Cheap flights from the Gold Coast to Melbourne

Flight information Gold Coast to Melbourne

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Average flight time, total distance 1345 kilometres

2h 15min

Melbourne Tullamarine, Melbourne Avalon and Melbourne Essendon

3 airports

Which airlines fly from the Gold Coast to Melbourne?

How easy is it to depart on flights from the Gold Coast to Melbourne?

The Gold Coast Airport is a key regional airport for the Gold Coast, and offers numerous international and domestic flight routes. This airport has 1 terminal.

  • Main Terminal – flights from the Gold Coast to Melbourne will leave from the main terminal. 

Passengers will be able to access VIP lounges, ATMs, free WiFi, restaurants, bars, shops, and information counters. 

Arrive at the Gold Coast Airport at least 1 hour before your flight to Melbourne is due to depart.

What do I need before I fly from the Gold Coast to Melbourne?

  • A form of photo-ID is required for domestic air travel.
  • Please be aware that if you’re not an Australian citizen or resident, you may need to carry your passport.

What is Melbourne Airport like?

Melbourne actually has 3 airports, with both the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and the Avalon Airport operating direct flights from the Gold Coast to Melbourne.

  • Melbourne Tullamarine Airport – flights from the Gold Coast are directed to terminals 1, 3 and 4.
  • Avalon Airport – all flights from the Gold Coast are directed to the main terminal.

You will be able to access ATMs, free WiFi, shops, food concessions, newsagencies as well as information desks at both airports, though please be aware that the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is larger, and has more in the way of dining and shopping options.

What is the weather like in Melbourne?

  • Melbourne is cooler than the Gold Coast. Summers in are usually between 12-25°C, and winters hover between 10-20°C.

Is there a time difference between the Gold Coast and Melbourne?

  • The Gold Coast and Melbourne are in the same time zone during Standard Time (ST), but during Daylight Savings Time (DST) Melbourne is 1 hour ahead.

Is Melbourne cheaper than the Gold Coast?

Melbourne is a little more expensive than the Gold Coast, with restaurants costing around 9% more on average. However, you can save money by booking cheap hotels in Melbourne with Skyscanner’s search tool, and narrow down the area you want to stay in with our guide on where to stay in Melbourne.

  The Gold Coast Melbourne
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $70 $85
Average cost of a coffee $4.40 $4.15
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $25-30 $60/120

What about return flights from Melbourne to the Gold Coast?

You can search for return flights from Melbourne to the Gold Coast with Skyscanner, by pressing Return button when looking for your outbound flights. We also have an information page on the Melbourne to Gold Coast route. 

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Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of November 2018

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.