Parking Tips: Brisbane Airport


There’s no easier way to start your holiday than by driving to Brisbane Airport in the comfort of your own car. There are plenty of options when it comes to parking, to suit all budgets and requirements, from convenient parking facilities right next to the terminals to affordable and secure off-site car parks. Read on for our guide on parking at Brisbane Airport, jam packed with parking tips and money saving suggestions. 


Tip 1: Reserve Your Parking Space in Advance 

Save for the designated pick-up and drop-off areas, there’s no such thing as free parking at Brisbane Airport. To get the best deal possible, you should make your parking reservation as soon as you book your flight tickets. Reserving a space in advance ensures that you’ll pay the lowest rates possible. This is because many airport car parks adjust their rates based on capacity. The longer you leave it to book, the more likely it is that all the nearby car storage facilities have filled up. The last few empty spaces will go up in price, for those travellers that made last minute bookings. 

When it comes to the official airport car parks, such as AIRPARK, ParkShort, ParkLong, ParkValet, and Guaranteed Space, drive-up parking rates can be up to 30% more expensive than online rates. If you spend just a few minutes researching rates online and making a credit card booking, you’ll stand to save a reasonable amount of money, and not to mention stress. Why drive around in circles looking for space near Brisbane Airport, when you can reserve one before you leave home?


Tip 2: Check the Rates Online

As we mentioned in our first tip, parking rates can shift over time,especially for BNE parking. A little like flight prices, the rates charged by airport car parks can go up and down, based on numerous factors. Although it might seem like hard work to compare the prices charged by multiple car parks, you can do this in a couple of clicks by using an airport parking comparison website like Flyparks. Airport car parking comparison websites contain plenty of information, which can easily be found in one place, as well as rate calculators which can provide quotes for your exact travel dates. 

For example, if you were looking for parking near Brisbane Airport for one week, or even a fortnight, you’d need to compare the prices offered by the all the long term lots in the area to find the best deal. Flyparks has already put together a wealth of information about the rates of all the different Brisbane Airport parking rates, and we’ve also put a quick summary together below. Assuming that you want to travel in the first week of September, parking would cost you:

Overview of Brisbane Airport Parking Rates


Car ParkCost per Week (8 Days)Service + Transfer TimeDomestic or Intl? 
Andrew's Airport Parking$ 145.995 min shuttleBothBook Now→
Portside ParkingCurrently Unavailable15 min shuttleBoth-
AIRPARK$ 111.0010 min shuttleDomestic-
ParkLong$ 180.004 - 8 min walkBoth-
ParkBusiness$ 209.005 min walkBoth-
Guaranteed Parking$ 215.005 - 7 min walkDomestic-
Park&Fly$ 239.00Valet - 5 min walkBoth-
ParkValet$ 269.002 - 4 min walkInternational-
ParkPremium$ 280.002 - 5 min walkDomestic-
ParkShort$ 444.002 - 5 min walkDomestic-


Please note that you can’t reserve a space at AIRPARK, ParkShort, ParkLong, ParkValet, or Guaranteed Space through our website. You can find our airport parking offers by entering in your travel dates in the search bar at the top of the page, and then clicking on ‘search’. To find the cheapest Brisbane Airport Parking, check out our blog!


Tip 3: Plan Ahead for a Stress-Free Trip

When you make an online reservation, you know exactly where you stand. You also have the opportunity to plan ahead, ensuring that you know how to get to the car park, who to ask for help if something goes wrong, advance knowledge of exactly how much you are spending, and most importantly, a guaranteed space.    

Directly after you have pre-booked your parking space online, you’ll be able to download your booking confirmation to your phone or print out a copy. Your booking confirmation will contain all the information you need about the car park; it’s address, phone number, shuttle bus transfer details, plus parking instructions, alongside the date and time that you’re expected to arrive and depart. You can also check the car park information page on Flyparks to see photographs of the parking facility, and read reviews left by previous customers. This gives you a good idea of what to expect before you arrive. 


