Car Rental at Sunshine Coast Airport

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Sunshine Coast Airport, Marcoola, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$25.47 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alpha car hire
$27.94 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Special
Mystery Car or similar
Mystery Car
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$33.70 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Standard SUV
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$37.02 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Full-size SUV
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$37.76 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Economy
MG 3 or similar
MG 3
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$46.56 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Compact Elite Convertible
Mazda MX-5 Cabrio or similar
Mazda MX-5 Cabrio
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals
$124.85 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental
Premium SUV
Toyota Prado or similar
Toyota Prado
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$143.03 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 12:13 on 2023-11-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
AUD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+61
Average car rental price
$60 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 130 km/h or 62 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0 / 10
Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Also known as Sunshine Coast Airport after the town that it serves, this popular beach location serves flights to the rest of Australia as well as New Zealand. Located in Southeast Queensland, the Sunshine Coast provides access to other popular destinations like Brisbane, Surfers Paradise, and the Scenic Rim.

Top international routes

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Auckland
  • Adelaide

Main airlines

Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Alliance Airlines, Virgin Australia

Terminals

The airport has a single terminal which is sometimes divided into the domestic and international terminals during the tourist season; regardless, both are part of the same building and can be easily accessed from anywhere in the airport.

Location

The airport is about 6 km (3.7 miles) north of the Sunshine Coast and can be reached in less than ten minutes. Brisbane is about 110 km (68 miles) south of the airport and takes 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $125 per day
  • Station wagons - from $54 per day
  • Large cars - from $28 per day
  • Medium cars - from $25 per day
  • Vans - from $41 per day
  • Small cars - from $47 per day
  • SUVs - from $27 per day

Car rental desks

Enterprise (which also services Alamo rentals) and Europcar have desks in the Arrivals Hall next to the baggage claim area.

East Coast Rental Car Rentals and Abaa Car Rentals are located just outside the airport. East Coast is just a short shuttle ride away. Abaa provides customers with a meet and greet service.

Services and facilities

Sunshine Coast Airport has all of the services and amenities that one would expect of an airport its size. Including free WiFi access. There is one cafe before security that also has an outdoor seating area. Another cafe, a salad restaurant, and a pub can be found in the departures lounge.

An ATM is conveniently located in the baggage claim area. There is also the Visitor Information Desk nearby where you can get information about traveling in the local area from volunteer tourism ambassadors.

Nearest gas station

The closest gas station to the rental car return is a small BP station located at 694 David Low Way (Highway 6). It requires only a slight detour on the way to the airport. In addition, a 7-Eleven station is located between the airport and the beach at 946 David Low Way but will require a small circle for most. Finally, a little further away is a United station located at 297 David Low Way across the Maroochy River.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Brisbane (112 km / 69 mi)
  • Gold Coast (190 km / 118 mi)
  • Toowoomba (233 km / 145 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 8.5
  • Check-in and departures 8.5
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi 6.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.3
  • Lounge 6.3

Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)

  • IATA: MCY
  • ICAO: YBSU
  • Name: Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
  • Distance from city: 3.7 miles / 6 km

