Brisbane Airport Parking: Where to Park at Brisbane Airport
Are you flying out of the River City, and not sure what to do with your car? Luckily, there are lots of options for parking at Brisbane Airport. But with so many options, it can be tricky to find the right option to suit your trip.
Whether you’re on a tight budget, need a short term park to pick someone up, or if you just want the easiest way to get on with your travels, here’s our guide on where to park at Brisbane Airport.
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Brisbane Airport Parking
If you want to park in the most convenient place, Brisbane Airport offers a range of options right at the terminal. The downside is that these tend to be the most expensive choices.
We haven’t listed all the prices, but we’ve mentioned a few to give you an idea of how much each might cost. Check each website for more details.
ParkShort is right behind the domestic and international terminals, which makes dropping off or picking up a breeze. It’s open 24 hours, and it’s less than a 5 minute walk from both Brisbane Airport terminals.
You can score a discount when you book online, at least an hour before you arrive. Pre-booked parking is $15 for 2 hours, a saving of $7. Drive-up prices start from $9 for up to 30 minutes. 3-4 hours parking will cost you $28.
Located at both the domestic and international terminals, ParkLong offers secure car parking with 24 hour CCTV, for longer stays. Of all the long term Brisbane Airport parking options, ParkLong is the closest to the terminal itself.
Again, when you book online you stand to save, with advance booking deals on offer. This includes a $39 weekend deal. Drive-up rates start from $56 for 4 to 24 hours. 3 days drive-up parking will cost you $96.
When you don’t want to worry about searching for your own parking spot, Brisbane airport provides a concierge service. You’ll find it on Level 3 of P1 at the Brisbane Airport domestic terminal and on Level 1 at the international terminal. You can even add a car wash to the experience!
Check promotional rates online to get the best deal. Book a week in advance for parking from $12 a day (minimum 10 days) or $69 weekend parking. Otherwise, drive-up prices start from $86 for 4 to 24 hours. The cost of 3 days drive-up parking is $126.
AirPark Everyday is another good option for long term parking, with 24 hour surveillance at a cheaper price. It’s a little further away from the terminals, but a shuttle bus service takes you from the car park right to the terminal doors.
Rates start from $6 for 1 to 2 hours. If you pre-book your parking online you can get long term airport parking for $10 per day, or $5 per day if you park for 10 days or more. Drive-up and park for 3 days and you’ll pay $59.
AirPark Everyday is the cheapest Brisbane Airport parking you’ll find at the terminal itself, assuming you pre-book online.
AirPark Undercover is an additional service at the AirPark parking lot. It’s only available online and offers a shady parking area for your car. It operates 24 hours, and you’ll get a complimentary shuttle bus to drop you to either terminal. Check out special deals and rates, here.
Off-Site Brisbane Airport Parking
If you don’t mind extending your travel time a bit, there are quite a few options to park off-site and get a shuttle to Brisbane Airport. Just remember to be there on time to avoid possible delays and a mad dash to your flight.
Andrew’s Brisbane Airport Parking
Located at nearby Hendra, Andrew’s Brisbane Airport Parking is Brisbane’s largest off-airport car park, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with free shuttles to the terminals. Andrew’s also offers car cleaning and servicing, if your vehicle needs a little love while you’re away.
For one day you’ll pay $22 for an outdoor spot, or $26 for undercover parking. For 3 days, you’ll pay $48 outdoors and $64 undercover.
Kingsford Smith Airport Parking
Just 15 minutes from the airport, you’ll find Kingsford Smith Airport Parking. It’s open Sunday through to Friday from 4:00 am until 11:30 pm and Saturday from 4:00 am until 10:00 pm. You can choose from both outdoor and undercover parking and, once there, they’ll whip you to Brisbane Airport in a shuttle bus.
Price-wise, $36 will get you outdoor parking from 1 to 3 days. One day’s indoor parking is $40.50 – 3 day’s indoor parking costs $49.50.
Gateway Airport & Cruise Parking
With undercover and outdoor parking in Hamilton, fast shuttles to both airport terminals, year-round 24 hour parking, and car detailing services, Gateway Airport & Cruise Parking is another good option to save some cash.
One day is $18 for an outdoor spot and $22 indoors. Three days will set you back $36 outdoors and $54 undercover.
Getting around at your destination
Thanks to Brisbane Airport and some local operators, getting out of Brisbane is a breeze. Once you’re at your destination, GoGet Car Share can make getting around just as easy!
Our members have access to thousands of cars across Australia by the hour or by the day. They can access the cars 24/7 with a smart card. With GoGet cars available at Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Brisbane airport, all you need to do is book a car and swipe on!
GoGet is much more flexible than car rental, and once you’ve joined you’ll never have to stand in line and fill out another rental form. If you don’t need a car for your entire trip, then you can book a GoGet from the CBD of your destination city instead of getting one at the airport. Learn more about GoGet here.
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How to avoid Brisbane Airport parking: Public transport
If you don’t need to drive to Brisbane Airport, you can avoid parking entirely, by using another transport option to get there.
Taxis to Brisbane Airport
Getting to the airport by taxi is probably the most convenient way to get there. Make a booking ahead of time and they’ll pick you up from your home, and drop you right to your terminal – no parking required. When you return to Brisbane you’ll find taxi ranks on the road in front of the domestic terminal, and at the northern end of the international terminal.
Getting a taxi to and from the airport isn’t a cheap option. From Brisbane City, you’ll need around $50 for a one way trip to the airport, which takes about 20 minutes with no traffic. You’ll need to pay that cost twice if you get a taxi home as well.
That said if you’re traveling for a while, a return taxi fare might be cheaper than long term Brisbane Airport parking.
Uber and Rideshare
Uber was the first big rideshare company in Australia but there are now more options, including Ola and Taxify. They all provide a taxi service, with the driver using their own car to pick you up.
The cost of rideshare is often less than taxis, but not always. Most services charge extra when demand is high, which can drive up the cost. The app should give you a price estimate before you book.
When you come back, Brisbane Airport has designated areas for rideshare pick ups. At the domestic terminal it’s on the central road between the taxi rank and passenger drop off. For international arrivals, head to Level 2 at the northern end of the terminal.
Buses and airport shuttles
The Con-X-ion company runs an airport shuttle service that covers large areas of Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast. If you’re in a designated pickup area, they’ll come grab you. If you’re not in one, you’ll need to travel to one to meet the bus. Prices from Brisbane CBD start at $20 one-way for one person, but there are discounts for return trips and larger groups. Check their website for details.
Brisbane City Council also has a bus service, route 590, that runs between Brisbane Airport and the Toombul Interchange.
Trains to Brisbane Airport
The Airtrain from Brisbane City gets you to Brisbane Airport in just 22 minutes, regardless of traffic. As such, it’s one of the most reliable ways to get to Brisbane Airport on time. A one-way adult ticket costs $15.
Trains operate seven days a week, with services starting around 4.50am weekdays and 5.50am on weekends. The trains run fairly late, until around 10.00pm. You’ll also be able to get a train to Brisbane Airport from the Gold Coast – they run between around 6.00am and 8.00pm daily. To save some money, check online for deals first.
Enjoy your flight!
For a stress free work trip or holiday, leave yourself lots of time to get to the airport before your flight. It’s better to wait than be late.
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