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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT SUNSHINE COAST - AIRPORT

Popular searches from AUD 31 per day

Hyundai i20

Economy
from
AUD 31
per day *
Off Airport, 90 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore, 4558, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at AUD 216 total from May 13, 2020

Mitsubishi ASX

SUV
from
AUD 39
per day *
Off Airport, 90 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore, 4558, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at AUD 271 total from May 13, 2020

Hyundai Elantra

Standard
from
AUD 47
per day *
Meet & Greet in terminal, 10 Cessna Street, Marcoola, 4564, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at AUD 329 total from May 13, 2020

Kia Carnival

People Mover
from
AUD 80
per day *
Off Airport, 90 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore, 4558, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at AUD 559 total from May 13, 2020

Hyundai Accent

Economy
from
AUD 33
per day *
Off Airport, 3/30 Runway Drive, Marcoola , 4564, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at AUD 229 total from May 13, 2020

Suzuki Swift

Economy
from
AUD 34
per day *
Off Airport, 3/30 Runway Drive, Marcoola , 4564, QLD, Queensland
* based on 7 days at AUD 237 total from May 13, 2020

Sunshine Coast - Airport car rental ratings, reviews and contacts

Sunset Rent A Car   (9.4 / 10)

Rated No 1 based on 20 reviews.

from

AUD 40

per day *


Car
9.5
Desk
9.4
Price
9.2
Pick-up
9.4
Drop-off
9.4

  Average wait time: 17 min


  +617 5450 7031


Meet & Greet in terminal, 10 Cessna Street, Marcoola, 4564, QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at AUD 278 total from May 13, 2020

Thrifty   (8.2 / 10)

Rated No 2 based on 86 reviews.

from

AUD 54

per day *


Car
8.4
Desk
8.3
Price
7.8
Pick-up
8
Drop-off
8.5

  Average wait time: 14 min


  07 5443 1733, 07 5443 6821


Terminal Building , Maroochydore - Airport, Maroochydore , 4564 , QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at AUD 381 total from May 13, 2020

Alpha   (7.8 / 10)

Rated No 3 based on 70 reviews.

from

AUD 31

per day *


Car
7.5
Desk
8.2
Price
7.7
Pick-up
7.4
Drop-off
8.4

  Average wait time: 13 min


  +61730882976


Off Airport, 90 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore, 4558, QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at AUD 216 total from May 13, 2020

East Coast   (7.3 / 10)

Rated No 4 based on 74 reviews.

from

AUD 33

per day *


Car
7.4
Desk
7.6
Price
7.2
Pick-up
6.8
Drop-off
7.6

  Average wait time: 15 min


  1800 474 258


Off Airport, 3/30 Runway Drive, Marcoola , 4564, QLD, Queensland

* based on 7 days at AUD 229 total from May 13, 2020

About Sunshine Coast Noosa Airport (MCY)


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Address: David Low Way, Sunshine Coast, Qld (1, 4564, Qld, Ql

  Getting around

Australia’s Sunshine Coast stretches over 60 glorious miles (100 km) from the Cooloola Coast in the north to Caloundra near Brisbane in southern Queensland. As the Sunshine Coast Noosa Airport (MCY), previously known as Maroochydore Airport, is located on the northern end of the beautiful stretch of the Sunshine Coast, it provides the ideal gateway to a host of coastal resorts, gorgeous beaches, and popular holiday attractions.

As the attractions along the Sunshine Coast such as the Big Pineapple, Noosa National Park and the Australia Zoo tend to be spread out the best way to get around is by hire car. Most of the Sunshine Coast’s best hotspots can be found within just a couple hours’ drive.

Driving from the airport, it’s just a six-mile drive (10 km) to Maroochydore, the heart of the Sunshine Coast, with its excellent beaches, restaurants, bars, and shops. Alternatively, you can reach Maloolaba in just nine miles (15 km), Caloundra in 17 miles (28 km), Noosa in 25 miles (40 km) and Brisbane in 70 miles (112 km).

  Choosing your car

Airport car rental desks can be found inside the arrivals hall of the Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) terminal. You’ll find a representative from most of the main car rental companies here, such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty, and Enterprise. While it’s recommended that you book your car hire in advance for the best choice and prices, you can still hire a car on the day you arrive should you need to.

The car hire fleet has vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from compact cars, luxury and family cars to four-wheel drive vehicles and minivans. There is a choice of manual and automatic drive. Pick up the keys for a zippy 5-door Suzuki compact, enjoy the luxury of cruise-control with a Toyota Camry, or opt for more space for the kids with an 8-seater Kia people-carrier.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Sunshine Coast, Qld (1 Airport

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In Australia, cars are driven on the left-hand side of the road. Be aware that all Sunshine Coast airport car rentals will have right-hand drive vehicles.

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Drive slowly during rainy weather as the wet roads along the Sunshine Coast can become slippery. It’s advisable to check the road conditions on the Queensland traffic website beforehand.

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If you’re a foreigner, you will be able to rent a car with a valid driver’s license as long as it’s printed in English. If your driving license is not in English, you will need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Australia.

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All road signs are displayed in English and speed limits and distances use the metric system (kilometers).

