Journey: Brisbane Airport To Sunshine Coast

If you want to take in the natural beauty of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region, you’ll probably need to stop at Brisbane airport. Brisbane airport is the gateway to the Sunshine Coast. And with international and domestic terminals, it can get you there whether you’re coming from interstate or overseas. However, getting to Brisbane airport is just part of the journey. The final stretch is a trip from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast. And if you don’t have a car, that can present a challenge.

Sure, there’re plenty of public transport options. But if you’re on a time limit, they may not suit your needs. That’s why Car Australia offers airport transfers from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast. With Car Australia, you get door to door service in a premium or luxury vehicle of your choice. It will take you straight there, and straight back, whenever you need. So for your upcoming trip from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast, choose the easy option: choose Car Australia.

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Pick up and drop off: your go to guide to get from Sunshine Coast to Brisbane airport

There’s nothing quite like the anticipation of visiting a new place. But if you’re about to visit the Sunshine Coast for the first time, you may have a few questions too. How long does it take to get from Sunshine Coast to Brisbane airport? Where will you meet your transfer? That’s why we’ve answered those questions, and more, right here!

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Here’s how long your Brisbane to Sunshine Coast airport transfer will take

Getting from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast takes an average of 75 to 80 minutes. That time will include a an hour or so travelling on the iconic Bruce Highway – Queensland’s main highway. However, if traffic conditions congest the Bruce Highway, your travel times might inflate a little. When it’s peak hour on the Bruce Highway, getting from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast can take 85 to 100 minutes. But, on the flip side, the journey can take as few as 70 minutes when there’s not much travel around. If you’re not a fan of longer car rides, we recommend timing your arrival and departure times to avoid peak hour.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Brisbane Airport to Sunshine Coast – 85 minutes
  • Sunshine Coast to Brisbane Airport – 100 minutes

Off Peak Travel Time:

  • Brisbane Airport to Sunshine Coast – 70 minutes
  • Sunshine Coast to Brisbane Airport – 80 minutes

After touching down, finding your Sunshine Coast transfer is simply a matter of leaving the terminal

Brisbane airport is known as one of Australia’s most efficient. And when you touch down in Brisbane, we’re confident you’ll recognise why. Unlike other airports in Australia’s capital cities, Brisbane airport has a simple and spacious layout. In the domestic terminal, there is ample kerbside space to pick up and drop off passengers with ease. As a result, all you need to do is go directly in front of the terminal to meet your transfer in the pick up/drop off zone. If you’re travelling internationally, the layout of the terminal is a little different. Don’t worry though, it’s still very easy to navigate. The Brisbane international terminal has kerbside space on the level 2 arrivals road, and the level 4 departures road. Needless to say, getting from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast won’t be a struggle.

Sunshine Coast: with a Car Australia transfer, here’s what you can enjoy

The Sunshine Coast is one of those rare destinations that offers an entire spectrum of activities. Thanks to its abundant seaside towns, the Coast offers everything from high end shopping to surfing and fish and chips. If you want to make the most of the Sunshine Coast, good transport is a must. Each of the towns that comprise the region are scattered along a stretch of beautiful coastline. Getting between them is easy, when you have a chauffeured transfer at your disposal. And with Car Australia, that’s exactly what you get. We can drop you off anywhere in the Sunshine Coast, and collect your for your return trip to Brisbane airport.

Other Transport Options

In addition to private transfers, here’s how you can get from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast

Of course, chauffeured transfers from Car Australia aren’t the only transport options from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast. There are plenty of others too, which all offer varying degrees of affordability and convenience. To help you decide, we’ve listed a few below.

How to get from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast

First, let’s take a look at how to get from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast. It’s a relatively straightforward journey that begins about 14km northeast of the Brisbane CBD – that’s where the airport is located. From there, your journey will take you along the Gateway Motorway. That motorway eventually joins with the Bruce Highway, which will take you north to the Sunshine Coast. It’s about as straightforward as it gets, but there’s some ground to cover!

Taxis from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast: pros and cons

When you think airport travel, one of the first things to come to mind is always a taxi. They’re more abundant than any other form of transport the airport has to offer, which is certainly a bonus. But what about their cost? Taxis charge on a metred basis, so you never quite know how much it’ll set you back. If your travelling over long distances, such as that between Brisbane airport and Sunshine Coast, the cost can be prohibitive. There’s also the wait; taxi ranks are notorious for filling at peak periods, and taking a while to drain.

Brisbane airport trains are a great option to Sunshine Coast, but do they match Car Australia’s transfers?

Trains are among the most reliable forms of public transport, and transport in general. They’re immune to the traffic conditions that can hold up so many other transport forms. But they also have a lot of stops to make. And as well as that, they aren’t direct. Getting from Brisbane airport to Sunshine Coast by train will involve transfers, and a long walk once you arrive!