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Low season

MayBest time to beat the crowds (3% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (17% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$242(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$192or less

Good deal one-way

$103or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Gold Coast

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Melbourne to Gold Coast for the following prices or less: to Coolangatta $103 one-way - $192 round-trip
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly to Gold Coast is May.
  • Morning departure is around 24% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast are generally affordable and easy, with JetStar and Virgin Australia offering frequent flights between the two cities. Flights to Gold touch down at Gold Coast Airport, which serves Gold Coast and the surrounding communities. Gold Coast Airport is located within Bilinga, and most of the area’s major tourist destinations are within 3 miles.
  • Getting around the Bilinga and Gold Coast areas from Gold Coast Airport will vary by method based on where it is that you’re going. A transport method that can get you almost anywhere for a low fare is the SkyBus. SkyBus departs from Gold Coast Airport and goes to all of the area’s prominent beaches and hotel zones. Fares start at approximately $17.50 one-way.
  • Gold Coast public transport is also available via the TransLink Surfside Buses. These buses depart directly from Gold Coast Airport and can take you to different locations throughout Bilinga and the surrounding areas like Kingscliff and Tweed Heads. Fares for the Surfside Bus start at around $2.40 for a single adult ticket.
  • Looking for a quick snack before your journey? There are several different airport restaurants to choose from in Melbourne Airport. Whether you’re keen to sip a coffee or ready for a full Japanese meal, there’s a dining option for you. Melbourne Airport’s restaurants are located throughout, so you’ll always be near a dining option should you need it.
  • Parking at Melbourne Airport can range widely in price, with everything from budget to short-stay and valet options available. The most economic choice is long-stay, with per-day prices starting at approximately $40. These car parks are located the furthest from the airport, and they’re served by a free shuttle that runs every 5 minutes.
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Top 3 airlines serving Melbourne to Gold Coast

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.8
Virgin Australia
Overall score based on 3,541 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
7.2
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "I just enjoy Virgin as the crew are always nice"
Cons: "I find the seats a little uncomfortable. But it’s possible just me"

Cons: "Plane trip was great , baggage pick up very slow. No entertainment on trip Melb to Cairns so can't comment."

Pros: "Left and arrived on time. The plane was nice and clean"
Cons: "Nothing. It was all good"

Pros: "The plane had few people so it was quiet."
Cons: "Meal was very average, captain speakers were very low and we couldn’t hear. The landing was rushed and rough even though it was good weather and plenty of space to slow down aircraft. No entertainment or offer to purchase/rent. The flight was delayed and we arrived one hour later."

Pros: "Great luggage allowance and best prices."
Cons: "Not Applicable"

Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Not much"

Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "better movies"

Pros: "pleasant crew"
Cons: "food choices in business class ordinary"

Pros: "Taking my elderly mother up to the Gold Coast to visit my sister is always a challenge but thanks to the beautiful staff at Virgin it was made so easy. Just outstanding customer service. Thank you so much."

Pros: "Seats were big enough and the entertainment was good"
Cons: "We had to wait an extra hour (after already waiting 6 hours because our original connecting flight couldn’t wait 5 minutes) because 2 people couldn’t sit in their assigned seats. They then got kicked off the plane which Is fine, but why should we have to wait while their bags are found. They broke the rules, they should have to pick their bag up when they get to Perth. Not inconvenience thousands of people!"

Cons: "My ticket was deemed void when I was checking in and I could not get on the flight. I will never book via kayak again."

Cons: "Bag drop area was allowed to be hijacked by a school group that hadn’t checked in already."

Pros: "6 years. I am old and have been cared for very well."

Pros: "Great service and staff."
Cons: "The non existent baggage drop at Tullamarine. The in flight snacks needs improving."

Cons: "See above, I was so bored, tired and irritated I can’t be bothered to say if this flight was good or not. Much better than being stuck in the airport and was glad to get to my destination."

Pros: "Sufficient."

Pros: "We were looked after very well by Tamara"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "attentive service and relatively comfortable, easy boarding and disembarking"
Cons: "Meal/snack/food was atrocious, was the most disappointing excuse of a snack. We had a choice of a few pieces of cut apple or an extremely thin sad looking granola bar. Expect airlines that offer “full service” to offer something better for the price, also the fact that no fixed TVs or iPads and you have to use your phone to watch movies, at least get a phone holder on the back of the seat."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Half hour delay"

Pros: "A cold drink just when I needed it. Thank you"

Pros: "The crew were excellent and the plane very comfy."
Cons: "I don't understand why we had a 4hr 40 min flight plan which went way up the Australian coast instead of going in a direct line from Melbourne to Christchurch, when the ticket noted about a 3hr 40 min flight time. If you can enlighten me that would be appreciated."