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Wearing a seat belt is mandatory and strictly enforced in Australia. If you or any passenger over the age of 16 years old is found without a seatbelt, you will be fined. Children under the age of 16 years old need to be seated in the appropriate baby seat that can be booked through your Sunshine Coast Noosa Airport car rental company.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Sunshine Coast - Airport

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

At all times it is better to book your car rental before you arrive at Sunshine Coast - Airport. Discounts are rarely applied when you turn up at the pick up desk to book.

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

In short, book early when flying into Sunshine Coast - Airport, since the later you leave it, the more expensive it will become.

There’s a chance that in peak demand periods in Australia that there will be no availability. Also in low season there may be insufficient cars due to low demand. You can generally amend or cancel up to 24 hrs in advance, free of charge.

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3. Does Sunshine Coast - Airport have cars with 7 seats?

Sunshine Coast - Airport does have 7 seat vehicles depending on availability. Enter your dates in the search availability box to see what is on offer.

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Sunshine Coast - Airport to a different drop off location in Australia?

This is usually possible from Sunshine Coast - Airport but depends on the specific drop off point in Australia. You can check instantly by putting your pick up and drop off requirements into the search box.

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

It depends. If you intend to drive straight from Sunshine Coast - Airport for a short distances or in and around city or urban areas then small to mid size cars will likely be more convenient. For longer distances and greater passenger numbers with luggage, SUV’s and People Carriers (MPV’s) offer more flexibility, convenience and comfort.

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6. Is it better to rent at Sunshine Coast - Airport or off airport?

This depends on whether the savings obtained from off Sunshine Coast - Airport are better than the inconvenience in terms of time, both at pick up or on drop off. Offsite Sunshine Coast - Airport car rental companies usually offer a shuttle from and to the terminal.

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Sunshine Coast - Airport?

Generally, if you informed the car rental company of your arrival flight into Sunshine Coast - Airport they will be aware of delays. If you did not, then it is important to notify them by phone or email on the contacts provided on your voucher. Cancelled flights can result in cancelled bookings. Cover yourself with travel insurance to Australia and be prepared to make a new booking for your amended plans.

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

To avoid confusion with the car rental company at Sunshine Coast - Airport it is a good idea to inform them. Sometimes you can return the car without informing them, but you do risk a hefty rate increase without your negotiation, if you do.

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

Availability for minivans and people movers at Sunshine Coast - Airport rentals always depends on demand. Check your exact dates here.

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

It is common practice for car rental companies to upsell you to higher levels of insurance at Sunshine Coast - Airport. You can save a lot of money by using the insurance offered at Cheaperthancars, sometimes which is more than 50%. Also be aware that your travel insurance may also offer you cover for excess waiver in the event of an accident.

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11. What car types are there for rent at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

There are a range of cars available for rental at Sunshine Coast - Airport including {{sample_cars}}.

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

There is a competitive selection of rental companies offering SUV’s at Sunshine Coast - Airport including:

  • Sunset Rent A Car  Sunset Rent A Car
  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Alpha  Alpha
  • East Coast  East Coast




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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

Pricing can vary through the month of May at Sunshine Coast - Airport, but we have provided an indicative price of AUD 31 per day for a rental starting on May 13, 2020 with Alpha driving a Hyundai i20. For an exact quote enter your dates here.

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14. What SUV cars are available at Sunshine Coast - Airport in 3 months time?

There are a number of SUV models currently available at Sunshine Coast - Airport with Sunset Rent A Car, Thrifty and Alpha at prices starting from AUD 39 per day, in a Mitsubishi ASX on an example date of May 13, 2020 for 7 days. For exact quotes enter your dates and selection here.

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15. Which rental companies are there at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

We have listed a selection of 4 rental companies at Sunshine Coast - Airport. These are:

  • Sunset Rent A Car  Sunset Rent A Car
  • Thrifty  Thrifty
  • Alpha  Alpha
  • East Coast  East Coast



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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

According to feedback from our rental pick up statistics at Sunshine Coast - Airport it takes an average of 15 mins to collect your vehicle.

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

These credit cards, Visa and MasterCard are generally acceptable at Sunshine Coast - Airport, but it will depend on your car rental company. You can check by searching here.

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

Prices can vary at short notice at Sunshine Coast - Airport, but right now the cheapest car is a Hyundai Accent for pick up on Saturday morning at 10am, for 2 days costing AUD 45 per day. To search for the cheapest car at other times you can check live availability here.

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Sunshine Coast - Airport and how does this compare to others?

The highest rated car rental company in Sunshine Coast - Airport is Sunset Rent A Car with a score of 9.4 / 10. Here are the top 4:

  • Sunset Rent A Car  Sunset Rent A Car - 9.4
  • Thrifty  Thrifty - 8.2
  • Alpha  Alpha - 7.8
  • East Coast  East Coast - 7.3

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Sunshine Coast - Airport?

Yes, eco friendly cars are available to rent in Australia at Sunshine Coast - Airport. Some examples listed here are:

  • Hyundai i20  Hyundai i20
  • Hyundai Accent  Hyundai Accent
  • Suzuki Swift  Suzuki Swift
  • Toyota Yaris  Toyota Yaris
  • Toyota Corolla  Toyota Corolla