Best Car Parking – Brisbane Cruise Terminal

Are you looking for parking near the Brisbane cruise terminal?  This article covers all the different options, whether you’re looking for long term or short term parking at the Brisbane cruise ship terminal. 

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If you’re driving yourself to the terminal or someone is dropping you off, then you’re probably wondering what sort of car parking the Brisbane cruise terminal offers. The good news is you can park just metres away from where the ships depart from. However, the bad news is that the parking spaces and options are limited.

Luckily though, there are several options for the cruise parking Brisbane offers passengers.  Plus, given the terminal is not too far from the international airport, there are some options that serve both the airport and cruise ship passengers.  

There is also parking that offers a shuttle bus to the Brisbane cruise terminal – making it super easy for passengers to park and sail.

To help you choose the ideal parking location, this guide covers a range of Brisbane cruise terminal parking options.  The guide provides all the information you need, such as how far the parking is from the terminal, whether it offers short and / or long term parking at the Brisbane cruise terminal, the cost of parking and whether the parking offers transport to the Brisbane cruise terminal.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Brisbane cruise terminal recently moved so just be careful with any information you read online as it may be referring to the old cruise terminal.  This guide is completely up to date so you can rest assured that when reading it, you’re getting the most current information.

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Best Cruise Parking Brisbane Map

From the map below, you can see the location of all the Brisbane cruise terminal car parking covered in this guide.  The cruise terminal itself in marked in red.

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Best Car Parking – Brisbane Cruise Terminal Overview

Below is a super quick overview of the car parking at the Brisbane cruise terminal as well as places nearby.  For more information, keep reading below.

Parking OptionAddressDistance to TerminalDaily RateHourly RateShuttle Service
Wilson Parking PI – Premium1 Cruise Terminal Drive Pinkenba50m-220mFrom $34.20NANA
Wilson Parking P21 Cruise Terminal Drive Pinkenba250m-400mFrom $24.70NANA
Wilson Parking P31 Cruise Terminal Drive Pinkenba420m – 500mFrom $23,40From $5NA
Andrew’s Airport539 Nudgee Road Hendra15 min driveOutdoor $88 Undercover $95.00
Cheaper the  more days you park
Portside Cruise Parking11 Curtin Avenue West Hamilton15 min driveOutdoor $90
Indoor $115
Cheaper the  more days you park

Brisbane Cruise Terminal Parking Information

Below is more detailed information about the different parking options at and near the Brisbane cruise terminal.

Wilson Brisbane Cruise Terminal Parking

This is the closest car park to the cruise terminal. It is an enormous car park with different zones that charge according to the distance you park from the cruise terminal. 

The closest car park zone is only 50 metres from the terminal while the furthest zone is up to 500 metres away. As this car park does not offer a shuttle service, it is worth considering how easily you can transport your luggage to and from the terminal when choosing which parking zone to book. 

There are open air parking bays and bays with shade (these are canopy shades only and are not enclosed). Plus, there are parking bays for disabled drivers and bays with charging points for electric cars.

It is important to note that Wilson Parking only accepts regular sized vehicles. Any oversized vehicles or vehicles with trailers are not accepted.  

The closest, most expensive car park (P1) starts from $34.20 per day. This rate drops to $23.40 per day for P3 parking, the zone that is the furthest away from the cruise terminal. 

P3 also offers an hourly parking fee of $5 for passengers being dropped off or picked up by family and friends. 

Bookings for Wilson Parking can be made online in advance and are recommended as this is a very popular car park. 

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Andrews Airport Parking

Looking for secure parking near the Brisbane cruise terminal? 

Andrews Airport Parking is a large secure car park 2 km east of Brisbane airport. It offers both undercover and open air parking and is open 24/7 so you can arrive and park at any time. The car park also accepts caravans, motorhomes and motorbikes. 

For peace of mind, Andrews Airport Parking provides CCTV cameras, security patrols and lock up warehouse storage. 

As this car park is valet parking, you must leave your keys behind with the staff. 

You can choose to have your car cleaned or even serviced on site while you are away. A thorough car clean inside and out starts from $75. 

Open air parking starts from $88.00 a day whilst undercover parking is a little more expensive at $95 a day. Don’t let this hefty one day fee put you off as the cost of parking at this Brisbane cruise terminal car park drastically reduces the more days you book for. 

For example, if you book for 14 days, undercover parking costs just $18 a day. Outdoor parking is even cheaper at $14 per day. Pre-booking is advised but is not essential. 

There are 5 shuttle buses that run on demand to and from Brisbane Airport and Brisbane Cruise Ship Terminal. The cost of the return shuttle journey is included in your booking fee. 

The journey from Brisbane Airport to the cruise ship terminal will take around 15 minutes depending on traffic. Using public transport from Brisbane Airport is not an option as the route involves changes and can take up to 1.5 hours. 

If you want to use the shuttle bus, Andrews Airport Parking provides rear and forward facing car seats as well as booster seats so this car park is a great option for families. 

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Portside Cruise Parking

This car park offers fully monitored secure indoor parking (your car will be inside and fully enclosed, not just undercover) as well as cheaper open air parking. 

There is 24 hour video surveillance and the cost of parking here includes the 15 minute return coach journey from the car park to the cruise terminal. 

The shuttle coaches run every 15 minutes and will drop you off just 20 metres from the cruise ship baggage counter. The coaches are scheduled according to the departure and arrival times of the various cruise ships. 

Portside Cruise Parking accepts bookings 24/7 but their on site office hours are limited to 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday and cruise days. However, if you need to pick up or drop off your car outside these hours, there is an after hours service available. 

The cost to park indoors for one day starts from $115 but again, the longer you book, the less per day you will pay. 

If you book for a two week vacation, the cost per day starts from as little as $18. To park outdoors in an open air bay for one day costs $90; for 14 days the daily cost drops to $16. 

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Enjoy your cruise from Brisbane

Hopefully, this guide has helped you choose the perfect place to park for your cruise.

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