Airports world over have parking lots and other allied facilities by which visitors to the airport facilities may safely and conveniently park their vehicles as they see off or wait to receive their visitors. Melbourne Airport is by all means not an exception to this universal rule.
It does have cheap parking facilities that are intended to facilitate the parking, waiting, drop off and pick up of passengers into and out of the airport precincts.
The ensuing discussions are centred on the theme of Melbourne airport parking and seek to explore the parking facilities that the airport has to offer as well as how a prospective client who wishes to leverage the benefits conferred by the facilities may get started.
Types of Parking
The airport provides diverse and indeed caters for various parking needs. These include:
These are parking lots that are exclusively designated for persons living with disability such as the lame and the crippled. A valid disabled permit must be produced before such a request is granted and must also be displayed throughout the entire duration of parking.
Special parking lots for the motorbikes are located at Terminals I, II, and III car parks. The motorbikes are charged the same amount of money as ordinary cars. They are also not allowed to park on walkways, paths, entry points, and exit points.
The airport has set aside a number of bicycle parking racks on the ground level of the “At Terminal car park.” They are charged slightly lower than ordinary cars and are also not permitted to park at entrances, exits, footpaths, near fire hydrants, and in stairways.
The airport has two main parking lots. They are explained here below:
Terminals I, II and III Car Park
It is located around 100 metres from the airport terminals I, II and III. It accommodates the disabled persons, cars, motorcycles, self-parking option, undercover parking option, and has a height restriction of only 2.2 metres. It is suitable for those who require parking for less than a day and provides quick access to the airport (typically 3 to 5 minute-walks).
Terminal IV Car Parks
It is located only 100 metres from the airport’s Terminal IV. It also accommodates the disabled persons, cars, motorcycles, self-parking option, undercover parking option, and has a height restriction of only 2.2 metres. It is also suitable for those who require parking for less than a day and provides quick access to the airport (typically 3 to 5 minute-walks).
The airport provides for the following parking-related services:
This entails taking up of passengers into the automobiles. Those intending to use the airport facilities to pick up passengers are required to book in advance by filling in an online form: A pick up session lasts for at most 2 hours and costs $15.
It is the offloading of passengers and cargo into the airport precincts. Persons who intend to drop off their passengers into the airport are also required to book in advance by filling in an online form. A drop off session also lasts a maximum of 2 hours and costs $15.
This service entails the staying in a designated place within the airport’s precincts in anticipation of the arrival of the inbound passenger/visitor. No prior booking is required. The first 20 minutes are free-of-charge and a standard fee of $4 is applicable after the expiration of the first 20 minutes and up to 60 minutes after which the short term parking rates apply.
Long Term Car Parking
This service is designed for those outbound passengers who would wish to leave their cars parked within the airport for the duration of their travel period ranging from a few weeks to around one month. The cars are parked securely within the airport in a special designated car park. More information may be obtained by accessing this web page:
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