Find out how to secure a great rate on Brisbane Airport parking with Flyparks. We’ve put together a wealth of information about where to park, how to find the best deals online, and how far ahead of time you should reserve your spot. Below is an overview of Brisbane Airport parking rates to check out before delving into the specific details about cruise parking.
Overview of Brisbane Airport Parking Rates
|Car Park||Daily||1 Week||Keep keys?||Domestic or Intl?||Distance to Terminal|
|Andrew's Airport Parking||$21.50||$92.99||No||Both||5 min drive|
|AIRPARK||$22.00||$111.00||No||Domestic||10-15 min drive|
|ParkLong||$59.00||$170.00||Yes||Both||2-5 min on foot|
|Guaranteed Parking||$79.00||$209.00||Yes||Domestic||2-5 min on foot|
|ParkPremium||$99.00||$239.00||Yes||Domestic||5 min on foot|
In Brisbane, cruises depart from either the Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal in Hamilton, the Multi-User Terminal (F1 Grain), or the General Purpose Terminal on Fisherman Island. At the time of writing, the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT) is still under construction, and due for completion in late 2020. While there are no long-term car parks within easy walking distance of these terminals, there are several nearby car storage facilities that offer free shuttle services in both directions.
This does mean however, that if you’re planning on driving to one of these terminals on the day your cruise departs, you will need to decide in advance where to park. This can be an expensive proposition when left until last minute - but it doesn't have to be! Whether you're going away for a two week or an eight-week cruise, prefer undercover parking or don't mind open air, or simply just want to save as much money as possible on your Brisbane Cruise Terminal parking, Flyparks can help. Read on to find the best priced option for your travel needs.
If you’re departing from the Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal, you can either opt to park in Brisbane CBD and take a shuttle, or find parking nearer to Brisbane Cruise Terminal itself. It's worth noting that the majority of the private car parks which offer cruise parking are located in Hamilton, which is very close to the Portside Wharf.
Since there is no long-term parking available at Portside Wharf itself, the next best option is to park at a nearby private car park, and then take a shuttle onwards to your cruise. Most of the long-term parking facilities located in Hamilton are highly experienced when it comes to offering cruise parking, and are well aware of the needs of passengers, especially when it comes to assistance with luggage and swift transfers.
Out of the private garages available, the most well-known are Gateway Airport & Cruise Parking, Kingsford Smith Airport Parking, Portside Cruise & Airport Parking, and Secure Parking. We recommend Gateway Airport & Cruise Parking for long-stays, as they offer a winning combination of low rates and free transfers to the Portside Wharf Cruise Terminal. You can read more about these car parks below:
Portside Parking Brisbane (Currently Unavailable)
Portside Parking is a family business that has provided years of excellent service. If you are looking for a safe and reliable car park, then Portside is a great choice! When you park with Portside Airport Parking, the shuttle is available to take you to either the international or the domestic terminal.
Service: Park and Ride
Distance to Airport: 10 min drive
Gateway Airport & Cruise Parking
*Gateway Airport Parking at Brisbane Airport is temporarily unavailable due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
Open 24/7, Gateway Parking offers secure, long-term parking at a low daily rate. The car park offers free, on-demand shuttle bus services to Brisbane’s Cruise Terminals. You can book either undercover or open air parking at Gateway; the car park’s premises are secured with comprehensive CCTV network surveillance and randomly patrolled by staff, ensuring that your vehicle is securely guarded while you're away. You can book parking at Gateway Airport & Cruise Parking through the Flyparks website.
Kingsford Smith Airport Parking
Kingsford Smith Airport Parking provide secure Brisbane Cruise Terminal parking at competitive rates. Their parking lot is open 20 hours a day, and provides complimentary shuttle bus transfers to the Cruise Terminals and back. The car park is only four minutes from the Terminal, ensuring a swift and easy journey. Kingsford Smith Airport Parking is not available on Flyparks at present.
Secure Parking has parking spaces available for rent, lease or to book online, near Brisbane Cruise Terminal. Primarily designed for short-term parking, Secure Parking’s rates are charged by the hour, which is ideal for those heading to the Terminal to pick-up or drop-off friends and family. The first hour at Secure Parking Brisbane will cost you $6.00, and stays of 5-24 hours are priced at $41.00. Secure parking is not available on Flyparks at present.
If your cruise is leaving from the Multi-User Terminal (F1 Grain) or the General Purpose, it’s worth checking with your cruise operator to see if they have arranged shuttles to and from Brisbane CBD. Facilities at the Multi-User Terminal and General Purpose Terminal are limited, and there is no long-term parking lot onsite. The closest parking options are in the nearby suburb of Wynnum, which is a $20.00 taxi ride away. These include a range of storage facilities and ad hoc spaces offered by private business owners.
Gateway Airport & Cruise Parking offer shuttle services to Fisherman Island, at additional cost, as do Portside Cruise & Airport Parking. We recommend checking with your chosen parking provider before your day of travel, to ensure that they can transport you to where you need to go without issue.
If you’re considering using a shuttle service for the first time, for your cruise ship parking, you’ll find it easy to book and simple to use. After you’ve entered your travel dates, found a suitable car park near Brisbane Cruise Terminal, and paid for your spot, you’ll be issued a booking confirmation.
On the day of your trip, you’ll need to drive to the parking facility and present your booking confirmation to the car park staff. They will park your car inside their secure facility, and direct you to the next available shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will take you to the Cruise Terminal, and then pick you up again upon your return. You simply need to give the car park a call, using the number on your booking confirmation, and let them know that you’ve arrived back in Brisbane.
Once back at the car park, you’ll find your vehicle ready and waiting, so that you can drive home in the comfort of your own car.
As a general rule, the earlier you book your parking spot, the more affordable it will be. Most car parks calculate their rates based on factors such as capacity and stay length. As soon as you have your cruise tickets, it’s worth thinking about booking your parking spot as well.
To give you an idea of the cost of cruise parking, we’ve compiled the rates advertised by several leading car parks, in the table below.
Brisbane Cruise Parking Rates
|Duration||Kingsford Smith Airport Parking|
While there are many competing companies in the Hamilton area, all offering Brisbane Cruise Terminal parking, you can easily and safely book with Portside Airport Parking online, in less than two minutes. The rates shown on Flyparks are exactly the same as those advertised by the car park - and we offer you the ability to make amendments to your booking, should you need to. This gives you both the guarantee that a parking space will be reserved for you, at the best price possible, and the ability to later adjust the dates, times, or number plate details, in case your travel plans change.
Most private parking providers accept website and phone bookings, however the prices offered online are usually lower, and cannot be found elsewhere. It’s always worth doing your homework, and comparing before you book. The car park which offers the lowest rates for a three-day stay may not be the most affordable for a three-week long trip. Your holiday starts from the moment you leave home, so it’s well worth getting online early and find the best cruise ship parking deal. Once you’ve paid for a guaranteed parking spot, it’ll only be smooth sailing ahead.
While we’ve made every attempt to report on Brisbane cruise car parking rates accurately, prices do fluctuate based on factors such as capacity, how long you intend on parking for, and service type. The rates quoted were accurate in May 2022, for stays in July 2022.