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 SYD Sydney Airport Parking & Costs

Airport Parking Sydney provides parking in three major public car parks, as well as curbside valet parking at all terminals (surcharge of AUD 2.20 for credit card use). The Domestic Terminal is served by the Domestic Multi-Storey Car Park and (located between T1 and T2) the Blu Emu Car Park (remote long term parking, open air or shaded), while Sidney Airport long term parking at the International Terminal is located across from the Terminal 1 at the International Multi-Storey Car Park.

Domestic Terminal Self Park fees for Sydney Airport parking are: 

0 to 1/2 hour AUD 7
1/2 to 1 hour AUD 16
1 to 2 hours AUD 23
2 to 3 hours AUD 29
3 to 24 hours * AUD 56

* maximum per calendar day


* Sydney Airport car parking has become unaffordable for short overnight stays with what has been deemed the Sydney Airport parking scam. For example, a relatively short stay between 20:30 to 07:30 costs AUD 112 (that's AUD 56 for day one, and AUD 56 for day two).

The most affordable parking at Sydney Airport is at Blu Emu, the Sydney Airport long term car park (open air, shaded spots also available). A free, air-conditioned Sydney Airport parking shuttle bus operates on a continual rotation between the Blu Emu Car Park and the Domestic terminals. Blu Emu Express buses depart every 10 - 15 minutes and the trip takes about 8 minutes. Fees for Blu Emu long term parking are: 

1 day AUD 26
2 days AUD 49
3 days AUD 67
4 days AUD 82
5 days AUD 97
6 days AUD 112
Each additional day/part thereof  
7-14 days AUD 15
15+ days AUD 10
For shade, add (per day) AUD 5

Fees for parking in Sydney Airport's International (T1) Multi-Storey Car Park are: 

0 to 15 minutes Free
16 minutes to 1/2 hr AUD 7
1/2 to 1 hr AUD 16
1 to 2 hrs AUD 23
2 to 3 hrs AUD 29
3 to 24 hrs AUD 56
2 days AUD 112
3 days AUD 168
Each additional day/part thereof AUD 20

The long term car park Sydney Airport's most convenient option is online pre-booking for the International Terminal (T1) parkade (book 6+ hours in advance). Rates are: 

1 calendar day AUD 56
2 days AUD 86
3 days AUD 106
4 days AUD 126
5 days AUD 146
6 days AUD 166
7 days AUD 186
Each additional day/part thereof AUD 20

 Sydney Airport Passenger Pickup

Your friends may pick you up at the Sydney Airport.


For domestic Sydney Airport passenger pickup (T1 and T2), the pick-up area is located on the right-hand side of Keith Smith Avenue when approaching Arrivals at Terminal 2; look for the yellow ’Public Pick-up’ signs. Acovered walkway to the pick-up area is provided for arriving passengers.


For international Sydney Airport passenger pickup, the pick-up area is located in Anyone the International Car Park (T1): look for the yellow signs designating the 15 minute pick-up area.

The cost for Sydney Airport passenger pickup parking is free for the first 10 minutes (domestic), or 15 minutes (international).

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Last Updated: 13 Jul 2023