Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to Coolangatta
|August||Best time to beat the crowds (27% less expensive on average)|
|September||Most popular time to fly (26% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|$228||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
Qantas Airways and Jetstar have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Melbourne to Coolangatta. Confirm policies on booking site.
The average direct flight takes 2h 00m, covering a distance of 1382 km.
There are 22 (direct) flights between Melbourne and Coolangatta per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($71) and Multiple Airlines ($262), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($138).
Qantas Airways flies 11 times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Jetstar flies 11 times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).
From Melbourne to Coolangatta, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Coolangatta back to Melbourne , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Melbourne you will be using Melbourne Avalon, often referred to as Melbourne Airport. You will be landing at Coolangatta Gold Coast, also known as Coolangatta Airport.
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KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Coolangatta from Melbourne is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Coolangatta with an airline and back to Melbourne with another airline.
Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Coolangatta from Melbourne up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Could have left on time 2 hours late leaveing NZ"
Cons: "I learned that JetStar was the cheapest option for a reason. Check-in at Narita was a nightmare. Without any luggage to check it was over 1.5 hour wait just to check in."
Pros: "The crew and flight were ok."
Cons: "The checked baggage policy is lacking"
Cons: "On time. Friendly staff"
Pros: "Check in was quick easy and we boarded fast"
Cons: "No complimentary drinks"
Pros: "On time. Safe and smooth."
Cons: "No room and EVERYTHING was an extra charge---we didn't even get water without a charge."
Pros: "The advertised price before finding out about the Bundles."
Cons: "All the ridiculous add-ones for seat preference, food, entertainment, extra leg room, etc. Very misleading!! Difficulty with online check-in and trying to determine baggage needs before actually getting to the airport and then having to pay a ridiculously higher amount. Would have been better to pay the extra and fly on an airlines that puts customer service first."
Pros: "Easy checkin at Auckland.......unusual ! Pleasant young man. Friendly staff in plane ."
Pros: "Good crew, easy flight. Front and rear plane entrance and exit."
Cons: "You have to pay exorbitant amounts for food and drink - no complimentary anything."
Pros: "Flights today on time"
Cons: "Never in 30+ years of flying have I not been able to ticket both legs of a trip at the start, especially both legs on same airline. We had to pay $60 AUS to Check my daughter’s carry on at the gate because her backpack was over 7 kilos, with no option to have it count toward our overall max weight. Also had 4 hour layover but could not do the manual transfer to next leg until 3 hours before flight, putting a dent into our layover plans. I will avoid using this airline due to hassles in the future."
Pros: "Quick and easy flight"
Cons: "Plane was old and seats weren't the comfortable"
Pros: "Very pleasant staff on board and land crew. Difficult to judge food as it was only a snack and as the flight was only just over the hour there was no entertainment ."
Pros: "Easy check in, child's play room even though we are not parents, spacious lobby"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "Staff were kind and attentive. Got the emergency aisle seat without asking which is always a bonus."
Cons: "Because I booked through Kayak it wasn't clear to me that baggage and in fact meals were not included! I got stung 16000 yen for my bag and was too late to order meal service . I had to grab what I could in departures. I would like this to be clearer in the price comparison on the kayak website. Wouldn't have chosen this flight if I'd known."
Cons: "Do not recommend, beware of non standard baggage rules. Book baggage online 3hours before the flight"
Pros: "unlimited movies because flight was delayed"
Cons: "$100+ for luggage, no blanket or pillows, $4 Water"
Pros: "The ice with my champagne"
Cons: "Delayed for 4 hours with no nappies for my 1 year old ... no priority boarding for families with shattered children ... lying boarding staff Vallentyn or something like that ... no ability to check in online due to a message saying we had a special request ... we didn't and have checked online to HNL and SIN recently with JQ without a problem."
Cons: "I was charged $250 for luggage because my wife and I each had a 50 lb. Suitcase. A massive rip off. I will avoid Jetstar whenever possible."
Pros: "Cheap flight"
Cons: "Crew attitude."
Pros: "Newcastle airport has made it so easy"
Cons: "Delayed departure which affected my travel plans"
Pros: "Everything was smooth and on time, even a bit early."
Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "Staff appear permanently unhappy and like they don't enjoy the job"
Pros: "Plane was unable to get to a gate after landing but we were kept informed."
Cons: "Paying four dollars for an orange juice."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and Jetstardid not bother to send an email advising flight cancellation."
Cons: "I flew from New Zealand to Australia and did not get a meal, or any media. I had just previously flown the other way with another airline and got both of these things since it is an international flight. The weirdest thing is that there was no complementary snacks or even water. You had to pay for it."
Cons: "They don't serve glass of water,want to sell small bottle for 4$"
Cons: "Unbelievable charges for baggage check of $300. Separate charges for each leg of flights. Kayak didn't let me book a bag ahead of time. The worst airline ever."
Pros: "Smooth boarding. Mostly on time and friendly staff for most the journey. No major complaints"
Cons: "Seats have less leg room than air asia. :("
Pros: "Sure the low prices are appealing but are they worth it? Not unless you enjoy wasting half your vacation at airports waiting for 5 hour delayed flights or being rerouted to a different city and spending 2 hours of your time on hold trying to get them to rebook you."
