Cairns Airport Parking

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Compare prices, features, and customer reviews for secure car parking Cairns Airport. You can choose between undercover, open-air, short- or long-term airport parking, from the official airport providers or from private car parks. 

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Overview of Airport Parking at Cairns

We know that when it comes to booking Cairns Airport car parking, most people just want to find a trustworthy, efficient, and affordable car park located close to the airport, with prices that don't break the bank. It is our mission to help travellers find exactly that.

Cairns Airport car parking generally falls within on-site, official airport parking options: T1 Budget International, T2 Covered, and T2 Domestic. The T1 Budget International car park is located opposite the International Terminal, and is designed for those travelling overseas. The T2 Long-Term Car Park is directly opposite the Domestic Terminal, as is the T2 Covered Car Park. If you're looking to make the start of your trip as relaxing as the holiday itself then it's worth looking at booking with one of these official car parks for parking at Cairns Airport.


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Best ratedT2 Uncovered Car Park 
💰Cheapest optionT1 Budget Car Park 
📏Closest to the airportT2 Covered Car Park / T1 Budget Car Park


Cairns Airport Parking Fees

If you’re looking to find out how much it costs to park at Cairns Airport, you’ll soon discover that there’s no one simple answer. Cairns Airport parking fees will depend on how close you want to be to the terminal, whether you need short-term or long-term parking at Cairns Airport, or covered or open-air parking.

To get an accurate quote for your trip away, and to find the best Cairns Airport parking cost possible, we suggest entering your travel dates into the search bar above. If you want to know more about cheap airport parking Cairns, check out our blog. To see how these rates compare, you can check the tables below:

Drive-Up Rates at Cairns Airport Car Parks

Car ParkCost per WeekService + Travel Time 
T1 Budget Car Park$160.00Walk: 1 - 3 minBook
T2 Uncovered Car Park$176.00Walk: 2 minBook
T2 Covered Car Park$348.00Walk: 1 - 2 minBook

Please note that these drive-up rates are subject to change without notice, but were verified in July 2024. Online rates will differ drastically from drive-up rates. Compare car parks in Cairns in the search bar above, or consult the official Cairns Airport website to see the most updated rates.


Types of Car Parking at Cairns Airport 

Whatever your preference for Cairns Airport Parking, you will find a suitable option whether it be with the T1 Budget Car Park, the T2 Uncovered Car Park, or the T2 Covered Car Park. These parking facilities are owned and maintained by the airport itself and provide both open-air and covered parking, in addition to short and long-term parking at Cairns Airport. If you are looking for the cheapest Cairns airport parking fees, pre-book your spot online, and save up to 40% more than what you would spend on drive-up rates. You can book your spot up to 2 hours before your arrival, and change your booking until midnight the day before if necessary. 

If you don’t mind incurring drive-up rates for a more flexible schedule, you can pay for your parking at the car park with a credit card upon entry and exit of the car park. 


Parking at Cairns Airport within Walking Distance

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You’ll find the T1 Budget Car Park, the T2 Uncovered Car Park, and T2 Covered Car Park all close to the International & Domestic Terminals. Not only are these car parks convenient in terms of location, but affordably priced for short and long stays.  For more information about each individual car park, arrival and return details, see below. 

Arrival: On the day of departure, simply drive to the address of the chosen car park. If you did not pre-book your spot, drive to the car park gate and present your credit card at the card reader at the entry barrier – American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are the acceptable forms of payment. Make sure you scan the same card you used upon entry as you do upon exit. 

If you prefer to pay in cash and receive a ticket as proof of payment, you may do so at one of the two automatic payment stations located at the T2 Covered Car Park Kiosk (located at the undercover passenger walkway), or at the station that is next to the T1 International Taxi Rank. When you receive a ticket for your purchase, keep it somewhere safe, because if you lose it whilst away, you will incur a $50.00 lost ticket fee upon return. If you find yourself with any questions or trouble with your payment method or entry/exit of the car park, don't worry - just press on the intercom to receive help from an agent!

Return: On the day of return, after landing, walk to the car park, grab your car, and tap your credit card again at the payment machine or insert your ticket as you exit the parking gate. You can receive a receipt upon your exit. 



