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Guide to DIA Parking

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You’ve packed your bags and downloaded new episodes of all your favorite podcasts, and you’re ready to hit the skies! The last detail you need to finalize? Where to leave your car while you’re away.

Don’t let the stress of not finding a parking spot or not being able to get quickly from trunk to terminal ruin your trip. By planning ahead, you can save money, ensure your trip runs smoothly, and — most importantly — breathe easy knowing your car is in good hands.

You have many choices for DIA parking, including the official airport lots, private lots, and hotel lots (even if you’re not staying at the hotel).

But not all airport parking lots are created equal. They differ in price, distance to the terminal, whether or not they offer shuttle service, and a host of other factors that can make a big difference to how easy it is for you to get to your flight on time and with as little hassle as possible.

Whether you’re a frugal traveler who wants the best bang for your buck, you’re always running for the gate, or you like to come home to a freshly washed and detailed car, this guide will help you select your ideal DIA airport parking experience.

Note: We’ve started with the off-site parking lots because they’re less expensive than the official DIA lots.

Off-Site Airport Parking Lots

Official Denver International Airport Lots

Hotel Lots

Off-Site Airport Parking Lots

Price/day Distance to terminal Shuttle service Quick facts
ParkDIA $5.95 to $17.95 2.6 miles Every 5 minutes Closest, fastest, and least expensive private lot
WallyPark Airport Parking $13.95 to $17.95 2.6 miles Yes Uncovered and valet parking only
Canopy Airport Parking $10 to $21 6.6 miles Every 8 to 12 minutes Reservations recommended
USAirport Parking $10 to $15 6.8 miles Every 7 to 10 minutes Prepaid monthly and annual plans available
The Parking Spot $6.95+ 8 miles Every 5 to 7 minutes, on call 11pm to 6am Uncovered spots only, allow an additional 30 to 45 minutes
DIA Park Monthly rates only 13 miles Private car or valet Monthly/semi-monthly only

Private lots surround DIA and provide economical parking compared to official DIA lots. Here you’ll find parking spaces as close as 2.6 miles — closer than DIA’s Shuttle Parking Lot — as well as free shuttles and a variety of perks. Many private lots pick travelers up at their cars and drop off at Jeppesen terminal. Convenient, efficient, and affordable.

ParkDIA

Quick facts

  • $5.95/day, $13.95/day, and $17.95/day
  • Uncovered, covered, and valet
  • 2.6 miles to DIA
  • Free shuttle every 5 minutes
  • Perfect for: Business travelers, Vacationers, Budget travelers, Frequent travelers, People who want to get in and out of the airport quickly

ParkDIA is the closest, fastest, and least expensive option for Denver airport parking. If you want to save some money and get to the airport on time, this is your best option. ParkDIA provides three options — covered, uncovered, and valet — as well as frequent trunk-to-terminal shuttle service to meet the needs of all travelers. The lot also has 12 electric car charging stations.

If you’re a military service member, teacher, first responder, AARP or AAA customer, or member of the corporate program, ParkDIA offers discounts to reduce your daily parking rate even more. For frequent travelers, ParkDIA offers a loyalty program: get free parking just for signing up and earn points every time you park.

You can reserve your space on your phone using the ParkDIA mobile app. And, when your trip is over, you can send a text to have a shuttle pick you up at the airport and bring you back to your car.

Read ParkDIA’s recent reviews on Yelp.

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WallyPark Airport Parking

Quick facts

  • $13.95 to $17.95/day
  • Uncovered self and valet parking
  • 2.6 miles to DIA
  • Free shuttle, 7 minutes to terminal
  • Perfect for: Business travelers, Vacationers, People who like to plan their trip ahead of time

WallyPark Airport Parking has 2,000 parking spots and is a couple of miles from DIA. If you want to save money on your parking spot, reserve your spot online ahead of time for a reduced price. WallyPark Airport Parking also has a loyalty program and corporate program to earn points for your next parking spot.

Read WallyPark’s recent reviews on Yelp.