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "legroom too small and food was minor snack."

Pros: "Breakfast mushrooms were good."
Cons: "No butter for breakfast roll."

Pros: "Economy X is fantastic, and really enjoy the boarding experience and the crew. left on time and arrived early. Excellent trip in that regard."
Cons: "Almost every time I travel on virgin, which is a lot. They serve a minim muesli bar. Come on Virgin what about changing that a bit. Qantas offer some really good options for not much more of a ticket price. This part of the Virgin Experience needs to change."

Cons: "Delayed."

Cons: "my seat got changed"

Pros: "Every employee I've met has made my trip seamless and delightful. Your employees are very professional. Wish you were in the US!!"

Pros: "everything was great, more movie options would be better"

Pros: "Virgin is always well organised and the flights kept to time. The staff were very helpful and I had a comfortable trip"
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no compensation, had to find somewhere to stay, travel to and from airport for a flight the next day instead."

Cons: "Luggage of 23kg per piece and not able to share across allocated family total"

Pros: "Like the corporate image & modern design of different facilities etc. The check-in was nice & smooth."
Cons: "No greeting or smile from crew staff (I think it's important as it shows welcoming)."

Cons: "Waiting time on transfer Staff attitude"

Pros: "Baggage price"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Flight crew were lovely."
Cons: "Got told to "sit back down and don't worry" when our first flight was delayed, after I asked the lady at the gate that we may miss our connecting flight. She put other customers on different flights to make their connections, but when I approached was denied, and ensured we would make out next flight. Missed the next flight and had to wait another 3.5 hours for the next flight, even after explaining the situation to a gentleman at the customer service desk, he said he could not help us, and gave my partner and i am $8 food voucher while we waited as a 'sorry'. Then on the way home another 30 min delay. horrible first experience flying, Was very disappointed in the customer service & missed my brothers wedding. I should have booked Qantas instead of Virgin."

Pros: "Seating was ok and staff friendly"
Cons: "No entertainment or even papers on a 2 hour flight. Refreshment menu is pretty awful and expensive."

Cons: "I would have liked to know about the virgin entertainment app ahead of time. By the time the captain announced the option to use the app it was too late to download."

Cons: "Flight was very bumpy, and the air inside the plane was stuffy. I felt nauseated all the way through from take off to landing"

Pros: "Short distance, so don't care"
Cons: "Little bit of delay"

Cons: "I paid $65 for a seat with extra legroom, 13F, but at the airport found that I had been moved to 8A. Couldn't get my seat back, so spent 25 minutes on the phone to Virgin Australia today getting a refund."

Pros: "Reached Sydney, eventually"
Cons: "Hour late. Crowded plane, cramped. No service. Poor communication about delays."

Pros: "Efficiency at the check-in and the excellent service by the crew on board."

Cons: "The line for the Bag drop was much longer than anticipated (usually fly with Qantas which is v. quick & automated), meaning I nearly missed the flight."

Pros: "It didnt happen so not much"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and didnt tell me. The only reason i knew is Tripcase sent me a notification"

Cons: "You are all ways late"

Cons: "The flight was cancelled the last minute and I called the carrier airlines and they say that nothing can be done and I asked to speak to someone from Kayak and I called a mobile number and had no answer , I will never book again"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight to go on time"

Pros: "The flight was during very bad weather and the pilots did a great job of keeping us informed and feeling safe."
Cons: "Due to the weather snacks were handed out but no water. Water used to be provided in single serves. As it is now poured into cups it was not provided on the flight. This seems like cost saving that is unacceptable to customers paying the same price with no access to a drink on the flight."

Pros: "The service was good even for such a short flight (20 mins)"
Cons: "Was an old aircraft so the interior could do with updating"

Pros: "The sense of really flying!"
Cons: "Some of the turbulence."

Pros: "Friendly staff and crew. Great landing!"
Cons: "Leg room a little tight."

Pros: "25 minute flight, no need for in flight entertainment."
Cons: "Could use some more leg room."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Limited baggage allowance , check in clerk over officious and totally unhelpful. "Safety" factor re weight used interminably, why not upgrade fleet if safety is so important ? Asked how I was to get luggage not on flight , told " not my problem , read fine print ""

Cons: "Rang 6 hours in advance to say miss a fight from Brisbane to Adelaide due to flooding in mount isa bus delayed for 3 hours and was only let know 20 minutes after bus was suppose to leave charleville . Would have been nice to get a credit."

