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Car Hire in Sunshine Coast

Alpha Car Hire Sunshine Coast Location

+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.


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

Sunshine Coast Unbound: Affordable Car Hire at Maroochydore

Sunshine Coast adventures await, and Alpha Car Hire is your key to unlocking them affordably! We offer the best car rental deals sunshine coast around, with a diverse fleet to suit any trip. Whether you’re seeking a cheap car rental sunshine coast for exploring charming towns or a spacious SUV for conquering scenic drives, we have you covered.

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Alpha Car Hire Sunshine Coast Reviews

People can’t stop raving about Alpha Car Hire! Don’t just take our word for it – check out our stellar reviews and see why we’re the Sunshine Coast’s favorite car rental company.

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.
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!

Choose Your Perfect Sunshine Coast Rental Car

Alpha Car Hire offers the perfect Sunshine Coast adventure ride, from fuel-efficient hybrids to spacious SUVs, so you can create lasting memories on your Sunshine Coast getaway:

Passenger Cars Available

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid Car Rental

Save on fuel and embrace the Sunshine Coast’s eco-conscious spirit with our hybrid vehicles.

Spacious SUVs

Hyundai Tucson

Gather your team, equipment and desire for adventure. Explore different terrains comfortably with enough room for all people and gear.

Sleek Sedans

Kia Cerator

Travel along the coast with elegance and ease. Ideal for enjoying landscapes and visiting towns.

Compact Cars

Small Car Rental

Navigate city streets and delightful towns with ease. Find convenient parking and benefit from excellent fuel economy for a cheap car hire sunshine coast option.

Versatile Hatchbacks

It is the ideal combination of compactness and spaciousness, providing ease for city navigation and ample space for weekend trips.

Commercial Cars Available in Sunshine Coast


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Pack your equipment and go to the beach, explore paths or work hard at construction sites with our strong and flexible utility vehicles. They are ideal for all kinds of adventures on the Sunshine Coast, whether they are large or small.

Moving Vans

If you are changing homes, need to carry large objects or have bought many things at once, our moving vans provide the necessary room and features that make your task easier.

Moving Trucks

For the really big moving jobs, our trucks have the strength and room to carry heavy machines, pieces of furniture or many items at once.

Don’t see the exact vehicle you need? No worries! See our Complete Fleet!

Exclusive Sunshine Coast Car Rental Deals

Tired of hidden fees and booking hassles? Alpha Car Hire offers unbeatable deals on Sunshine Coast car rentals, PLUS exclusive perks you won’t find anywhere else.

Sunshine Coast Car Hire Made Easy with Alpha

Renting a car on the Sunshine Coast should not cause stress. Alpha Car Hire provides an easy guide to help you quickly start driving along the coastal routes:

Choose Location &

Please specify the place you wish to get your car from and when you will be travelling.

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Sunshine Coast Journey

Improve your Sunshine Coast trip by adding options like seats for children, navigation system or racks for surfboards because it’s the Sunshine Coast.

Select the Ideal Car
For Your Trup

Pick from economical hybrid vehicles to SUVs prepared for adventure and get a vehicle that suits your trip on the Sunshine Coast.

Flexible Payment

For ease of payment, we take all the major credit cards, Google Pay and PayPal.

Drive with Confidence
(Optional Protection)

Get extra security while driving by including things like help on the road for a worry-free journey along Sunshine Coast.

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Double-check everything and get ready to explore the Sunshine Coast at your own pace!

Why Choose Alpha Car Hire for Sunshine Coast Rentals?

Alpha Car Hire has many different cars you can choose from for any kind of event on the Sunshine Coast. If you are going by yourself, with your family, or for work reasons, we provide the ideal car that will fit what you need.

Comprehensive Vehicle Options

Enjoy a variety of vehicles to suit your budget and adventure plans, from compact cars for navigating charming towns to SUVs for conquering scenic drives.

Effortless Booking,
Seamless Exploration

Skip the paperwork hassle with our user-friendly booking system. Get behind the wheel and start exploring the Sunshine Coast’s wonders faster.