Canopy Airport Parking

Quick facts

  • $10 to $21/day
  • Open-air park, covered self-park, and indoor valet
  • Free shuttle every 8 to 12 minutes
  • 6.6 miles to DIA
  • Perfect for: Business travelers, Frequent travelers, People who want to get in and out of the airport quickly, People who like to plan ahead

Canopy Airport Parking is 6.6 miles from DIA and offers open-air, covered self, and indoor valet parking depending on your needs. Canopy also offers free shuttles every 8 to 12 minutes directly from your car. Reservations are not required, but they are recommended, especially during peak holiday travel times and inclement weather.

Canopy Airport Parking also offers a rewards program where you can earn points for every day parked. For the eco-friendly traveler, Canopy is Green Garage Certified.

Read Canopy’s recent reviews on Yelp.

USAirport Parking

Quick facts

  • $10 to $15/day, $2 to $3/hour
  • Open and covered spots
  • 6.8 miles to DIA
  • Free trunk-to-terminal shuttle service
  • Perfect for: Business travelers, Vacationers, People who don’t mind a longer shuttle ride in exchange for a lower daily rate

If you want cheap parking and don’t mind the distance from the lot to the terminal, USAirport Parking is perfect for you. Open parking is $2/hour or $10/day, whichever is less. Covered parking is $3/hour or $15/day, whichever is less. Express valet is available and pre-paid monthly and annual options are available.

Read USAirport Parking’s recent reviews on Yelp.

The Parking Spot

Quick facts

  • Rates start at $6.95/day
  • Uncovered spots only
  • 8 miles to DIA
  • Free shuttle every 5 to 7 minutes, on-call service between 11 pm and 6 am
  • Perfect for: Budget travelers, People who travel during the day and always get to the airport early

The Parking Spot maintains parking lots around the country, from JFK to LAX. In Denver, it’s a popular option because of the low price. But, the lot is a good distance to the airport, so you should allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes, or more during heavy travel periods.

Read The Parking Spot’s recent reviews on Yelp.

DIA Park

Quick facts

  • $150 to $225/month
  • Covered and uncovered spots
  • Private car or valet transportation to and from DIA
  • 13 miles to DIA
  • Perfect for: Business travelers, long-term travelers, people who need long-term parking

Not to be confused with ParkDIA, DIA Park focuses solely on long-term parking for people who travel for extended periods of time and those who live outside of Colorado and need to store a second car. Covered parking is $225/month and uncovered parking is $150/ month. You can also get two weeks of parking for $150.

Read DIA Park’s recent reviews on Yelp.

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Official Denver International Airport Lots

Price/day Distance to terminal Shuttle service Quick facts
Garage East and West $24 Adjacent No Closest parking lot to terminal
Valet East and West $33 Adjacent No Located within Garage East and West
Economy East and West $13 0.4 miles Every 10 minutes Walkable to terminal when weather permits
Pikes Peak Shuttle Lot and Mt. Elbert Shuttle Lot $8 2.9 miles and 3.9 miles Every 10 minutes Allow an additional 30 to 45 minutes
Short-Term East and West $96 Adjacent No Passenger drop off and pick up only
Peña Boulevard Lot $4 8.6 miles No Take A Line train to terminal ($9 each way)

Denver International Airport boasts 44,000 public parking spaces, catering to all types of travelers. Parking in the DIA garages brings you so close to the terminal that you don’t need a shuttle. If you have a bit extra time, there are 17,500 shuttle parking spaces that put you just a few minutes’ ride from the terminal.

With the exception of the shuttle parking lots, the official airport lots are the closest to the terminal. They are also the most expensive. If you plan to park here, watch out for full lots and shuttle delays during peak holiday times and inclement weather. You can reserve your space ahead of time for peace of mind.

Here’s an overview of the official DIA airport parking options.

 Parking Garages

Quick facts

  • $24/day, $3/hour
  • Covered and uncovered
  • 5 to 10 minute walk to terminal
  • Electric car charging stations
  • Perfect for: Travelers who want to be close to the terminal, Anyone who requires accessible parking

No other parking option brings you within easy walking distance of the airport. Both Garage East and Garage West are adjacent to Jeppesen Terminal. Have an electric vehicle? Park in Garage West to snag one of the 15 electric car charging stations. If those are completely full, head over to Garage East, where you’ll find five more electric charging stations. All levels except Level 3 have accessible parking options.

