Cheap flights from Adelaide to Gold Coast

Flight information Adelaide to Gold Coast

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Average flight time, total distance 1602 kilometres

2h 20min

Gold Coast

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The sunny Gold Coast is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia, with a variety of beautiful beaches, fun theme parks, top shopping centres and outdoor activities to enjoy. Whether you’re planning to travel to the Gold Coast from Adelaide for a vacation, for business, or to catch up with friends and family, you’ll find many flight tickets you can choose from each week.

Airlines offering Gold Coast flights from Adelaide

There are two main airlines providing flights from Adelaide to the Gold Coast: Virgin Australia and Jetstar. Each airline runs direct services between the two cities multiple times every week.

Adelaide airport departure information

Make sure that you get to the Adelaide airport at least 30-60 minutes before your scheduled flight so as to leave time for checking in and dropping off your bags. (You should also carry your identification, such as a driver’s licence, with you when you travel). It is roughly 7km from the city centre to the airport, and the drive time is around ten minutes.

To get to the airport in Adelaide, you can choose from taking the Airport City Shuttle bus, a taxi, or one of the services run by the Adelaide Metro bus company. Choose from the JetBus service or the quicker (as it makes less stops) JetExpress double-decker bus. You will need to check with the bus company to determine which service is available in your area.

The Adelaide airport is the fifth busiest in the nation, and as a result is quite bustling. You can spend some time browsing the variety of shops and other stores in the airport while you wait for your flight. You’ll find a chemist, newsagency, multiple bookstores and a number of boutiques. As well, the terminal boasts 15 different places to eat and drink, plus ATMs, bathrooms, baggage storage lockers, and a currency exchange.

Gold Coast airport arrivals

The airport on the Gold Coast (located at Coolangatta) has been recently re-developed, and now boasts a large number of dining facilities, shopping experiences, modern fashion boutiques and expanded Duty Free stores. If you want to pick up some souvenirs or other goodies before you leave, you will have plenty of stores to choose from.

When it’s time to head to your preferred Gold Coast hotel or other accommodation option, you will find taxis outside the domestic terminal. Alternatively, you can opt for a hire car; book a private chauffeur transfer; select the Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle that runs from Tweed Heads in the south up to Runaway Bay in the north; or hop on a Translink public bus – the transport network heads to various locations across the Gold Coast. There are also trains operating to Varsity Lakes Train Station from Brisbane Centre, with connections to the Surfside Bus 761 that stops at the Gold Coast airport.

If you need to go further afield, you can choose the Surfside company buses to Kingscliff and Pottsville (operating from Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah), or the Premier Transport Group for services to Lismore (from Tweed Heads).

Other important information to note

When you arrive at the Gold Coast airport after your flight from Adelaide, you will likely need to change the time on your watch by 30 minutes, as South Australia is generally always half an hour ahead of Queensland.

While many costs are fairly similar between Adelaide and the Gold Coast (the average price of a meal in an inexpensive restaurant is $18 for the former and $19 for the latter), taxi costs are typically quite higher on the Gold Coast. Between the airport and the CBD you’ll generally pay from $60-$65 in Gold Coast areas, but just $20-$25 in Adelaide since it is a much more compact city.

The above information is correct as of October 2015. Please check all travel details and costings close to the time of your travel date.



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