The Best International Airport Parking Options In 2024
— Updated on 4 April 2024

The Best International Airport Parking Options In 2024

— Updated on 4 April 2024
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International travel is exciting with lots to look forward to. That is, once you find a car park or free shuttle service to the international terminal for check-in.

Here, we explore short-term and long-term parking options at Australia’s busiest international airports.

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How to find the best airport parking options

Australian international and domestic airports offer a wide range of on-site parking options and parking services. There are also many self-park companies offering low-cost parking spots with easy access to the airport terminal by shuttle bus.

You can book parking over the phone or online for guaranteed best rates in a terminal car park. Options can include value car parks, valet parking, and premium parking.

Let’s take a look at parking options at eight of Australia’s busiest international airports.

  1. Melbourne Airport – Tullamarine (Commercial Inclusion)
  2. Sydney Airport – Kingsford Smith
  3. Brisbane Airport
  4. Adelaide Airport
  5. Perth Airport
  6. Hobart Airport
  7. Darwin Airport
  8. Canberra Airport

Melbourne Airport – Tullamarine (Commercial Inclusion)

Melbourne Airport car park has a lot of options for international drop-offs and pick-ups. Melbourne Airport parking options include:

  • Value Parking — A great low-cost option for the budget-conscious, with access to all terminals within minutes. Free 24/7 shuttle bus every 15 minutes to the Terminal.
  • Value Express — Upgrade to Value Express for a one-time fee. Then, simply drive up to the Value Car Park and they’ll park your car for you. When you return, they’ll locate your car and bring it back to you. Spend less time looking for a car spot.
  • Terminal Parking — Experience the convenience of Melbourne Airport’s Terminal Car Parking. The first 15 minutes are free with direct access to Terminals 1, 2, and 3 via the link bridge. Located just 100 metres from Terminal 4.
  • Valet Parking — Valet Car Parking provides the ultimate parking experience. Located on Level 2 in the Terminal 1, 2, & 3 Car Park. The Melbourne Airport valet parking customer service team take care of the car while you check in.
  • Premium Parking — Located only a few minutes’ walking distance to the terminals and check-in counter, Melbourne Airport’s Premium Parking offers travellers the ultimate undercover parking experience.
  • Business Parking — The Business Car Park is a great choice for Qantas travellers looking for a prime position park. Located just 50 metres from Terminal 1.
  • Qantas Valet Parking — The ultimate parking experience with direct access to Terminal 1 and car cleaning services available. Located on the Ground Floor (arrivals level) of the Qantas domestic terminal.

Sydney (Kingsford Smith Airport)

Sydney Airport car parks are located within walking distance of the terminals. Travel stress-free knowing your vehicle is parked in a protected, safe, and secure car park. You can save up to 70% on parking when you pre-book online. Sydney Airport car parks include:

  • P7 Car Park — Start your trip right with convenient, secure parking at the P7 car park just a few minutes walk from the T1 International terminal.
  • P7 Premium Pre-Booked Parking — The fast and convenient P7 International car park self-park option. Book online ahead of time and choose Premium Pre-Booked to secure your spot in an exclusive area close to the T1 International terminal.
  • Public Pick-Up — Pick up family, friends, or colleagues at one of the dedicated express car parks at Sydney Airport located a short walk away from the terminals. Simply drive up and stay free for 15 minutes with one entry per calendar day.

Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport boasts conveniently located parking options, no matter where you’re flying. You can ‘Park Short’ for stays less than four hours, ‘Park Long’ in the most popular parking spots in the terminal, or choose AIRPARK/AIRPARK 2. Located on Airport land, with 24-hour CCTV surveillance, AIRPARK and AIRPARK 2 are convenient and affordable Brisbane Airport parking solutions.

Adelaide Airport

As a smaller international airport, Adelaide Airport is all about convenience.

Terminal Car Park — Connected to the Adelaide Airport terminal via a covered walkway, the state-of-the-art Terminal Car Park provides secure and convenient indoor parking only a few minutes walk from the Terminal. Ticketless entry (scan your QR code to enter and exit the car park).

Long-Term Car Park — Located 5-10 minutes walk from the Adelaide Airport terminal, the Long-Term Car Park is an economical airport parking option. There are complimentary luggage trolleys, and you can book online to secure your space and the best available rate. Cancel for free up to two hours before arrival.

Perth Airport

Perth Airport aims to provide great value parking options for all budgets and timeframes.

Options include Long-Term Parking, or for just a little extra, you can enjoy the ultimate convenience of Premium Parking. Book online to secure the best price.

Perth Airport Parking Services include:

  • Long Term
  • Long Term Undercover
  • Short Term
  • Short Term Saver
  • Premium
  • Regional
  • Valet

Hobart Airport

For a smaller international airport, Hobart Airport has lots of car parking options. However, schedules can get busy and car parks fill up fast.

The solution is to book in advance to secure a car parking space at the best rate. You can cancel any time before your nominated entry day, free of charge.

Car park choices include ‘Short Term Car Park’, ‘Long Term Car Park’, and ‘Saver Car Park’, all located on Hobart Airport land.

Darwin Airport

Darwin International Airport is easy to access by car, with plenty of good value parking options when you get there.

Darwin Airport uses license plate recognition, so there’s no need to buy a ticket, and there are three car parks to choose from, all conveniently located close to the terminal.

Simply find your park and walk to the terminal. Pre-book parking online for special offers and discounts.

Canberra Airport

Canberra Airport offers convenient airport parking options close to the terminal building. Payment can be made by cash or credit card at the pay stations, or by credit card only at the exit gates.

  • Indoor Parking — There are two multi-level indoor car parks located at the terminal with direct access to the arrivals and departures levels.
  • Outdoor Parking — The outdoor car parks are great value with weekend and long-stay parking specials while located only minutes from the terminal.

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