Valet Parking

Quick facts

  • $33/day, $3/hour, $12 first hour
  • 5 minute walk to terminal
  • Located within Garage East and West
  • Perfect for: Business travelers, People who want extra security, Travelers with very little time to get from trunk to terminal

If you’re running late and don’t mind the price jump, DIA offers valet parking on the 4th floor (Arrivals) in both garages. Want your car cleaned before you’re back? Add an eco-friendly car wash to your preferred services for an extra fee.

Economy Parking Lots

Quick facts

  • $13/day, $3/hour
  • 0.4 miles to terminal
  • 10 to 12 minute walk to terminal
  • Free shuttle every 10 minutes; 5 to 7 minute ride
  • Perfect for: Business travelers, Vacationers, People who don’t mind a walk to the terminal or quick shuttle ride

DIA offers two economy parking lots, Economy East and Economy West. They are located just beyond Garage East and Garage West. Each lot is a quick walk to the terminal when weather permits. Otherwise, Economy parking is the closest shuttle lot with shuttles picking up passengers every 10 minutes. Allow an extra 5 to 7 minutes for the ride to the terminal.

Shuttle Parking Lots

Quick facts

  • $8/day, $2/hour
  • Pikes Peak Lot: 2.9 miles to terminal
  • Mt. Elbert Lot: 3.9 miles to terminal
  • Free shuttles depart every 10 minutes
  • Open 24 hours
  • Perfect for: Budget travelers, Vacationers, Business travelers

DIA offers two shuttle lots for travelers who don’t mind parking farther away. Pikes Peak Lot is 2.9 miles away from the terminal. When Pikes Peak is full, DIA opens Mt. Elbert Lot for the same price per day.

DIA recommends allowing an additional 30 to 45 minutes if you park in either of these lots. Shuttles pick up departing passengers every 10 minutes, and the ride itself is about 10 to 12 minutes.

One nice feature of DIA shuttle lots is that they include free vehicle assistance. Simply call (303) 342-4645 day and night and they’ll help locate your vehicle, jump-start a battery, inflate a tire, or help retrieve keys from a locked vehicle.

Short-Term Parking

Quick facts

  • $96/day, $4/hour
  • 5 minute walk to terminal
  • For meet and greets or drop offs only
  • No shuttle service
  • Open 24 hours
  • Perfect for: People dropping off or picking up passengers

Short-term parking at DIA is only for meet and greets or dropping off / picking up passengers needing assistance. Otherwise, the almost $100/day price should scare almost anyone off from parking there too long.

Peña Boulevard Lot

Quick facts

  • $4/day, $2/12 hours + $9 ride on A Line each way
  • 11-minute A Line ride to terminal
  • Covered and uncovered
  • Pre-pay by credit card only
  • Perfect for: Budget travelers, Travelers going on long trips

This lot sits along the A Line commuter rail route and delivers travelers to Jeppesen Terminal every 11 minutes. Prepare to pay $9 for each ride on the A Line to and from the airport. If you want your vehicle covered, over 600 of the 800 parking spots sit below solar canopies. The lot also features 11 electric car vehicle charging spaces. Purchase a 30-day pass if you expect to travel for an unknown amount of time, but not more than a month, for $36.

Hotel Lots

Price/day Distance to terminal Shuttle service Quick facts
Embassy Suites $5 to $6 6 miles Service from 4am to 12:30am 3-day minimum
Holiday Inn Express $6 to $7 6 miles Every 30 minutes Must reserve shuttle 24 hours in advance
Holiday Inn and Suites $5 to $7 6 miles Every 30 minutes Reserve in advance
Red Lion Inn & Suites $5 to $6 6.2 miles Every 30 minutes Reserve and confirm availability in advance
Residence Inn $5 to $6 7 miles Every 30 minutes Call ahead to confirm seat on shuttle
Mariott Gateway Park $4.50 11 miles Every 30 minutes Make extra time for the longer shuttle ride
Hyatt Regency Garage $4 16.2 miles No Take public transit, Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing options

Most hotels don’t advertise airport parking, but websites like Global Airport Parking and SpotHero partner with hotels to provide affordable parking for travelers. Most hotels are a bit of a drive from the airport and shuttles typically run only twice an hour. But if you have the time, they can be an economical option. However, be sure to check the prices and restrictions first. Some of the closer private lots offer the same low cost with less hassle.

