The Park and Ride option is a popular and convenient choice for parking at Cairns Airport. With this parking type, you simply drive directly to the car park, park your vehicle, and then board a shuttle bus that takes you to the airport terminal. The process is similar for your return journey. Upon landing, a quick call to the parking provider will arrange for a shuttle to pick you up and bring you back to your car. The shuttle journey duration varies depending on each parking provider's location, as some may be situated further from the airport than others. For precise details, you can find the estimated travel time from the car park to the terminal on each parking provider's profile page, which we recommend checking for a smoother parking experience.
One huge advantage of Park and Ride is its affordability. As the parking lots are typically located slightly farther from the airport terminal, they can offer lower rates. However, rest assured that a complimentary and comfortable shuttle bus will ensure you reach the airport with ample time. Additionally, many Park and Ride providers offer the option to add special extras to your booking, such as car cleaning or servicing, providing added convenience and customization to suit your needs.
First you need to reserve a Park and Ride parking space at Cairns Airport. This can be done in just a few clicks, using the comparison tool.
Next, on the day of your booking you need to drive to the car park. Depending on the parking provider, you will either need to check in and then park your car or park your car and then check in. Once your car has been securely parked, you can wait for a shuttle bus. If you would like to add any additional services to your reservation, like car cleaning or servicing, you can do this at the provider's reception.
Once you have boarded the shuttle bus you will be taken to the airport terminal. Then for your return to Cairns Airport, you need to contact the parking provider. This is so you can arrange for their shuttle bus to come and pick you up. We recommend calling the provider whilst waiting for your bags.
The shuttle bus will take you back to the parking lot. Once back at the car park, you can collect your car and carry on with your journey.
The costs for Park and Ride at Cairns Airport depend on a variety of factors. For example, each parking provider will have different prices. To help you understand all these varying rates we have added a table below. Here you will be able to see what each parking provider charges for 7 days of parking. You will also be able to see a few important details about the parking provider, and if you would like more information you can always click on the name of the provider. For information on the costs of parking at Cairns Airport in general, please visit our Cairns Airport Parking Rates page.