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
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$14.90 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport
Economy
MG 3 or similar
MG 3
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alpha car hire
$15.08 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport
Intermediate SUV
MG ZS or similar
MG ZS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EastCoast Car Rentals
$23.45 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport
Special
Mystery Car or similar
Mystery Car
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$37.13 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Sunshine Coast Airport
Standard SUV
MG HS or similar
MG HS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$40.24 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport
Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$53.53 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport
Premium SUV
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or similar
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
  • 7
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$76.95 / per day
Sunshine Coast Airport
Luxury SUV
Mercedes-Benz GLA AMG or similar
Mercedes-Benz GLA AMG
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals
$110.54 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:28 on 2024-05-24. 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
$46 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
8.8 / 10
Sunshine Coast Airport

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 $111 per day
  • Station wagons - from $44 per day
  • Large cars - from $17 per day
  • Medium cars - from $15 per day
  • Vans - from $38 per day
  • Premium cars - from $125 per day
  • Small cars - from $15 per day
  • SUVs - from $17 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

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
$27.39
January
$21.77
February
$26.60
March
$30.66
April
$24.27
May
$37.28
June
$43.61
July
$39.94
August
$41.38
September
$35.93
October
$28.88
November
$34.84
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Sunshine Coast Airport is February — when rental costs average $21.77 per day. This is 33% cheaper than the yearly average and 50% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $43.61 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 April, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Sunshine Coast Airport
7
January
7
February
8
March
6
April
8
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 December, while they are least likely to rent in in April.
Monthly searches at Sunshine Coast Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
182%
January
99%
February
58%
March
34%
April
48%
May
53%
June
97%
July
80%
August
95%
September
126%
October
141%
November
187%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Bargain Car Rentals, SIXT, EastCoast Car Rentals, Europcar, Alpha car hire
Popular car categories Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars, Small cars
Lowest price $15 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
Bargain Car Rentals MG 5 5 2 Large cars
EastCoast Car Rentals MG ZS 5 2 SUVs
EastCoast Car Rentals Hyundai i30 4 2 Large cars
Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals Holden Astra Sedan 4 2 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
MG HS
April 28, 2024
Friendly local people and nice beaches amazing nature attractions
Australia
Hyundai i30
April 26, 2024
No thanks.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
April 9, 2024
Montville was great
Australia
Hyundai Accent
March 31, 2024
here sorting out house move. very busy
Australia
Hyundai Accent
March 25, 2024
Restaurants and cruises
Australia
Hyundai Accent
February 18, 2024
Hervey Bay was nice with lovely cafes and restaurants on the waterfront. Nice beaches but unfortunately blowing a gale when I was there
Australia
MG HS
January 12, 2024
Great beaches
Australia
Hyundai i30
December 31, 2023
Had a brand-new car, so I was very happy
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Australia
Hyundai Accent
December 23, 2023
Nice drive north, sight seeing and visiting friends.
Australia
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
November 27, 2023
I used the car just to go see some vans to buy one. Trip was great
Australia
MG 3
November 21, 2023
Hired while car was being repaired.
Australia
Hyundai Accent
November 18, 2023
Noosa is a beautiful and relaxing destination. Great shops and restaurants, Eumundi market was amazing and weather very hot. Fantastic accomodation and will definitely be back.
Australia
MG 3
October 29, 2023
Noosa is naturally beautiful, gorgeous sunsets and sunrises
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
Hyundai Accent
May 15, 2023
customer photo
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.
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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
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Hertz
9.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.3 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
38
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$46.47
Lowest daily price
$14.90
Total cars available
176

Top 16 Suppliers at Sunshine Coast Airport in 2024

Bargain Car Rentals
Exceptional 9.1 / 238 reviews
+611300729230
Maroochydore Airport Terminal Building, Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$15 - $104
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 9.1 / 27 reviews
+610754489827
Sunshine Coast Airport, Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$43 - $129
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:09:30-21:30
Wed:09:30-21:30
Thu:09:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:30-20:30
Sun:10:30-21:30
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.8 / 18 reviews
David Low Way
$39 - $148
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:09:30-21:30
Wed:09:30-21:30
Thu:09:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:30-20:30
Sun:10:30-21:30
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.8 / 16 reviews
+610754489955
Friendship Ave Sunshine Coast Airport, Marcoola QLD 4564
$36 - $163
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:09:30-20:30
EastCoast Car Rentals
Very good 8.7 / 49 reviews
+611800474258 / +61755558908
3/30 Runway Drive, Marcoola, 4564
$18 - $112
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
SIXT
Very good 8.7 / 42 reviews
+61754487887
Terminal, Marcoola QLD 4564
$37 - $106
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:00
Tue:07:30-18:00
Wed:07:30-18:00
Thu:07:30-18:00
Fri:07:30-18:00
Sat:07:30-18:00
Sun:07:30-18:00
Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals
Bespoke Noosa Car Rentals
Very good 8.6 / 8 reviews
+610466446644
Friendship Avenue
$31 - $115
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 8.5 / 4 reviews
0754436555
Terminal Building
$38 - $107
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:45
Tue:07:00-21:45
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:05:30-21:30
Fri:07:00-22:45
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:05:30-21:15
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.3 / 10 reviews
+61754570561 / +61752110208
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$177 - $200
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:30-14:30
Sun:10:30-17:30
National
National
Very good 8.3 / 2 reviews
+61754570561 / +610752110208
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$51 - $200
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:30-14:30
Sun:10:30-17:30
Alpha car hire
Alpha car hire
Very good 8.2 / 2 reviews
+61753702050
90 Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore QLD 4558
$15 - $37
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
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.1 / 1 review
0754531999
Terminal Building
$44 - $113
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:45
Tue:07:00-21:45
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:05:30-21:30
Fri:07:00-22:45
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:05:30-21:15
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.1
David Low Way
$69 - $128
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:09:30-21:30
Wed:09:30-21:30
Thu:09:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:30-20:30
Sun:10:30-21:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8
+610752110208
Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564
$42 - $200
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:30-14:30
Sun:10:30-17:30
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.8
+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
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.3
+6154489955
MAROOCHYDORE AIRPORT, Terminal Building
$36 - $48
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:30
Tue:07:30-21:30
Wed:07:30-21:30
Thu:07:30-21:30
Fri:07:30-21:30
Sat:07:00-19:00
Sun:07:30-21:30
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