Sydney Airport has some of the most expensive parking in the world, so what are the alternatives?
If you regularly park your car in any of Australia’s capital cities, it will come as no surprise to discover that Australia is the most expensive place in the world to park your car for the day. A recent report from Parkopedia found that the average daily price to park in a carpark in Australia is $29.71 USD, which is up 6.6% since the previous study, showing that prices are only on the rise.
When it comes to airport parking in particular, Australia is not the most expensive country, with a recent report from Flyparks revealing that Singapore Changi Airport has the most expensive airport parking at 460.80 SGD ($481.76 AUD) per day. However, while it’s not the most expensive in the world, Sydney Airport is certainly not cheap, making the list of the top 20 most expensive airports in the world at a whopping $164 AUD per day.
What are the alternatives for affordable airport parking?
While there’s no doubt that on-site parking at Sydney Airport is very expensive (in fact in many cases, on-site parking can cost more than the flights themselves), the good news is there are more affordable options available. Off-site parking facilities are carparks that are located a short drive from Sydney Airport (in some cases as little as five minutes away) that offer affordable short- and long-term airport parking.
What are the benefits of off-site airport parking?
Aside from the obvious and key benefits of off-site airport parking which is, of course, the significantly lower cost, there are plenty of other benefits to choosing off-site airport parking.
If you choose a reputable off-site parking provider such as Park on King, you can rest easy on your travels, knowing that your car is being well looked after in your absence. Park on King is a gated, secure facility with over 40 CCTV cameras which are monitored by security patrols 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
While it’s hard to compete with the convenience of on-site parking, some of the best off-site providers come pretty close. Sydney Airport’s P1 and P2 parking are a 2 to 5-minute walk from the T2 and T3 Domestic terminals, while the P3 parking facility is a 5 to 8-minute walk. While Park on King is not walking distance from the airport, its on-demand shuttle can get passengers to their terminal in as little as 4 minutes, meaning you might even get to your terminal faster than if you’d parked at the P3 on-site facility. Plus, with the shuttle dropping you right outside the terminal door, there’s no chance of getting lost or taking a wrong turn on your way.
One clear benefit of choosing off-site parking over on-site parking is the great additional services that some facilities have to offer. Park on King offers a range of convenient services on-site including
car rental, hand car wash, charging stations, complimentary jump-starts and pram and seniors parking spaces.
Another clear benefit of off-site Sydney Airport parking is that if you fly regularly, you can save even more on your parking by taking advantage of a loyalty program. Park on King lets customers earn points through booking parking on the first, second and subsequent occasions as well as offering extra points for booking a car wash, leaving a review or for social shares and follows. Plus, you can instantly receive a free day of parking when you refer a friend. Read more about the loyalty program here.
So, while Sydney Airport parking is some of the most expensive in the world, savvy travellers know that there are cheaper alternatives that offer some serious benefits. Book your airport parking with Park on King today for affordable airport parking, faultless service, unrivalled safety and the ultimate convenience.