Need A Ride?

start with a quick fare estimate

1. get an estimate

Need A Ride will give you a price estimate once we have your pickup and drop off locations.

2. confirm a fixed price

If you like our starting price, add passenger numbers, luggage & child seats, and we will show you our confirmed fixed price.

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3. choose your vehicle

Next, you will see a Need A Ride fleet list with photos, fixed prices, & availability.

4. book & Pay online

Choose an available vehicle to complete your booking. Online payment options include Credit Card, PayPal or Bank Transfer.

5. Instant booking confirmation

The vehicle you choose and pay for is instantly confirmed with an email & SMS message.

6. WHAT NEXT?

You are redirected to our “Thank You” page with Frequently Asked Questions.

7. reminers sent

You will also receive an SMS & email 24 hours before your Need A Ride pickup time.

8. full refunds

We offer full refunds up to 24 hours before pickup times.

Explore our personal transport services

Anyone can be paid to drive. Need A Ride’s Chauffeurs are professional drivers hired by our clients to provide a driving service.

Backed by leading-edge technology, you will find our Chauffeurs to be irreplaceable while simultaneously invisible.

Your well-being is our number priority.

ANYWHERE, ANY SIZE, ANY DISTANCE YOU Need A RIDE

We have you covered door-to-door whether you are a couple on a weekend getaway, a family arriving on holiday, a group on a golfing tour, or you are going to a one-off special event or even a day trip to see the Whales.

Our super comfortable transfers will get you anywhere you want to take a ride without any hassle.

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FAMILIES

Picking up families visiting our beautiful Sunshine Coast is our specialty!

 

PENSIONERS

We are proud to support Pensioners with a 10% discount.

 

SINGLES, COUPLES & TRIOS

The price of two people on a shuttle bus is almost what it costs for Need A Ride’s door-to-door service.

 

GROUPS

Have a group that wants to take a ride to play on the Sunshine Coasts lush green Golf Courses. We have you covered door-to-door.

 

KIDS ALONE

If your child or children need to travel without you, even if you just need a ride home from school, and you would prefer a female driver, just ask!

 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Our Meet & Greet service is included at most airports.

Your driver will welcome you inside the terminal with your name displayed & will help you with your luggage.

CRUISE TERMINALS

Need a ride to your next adventurous journey on a cruise ship from the Brisbane Cruise Terminal?

No matter how big or small your travelling group will be, we can get you there.

special EVENTS & PARTIES

We provide private point-to-point transport to special events. 

Like a day at the races, weddings, the Footy, Cricket, Tourist Attractions, Theatres & Concerts.

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DAY TOURS & ACTIVITIES

Are you looking for something fun to do with a group of like-minded friends, family or work buddies? 

There are so many options & we can give you a ride there & back.

NEED A RIDE TO THE AIRPORT WITH LOTS OF LUGGAGE??

You can relax knowing that Need A Ride’s vehicles are cleaned and sanitised every day to the COVID Safe standards set by Queensland Health.

Your driver will professionally instal the child seats before you board the car.

Our specialty is oversize luggage so don’t hold back. We will store oversized luggage like Surf Boards, Strollers, Golf Bags, Bike Bags & Boxes in luggage trailers, or on roof racks.

A variety of booking & payment methods are also offered for your convenience.

NeedARide.Limo Kia Carnival With Luggage Trailer

need a ride’s Luxury 7-seaters

Open the Toggles For Luggage Combinations. Up to 3 Installed Child Seats & Hand Luggage Included, Depending on Luggage Amounts.

1 to 4 Passengers

Up to 10 x 20kg bags

or

Up to 6 x 20kg bags if 2 x Surf Board bags or 2 x large Strollers

or

Up to 4 x 20kg bags if 2 x Bike bags or 4 x Golf Bags

5 Passengers

Up to 6 x 20kg bags

or

Up to 4 x 20kg bags if 2 x Surf Board bags or 2 x large Strollers

or

Up to 2 x 20kg bags if 2 x Bike bags or 4 x Golf Bags

6 to 7 Passengers

Up to 4 X 20kg bags

No oversize luggage

Up to 3 installed child seats

ADD A LUGGAGE TRAILER

If in doubt about your luggage fitting, then add a luggage trailer + $20 each way.

