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Getting here

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.

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Awash with rugged natural beauty, pristine beaches and sun-drenched days, the Sunshine Coast is the ultimate holiday destination. It’s fortunate then that this slice of paradise is super easy to access, with its very own local international airport and proximity to Brisbane - Queensland’s capital - you can holiday here again and again. 

Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), which is located in the stunning seaside town of Marcoola , is serviced by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas domestically, with low cost airline Bonza coming soon. Air New Zealand also provide seasonal flight services direct from Auckland. Centrally located, the Sunshine Coast Airport offers a range of transport options including shuttle buses, hire cars, taxis, Ubers and public bus services.

Airlines

Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) is centrally located in Marcoola, just a cruisy 15 minute drive from Maroochydore or 30 minutes from Noosa. There are regular direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland (seasonal). Once launched,  Bonza will introduce 13 new direct routes to the Sunshine Coast, including Albury, Avalon, Cairns, Coffs Harbour, Mackay, Melbourne, Mildura, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Rockhampton, Tamworth, Townsville and Whitsunday Coast.

Domestic Airlines

For flight arrival and departure times, transport options and traveller information visit the Sunshine Coast Airport website for regular updates.

International Airlines

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 34 airlines flying to 85 national and international destinations.

Road

The Sunshine Coast is located one hour’s drive (100km) north of Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane. All major car rental companies are represented at both Sunshine Coast Airport and Brisbane Airport. Driving yourself with either a rental car or your own vehicle is one of the best ways to explore the regions and take in the magnificent scenery - read: sparkling coastlines and lush hinterland. The roads are well signed and easy to navigate.

Buses

Airport Transfers operate hourly with door-to-door shuttle services from both Brisbane and Sunshine Coast airports, seven days a week. Intrastate and Interstate bus services also regularly service the region, with private charter services available as well.

Trains

A railway line connects the region to Brisbane in the south and Gympie and beyond to the north, with major stations at Beerwah, Landsborough, Nambour, Cooroy and Gympie North.

For timetables visit translink.com.au

Taxis and Private Transfers

Get where you need to go on the Sunshine Coast fast, with a number of taxi, Uber,  limousine, kombi and other private transport operators servicing the Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) operating 24 hours a day.