The Sunshine Coast is a safe and popular destination, thanks to its easy access, local airport and proximity to Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city.
Sunshine Coast Airport is serviced by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas domestically as well Air New Zealand who provide seasonal flight services from Auckland. Centrally located in Marcoola, the Sunshine Coast Airport offers a range of transport options including shuttle buses, hire cars, taxis, and public bus services.
Alternatively, Brisbane Airport is both an international and domestic gateway to Queensland with regular transfers to the Sunshine Coast.
Bus services operate hourly door-to-door airport shuttle services between the Brisbane Airport and Sunshine Coast seven days a week. Transport between Brisbane Airport and the Sunshine Coast can also be accessed via the train to Beerwah, Landsborough or Nambour train stations. Limousines can be booked for private transfers.
Multiple daily direct services operate from Sydney and Melbourne to Sunshine Coast Airport with Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas. New direct flights from Adelaide to the Sunshine Coast with Jetstar will commence on 30 September, 2016.
Visit the Jetstar, Virgin Australia or Qantas websites to book. For flight arrival and departure times, transport options and traveller information visit the Sunshine Coast Airport website.
Local bus services operate door-to-door airport shuttles servicing both the Sunshine Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport seven days a week.
Air New Zealand operates a regular seasonal service from Auckland to the Sunshine Coast during the winter months, providing direct access to the destination for international visitors. Connectivity via the Air New Zealand network positions Auckland Airport as a gateway to the Sunshine Coast, particularly for North American travellers.
Visit the Air New Zealand website for information on connections and to book your flight.
Brisbane Airport is the international gateway to Queensland with regular transfers to the Sunshine Coast. Brisbane Airport operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has two major terminals servicing 26 airlines flying to 67 destinations.
Trains and Buses
A railway line connects the region to Brisbane in the south, and Gympie and beyond, to the north.
Interstate coach operators operate daily bus services to Brisbane where connections are made to the Sunshine Coast. Check out Local transport for more information on public transport to and around the Sunshine Coast.
The Sunshine Coast is easily accessed as a self-drive destination. Located about 100 kms north of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. All major car rental companies are represented at both the Sunshine Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport.