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Book a Reliable Car Hire at Maroochydore Airport

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With a number of rental car agents on-site, you can arrive and drive from the terminal smoothly. VroomVroomVroom can help you find a reliable car hire in Maroochydore Airport by comparing deals from the country's leading agencies like Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, and Thrifty.

The Maroochydore Airport was designed in such a way that it is able to handle no less than one million passengers every year, in terms of traffic. There are many facilities offered by Maroochydore Airport, including undercover parking, rental car companies, TV monitors, baggage carousels, bus and taxi services plus a lot more.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Maroochydore Airport

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots​​7
Car rental suppliersAvis, Budget, East Coast, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​

Location Overview

Maroochydore Airport now known as Sunshine Coast Airport, is only a 17-minute drive from Maroochydore following Sunshine Motorway/State Route 70. The airport is located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast and can be found on Friendship Avenue. Maroochydore Airport is also a 1.5-hour drive from Brisbane​, the capital of Queensland via M1 route.

The airport serves as a gateway to popular tourist destinations, including Noosa, Coolum, Mooloolaba, Maleny and Caloundra. The 3 main carriers that service the airport are Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar. Open Monday to Friday from 4:15 am until one hour after the last flight and on Saturday and Sunday at 5:15 am, the airport also has multiple direct daily flights to Sydney and Melbourne, as well as season service to Auckland, New Zealand from July to October each year.

Car rental desks such as Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Europcar and Thrifty are all located in the arrivals hall of the terminal near the baggage collection belts. East Coast Car Rentals can be found off-airport but offers a free shuttle that collects and takes you to the airport. Maroochydore Airport has three car parking precincts close to the terminal. These include Short Stay, Long Stay and Long Stay Plus.

Car Rental Overview

Maroochydore Airport address: Friendship Ave, Marcoola QLD 4564, Australia

Number of on-site suppliers: 6. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty.

Number of off-site suppliers: 1. East Coast Car Rentals.

Car rental opening hours: Car rental is available from 7:30 am to 10 pm at Maroochydore Airport, 7 days per week.

Which Car Hire Locations are Open Early Or Late in Maroochydore Airport?

Need to pick up/drop off a hire car early morning or late evening? These depots have extended hours.

Enterprise logoEnterprise Adelaide Airport:
Monday from 8 am to 7:30 pm​​.
Tuesday to Thursday from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
​Friday from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm.
​Saturday from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.
​Sunday from 6:30 am to 9 pm.​
Europcar logoEuropcar Maroochydore​ Airport:
Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 7 pm.​
Friday to Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm.​
Hertz logoHertz Maroochydore ​​Airport:
Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm.​
Friday from 8 am to 10 pm​.
Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm.
Sunday from 8 am to 8:30 pm.​
Thrifty logoThrifty Maroochydore​ Airport:
Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 7:30 pm.

Customer Reviews & Feedback for Renting at Maroochydore Airport

The best way to get an idea of renting a car is to read about fellow traveller’s real recent experiences. Our team have reached out to some of our customers who recently rented from Maroochydore Airport and their experiences are shared below.

Amanda (August 2019): Amanda picked up her rental car from Thrifty at Maroochydore Airport. She booked an economy car for 7 days and rated the condition of the car a 8/10. She had a fine and easy experience in collecting and returning the car.

Why Use VroomVroomVroom to Book a Rental Car?

Aside from making things easy for our customers, here are more reasons why you should use our comparison website.

  1. Great rates - We partnered with New Zealand's leading car rental companies and compare them all to help you find the best deal.
  2. Convenience - Having a car rental at Maroochydore Airport means that you can set off right away to your chosen destination upon arrival. You can drive away anytime and anywhere you like without relying on the schedule of public transport.
  3. More pick up and drop off options - If you prefer renting a car off-airport, you can choose from several pick-up locations within and near Maroochydore to make your holiday more convenient.
  4. Excellent customer assistance - Our friendly and very accommodating customer care experts are ready to answer all your queries and help in any way we can. You can chat with them online or give them a call. Contact us today.