Top 20 Locations near Sunshine Coast Airport

  1. 80.2 km / 49.8 miles away
  2. 86.9 km / 54.0 miles away
  3. Car Rental in Brisbane Ascot from $31.07 per day
    91.9 km / 57.1 miles away
  4. 95.5 km / 59.3 miles away
  5. 95.9 km / 59.6 miles away
  6. 99.1 km / 61.6 miles away
  7. 106.8 km / 66.4 miles away
  8. 107.4 km / 66.7 miles away
  9. 144.4 km / 89.7 miles away
  10. 150.2 km / 93.3 miles away
  11. 156.3 km / 97.1 miles away
  12. 178.3 km / 110.8 miles away
  13. 204.2 km / 126.9 miles away
  14. 207.0 km / 128.6 miles away
  15. 252.3 km / 156.8 miles away
  16. 357.3 km / 222.0 miles away
  17. 413.3 km / 256.8 miles away
  18. 444.9 km / 276.4 miles away
  19. 459.5 km / 285.5 miles away
  20. 537.8 km / 334.2 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Sunshine Coast Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Sunshine Coast Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Sunshine Coast Airport
$50.23
January
$34.40
February
$39.41
March
$47.93
April
$32.50
May
$37.62
June
$44.00
July
$40.30
August
$41.75
September
$36.25
October
$29.14
November
$56.31
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Sunshine Coast Airport is November — when rental costs average $29.14 per day. This is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 48% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $56.31 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Sunshine Coast Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 9 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Sunshine Coast Airport
8
January
8
February
7
March
7
April
6
May
7
June
9
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
6
November
7
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Sunshine Coast Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Sunshine Coast Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Sunshine Coast Airport in November, while they are least likely to rent in in June.
Monthly searches at Sunshine Coast Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
76%
January
77%
February
90%
March
78%
April
71%
May
66%
June
121%
July
99%
August
119%
September
157%
October
175%
November
70%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Bargain Car Rentals, SIXT, EastCoast Car Rentals, Europcar, Hertz
Popular car categories SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars, Vans
Lowest price $25 per day
Cheapest supplier Bargain Car Rentals

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Kia Stonic 4 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals MG HS 4 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Acadia 5 3 SUVs
SIXT MG HS Aut. 5 3 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals MG ZS 5 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Hertz Toyota Corolla 5 1 Medium cars
SIXT Kia Carnival 5 3 Vans

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Australia
LDV T60
November 9, 2023
Noosa triathlon
Australia
MG HS Aut.
September 17, 2023
National parks were amazing and the cafes were all great. Yo chi was our favourite!
Australia
MG ZS
August 24, 2023
We attended a family members wedding up in the Hinterlands , a bus was supplied by the Groom to attend his wedding at Niminbah Valley from our accommodation at Wyndham Hotel and return ! Not too impressed with that accommodation i might add ! As for the hire of your MG vehicle , that was our Highlight of our holiday next to the wedding we attended ! The Longboard Bar and Eatery had great food and service with relaxed atmosphere ! I had a ( Thai deep tissue massage ) at a place accross the road from the Wyndham accommodation , painfull but better for it ! No Pain , No gain the saying goes ! Lol ! We will always fly to Sunshine Coast and hire a vehicle from your company when going to Brisbane , and will be spreading the word about your Car Hire Company ! Thank so very much for adding quality to our holiday ! Kind Regards Paul and Chrissy !
Australia
Hyundai Accent
August 19, 2023
Weather was beaut for touring around.
Australia
MG HS
July 23, 2023
Maroochydore has a lot to offer. Friendly people, restaurants. Very clean city.
Australia
MG HS
July 5, 2023
Emmundi Markets, Sea Life, Australia Zoo
Australia
Hyundai i30
June 19, 2023
Comfortable trip from airport to accommodation.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
June 15, 2023
Weather wasn’t great so we were glad we had the car to stay dry.
Australia
Kia Rio
May 10, 2023
good weather good food and wine good value good women.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
April 22, 2023
Beautiful swimming spots the whole Sunshine Coast has to offer.
Australia
Suzuki Swift
April 19, 2023
We attended an U15 state cricket tournament. Great fields , cricket and beaches
Australia
Hyundai Kona
March 22, 2023
Great service. Would definitely recommend
Australia
Toyota Camry
March 19, 2023
The Sunshine Coast experience for us was fantastic, the weather was great and we got to catch up with family as well as visit some wonderful sights in the area. We loved the markets in the area, the shopping, loved the beaches (Caloundra & Coolum Beach), restaurants were awesome. The Glass House Mountains was such magic. Absolutely loved that everything within the Sunny Coast is with 20-30 mins away. Our accommodation was fantastic, with views. One special mentions is the Yandina Historic House - we had the most yummies homemade cheese scones and homemade soup - (near the Ginger factory). Purchased lots of goodies at the Ginger Factory and the Nutworks. Such an awesome area to visit.
Australia
Hyundai i30
March 15, 2023
The Sunshine Coast and Hervey Bay was a great region to visit.
Australia
Toyota Corolla
January 31, 2023
relaxing and food
Australia
Suzuki Swift
December 2, 2022
Our stay at Novotel Sunshine Coast was lovely.
Australia
Holden Acadia
November 15, 2022
Mooloolaba beach was clean and beautiful. Rice Boi cafe at Mooloolaba wharf had great food and drinks. Australia Zoo is a must. Kondililla Falls in the hinterland had good short hiking track with swimming in the waterfall rock pool. The boys enjoyed Ricks Garage American diner. We hired a car so that we could access these destinations.
Australia
Mitsubishi Outlander Aut.
February 7, 2022
GREAT SERVICE, GOOD WEBSITE AND CHEAP INSURANCE
Australia
Mitsubishi ASX
April 21, 2021
Makes the rental process easier!
Australia
Suzuki Swift
November 13, 2019
Very easy access and the car hire is close to the airport - walking distance
Australia
Kia Carnival
November 6, 2019
Noosa is short drive from airport and has weather, beaches and food to make great holiday.
Australia
Toyota Camry
January 10, 2019
Wouldn’t rent through Alamo the gentlemen was very rude because we didn’t book direct through him and picking up the car was a very slow process

