There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Maroochydore  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Maroochydore (MCY) MEL - MCY

$111 - $248

Cheapest option

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Brisbane (BNE) MEL - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Mooloolaba

$92 - $296

4 alternative options

Train  •  29 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 624 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Woombye, platform 1

$211 - $384

Bus, train  •  30 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra
  2. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach

$182 - $306

Bus, train via Tamworth  •  33 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
  2. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Tamworth Station 223
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach

$178 - $254

Drive  •  20 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast 1170.8 miles

$160 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast is to fly which costs $150 - $340 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $150 - $340.

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The distance between Melbourne and Sunshine Coast is 1465 km. The road distance is 1873 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Sunshine Coast via Central Station, Brisbane, Roma Street, platform 9, and Woombye, platform 1 in around 29 h 37 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Hornsby Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $80
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Woombye, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $12
Flexifare
$15 - $22
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $95
Bus from Brisbane to Coolum Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Murrays Coaches
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
murrays.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Parramatta
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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