Car Hire Sunshine Coast Airport

Alpha Car Hire Sunshine Coast Airport

+61 7 5370 2050 – Local Number

Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 5:00PM
Sat – Sun: 8:00 AM – 2:00PM

Quick Facts

🚗 Vehicle typesFamily Cars, Small Cars, Economy, Compact, SUV, Crossover, Passenger, Van, Hybrid Cars.
✅ Payment OptionsPay Now, Pay Later, Pay over the Phone with our Concierge Service, Save with Long Term Rentals
👍 Why Alpha?The Cheapest Car Rental, Unlimited KM*, Book in Advance & Save, Prepay & Save, Discounts, Australian Owned
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Rating: 4.4 – Based on 399 combined customers’ Google reviews.


Afterhours Pick up is available on a limited case-by-case basis for Sunshine Coast Customers. Please call +61 7 5370 2050 for availability & options. Paperwork and Payment will need to be completed first via email.

Afterhours Drop Off is available on a limited case-by-case basis for Sunshine Coast Customers. Please call +61 7 5370 2050 for availability & options.

We have a spacious shuttle ready to take you to your car. Please view the map below to see where we’ll pick you up. Please give us a call once you’re ready to go so we can quickly send the shuttle your way.

There are a number of options including prepayment or paying at the counter. If you wish to prepay when you complete your reservation, select the Pay Now or Book over the Phone option to process your payment. Please be aware that even if the booking is prepaid you must present a credit/debit card at the time of collection and pay the applicable bond.

All charges will be in Australian Dollars. We cannot accept responsibility for the fluctuating currency conversion if monies outside of AUD are used.

A valid Mastercard or Visa card must be supplied at collection. Debit cards are acceptable forms of payment. You must present the physical card. The card must be in the name of the hirer. If you cannot present a card in the hirers name, please contact us for assistance.

Please note credit card surcharges may apply to your booking.

Please Note: Alpha Car Hire does not accept cash, gift cards, travel cards, diners, American Express, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or any Tap & Go options using a phone or watch.

Gain complete control of your destinations, experiences and itinerary with unlimited daily kilometres. So, get out there and start making wonderful memories with friends and family.

*Not applicable to People Movers, Moving Vans, Moving Trucks and Utes.

New Year’s Day1st January7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
AU Day26th January7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Good Friday29th March7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Black Saturday30th March8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Easter Sunday31st March8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Easter Monday1st April7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Anzac Day25th April7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Labour Day6th May7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Royal Queensland Show14th August7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Ekka Holiday16th August7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
King’s Birthday7th October7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Christmas Day25th DecemberCLOSED
Boxing Day26th December7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunshine Coast Airport Car Hire: Compare & Save Big!

Landing at Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) and needing wheels to explore? Look no further! Alpha Car Hire offers a seamless car rental experience right near the airport, getting you on the Sunshine Coast adventure in minutes.

Our strategic location near Maroochydore Airport ensures a stress-free start to your journey. Enjoy the convenience of picking up and dropping off your rental vehicle just moments away from the airport, setting the stage for an effortless adventure.

Sunshine Coast Airport: No lines, just sunshine & open roads.

Guaranteed lowest prices with direct booking.

Unleash your Sunshine Coast freedom

The Alpha Advantage: Why Choose Us?

Fast & Easy

Avoid Sunshine Coast Airport car rental queues! Our convenient location near the airport and complimentary shuttle service eliminate the hassle.

Great Value

We pride ourselves on offering competitive rates, with options to suit every budget.

Wide Range of Vehicles

You can pick a car near Sunshine Coast Airport From compact cars to family SUVs, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your Sunshine Coast adventure.

Stress-free Rental

Relax and enjoy the Sunshine Coast! Our easy booking process and friendly staff ensure a smooth car rental experience.

