Parking at Port Canaveral for Cruise – Carnival Cruise Lines

Here are your parking options for driving yourself to Port Canaveral for your Carnival Cruise!

  • Park at the Carnival Cruise Terminal
  • Park at an off-site lot near Port Canaveral and use their shuttle
  • Park at your hotel
  • Do not park – book a one-way rental car instead of driving your own vehicle

Carnival Cruise Ships Sailing from Port Canaveral

  • Carnival Liberty
  • Carnival Elation
  • Carnival Radiance
  • Carnival Magic
  • Carnival Breeze
  • Carnival Mardi Gras

Directions to the Cruise Terminals

Please look at our interactive Google Maps for accurate directions!

Park at the Carnival Cruise Terminal at Port Canaveral

Carnival cruise ships normally dock at cruise terminals A-5 and A-6, located on the North side of the Port, and cruise terminal B-3 to the south (Mardi Gras ship).

Carnival at Port Canaveral Terminals
Carnival at Port Canaveral Terminals A-5, A-6 and B-3
Carnival at Port Canaveral Terminal A-6
Carnival at Port Canaveral Terminals A-5 and A-6

Here are some notes to help you navigate Terminal A-5.

  • By car you enter and exit the terminal on ground level. No outside ramps.
  • Level 1 of the parking garage is connected to the cruise terminal via a covered pedestrian bridge.
  • When you enter the garage to park, you take a ticket. You pay after your cruise. Visit a pay kiosk before you enter the parking garage after your cruise (attendants available).
Terminal5-Parking-Flow
Terminal 5-Parking-Flow

You drive up and into the garage drop off area and drop your luggage in front of the entrance (you hand your luggage to handlers). Then you drive out and back into the garage – this time to the first level where you take a ticket. There are 3 parking levels (top level is open surface).

You then take stairs or elevator down to the pedestrian bridge (level 1) and enter the main building where you clear security, etc.

Terminal 5 parking walkway and Terminal Entrance
Terminal 5 parking walkway and Terminal Entrance. Walkway is to the left and the escalators to the terminal is to the right.

In the meantime, the luggage handlers will have placed your luggage onto the conveyor to the ship via x-ray security.

Here are some notes to help you navigate Terminal A-6.

  • By car you enter and exit the terminal on ground level. No outside ramps.
  • The parking garage is NOT connected to the cruise terminal! You have to make your way down to ground level via the stairs or elevators. The terminal is about 100 yards away via a semi-covered walkway.
  • When you enter the garage to park, you take a ticket. You pay after your cruise. Visit a pay kiosk before you enter the parking garage after your cruise (attendants available).
Terminals 5 and 6-Directions
Terminal A-6: Directions
Terminal 6 Directions
Terminal A-6: Alternate Route if the terminals are not busy

Follow the road signs to Terminals 5 and 6. Turn right and keep right while following the signs to Terminal 6.

Terminal A-6 Approach
Terminal A-6 Approach. Look for the sign to the right! Terminal 6 parking garage is ahead. Terminal 5 is to the left.
Terminal A-6 Approach
Terminal A-6 Approach – Note the parking garage entrance to the left! Go straight if you want to drop luggage first.
Terminal A-6 Approach
Terminal A-6 Approach to the drop off area

You can either drive into the garage (with your luggage) or drive up around the garage to the drop off area (as shown) and drop your luggage in front of the entrance (you hand your luggage to handlers). Then you drive out and make two left turns into the garage – take a ticket as you enter. There are 3 parking levels (top level is open surface).

You then take stairs or elevator down to the ground level and walk along the walkway to the main building where you clear security, etc. Luggage handlers will meet you as soon as you exit the parking garage.

Carnival Cruise Line Terminals
Carnival Cruise Line at Terminal 6. View from the parking garage area. Note the partially covered pedestrian walkway.

Luggage handlers will place your luggage onto the conveyors to the ship via x-ray security.

Terminal 6 parking - Pay Station
Terminal 6 parking – Pay Station after your cruise

Here are some notes to help you navigate Terminal B-3 (Carnival Mardi Gras).

(These notes will be available when the terminal opens in late 2020)

Port Canaveral Terminal 3 Plan
Port Canaveral Terminal 8-3

Parking Rates 

Parking is $17.00 per day (Vehicles & RVs), including day of arrival and day of departure. 

Cruise Duration                 
3 day cruise (3 nights/4 days)                  $ 68 USD
4 day cruise (4 nights/5 days)                  $ 85 USD
7 day cruise (7 nights/8 days)                  $136 USD

*Rates are subject to change without notice. Contact the Canaveral Port Authority at 321-783-7831 for the latest information.

Acceptable Payment Methods

American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards

Disabled Parking

DISABLED PARKING spaces are available, and the fee is waived for vehicles transporting certain persons who have disabilities and ONE of these:

  • Have special equipment, such as ramps, lifts, foot or hand controls for use by a disabled person 
  • Display a Florida Toll Exemption Permit as explained in s. 316.1964, Florida Statutes
  • Display a Florida Disabled Veteran (DV) license plate issued under s. 320.084; s. 320.0842; or s. 320.0845, Florida Statutes.

Parking agents will not grant parking waivers for any other reason than the ones listed above. 

Park at an Off-Site Lot near Port Canaveral and use their Shuttle

To save money when parking during your Carnival cruise, there are seven off-site parking lots to choose from.

Imagine paying as little as $40 for a 7 night cruise versus $136!

Here is a comparison of the off-site parking lots. Note the rate comparison for a 7 night Carnival Caribbean Cruise:

Off-site Cruise Parking Port Canaveral
Off-site Cruise Parking near Port Canaveral for Carnival Cruise Lines (Click to Enlarge)

For more information please read Parking at Port Canaveral.

Park at your hotel

Most hotels in Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach offer Park & Cruise packages (port shuttles included) for Carnival cruises.

Please read our Hotel Section for more information.

Do not park – book a one-way rental car

Depending on where you are driving from, it may cost less to simply rent a car then drop it before cruising! At the end of your cruise, you book another one-way vehicle back home!

Here are the car rental agencies near Port Canaveral with FREE shuttles to/from the Carnival cruise terminals.

Car Rentals Port Canaveral
Car Rentals Agencies near Port Canaveral with FREE shuttles to Carnival Cruise Lines (Click to Enlarge)

For more information, please read Car Rental at Port Canaveral.