Fly from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast

Ditch the city for the Sunshine Coast – jump on a direct flight with Jetstar!

Flight facts

Average direct flight time 2 hours and 20 minutes
Average distance by plane 900km
Departure airport* Melbourne Airport (MEL)
*Also indirect from Avalon Airport (AVV)
Arrival airport Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
Aircraft Airbus A320-200

Need to know

Flight time from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast
The average flight time for direct flights from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast by plane
The average distance by plane from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast is 900 kilometres.

Time difference between Melbourne and Sunshine Coast
From March to September, Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast are in the same time zone (AEST: UTC +10). During Daylight Savings (October–April) Melbourne (AEDT: UTC +11) is 1 hour ahead.

Number of airports in Sunshine Coast
There’s one airport: Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY).

Distance from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore
The airport is 10 kilometres from Maroochydore.

Transport from Sunshine Coast Airport to Maroochydore or Noosa
Transport includes rental car, tax, shuttle bus, limousine and public bus.

Noosa National Park coastline, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast travel tips

Where can I go to relax on the Sunshine Coast?
As soon as you land, you’ll feel yourself exhale. Take it to the next level with these top relaxing things to do, including yoga, paddleboarding and wellness walks.

What ‘once in a lifetime’ experience could I have on the Sunshine Coast?
You can go swimming with whales off the coast of Mooloolaba – a wondrous, unforgettable experience.

What is there to do in Mooloolaba?
Apart from swimming with whales? This coastal town is a breezy spot that’s all about the water – dive into fresh seafood, salt therapy and coastal walks with our Mooloolaba must-do list.

Can you recommend any good bars on the Sunshine Coast?
From beers in skate shops to cocktails at the yacht club and everything in between, there’s a bunch of super-fun happy hours to indulge in on the Sunshine Coast.

What are the best things to do in Noosa?
Visit the beautiful artists’ market, head to scenic lookouts, swim, dine at picturesque restaurants – local Katie Noonan shares her recommendations.

Aerial view of beachfront hotels. Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast.

How much is a...

Cappuccino AUD $4–5
Whale watching cruise AUD $65–125
Fish and chips AUD $10–15
Maroochydore holiday apartment AUD $200–330
Taxi to Maroochydore AUD $40–50

Things to do on the Sunshine Coast

Pristine coastline just minutes away from lush hinterland, fresh local produce and superb cuisine, exhilarating events and world-class attractions – the Sunshine Coast is like nowhere else in Queensland.

Find the best things to do and places to see on the Sunshine Coast

Weather and when to go

The Sunshine Coast is perfect for an action-packed holiday any time of the year. Temperatures average 28°C in summer in the coastal region; it’s slightly cooler in the hinterland. During the winter months, the average daytime temperature is 20°C and evening brings a cooler 10°C.