If you decide to reserve a hotel parking lot space, call ahead of time to ensure a seat on their shuttles so you don’t miss your flight if no shuttles are available last minute.

Embassy Suites

Quick facts

    • $5 to $6/day
    • Uncovered self-park only
    • 6 miles to DIA
    • Free shuttle 4 am to 12:30 am, 10 minutes from airport
    • Three days minimum parking required
    • Perfect for: Budget travelers, People who travel during the day

Embassy Suites is inexpensive as long as you’re parking for at least three days. The shuttle also doesn’t run nearly as often as the shuttles for most private lots. It runs every 30 minutes from 4:00 am to 10:00 am and every 40 minutes from 10 am to 12:30 am.

Holiday Inn Express

Quick facts

    • $6 to $7/day
    • Uncovered self-park only
    • 6 miles to DIA
    • Free shuttle every 30 minutes on the hour and the half-hour, must reserve 24 hours ahead of time
    • Perfect for: Budget travelers, People who plan ahead and arrive early

Holiday Inn Express provides the typical hotel parking lot with shuttles every 30 minutes. If you choose this option, be sure to reserve your shuttle 24 hours ahead of time so that you don’t end up rushing!

Holiday Inn and Suites

Quick facts

  • $5 to $7/day
  • Uncovered self-park
  • 6 miles to DIA
  • Free shuttle every 30 minutes
  • Perfect for: Budget travelers, People who plan ahead and arrive early

Six miles out from DIA, the Holiday Inn and Suites has an uncovered parking lot. They offer shuttles to the airport every 30 minutes, 24/7, with on-demand pick-up when you return. Reserve your parking space online and present your booking confirmation once you arrive at the hotel.

Red Lion Inn & Suites

Quick facts

  • $5 to $6/day
  • Uncovered self-park
  • 6.2 miles to DIA
  • Free shuttle every 30 minutes
  • Perfect for: Budget travelers, People who plan ahead and arrive early

Red Lion Inn & Suites is also six miles from DIA. Be sure to reserve your spot and follow up to confirm availability before you arrive.

Residence Inn

Quick facts

  • $5 to $6/day
  • Uncovered self-park
  • 7 miles to DIA
  • Free shuttle every 30 minutes
  • Perfect for: Budget travelers, People who plan ahead and arrive early

Residence Inn is 7 miles out from DIA and is a standard hotel parking lot with free shuttles to the terminal. Confirm your space on the shuttle ahead of time to make sure you get a seat.

Marriott Gateway Park

Quick facts

  • $4.50/day
  • Uncovered self-park
  • 11 miles to DIA
  • Free shuttle every 30 minutes
  • Perfect for: Budget travelers, People with a lot of time to spare before their flight

Marriott Gateway Park offers uncovered parking and a shuttle every 30 minutes. Expect a longer shuttle ride: this Marriott is two to four times farther from the airport as most private lots. Book your parking spot on SpotHero by searching for Marriott Gateway Park Denver.

Hyatt Regency Garage

Quick facts

  • $4 a day
  • Self-park; no in and out privileges
  • 16.2 miles to terminal
  • No shuttle, only public transit available or Uber, Lyft, taxi, etc.
  • Perfect for: Budget travelers, Adventurous travelers, People with a lot of time to spare before their flight

We included Hyatt Regency Garage as an option for those familiar with public transit or for those with no other option. The Hyatt Regency Garage offers affordable garage parking. But there’s no shuttle. So this is more for adventurous travelers with more time to spare. There are many other economical options closer to the airport that include shuttle service. If you want to go this route, reserve your spot on SpotHero by searching Hyatt Aurora Garage.

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The best DIA airport parking is affordable, gets you to the airport on time, and keeps your car safe while you’re gone. ParkDIA offers affordable rates, free shuttles to the airport, and other perks like car detailing and text for shuttle pick up, to ensure a hassle-free trip to and from the airport. Take a look at our parking rates and options, and then reserve your parking spot for your upcoming trip.
 
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