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Hertz
9.5 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Alpha car hire
8.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
26
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
$59.54
Lowest daily price
$25.47
Total cars available
135

Top 15 Suppliers at Sunshine Coast Airport in 2023

Bargain Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.5 / 150 reviews
+1300729230
Maroochydore Airport Terminal Building, Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$25 - $183
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Hertz
Exceptional 9.5 / 27 reviews
+610754489827
Sunshine Coast Airport, Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:05:00-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:05:00-21:00
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2 / 35 reviews
+61754487887
Terminal, Marcoola QLD 4564
$34 - $74
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-21:30
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.2 / 15 reviews
+610754489955
Friendship Ave Sunshine Coast Airport, Marcoola QLD 4564
$32 - $139
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:15
Tue:07:30-21:15
Wed:07:30-21:15
Thu:07:30-21:15
Fri:07:30-21:15
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:30-21:15
EastCoast Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.1 / 47 reviews
+611800474258 / +61755558908
3/30 Runway Drive, Marcoola, 4564
$33 - $59
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Exceptional 9 / 17 reviews
+61136139
Maroochydore Airport Terminal Building, Marcoola QLD 4564
$60 - $91
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:05:00-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:05:00-21:00
Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals
Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals
Very good 8.9 / 6 reviews
+610466446644
Friendship Avenue
$54 - $130
Working hours
Mon:08:30-22:30
Tue:08:30-22:30
Wed:08:30-22:30
Thu:08:30-22:30
Fri:08:30-22:30
Sat:08:30-22:30
Sun:08:30-22:30
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.9 / 4 reviews
0754436555
Terminal Building
$85 - $143
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:30
Tue:06:30-20:30
Wed:06:30-20:30
Thu:06:30-20:30
Fri:06:30-20:30
Sat:06:30-20:30
Sun:06:30-20:30
National
National
Very good 8.9 / 2 reviews
+61754570561 / +610752110208
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$89 - $194
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.8 / 10 reviews
+61754570561 / +61752110208
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$74 - $80
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.7
0754531999
Terminal Building
$88 - $174
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:30
Tue:06:30-20:30
Wed:06:30-20:30
Thu:06:30-20:30
Fri:06:30-20:30
Sat:06:30-20:30
Sun:06:30-20:30
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.7
+611800501934
Sunshine Coast Airport, Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$69 - $119
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:05:00-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:05:00-21:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.7
+610752110208
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$47 - $89
Alpha car hire
Alpha car hire
Very good 8.6 / 2 reviews
+61753702050
90 Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore QLD 4558
$27 - $36
Working hours
Mon:07:30-17:00
Tue:07:30-17:00
Wed:07:30-17:00
Thu:07:30-17:00
Fri:07:30-17:00
Sat:07:30-17:00
Sun:07:30-17:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.6
+610754489955
Terminal Building Maroochydore Airport
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:06:30-20:00
Sun:06:30-20:00
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