T1 Budget Car Park ($160.00 for 1 Week)

A sound choice for international travellers, T1 Budget Parking is an open-air car park located right next to the airport building, and is owned and maintained by Cairns Airport. This Car Park is great for hellos and goodbyes, as your first 10 minutes are free when dropping-off or picking-up passengers.

Currently, Cairns Airport is offering a ‘Two Week Treat’ deal that allows you to pay $88 when you book your reservation online, for a minimum of 14 days. Don’t miss out on one of the best options for parking at Cairns Airport.

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T2 Long Term Car Park - Uncovered ($176.00 for 1 Week)

Situated next door to the Domestic Terminal, T2 Long Term Car Park - Uncovered is a secure, open-air car park that allows you to keep your keys. If you wish to be within walking distance of Cairns domestic terminal, this is your stop!

Right now, you can receive a Cairns airport parking discount when you book online for a minimum of 7 days, leaving you with a low cost of $77.00. Ideal for those travelling domestically, parking here will leave you near your gate while enjoying great rates. To make circumstances more convenient, you can park in this car park for 10 minutes, free of charge, whilst saying goodbye to your passengers.

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T2 Covered Car Park ($348.00 for 1 Week)

The most secure car parking option at Cairns Airport, T2 Covered Car Park is an undercover car park, with 24/7 CCTV and security patrols. It is a great choice for those who want to utilize the closest car park to T2 terminals or are looking for Cairns Airport short-term parking.

Ideal for business travellers and those who prioritize convenience, right now you can book a covered parking spot for $67 when booking online for a minimum of 3 days - talk about affordable Cairns Airport parking fees! With each parking spot 20% larger than alternative car park bays, you can rest assured your car has plenty of room away from other vehicles, leaving no chances for accidental scratches or bumps whilst away. 

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Car Parks with Valet Service

Unfortunately, there is no valet parking at Cairns Airport at present.


Long Term Parking at Cairns Airport 

Long Term Parking at Cairns is not difficult to come by. In fact, the T1 Budget Car Park or T2 Uncovered Car Park are perfect for travellers who will be gone for a few weeks, and don't mind their vehicle exposed to weather elements. Travellers can receive cheap Cairns Airport long term parking fees when you book a spot for 7 days, only being charged $77.00 at the T2 Uncovered Car Park.

If you're planning to stay even longer than 7 days, opt for the T1 Budget Car Park, which offers a 14-day stay for $88.00. Should you not wish to have your vehicle parked outside whilst away, the Covered T2 Car Park - your only option for covered parking at Cairns Airport - is $348.00 for 1 week.

To ensure convenience, you can book your spot up to two hours in advance, and modify your booking up until midnight the night before your booking begins. 


Pick-Up & Drop-Off Parking at Cairns Airport 

If you want Cairns Airport parking for only 10–30 minutes to say farewell to your loved ones, there are designated areas to do so, for free! To pick up or drop off passengers, you can utilize T1 and T2 terminals, for 10 minutes, free of charge.  If you want a little bit more time but still prefer to not spend while waiting, opt for the Standby Zone, located off of Gypsy Moth Drive. Here you can park for 30 minutes, free of charge, as you wait for your passengers. Be sure to remain in your vehicle while at both the Standby Zone and terminals T1 / T2 -  any vehicle left unattended is subject to tow. 

*There are designated accessible parking points for those picking up or dropping off passengers within T1 & T2. To occupy the space, be sure to display your disabled parking permit.


About Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport (CNS) is an international airport serving the Cairns Region in Queensland. The airport is approximately 7km north of the Cairns CBD, in the suburb of Aeroglen. There are direct flights to 18 international and 30 different domestic destinations leaving from Cairns Airport, primarily to all major Australian cities and tourist destinations further afield.

The airport is served by 10 international carriers and 7 domestic carriers, including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia, and Jetstar Airways. More than five million passengers transit through the airport every year through its two terminals, T1 & T2.


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All the Cairns Airport parking fees that are cited are approximate and subject to change, but were accurate at the time of publication for 1 week (8 days). Please note that Flyparks does not compare all the airport car parking spaces available in the market, and cannot take into account specific needs and individual requirements. Always read the terms and conditions before booking.

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