A luggage trailer can fit an extra:

10 x 20kg Bags

or

10 x Golf Bags

or

10 x Surf Boards

or

8 x Bike Bags

or

5 x Large Strollers

* not included in price

Add these extras (by ticking the radio button) in the Extras Table when going through the cart… on the Personal Details page.

After Hours for Pick Ups Between 8:00 pm to 6:30 am

International Airport Parking 

Luggage trailer (if you can’t find an oversize luggage item to select, add it to the notes field)

Pick Up / Drop Off Keys to an Agent

Additional Pick Up / Drop Off Locations

Wait Time to Stop Somewhere Along The Way

 

Need A Ride’s Delux Minibus

Open the Toggles For Luggage Combinations. Up to 6 Installed Child Seats Included Depending on Luggage Amounts.

5 to 9 Passengers

Up to 9 x Hand luggage

Up to 7 x 20kg Bags

10 to 11 Passengers

Up to 11 x Hand Luggage

Up to 3 x 20kg Bags

12 to 13 Passengers

Up to 13 x Hand Luggage

ADD A LUGGAGE TRAILER

If in doubt about your luggage fitting, then add a luggage trailer + $20 each way.

A luggage trailer can fit an extra:

10 x 20kg Bags

or

13 x Golf Bags

or

13 x Surf Boards

or

8 x Bike Bags

or

5 x Large Strollers

* NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

Add these extras (by ticking the radio button) in the Extras Table when going through the cart… on the Personal Details page.

After Hours for Pick Ups Between 8:00 pm to 6:30 am

International Airport Parking 

Luggage trailer (if you can’t find an oversize luggage item to select, add it to the notes field)

Pick Up / Drop Off Keys to an Agent

Additional Pick Up / Drop Off Locations

Wait Time to Stop Somewhere Along The Way

hervey bay airport

Hervey Bay Airport is a leading Regional Airport servicing flights to Brisbane & Sydney.

We can transfer you to / from Hervey Bay Airport (Fraser Island) to your Noosa accommodation or home or Brisbane Airport for connecting flights.

sunshine coast airport

You can fly directly to/from Adelaide, Melbourne, Cairns, Canberra, Newcastle, Emerald & New Zealand from the Sunshine Coast Airport.

We can transfer you to/from the Sunshine Coast Airport to your accommodation or home in Noosa, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Caloundra or the Hinterland.

brisbane airport

Having both a Domestic & International Airport, you can fly just about anywhere from here.

We can transfer you to/from Brisbane Airport to your accommodation or home in the Brisbane Suburbs, Brisbane City, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast.

coolangatta airport

Also known as the Gold Coast Airport, this medium-sized airport currently services both Domestic & International flights to/from around sixteen destinations.

We can transfer you to/from Coolangatta Airport to your accommodation or home in the Gold Coast, Byron Bay or Brisbane for a connecting flight.

What do our clients think?

Professional, not overpriced and rear-facing baby seat

Tamara was so professional from the first email to pick up & drop off. Don’t look any further, very reasonable. I needed to find transport with a rear-facing baby seat. After I tried the bus transfer where you have to have the baby on your knee plus stops along the way we weren’t feeling safe doing that. So Tamara was such a great find. She met us at the gate, helped with our bags….all of them out to the car. We’d left a mobile on the plane, no problem having to wait while we had to go back and find it. Thankfully we did. Tamara helped with putting the baby into the seat and then double checking she was safe. With a few googoos to go with it. Perfect touch. Don’t bother looking for any other transport. She is the winner, I’m very fussy and I give you 10/10. So we’ll see you for our return trip in a week. Thanks again.

 

Annette Buckenara

Victoria, Australia
Jun 25, 2021

We will definitely use them again…

On-time, great communication, organisation was easy and all requests were accommodated. We have used Sunshine Coast Private Transfers before and will definitely use them again.

Scott Fishwick

EMM Consulting
St Leonards, Sydney
May 8, 2021

Eumundi market day trip for 6 holiday girls…

Loads of fun on our “ pimp my ride” bus. A fun girls day out. Easy to book. Prompt, safe travel both ways. We were even able to change our booked return pick up time with no problem at all. Thanks so much to Simon & Tamara. We highly recommend this company. Lovely customer service and drivers! APRIL 2021

Megan Holmes

Sydney, NSW
Apr 21, 2021

Reliable and convenient

Very responsive when booking and communicated very well via the booking technology platform. And when it came to the ride… Super reliable, comfortable ride, friendly service. And fun car!!

