Curious how your home city airport parking stacks up against the rest of the U.S.? We did the research so you don’t have to. First, the bad news. Let’s look at the most expensive airport parking in the country. 

The Most Expensive Airport Parking in the U.S. 

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the most expensive cities tend to have the most expensive parking. Let’s look at the airports with the worst parking sticker shock. 

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, New York

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Yellow Garage $80 drive-up ($48 prepaid)
Blue Garage $80 drive-up ($48 prepaid)
Red Garage $70 drive-up ($36 prepaid)
Orange Garage $60
Federal Station Lot $35 (prepaid only)
Long Term Parking $35
Discount Parking (offsite) $25

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Francisco, California

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
ParkFAST (prepaid only) $40
Domestic Parking $36
Long Term Parking $25 (discounted to $20 if more than 5 days)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles,  California

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Valet Parking $75
Premium Terminal (2-3 min walk) $70
Terminal Parking $60
Economy Parking $35
Budget Parking (15 min to terminals) $20
Hourly Parking $9 for the first hour, $7 every 30 minutes thereafter
EV Parking $2 Service Fee and $.45kWH

O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Main Garage $42
Economy F $22
Economy G & H $15
Hourly Parking (Main Garage) $3

Logan International Airport (BOS), Boston, Massachusetts

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Central Garage Parking $82
Terminal B Garage $41
Economy Parking $32
Advance Purchase $25 (limited numbers)

Miami International Airport (MIA), Miami, Florida

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Valet Parking (max 20 days) $35
Garage Parking $25
Economy Park & Ride $12
Hourly Parking $6

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Terminal Direct $47
General $37
Terminal Direct Hourly Parking $10
General Hourly Parking $8
EV PARKING Free

You can pre-book parking at a discounted rate.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Newark, New Jersey

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Parking B & C $70 drive-up ($44 prepaid)
Parking A $65 drive-up ($44 prepaid)
Garage P4 $60 drive-up ($38 prepaid)
Economy $35 drive-up ($25 prepaid)
Hourly Parking Range of $8.50-11

Cheapest Airport Parking in the U.S. The Most and Least Expensive Airport Parking in the U.S.

At the other end of the spectrum are the bargains in airport parking (relatively speaking).  These international airports offer the most reasonable parking rates in the U.S. for their size. 

Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indiana 

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Valet Parking in Terminal Garage $27
Daily Parking in Terminal Garage $20
Daily Parking in Park & Walk Lot $14
Economy Parking in Economy Lot $9
Hourly Parking in Terminal Garage $4

IND also offers a rewards program (parkIND Plus) for frequent flyers. You can earn free parking “points” every time you travel, and eventually earn free days. 

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Phoenix, Arizona

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Valet Parking in Terminal 3 & 4 Garage $39
Premium Parking in Terminal 3 & 4 $33
Daily Parking in Terminal 3 & 4 Garage $30
East Economy Garage A & B $16
West Economy Garage $16
East Economy Lot (uncovered) $14
West Economy Park and Walk (seasonal) $9
Hourly Parking in terminal Garage $4
Economy Parking in Economy Lot $9
Hourly Parking in Terminal Garage $4 first hour, $2 each additional 30 min

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Daily (covered deck) $19
ATL Select Covered $14
International Park Ride $14
ATL Select Uncovered $10
Park Ride Lot C $10
Hourly Parking $3 first hour, $4 (3-6 hours); $36/day on the 7th hour

ATL also has an online portal where you can see the status of every lot to help you make a decision. 

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Dallas, Texas

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Valet Parking $40
Terminal Parking $27
Terminal Parking $18
Express Parking $15
Remote South Lot $12
Hourly Parking 30 minutes to 2 hours $3; 2-4 hours $9; 4-6 hours $10; 6-24 $27

DFW also allows passengers to pre-book for discounted rates. 

Denver International Airport (DEN), Denver, Colorado

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
East & West Garage $30
Economy $18
Shuttle $8
East & Pena (pre-pay only) $6
Hourly Parking $6-7

Orlando International Airport (MCO), Orlando, Florida

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Valet Parking $35
Parking Garage A-C $24
Terminal Top Parking $24
Economy Parking $14
Hourly Parking $4

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), Austin, Texas

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Red Garage (closest to Terminals) $27
Blue Garage $17
Economy Parking $10
Hourly Parking $5

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Houston, Texas 

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Valet Parking $30
Terminal Parking $25
EcoPark (Covered) $8.31 plus tax
EcoPark (Uncovered) $6.47 plus tax
EcoPark 2 (Uncovered) $7.39 plus tax
Hourly Parking Ranges from $5-10

You can reserve parking online

Portland International Airport (PDX), Portland, Oregon OR

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Valet Parking $45
Long Term $24
Economy $15
Hourly Parking $4

PDX also has an online portal where you can see the status of every lot to help you make a decision. 

Tampa International Airport (TPA), Tampa, Florida

PARKING TYPE DAILY FLAT RATE
Long Term $20
Economy $14
Green Parking Free
Hourly Parking Under 1 hour is free; 60-80 minutes $4; each additional 20 minutes $2; max of $24

Looking for airport parking costs near where you live? For more information on airport parking rates across the U.S. check out this recent study: The Cost of Parking at Major U.S. Airports.

The costs for your trip can add up especially when you have to park your car or use ride share apps. We’d love to know, do you prefer to park at the airport when going on a trip? Or do you prefer to use ride share apps, a taxi or cab? Let us know in the comments below.

11 Comments

  1. Article was referring to parking at Charlotte Douglas Airport and cannot find the information for pricing etc., so what happened?

  2. The United States is rapidly becoming a place where travelers are going to start saying “Let’s just stay home if we can’t drive.” Airlines overcharge for luggage and seats, food is terrible, parking is expensive, and gas is at its highest. We simply have to do better. I am old enough to remember when we looked forward to air travel with warm meals, great flight attendants who were friendly and caring, and people who conducted themselves with decorum on flights, dressing accordingly. You have to travel on international carriers now to get this level of service. What a shame!

  3. HERE AT WATERTOWN SO.DAK, DOSENT COST ANYTHING TO PARK YOUR CAR, THE LAST TIME I HEARD

  4. So what’s the parking at my airlport-of-departure home base? You wrote that you were doing the work so I wouldn’t have to. The list you sent is only part of the issue.

  5. Disappointed in this article! Headline was about parking in Tehran and story never mentioned that! Poor journalism and research and editing!!! Shame, shame!
    For the record, parking at Tehran main airport IKA ( Imam Khomeini Airport) is 100% free for both covered and uncovered parking! And luggage carts, very modern ones that are easy to maneuver are 100% FREE also and always an abundant supply available! They are clean and sanitized.

    • Hi Bill,

      Thank you for your comment. We did indeed forget to include some helpful information and apologize. The focus for this topic was mainly on airport parking rates in the U.S., but are absolutely correct that we could have also looked into international airports as well. We appreciate you sharing with us and providing those great tips about the Imam Khomeini International Airport parking lots.

  6. Parking at the Tucson International Airport is $6 dollars a day for economy and $12 dollars a day for covered parking walking distance to the airport main entrance.

  7. Where are the figures for Sydney?

    “”Curious how airport parking in Sydney stacks up against the rest of the U.S.? We did the research so you don’t have to.””

    How would your readers know what the figures are for Sydney ?

    • Hi Brian,

      Thank you for your comment. We apologize for the confusion we caused with our information. You are absolutely correct. You can find airport parking rates for Sydney, Australia here. We did forget to include a helpful resource in this post. You can find more information on the airport parking rates in the U.S. here: The Cost of Parking at Major U.S. Airports

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