Tip 4: Make Sure Your Car is in Safe Hands

To ensure that you don’t come back to any nasty or unpleasant surprises, you should try to book at an airport car park that employs the best security measures possible. Ideally, the car park should have high fences, gated entry, CCTV, floodlighting, and manned patrols. Combined, these features deter anti-social behaviour and criminal activity, and ensure that your car remains safely where you left it. 

How do you know if a car park is secure? The best way to check is to read about individual car parks and the security features they have in place, and to see what previous customers had to say. On Flyparks, we collect written feedback about the various off-site car parks near Brisbane Airport and post it, complete and unedited, on our website. A good place to start is to review the Portside Parking and Andrew's Airport Parking pages, as these are the most popular and well-known off-site lots in Brisbane. Below are more details about these two car parks:


Andrew's Airport Parking Brisbane ($145.99 for 1 week)

andrews-brisbane-airportAndrew's Airport Parking offers great rates for both long-term and short-term parking at Brisbane Airport. Known for its top-tier service, Andrew's is the largest off-airport car park in Brisbane and offers a plethora of services to enhance your experience. Andrew's parking is for those travelling internationally and domestically who are looking to save money on Brisbane airport parking fees. 

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Service: Shuttle
  • Distance to Airport: 5 min shuttle

Book Now→


Portside Parking Brisbane (Currently Unavailable)

portside-parking-brisbane-airportPortside Parking is a family business that has provided years of excellent service. If you are looking for secure parking Brisbane, 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. 

  • Hours: 07:00 - 17:00
  • Service: Shuttle
  • Distance to Airport: 15 min shuttle


Tip 5: In a Hurry? Choose Parking within Walking Distance or a Valet Service

There are several types of parking at Brisbane Airport to choose from, including shuttle, valet, and parking within walking distance. If you need to be at check-in as quickly as possible, then you may want to consider parking at walking distance or using a valet service. Take note though, that these services can often be a lot more expensive than the shuttle option!


Valet parking

Parking with a valet service is a very easy way to park at Brisbane Airport. Valet parking works as follows:

  • You drive your car to the valet drop-off zone of the relevant parking company, which will be within easy walking distance of the airport
  • You transfer your car over to the uniformed employee of the parking provider of your choice. This could be ParkValet, Virgin Australia Valet, or Qantas Valet
  • Upon your return to the airport, and after you have collected your luggage, you contact your chosen parking provider
  • A trained and uniformed driver will meet you at a designated spot and handover your keys so that you can drive home directly


Parking within Walking Distance

There are several car parks within walking distance of the terminals, and these car parks work as follows:

  • You drive to the car park, after having found the address on your booking confirmation
  • You press the help button on the entrance barrier, to provide car park staff with your booking confirmation number, or, if there is license plate recognition technology at the car park, the barrier will rise automatically
  • You can simply continue your journey to the airport on foot and you can keep hold of your car keys
  • Upon your return to the airport, you walk back to the parking lot, and your car
  • You leave the site, and the barrier either opens automatically or you have to provide your booking confirmation number again 


How Flyparks Can Save You Money 

Instead of booking directly at a car park and hoping that they’re offering you a decent price, you can search, compare, and book using an airport parking comparison site like Flyparks to get the best deal. Flyparks searches the off-site parking market for you and then quotes the lowest prices available.

With Flyparks, you’ll save on the cost of expensive drive-up rates, while getting a wide range of options. We do the legwork for you, by checking numerous airport car parks and only promoting the ones that we know are safe and secure.



Please note that the information above is provided for reference only, and does not constitute travel advice. For the most recent and relevant information about Brisbane Airport, you should check the official website.  Additionally, the Brisbane Airport car park rates quoted in this article were taken based on drive-up rates. If drive-up rates were not available at the time of reporting, however, next-day bookings were reported. Next-day bookings are most comparable to drive-up rates. These estimations were taken in June 2023 for stays in June - July of 2023. For the official airport rates, we chose the lowest prices offered by the airport. It is not possible to book at any of the Brisbane Airport car parks through Flyparks at present. We instead offer a range of alternative car parking options from private service providers.

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