Nathan Krieger

Manly, NSW
Apr 8, 2021

Exceptional Service

Tamara was incredible. A very clean car, safe car, safe driver (in very wet conditions), friendly and the Michael Buble Christmas songs made the experience a 10/10. Thank you, Tamara, I will be recommending you to everyone! Miranda

Miranda Lansell

Melbourne, Australia
Dec 13, 2020

Wonderful driver

I organised a group of friends to be transferred to Noosa marina for a birthday party on Noosa queen boat from private residences, transfers were excellent on time, wonderful driver

Mary Laidlaw

Sunrise Beach, QLD
Dec 5, 2020

It Was So Easy & the Service Was Fantastic…

We booked a number of private transfers over the Xmas period, some further away and some overseas. Our return trip home with Sunshine Coast Private Transfers was by far the best, the whole process was easy and the service was fantastic. Would highly recommend them.

Kay Blokkeerus

Sunshine Coast Private Transfers
Little Mountain, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Jun 24, 2020

It Was Right Up There With The Best In the World…

I have had transfers all around the world and I would have to say this was the best by a mile. Great job nothing but professional you would be mad not to use them??

Glenn Cooper

Sunshine Coast Private Transfers
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Jun 24, 2020

BE AWESOME, ATTEND AN EVENT…

There is a bevy of special events happening between the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane & the Gold Coast every week. Let’s Do It!

 

the perfect ending to a perfect evening

Once you have finished enjoying your dinner, drinks and a thrilling experience at the theatre, concert, or Sporting Event one of our friendly Chauffeurs will pick you up and take you home in style.

Airport Transfers

Our professional, reliable and experienced team are proud to perform more than 4,000 private airport transfers annually, as well as private charters and personal transport in comfort and style.

We have all the advice you will ever need on the most cost-effective, comfortable & reliable Airport Transfer Service on the Sunshine Coast.

corporate events

When it comes to getting to and from your corporate events on time, we will always have your back with our reliable, affordable and efficient Luxury Van or Mini Bus Charter.

short noosa Tours

Pick-up at your accommodation by a pro driver in a luxury car to explore some of the best spots the Sunshine Coast has to offer including;

Australia Zoo, Ginger Factory, Noosa National Park & Main Beach, Sealife, Eumundi Markets, Aussie World, Hinterland Villages like Maleny and Montville, Glass House Mountains National Park, Mooloolaba Beach, Spirit House Gardens, Kenilworth Cheese Factory, Aqua Fun Parks and Kondalilla Falls.

the theater

Going to the theatre in the city of Brisbane can be a truly magical experience for many people, whether they are treating themselves, loved ones or friends to an exhilarating evening.

The theatre gives people the chance to see a piece of art come to life before their very eyes, something you cannot achieve through a movie or TV series.

There is nothing better than grabbing a bite to eat before the show and there are plenty of pre-theatre dinner packages on offer with drinks included.

Our super comfortable Luxury Transfers can help you navigate across Brisbane, and make your night.

weddings

Your guests deserve to arrive at your wedding in comfort and style, all ready and waiting to watch you exchange your vows on the biggest day of your life and enjoy the wedding with drinks and dancing.

If you are looking for the best way to get your guests to the venue on time and without all the stress and hassle, hire one of our wedding buses and let us take you anywhere on the Sunshine Coast Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

don’t worry about traffic and parking

Our professional, reliable and experienced team are proud to have performed more than 24,000 private transfers in comfort and style.

We have all the advice you will ever need on the most cost-effective charter types (per-hour, per-event, per-ride), timings, vehicle types and logistics.

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Concerts & Venues

When you are on your way to your favourite concert or entertainment centre, you should be looking forward to watching a riveting performance, not worrying about parking or traffic.

We will get you to any game or event and bring you home safely. Our experienced and professional Chaeffuer’s know the ins and outs of Brisbane like the backs of their hands.

