Airport parking can sometimes become a nightmare for travelers. Travel should be as stress-free as possible. If you are prepared for parking beforehand, you will be less likely to experience headaches.
How Much Does It Cost To Park At The Airport For 3 Days?
On average, it costs around $75-$100 to park at the airport for 3 days. Of course, this depends on which airport you are travelling to as each airport can have various parking rates. There are also different parking lots to consider at the airport as they can vary in rates. For example, shuttle parking or economy parking will most likely cost less than parking in the parkade at the terminal.
Always Reserve in Advance
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when driving to the airport is to forget reserving parking. While you may get lucky and find a lot with an empty space last minute, chances are, you are going to pay more or at least waste time riding around searching.
Many business travelers will travel for a week or more at a time, leaving their cars parked in airport parking lots for days or even weeks. The abundance of business travel means advance reservations become essential.
Top United States Airports & Their Parking Costs
- The following rates are current as of the time of writing. They can change at anytime.
1. Denver International Airport
Denver, like most airports in the country has several parking options available to those parking their cars in the short or long term. The following offers information on their fee schedule at the time of this writing.
There are two parking garages. You can park in the east or west. These garages are open 24/7 and take cash, check, AmEx, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. The cost is $28 a day or $5 an hour.
If you park here for one day, it is $28. If you park for three days, you will pay $84.
Economy parking is available in the east and west lots at $17 a day or $5 an hour.
If you park here for one day, you will pay $17. Three days is $51.
Shuttle parking is available at Pikes Peak Lot and the Mt. Elbert Lot. Here, you will pay $8 a day or $2 an hour.
If you park here, you will pay $8 for one day or $24 for three days.
Short-term parking is $144 a day or $6 an hour. This parking option is within five minutes walking distance of the airport.
2. Seattle Tacoma International Airport
Terminal Direct Parking
This is the closest parking to the airport. You will pay $7 an hour, $42 a day, or $294 a week.
If you park here one day, it costs $42. If you park here three days, you will pay $126.
General parking includes over-height parking options for $6 an hour, $34 a day, or $169 a week.
If you park here for one day, you will pay $34. If you park for three days, you will owe $102.
Passport parking is available with a monthly fee of $425 with recurring billing.
3. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Harsfield-Jackson offers a range of parking options. All parking options are conveniently located within walking distance of the airport, and there are shuttle services available at the International Park Ride Deck. The hourly and daily rates are as follows.
- $36 an hour
- $19 daily
- $14 daily for economy
- ATL West Deck $16 daily
- ATL Select is $10 for uncovered, $14 for covered, and $28 for oversized.
- Park Ride Lot C is $10 a day
- The International daily rate is $36
- The International Park Ride rate is $14
When parking here for one day, the lowest you will pay is $10 and the highest is $36. If you park here for three days, the cheapest option will be $30, and the highest parking option will be $108.
4. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Chicago O’Hare International Airport offers a main garage parking system. Parking fees are based on time spent, and include the following.
- 0 to 1 hour is $3
- 1 to 2 hours is $6
- 2 to 3 hours is $10
- 3 to 4 hours is $14
- 4 to 8 hours is $24
- 8 to 24 hours is $42
Valet services are available at 0 to 8 hours for $26 or 8 to 24 hours for $64.
If you park here for one day, you will owe $42. If you park here for three days, you will pay $126.
5. John F. Kennedy International Airport
Short-Term Daily Parking
This parking fee charges 1/2 hour for $4 with each additional 1/2 hour at a rate of $4. You can park here for a maximum of 36 hours with a fee of $36.
Short-Term Daily Blue and Yellow Garage
Parking here for 1/2 hour is $6, with each additional 1/2 hour charged an extra $6. You can park here for a maximum of 24 hours at a fee of $42.
On Airport Long-Term Parking (Economy)
The first 24 hours is $20, with each additional 12 hours charged $10.
If you park in economy for one day, you will pay $20. If you park for three days, you will owe $60.
Restricted Mobility Parking
This parking charges 1/2 hour for $4, with each additional 1/2 hour charged an extra $4. You can park here a maximum of 24 hours with a rate of $20.
Check the Rates Before Leaving
While airport parking rates normally remain stable, they are subject to change at any time. Check with the airport before you leave for your flight. Whenever possible reserve your parking in advance.