Cheap flights from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast
Fly from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast
Ditch the city for the Sunshine Coast – jump on a direct flight with Jetstar!
|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)|
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, 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.
Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast.
How much is a...
|Whale watching cruise||AUD $65–125|
|Fish and chips||AUD $10–15|
|Maroochydore holiday apartment||AUD $200–330|
|Taxi to Maroochydore||AUD $40–50|
Top 5 attractions
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.
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.