fees. That means you can relax knowing that if things unexpectedly change, your flight can too.
What do I need for the flight to Gold Coast?
A long-haul flight can seem daunting, but it’s nothing a little preparation can’t solve. We’ve compiled our top tips to make sure your trip is as comfortable as possible:

  • You’ll need identification such as a current passport. To avoid delays while checking in, make sure you reserve your flight tickets under the same name as your government-issued ID. It’s worth having digital copies of your travel documents too, just in case!
  • If you’re jetting directly to Gold Coast, chances are you’re going to be airborne for quite some time. Take some snacks and entertainment to keep you busy. Now is a terrific time to pick up that novel you’ve been eyeing off!
  • Cabin temperatures are often cold enough to give you goose pimples. Carry a hoodie even if you’re heading off during the peak of Gold Coast summer.

How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Gold Coast?
If you think a business or first-class airfare is out of your reach, think again. Here are some tips to help you score a premium flight to Gold Coast for less:

  • Be flexible with your travel dates and hold out for early bird or last-minute sales on business or first-class airfares.
  • Low-cost airlines offer first or business-class seats at a fraction of the normal price. Skip the full-service carriers and go with one of these cheaper options.
  • Make a bid for an upgrade. Some airlines hold online auctions that let you offer a price for a seat at the front of the plane. You may also be able to upgrade with points earned through a rewards program.

How to get into Gold Coast from the airport?
Driving is one option. Thrifty Car Rental, Budget and Enterprise are three car rental agencies located at Coolangatta Airport (OOL). Once you’ve collected a Coolangatta Airport (OOL) car rental, you can zip directly from OOL airport into downtown Gold Coast, roughly 12 miles to the northwest. Or, if you’d prefer to rent a ride from the city center, take a look through our Gold Coast car rentals.
What is the best time to go to Gold Coast?
Gold Coast is a fantastic place to explore at any time, but are the most popular months. If you prefer a warmer climate, visit after December 1. This marks the start of summer when average daily temperatures fluctuate from 75undefined to 80undefined.

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