Competitive Rates

Alpha Car Hire offers a variety of rental cars to suit your Sunshine Coast adventure, all at competitive rates. This makes exploring the stunning coastline, charming towns, and lush hinterland affordable for any budget.

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Skip the Sunshine Coast Airport Lines

Skip the complications of airport travel. Alpha Car Hire offers easily accessible spots all over the Sunshine Coast, helping you save time and money. Avoid crowded airport counters and expensive charges by selecting a collection point close to the town or in the suburbs. Look through our range for a cost-effective and relaxing car hire experience.

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Sunshine Coast Airport car hire

Skip the wait and hit the Sunshine Coast beaches faster! Book your convenient airport pick-up car rental today!

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Popular Car Pickup Locations

Start your Sunshine Coast adventure smoothly with a car rental from Alpha Car Hire. Pick up your car conveniently at one of our many locations across Australia.

Brisbane Airport

Gold Coast Airport

Logan City

Sydney Airport

Melbourne Airport

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Get answers to frequently asked questions about Sunshine Coast car rental, including identification requirements, insurance options, and minimum age to rent.

To drive on the Sunshine Coast, you must have a proper driver’s license from your own country and if necessary, an International Driving Permit. Also, bring your passport and the credit card you booked with, should it be relevant.

The prices we offer for hiring a car are quite good and change based on the kind of vehicle, how long you rent it, and what time of year it is. For an estimate on renting a car at Sunshine Coast from us, please go to our website.

Typically, the basic rent includes usual driving distance (look at your Sunshine Coast rental for specific information), registration of the vehicle and standard insurance (see following question for more).

Alpha Car Hire offers three car rental insurance options: Standard Liability Protection, Premium Protection, and Deluxe Protection Package. Here’s a breakdown of each option to help you decide which one is best for you:

  • Standard (Free): Covers most damage, but you’re on the hook for up to $4400. 
  • Premium ($30/day): Lowers your risk to $750 and adds windshield/tire coverage, but not for locals. 
  • Deluxe ($38/day): Minimizes your risk to $250 and includes everything (except for locals). 

Choose based on your risk tolerance and budget! 

Different car classes may have varying minimum age limits; usually, this is 21 years with an authentic driving permit.

Alpha Car Hire does have a convenient pick-up location on the Sunshine Coast, situated near the airport at 90 Aerodrome Rd, Maroochydore QLD 4558. This location allows you to quickly pick up your car and begin your Sunshine Coast adventure.

Alpha Car Hire offers competitive rates and promotions year-round. Check out our current deals or browse our selection of fuel-efficient vehicles and compact cars for the most budget-friendly options.

Alpha Car Hire is committed to offering unbeatable deals, a variety of vehicles, and exceptional customer service. Browse our selection of cars and deals to find the perfect fit for you!

Rental car prices can vary depending on the car type, rental duration, and season. Alpha Car Hire offers transparent pricing – check out our rates online or contact our friendly team for a personalised quote.

We offer a wide range of vehicles to suit any adventure, including:

  • Compact cars & Fuel-efficient hybrids (great for budget-minded travellers)
  • Sleek sedans & Spacious SUVs (ideal for comfort and style)
  • Utes (perfect for adventurous getaways)
  • Moving vans & Trucks (for hauling large items)

Alpha Car Hire offers competitive rates and promotions year-round. Check out our current deals or browse our fuel-efficient vehicles and compact cars selection for the most budget-friendly options.

The best deal depends on your specific needs and travel style. We offer a variety of vehicles to suit different budgets and preferences. Please browse our selection or contact our friendly customer service team to find the perfect car and deal for you.

No way! Alpha Car Hire is committed to transparent pricing. We won’t hit you with any surprise fees – what you see is what you pay.

Absolutely! Our Maroochydore branch (90 Aerodrome Rd) is conveniently located to kick off your Sunshine Coast adventure.

In most cases, you’ll need a valid driver’s license, a credit card in the driver’s name, and proof of identity. Requirements may vary slightly, so check with us if you have any questions.

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