Looking for your Fort Lauderdale cruise parking options and prices? We have you covered.
Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale has plenty of parking options, all located convenient to the port itself. But that doesn’t mean you’ll pay the same price everywhere. In fact, you could save considerably just by picking the right cruise parking option. (Planning to stay the night in Fort Lauderdale fore your cruise? You can save money by booking one of these hotels with cruise parking.)
That said, the price charged by the port ($15 per day) is reasonable compared to most departure ports (for instance, the Port of Miami charges more than $20 per day). If you’re wanting a nice mix of value and convenience, then it’s hard to beat.
Even so, there are less expensive spots to park during your cruise. We’ve rounded up your best options — including information about each — below. And for your convenience we’ve also created this easy table to help you compare all of your options.
Note: Given the relatively affordable price and location, we think it’s most convenient to simply park at the cruise port at this time.
Fort Lauderdale Cruise Parking Options
Port Everglades Official Parking
The official parking provided by the port is by far the most convenient. There are two main garages. The Northport parking garage (now called the Heron garage) has 1,800 spaces and serves cruise terminals 2 and 4. The Midport garage (now called the Palm garage) serves terminals 19, 21, 25, 26, and 29 with 2,000 spots. In addition there are surface lots available at the port with another 1,000 parking spots for other terminals and overflow parking. This includes a lot for Royal Caribbean’s Terminal 18.
Parking fares are $15 per day for a regular car; $19 for oversized vehicles. Keep in mind those rates are likely to give you garage parking, which makes the cost an even better value. As well, you can’t beat the location right next to the cruise terminals.
One note — if you have a Florida toll exemption permit, a specially modified vehicle (ramps or special controls) for the disables, or a Florida disabled veteran license plate, then you can have your parking fees waved.
- Cost: $15.00 per day
- Distance: At terminal
- Website: https://www.porteverglades.net/cruise/parking/
- Phone: 954-468-3680
Park by the Ports
The cheapest option we found for parking in Fort Lauderdale for a cruise, this lot is located south of the airport and cruise port. While it is a little farther from the port than other lots, it is also among the cheapest. We found rates starting at just $7.99 per day plus taxes/fees.
The free shuttle (for the first four passengers in a car) to the port takes only about 10 minutes to ride to the ship. When returning from your trip, shuttles depart from the port approximately every 20 minutes early in the morning and then every 40 minutes later on in the day (after 9 a.m.). There is no RV parking available at this location.
- Cost: $7.99 per day (plus taxes)
- Distance: 4 miles (free shuttle provided)
- Website: https://www.parkbytheports.com/
- Phone: 954-727-5566
Park ‘N Go
Park ‘N Go offers parking just a few blocks from the port, but for much cheaper than you’ll pay at official port parking. If booked online ahead of time, Park ‘N Go offers a discounted rate. In our search, we found rates of $10.50 per day, plus taxes and fees. That would be a good deal anywhere, but with a parking lot so close to the Port Everglades entrance, that deal is exceptional.
If you decide to use this service, we highly recommend booking online before hand. While the Internet rate we found was $10.50 plus tax, the drive-up rate was $13 per day. Park ‘N Go also offers a free shuttle ride to the port.
- Cost: $10.50 per day (plus taxes) when booked online ($13 drive up)
- Distance: 0.75 miles (free shuttle provided)
- Website: https://www.bookparkngo.com/
- Phone: 888-764-7275
Tropical Airport Parking
Instead of a traditional parking lot, Tropical Airport Parking works with local hotels to use some of their parking lot space for passengers. So hotels get to fill up some of their empty parking and cruise passengers get discounted rates.
Our search found parking at several different area hotels — Hilton, Fairfield Inn, Homewood suits, and SpringHill Suites. All are relatively close to the port (10-15 minutes). Rates vary, but we found them starting around $8.99 per day. With taxes/fees, you can expect the price for a 7-day cruise to run about $85.
A shuttle runs to the port on demand for $15 per person.
- Cost: $8.50-$8.95 per day (plus taxes)
- Distance: Varies ($15 pp shuttle provided)
- Website: https://www.tropicalairportparking.com/
- Phone: 954-278-1990
Self Park FLL
Located on the south side of the Fort Lauderdale airport, this parking lot is a bit farther than the rest of the lots we’ve covered. However, it is st ill plenty close and offers both covered and uncovered parking.
During our search, we found rates of $12.95 per day for self-parking, which is uncovered. Including taxes and fees, that came to about $112 for a week-long cruise. Want to park in a covered spot? In that case it is $17.95 per day. That adds up to $152 for a week cruise after taxes and fees.
Note: This lot said they did not have shuttle service to the cruise port. So once you park, you will need to arrange an Uber/Lyft to the port and back.
- Cost: $12.95 per day (plus taxes) outdoor, $17.95 for indoor
- Distance: 3 miles
- Website: https://www.selfparkfll.com/
- Phone: 844-727-5355
If you are staying in the Fort Lauderdale area, contact your hotel to see if they will allow you to park your car for the length of your cruise. Many hotels cater to cruisers and have special daily parking rates and free shuttles. Here is a list of hotels in the area with cruise parking.
Fort Lauderdale Cruise Parking Cost
The price for Fort Lauderdale cruise parking will vary widely depending on where you want to park. Port Everglades itself has the most expensive option at $15 per day, but it is right at the cruise terminal, offering convenience. Park by the Ports charges just $7.99 per day during our search (plus taxes/fees), but requires a shuttle to get to the ship.
Keep in mind that lots will also have taxes and fees (prices are already included in the port’s official lots) that brings prices closer together. In total, expect to spend from around $70-$120 for a one-week cruise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Am I Being Charged for 8 Days of Parking for a 7-Day Cruise?
You’ll notice that lots charge by the day. For some, they count each day that you park there as a full day. So if you arrive a noon on Sunday for a 7-day cruise, that first Sunday is a full day. When to get back to port the next Sunday, you’ll also be charged for that day too, even though you will usually leave by 8-10 a.m. It can be frustrating, but that’s the way it is.
Is Free Parking Available Anywhere?
South Florida is densely populated, which means parking space is at a premium. The only place that will have free parking are some hotels that offer park and cruise deals to entice guests. Everywhere else will charge you to park.
If you are disabled, then you might qualify for free parking at Port Everglades. Those with toll exemptions permits, specially modified vehicles or disabled veteran plates can get free parking.
What’s the Cheapest Fort Lauderdale Cruise Parking?
The cheapest lot we’ve found is Park by the Ports. They offer rates around $8 per day for a cruise. That’s hard to beat and roughly half the cost of parking at the Port Everglades cruise terminals.
Are Reservations Required?
Reservations for parking depend on the lot. If parking at the port itself, then reservations are not required (nor are they accepted). You simply show up and park. For independent parking lots, it’s a good idea to book ahead of time. Not only does this give you a guaranteed spot, but it often provides a discount off the drive-up rate as well.
More on Cruising From Port Everglades
Getting to Port Everglades — Transportation options from airports and the area to the cruise port. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.
Port Everglades Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.
Port Everglades 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.