Getting here

Getting to Noosa

Located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, travelling to Noosa from anywhere in Australia is easy! Once you’re here there are many ways to get around. See Noosa from the water, on two wheels or four, or climb on a local bus and let someone else do the driving. If you’re feeling more adventurous you can even charter an aircraft or helicopter - see our Getting Around page for some great ideas and contact information.


Sunshine Coast Airport is serviced by five airlines, offering direct flights from a variety of destinations across Australia and Auckland (operated by Air New Zealand seasonally). Multiple flights from Sydney and Melbourne (Tullamarine) operate each day with Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia, while Adelaide is serviced three times a week with Jetstar. The newest airline servicing Sunshine Coast Airport, is low-cost carrier Bonza, which offers direct daily flights from regional domestic destinations including Cairns, Townsville, Whitsunday Coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Albury, Melbourne (Avalon), Melbourne (Tullamarine), Mildura, Darwin and Launceston.

Noosa is a convenient 30-minute drive north of Sunshine Coast Airport and there are plenty of transport options from the airport including rental cars, taxis, Ubers, bus transfers, public buses and hotel shuttles.

Brisbane Airport is Queensland’s domestic and international gateway, with hundreds of flights departing and arriving daily. There are a number of bus services, private transfers and hire car options from Brisbane Airport to Noosa.

To find out more or to book a transfer to or from Noosa, please call our Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA (66672) or ask your accommodation provider.

Airport Transfers


Noosa is an easy 1 ½ hour drive north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway. Greyhound Australia operates an extensive bus network around Australia, with Noosa a popular stop for many travellers. For details on schedules and rates visit

How to get here

If you are driving to Noosa, take the turn-off at Eumundi and follow the signs along the Eumundi-Noosa Road. If you’re arriving from the North, Noosa is around 1 hour south of Gympie. Just continue on the Bruce Highway out of Gympie and turn off at Cooroy then follow the signs along the Cooroy Noosa Road until you reach Noosa.

Road conditions

If you're travelling to Noosa by road, or driving around Noosa, please see below for the latest road conditions, alerts and closures.

IN NOOSA: See Noosa Council's website for emergency news and contacts, weather and road conditions in Noosa.

: See for the latest road conditions and alerts in Queensland.

Toll Roads

Although there are no toll roads in Noosa or the Sunshine Coast, there are five toll roads in and around Brisbane. If you travel on any of them on your way to and from Noosa, you can pay the toll online before you travel or up to 72 hours after travel – there are no toll booths or toll gates and the tolls are automatically calculated as your vehicle passes each toll point. Costs vary depending on the road and type of vehicle. Failure to pay incurs a fine.

Toll roads in and around Brisbane:

  • AirportlinkM7: Brisbane’s northern suburbs, connects to northern arterials
  • Clem Jones Tunnel (CLEM7): Use it to bypass Brisbane's CBD
  • Gateway Motorway: Main Brisbane bypass route from Sunshine Coast to Gold Coast, Ipswich and beyond. Access to Logan Motorway, Pacific Highway, Bruce Highway, Port of Brisbane, Brisbane Airport and Brisbane Entertainment Centre
  • Go Between Bridge: Accesses South Bank, West End, Caxton St and Park Rd, Brisbane
  • Logan Motorway: Connects Logan, Brisbane and Ipswich

Open a toll account or pay your toll through or phone 13 33 31. Accounts can be used on any toll road in Australia and passes are valid for all toll roads in Queensland.

Tags issued by other Australian toll road operators can be used on Queensland toll roads. If you hire a vehicle, please check with the rental company about their tolling arrangements. If you would like to buy a pass in person, CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR NEAREST RETAILER.

For more information on tolls, please CLICK HERE.


Catch Queensland Rail's Travel Train from Brisbane and Gympie to Nambour or Cooroy, then bus to Noosa.

Trains from Brisbane and Gympie stop at Nambour and Cooroy, where Sunbus collects passengers heading to Noosa. For rail and bus timetables visit

Contact Us

To find out more about how to get to or from Noosa, please call our Visitor Information Centre on 1 3000 NOOSA (66672) or ask your accommodation provider. Contact the Noosa Visitor Information Centre.

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