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Public Pick-up at Sydney Airport

Picking up friends or family? Pick them up at our public pick-up park at Sydney Airport located a short walk away from the terminals.

Simply drive up on the day and stay free for one entry per calendar day, up to 15 minutes. If you’d like to stay longer, try short-term car parking instead.

Key features

Close to the terminals

The public pick-up car parks are within walking distance to the terminals, making it easy to pick up friends or family.

Free for 15 minutes

Simply drive up on the day and stay free for one entry per calendar day, up to 15 minutes.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking options are available at all car parks.

Public pick-up parking locations

International terminal

International public pick-up car park is located within the P9 International car park.

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Most frequently asked questions

How do I enter and exit the Sydney Airport car park?

If you have pre-booked online, scan the QR code on your booking confirmation email; alternatively insert or tap the nominated credit card to activate your booking. If you drive up, just take a ticket at the gate. To exit the car park, follow signs to the exit and insert your ticket at the gate.

For more information on how to enter the car park, watch the short video here.

What is Public Pick-up at Sydney Airport?

The Public Pick-up zones are dedicated parking areas near the International terminals, designed to make it easy to pick up passengers from the airport. Drive up on the day and park for free at the Public Pick-up zones for up to 15 minutes once per calendar day.

What is the best way to pick someone up at the airport?

Using the Public Pick-up zones is a quick and convenient way to pick up passengers from Sydney Airport. To minimise waiting time, it’s a good idea to have your passenger let you know when they’re waiting in the Public Pick-up zone before driving up.

When should I arrive to pick someone up from the airport?

As a general rule, arrive 30 minutes after their flight is scheduled to land. It may take some time to get off the plane, collect baggage and make their way through the airport to the Public Pick-up zone. You may want to have your passenger call you when they’re ready to be picked up to minimise waiting time.

Is there free parking at Sydney Airport?

Yes. Free parking is available in the Public Pick-up zones. Simply drive up on the day and stay free for one entry per calendar day, up to 15 minutes. You can also park free for up to an hour at the Blu Emu car park. Free shuttle buses run from the Blu Emu car park to the T2 and T3 Domestic terminals every 15 minutes from 3:30am to midnight (every 30 minutes between midnight and 3:30am).

Other airport parking options

Public pick-up parking not what you're looking for? Discover other parking options at Sydney Airport.

Short-term parking

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Valet parking

Find out more about valet parking service.

Accessible parking

Learn more about the accessible parking options.

Motorcycle parking

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