Parking options at Port Canaveral include the port parking garage, nearby secured parking lots with shuttle services and area hotels. Each option has advantages and disadvantages depending on the traveler´s needs.
Parking available at the port is within walking distance of the cruise ship terminals. This option, however, is relatively expensive and can be stressful, as traffic congestion and loading activities create obstacles for drivers. Some drivers must drop off luggage prior to parking, further complicating the process.
Secured parking lots that are available in the vicinity of Port Canaveral offer free shuttle services to and from the cruise ship terminals. These lots are gated, and tickets can be purchased in advance at a discount.
When passengers require a hotel stay prior to departure, area hotels offer parking and free shuttle services to and from the port as part of a package deal when booking a room.