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!
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.
|Rank||Airport||Country||Parking Cost (local currency)||Parking Cost AUD||Parking Cost USD||Parking Cost GBP||Parking Cost EUR|
|1||Singapore Changi Airport||Singapore||460.80 SGD||481.76||331.80||236.21||293.48|
|2||Dubai International Airport||UAE||825 AED||326.17||224.64||178.20||198.69|
|3||Seattle-Tacoma International Airport||USA||170 USD||246.83||170||134.86||150.36|
|4||Hong Kong International Airport||Hong Kong||1,270 HKD||237.93||163.87||129.99||144.94|
|5||Barcelona–El Prat Airport||Spain||128 EUR||210.24||144.80||114.87||128|
|6||San Francisco International Airport||USA||144 USD||209.08||144||114.23||127.37|
|7||Denver International Airport||USA||136 USD||197.47||136||107.88||120.29|
|8||Miami International Airport||USA||136 USD||197.47||136||107.88||120.29|
|9||Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport||Taiwan||3,920 NT||192.11||132.31||104.96||117.03|
|10||London Gatwick Airport||UK||96 GBP||175.70||121.01||96||107.03|
|11||O'Hare International Airport||USA||120 USD||174.23||120||95.19||106.14|
|12||Tokyo Haneda Airport||Japan||12,240 JP||165.31||113.85||90.31||100.70|
|13||London Heathrow Airport||UK||89.90 GBP||164.94||113.60||89.90||100.48|
|14||Sydney Airport||Australia||164 AUD||164||112.96||89.61||99.91|
|15||Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport||USA||112 USD||162.62||112||88.85||99.06|
|16||Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport||China||768 RMB||157.61||108.55||86.11||96.01|
|17||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport||India||8,000 RS||153.07||105.42||83.63||93.24|
|18||Benito Juárez International Airport||Mexico||2,304 MXN||147.90||101.86||80.80||90.09|
|19||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport||USA||96 USD||139.39||96||76.15||84.91|
|20||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport||USA||96 USD||139.39||96||76.15||84.91|
|21||Beijing Capital International Airport||China||640 RMB||131.33||90.45||71.75||80|
|22||Charles de Gaulle Airport||France||79.20 EUR||130.20||89.67||71.13||79.20|
|23||Toronto Pearson International Airport||Canada||120 CAD||128.51||88.51||70.21||78.29|
|24||Los Angeles International Airport||USA||84 USD||121.96||84||66.63||74.30|
|25||McCarran International Airport||USA||80 USD||116.16||80||63.46||70.76|
|26||Orlando International Airport||USA||80 USD||116.16||80||63.46||70.76|
|27||George Bush Intercontinental Airport||USA||80 USD||116.16||80||63.46||70.76|
|28||Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport||China||560 RMB||114.92||79.15||62.79||70.01|
|29||Sheremetyevo International Airport||Russia||4,800 RUB||99.88||68.79||54.57||60.84|
|30||Shanghai Pudong International Airport||China||480 RMB||98.50||67.83||53.82||60|
|31||Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport||China||480 RMB||98.50||67.83||53.82||60|
|32||Kunming Changshui International Airport||China||480 RMB||98.50||67.83||53.82||60|
|33||Amsterdam Airport Schiphol||Netherlands||57.50 EUR||94.52||65.10||51.64||57.50|
|34||Istanbul Airport||Turkey||444 TL||94.36||64.99||51.55||57.48|
|35||John F. Kennedy International Airport||USA||60 USD||87.12||60||47.60||53.07|
|36||Newark Liberty International Airport||USA||60 USD||87.12||60||47.60||53.07|
|37||Kuala Lumpur International Airport||Malaysia||256 MYR||87.10||59.99||47.59||53.06|
|38||Seoul Incheon International Airport||South Korea||72,000 KRW||86.97||59.90||47.52||52.98|
|39||Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport||China||410 RMB||84.11||57.93||45.95||51.24|
|40||Ninoy Aquino International Airport||Philippines||2,820 PHP||81.54||56.16||44.55||49.67|
|41||Xi'an Xianyang International Airport||China||390 RMB||80.02||55.11||43.72||48.74|
|42||Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport||China||387 RMB||79.39||54.68||43.38||48.36|
|43||Indira Gandhi International Airport||India||4,000 INR||76.61||52.76||41.85||46.67|
|44||Rome–Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci"||Italy||43.50 EUR||71.45||49.21||39.04||43.50|
|45||Charlotte Douglas International Airport||USA||49 USD||71.15||49||38.87||43.34|
|46||Madrid Barajas Airport||Spain||43 EUR||70.68||48.68||38.62||43|
|47||Munich Airport||Germany||39 EUR||64.02||44.09||34.98||39|
|48||Frankfurt Airport||Germany||35 EUR||57.53||39.62||31.43||35|
|49||Suvarnabhumi Airport||Thailand||1,120 THB||52.50||36.16||28.68||31.98|
|50||Soekarno–Hatta International Airport||Indonesia||480,000 IDR||49.32||33.97||26.95||30.05|
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