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Adelaide Airport is also referred to as the Adelaide International Airport. It serves as the main airport for Adelaide, South Australia. It is next to West Beach, about 6 km away from the city center’s west side. It served 8,090,000 customers in 2017 and 8.5 million by 2019, making it the fifth busiest airport in Australia. Adelaide is a beautiful place with its Port River and dolphin colony; it is why tourists visit this place mostly in summers for the authentic food and great wine. It is an hour away from the lovely Barossa Valley.

It serves as the main base for the following airlines, Alliance, Qantas, Regional Express, Sharp, and Cobham. The busiest routes from ADL, internationally are Dubai, Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Nadi, Singapore, Auckland, Hong Kong, Denpasar, and Guangzhou.

Adelaide Airport has one terminal for its passengers, for which the airport has received several awards over the years. 

Airport parking Adelaide Airport

The airport offers many facilities to its customers, airport parking being one of them. ADL airport has long term and short term parking zones available. These are in close vicinity to the terminal building making it easily accessible to travelers. The airport and its parking area are well managed with strict security measures in place. The parking zones are open 24 hours with staff around at all times to help customers.

You can book the parking spaces online, before the actual day, this helps a contactless parking experience. It also guarantees you a parking space, and you can save up to 30 % by making a booking in advance.

It is important to note, from august onwards, the undercover Terminal Car Park will become cashless, and there will be no cash within the onsite pay stations. The airport plans on maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all its passengers. The cashless method ensures hygiene and saves time.

An alternative method is to tap your card when you enter and exit the airport parking without the need to carry a ticket; you will be handed the receipt.

The airport has a pay station on both Level 1 and 2. However, the payment will only be accepted through cards such as credit or debit cards.

Short term parking Adelaide airport

The short term car park is available for passengers that need to park their cars for short periods.


 The car park is closest to the main terminal building, located at a walking distance of just a few minutes from the check-in station. It is a multi-level car park with covered spaces, from level 1 to four there are a total of 1650 spaces. On level two, if you go through the link bridge, it will directly take you to the terminal. Due to the terminals close vicinity, it is ideal for picking and dropping a passenger without wasting time. Their lighting sensor system quickly guides you to vacant spaces. The maximum height of the vehicle should be 2.2m, and the maximum length should not be more than 12-seater mini-bus. There are alternative parking options that you can find by contacting the car park office if you have an oversized vehicle. 

 The car park has 48 reserved parking spaces, 12 on each level, for people with disabilities. You must have a disability parking permit to access these. These parking spaces are located right beside lifts to make it easier for passengers. There are blue parking lights that guide you to these spots. 

The charges for short term parking are as follows:

Time: Charges 

  • 0-30 minutes:  5 $
  • 30 min to 1 hour:  10 $
  • 2-3 hours: $22 
  • 3-4 hours: $24 
  • 10-24 hours: $42 
  • Two days:  $84 
  • Three days: $126 
  • Four days: $168 
  • Every additional day costs: $ 42 

Long term parking Adelaide Airport

The long term parking is close to the terminal building at a walking distance of just 10 minutes and 5 minutes by bus. It is the ideal parking option as it offers good value for longer stays. You can utilize the free shuttle services provided to and from this car park and the terminal building. The bus goes every 20 minutes, it starts at 4:30 am and ends at 11:20 pm. For people with any disabilities, there are priority parking options available next to the entry/exit gate of the long term car park.

The charges for long term parking are as follows:

No. of days: Charges

  • 1: $ 31 
  • 2: $53 
  • 3: $ 66 
  • 4: $75 
  • 5: $85 
  • 6: $ 95 
  • 7: $105 
  • Every addition day costs: $10 

During weekends and summers, there is a high demand for spaces in the long term parking zone. Hence, the chances of car parks being full are more; we recommend booking beforehand. However, if the car park reaches its capacity, the overflow car zone will be opened for passengers. If you plan on using the car park for more than 30 days, you are requested to contact the car park office and provide details of your car.

Parkeerplaats voor gehandicapten

The Adelaide Airport provides spaces for disabled customers on all parking zones to make parking easy and accessible to all its passengers. You can access these if you have your mobility card. For further assistance, there is staff available on duty to help you out.

Other services:

Adelaide Airport provides its customers with many other services and facilities such as:

Car charging 

If you have an electric vehicle, there are four car parks on level 2 of the terminal car park that provides battery charging facilities. They also have these for hybrid electric vehicles that use plug-in devices. You can easily find them as they are painted green with signs.

At each bay, there is a charging cable provided. Two of the bays are for Tesla vehicles; any other models can use the other two. There are clear instructions written right above the charging unit on each bay.

The standard car parking rates are applied. 


You can order hand car washes, vehicles detailing, polishing, and other maintenance services while you park your vehicles and are away on vacation. These services are done onsite in the parking zones, where there are proper security and surveillance. On your return, you will find your vehicles clean inside and ready for you to drive away. You can find the charges on the official website. 


The airport offers valet parking services as well. It is one of the most comfortable methods to park your car as it is fast and easy. All you have to do is drive to the terminal, hand your car to the valet driver, and take your car and park it for you in the airport’s car park. On your return, the driver will bring your vehicles directly back to you.

Shuttle Bus Services

The airport provides shuttle services, this is also an extremely easy method as you can park your car at the airport’s car park, and then the shuttle service will take you to the terminal building and back to the parking on your return.