Car Rental Marcoola, Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)

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Sunshine Coast Airport, Marcoola, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$19.23 / per day
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Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$21.10 / per day
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Standard
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$24.99 / per day
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Economy
Hyundai i20 3d or similar
Hyundai i20 3d
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Abaa Car Rentals
$25.22 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Minivan
Kia Carnival or similar
Kia Carnival
  • 8x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$59.54 / per day
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Full-size
Holden Commodore or similar
Holden Commodore
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$22.68 / per day
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Full-size Elite
Isuzu MU-X or similar
Isuzu MU-X
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$66.94 / per day
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Intermediate
Mitsubishi Eclipse or similar
Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$20.52 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:28 on 2019-11-11. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$24.30 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport Car Rental

Until 2010, Sunshine Coast Airport was known officially as Maroochydore-Sunshine Coast Airport. The airport serves the Sunshine Coast are which is popular as a beach destination, particularly in the winter when the airport is connected to Aukland, New Zealand. Domestic travelers from the large cities further south are the main passengers that pass through the airport. 

As the area is spread out with limited public transportation, most travelers will want to rent a car to get around the area. 

Top international routes

  • Auckland (seasonal)

Main airlines

Air New Zealand provides seasonal service between the airport and Auckland from June to October. Jetstar Airways flies to and from Melbourne and Sydney. QuatnasLink provides service to Sydney. Finally, Virgin Australia flies to and from Sydney and Melbourne.

Terminals

There is only one terminal at Sunshine Coast Airport, though, in winter, it is separated into international and domestic sections.

Location

The airport is located right next to Marcoola Beach for those that want to get to a beach as quickly as possible. Marcoola is located roughly in the center of the Sunshine Coast area being about 30 km from Pelican Waters and about 30 km from Tewantin.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $39 per day
  • Medium cars - from $23 per day
  • Small cars - from $27 per day
  • SUVs - from $38 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Enterprise (Tel: 754570561)
  • EastCoast Car Rentals (Tel: +611800474258 / +61755558908)
  • Europcar (Tel: +610754489955)
  • Abaa Car Rentals (Tel: 0611800822059 / +61755995335)
  • SIXT (Tel: +61755558908)
  • Alamo (Tel: +61754570561)

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.

Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 8.8
  • Departure and check-in 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 6.8
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.5
  • Lounge 7.4

Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)

  • IATA: MCY
  • ICAO: YBSU
  • Airport name: Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Medium Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 5 m / 15 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
  • Distance from City: 3.7 miles / 6 km N of town
  • Phone: +61 7 5453 1500
  • Email: airport@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Top 20 Locations near Marcoola, Sunshine Coast Airport

  1. 86.9 km / 54.0 miles away
  2. 87.0 km / 54.1 miles away
  3. 144.4 km / 89.7 miles away
  4. 178.3 km / 110.8 miles away
  5. 204.2 km / 126.9 miles away
  6. 444.9 km / 276.4 miles away
  7. 537.8 km / 334.2 miles away
  8. 544.0 km / 338.0 miles away
  9. 699.1 km / 434.4 miles away
  10. Car Rental at Sydney Airport from $21.47 per day
    836.2 km / 519.6 miles away
  11. 1036.4 km / 644.0 miles away
  12. 1042.2 km / 647.6 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Cairns Airport from $16.02 per day
    1318.9 km / 819.5 miles away
  14. 1453.9 km / 903.4 miles away
  15. 1669.0 km / 1037.1 miles away
  16. 1731.1 km / 1075.6 miles away
  17. 1746.3 km / 1085.1 miles away
  18. Car Rental at Hobart Airport from $19.40 per day
    1874.5 km / 1164.8 miles away
  19. Car Rental at Darwin Airport from $18.98 per day
    2804.3 km / 1742.5 miles away
  20. Car Rental at Perth Airport from $22.39 per day
    3631.6 km / 2256.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Sunshine Coast Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Sunshine Coast Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Sunshine Coast Airport
$37.67
January
$19.94
February
March
$27.51
April
$17.73
May
June
$60.93
July
$46.53
August
$21.33
September
$9.97
October
$11.08
November
$9.97
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Sunshine Coast Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $9.97. You can see that this is 62% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 84% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $60.93 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Sunshine Coast Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 10 days, while in April, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length at Sunshine Coast Airport
7
January
7
February
8
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
6
July
7
August
10
September
7
October
6
November
8
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Sunshine Coast Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Sunshine Coast Airport in August, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
121%
January
95%
February
96%
March
119%
April
96%
May
70%
June
115%
July
126%
August
101%
September
94%
October
80%
November
87%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
EastCoast Car Rentals Kia Rio 2 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 2 4 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Toyota Camry 4 2 Large cars
Alamo Mitsubishi ASX 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Subaru Forester 5 2 SUVs
Europcar Kia Rio 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar Holden Commodore 4 2 Large cars

Top 6 Suppliers for Marcoola, Sunshine Coast Airport in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
754570561
IN TERMINAL FRIENDSHIP AVE, MARCOOLA
EastCoast Car Rentals
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8
+611800474258 / +61755558908
1 30 Runway Dr, Marcoola QLD 4564
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610754489955
TERMINAL BUILDING
Abaa Car Rentals
Abaa Car Rentals
Excellent 8.5
0611800822059 / +61755995335
QLD 4564, Sunshine Coast Airport, Friendship Ave, Marcoola
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.3
+61755558908
Unit 1 30 Runway Dr, Marcoola QLD 4564
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61754570561
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564

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