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Parking + Transport

Canberra Airport offers the most convenient airport parking options within close proximity to the terminal building.

All car parks can be used for short stays, long stays and weekends. Car parks close
30 minutes after the last flight arrival and re-open each morning at 5:00am.

Please contact the customer service team on 02 6275 2226 for any assistance.

For complete terms and conditions, view the Conditions of Entry and Limitations of Liability.

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Free 10 Minute Passenger Pick-up

Vehicles picking up passengers may take advantage of the FREE 10 minute parking bays located in the Red OutdoorPark near the terminal building.

No payment is required for vehicles that exit within the 10 minutes, just proceed to the exit point and insert the ticket into the boom gate. Vehicles that stay beyond the FREE 10 minutes, pay normal parking rates.

View map to see location for the Free 10 minute parking bays.

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Parking Rates

IndoorPark

The two ‘Blue’ and ‘Green’ multi-level covered car parks each offer 1000 parking spaces and passengers can access both the arrivals and departures levels of the terminal directly from the car parks.

Drivers can benefit from the Parking Guidance System (PGS) which provide exact number of parking spaces available on each level. Occupied and vacant parking bays on each level are easily identified by LED red/green lights.

Vehicle height restriction in the multi-level car parks is 2.3m.

View map to see locations for the indoor car parks.

Time Price
0 – 20 mins $2.00
21 – 40 mins $3.00
41 – 60 mins $4.00
1.0 – 1.5 hours $4.80
1.5 – 2.0 hours $6.20
2.0 – 3.0 hours $7.40
3.0 – 4.0 hours $9.40
4.0 – 5.0 hours $12.00
5.0 – 24 hours – 1 DAY $27.50
The above rates apply per 24 hours for the first four days
Two days $55.00
Three days $82.50
Four days $110.00
Each additional day $15.00

Rates effective as at 1 October 2013.

OutdoorPark

The two ‘Yellow’ and ‘Red’ outdoor car parks each offer 450 parking spaces.

View map to see locations for the outdoor car parks.

Time Price
0 – 10 mins FREE
10 – 20 mins $1.50
21 – 40 mins $2.40
41 – 60 mins $3.00
1.0 – 1.5 hours $4.00
1.5 – 2.0 hours $5.00
2.0 – 3.0 hours $6.00
3.0 – 4.0 hours $7.50
4.0 – 5.0 hours $10.00
5.0 – 24 hours – 1 DAY $19.00
The above rates apply per 24 hours for the first three days
Two days $38.00
Three days $57.00
Each additional day $10.00

Rates effective as at 1 October 2013.

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Special Offers

Weekend Special:  Park for the whole weekend for just $30*

Costing less than the average taxi fare, park at the terminal from Friday night right through to Sunday for just $30! Enter the car park after 3pm on Friday and exit before closing on Sunday (10:30pm or 30 min after last flight arrives).

* Offer applies only in the Yellow and Red outdoor car parks.

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Disabled Parking

A number of designated disabled car park spaces are conveniently located in both the covered and open air car parks. These can be found within easy access to the terminal building.

If you experience any difficulties with the ticket or pay machines, press the help button and our customer service team will come to your assistance.

If you require special assistance or wheelchairs when departing or arriving, please call our customer service team on 02 6275 2226 in advance to make the necessary arrangements.

View the Disability Access Facilitation Plan.

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Payment Options

NO CASH, NO TICKET, NO FUSS: On entering the car park, simply insert your credit card at the entry boom-gate instead of taking a ticket. When leaving the car park, insert the same credit card, a receipt is provided and the boom-gate opens for you to exit. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners are all accepted.

By Cash at the pay machines before exiting the car park. The pay machines accept all coins except 5 cent coins, and all notes except $100 notes – change is given and receipts can be issued by the pay machines.

By Credit Card at the pay machines or at the exit boom-gate. Receipts can be issued upon request.

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Airport Parking Rate Comparison

Canberra Airport has the cheapest short term parking prices across the country.*

Comparison with other capital city airports 1 Hour 1 Day
Sydney $16 $57
Melbourne $14 $56
Brisbane $14 $54
Perth $8 $40
Darwin $5 $20
Adelaide $7 $33
Hobart $6 $20
Darwin $5 $20
Canberra – Indoor $4 $27.50
Canberra – Outdoor $3 $19

*Source: Airport websites, June 2014. Domestic terminal car parks excluding options that require catching a bus from car park to terminal.