Conferences

Spend your next corporate function nestled in the serenity of Noosa National Park, with striking views over Laguna Bay and surrounded by greenery in the heart of Noosa.

The world-class and luxurious accommodation offers an inspiring place to make and break those business deals, with a chic restaurant that offers the most glorious food and wine.

Sporting Events

The people of Brisbane love their sports and as a result, the majority of sporting events are packed.

If you do not want to spend hours looking for a parking spot and miss all of the action, you can book a private charter that can take you from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane and back.

Whether you want to head to the State of Origin, Summer Cricket or to the Races in Ascot, we can help you plan ahead so that you can cheer your team onto glorious victory.

Company Team Outings

From murder mystery outings, banquets, office talent shows to a sit-down dinner, there are plenty of ways of showing your appreciation.

We are proud to help your employees get to and from the venue in safety and style through Need A Ride’s Office Party Transportation.

spirit house cooking school

If you want to add a bit of sugar and spice to your next party, why not head to The Spirit House Restaurant and indulge in a cooking class?

Join your colleagues in a unique team-bonding session where you are taught to prepare and cook world-class Thai food before eating your creation.

Need A Ride? Let’s Do It!

Photos of Actual Vehicles will be Displayed In the Booking Sequence Prior to you Making a Purchase.

delux minivan WorkHorse

13 passenger seats, 6 anchor-points for child seats & luggage a trailer for oversize luggage ~ 3 to 13 Passengers

 

Economy vehicles

Economic 5-door hatch backs (no child seats) ~ 1 to 3 Passengers

 

buses & Coaches

Buses & Coaches Transport Up to 56 passengers (Up to 56 Pax)

 

Need A Ride Kia Carnival With Luggage Trailer

luxury people mover workhorse

7 passenger seats, 3 anchor-points for child seats & a luggage trailer for oversize luggage ~ 1 to 7 Passengers

luxury Sedans

Luxury Sedans & Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) ~ 3 to 4 Passengers

luxury people movers (MPV's)

Luxury Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs) & Minivans ~  7 to 8 Passengers

 

22 seat busses

Luxury Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs) & Minivans ~  7 to 8 Passengers

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

DO YOU PROVIDE CHILD SEATS?

Yes. When requesting a quote online you can select the number of rear-facing, forward-facing and booster child seats you require and our driver will arrive at your pickup location with them installed.

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED IN ORDER TO BOOK?

You need the following information to request a quote;

Pickup Location: Address
Drop-Off Location: Address
Pickup Date & Time: If being picked up from the airport this will be your flight arrival time
Return Pickup Date & Time: Returning to an airport allow enough travel time to arrive at the airport one hour before flight time
Passengers: The number of people in your travelling party including children
Checked Bags: The number of checked bags in your travelling party

You need the following information to book if you like the quote;

Name: The contact person in the group
Phone: A mobile phone number that will be our point of contact at pickup
Email: To receive your booking confirmations & updates
Second Email: Anyone else’s email you want to be CC’d on your email confirmation
Notes: Include anything else we need to know
Flight Numbers: We use this to track your flight’s arrival time
Flight Times: Time of arrival or departure from the airport

WHEN GETTING A QUOTE SHOULD I INCLUDE SMALL KIDS AS PASSENGERS?

Yes our ride types only have a certain number of seats and luggage space. Kids in child seats take up one of these seats so we absolutely need to know they are a part of your traveling party or else our drivers won’t be able to fit you all in.

WHAT LUGGAGE ENTITLEMENT WILL I HAVE?

Luggage entitlements are the same as airlines. One checked bag (20kg Max) and one carry on bag per passenger
Luggage entitlements are dramatically enhanced if booking our larger vehicles with a luggage trailer.

Multiple large suitcases, bikes, strollers, surfboards and golf bags are catered for by different vehicle types. When requesting online quotes quoted input the exact number of passengers and luggage in your travelling party. We only quote vehicles that can fulfil your transfer requirements.

HOW LONG WILL THE TRANSFER TAKE?

When you book online your preview page before confirming your booking shows you the distance and duration of your transfer
Visit the Need A Ride blog on our website for distance and durations of other major destinations on the sunshine coast.

We also recommend visiting Google maps on a PC or Smartphone.

Click “Directions” and select a pickup and drop off location to retrieve their distance and time estimate.

