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Informative 21 October 2019

Blu Emu Parking at Sydney Airport

Blu Emu car park is Sydney Airport’s official long-term, budget parking option. Located within the airport precinct along Ross Smith Avenue, it is both the most affordable on-site car park and the furthest from the terminals. There is a free shuttle bus service that operates between Blu Emu and the Domestic airport (T2 and T3), which runs 24 hours/7 days per week, however international travelers would need to take the terminal transfer bus or train onwards to Terminal 1 (International).

The facility offers open-air and shaded car parking spaces, enabling drivers to park their own vehicle and keep hold of their keys. It is ideal for budget conscious domestic travelers looking for Sydney Airport parking, who don’t mind the bus ride to the airport and back. Please note that you cannot reserve a space at Blu Emu Parking via the Flyparks website at present. You can instead search, compare, and book at a range of lower priced private airport car parks. 




Proximity to Sydney Airport

The travel time between Blu Emu Parking and Sydney Airport is approximately 15 minutes by bus. The free shuttle service to Domestic terminals T2 and T3 runs every 15 minutes from 3:30am to midnight, and then every 30 minutes between midnight and 3:30am. 

Blu Emu Car Park is primarily intended for domestic passengers. While it is possible to park at Blu Emu for international flights, there is no direct transfer service between Blu Emu and T1, the International terminal. After taking the free shuttle service that runs between Blu Emu and the Domestic terminals you would then need to get a transfer bus or a train from Domestic to International. The transfer buses are cost-free, and run from 6:00am to 8:50pm, while the trains run from 5:00am to midnight.


Blu Emu Parking Rates

There are several official on-site car parks at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport, including P1, P2 & P3 by the Domestic terminals and P7 adjacent to the International terminal. Daily rates start at $50.00 for a space at P3, and $61.00 for a spot at P1 or P2, making Blu Emu Parking the most affordable of the official airport car parks by far. One day at Blu Emu will cost you $34.00 drive-in, and $30.00 if you book ahead online. Parking for a week will cost you $157.00, whereas a fortnight will set you back $269.00.

It’s fractionally cheaper to book your space at Blu Emu online than it is to pay the drive-up rate. Booking in advance is possible on Sydney Airport’s official website, and secures you a safe place to park your car whilst you’re away from home. Blu Emu Parking is ideal for long term bookings of 7 days or more, as the daily price drops to $13.00 per day when paid for online. The shaded parking area at Blu Emu costs an additional $5.00 per day, on top of the quoted rates.



Sydney Airport Blu Emu Parking Rates 

Duration Drive-up rate Online booking rate
0 to 1 hour Free N/A
1 hr to 24 hrs $34.00 $30.00
2 days $65.00 $60.00
3 days $78.00 $77.00
4 days $93.00 $92.50
5 days $109.00 $106.50
6 days $125.00 $115.50
7 days or more + $16.00 per day + $13.00 per day


It’s worth noting that parking tariffs can and do change over time, often around periods of high demand and major holidays. Likewise, these prices apply to a variety of vehicle types, such as sedans, utes, four-wheel drives, station wagons, people movers, and luxury cars, but height restrictions are in place. Cars parked in the open-air section must not exceed 3.5 meters in height, or 2.2 meters in the shaded parking area, and you cannot park oversized vehicles such as campervans or trailers. 


Low Cost Alternatives to Blu Emu

Travellers also have the option of booking their parking through a range of private parking companies, almost all of which provide cost-free shuttle transfer services. To compete with Blue Emu parking, many of these businesses advertise lower prices and offer a host of additional services such as 24/7 security, car washing and repairs, and assistance with luggage. If you're looking for the best deal, and want to avoid paying too much for airport parking, you should consider and compare multiple options before booking. You'll find lower prices and special offers, as well as discounted rates for advance bookings, simply by searching online. 

Rates start from just $17.00 per day with Air Travel Parking, a secure open air parking facility located 6 minutes from the airport, and $15.00 per day at Park & Fly, who offer 24-hour monitored CCTV and regular security patrols. You can see how these rates compare to the airport car parks below, or get a free quote for your holiday dates by entering them into the search bar above. 



Off-site Sydney Airport Parking

Car Park 1 Week 2 Weeks Rating Distance to Terminal
P1 & P2 $262.00 $492.00 N/A 3 - 5 min on foot
P3 $190.00 $293.00 N/A 8 min on foot
P7 $297.00 $474.00 N/A 5 min on foot
Park & Fly $180.00 $271.00 9.3 5 min drive
Air Travel Parking $136.00 $255.00 8.8 6 min drive


To find out more about Air Travel Parking or Park & Fly, you can click on their names within the table. You'll be taken to a separate parking provider page, with more details about the facility, including opening hours, ratings, shuttle pick-up points, photographs, and customer reviews. You can also book off-site parking via Flyparks, to guarantee your space. We charge the same rates as the car parks themselves, and don't add on any reservation costs or hidden fees. 



Booking with Flyparks

Flyparks can assist you in finding low cost Sydney Airport parking, by making it easy to compare numerous offers and parking providers. Instead of visiting multiple car park websites and manually comparing prices, you can filter by price, distance, and service level all in one place. Customers can book their Sydney Airport car parking space directly on Flyparks, and pay using any of the major payment methods. The entire process takes as little as two minutes. 

To get started, enter your travel dates into the search bar above. You'll be shown a full list of all the off-site car parks available, as well as the best deal they can offer you. Once you've selected your ideal parking space and secured your spot, your booking confirmation will be sent via email, shortly afterwards. If you have any questions or need any help, our friendly customer service team are on hand to help, Monday through to Friday. 



All costs cited are approximate and subject to change. The rates quoted are estimations taken for stays in November 2019. Please note that it is not possible to book at any of the official Sydney Airport car parks through Flyparks at present. If you wish to book Blue Emu parking directly, you must do so through Sydney Airport's official website. 

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