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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Gold Coast (OOL)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Gold Coast (Coolangatta)

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Melbourne to Gold Coast (MEL to OOL)

The approximate time for direct flights from Melbourne to the Gold Coast is 2 hours.

How many direct flights go to the Gold Coast from Melbourne on a daily basis?

On average, there is 1 flight per day from Melbourne to the Gold Coast, and a total of 10 flights per week. 

What day of the week has more flights from Melbourne to the Gold Coast?

Saturday has the highest number of daily flights from Melbourne to the Gold Coast. 

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When to visit

Being a sub-tropical city with around 300 days of sun each year means there’s never really a bad time to escape to the Gold Coast. Book your trip around a hot and humid summer, tropical and breezy spring, cool and pleasant autumn, and dry and sunny winter. Anytime is a great time to visit the Gold Coast.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Gold Coast Airport Located 21km (13 miles) from Surfers Paradise and 3km (1.8 miles) from Coolangatta, Gold Coast Airport (OOL) is the gateway to southern Queensland.

Arriving on the Gold Coast

When your flight arrives on the Gold Coast you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at the airport ready to get your break off to a great start. 

Getting into Gold Coast from Gold Coast Airport

There are several transport options connecting the airport to the Gold Coast’s most popular tourist locations, including the SkyBus Gold Coast Airport Shuttle and transfers with private operators. There are also car rental desks opposite the arrivals area, a taxi rank is at the southern end of the terminal, and a rideshare pick-up point at the northern end of the terminal. 

Getting around the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is serviced by the TransLink bus network and a 13-kilometre integrated tram system, as well as trains, taxis, ride-share, ferries and self-drive options. Alternatively, you may wish to hire a bike with the well-pathed cycle ways.

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Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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