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Flights to Gold Coast in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inSeptemberBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£732Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from£1,433From London to Coolangatta

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Gold Coast right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Gold Coast along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Gold Coast and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Gold Coast flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Gold Coast found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£900
February
£731
March
£767
April
£761
May
£729
June
£768
July
£910
August
£760
September
£741
October
£729
November
£725
December
£913
Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Gold Coast. Flying to Gold Coast in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Gold Coast?

Average Coolangatta Gold Coast flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LON - OOL
Price
£725 - £1,374
OOL
Temperature
21 - 29 °C
OOL
Rainfall
28 - 143 mm

Peak Season: 

High season is generally between October and March and flights to the Gold Coast tend to be more expensive during this time. Late November to early December is Schoolies time in Surfers Paradise. It’s a fortnight of parties and general merriment for school leavers. Christmas until the third week in January is busy due to school holidays, as are the weeks on either side of Easter. The first three weeks of July are also very busy and Indy race week (the third week of October) is another time when prices for accommodation and flights to the Gold Coat will be at their highest. 

Off Season: 

February, March, May, June, late July to mid-September, and November are low season times on the Gold Coast. There are usually more cheap flights to the Gold Coast available during this season.

Although this is a quieter period, there is still a lot going on.

The Wintersun Festival takes place in Coolangatta and Tweed Heads every June. It’s a two-week nostalgia fest that will spin you back into the 1950s and 60s. Hot Rods, custom and classic cars cruise the streets, there are more than 100 bands and performers, old movies are shown and there are fun competitions. 

The Gold Coast Marathon, Australia’s largest marathon event, is held in July, attracting 24,000 runners from around Australia and 42 different countries. 

Every year in March the Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast is home to one of the most prestigious surfing events on the planet, The Quicksilver and Roxy Pro. Both competitions are events comprising the ASP’s Men’s world tour, and the Roxy Prop is one of the seven events of the ASP women’s World Tour.  Thousands of spectators and media outlets flock to the famous Snapper rocks to watch world-class athletes take on some of the very best waves on the ASP world tour.

Keep in mind airfares and accommodation may experience an increase when popular events take place.

When is the best time to book a flight to Gold Coast?

The price you pay for your flight to Gold Coast may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 47 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Gold Coast?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Gold Coast. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Gold Coast?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Gold Coast trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

City overview

A land of theme parks, fabulous beaches, endless sun and excellent nightlife, restaurants and shopping, it’s little wonder that ten million tourists take flights to the Gold Coast each year.

The Gold Coast rocks in October during Indy Week and in November/December when the “Schoolies” (students celebrating the end of class) arrive to kick up their heels. While Surfers Paradise might be synonymous with the celebrations of the high-school graduates, the bars of Main Beach and Broadbeach can be fun too. Families will head for the Gold Coast’s many theme parks, which include Dreamworld, Australia’s largest theme park, Sea World, the GC’s oldest theme park, Warner Brothers Movie World, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Australian Outback Spectacular and Paradise Country.

To experience the green behind the gold, head off into the hinterland. The hinterland contrasts beautifully with the coast, swapping the sand and sparkling sea with vineyards, farms and rural plantations, not to mention National Parks and reserves that stretch for 247 acres.

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Gold Coast climate

The climate is sub-tropical. Summer (December to February) temperatures average 31 degrees Celsius and winter (June to August) temperatures hover about the 25-degree mark. Winter gets some rainfall, while visitors taking flights to the Gold Coast during the summer months will experience some storms that sweep in from the west.

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Getting around Gold Coast

If you’re planning to venture off the beaches of the Gold Coast, hiring a car is a great idea. There are several car-rental companies with desks at the airport. There are lots of taxis and limousines available. Bus services are good and inexpensive. Ferries and water taxis are a novel way of getting around; the Gold Coast is said to have nine times as many waterways as Venice. There are also bike-rental companies, one of which is called Get on your Bike. Renting a bike costs from $10.

Getting from the Airport to the City

From Gold Coast Airport (OOL), there are several options for getting to the beaches. There are six reputable car-hire companies based at the airport including Avis and Hertz. There is bus and shuttle service as well as taxis and limousines operating between the airport and spots along the Gold Coast.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Coolangatta?

Most people fly into Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL) if they book a flight to Coolangatta. Gold Coast is conveniently located just 1.8 mi from Coolangatta’s city centre.

Cheap flights to Coolangatta in May, June 2021

The best prices found for OOL flights for May, June
17 May - 13 Jun
£1,486pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Jun - 5 Oct
£1,587pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Jun - 2 Oct
£1,606pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Coolangatta 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Coolangatta found for this year
1 Dec - 4 Dec
£1,348pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Dec - 4 Dec
£1,353pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Dec - 4 Dec
£1,354pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

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