Global Airport Parking Report 2020

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Let’s face it, no one likes paying too much for airport parking. It’s one of those costs that people often forget to take into account when booking a holiday, leading to all sorts of nasty surprises. Leave it too late to book and your parking could cost more than your plane tickets!

Australian airports have a reputation for charging some of the highest prices for long term parking in the world, but are they deserved? We’ve all heard that Sydney Airport charges more than any other airport in the country, but how does it compare to airports overseas?

We looked into the cost of a one week (eight days) stay at the official airport car parks in the world’s 50 busiest airports, to see how Australian airport parking prices compare.

You might be surprised to learn that Sydney came in at no. 16 on our list, and Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth were nowhere to be seen! Singapore’s Changi Airport was the most expensive, where you’ll pay the equivalent of 481.76 AUD for a week’s parking (without prior booking). 

If you parked at Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport or Indonesia’s Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, you’d pay under 53 AUD  - close to 89% less for the same period of time!

 

 

How Did We Rank the Airports?

To calculate our Global Airport Parking Report for 2020, we researched the cost of parking for a week at each of the world’s 50 busiest airports. You can view our source, the 2019 preliminary list of busiest airports by passenger traffic, on Wikipedia. 

Parking prices were collected in the local currency for each airport, based on the cheapest available at-terminal parking option. These prices were then converted in Australian dollars ($), GBP (£), USD ($) and EUR (€) using xe.com on June 12, 2020.

Parking space availability and pricing at some airports was likely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, at the time that the report was produced. Airport authorities around the world have handled the pandemic in different ways - some lowering parking rates in an effort to attract customers, others by closing their budget lots indefinitely.

 

The Complete Airport Parking Price Report 

 

RankAirportCountryParking Cost (local currency)Parking Cost AUDParking Cost USDParking Cost GBPParking Cost EUR
1Singapore Changi AirportSingapore460.80 SGD481.76331.80236.21293.48
2Dubai International AirportUAE825 AED326.17224.64178.20198.69
3Seattle-Tacoma International AirportUSA170 USD246.83170134.86150.36
4Hong Kong International AirportHong Kong1,270 HKD237.93163.87129.99144.94
5Barcelona–El Prat AirportSpain128 EUR210.24144.80114.87128
6San Francisco International AirportUSA144 USD209.08144114.23127.37
7Denver International AirportUSA136 USD197.47136107.88120.29
8Miami International AirportUSA136 USD197.47136107.88120.29
9Taiwan Taoyuan International AirportTaiwan3,920 NT192.11132.31104.96117.03
10London Gatwick AirportUK96 GBP175.70121.0196107.03
11O'Hare International AirportUSA120 USD174.2312095.19106.14
12Tokyo Haneda AirportJapan12,240 JP165.31113.8590.31100.70
13London Heathrow AirportUK89.90 GBP164.94113.6089.90100.48
14Sydney AirportAustralia164 AUD164112.9689.6199.91
15Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International AirportUSA112 USD162.6211288.8599.06
16Chengdu Shuangliu International AirportChina768 RMB157.61108.5586.1196.01
17Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International AirportIndia8,000 RS153.07105.4283.6393.24
18Benito Juárez International AirportMexico2,304 MXN147.90101.8680.8090.09
19Dallas/Fort Worth International AirportUSA96 USD139.399676.1584.91
20Phoenix Sky Harbor International AirportUSA96 USD139.399676.1584.91
21Beijing Capital International AirportChina640 RMB131.3390.4571.7580
22Charles de Gaulle AirportFrance79.20 EUR130.2089.6771.1379.20
23Toronto Pearson International AirportCanada120 CAD128.5188.5170.2178.29
24Los Angeles International AirportUSA84 USD121.968466.6374.30
25McCarran International AirportUSA80 USD116.168063.4670.76
26Orlando International AirportUSA80 USD116.168063.4670.76
27George Bush Intercontinental AirportUSA80 USD116.168063.4670.76
28Shenzhen Bao'an International AirportChina560 RMB114.9279.1562.7970.01
29Sheremetyevo International AirportRussia4,800 RUB99.8868.7954.5760.84
30Shanghai Pudong International AirportChina480 RMB98.5067.8353.8260
31Guangzhou Baiyun International AirportChina480 RMB98.5067.8353.8260
32Kunming Changshui International AirportChina480 RMB98.5067.8353.8260
33Amsterdam Airport SchipholNetherlands57.50 EUR94.5265.1051.6457.50
34Istanbul AirportTurkey444 TL94.3664.9951.5557.48
35John F. Kennedy International AirportUSA60 USD87.126047.6053.07
36Newark Liberty International AirportUSA60 USD87.126047.6053.07
37Kuala Lumpur International AirportMalaysia256 MYR87.1059.9947.5953.06
38Seoul Incheon International AirportSouth Korea72,000 KRW86.9759.9047.5252.98
39Shanghai Hongqiao International AirportChina410 RMB84.1157.9345.9551.24
40Ninoy Aquino International AirportPhilippines2,820 PHP81.5456.1644.5549.67
41Xi'an Xianyang International AirportChina390 RMB80.0255.1143.7248.74
42Chongqing Jiangbei International AirportChina387 RMB79.3954.6843.3848.36
43Indira Gandhi International AirportIndia4,000 INR76.6152.7641.8546.67
44Rome–Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci"Italy43.50 EUR71.4549.2139.0443.50
45Charlotte Douglas International AirportUSA49 USD71.154938.8743.34
46Madrid Barajas AirportSpain43 EUR70.6848.6838.6243
47Munich AirportGermany39 EUR64.0244.0934.9839
48Frankfurt AirportGermany35 EUR57.5339.6231.4335
49Suvarnabhumi AirportThailand1,120 THB52.5036.1628.6831.98
50Soekarno–Hatta International AirportIndonesia480,000 IDR49.3233.9726.9530.05

 

Can I Reuse this Report?

Yes! Please just credit Flyparks as the source, by linking to our homepage at www.flyparks.com.au

 

About Flyparks

Flyparks is an online comparison site for airport parking in Australia and New Zealand. We make it easy for people to compare, book, and save on the cost of off-site airport parking, at all major airports in Australasia. We also collect and post information about the many different airport parking providers and services, to enable customers to compare parking prices easily and select the best deal. 

Whatever questions you have, you can find all the answers in one place, from car park opening hours to rates, directions, security features, distance to the airport terminals, and more!

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