Port Canaveral Cruise Parking Options, Prices, and Map

Because Port Canaveral sits on a spit of land about five miles from the mainland, space for parking lots is somewhat sparse. However, there are still some options available as long as you don’t mind a shuttle ride. Most shuttles are quick trips (less than 10 minutes) and can drop you off right at the terminal. As well, you can save considerably over parking right at the port. Otherwise, official port parking is available right next to the cruise terminals for a higher fee.

Here’s a list of all your options:

List of parking options for Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral Official Parking: Parking at the port is the most convenient. Parking lots and garages are next to each cruise terminal, making for a very short walk to check-in. The problem is that you pay a lot for that convenience — $17 per day. If you want to park at the port, simply show up on the day of cruising. Parking is payable via credit card.

Given the proximity of the lots to the cruise terminal, we wouldn’t blame anyone for paying the high prices. However, cheaper options are available.

A parking garage at Port Canaveral.

Cost: $17 per day
Distance: At terminal
Website: https://www.portcanaveral.com/Cruise/Directions-Parking

Park Port Canaveral: Located about three miles (5-minute drive) from the cruise terminals, Park Port Canaveral is one of your only options for off-site cruise parking. Rates are very fair — if booked online and paid ahead of time, the daily rate is $10.95 plus tax (rates are $1 more if paid at the lot). The lot offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the port.

Cost: $10.95 per day (if booked ahead)
Distance: 3 miles (free shuttle provided)
Website: http://www.parkportcanaveral.com

Park-N-Cruise: Park-N-Cruise is also about three miles from Port Canaveral, but due west. Rates are $10.95 per day and parking is in a fenced, gated and locked lot. Note that the $10.95 rate is for reservations booked online ahead of time. RVs and other oversized vehicles are an extra free. Of course, a shuttle will transport you back and forth from the port itself.

Cost: $10.95 per day (if booked ahead)
Distance: 3 miles (free shuttle provided)
Website: http://www.parkcruise.com

528 Port Cruise Parking: Despite 528 Port Cruise Parking’s website saying it has $5.95 per day parking, a search of multiple dates brought up considerably higher rates. Still, the lowest parking rate we found for a 7-day cruise was $68.60, or $9.80 per day. Even at that rate, passengers will pay about $7 per day less than parking at the port. Note that rates are higher on a per-day basis for shorter cruises.

The parking lot is located on the mainland, just before heading over the causeway to Port Canaveral. A complimentary shuttle runs regularly to the port, which is included for up to four passengers with your parking fee.

Cost: $9.80 per day
Distance: 10 miles (shuttle provided)
Website: http://www.528portparking.com

Cruisetime Parking and Shuttle: Cruisetime is located southwest of Port Canaveral, on Merritt Island. It’s only about 8.5 miles from the port and the ride to the terminal takes about 15 minutes. Parking rates are simple — $7 per day for any cruise, except four-day parking, when rates are $8.75 (still cheaper than the parking at the port). Cruisetime also offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the port that’s included with your parking.

Cost: $7.00 per day
Distance: 8.5 miles (shuttle provided)
Website: https://www.cruisetimeparking.com

Lots of Honor: Lots of Honor is located right before you cross the water to the port. It’s only about 3.5 miles from the terminals. The parking lot says it offers 24/7 security, as well as a shuttle to the port. The rate is $7.95 per day for most cars. Lots of Honor also says that a portion of every dollar goes to building homes for disabled veterans.

Cost: $7.95
Distance: 3.5 miles (shuttle provided)
Website: http://www.lotsofhonor.com

Go Port Canaveral Package: The parking package from Go Port Canaveral has a different spin — they charge only for the shuttle to and from the port. Instead of paying for parking by the day, you’ll be charged $9.95 per person, each way for the shuttle. So a couple traveling to the port and back to the parking lot will pay $39.80 ($9.95 x two people, both ways). A family of four would pay $79.60 for the shuttle to and from the port.

Meanwhile, there is no charge for parking. So you pay the same rate whether you are gone for a 3-night cruise or a 9-night cruise. The lot is small (only 150 spots), so be sure to reserve ahead of time. This is ideal for those passengers traveling as a couple on longer cruises. That’s where you’ll find the best value.

Cost: $9.95 shuttle each way, per person. Parking is complimentary.
Distance: 5.5 miles
Website: https://www.goportcanaveral.com/services/cruise-parking.php

Individual Hotels: If you are staying in the Port Canaveral area, here is a list of hotels that will allow you to park your car for the length of your cruise. Many hotels cater to cruisers and have special daily rates and free shuttles.

More on Cruising From Port Canaveral

Getting to Port Canaveral — Transportation options from airports and the Port Canaveral area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Port Canaveral Park and Cruise Hotels — If you plan to stay in the area the night before your cruise, look at this list of hotels that offer cruise parking with a one-night stay.

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    • Not that we have ever heard of. If it were to happen (highly unlikely) there are the off-site parking lots as well.

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