Sydney to Gold Coast flight information

Getting to the Gold Coast with Jetstar is easy, with around 10 Sydney to Gold Coast flights each day to choose from.

Quick flight facts

Origin Sydney (SYD)
Destination Gold Coast (OOL)
Flight time 1 hour and 20mins
Distance 678km

What makes Gold Coast such a great destination?

With it's short flight time from Sydney and great weather, the 'Goldie' is a great destination for a short beach break or for a longer break to really unwind. It's also the ideal place to totally escape the city and launch yourself into the Gold Coast hinterland. Here you'll find an abundance of magical waterfalls and ancient rainforest.

If you're planning a family holiday to Gold Coast to seek out an adrenaline rush, you're in luck! The Gold Coast also ranks as Australia’s family-fun capital boasting theme parks ranging from Sea World and WhiteWater World to Warner Bros Movie World, Dreamworld and the Australian Outback Spectacular.

Surfers Paradise lifeguard tower at sunrise
The lifeguard tower on Surfers Paradise main beach at sunrise.

Airport information for Sydney to Gold Coast flights

Departing from Sydney Airport (SYD)

Sydney Airport is very central but allow for plenty of time in case of traffic congestion or roadworks. For check in times, see below.

Arriving at Gold Coast Airport (OOL)

After your Sydney flight arrives, expect to be in Surfers Paradise around 30-40 minutes (light traffic). There are a number of transport options from Gold Coast airport to get you to your accommodation, the most common are:

  • Car hire (with providers such as Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget, Europcar & Redspot)
  • Taxi and rideshare pickup
  • Skybus airport shuttle (save by purchasing a return ticket for your Gold Coast to Sydney flight home)
  • The 777 bus which also connects to G:Link trams or 760 bus which connects to Varsity Lakes Train Station.

Sydney to Gold Coast FAQs

How long is the flight from Sydney to Gold Coast?

Flights between Sydney and Gold Coast are generally 1 hour and 20 minutes.

What's the distance between Sydney and Gold Coast?

The flight distance between Sydney and Gold Coast is 678km.

How far is Surfers Paradise from Sydney?

The distance between Surfers Paradise from Sydney flying is just over 700km. Flying to Gold Coast Airport is 678km and the drive to Surfers Paradise is a further 27km.

How many flights a week does Jetstar have between Sydney and Gold Coast?

Jetstar flies non-stop from Sydney to Gold Coast about 70 times a week. Additional flights are often added during the peak season when there is demand.

How many flights a day does Jetstar have between Sydney and Gold Coast?

Depending on the day and time of year, Jetstar operates around 10 direct flights from Sydney to Gold Coast daily.

How long do I need to be at the airport before my Sydney to Gold Coast flight?

Allow plenty of time to get to the airport, check-in and bag drop opens 2 hours before your departure. Check-in closes strictly 30 minutes prior to departure from a domestic terminal and an hour prior if you're on a domestic flight departing from the international terminal.

Rollercoaster with people enjoying the ride
Enjoy the thrills of the Gold Coast theme parks

Flying from somewhere else?

Find cheap flights to Gold Coast from other cities.

What's the weather like in Gold Coast compared to Sydney?

Queensland boasts around 300 days of sunshine, so weather is a lot more consistent compared to Sydney’s more distinct seasons and later days - the sun rises a lot earlier (perfect for a morning swim or some yoga on the beach) and sets earlier too. Visitors to the Gold Coast can enjoy a sub-tropical climate with warm summers (and occasional tropical storms), sunny autumn days, mild, dry winters and balmy evenings in spring. Pretty idyllic, right? Just remember the sunscreen with so many sunny days! 

Want the full Gold Coast travel guide?

Plan your Gold Coast adventure with our handy guide. See when to go, things to do and much more in our Gold Coast destination guide