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY TRANSFER?

When checking out of our cart we ask you to select a “Payment Method” below are your options;

Bank Transfer

Book online and direct deposit money into our bank account before you transfer
Our bank account details are provided in our booking confirmation emails.

Credit Card

Enter your credit card details when booking online.

PayPal

Pay online via your PayPal account.

Invoice

Approved resellers (only) will see “Invoice” as one of their options in the cart. Select “Invoice” and we’ll send you an invoice when we receive the booking.

WHAT IF MY FLIGHT IS DELAYED?

We track your flight number to ensure our driver is there to meet your plane when it lands.

If your flight is greater than 30 minutes late our driver may have to leave the airport to fulfil their next pickup on time. Should this be the case our fleet manager will rework our roster to get the next available driver to pick you up after your plane has landed.

One of the benefits of booking through an organization like ours that has a large fleet is that you won’t have to wait long after your flight lands (it takes you a minimum 20 minutes to alight the plane and collect your bags).

Our dedicated fleet manager will communicate with you throughout. You will never be left curbside wondering what is going on?

WHAT IF MY FLIGHT IS CANCELLED?

Don’t worry!

Just let us know as soon as you know. We will have another driver at the airport to pick you up when your replacement flight lands. As long as your scheduled pickup is replaced with an alternate pickup on a replacement flight your pickup is not considered cancelled.

IMPORTANT: Our cancellation policy still applies should you want to cancel your transfer all together;

If 24-hours notice (before pickup) is provided we refund 100%.
If less than 24 hours notice is provided we will refund 50%.
If your airline does not give you 24-hours notice of cancellation, claim your 50% charged by us (to cover expenses) from the airline.

WHERE WILL I MEET THE DRIVER WHEN I ARRIVE?

Visit https://NeedARide.Website/Booking-Confirmed/ then click through for detailed instructions that match your pickup location.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T LOCATE MY DRIVER?

If travelling outside our office hours of 7:00 am to 7:00 pm… our system will send you an SMS message with your driver’s mobile phone number an hour before your pickup time.

If travelling between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm call us on 61450 590 281. If we don’t answer its because we are tending to other clients or providing logistics support to drivers…leave a message for us to call you back as soon as we are free to do so.

I CANNOT FIND A LOCATION I WANT TO BOOK?

Enter the street address and suburb into the pickup and destination fields.

If you cannot find an address try entering the address you are looking for into Google maps, see how it’s listed there. Now try again using the address listed in Google maps.

If you still can’t find it email your quote request to bookings@needaride.website.

HOW DO I CONFIRM MY RETURN PICKUP TIME?

Login to our client portal to access your booking data.

Select the “Bookings” tab to access the same information we have pertaining to your transfers, including your scheduled pickup time.

WHAT TIME WILL YOU PICK ME UP FOR MY FLIGHT DEPARTURE?

For Domestic flights, you should be at the airport a minimum of 1 hour before departure.

For international flights you should be at the airport a minimum of 2 hours before departure.

It’s best to use google maps to get a real-time estimate from your pick up location to your destination as it changes every hour. Google maps allow you to request time estimates seven days into the future, at any time of departure throughout those days.

Time recommendations into the future do not allow for unforeseen last-minute delays like traffic accidents en-route.

You should add additional safety minutes to your transfer pickup times relative to your personal propensity for risk. We always recommend playing it safe, rather than being sorry.

MY GROUP SIZE HAS CHANGED, CAN I CHOOSE A CHEAPER VEHICLE?

Yes as long as the vehicle you want to change to is available. Just login to your client account and send management an internal mail message requesting the change.

We will downsize your Ride Type and send you an UPDATED BOOKING NOTE.

DO YOU DO LATE NIGHT OR EARLY MORNING BOOKINGS?

Yes, we operate 24-7.  Our system will add a late-night surcharge to pickups or drop-offs between the hours of 20:30 & 06:00 am in order to entice our drivers to drive antisocial hours.

HOW DO I CANCEL MY BOOKING?

Your booking confirmation email has a cancel button at the bottom of it. As long as you cancel more than 24 hours before your pickup time there are no penalties.

We refund 50% of the transfer amount if not afforded a minimum of 24 hours notice.