Cairns Airport parking
There are three car parks at CNS. The T1 Budget parking area is the only one serving international passengers. The other two serve domestic customers and are known as ‘T2 Covered’ and ‘T2 Uncovered’.
T1 Budget is an outdoor parking area, just 1-3 minutes' walk from T1 and 5-10 minutes to T2 via a 1,640-foot (500-metre) walkway. It's free to park there for 10 minutes or less. After this, you will pay different rates for stays of 10-30 minutes, 30-60 minutes, 1-2 hours and 2-3 hours. You then incur a small charge for each additional hour up to one whole day. There are also different rates for stays of 1-2 days and 2-3 days. Beyond this point, you pay a fee for each additional day (or part thereof).
The T2 Covered car park comes with a cyclone-rated shelter to protect you from sun and rain. This 'premium' parking area provides 20 per cent more space per bay than its uncovered alternative. It takes just a couple of minutes to walk from T2 Covered to the Domestic arrivals area.
You may park here free of charge for 10 minutes or less. After this, you pay different rates in small increments up to 2-3 hours. After three hours, you must pay an additional charge for each hour you stay in the car park up to 24 hours. For stays of longer than 24 hours, there are rates for stays of 1-2 days, 2-3 days and 3-4 days. You then pay a fee for each additional day (or part thereof) after four days.
Drive-up rates for the T2 Covered car park are charged in the same timeframes as the other two on-site parking areas up to 2-3 hours. You then pay a set fee for a stay of 3-24 hours, followed by different prices for stays of 1-2 days and 2-3 days, with an additional fee each additional day after this point.