Townsville Airport Parking

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Flying from Townsville soon and searching for the best Townsville Airport parking?

Congrats – you’ve just landed on your sweet spot!

Because whether you’re off to Adelaide for an awesome holiday, heading to Brisbane for a boy’s weekend or setting off for a sojourn in Sydney, we’ve trawled the internet to mine your golden info on TSV parking. And what’s more, you’ll get some great info on the facilities, amenities, food and drink that prime your pre-flight experience.

But maybe you’re driving in to Townsville to take advantage of a fab deal on flights. In which case, why not arrive a little early and treat yourself to some legendary local highlights? With an elegant esplanade at its centre, magical Magnetic Island just a ferry ride away and lots of impressive 19th century buildings, it’s definitely easy on the eye. With a mix of students, military personnel and locals, its nightlife is buzzing, and you can expect pretty much perpetual sunshine.

One great thing to do here is (literally) diving in to culture at the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA), which comprises four fascinating sculpture zones designed by sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor and aimed at showcasing First Nations stories and reef conservation. If you haven’t had your fill of underwater antics after that, check out Reef HQ Aquarium – as the biggest coral reef aquarium on the planet. Back on dry land, a stroll up Castle Hill rewards you with stunning city views (especially at sunset) and the beach foreshore is a brilliant place to treat yourself to a refreshing drink or tasty ice cream, then sit back and watch the world go by. There’s also a lively cuisine scene in Townsville and lots of lovely restaurants that specialise in ocean-fresh seafood and international fusion dishes. Last but not least, Townsville offers a treat for wildlife fans in the shape of Billabong Sanctuary, where you can get up close and personal with wombats, cassowaries, crocs and koalas.

TSV Airport
TSV Airport

Find the best deals at Townsville Airport

Finding a good deal on parking at Townsville Airport can sometimes feel like a bit of a mission. Sure, searching online is less hassle than looking through an old-school directory or calling an expensive toll number. But it still might take far longer than it should. And let’s face it, no one wants to spend hours disappearing down a search engine rabbit hole.

The (internet) age old problem is too much information – too often, web search results display quantity rather than quality.

Well, we’ve done that frustrating bit for you – carefully collating a refined selection of parking options at Townsville Airport for your delectation.

Compare parking at Townsville Airport

There are plenty of parking spaces at Townsville Airport. The trick is finding out which ones meet your needs and budget – more of which next.

And the well-considered parking provision is just one of many great features that sometimes surprise first-time visitors to this awesome Aussie air hub.

The history of aviation in the Townsville area stretches back the best part of a century – the Civil Aviation Branch licensed a rudimentary air strip in the Murray suburb for civilian use. However, the land was swampy and there was little room for expansion, so a bigger site was chosen within the City of Townsville and the new airport – complete with two 730m gravel runways – was opened on the present site in 1939. WWII was soon underway, and a RAAF base was built alongside the civilian facility in 1940. In the post-WWII era Townsville refocused on civilian flights, with carriers like Qantas, Trans Australia Airlines and Australian National Airlines starting services.

TSV has proven resilient ever since and has now returned to 95% of pre-pandemic passenger numbers – a strong sign of ever-increasing traveller confidence.

What parking is there at Townsville Airport?

The easiest way to book your Townsville Airport parking is via the official website. But it’s sometimes worth checking out providers like Looking4Parking and APH – these types of comparison sites sometimes offer deals you might not find elsewhere.

For now though, lets get on with your official TSV parking.

Saver car park

When you’re parking overnight (or longer), the Saver car park is a pretty good choice. Located opposite the airport (but just 5 minutes’ walk away), this car park is reasonably priced, open-air and security fenced throughout. Accessible spaces are available for travellers with disabilities, and you’re charged based on 24-hour time periods.

TSV Parking
TSV Parking

Select car park

Also available for overnight parking or longer periods, the Select car park is the closest to the terminal (just one minute’s walk away). This covered parking option features tough security fencing and lighting, there’s 24/7 surveillance and accessible parking bays are provided.

Passenger drop-off and pick-up

Townsville Airport makes picking up and dropping off easy, with free parking for 10 minutes available in the airport’s short-term car park. There’s also a regulated pick up and drop off area outside the terminal. No waiting or parking is allowed in these areas, so please time your arrival carefully for immediate pick up of friends and rellies. However, as per national Road Rules, vehicles with a valid disabled permit sticker are allowed double the time for in the pick-up/drop-off area at the terminal.

Contactless payment

When you book TSV parking online, you can expect a smooth, contactless experience – automatic number plate recognition means you drive in and fly out completely stress-free. However, drive-up parking is contactless too – just tap your card on entry and exit to pay.

