5 Airport Parking Options – What’s Best For You?

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We know that parking is a huge concern for soon to be flyers out of Denver. If you live outside of the city, you may not have the option to have someone drop you off at departures. So when it comes to having to plan for airport parking on your next trip, here are some options to consider so you can worry less about your travel plans:

1. Take A Shuttle From Your Hotel Or Local Airport

Most hotel chains and smaller local airports will offer shuttle services to major airports, like DIA. Hotels will offer this service as part of your purchase when you spend a night with them, and shuttles between airports will have a small flat rate.

  • Pros
    • Inexpensive
    • A public area, allowing a friend or family member to pick your car up
    • Good for early flights you don’t want to drive to in the middle of the night
  • Cons
    • Leaves your car in a public parking lot, uncovered
    • Requires reservation in advance
    • Shuttles can take a while

2. Private Parking Lots

Near most airports, you can find parking lots run by the city or private companies. Since these parking lots aren’t connected to the airport, they have other people using them for parking in the city and set lower prices.

  • Pros
    • Secured parking
    • Inexpensive
    • Covered from weather
    • Optional additional services
  • Cons
    • Requires reservation in advance
    • Shuttles can take a lot of time

3. The Airport Economy Lot

If you are going to be going on a long trip, then the economy lot is a great choice to keep your car located at the airport. Maintained by the airport, you know that your car will be waiting for you when you get back and ready to return home.

  • Pros
    • Convenient
    • Reasonable prices
    • Good for long term trips
    • Airport security watches the lot
  • Cons
    • Requires reservation in advance
    • Shuttles can take a lot of time in advance
    • No guaranteed covered parking garage
    • First few hours at the same rates as short term parking

4. Short Term Airport Parking

Going on a weekend getaway? The short term parking is a great option for you then. Short term parking is the closest airport parking to the airport itself, putting you right next to the airport going in, and right next to the airport coming out.

  • Pros
    • Airport security very close by
    • Good for short trips
    • Covered parking
    • Right by the airport, walking distance
    • Easy in and out of the parking lots
  • Cons
    • Expensive
    • High demand, low availability
    • Rates will pile up quickly

5. Valet Airport Parking

For the most luxurious experience with parking, you’ll want to consider valet. Valets will take and park your car, and you can be confident your car is safe while you’re on a trip. Further, while your car is there, you can add additional services like car washes so when you come home, you’ll have a clean car waiting for you.

  • Pros
    • Secured, covered parking
    • Valet service, useful for elderly or disabled individuals
    • Additional services like car washes
    • Convenient and close
  • Cons
    • Very expensive
    • Low availability

ParkDIA offers is the best middle ground between off and on-site airport parking. We have uncovered, covered, and valet parking for your convenience. And being so close to the airport that means our shuttles will take a fraction of the time to reach DIA as other shuttles. With rates lower than DIA’s airport lots and closer than other commercial lots, make a reservation with ParkDIA with your travel plans and skip the hassle on your next trip.