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Flights to Gold Coast in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$286Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$331From Auckland to Coolangatta
One-way from$14One-way flight from Auckland to Coolangatta

Cheapest prices for Gold Coast flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Gold Coast found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$371
February
$341
March
$379
April
$443
May
$392
June
$381
July
$397
August
$418
September
$422
October
$423
November
$363
December
$383
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Gold Coast. At this moment in time April is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Gold Coast?

Average Coolangatta Gold Coast flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - OOL
Price
$341 - $745
OOL
Temperature
21 - 29 °C
OOL
Rainfall
28 - 143 mm

Peak season

With its warm, sunny weather and endless beaches, the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. This means that anytime there are national school holidays, hotels get heavily booked out and crowds descend on the beaches and theme parks throughout the region. The extended summer holidays are particularly busy and good flight and accommodation deals almost impossible to find. This season also sees hot, sticky temperatures, and frequent rain showers make it less than ideal for the beach.

Unless you are a motorsports fan, the month of October should be avoided when the Gold Coast 600 race is scheduled, as well as the middle of November through to the first week of December when school-leavers from across Australia descend for their annual “Schoolies Week”. Both these periods see hotel rates soar and huge crowds throughout the streets.

Off season

Because the Gold Coast is blessed with such favourable weather, if you travel outside of the peak tourist seasons, you will still get relatively warm and dry conditions. Autumn is particularly pleasant, with both day and night time temperatures still high, and although it can get chilly during winter nights, this coincides with the whale watching season along the coastline. In spring things start to warm up again and good hotel deals are often found, but conditions can be a little windier at the beaches.

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

For the best deals on flights to the Gold Coast it’s best to book as far in advance as possible at all times of the year. But you will generally get the cheapest flight tickets outside of school holiday periods and major events. If you are connecting through an Australian capital city, then keep in mind that the cheapest flights to the Gold Coast are often available in the middle of the week, rising slightly with the weekend demand.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Gold Coast?

The cheapest day to fly to Gold Coast is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Gold Coast?

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Gold Coast. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to the Gold Coast?

Flights from Auckland to the Gold Coast – 3 hours 25 minutes.

Flights from Christchurch to the Gold Coast – 3 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Wellington to the Gold Coast – 3 hours 45 minutes.

Flights from Queenstown to the Gold Coast – 3 hours 30 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to the Gold Coast?

Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Virgin Australia all have direct flights to the Gold Coast from Auckland, with Jetstar and Virgin Australia generally offering the cheapest flights. Both Air New Zealand and Jetstar also have direct flights to the Gold Coast from Christchurch throughout the week, while there are four weekly flights to the Gold Coast from Wellington and Queenstown with Jetstar.

No matter which side of the plane you sit on, you should be treated to endless coastal views as you come into land at the Gold Coast Airport.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The Gold Coast Airport is located in the suburb of Bilinga, around 25 kilometres to the south of Surfers Paradise and an hour’s drive south from Brisbane.

The Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle operates from the airport to hotels across the region and is the quickest way to get to your accommodation. Tickets can be bought online or on arrival at the Gold Coast Airport, and they also offer theme park discounts as part of their transport package deals.

A cheaper option is to use public transport, with a combination of local buses operating from outside the airport terminal building and connecting train lines that run all the way up to Brisbane. You can buy tickets from the bus driver or at the train stations.

There are also private coach transfers which operate between the Gold Coast Airport, Brisbane’s city centre and Byron Bay to the south, which are a convenient option for those that don’t want to transfer between public buses and trains.

The fastest, but most expensive, option to travel from the Gold Coast Airport is with a metered taxi, but it will drop you directly at your door without having to wait for other passengers.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Coolangatta?

Travellers will need to book flights to Gold Coast (OOL) if they wish to fly to Coolangatta. The Coolangatta airport is 2.8 km from the city centre.

Cheap flights to Coolangatta in May, June 2021

The best prices found for OOL flights for May, June
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$347pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
1 Jun - 15 Jun
$359pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
1 Jun - 6 Jun
$360pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Coolangatta 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Coolangatta found for this year
14 Aug - 11 Sep
$342pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
9 Jun - 16 Jun
$347pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
18 Sep - 23 Sep
$356pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last minute flights to Coolangatta

Late deals on return flights to Coolangatta, departing today and this week
26 May - 2 Jun
$437pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
27 May - 31 May
$459pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
25 May - 31 May
$462pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

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