Cancellations and amendments

You can cancel or amend your car park booking up to 12 hours before you’re supposed to arrive – it’s reasonably easy to do this on the official website, just be sure to have your reference number at hand.

Getting to Townsville Airport

Townsville Airport is just 8 minutes from Townsville, via State Route 16.

For GPS, the address is Townsville Airport, Cnr Halifax St & Stinson Ave, Garbutt QLD.

TSV Facilities
TSV Facilities

Facilities at Townsville Airport

Staff at Townsville Airport are always keen that every traveller has the best pre-flight experience possible. So you can expect free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, a good shopping and dining selection and all the amenities you need to feel comfy.

If you’re a Qantas Club member or partner member on a Qantas or Jetstar flight, the Qantas Club lounge is a lovely place to relax away from the hustle and bustle – treat yourself to plush seating, tasty snacks and more. And if your electronic devices (or those your teens are glued to) need topped up, there’s a charging area next to Qantas Club in the departure lounge.

You’ll find baggage trolleys in the arrivals area and car parks, and baby change facilities near the check-in counters, in the departure lounge and baggage collection. Feeding cubicles and toilet facilities are provided, as well as a nappy disposal area, wash basin and – top points for this one – bottle warmer. As far as public amenities go, there are toilets in the terminal building near check-in and in the domestic and international departure lounges. You’ll also find disabled toilets near the check-in counters, baggage collection and in international and domestic departure lounges.

So you’re pretty well set up when it comes to pre-flight essentials. You won’t get caught short for lack of a loo. There are dedicated areas to change your tot’s nappy, warm their bottle and feed them. And when you’re in with the Qantas in-crowd, you can kick back in a posh lounge.

Not bad at all. But what if your belly’s rumbling and your credit card’s burning a hole in your pocket? You’ll be glad to know that TSV’s got you covered. Head to the Relay store for glossy magazines to slick through on the plane, page-turner novels you won’t be able to put down while you’re lying on the beach or on that comfy hotel bed, and small trinkets to pick up for someone special at the other end of your journey. If you need a new phone cover or immersive headphones to block out your kids moaning, Tech2Go in the departures Hall is the top pick. And when you’re peckish, choose sandwiches, sweet treats and coffee at Maggie’s Café and Castle Hill Café, or sit back with a fresh beer or fine wine from The Brewery.

There you go – all your essential Townsville Airport parking tips in one place. Wherever you’re flying to, have a great time!

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FAQs about car hire at Townsville Airport

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car at Townsville Airport

Townsville Airport offers both short-term and long-term parking options for passengers.
To ensure that you have a parking spot and to possibly receive discounts on rates, it is advisable to reserve your parking beforehand at Townsville Airport. You can make a reservation either through the airport's official website or by utilizing third-party websites such as Enjoy Travel.
In the event that you need to change or cancel your parking reservation at Townsville Airport, it's crucial to do so on the internet at least 24 hours before your planned entry time. It's worth noting that cancellation rules may differ depending on the parking alternative you select. It's recommended to carefully review and comprehend the terms and conditions before making any reservations.
For short-term parking, the first 30 minutes are free, and after that, the rates are $4 for up to 1 hour, $7 for up to 2 hours, and $16 for up to 4 hours. For long-term parking, the cost is $26 for the first day and $16 for each additional day. Valet parking is available for $48 per day.
Townsville Airport Parking provides a safe and secure place to park your vehicle while traveling. The airport takes security seriously and employs security measures such as CCTV cameras, regular patrols, and restricted access to parking areas to ensure the safety of passengers' vehicles.
It is advisable to reserve your parking in advance at Townsville Airport to secure a guaranteed parking spot and potentially receive discounts on rates. Pre-booking provides access to a wider variety of parking options to choose from.
Yes, you can park overnight at Townsville Airport. The airport provides both short-term and long-term parking options for passengers who need to park their vehicles overnight or for an extended period.
Yes, there is a shuttle bus service available for passengers who park their vehicles at the long-term parking lot at Townsville Airport. The shuttle service operates 24/7 and provides transportation between the parking lot and the terminal.
Yes, Townsville Airport provides disabled parking spaces for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility. The disabled parking spaces are located close to the terminal building and are clearly marked with the international symbol for accessibility.
To avoid the risk of limited availability and high fees, it is advisable to make a parking reservation beforehand at Townsville Airport. Although it's possible to park without a reservation, booking through platforms like Enjoy Travel can ensure availability and potentially lower costs.

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