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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 offers direct multiple daily flights from Sydney and Melbourne with airline partners Jetstar and Virgin Australia, with connecting services from all major Australian capital cities. Seasonal Auckland-Sunshine Coast (AKL-MCY) direct flights with Air New Zealand fly non-stop to Sunshine Coast Airport from June to January. 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, bus transfers, public buses and hotel shuttles.
Brisbane Airport is Queensland’s domestic and international gateway, with over 200 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 Centres on 1 3000 NOOSA (66672) or ask your accommodation provider. Contact the Noosa Visitor Information Centres.
Noosa is an easy 1 ½ hour drive north of Brisbane along the Bruce Highway. 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.
Greyhound Australia operates an extensive bus network around Australia, with Noosa a popular stop for many travellers. For details on schedules and rates visit greyhound.com.au
Trains from Brisbane and Gympie stop at Nambour and Cooroy, where Sunbus collects passengers heading to Noosa. For rail and bus timetables visit translink.com.au
Toll roads in and around Brisbane:
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.
Open a toll account or pay your toll through linkt.com.au/brisbane 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.
If you're travelling to Noosa by road, or driving around Noosa, please see below for the latest road conditions, alerts and closures.
See Noosa Council's website for emergency news and contacts, weather and road conditions in Noosa.
See qldtraffic.qld.gov.au for the latest road conditions and alerts in Queensland.