Flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast, Australia

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The Gold Coast in Queensland is one of Australia’s fastest-growing cities. Once a quiet beachside destination, it is now a tourist hot spot and also the major movie production hub in Queensland. The Gold Coast attracts many visitors, including families coming for beach days on its vast stretches of sand or to enjoy the fun of the countless theme parks and other attractions. It is also a renowned surfing spot, with many surfers coming to catch the waves. Inland is the Lamington National Park, drawing hikers keen to walk the trails or to spot the rare birds and other rainforest wildlife.

Flying to Gold Coast

1. Which Airports serve Sydney to Gold Coast?

Flights to Gold Coast from Sydney take off from Sydney Airport (SYD), located about 5 miles from Sydney Harbor. You will land at Gold Coast Airport (OOL) at the southern end of Gold Coast. The easiest way from there to the popular tourist spots is on the SkyBus airport shuttle.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from Sydney to Gold Coast?

There are plenty of daily flights to Gold Coast from Queensland, giving you a choice of flight time. The airlines that fly this route are Jetstar, Quantas, Tigerair and Virgin Australia.

3. How long is the flight?

The flight to Gold Coast from Sydney takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Sydney and Gold Coast are in the same time zone, so no adjustments are needed.

4. Climate changes between Sydney and Gold Coast

Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate that will likely be warmer than Sydney’s temperate climate. During the summer months of December to February, you may experience a tropical storm, particularly in the late afternoon and evening.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The Australian Dollar is the currency in both Sydney and Gold Coast. There are plenty of banks and ATMs if you need to draw out or exchange more.

If you are not an Australian national, then you will need a visa to travel to Australia, which will typically allow you to stay in the country for up to three or six months. A tourist visa will allow you to also visit Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Information

Sydney is a fascinating city with iconic architecture and much to see, but it does not have the array of tourist attractions that you will find at Gold Coast. The Gold Coast even has its own answer to Bondi beach in the surfer’s paradise of Burleigh beach, which is just one of the many beaches that you can explore in Gold Coast. You can enjoy great swimming in the sheltered waters of Currumbin beach, and you’ll have the chance to spot dolphins swimming offshore. If you want to see more of the local wildlife, then book yourself onto a whale watch tour for the chance to see southern humpback whales. There is no shortage of fun in Gold Coast – visit Warner Bros. Movie World or prepare to get soaked on the thrilling slides at Wet’N’Wild Water World.

Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:18 -05:00

We've scanned 115,678,683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Gold Coast. Jetstar & Virgin Australia frequently offer the best deals to Gold Coast flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Jetstar
SYDOOL
Tue 23/01
nonstop
OOLSYD
Wed 31/01
nonstop
$174
Virgin Australia
SYDOOL
Tue 13/02
nonstop
OOLSYD
Thu 15/02
nonstop
$195
Multiple Airlines
SYDOOL
Wed 24/01
nonstop
OOLSYD
Wed 31/01
nonstop
$235
Qantas
SYDOOL
Tue 23/01
nonstop
OOLSYD
Thu 25/01
nonstop
$276
Regional Express
SYDOOL
Fri 26/04
nonstop
OOLSYD
Mon 29/04
nonstop
$295

How Much is a Flight from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $168.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast?

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How far in advance should I book tickets from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $174 $307
7-14 days $174 $308
14-21 days $174 $307
21-30 days $174 $307
30-60 days $174 $304
60-90 days $137 $307
90+ days $174 $286

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast

We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$137$174$174$174$174 $174

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

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$174
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$187 $174
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$174 $174
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast is $329.

The average price for direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast is $184.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast.

Weekly Direct Flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Virgin Australia 9 8 8 9 10 6 9 02:00 15:10

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast is $93.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast is $184.

Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast?
Answer: The average Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast flight time is an hour and 20 minutes.
Question: How far is Gold Coast from Sydney, Australia?
Answer: The distance from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast is 679 kilometers (422 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast?
Answer: There are 59 direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast.
Question: What are the most popular Sydney, Australia airlines for direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast?
Answer: Virgin Australia provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Sydney, Australia and Gold Coast.

Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Sydney, Australia and Gold Coast. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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