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.
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.
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Compare Flight Prices from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast flights.
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|July||Sydney, Australia||Gold Coast||Virgin Australia||21/07/20||24/07/20||0||$197|
|August||Sydney, Australia||Gold Coast||Virgin Australia||1/08/20||8/08/20||0||$197|
|September||Sydney, Australia||Gold Coast||Virgin Australia||1/09/20||3/09/20||0||$197|
|October||Sydney, Australia||Gold Coast||Virgin Australia||16/10/20||19/10/20||0||$200|
|November||Sydney, Australia||Gold Coast||Virgin Australia||2/11/20||4/11/20||0||$200|
|December||Sydney, Australia||Gold Coast||Virgin Australia||1/12/20||9/12/20||0||$202|
|January||Sydney, Australia||Gold Coast||Virgin Australia||30/01/21||31/01/21||0||$241|
|February||Sydney, Australia||Gold Coast||Virgin Australia||2/02/21||9/02/21||0||$248|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast
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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 $421.
The average price for direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast is $241.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast.
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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 $108.
The average price for round trip flights from Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast is $241.
Sydney, Australia to Gold Coast Flight Questions
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