Car Rental Sunshine Coast

+61 7 5370 2050 – Local Number

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

Quick Facts

🚗 Vehicle types Family Cars, Small Cars, Economy, Compact, SUV, Crossover, Passenger, Van, Hybrid Cars.
✅ Payment Options Pay 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.

Services

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 Day 1st January 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
AU Day 26th January 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Good Friday 29th March 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Black Saturday 30th March 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Easter Sunday 31st March 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Easter Monday 1st April 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Anzac Day 25th April 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Labour Day 6th May 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Royal Queensland Show 14th August 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Ekka Holiday 16th August 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
King’s Birthday 7th October 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Christmas Day 25th December CLOSED
Boxing Day 26th December 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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.

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Instructions for Sunshine Coast 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

Budget Car Rental Sunshine Coast Airport

We at Alpha Car Hire Sunshine Coast take pride in our commitment to providing customer-oriented and affordable car rental services. With our extensive range of car hire options, we can efficiently address any transportation requirement and always give an outstanding car rental experience.

If you’re after the biggest savings, you can book and pay through our website for an instant discount. Alternatively, you can reserve your car and pay later when you pick it up—no need to worry about your plans changing because you can cancel anytime.

If you’re the type who thrives on a more personal touch, we have a Concierge Service that can offer you the most flexible way to book your car, including insider info on the year’s prices and upcoming deals. Make us your travel partner for your next trip and experience the perfect balance of quality, affordability and convenience. 

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
Extras

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

Select
Vehicle Type

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

Add Driver
Details

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
Protection

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
Options

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.

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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 Car Rental Sunshine Coast

Cheap car rental to suit all needs and budgets

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Pick-Up and Return Tips for your Sunshine Coast Car Hire

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. 

FAQ's

You may request a quotation and check availability without making a reservation. Complete only the first pages of the rates and reservations process. If you wish to make a reservation at this time and with these details simply continue by pressing the “Book Now” Button.

At the end of the reservation process, you will receive a “Reservation Confirmation” page with the reservation number highlighted. You will also receive a confirmation email containing the details of your reservation and collection procedure.

Extending the rental duration is possible at time of check out or during the rental itself. You will need to contact or come in person to the nearest location. The extension is subject to vehicle availability and extra payment.

Yes, however, the person with the credit card must be on the Rental Contract as the main driver so they will need to have a current open driver’s licence written in English.

Yes. Please contact our Reservations team and they will be more than happy to help. 1300 227 473 or NZ 0800 445 492

You may receive a refund of your booking fee, minus any applicable cancellation fees. We do not charge cancellation fees for bookings cancelled more than 48 hours before pickup. Otherwise, for cancellations within or less than 48 hours of pickup, a fixed $75 cancellation fee will be applicable.

We charge a full day’s fee if the vehicle is returned 2 hours beyond the drop-off time.

For example, if a full-day rental is from 8:00 am to 8:00 am the next day, and you use the vehicle from 8:00 am to 10:00 am the next day, you exceed the 2-hour limit. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our customer service team.

To help you explore more Queensland destinations during your holiday, you can rent a car from us if you’re looking to explore East Coast Suburbs, including Gold Coast, Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Hendra, Brisbane CBD, Redcliffe, Morayfield, Caboolture, Burleigh Heads, Capalaba, Surfers Paradise, Southport, Broadbeach and Toowoomba.

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What Our Customers Say About Us

