Trying to park your vehicle at the airport when you are trying to catch a flight can be a very stressful experience. It frequently seems like there aren’t enough parking spots and what you do find just isn’t convenient.
Most airports have a number of on-site parking options ranging from short-term parking, to long-term parking or even valet parking. If you plan to be gone more than a few days you will want to look into long-term airport parking options because they will be less expensive than short-term lots. As you research your on-site long-term parking options watch for prices. If there is more than one long-term parking lot the prices may vary from lot to lot. Be aware that parking at the airport will probably be more expensive than parking off-site in a long-term lot. You will pay extra for the convenience of being closer to the terminal.
Off-site long term parking is a good option if you are looking to save some money on parking expenses. As you research off-site parking be sure to find where the parking lot is actually located in relation to the airport. If the lot is too far away you could miss your flight waiting in traffic. Most off-site parking lots provide a free shuttle to and from the airport. When looking for this type of parking watch for discounts and coupons to save even more money.
Many people don’t realize it, but you can reserve a parking spot ahead of time at most airports and many off-site parking lots. When you book a parking spot ahead of time you are assured that you will have a spot when you arrive and you will know how much to expect to pay.
Another long-term parking option is to stay at a nearby airport hotel the night before your flight leaves. Most hotels in the vicinity of the airport will offer long-term parking at a low price or will even including parking in the price of the room.
Do your research before driving to the airport and trying to find a spot to park, it will save you time and money as well as a headache.