A Guide to Brisbane Airport Parking

Dec 20 19:22 2019 Alice Bedward Print This Article

If you’re flying out of Australia’s River City soon, and not sure what to do with your car, Flyparks can help. There are multiple parking options at Brisbane Airport, from short- to long-term, open air and undercover, budget and premium, so you’re sure to find a car park that suits your requirements.

Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure,Guest Posting on a tight budget or looking to splurge, here’s our guide on where to park at Brisbane Airport.


On-site Brisbane Airport Parking

If you value convenience and speed, and want to park as close to your terminal as possible, Brisbane Airport owns and manages a range of on-site car parks. You can park at the airport directly, and be within walking distance of the check-in desks. The downside to parking at Brisbane Airport is the cost; the airport’s own car parks are the most expensive options available. 

To give you an idea of the expense involved, we’ve listed some of the rates to give you a rough idea of how much each car park costs. You can always check the official website for more details. 


  • ParkShort 

Ideal for short-term parking, ParkShort is located right behind the Domestic and International Terminals. A great option for those that are heading to the airport to drop-off or pick-up passengers, ParkShort is open 24/7 and within easy walking distance of the terminal buildings.

If you pre-book your parking online, you’ll be charged $15.00 for 2 hours. If you decide to pay drive-in rates on the day, prices start from $9.00 for up to 30 minutes, and extend to $28.00 for 3-4 hours. 


  • ParkLong

The ParkLong car park is located at both the Domestic and International Terminals, and offers secure parking with 24/7 CCTV. Designed with longer stays in mind, the car park is close to the airport building and open all hours.

You’ll stand to save a few dollars when you book online and in advance, with special offers such as the $39.00 Weekend Deal. Drive-in rates start at $56.00 for 4-24 hours, while three days of parking will cost you around $96.00.


  • ParkValet

For a premium parking experience, you can opt for ParkValet, which is Brisbane Airport’s own concierge service. You can find ParkValet on Level 3 of P1 at the Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal and on Level 1 of the International Terminal.

Online rates are generally lower, especially during promotional periods. If you book at least a week in advance you can stay for $12.00/per day for trips of 10 days or more, or pay $69.00 for weekend parking. Drive-in rates start from $86.00 for 4-24 hours, and the cost of parking for three days is $126.00.


  • AIRPark Everyday

A good option for budget long-term parking, AIRPark Everyday is a little further away from the terminals. It’s an open air car park, with 24/7 CCTV surveillance. There’s a free shuttle bus service that will take you to the airport and back, which runs every ten minutes. This is the cheapest Brisbane Airport car park you’ll find at the airport itself, presuming that you pre-book online. 

Rates start at $6.00 for 1-2 hours when you book online, although you can secure long-term parking for $5.00 per day if you park for ten days or more. Drive-in rates are higher - parking for three days will cost you $59.00. 


  • AIRPark Undercover 

An online-only parking option, available at the AIRPark facility. It offers covered parking for your car, and operates 24/7. Prices are generally $5.00 to $10.00 higher per day than at the standard AIRPark Everyday car park. You can only book AIRPark Undercover online, from Brisbane Airport’s website. 



Off-site Brisbane Airport Parking

If you don’t mind taking a shuttle bus onwards to the airport, you’ll enjoy cheaper rates at an off-site car park. Just make sure you factor in extra time to park your car and catch the shuttle bus, as most off-site car parks are about ten to fifteen minutes away from the terminals. 

For a rough guide to pricing, we’ve mentioned a couple of well known car parks:


  • Andrew’s Airport Parking Brisbane 

Famous for its good old fashioned service, Andrew’s Airport Parking is the largest off-site car park in Brisbane and open 24/7. Andrew’s offers complimentary shuttle transfers to all terminals, and a range of car cleaning and servicing options at extra cost. 

One day of parking will cost you $22.00, and three days is charged at $48.00. Rates increase by $4.00/per day if you prefer undercover parking.


  • Gateway Airport & Cruise Parking

Another secure, budget parking option, Gateway offer covered and open air parking from their facility in Hamilton. They run free shuttle buses to the airport and back, and also supply car detailing and maintenance services. The car park is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

Parking for one day will cost you $18.00 outdoors, and $22.00 indoors. Three days at Gateway will set you back $36.00 for outdoor parking and $54.00 for undercover.



How to Avoid Brisbane Airport Parking

If you’d prefer to skip driving to the airport altogether, there are several other ways to get there. These include rideshare services, taxis, shuttles, and public transport. 


  • Rideshare Services

The cost of rideshare services such as Uber, Ola, and Taxify is often less than taxis, but not always. These services charge extra when demand is high, which can drive up the cost during peak periods and holidays. Drivers will use their own car to pick you up, and the app will give you a cost estimate. Uber will cost approximately $45.00 off-peak, from the CBD.

Once your return, there are designated areas at Brisbane Airport for rideshare pick-ups. At the Domestic Terminal, it’s on the central road between the passenger drop-off and the taxi rank. At the International Terminal, you’ll need to head to Level 2 at the northern end of the building.


  • By Taxi

One of the most convenient ways to get to the airport, taxis will pick you up from your home and drop you off right at the terminal. When you return to the airport, you’ll find taxi ranks on the road in front of the Domestic Terminal and at the northern end of the International Terminal.

This isn’t the cheapest option though - from the centre of the city, trips cost around $50.00 one-way, and take around 20 minutes. Depending on the length of your trip, it might be cheaper to simply park near the airport! 


  • Airport Shuttles

There are a handful of different companies that run airport shuttle services to Brisbane Airport, from the surrounding suburbs, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast. Prices start from $20.00 per person, one way, from the CBD. There are usually discounts for return trips and large groups.


  • Public Transport

You can either catch the bus or take the train to the airport. Brisbane City Council has its own bus service, on Route 590, that runs between the airport and the Toombul Interchange. 

The Airtrain will get you to the airport in just 22 minutes, from the centre of town. A one-way adult ticket costs $15.00. Services start at 4.50am on weekdays, and 5.50am on the weekend, and run late. Airtrain operates seven days a week, and on public holidays.

You can also catch the train from Gold Coast to Brisbane Airport; services run between 6.00am and 8.00pm daily. Consider booking online to get a better deal on fares. 




Safe Travels!

For a stress free way to start your trip, you can book your airport parking with Flyparks. 

You can find great deals on Brisbane Airport parking, at a secure, off-site car park, using the online search tool. It takes as little as two minutes to search, compare, and book airport car parking with Flyparks. 

It’s much more affordable to book online than to pay drive-in rates, and you’re guaranteed a space.


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Alice Bedward
Alice Bedward

Based in the Netherlands, Alice works for ROOSH, helping travellers get from A to B.

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