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Sunshine Coast Taxi

Unbeatable price for your Sunshine Coast Taxi Service


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Sunshine Coast Taxi Service

The Sunshine Coast is a stunning beach area in Queensland Australia. Known for its year-round surf, wide stretch of beach, laid back lifestyle and flourishing nature reserves, the Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy a beach vacation. However, this amazing place is very vast, so getting from point A to point B can be challenging. That’s why we recommend taking a Sunshine Coast taxi for all your journeys. You can easily hail a taxi in the street, walk to one of the official taxi ranks, call a phone dispatch company or book your Sunshine Coast taxi service in advance. 


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
white vehicles with a signature taxi roof sign and its light on

How Much are Sunshine Coast Cabs?

All Sunshine Coast cabs must use a taximeter to calculate the cost of your journey. The official fares that all taxi companies and drivers must adhere to are set and monitored by the Queensland Government. The cost of your journey will depend on the time of day and distance you travel, but it will be calculated as follows:

Day base fare (07:00 – 19:00): €1.90 (AUD 2.90)

Night base fare (19:00 – 07:00): €2.80 (AUD 4.30)

Price per km: €1.40 (AUD 2.15)

There will also be additional charges for things such as booking a Sunshine Coast taxi by phone (€1 (AUD 1.50)), travelling on a public holiday (€0.90 (AUD 1.40)) and keeping your driver waiting (€0.50 (AUD 0.79) per minute). 

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How to Get a Sunshine Coast Taxi

Getting a Sunshine Coast taxi couldn’t be easier. If you’re in a town centre, you can easily hail a cab in the street by sticking out your arm when you see an empty vehicle. There are also ‘secure taxi ranks’ located in certain areas in Sunshine Coast that are complete with CCTV cameras. The main secure taxi ranks can be found in Caloundra on Minchinton Street, outside Oceans on the Esplanade in Mooloolaba and in Noosa, outside the car park between Noosa Parade and Hastings Street.

If it’s late at night or you’re out of the town centre, you can also call one of the phone dispatch Sunshine Coast cabs to pick you up. Please be aware that this service does have an extra charge of €1 (AUD 1.50). Some of the phone dispatch Sunshine Coast taxi services are:

Suncoast Cabs: +61 07 5441 8888

Range Taxi Service: +61 07 5494 3354

ExecuCab: +61 07 5451 0066

Glasshouse Taxi Service: +61 04 1394 8076

Benefits of Booking Your Sunshine Coast Taxi with Welcome

There are many Sunshine Coast taxi services that are available 24/7, however, if you’re travelling during peak times, major holidays or bad weather, there can be extremely long wait times for a taxi. That’s why we recommend pre-booking your Sunshine Coast taxi for no hidden costs with Welcome Pickups. We offer guaranteed on-time pickups, fully-trained drivers, modern vehicles and unbeatable prices. Let Welcome take care of all your Sunshine Coast transfer needs, so you can get back to enjoying the ultimate beach vacation in Australia. 

Sunshine Coast Taxi Tips

  1. The base fare for taking a taxi during the night is higher than during the day, ensure your driver sets the taximeter to the correct fare.
  2. If you choose to call for a phone dispatch taxi, you will be charged an extra €1 (AUD 1.50) on top of your fare.
  3. Taxis in Sunshine Coast don’t come with a child seat as standard, but you can bring and fit your own for free.
  4. Tipping your Sunshine Coast taxi driver is completely optional but always appreciated if they did a good job.

Wheelchair Accessible Sunshine Coast Taxi Service

Although not all taxis in the Sunshine Coast are wheelchair accessible, many taxi companies have joined the Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) set in place by the Queensland Government to provide affordable transport for people with disabilities and wheelchair users. Suncoast Cabs have a fleet of 28 vehicles that are all fully wheelchair accessible and available 24 hours a day. Each of their vehicles can hold up to 2 wheelchairs at once. You can call to request a wheelchair-accessible taxi from Suncoast Cabs by calling +61 07 5441 8888.

Sunshine Coast Cabs Safety and Complaints

Taxis on the Sunshine Coast are very well maintained and regulated by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). All public use vehicles and drivers must adhere to strict State issued guidelines. However, if you do experience any issues during your journey, such as a rude driver, being overcharged or feeling unsafe, you can make a claim directly to the Queensland Government by emailing [email protected].

Frequently asked questions

Are Sunshine Coast taxi prices high?

Sunshine Coast taxi prices are well regulated and fairly priced compared to the rest of Australia. There’s a base fare of €1.90 (AUD 2.90) during the day, €2.80 (AUD 4.30) at night, and a price per km of €1.40 (AUD 2.15). However, if you’d prefer to book a Sunshine Coast taxi service with a set-rate fare, we suggest booking in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Do you need to tip your Sunshine Coast taxi driver?

No, as with most things in Australia, tipping your Sunshine Cost taxi driver is completely optional. However, if they gave great service, you can round up to the nearest AUD or add on a couple of Australian Dollars to your final fare. 

Is the Sunshine Coast taxi service reliable?

Yes, on a whole, Sunshine Coast cabs are very well regulated and maintained by the Queensland Government. However, if you do experience any issues during your ride or feel your driver used the wrong base fare, you can report it to the appropriate authorities by emailing [email protected].

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