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Read our guide on parking at Melbourne Airport

Get to grips with all the particulars of Melbourne Airport parking with Skyscanner Australia.

If you’re booking flights from Melbourne and are hoping to make use of the Melbourne Airport parking lots, we can help you make sense of what your options are.

Read Skyscanner Australia’s simple guide to help you through the pros, cons and dos and don’ts.

Fly with peace of mind by sorting out your Melbourne Airport parking details

What are the different types of Melbourne Airport parking?

There are lots of different Melbourne Airport parking options that suit a number of needs and pricing*.

  • Budget parking
  • Convenient parking
  • Valet parking
  • Premium parking
  • Long term parking

*All costs are approximate and subject to change. These rates were taken based on advanced online booking, with estimations taken in July and August. For the day rate, we chose a working day over a 24-hour period, and for the week rate, we chose a full 7-day week period covering the weekend. For standard drive-up rates, please go to the airport rates page.

Budget Melbourne Airport parking

Value parking at Melbourne Airport involves parking farther away from the terminals. These lots do provide complimentary shuttle services that run routes to and from the terminals 24/7.

How much does budget parking normally cost?

Saver/Flexi fare per day: $24/$25

What are the pros?

  • Affordable – this is by far the cheapest Melbourne Airport parking available.
  • A free shuttle service connects you to the terminals, and this runs 24/7 and comes every 5 minutes.
  • Disabled access
  • Safe and secure parking for your car

What are the cons?

  • Outdoor parking – unfortunately there are no undercover options for this parking type.
  • Transfers are convenient, but certainly not as quick as the closer terminal parking lots.

Convenient Melbourne Airport parking

Convenient Melbourne Airport parking basically means that your assigned spot will be within the airport compound, and in easy walking distance to the terminals.

How much does convenient terminal parking cost?

T123 Saver/Flexi fare per day: $46/$51
T123 Saver/Flexi fare per week: $141/$173

T4 Saver/Flexi fare per day: $45/$50
T4 Saver/Flexi fare per week: $139/$169

What are the pros?

  • Undercover parking options
  • Motorcycle bays
  • Disabled access
  • Cheaper than the premium and valet Melbourne Airport parking options
  • Good terminal access – with 2-5 minutes walking time to check-in counters
  • Safe and secure parking for your car

What are the cons?

  • Whilst there is undercover parking, you are not guaranteed an undercover spot

Valet Melbourne Airport parking

Valet services are also available at Melbourne Airport. There are two different valet services at this airport, these are the Melbourne Airport Valet and the Virgin Australia Premium Valet.

How does it work?

Essentially, if you use the valet option, you can hand over your car as soon as you get to the airport and the valet will take it and park it for you. You do not have to book in advance and can show up and use the service day-of, though there may be more of a wait if you do not pre-book.

How much does valet parking normally cost?

There are three different fare rates, the ‘Lite’, ‘Saver’ or ‘Flexi’ fares. A ‘Lite’ fare is subject to a 15% fee if you cancel within 36 hours. A ‘Saver’ is subject to a 5% fee if you cancel within a 24 hour period. The ‘Flexi’ fare incurs no cancellation charges and is fully flexible.

Lite fare per day: $69

Saver fare per day: $72
Saver fare per week: $209

Flexi fare per day: $79
Flexi fare per week: $231

What are the pros?

  • Undercover parking
  • Assured parking spot
  • Someone parks your car for you
  • You can drive up on the day, no pre-booking required
  • Disabled access
  • Convenient
  • Direct terminal access – 1-2 minutes walking time to check-in counters
  • Safe and secure parking for your car

What are the cons?

  • This is the most expensive parking option at Melbourne Airport
  • If there is a backlog of customers, you might find it takes more time to park than with the other premium services.

Premium Melbourne Airport parking

Premium parking at Melbourne Airport comes in a variety of options, from business lots to straight premium. With the business or premium lots you will be only a few minutes from the check-in counters, and this is one of the easiest ways to park.

How much does it normally cost?

Business Saver/Flexi fare per day: $56/$62
Business Saver/Flexi fare per week: $224/$250

Premium T123 Saver/Flexi fare per day: $70/$75
Premium T123 Saver fare per week: $207/$227

Premium T4 Saver/Flexi fare per day: $58/$61
Premium T4 Saver fare per week: $225/$241

What are the pros?

  • Undercover parking
  • Disabled access
  • Convenient
  • Direct terminal access – 1-2 minutes walking time to check-in counters
  • Safe and secure parking for your car

What are the cons?

  • More expensive – if you are planning to be away for a while, we recommend you check the long term parking pros and cons.

Long-term Melbourne Airport parking

If you are going away for a while, you may find that the best Melbourne Airport parking option is the long-term lot, which is also in the budget parking lot. This is a lot cheaper than the parking lots that are close to the terminals, and whether you a staying a week or a month you will have access to the 24/7 free shuttle service.

How much does long term parking normally cost?

Saver/Flexi fare per day: $24/$25
Lite/Saver/Flexi fare per week: $70/$80/98

What are the pros?

  • Affordable – this is by far the cheapest Melbourne Airport parking available.
  • A free shuttle service connects you to the terminals, and this runs 24/7 and comes every 5 minutes.
  • Disabled access
  • Safe and secure parking for your car

What are the cons?

  • Outdoor parking – unfortunately there are no undercover options for this parking type.
  • Transfers are convenient, but certainly not as quick as the closer terminal parking lots.

What if I arrive too early or overstay at the Melbourne Airport parking lots?

If you arrive or leave 1 hour outside of your booking period you will not incur any extra charges. However, if you enter or leave the car lot outside of this time limit you will be charged.  Broadly, you can be charged from $25-72 for the first hour, but for a full list of fees and drive up rates, and how they are charged, please go to the rates page.

What do I else do I need to know about Melbourne Airport parking?

There are a few insider tips worth knowing before you book Melbourne airport parking, and these are:

  • The sooner you book, the cheaper your rates will be.
  • Booking online will also save you money.
  • Make sure that if you need to cancel you do so before the 36 or 24 hour period of notice for the Lite and Saver fares, so you aren’t subject to the cancellation fees. You can cancel your booking by going to ‘Manage my booking’ on the Melbourne Airport website.
  • If you need to change your booking, you can also go to ‘Manage my booking’ on the Melbourne Airport website. Amendments can be made up to 2 hours before your booking period.
  • For more information, please go to the Melbourne Airport parking terms and conditions listed on the official website.

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