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How to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore

The picturesque Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation, and Maroochydore CBD (Central Business District) adds the perfect mix of cosmopolitan city life. Be sure to check out the Sunshine Plaza, known for its world-class shopping and the major surf carnivals that happen throughout the year. 

When it comes to travelling from Sunshine Coast airport to Maroochydore, there are two different options; taxi or bus. Taking a Sunshine Coast airport taxi is the quickest and most convenient way to travel as it takes just 8 minutes and costs around €25 (AUD 35). The TransLink 622 bus also runs daily from the Sunshine Coast to Maroochydore CBD, but this journey takes 25 minutes and costs around €1.80 (AUD 2.70).

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Sunshine Coast at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €25 8min 24/7
Bus €3.60 25min 05:55–18:53

How to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore by taxi

Taking a taxi from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel. The total journey time in a Sunshine Cost Airport taxi is just 8 minutes, less than half that of the public transport option, and the cost is around €25 (AUD 35).

How much is a taxi from Sunshine Coast to Maroochydore CBD?

The local taxi drivers at the airport don’t offer a set rate fare for the journey from Sunshine Coast to Maroochydore CBD. There are a few factors that will affect the price, such as the journey time, time of year and number of passengers, but it will be approximately €25 (AUD 35).

If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, you can pre-book your Sunshine Coast Airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€25 (AUD 35)

Trip Duration

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Sunshine Coast airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Sunshine Coast airport?

Taxis are available 24/7 at Sunshine Coast airport and can be found just outside of the main passenger terminal. Simply look for the long line of cabs and walk to the front vehicle.

Convenience

As taking a taxi from Sunshine Coast airport to Maroochydore takes less than half that of the public transport options, it’s the most convenient way to travel. You won’t have to wait in the hot sun for your transfer, and you can make your way quickly and directly to your hotel in the CBD in just 8 minutes.

Editor’s Note

Tipping your taxi driver in the Sunshine Coast isn't expected, but always appreciated. If you had a good journey, you can add 5-10% to your fare or tip a couple of AUD.

Useful Tips

Ensure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.
There will be a €1 (AUD 3) surcharge added to your fare for airport pickups.
Most of the journey is along a motorway, be sure to wear your seatbelt for your safety.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Sunshine coast. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

Cancel up to 24h before and get a refund

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Prices

DAYTIME
€65.0
NIGHTTIME
€78.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore by bus

The TransLink 622 bus runs daily from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore and is a great option if you’re travelling on a budget, as the cost of a one-way ticket is just €1.80 (AUD 2.70). However, the journey time is around 25 minutes, making it a slow transfer option.

How much is the bus from Sunshine Coast to Maroochydore CBD?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the TransLink 622 bus from the airport at Sunshine Coast to Maroochydore CBD costs just €1.80 (AUD 2.70), making it a very affordable transfer option. You can pay for your ticket on the bus with the driver.

Cost

€1.80 (AUD 2.70)

Trip Duration

*There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes for the 622 bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 622 bus runs from 05:55 to 18:53.

Where do I find the bus at Sunshine Coast Airport?

After walking out of the arrivals hall exit doors, turn to your right and you will see the bus stops directly in front of you.

Convenience

Although taking the TransLink 622 bus from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore is a cheap transfer option, it’s not the most convenient. You may have up to an hour wait in the hot Australian sun, and the bus makes many stops along the way, adding time to your journey. Moreover, the bus stops running at 18:53, so if your plane is landing later in the day, this is no longer an option for you.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

There's very little luggage storage space on the bus, so be sure to travel light, or take a taxi if you are travelling with large suitcases.

Useful Tips

Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the bus departs to secure your seat.
Carry change for your bus ticket as the driver won't be able to break large notes.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a shuttle bus from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore?

Yes. TransLink provides a bus that stops at the airport. The 622 runs from Sunshine Coast airport to Maroochydore every day from 05:55 to 18:53. The cost is just €1.80 (AUD 2.70) and the journey time is around 25 minutes.

How far is Maroochydore from Sunshine Coast airport?

The distance from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore is 9 km. Taking a Sunshine Coast airport taxi shouldn’t take longer than 8 minutes and taking the public 622 bus will take around 25 minutes to reach the CBD of Maroochydore. 

How much does a taxi cost from Sunshine Coast airport to Maroochydore CBD?

The local drivers don’t give a set rate for the journey from the airport of Sunshine Coast to Maroochydore CBD. The average fare is around €25 (AUD 35), but that fare can change depending on your exact destination and the number of passengers. If you’d prefer to take advantage of a set rate fare you can count on, we suggest booking your Sunshine Coast airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups, allowing you to get so much more out of your trip!

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