Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 Parking


Want to park as close to Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 as possible, but not pay the price of premium parking to do so? View the rates for all Gold Coast Airport parking's below, and keep reading to have a brief overview of the Terminal Car Park's specific details.

Overview of Gold Coast Airport Parking Prices

Car ParkCost per WeekService & Travel Time 
Terminal Car Park$229.00Walk: 1 - 2 min-
Budget Uncovered Car Park$143.00Walk: 5 - 10 minInfo
Budget Covered Car Park$207.00Walk: 4 - 8 minInfo
Premium Car Park$400.00Walk: 1 minInfo
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About Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 Parking

Terminal Parking at Gold Coast Airport is a great option for those looking for long or short term parking at Gold Coast Airport, as the terminal car park has two options to accommodate any trip duration. Located only a 2-minute walk away from Terminal 1 for domestic and international departures, you can expect convenience and top-notch security, but for a high rate. The Terminal Car Park has 900 covered parking bays available, with the rest of the bays being uncovered. Additionally, the car park offers travellers a covered walkway available to use when walking between the car park and terminals. For information about the Terminal Car Park rates, view our rates section located below, where you will find both short and long term parking rates for the Terminal Car Park at Gold Coast Airport. 


Booking & Refund Procedure


Booking Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 parking can be done both online and in person. To do so online, visit the Gold Coast Airport's official website and purchase your spot with a Mastercard, Visa, or American Express. 


Refunds / Cancellations: 

To cancel and receive a refund for your booking, you must amend or cancel your booking at least 12 hours before your designated arrival time. Do so through the ‘Manage my Booking’ tab on the official Gold Coast Airport’s website.


Entrance & Exit Protocol for Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 Parking

Entering the Car Park: 

Upon arrival at the Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 Parking, drive to the car park and insert or tap your credit card into the entry barrier. If you pre-booked your reservation, make sure you use the same credit/debit card you booked with, at the entrance. 


Exiting the Car Park: 

Exit the long & short term parking at Gold Coast Airport by driving up to the exit barrier and tapping the same credit or debit card used to enter, to exit.


Directions to Gold Coast Airport Terminal Car Park 

To get to the premium Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 parking, follow the directions below, coming from the city centre via car: 

  • Head SouthEast on Spencer Road
  • Take the left 2 lanes to emerge onto Pacific Mwy Sth / M1 Ramp towards Coolangatta 
  • Merge onto M1
  • Take the Gold Coast Hwy Exit towards State Rte 2 / Airport / Coolangatta 
  • Turn left onto Gold Coast Hwy / State Route 2 
  • Turn left onto Terminal Drive 
  • Follow signs for the Terminal Car Park or head towards Terminal 1


Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 Parking Rates

The Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 parking rates aren't going to be the cheapest for parking at Gold Coast Airport, but it will be the second-closest parking option to the Gold Coast Airport terminals. For rates starting at 24 hours, you can park at the long-term terminal 1 car park for $35.00, $154.00 for 5 days, $229.00 for 8 days, and $419.00 for 16 days. For a bit more expensive rates, you can park at the short term car park for $12.00 for 30 minutes - 1 hour, $22.00 for 4 - 5 hours, $28.00 for 7 - 8 hours, and $86.00 for 24 hours, which is the maximum duration one can park their car at the short-term Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 car park. 

Overview of Gold Coast Airport Terminal 1 Parking Rates

DurationShort Term Rates Long Term Rates
0 - 30 mins$8.00N / A 
30 mins - 1 hour$12.00N / A 
1 - 2 hours$16.00N / A 
2 - 3 hours $18.00N / A 
3 - 4 hours$20.00N / A 
4 - 5 hours$22.00N / A 
5 - 6 hours$24.00N / A 
 $26.00N / A 
7 - 8 hours$28.00N / A 
8 - 9 hours$30.00N / A 
*Every additional hour is $4.00 per hour for the short-term terminal car park   
24 hours / 1 dayN / A$35.00
2 daysN / A$70.00
3 days N / A$99.00
4 days N / A$129.00
5 daysN / A$154.00
6 daysN / A$179.00
7 daysN / A$204.00
8 daysN / A$229.00
 *Maximum stay at the short-term car park is 24 hours.*Every day thereafter will incur a daily fee of $25.00 per day between 6 - 14 days, and $20.00 per day from 15+ days. 


Reviews of Terminal 1 at Gold Coast Airport 

When it comes to parking at Gold Coast Airport, reviews are mixed. The majority of users report positive reviews, with experiences consisting of the convenience of parking at the terminals, the ease of the online booking procedure, and the helpful, accommodating customer service team. However, negative reviews cite the exorbitant rates of parking at the terminal, the lack of availability of parking bays when attempting to book online and drive up to the airport to park on the day of departure, and a lack of clear exit and entry directions and signage, making it a timely process to navigate the facility successfully. 


Additional Information:

  • 900 covered parking bays available 
  • Height restrictions: 3.4 metres for uncovered bays; height restriction of 2.4 metres for covered bays 
  • Accessible parking bays available 
  • No online booking is available for short-term parking; cash or card accepted at payment machines


Is Terminal 1 Domestic or International Gold Coast? 

Whether you are flying to a domestic or international location from Gold Coast Airport, you will use Terminal 1. This means that you don't have to worry about parking closest to one terminal over another, as all flights operate from the same, and only, terminal. Check-in for flights at T1 can be found at the Northern end of the terminal facility. 


How do you Pay for Parking on the Gold Coast? 

Paying for parking at the Gold Coast, specifically on airport grounds, can be done via cash and both physical and contactless credit cards at the payment stations. While long term terminal parking can be booked online, short term terminal parking can be booked and paid for when on-site. 


How much does it Cost to Park at Gold Coast Airport? 

The cost of parking at Gold Coast Airport will differ depending on your length of stay, and the car park you choose to park at. Generally, for a week of parking, you can expect to spend between $143.00 - $400.00 when parking at the on-site, official airport car parks. The cheapest on-site option will be the Budget Uncovered Car Park, with rates starting at $23.300 for 1 day and $143.00 for 8 days, or 1 week. The second most affordable option will be the Budget Covered Car Park, which offers travellers a rate of $29.00 for 1 day of parking, and $207.00 for 1 week.

After that, the more expensive car parks will be the Terminal Car Park and the Premium Car Park. At the Terminal Car Park, rates within the short stay section of the car park for 1 -2 hours are $16.00, while stays at the long-term section of the car park for 1 day are $35.00 and $229.00 for 1 week. Finally, the Premium Car Park at Gold Coast Airport will be the most expensive, yet the most convenient. Rates for each day of parking at the premium lot are $50.00 per day, making it $400.00 for 1 week of parking. 



All the parking rates and related information cited are approximate and subject to change without notice but were accurate at the time of publication for 1 week (8 days) in March 2024. For the most accurate rates of official airport car parks, visit the official Gold Coast Airport website. Please note that you may not book any official Gold Coast Airport parking(s) on Flyparks at present. Always read the terms and conditions before booking.

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