What Our Customers Say About Us

Simone JonesSimone Jones
00:07 17 May 24
Great friendly & helpful staff! Great value for money! Highly recommend Alpha Car Hire Sunshine Coast 🙂
Rob HarperRob Harper
22:16 15 May 24
Great customer experience, competitive pricing and an overall great experience. I would highly recommend Aloha Car Hire.
Reg HallReg Hall
00:07 14 May 24
Great service and good value 👍
Eth CookEth Cook
22:51 02 May 24
Great service the best on the Sunshine Coast
craig tilleycraig tilley
19:43 02 May 24
Good experience all round. Cost of car hire was reasonable. Staff were friendly and helpful, car was clean, tidy and ready for me upon my arrival. I have hired from this company several times when I travel to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne.
Herry NagawidjajaHerry Nagawidjaja
10:32 05 Apr 24
Value for money for rental car.I have rented car for 3 days from Alpha Car hire. The experience was fantastic from arribing in airport and got pick up with shuttle to the rental place, a very quick service and good customer service and the car also very clean. Very happy with the service and I will use again if needed rental car here.
23:48 19 Mar 24
Perfect car hire experience. We booked initially because it was great value for money. The shuttle to take us from the airport to our car was punctual (and we were the only ones on it!). When we got there it was friendly, easy and quick. Our security bond was released as soon as we returned the car (which I have previously had a lot of trouble with other car hire places who take far too long). Would 100% recommend
03:19 03 Mar 24
We highly recommend Alpha for car hire. Our own car broke down and we hired a car from the Sunshine Coast Alpha to drive to Brisbane to look at car yards. The staff at Alpha were friendly, helpful and professional. The office was clean and well presented. The car we hired was perfect, clean, near new and very economical on fuel. Compared to other local hire car options Alpha were the best priced and had the best times for pick up and drop off. Can not fault them, a very easy process.
Jona TaylorJona Taylor
02:34 12 Feb 24
Upon a tribal was collected by shuttle and taken to the office. All photos of the car - keys and paperwork were ready for our arrival. Even though 2 separate groups on the shuttle - 2 desks were set up so no queue required. It was so easy. Car was economical and in lovely condition. Drop off no issues - just a simple process. Highly recommend.

How to get to Alpha Car Hire from Sunshine Coast Airport

Your car hire Maroochydore Airport is conveniently located 15 minutes from the terminal.

We provide complimentary shuttle service from your terminal to our facility which operates every 30 minutes.

Instructions for Sunshine Coast Airport Shuttle Bus Service

  1. Once you collect your luggage and are ready to go, please call 07 5370 2050, so we can send the Shuttle Bus on its way to pick you up.
  2. Once outside terminal, turn left and walk towards the Bus & Coach area.
  3. Once in the Coach area, look for the Purple Bus which will be parked in Bay 5 or 6.
  4. Our Shuttle Bus can take up to 9 people at once.
  5. If your flight is delayed, please notify us as soon as you can so we can provide you with an after-hour pick-up instructions.
Sunshine Coast Airport Shuttle Bus Map

Easy Booking Process

Here’s a run-through of our quick booking process: 

Select Location &
Travel Dates

Choose a branch near you and your date and time of travel. Our five locations are located strategically near airports and transport hubs.

Add Optional

We offer flexible extras that cater to all your needs, including child & booster seats, roadside assistance, extra drivers and much more.

Vehicle Type

Choose your preferred vehicle to meet your transportation needs. We offer commercial and passenger vehicles to suit all your requirements.

Add Driver

Fill out a short form with your name and contact information so we can get you out on the road faster when you come and pick up your vehicle.

Choose Liability

Discover the perfect protection tailored to your personal needs from our wide range of options. Know that you’re safe from untoward events.

Select Payment

You can choose to pay online after you book or upon pickup. We currently accept VISA and Mastercard debit and credit cards, Google Pay and Paypal.

