Cheap Flights to Gold Coast

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

Peak season:
Peak season runs between October and January, and when the majority of travellers arrive on cheap flights to the Gold Coast. Famous for its theme parks, beaches, nightlife and shopping, this is a premier holiday destination for both Australians and overseas tourists. You’ll need to time your visit to avoid the busiest months, especially late November to early December when the Schoolies descend on the city. The many theme parks such as Movie World, Dreamworld and Seaworld, make the Gold Coast a family-orientated spot, so expect the prices of flight tickets and accommodation to increase over Christmas, New Years, Easter and semester breaks. Indy Week (third week of October) is also a busy period for visitors, and when cheap flights to the Gold Coast and accommodation quickly sell out.

Off Season

June to August is the off season but for many visitors coming from colder climes it’s still balmy enough to enjoy a dose of sunshine and swimming with temps hovering around 25C. Fewer tourists means less crowds and queues at the theme parks, and good deals on accommodation and flight tickets.

When is the best time to book a flight to the Gold Coast?

You’re most likely to find the cheapest flights to the Gold Coast outside of the summer months especially from February to May, or September to early-October. At any other time, book well in advance, especially during Schoolies Week and Indy Week.

How long is the flight to the Gold Coast?

Flights from Sydney to the Gold Coast – 1 hr 20 mins
Flights from Melbourne to the Gold Coast – 1 hr 55 mins
Flights from Adelaide to the Gold Coast – 2 hrs 15 mins
Flights from Perth to the Gold Coast – 5 hrs 5 mins

Which airlines operate flights to the Gold Coast?

Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia service the main cities of Australia with direct flights to the Gold Coast. Smaller destinations such as Hobart, Mackay, and Launceston are also serviced by one or two of these main carriers.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Once landing at Gold Coast Airport (OOL), it’s a 25 km journey into Surfers Paradise, the main hub of the Gold Coast. Tram, bus, shuttle and taxi services operate between the airport and various locations along the Gold Coast.

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How much do things cost in Gold Coast?

Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 8.02
Cheap meal
$ 15.03
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6.01
3 course meal for 2
$ 70.16
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 5.51
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 3.67
Large bottle of water
$ 1.39
How much does transport cost in Gold Coast?
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 3
1 km taxi journey
$ 2
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 4

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