Where is Sunshine Coast located?
Sunshine Coast is not one destination, but it refers to an area of hinterland and beachside towns. It stretches from Caloundra to Cooloola, and it fascinates with its pristine beaches, shallow lakes and mangrove forests. The most popular holiday destinations in the region are Caloundra, Noosa, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.
Getting around in Sunshine Coast
The public transportation network is expanding and currently includes train and bus services. Regular bus routes connect the suburban areas of Noosa, Caloundra and Maroochydore and Sunbus provides most of the bus and train services. There are regular railway services to Brisbane available daily.
The car is the dominant transportation mode in the region. Therefore, renting a car is the easiest way to explore the Sunshine Coast area.
Sunshine Coast taxis are available 24 hours per day and operate according to State transportation regulations. The Queensland Government regulates taxi fares. There are secure taxi ranks with guards at Minchinton Street in Caloundra, Hastings Street in Noosa Heads and Mooloolaba Esplanade in Mooloolaba.
Three railway stations serve the Sunshine Coast: Caboolture, Bowen Hills and Gympie. Commuter trains depart from Gympie train station, whereas express interurban services leave from Caboolture and Bowen stations. Greyhound Australia provides regular bus services to Brisbane and Cairns.
Transportation options from the airport
Although many passengers land at Brisbane International Airport (BNE), the Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) is the main holiday gateway. Direct flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Suncoast Cabs provide the Sunshine Coast airport taxi service. Airport taxis are available in front of the Arrivals. An additional fee applies for airport taxi pick up.
The TransLink shuttle bus picks up passengers from both terminals to Varsity Lake Station, with many stops along the way. It runs every 30 minutes from 05:04 to 22:04. You can find the airport bus stop on the left side of the Arrivals Hall.
Book a private transfer
For a great start of your holiday, book a private Sunshine Coast airport transfer with us. We provide punctual private door-door service with unmarked vehicles and professional drivers. You can book a taxi transfer from Sunshine Coast Airport to Eumundi, Alexandra Headland, Buderim, Coolum Beach, Castaways Beach, Marcoola, or any other destination.
The private taxi service is fully customisable according to your needs. We will monitor the flight, and the driver will meet you at the Arrivals Hall, holding a sign with your name. The cost for a private airport transfer from Sunshine Coast Airport to Sunshine Coast is AUD 80 for two passengers.
Please select a destination from the list to set it as pick up point. We will ask you to choose a drop-off point at the next step. This booking method is an alternative way to make a booking if you prefer selecting destinations instead of searching.