Exclusive Sunshine Coast Airport Car Rental Deals

Unlock the best rates for your Sunshine Coast trips with our exclusive deals and ongoing promotions. By booking directly with us, you not only secure budget-friendly rates but also enjoy the simplicity of a direct booking process

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Skip the Maroochydore Airport Queues

Forget about long airport car rental queues and jump to the good part of your holiday with an off-airport car hire. With us, you can skip the Sunshine Coast Airport car rental counters and sit back while our free shuttle takes you directly to your vehicle. Our fleet of modern and air-conditioned airport shuttles will give you the chance to chat it up with our drivers for some first-hand local insider information. Onboard, you’ll also have ample time to finish your online check-in, so once you arrive at our branch, you’re all set to collect your keys and car!

Budget Rental Cars in Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport

Explore the Sunshine Coast with Our Diverse Fleet

Discover the Sunshine Coast in a vehicle that suits your preferences. Our fleet showcases various car categories, sizes, and features, ensuring you find the perfect match for your travel adventures.

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Pick-Up and Return Tips

From the moment you pick up your car all the way to drop off, our primary goal is to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable car rental experience. Upon booking your car, you’re already provided with an Online Express Check-In to save you from filling out forms at the branch. Once it’s time to pick up your car, simply present a valid driver’s license and a credit card for your security bond, and you’re on your way to a great holiday.  

Returning the car is as simple. There shouldn’t be any delays as long as the vehicle is in the same condition as you picked it up and with a full tank of petrol. As for your security bond, the return period will depend on your issuing bank’s policies.  

We’ll even remind you of your pick-up and drop-off dates via SMS so you can focus on planning and enjoying your trip. Please remember that we’re always a phone call away. Whether you’re running late or need to rent your car for a bit longer, call us at 0753702050, and we’ll assist you to the best of our ability. 

Your Sunshine Coast Adventure Awaits with Alpha Car Hire

Your Sunshine Coast adventure begins with Alpha Car Hire. Experience reliability, affordability, and a diverse fleet as you explore this picturesque region. Book with confidence and embark on a journey filled with unforgettable moments.


Alpha Car Hire boasts a convenient location just minutes away from Sunshine Coast Airport. This proximity translates to minimal downtime after your flight – you’ll be on the road exploring in no time!

Absolutely! We understand the importance of a seamless travel experience. Our complimentary shuttle service picks you up directly outside the arrivals hall at Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY), eliminating the need to wait in long taxi queues or organize additional transportation.

Booking your Sunshine Coast Airport car rental with Alpha Car Hire is a breeze! Our user-friendly website allows you to compare rates, choose your perfect vehicle, and complete your reservation online in just a few clicks.

Alpha Car Hire boasts a diverse fleet at Sunshine Coast Airport to cater to any travel style and budget. Whether you’re a solo adventurer seeking a zippy hatchback for scenic coastal drives, a couple seeking a comfortable sedan for exploring charming towns, or a family requiring a spacious SUV to conquer the hinterland, we have the perfect car for you.

Browse our extensive online selection to find your ideal Sunshine Coast Airport car rental.

Planning ahead is key! Booking your Sunshine Coast Airport car rental online in advance typically offers the most competitive rates. Additionally, we recommend checking our website regularly for special offers and promotional discounts that can help you save even more on your Sunshine Coast adventure.

Yes, with confidence! Alpha Car Hire is committed to offering the guaranteed lowest rates on Sunshine Coast Airport car rentals. If you happen to find a lower quote elsewhere, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to match or beat that price (subject to terms and conditions).

To ensure a smooth pick-up process at Sunshine Coast Airport, please have the following ready:

  • A valid driver’s license (ensure it meets all Australian requirements)
  • Your booking confirmation from Alpha Car Hire
  • A credit card in the driver’s name (some debit cards may also be accepted, but please check our website for details)

Yes, prepaying for your Sunshine Coast Airport car rental with Alpha Car Hire can often save you money. Prepayment options are available during the online booking process.

We understand that travel plans can change. Our cancellation policy for Sunshine Coast Airport car rentals is available on our website. Please review the policy details to determine any applicable fees.

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