Your cruise is booked, and now it’s time to figure out parking near Port Canaveral. But don’t worry, thanks to the cruise terminal’s popularity, there are plenty of parking options to choose from.
With expensive parking within walking distance from the cruise terminals to cheaper parking spaces a 10-minute shuttle ride away, there is a parking lot for all preferences and budgets.
Below I’ve listed 7 parking near Port Canaveral options so you can tick off another task on your cruise booking to-do list.
Official Cruise Parking Lots
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The closest and most convenient cruise parking at Cape Canaveral is in the official cruise parking lots. Each of the five cruise terminals has its own parking lot directly adjacent to the terminal, meaning you won’t have to worry about a shuttle—your ship is just a few steps away!
The convenience of the cruise parking lots comes with a substantial parking fee, as every day your car is parked—including the days you check in and out—will rack up $17 per day, plus tax.
For disabled cruise passengers who have modified vehicles with special equipment, Florida Toll Exemption Permits, or a Florida Disabled Veteran license plate, the parking fee is non-applicable, and you can park for free for the entirety of your cruise holiday.
Additionally, there is parking for oversized RVs and buses, should you need it.
Cost: $17 per day, plus tax
Distance from cruise terminals: A few meters from each terminal
Port Parking Space
Port Parking Space is the closest off-site parking option for passengers heading off on a Port Canaveral cruise.
With 425 parking spots, covered walkways, and a free air-conditioned shuttle to the cruise terminals, the Port Parking Space is a great option for those on Carnival, Royal Caribbean, MSC, and Norwegian cruise ships who require parking close to Port Canaveral but don’t want to pay the high fee for terminal parking.
At Port Parking Space, your parking fee of $10.75 per day, plus tax, includes 24/7 security monitoring and fencing, oversized vehicle parking, and free EV charging stations. There are even discounts for those in the military—veterans included!
Cost: $10.75 per day, plus taxes and fees
Distance from cruise terminals: 0.5 miles with a free shuttle included
Park Port Canaveral
Just two miles from Port Canaveral, servicing Carnival, Disney, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and MSC cruise lines, Park Port Canaveral offers close and convenient parking with 24/7 security patrols.
For your convenience, as the car park is a 5-minute drive from the terminals, Park Port Canaveral has free air-conditioned shuttles with wheelchair lifts that run every 30 minutes. Base rates for daily parking at Park Port Canaveral are $12.95 plus tax, however, the company does offer discounts and promotions which can bring parking to under $10 per day.
Cost: $12.95 per day, plus tax.
Distance from cruise terminals: 2 miles with a free shuttle included
Park-N-Cruise at Port Canaveral
Another option for cheap parking near Port Canaveral, which is just two miles away from the terminals, is Park-N-Cruise at Port Canaveral. A free shuttle is included with your daily parking fee of $10.95 plus tax and runs every 30 minutes to get you to and from your cruise ship.
Furthermore, with parking for all Port Canaveral cruise lines, 24-hour video surveillance, 8-foot gates, and stadium lighting, you can enjoy your cruise knowing your car is safe and sound, waiting for you to return.
Cost: $10.95 per day, plus tax
Distance from cruise terminals: 2 miles with a free shuttle included
Port Canaveral Parking
A parking option slightly further away from the cruise terminals is Port Canaveral Parking. Port Canaveral Parking offers uncovered and covered parking—at an additional fee—free shuttle rides and services to all Port Canaveral cruise lines.
Although Port Canaveral Parking is one of the cheapest parking options in Cape Canaveral at just $8.95 per day, plus tax. One thing I do want to note, however, is that the free shuttle only covers 4 people per vehicle.
If you are a family of 5 or more who are travelling in one car, then you’ll need to pay an additional $20 per person to get onto the shuttle buses.
Cost: $8.95 per day, plus tax
Distance from cruise terminals: 6.5 miles with a free shuttle included for up to 4 people
The furthest parking at 8.5 miles away from the cruise terminals is Cruisetime Parking. But don’t worry, they have shuttles included! Similar to Port Canaveral Parking, Cruisetime Parking offers free shuttles for 4 people per car, however, every additional passenger is only $5 as opposed to $20.
While parking at Cruisetime Parking, you can expect to pay a nice round $10 per day, with cruises five days or less coming in at a flat fee of $50.
Cost: $10 per day
Distance from cruise terminals: 8.5 miles with a free shuttle included for up to 4 people
Hotels with Park and Cruise Options
Another cruise parking option in Cape Canaveral is hotels with cruise parking. Besides parking lots, there are many hotels in the area that offer cruise parking and shuttle options.
I’ve written detailed descriptions about them over on Port Canaveral Hotels with Cruise Parking and Best Family Port Canaveral Hotels with Cruise Shuttles.
When leaving your car in a hotel car park, not only do you get the peace of mind that your car is safe and secure during your trip, but staying a night before or after your cruise allows you to break up your holiday and get some well-needed rest—especially for those who have travelled from out of state.
Frequently Asked Questions about Parking near Port Canaveral
How much is parking at Cape Canaveral?
Parking differs in Cape Canaveral depending on which car park you leave your car in. For example, the most expensive parking at the cruise port in Cape Canaveral is around $17 per day, plus tax.
On the other hand, the cheapest parking option in the area, Port Canaveral Parking, which is slightly further away from the port, is $8.95 per day, plus tax.
On average, you’ll be looking at spending around $10 – $13 plus tax every day, including the days you depart and return.
Which parking lot is closest to the Port Canaveral cruise terminals?
The closest parking lot to the Port Canaveral cruise terminals is actually the cruise terminals’ official parking lots. From the official parking lots, you can walk directly over to your cruise ship—the most convenient option in the area!
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