Roads and Transport

Travel Times by Road

The table below indicates minimum travel times between Sunshine Coast Destinations and the airport.  When planning travel please allow at least this amount of time and for the potential of unforeseen delays.

From Travel Time
Caloundra 40 mins
Maleny/Montville 50 mins
Maroochydore/Mooloolaba 15 mins
Coolum 10 mins
Noosa 40 mins
Gympie 1 hour
Brisbane 1 hour 10 mins

Bus Services

There are two main bus services used on the Sunshine Coast:

  • SunBus for getting around the Sunshine Coast, check out their website for the bus schedules and routes– see
  • SunAir for transport between the airports – see


The rail in Queensland is generally used for transport between major centres.  There is no local rail transport, but it can be useful to get to and from Brisbane without a car (and can be quicker than driving).