stephen gibaudstephen gibaud
23:28 13 Feb 24
Awesome customer service. Great pricing
Mirek ZkiMirek Zki
00:21 13 Feb 24
fabienne brunfabienne brun
14:09 12 Feb 24
Car rental for 15 days at very good value for moneyComfortable car adapted to my needsSimple and effective procedures for collecting and returning the vehicleClose to the airportPractical!I recommend +++👍
Rares-Stefan SulitaRares-Stefan Sulita
03:00 12 Feb 24
Fast pickup from the airport and drop on the way back. The staff was friendly, the car was what was expected. Great experience and price.
Rob EdwardsRob Edwards
00:48 02 Feb 24
Alpha provides an excellent array of well-priced, high-quality vehicles for hire. Their service - from the airport shuttle right through the collection of the car - is efficient, friendly, and generally pleasant. On return, the efficiency is magnified, and the shuttle back to the airport is timely and comfortable. The quality of the end-to-end service is very high. I highly recommend Alpha if you ever need a car hire when flying in from Brisbane.
Fernando SánchezFernando Sánchez
00:25 30 Jan 24
My partner and I rented a car for five day in our stay in the Gold Coast and the price was really good and affordable. The process to pick up and dropp off the car were also really fast and easy, and the car that they gave us was beautiful and really easy to drive!Gonna choose Alpha Car next time for sure! =)
yves liawyves liaw
00:20 30 Jan 24
The car is very good and great value for money
Bastie ChakauyaBastie Chakauya
10:33 29 Jan 24
Ivana SeibtováIvana Seibtová
12:22 28 Jan 24
Super and pleasant customs officers.
Sumesh SwaminathanSumesh Swaminathan
09:44 28 Jan 24
Excellent service and the car I rented was value for money. But the car had fungus smell and the uplostry was dirty. Apart from these the car is good to drive with family members. I recommend this company for car hire. Hope they maintain the car with cleanliness and fungus smell removed before that hand over to customers.
Karla GalpinKarla Galpin
06:02 03 Jan 24
Edited: changing from1 star to 4 because despite the email support being next to nothing - when I picked up second car and the aircon didn’t work consistently I called and explained the intermittent problems and water dripping on my feet and they replaced it the same day. Did waste a half day for me driving there and back but they fixed the problem and that’s most importantI have one positive. The airport shuttle driver was fabulous. But that’s about where it stops.- online communication is extremely poor- car was filthy- car was not full of petrolDespite making contact 3 times about the state of the car and fuel my messages have been ignored. I have left the car far cleaner than when I received it so if their cleaning fee is charged I’ll be annoyed- the warnings about the cleaning fee are quite intense and definitely makes one feel paranoid and unable to enjoy their journeys.Price was okay. Until I extended by 15 hours or so and then completely unreasonable for a car I had had to get up to an acceptable cleaning level of my first day.Photos only a few examples. Unfortunate that I picked the car up in the dark so didn’t see til the morning. On my hire next week I’ll be looking closer for sure.Do not tell me that this is not the ALPHA way and the next customer will benefit. I’d like to know how I will be compensated. And clearly the next customer won’t benefit as I haven’t benefited from all the previous comments with similar complaints.
Rushdi RamliRushdi Ramli
07:12 24 Dec 23
Customer service is good. Picking up and returning of the car is hassle free. Car is relatively new and well maintained. Price is cheaper compared to other established companies. Shuttle service is efficient. Will definitely recommend to friends and families. Rented from 9th Dec toc 2023.
Alison WarneAlison Warne
01:27 04 Dec 23
The airport shuttle was efficient. There’s a free public phone at the international airport that you can use to call for it, and we waited about 10 minutes. The purple buses are easy to spot. When we returned the car at the end of the hire the shuttle went straight away.The car was a fairly basic model with 48k km on the clock but it did the job, and was clean and in good condition. Good value. I would use them again.
DoughnutANZDoughnutANZ
09:24 28 Nov 23
Efficient check out but they missed a few comments about what grade of fuel to use and to advise me about the tire pressure warning light. Also the fuel tank in my car was not full when I picked it up.
John RylandJohn Ryland
09:12 24 Jan 23
Good cars, excellent variety and keen rates. Easy website booking. Airport pick up and drop off very good. Good people to deal with. I’ve used these guys twice and will continue on every Brisbane visit.
Simon HogbenSimon Hogben
23:36 29 Nov 22
First time hire with Alpha and I must say it was great. Much better value than other hire companies. Was reticent about the off airport location but the shuttle was easy, virtually no waiting and drivers friendly and polite. Check-in and drop off very easy as well. Again, staff were great. Car clean and no problems.
Kieran SKieran S
00:18 10 Oct 22
I used Alpha 10 years back when they had just started out and loved their service back then, so when it came time to hire another car in Brisbane I sought them out. Super pleased to see their great work has paid off and they are now a massive company but have retained the small company service and vibe. Super friendly staff from the shuttle drivers, to front desk and phones. 0800 is answered quickly unlike others. Nice vehicles and great price. Will be back for sure.
Rustam GilyazovRustam Gilyazov
03:08 27 Sep 22
Great experience renting a truck (both times). In both cases - clean interior, runs well. Hydraulic lift, A/C, cruise control were in good working order. Booked and paid online, no hassle pickup and drop off, friendly staff. Also, great price on truck rental, looks like the best in the city. Don't forget to fill that tank when returning the vehicle.
Leonie NewtonLeonie Newton
05:11 31 Aug 22
The business is located in the perfect spot in Hendra and there is a service station only metres away, making it super easy to refuel just before returning the car. The staff are quick, friendly and efficient. The car I had was relatively new and in excellent condition (although it did need a more thorough clean, which could be due to my last minute booking). The shuttle bus runs regularly and the driver was extremely helpful and considerate. Overall, I was very happy with every aspect of my first experience with them. It won't be my last!