T1 Budget Car Park

Take the stress out of travelling to the airport. Drive to Cairns Airport in the comfort of your own car and park right near T1 (International Terminal) for total convenience.

The T1 Budget Car Park is located opposite T1 with fast, easy access to both check-in and arrivals.


Online Booking Reminder: When accessing the car park, you will need to use the same credit card as the one used for this booking.  Click here to watch video instructions to use pay wave or manual credit card entry.

 Special Offer


Book Online & Save up to 40%* off Cairns Airport Parking


T1 Budget Car Park Quick Guide

location Located opposite T1
walking 1-2 minutes to T1 or 7-10 minutes to T2
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payment Easy automated or credit card payments
clock Open 24/7
quote Get a quote to park



Saying hi or bye can be a pretty emotional time and there’s nothing worse than a rushed hug, so feel free to grab a space in our T1 Budget Car Park and the first 10 minutes is on us. If you plan on staying longer, take a look below for our drive up rates or save up to 40% off Cairns Airport Parking by booking online.

T1 Budget Car Park Drive Up Tariffs

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0-10 mins Free
10-30 mins 6.00
30-60 mins 8.00
1-2 hrs 10.00
2-3 hrs 12.00
Additional Hours (or part thereof) 3.00
Maximum charge for first 24 hours 29.00
1-2 days 49.00
2-3 days 69.00
Additional Days (or part thereof) 15.00
Lost Ticket Admin Fee 50.00
Please note that the above fees are calculated on a 24-hour block. For example, if you book in at 6 am you will not incur an additional daily fee until after 6 am the following day. Additional fees will apply after every 24 hour period. Lost card penalty applies in all cases.

  • Cairns Airport Parking prices effective 30.01.2016
  • All parking tariffs are inclusive of GST


Getting Here

Here is your very own copy of our airport map with useful directions to our T1 Budget Map for you to download and keep.

T1 Budget Map

Pick Up & Drop Off

Free parking for 10 minutes is available within the T1 Budget Car Park to make picking up and dropping off easier and less stressful. In addition, regulated pick up and drop off areas are located outside the terminals. Use of these areas is strictly for pick up/drop off and go only. No waiting or parking is permitted, passengers must be waiting at the kerb for immediate pick up (penalties apply).


Car Park Limits

Our car parks are designed to Australian standard and will accommodate vehicles up to a maximum of 4.9m long x 1.9m wide x 4.0m high. If your vehicle is bigger than any of those specs or if you were planning on attaching a trailer, caravan or float etc you will have to make alternate arrangements. Please bear in mind that parking in prohibited areas or parking oversize vehicles or vehicles with trailers, caravans, floats etc can incur a fine.

If your vehicle exceeds any of the above limits, there are a range of alternate transport options including:


Special Offers: Save up to 40% online*

Terms & Conditions:

  • Discounts of up to 40% apply to online pre-paid bookings for Cairns Airport Parking only.
  • Offer applies to no amend, no cancel, online parking products purchased up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Availability to purchase is dependent on car park capacity.
  • Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Cairns Airport’s usual Terms and Conditions of Online Booking also apply.


Conditions of Entry

Cairns Airport Parking conditions of entry can be viewed at Section 3 – Car Parking of Airport Notices.