Driving Tips at Maroochydore Airport

Maroochydore Airport (MCY) is the main airport servicing Maroochydore City and its surrounding region. Mostly known as the Sunshine Coast Airport, Maroochydore Airport is located in Marcoola, a small suburb of the region, which is only 10 kilometres car drive away from Maroochydore City.

There are three main airlines operating at Maroochydore Airport: Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways. Even if it only has one terminal, rent a car in Maroochydore Airport which is the key to having a wonderful vacation on the Sunshine Coast, which offers an incredible amount of leisure and fun activities, including a multitude of water sport possibilities. Click here for more driving tips in Australia.

FAQs About Hiring a Car From Maroochydore Airport

Where do I collect my rental car at Maroochydore Airport?

Just proceed to the car hire desk situated in the arrivals hall of the airport terminal adjacent to the baggage collection belts. Keep in mind that car rental park is located within close proximity to the terminal, and Short Stay park can be found directly opposite the terminal.

Where do I return my rental car at Maroochydore Airport?

To return your hire car, just follow the airport signs to the assigned spot for your supplier.

Are there tolls when hiring a car from Maroochydore Airport?

There are no tolls in the vicinity of Maroochydore Airport. However, on your drive from the airport to Brisbane, be aware that declared toll roads in Queensland are all located in the greater Brisbane area. Click here​ to know how to pay tolls when renting a car.

Where is the nearest petrol station to refuel the car at Maroochydore Airport?

There are plenty of petrol stations situated close to Maroochydore Airport, including Caltex Star Mart station on Aerodrome Road. This petrol station is open from 4:30 am to 11 pm. You can also use the Vroom Fuel Price Compare​ app to search for petrol stations and prices in other nearby locations.

Do I have to wash the car before I return?

You don’t need to wash your car before you return it but be sure to keep it in the same condition as you rented it.

Explore the Top Attractions near the Maroochydore Airport

Australia Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the country, where you will see a wide range of animals. Bring your children and the rest of your family for they will be the ones who enjoy themselves here the most because they will get the chance to feed and cuddle animals like koalas, elephants and Tasmanian dogs. There are also many wildlife shows worth seeing here at the zoo after parking your rental car.

UnderWater World is one of the best aquariums and oceanariums on this planet. This is definitely a must-see, drive your rental car here because the chance of admiring the Great Barrier Reef, an amazing collection of aquatic wildlife, and marine creatures, does not come along very often.

Sunshine Plaza is the perfect place for shopping enthusiasts, featuring not only a great diversity of stores but also cinemas and numerous dining options. Simply park your rental car and roam around the plaza.

Drive your car to nearby Mooloolaba which is the name of one of Maroochydore's suburbs, but it is mainly known for the wonderful surf beach that it offers. Besides Mooloolaba, surfing passionates can also enjoy this activity on other beaches located among the 25 kilometres of golden sands that the Maroochy Shire offers, like Coolum and Alexandra Headland.

Customer Reviews Maroochydore Airport Car Hire
Rating: 4.9 / 5 based on 637 reviews
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Graham V. B.
    Date: 06 Nov 2019
    Feedback: easy to use website
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Erin C.
    Date: 25 Sep 2019
    Feedback: I was wanting to pay for the car rental here today...
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Brett L.
    Date: 30 Jul 2019
    Feedback: So much easier and quicker booking through this site than directly with the car companies. well done!
    Rating: 5/5 happy
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Robin S.
    Date: 08 Jul 2019
    Feedback: I haven't received a confirmation email - but otherwise very good.
    Rating: 3.5/5 indifferent
  • How was your booking experience?
    Reviewer: Eanna O.
    Date: 20 Jun 2019
    Feedback: Quick, easy and great price
    Rating: 5/5 happy