Pros: "Beautiful polite and professional ladies air hostesses"

Pros: "It was a full flight and all went smoothly"
Cons: "It could have been on time bu these things happen"

Pros: "Crew were awesome."
Cons: "Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee"

Cons: "Average service, too bad they are partnered/owned by Qantas"

Cons: "Boarding routine Space available"

Pros: "The seating was comfortable"

Pros: "Comfy"
Cons: "Need free movies"

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: "Crew was nice. Plane was clean."

Pros: "Leg room was sufficient, boarding fast and plane next to new"
Cons: "Luggage limits- but that’s life!"

Pros: "I think free coffee and tea would be a good touch. Back to Quantis I go . all staff good. Jan"

Cons: "No in-flight entertainment, no even access to an App via your own Ipad"

Pros: "Perfect landing!"
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Good seats"
Cons: "Very rude male crew My baby started crying only by the end of the journey because her ears were hurting her due to high atmospheric pressure, and the guy came and shouted at her and us to stop crying !!"

Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "The landing was super rocky"

Cons: "Rude service"

Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Delayed departure"

Pros: "The cabin staff were friendly"
Cons: "Plane was delayed due to excess baggage weight in hull. The baggage had to be unloaded and then reloaded again, while we sat on the tarmac for an hour."

Pros: "Smooth flying and arrived 30 minutes early."

Pros: "Staff very professional, food is decent"
Cons: "Entertainment"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Lack of legroom."

Pros: "Cheap flight"
Cons: "Crew attitude."

Pros: "Newcastle airport has made it so easy"

Pros: "Everything was smooth and on time, even a bit early."

Cons: "Legroom was really tight"

Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "Staff appear permanently unhappy and like they don't enjoy the job"

Pros: "Good value"
Cons: "Configuration 2 3 2 and seat pitch and reclining"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Boarding on tarmac in the rain, no cover over walkway. Smallest and tightest seating in the airline business."

Pros: "It was a good flight, good pilot"
Cons: "The flight was delayed It is a 7+ hour flight I think you could offer some snacks and coffee or tea for free At least one good movie for free Every airline I've chosen to fly with does it but Jetstar It was quite disappointing"

Pros: "I wish all airlines were as professional and prompt."

Pros: "Crew polite and competent."
Cons: "Seating cramped and uncomfortable."

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."

Pros: "Fast check in process, fast boarding"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "plane was half hour late leaving because JetStar does not allow enough time for turn arounds from plane arriving from elsewhere. That said, the pilot did do his best to catch up for lost time once in the air."

Pros: "Crew really weighted in carry on luggages"
Cons: "They let me through although mine combined up to 8 Kg"

Pros: "Essentially nothing"
Cons: "Inattentive, rude service. TV which I paid extra for didn't work. Rowdy passengers. Call button response >10 minutes"

Cons: "The Australian Jetstar staff at the airport was rude and unhelpful."

Cons: "Flight was delayed by 35mins. Seats very crowded, we all had to get out of our seats to let the window passenger in and out. No screens on seat backs, lucky I had my iPad and could listen to podcasts in the 3+hr flight."

Pros: "Very easy check in process. Helpful staff to help with bag check."

Cons: "Seats were not the most comfortable. Entertain system could have had more stuff. Food just mediocre."

Pros: "the seats, even in economy plus, do not go back!"

Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Great people , completely happy with my trip ' ! Thanks jets star"

Pros: "Crew were friendly and cheerful."
Cons: "Crew were not aware I had a starter plus package which included a food voucher. This often happens with Jetstar and is annoying when you have paid for the extras. Also flight was delayed and I had to make a connecting flight. Would have been good if crew ensured people did not straggle when boarding with the appropriate announcements."

Cons: "purchased movies but the audio-visual didnt work. I should expect refund."

Pros: "Very friendly service. Departed on time"
Cons: "Long, long walk to get to departure gate. No air-bridges."

Pros: "The staff were very good."
Cons: "I booked a seat and did not get the seat l had booked."

Pros: "simple - get from A to B straight"
Cons: "Not clean"

Pros: "Service pleasant"
Cons: "No entertainment and not even simple beverages"

Cons: "I don't happy to change our flight. We have to arranged all the schedule,if jet star don't fly at that time please do not sell the tickets.(we book the flight at 21:10 changed to 18:15)"

Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."

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Safety measures for airlines flying from Melbourne to Gold Coast

Airlines flying from Melbourne to Gold Coast have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast

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Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Melbourne to Gold Coast

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