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How to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Noosa

Noosa is a resort area located in the south of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in Australia. Thanks to its big surf scene, wide beaches and boutique cafes, Noosa is a surfer’s paradise. However, this beautiful town is also home to many indigenous Koalas, everglades, botanic gardens and impressive coastal trails, making it a great vacation spot for nature lovers too. 

There are two different options for your transfer from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa, taxi or bus. Taking a Sunshine Coast Airport taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel as it takes just 35 minutes and costs around €65 (AUD 95). A more budget-friendly option is to take the 620 bus into Noosa, as it costs just €4 (AUD 6). However, the bus isn’t direct, so it takes around 1 hour to reach the resort town. 

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €65 35min 24/7
Bus €8 60min 04:50–21:49

How to get from Sunshine Coast Airport to Noosa by taxi

Taking a taxi from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa is a direct transfer option, making it quick and easy. The total journey time will be just 35 minutes in light traffic, and the cost of a local Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa shuttle is approximately €65 (AUD 95).

Cost of a Sunshine Coast Airport to Noosa Shuttle

The local drivers that wait outside of the airport don’t offer flat-rate fares for their services. Instead, your fare will be determined based on factors such as the time of day, the number of passengers and your exact destination in Noosa. However, the average cost for a taxi from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa is €65 (AUD 95).

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

Cost

€65 (AUD 95)

Trip Duration

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 from outside Sunshine Coast Airport.

Where do I get a taxi at Sunshine Coast Airport?

As soon as you collect your baggage and exit the arrivals hall, you will find a long line of taxis waiting at the designated taxi rank.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa is the only direct way to travel. You won’t need to navigate busy roads or carry your heavy luggage long distances. Instead, you can hop into a private vehicle the moment you leave the airport and make your way directly to the door of your hotel in Noosa in comfort.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa shuttle is the more expensive option, you can ensure a cheaper rate by booking your transfer in advance with a trusted company like Welcome Pickups.

Useful Tips

A €1 (AUD 3) surcharge is automatically added to your fare for any airport pickups.
The journey into Noosa is along a major motorway, be sure to wear your seatbelt at all times for your safety.
You can bring and store luggage that fits in the trunk of the taxi for free.

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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.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€124.0
NIGHTTIME
€149.0
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 Noosa by bus

Unfortunately, there isn’t a bus line from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa. You will first need to exit the airport compound, walk around 12 minutes to David Low Way at Sunset Strip, and then take the number 620 bus from there to Noosa. The total journey time is around 1 hour, not including waiting times and the cost is €4 (AUD 6) one-way.

How much is the bus transfer from Sunshine Coast Airport to Noosa?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the 620 bus from the David Low Way at Sunset Strip stop near Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa is €4 (AUD 6). You can pay this fare to the driver on the bus in exact change.

Cost

€4 (AUD 6)

Trip Duration

*There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the 620 bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 620 bus runs from 04:50 to 21:49.

Where do I find the bus at Sunshine Coast Airport?

The 620 bus doesn’t leave directly from Sunshine Coast airport. You will first need to walk around 850 meters out of the airport compound and across a couple of roads to David Low Way at Sunset Strip. There you will find the 620 bus to Noosa. The walk will take around 12 minutes.

Convenience

As there’s no direct bus from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa, it’s not a very convenient transfer option. You will need to drag your heavy luggage along main roads to reach the bus stop, which adds time, effort and also some safety concerns to your transfer.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with small children or large luggage items, the walk from the airport to the bus stop on David Low Way at Sunset Strip could be slightly dangerous. In this case, I suggest taking a taxi or private transfer to Noosa.

Useful Tips

Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the bus departs to ensure you get a seat.
Check the bus stop to ensure you are on the correct side of the road, heading to Noosa, not to Maroochydore.
Be sure to carry change to pay for your bus ticket, as the driver often can't break large notes.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a bus from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa?

There’s a bus that runs from close to Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa, but not directly from the airport compound. You will first need to walk around 12 minutes to David Low Way at Sunset Strip and then take the 620 bus from there to Noosa. The total journey time is around 1 hour and the cost of a bus ticket is €4 (AUD 6).

How much is a taxi from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa?

The local drivers at MCY don’t offer set-rate fares for the transfer from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa. The average cost is around €65 (AUD 95), but this is subject to change. If you’d prefer a set-rate fare so you can budget your trip, we suggest booking your Sunshine Coast Taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. 

How far is Sunshine Coast airport from Noosa?

The distance from Sunshine Coast airport to Noosa is around 41.5 km. Taking a Sunshine Coast airport taxi will take around 35 minutes to reach Noosa, while the public 620 bus will take a little longer, with a journey time of 60 minutes, excluding wait times.

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