The cheapest times to fly from RDU to OOL are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the week of March 12th)
  • August 6th to December 9th (except the week of 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 RDU to OOL is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $3594 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1226 for Tuesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Gold Coast

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Gold Coast (OOL) will usually cost between $1351 to $2550 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 $1334. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3169. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1835 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1695 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to OOL flight.

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

RDU to OOL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to OOL flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OOL, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into RDU. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Gold Coast, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Raleigh. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $117 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1687. Return trip prices are from the OOL to RDU 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 RDU to OOL 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 50 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 RDU to OOL while comparing.

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

  • 59 miles (95 km) away from OOL
  • Usually 9.38% less expensive than OOL
  • 1-layover flights available

See RDU to BNE flights


Flight Hacking RDU to OOL

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 RDU to OOL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (RDU > LAX > OOL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1503
  • Average savings: $192 (11.33%)

See RDU to LAX flights

Hack #2: Sydney (RDU > SYD > OOL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1549
  • Average savings: $147 (8.64%)

See RDU to SYD flights

Hack #3: Singapore (RDU > SIN > OOL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1551
  • Average savings: $145 (8.53%)

See RDU to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RDU to OOL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, Delta, JAL, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gold Coast Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9362 miles or 15067 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RDU to OOL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to OOL flight is about 17 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Gold Coast?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from RDU to OOL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RDU
Origination airport name Raleigh-Durham International Airport
City Raleigh/Durham, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.9
Longitude -78.8

Return Airport

Destination code OOL
Destination airport name Gold Coast Airport
City Gold Coast
Country Australia
Latitude -28.2
Longitude 153.5


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