Gold Coast airport

Gold Coast Airport (OOL), in southern Queensland, is located 21km (13 miles) from Surfers Paradise and 3km (1.8 miles) from Coolangatta.

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Flights

Qantas Flights QF400 and above operate from Terminal 1.

Departures

Check-in

Ensure you check-in for your flight before you arrive at the airport. Check-in for domestic flights opens 24 hours before departure and closes 30 minutes before departure. 

There are four easy options to complete check-in:  ​

Download your digital boarding pass after checking in online and you’re ready to go.  

Customers who require special assistance, unaccompanied minors or large groups, please make yourself known to our friendly customer service agents who will be able to assist you with the check-in process.

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas. Ask airport staff for more detail.

Our domestic airports are cashless. Purchase tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products online. Excess baggage payments can be made by credit card at our self-serve bag tag kiosks.

Seat selection

Complimentary seat selection is available online for all domestic flights from the moment you book your flight. If you haven’t selected a seat before you complete your online check-in, you will be assigned a seat. You can change your seat online up to 30 minutes before your flight departure.

Checked baggage

Don’t forget, if you’re travelling with checked bags, you need to drop them off at least 30 minutes before departure for domestic flights. Use your digital boarding pass at our self-serve bag tag kiosks to print your baggage tags before proceeding to the self-serve bag drop. 

Need to bring a bit extra? Pre-purchase an additional baggage allowance online and save on airport prices.  

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas.

Body Scanners

Body scanners are now in place in the departure area. Passengers or others seeking access to the departure area are selected on a 'random continuous’ basis to undergo this process.

Flight status

View our flight status page for departure information.

Arrivals

Baggage

Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall.

Baggage Services has a counter located in the arrivals hall.

Flight status

View our flight status page for arrival information.

Lounges

Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Gold Coast Qantas Club

Transport

Take the hassle out of travel with a private car, coach or other transfer. 

Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately 15 minutes drive from the town centre. Short and long term parking is available. Visit Gold Coast Airport for rates.
Taxis Taxis are available directly outside the terminal.
Transport options from the Gold Coast airport

Important information

Times and prices are a guide only.