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Brisbane airport parking

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Updated 31 Aug 2020

Rachel White

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Whether you're going on an overseas holiday or travelling interstate for work, there is something exciting about jumping on a plane and venturing somewhere new.

However, before jetting off from Brisbane Airport on your adventure, you will need to decide if you’re going to drive to the airport and where you’re going to park if you do.

There is a sense of convenience that comes with driving yourself and your family, especially when luggage and children are involved. It’s nice to know that as soon as you get back home you can jump in the car and go - no waiting in queues or sitting on crowded buses.

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Brisbane domestic and international terminals are located right next to each other at the airport in Brisbane’s northeast.

The airport is 15km from the CBD, roughly a 20-30min drive, and the Gateway motorway makes access to it from the northern or southern suburbs pretty easy.

If you’re travelling from the west, it does mean driving through the city or taking a long detour around.

Before making for the airport, you will want to look at parking options to see what works best for you and falls within your budget.

Parking options

The good thing is you have choices. As always, check online for discounted rates and to ensure you’ll be able to find a parking spot on flight day.

Let’s begin at the furthest point and work our way in.

Translink offers ‘park ‘n’ ride’ facilities close to public transport hubs. This is only available for the day you park but if you're making a quick, one-day business trip, this is free parking with the only cost being the public transport fee to and from the airport.

If you decide to park in the city and get the regular Airtrain service to the airport, be prepared as inner-city parking can be expensive. Brisbane CBD casual parking rates can range from $17-$60 a day.

Local, secure parking facilities that also offer free airport transfers can be found with weekly rates for outdoor parking from $59 to $70 and indoor parking from $88 to $95.

If you want the luxury of driving and parking at Brisbane Airport itself, still be prepared to board a shuttle bus as some parking facilities are a fair distance from the terminals. Some are within walking range and the more you pay the closer you get. Weekly pricing ranges from $61.50 for outdoor parking and up to $146 for undercover parking spots.

If you want to pay a little extra, around $40, there’s a valet parking service

It’s always worth considering parking apps such as ParkMe and Parkopedia, which are able to search a location and show parking options and costs in the area.

Parkhound is another app which people use to rent spare parking spaces for a fee. Spaces within a 5 km radius of the airport can run from $4.72-$18 a day.

It's worth looking at all parking options as prices do vary, and there are also websites that offer heavily discounted deals. These include that, at the time of publication, was offering Brisbane Airport parking rates for $74 a week or $107 for two weeks for outdoor, secure parking with shuttle bus services. They're also running a neat deal on all bookings with Andrew's Aiport Parking by offering 10% off your booking, don't miss out!

Arrange your parking ahead of time to get the best deal and to secure your parking spot.

Once you get that out of the way, it leaves time for you to relax and enjoy the start of your holiday or work trip, knowing your car is secure and will be ready to go when you return.

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Rachel White

Rachel spent her early adult life around cars, motorsport and hands-on with her own cars. This interest moved into various careers within the Automotive industry. Joined with her passion for writing, Rachel loves putting the two together to share her experience, so we can all become AutoGuru’s.