The cheapest times to fly from ATL to MCY are

  • January 29th to March 4th
  • April 9th to May 13th (except the week of April 16th)
  • July 30th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 8th and November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ATL to MCY is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $3894 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $1346 for Saturday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Sunshine Coast Regional

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Maroochydore (MCY) will usually cost between $1553 to $2907 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $1571. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3604. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2032 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1926 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to MCY flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to MCY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ATL to MCY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to MCY flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MCY, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ATL. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Sunshine Coast Regional, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Atlanta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $164 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1878. Return trip prices are from the MCY to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL to MCY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ATL to MCY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Brisbane International Airport (BNE) in Brisbane

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MCY
  • Usually 22.56% less expensive than MCY
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to BNE flights

Destination alternative #2: Gold Coast Airport (OOL) in Gold Coast

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from MCY
  • Usually 1.79% less expensive than MCY
  • 2-layover flights available

See ATL to OOL flights


Flight Hacking ATL to MCY

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ATL to MCY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ATL > LAX > MCY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1606
  • Average savings: $320 (16.61%)

See ATL to LAX flights

Hack #2: Sydney (ATL > SYD > MCY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1634
  • Average savings: $292 (15.16%)

See ATL to SYD flights

Hack #3: Singapore (ATL > SIN > MCY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1744
  • Average savings: $183 (9.48%)

See ATL to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to MCY? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, American, Delta, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sunshine Coast Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9007 miles or 14495 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to MCY?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to MCY flight is about 17 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Maroochydore?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from ATL to MCY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code MCY
Destination airport name Sunshine Coast Airport
City Maroochydore
Country Australia
Latitude -26.6
Longitude 153.1


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