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Reaching Sunshine Coast

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Transfers from Airports
The best way to reach your accommodation is to use one of the transfer services that operate from both Brisbane airport and Sunshine Coast Airport. For Brisbane airport the driver will meet you at the baggage carousel for domestic arrivals and in the arrivals hall or outside the terminal for international arrivals. At Sunshine Coast airport the drivers will meet you in the baggage area. Pre booking of airport transfers is recommended. Taxis are also available but, depending on the length of journey, can be expensive.



Henry's (07 5474 0199) offer a scheduled pre booked service to Brisbane Airport each day operated by Sun Air. Henry's also run transfers from Sunshine Coast Airport to Noosa. The charge is for each passenger. The transfer is direct to your accommodation.

Private Transfers operate a door-to-door service, you can travel with ease in one of their luxurious Mercedes or BMW vehicles knowing your professional chauffeur has your total transfer experience under control. This is a private service not a shuttle. Private Transfers operate from both the Brisbane Airport & The Sunshine Coast Airport. They are also available for any of your transport needs whilst you are on the Coast. (0422 382 217)

A good way for a luxury transfer is to pre book a limousine. Noosa VIP Limousines (07 5442 4065) offer transfers in a range of cars from both Brisbane Airport and Sunshine Coast Airport. Suncoast Pacific (07 5443 1011) operate coach services to Brisbane Airport and Brisbane city.

Sun-air Bus Service (ph 61 7 5477 0888 ) operate Brisbane Airport shuttle transfer to/from Sunshine Coast with 3 alternative pricing structures
16 return services daily

Every Hour - It's Easy! - click the link above for more information and bookings

Door to Door Shuttle - For convenient Brisbane Airport shuttle services, the Sun-air driver will assist with your luggage  and deliver you to the front door of your accommodation or private residence on the Sunshine Coast.

Transit Stop Shuttle - For a more budget Brisbane Airport shuttle transfer, Sun-air pick up and drop off at 6 convenient transit bus stops on the Sunshine Coast.

Premium/Sole Use Shuttle - For shuttle transfers after hours, or for that "little bit extra, Sun-air offer premium / sole use airport shuttle services to both the Brisbane Airport and the Sunshine Coast Airport . The Sun-air driver will meet you at your luggage carousel holding a Sun-air sign with your name on it. Your airport shuttle will then transfer you directly to your accommodation. On return, your airport shuttle driver will pick you up from the front door of your accommodation and transfer you directly to the check in counter of your flight.


Transfers to the northern suburbs are available with Henry’s (07 5474 0199) who meet every flight that arrives at Sunshine Coast Airport.

Sun-air Bus Services (ph 61 7 5477 0888) operate Sunshine Coast Airport Shuttle Transfers To/From Southern Suburbs, they offer 2 pricing structures. Click the link for more information and bookings.

Door to Door Shuttle - Upon arrival at the Sunshine Coast Airport , proceed to the Sun-air counter. The Sun-air driver will assist you with your luggage. The shuttle will transfer you to the front door of your accommodation

Premium / Sole Use Shuttle - Sun-air offer premium / sole use shuttle transfers to and from the Sunshine Coast airport. The driver will meet you at the Sunshine Coast Airport luggage carousel and will be holding a Sun-air sign with you name on it. The shuttle will transfer you directly to your accommodation. On your return your Sun-air driver will pick you up from the front door of your accommodation and transfer you directly to the check in counter of your flight.

Sunshine Coast Airport
Sunshine Coast Airport (07 5453 1500) is located in Marcoola which is just north of Maroochydore and about 25 minutes drive along the coast to Noosa. Sunshine Coast Airport is a pleasant small airport. Virgin Blue and Jetstar have recently increased their flights and offer some good deals from Sydney and Melbourne (also check Jetstar for the Adelaide service). Tiger Airways is a low cost airline which commenced services in the Australian domestic airline market in November 2007. They fly from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast using Airbus A320-200 aircraft. The airport has paid parking, licensed bar, bistro and several shops. For more information about the Sunshine Coast Airport click here.

By Train
From Brisbane, Queensland Railway (07 5453 8200) offer a two or three hour service to Nambour with rail bus connections from Nambour. Trains depart from Central Station or Roma Station in Brisbane. To obtain train times and ticket prices use the Queensland Transinfo journey planner (13 12 30). Just type in your departure details and arrival location and the planner will work it all out for you. The planner works for all of South East Queensland. Local stations are at Beerburrum, Glass House Mountains, Beerwah, Landsborough, Mooloolan, Eudlo, Palmwoods, Woombye, Nambour, Yandina, Eumundi, Cooroy, Pomona and Cooran.

By Bus
Greyhound Australia 1300 GREYHOUND (1300 473 946) operates regular buses a day from Roma Street Transit in central Brisbane with a stop at Brisbane airport about 30 minutes later. The trip to Noosa takes about 3 hours with several stops in the town.

By Road
Driving from central Brisbane or Brisbane airport is a pleasant 60 - 90 minute drive along the Bruce Highway. Many roads links across from the Bruce Highway to the coastal towns. Close to the coast is the Sunshine motorway which links up Maroochydore to Noosa at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast. From the Gold Coast the drive to the Sunshine Coast will take about 2 hours.

Brisbane to Buderim is 99 kms
Brisbane to Maroochydore is 112 kms
Brisbane to Noosa is 140 kms

Flights to Sunshine Coast
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