Car Rental at Sunshine Coast Airport

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Sunshine Coast Airport, Marcoola, Australia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$65.47 per day
Full-size
Mitsubishi Outlander or similar
Mitsubishi Outlander
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$66.16 per day
Intermediate
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$67.08 per day
Standard
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$87.39 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size Elite
Toyota Kluger or similar
Toyota Kluger
  • 7
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$126.11 / per day
Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 12
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$137.10 / per day
Intermediate Elite
Renault Koleos or similar
Renault Koleos
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$98.16 / per day
Premium
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$137.46 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:00 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
61
Economy car rental price
$82.23 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3
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

  • Large cars - from $97 per day
  • Medium cars - from $85 per day
  • Small cars - from $83 per day
  • SUVs - from $119 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)

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
  • Name: Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • 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 Sunshine Coast Airport

  1. 69.3 km / 43.1 miles away
  2. 80.2 km / 49.8 miles away
  3. 85.7 km / 53.2 miles away
  4. 86.9 km / 54.0 miles away
  5. 87.0 km / 54.1 miles away
  6. Car Rental in Brisbane Ascot from $133.47 per day
    91.9 km / 57.1 miles away
  7. 95.5 km / 59.3 miles away
  8. 99.1 km / 61.6 miles away
  9. 106.8 km / 66.4 miles away
  10. 107.4 km / 66.8 miles away
  11. 113.0 km / 70.2 miles away
  12. 144.4 km / 89.7 miles away
  13. 156.3 km / 97.1 miles away
  14. 178.3 km / 110.8 miles away
  15. 204.2 km / 126.9 miles away
  16. 248.2 km / 154.2 miles away
  17. 252.3 km / 156.8 miles away
  18. 344.8 km / 214.3 miles away
  19. 351.0 km / 218.1 miles away
  20. 357.3 km / 222.0 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
$33.70
January
$17.84
February
March
$24.61
April
$15.86
May
June
$54.52
July
$41.63
August
$19.08
September
$8.92
October
$9.91
November
$8.92
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 $8.92. You can see that this is 62% cheaper than the yearly average and 84% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $54.52 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
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.
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 Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Toyota Corolla Sedan 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Acadia 5 3 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
SIXT Hyundai Kona 5 2 Medium cars
EastCoast Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Nissan Qashqai 5 3 SUVs

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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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
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
Bargain Car Rentals
9.36 / 10
Lowest rated company
Keddy
8.5 / 10
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$82.23
Lowest daily price
$51.79
Total cars available
48

Top 11 Suppliers at Sunshine Coast Airport in 2022

Bargain Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.4 / 19 reviews
+1300729230
Maroochydore Airport Terminal Building, Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$104 - $140
Working hours
Mon:07:00-17:30
Tue:07:00-17:30
Wed:07:00-17:30
Thu:07:00-17:30
Fri:07:00-17:30
Sat:07:00-17:30
Sun:07:00-17:30
Hertz
Exceptional 9.3 / 13 reviews
+610754489827
Sunshine Coast Airport, Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$83 - $177
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-17:00
Wed:07:30-17:00
Thu:07:30-17:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:07:30-17:00
Sun:07:30-20:00
Thrifty
Exceptional 9.1 / 13 reviews
+61754487887
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:30
Fri:08:00-19:30
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Alamo
Excellent 8.8 / 7 reviews
+61754570561 / +61752110208
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$65 - $105
SIXT
Excellent 8.8 / 9 reviews
+61754487887
Terminal, Marcoola QLD 4564
$87 - $149
Europcar
Excellent 8.8 / 3 reviews
+610754489955
Friendship Ave Sunshine Coast Airport, Marcoola QLD 4564
$85 - $159
Working hours
Wed:07:30-20:30
Thu:07:30-20:30
Fri:07:30-20:30
Sat:07:30-20:30
Sun:07:30-20:30
EastCoast Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8
+611800474258 / +61755558908
3/30 Runway Drive, Marcoola, 4564
$123 - $123
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-14:00
National
Excellent 8.7 / 2 reviews
+61754570561 / +610752110208
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$118 - $133
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
0754436555
Terminal Building
$146 - $146
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:30
Tue:06:30-18:00
Wed:06:30-18:00
Thu:06:30-20:30
Fri:06:30-20:30
Sat:06:30-18:00
Sun:06:30-20:30
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+61754570561 / +610752110208
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$66 - $106
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+610754489955
Terminal Building Maroochydore Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:30
Tue:07:30-20:30
Wed:07:30-20:30
Thu:07:30-20:30
Fri:07:30-20:30
Sat:07:30-20:30
Sun:07:30-20:30
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