Cons: "Sure the low prices are appealing but are they worth it? Not unless you enjoy wasting half your vacation at airports waiting for 5 hour delayed flights or being rerouted to a different city and spending 2 hours of your time on hold trying to get them to rebook you. They charge you for everything including water and if you don't pay for your checked bag ahead of time it costs $160 to check at airport."
Pros: "Not really anything."
Cons: "Our first flight from queenstown to Gold Coast was delayed for 4 hours, so we were going to miss our connecting flight to cairns. The desk agent in queenstown told us that we could catch the Sydney flight and due to the mistakes that Jetstar made, we would be able to spend our layover in the Qantas lounge. Once we landed, we tried to go to the Qantas lounge and were denied entry and told that we needed Jetstar to call Qantas and give us access. We then went back to Jetstar and they told us there was nothing we could do. We were stuck in the airport, unable to check our luggage as Jetstar has a 2 hour check in policy, and nowhere to go. Will NEVER fly with them again."
Pros: "I was charged $300 and forced to check my bag (weighing less than 50 pounds) and my carry on. These charges were absolutely not predictable."
Pros: "Flight attendants were nice"
Cons: "This airline is worse than most low cost US based airlines. Both times I have flown with them it has been a disaster. I only booked with them because of price and because I did not know they were low cost. You get no food, no drinks, no entertainment, they gouge u for baggage. Stay away from jet star pay just a little more to fly a good airline."
Pros: "Great friendly cabin crew Only slightly delayed."
Cons: "Checkin staff gave us back row seats that sit straight up with less legroom without asking if we were OK with that and different than we asked for. Stewardess moved us forward into empty seats after we objected.."
Pros: "Seats were tolerable and crew were pleasant."
Cons: "Delayed for half an hour. Not an issue for me personally, but I've flown Jetstar six times in the past two months and only one of those weren't delayed. Tiger is better these days."
Cons: "Jetstar nickels and dimes you to death. $4.00 for a cup of coffee as an example."
Pros: "Pilot did an outstanding job while landing in Sydney! Smoothest landing during my recent 11 leg journey...5 of which were jet star."
Cons: "I was charged $50 and made to check a bag that I had previously carried on during 5 other flights."
Cons: "I arrived for my flight from Narita to Melbourne only to find that I had to walk over 1,000 meters to get to the check-in and terminal even though I was told to go to the Terminal 2 / 3 stop in the Narita train. Once I got to the check-in counter, the line was very long and everyone seemed overworked. By the time I go tot he counter it was getting late. I tried to check in but apparently my eVisa had expired. I have been traveling to Australia countless number of times and normally they process a new visa directly at the airport. I was told by the staff that "this was not possible" and waved me away. They said there was no way to check-in. I stood by the side of the counter and quickly found my own on line service to process a visa. I was able to get my Visa in 10 minutes, and applied for it on my iPhone! My Visa came through, but only just after the cut off time for the flight check in. Despite that fact that flight had not departed, and would not for another 30 minutes or so, they simply closed up the booking counter and left me standing there... They wouldn't even give me any information on what to do or whether my flight would be canceled or credited back. This rates as one of my worst travel experiences. I went back to my hotel in Tokyo, and then decided to fly the next morning on Singapore air. I did not book on Kayak the second time. I don't think I would ever fly JetStar again."
Pros: "I was surprised how comfortable the seats were and how much legroom there was for a low cost airline to fly internationally such a long distance (Tokyo to Sydney). The crew were friendly and we did receive water and tea for free, which was a surprise. The entertainment selection was pretty good and the screens were the nicest HD screens I've seen on an international flight."
Cons: "Had to connect in Gold Coast before arriving in Sydney. I know this is normal for many international flights, but it would have been nice to have a nonstop Tokyo to Sydney. I guess that is why it is a discount airline!"
Pros: "Best crew I've ever had on a flight."
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Pros: "Exactly at time"
Pros: "Timely, warm friendly crew, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Flying out of Avalon Airport in Melbourne. Too far out of the way."
Cons: "No grace. No food. No drink. No leg room. Seat backs that make you lean forward. Fees made flight cost more than Quantas."
Pros: "even thought they departed late we landed on time"
Cons: "both flights departed late"
Cons: "No options for check in baggage when I purchased the ticket online, so baggage cost me $260 at check-in. Agents at the desk were extremely indifferent and borderline rude, overall extremely unhelpful. Airplane interior was dingy, seat cushions were worn down and flat, extremely limited leg space (I cannot stress enough how inadequate the leg space was), no entertainment. No complimentary drinks, not even water."
Pros: "Overall, the flight from Avalon to Sydney was nice, so no complaints about anything else other than the luggage issue."
Cons: "I did not realize my ticket did not include checked luggage, so I was charged to check my bag. I was also charged for "excess" luggage because my bag was over 15kg (because I had been traveling internationally, my bag was 20kg) so in total I had to pay $125 just to check my bag. I would have saved more money booking my flight through a major airline in the first place."
Pros: "We got to our destination safely (always the most important consideration) and on time"
Cons: "The amount charged for baggage is out of line with other airlines and, more important, they make you pay a stiff penalty for paying for your luggage the day of the flight rather than two days in advance. But there was no prior notification that such a penalty applied. The airline personnel—on board, and at the counter—were nowhere near as friendly as those of other airlines that serve this region."
Airlines flying from Melbourne to Coolangatta have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to Coolangatta
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Melbourne to Coolangatta
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Melbourne to Coolangatta
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Melbourne to Coolangatta
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Melbourne to Coolangatta