Compare cheap Sydney to Gold Coast flights

Flight information Sydney to Gold Coast

Direct airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 677 kilometres

1h 20min

Most popular airline last month


Gold Coast

1 airport

Which airlines fly from Sydney to the Gold Coast?

Sydney to Gold Coast flights are extremely popular, with more than 30 daily direct flights on this route. These are offered by 4 airlines:

Some flights sold by Qantas on this route are operated by Jetstar.

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

In summer, the Gold Coast is 1 hour behind, but during winter there is no time difference.

What is the weather like in the Gold Coast?

The Gold Coast is warmer than Sydney no matter when you travel. Expect differences of around 3°C when you land.

The Gold Coast is also wetter, with 4 times as much rain throughout the year.

How expensive is the Gold Coast?


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Essential travel information for the Gold Coast

For flights to the Gold Coast, you need a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver’s licence) to travel.

Departing from Sydney

Sydney Airport (SYD) has 3 terminals:

  • Terminal 1 – international flights.
  • Terminal 2 – domestic flights with most airlines, including Jetstar, Tigerair and Virgin Australia.
  • Terminal 3 – domestic flights with Qantas and QantasLink.

The 2 domestic terminals share a car park and a train station, with trains from Central Station taking less than 10 minutes to cover the distance. For domestic flights, you should aim to arrive at least an hour before your flight leaves.

Both terminals have options for eating and shopping, helping you to pass the time with ease.

Arriving in the Gold Coast

Gold Coast Airport (OOL) is 22km from Surfers Paradise, and is connected by taxi, public bus and airport express bus.

When you land, you’ll be able to grab a bite to eat, visit the stores to pick up last-minute essentials and make use of the ever-important toilets and baby-changing facilities.

Car hire from Gold Coast Airport is also available through Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty. The counters for these companies are found by the baggage carousels near the terminal’s exits.

Return flights from the Gold Coast to Sydney

The easiest way to get to the airport in Coolangatta for your return flight from Gold Coast to Sydney is to book a SkyBus airport shuttle. This is available from $21 one-way for an adult, with special discounts for families.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

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