Park Short Brisbane Airport

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Short Term Parking at Brisbane Airport can be found right at the terminals, at the ParkShort Car Park. The table shows how it compares to its neighbour car parks, while down below is all information related to the short-term car park, its rates, hours, and characteristics. 

Overview of Brisbane Airport Parking Rates

Car ParkCost per WeekService + Travel Time 
Park Short $442.00Walk: 2 - 5 min-
ParkLong$201.00Walk: 4 - 8 minInfo
Guaranteed Parking$215.00Walk: 5 - 7 min Info
ParkValet$269.00Walk: 2 - 4 minInfo
ParkPremium$280.00Walk: 2 - 5 minInfo


About Brisbane Airport Park Short

Park Short at Brisbane Airport, as its name implies, is a popular choice for those seeking short term parking at Brisbane Airport, or for those picking up or dropping off at Brisbane Domestic and International Terminals.

As such, short term parking costs are calculated per hour, as opposed to per day, and are often much more expensive than long term rates, due to the added convenience of being able to park within a 2 - 5 minute walk of the terminal. 

Open 24/7 at both terminals, Park Short is ideal for stays up to 4 hours, as rates increase significantly beyond that, making the Long Term Car Park or other Brisbane Airport parking alternatives more cost-effective. Booking online, available only on the Brisbane Airport official website, is recommended to save on rates. If you book your spot at least one hour before arriving at the airport, you can park at the car park for only $10.00, for 2 hours. 


Rates of the Park Short Brisbane Airport 

Parking at Park Short Brisbane Airport will cost travellers a different price for the first 30 minutes, and then the same rates for every hour after 30 minutes. For example, parking is free at Park Short at the Domestic Terminal for the first 30 minutes, whereas it is $12.00 for the first 30 minutes at Park Short at the International Terminal. After 30 minutes, parking Park Short at both terminals will be $28.00 for 1 - 2 hours, $68.00 for 4 - 24 hours, $112.00 for 2 days, and $55.00 for each additional day thereafter. Thus, why parking at the Park Short lots is not the most economical option compared to the other lots offered on Brisbane Airport grounds, it is convenient for both international and domestic travellers only going away for a few hours. 

Brisbane Airport Park Short Parking Rates

DurationInternational Park Short RatesDomestic Park Short Rates 
0 - 30 min$ 12.00Free 
30 - 60 min$ 23.00$ 23.00
1 - 2 hrs$ 28.00$ 28.00
2 - 3 hrs$ 34.00$ 34.00
3 - 4 hrs$ 35.00$ 35.00
4 - 24 hrs$ 68.00$ 68.00
2 days $ 112.00$ 112.00
Each additional day thereafter will be $55.00  


Brisbane Airport Pick-up & Drop-off Zone

There are two free pick-up and drop-off curbside zones at Brisbane Airport - one by the Domestic Terminal and one by the International Terminal. These zones are reserved for drivers who have a passenger who is immediately ready to be dropped-off or picked up. It’s not possible to wait in these zones, and anyone found loitering for more than two minutes will be asked to move on by a Kerbside Officer. 

Pick Up / Drop Off at the Domestic Terminal: Currently, the waiting area for pick up and drop offs at the Domestic Terminal is closed. Instead, travellers can park in Park Short for 30 minutes, free of charge.

Pick Up / Drop Off at the International Terminal: Drivers should follow the green signs to the 'Passenger Pick Up' area, located outside the Arrivals Hall, on the ground level, or level 1. Drivers can wait in this area for up to 10 minutes.


How long is Short Term Parking at Brisbane Airport?

Short-term parking is generally classified as those who plan to park for 4 hours or less. The short-term car park does not limit travellers to how long they can stay in the car park, but rates are calculated hourly, as opposed to long-term car park rates that tend to calculate their rates in periods of 24 hours. 


Is it cheaper to book Brisbane Airport Parking online? 

Yes, the best prices will be found online, and the more in advance you book, the cheaper rates will be. For example, by booking your spot at Park Short an hour in advance, travellers can save $18.00 on parking for 2 hours. Parking can still be purchased upon arrival at the airport, however, rates will be higher, and parking spots are not guaranteed. 


Where is the best place to park at Brisbane Airport? 

The best place to park at Brisbane Airport is going to depend on which terminal you are flying from, and for how long. Long term stays at Brisbane Airport are going to be most affordable at AIRPARK and Parklong. The most convenient parking option is going to be at ParkValet or ParkPremium, as they are the closest to the terminals.  



All costs cited are approximate and subject to change. The rates quoted were taken based on advanced online booking, with accurate estimations taken at the time of publication in June 2024. Please note that it is not possible to book at any of the official Brisbane Airport car parks through Flyparks at present.

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