So, you’ve planned your dream vacation and made all the proper arrangements. There is only one thing left to do: decide where you are going to park your car when you fly out of the Denver International Airport (DEN).
Without a doubt, there are a lot of parking options at D.I.A., but not all of them are created equally. The lots differ in prices, transportation options to the terminal and total distance from Denver International Airport. Don’t fret, with a little bit of planning and research you can save yourself some money, make sure your trip runs smoothly, and ensure that your car is in good hands.
Of course, you can also catch a lift from a friend, take an Uber/Lyft, or catch the Denver Airport Train, which departs from Denver Union Station. The rates listed below are subject to change. Here are our picks for the best parking lots at D.I.A.:
Denver Airport Parking Lots and Garages
If you are lucky enough, you can grab a spot at the Denver Airport itself. The East or West Garage will cost you $7 an hour or $30 a full day. These are the most expensive spots at D.I.A., but they offer the most convenience and ease of access to the terminal. Your car will remain protected from the elements throughout your trip as well.
When it comes to long-term parking at the Denver International Airport you will have three main options: the Economy Lots, Pikes Peak Lot and Mt. Elbert Lot. The West Economy lot is located to the west of the West Garage, and the East Economy Parking Lot is located to the east of the East Garage. After a fee update, economy lots will charge $6 per hour, $18 per day for 1-3 days, and $16 per day for 4+ days. You can catch one of the frequent busses, with stops all around the lot for easy access.
The Mt. Elbert Lot is located south of Jeppesen Terminal. Pikes Peak Lot is just east of the Mt. Elbert Lot. Long-term parking at either of these will cost you only $8 a day. Alternatively, there are numerous third-party garages and lots available for $7 a day that are just as close to Denver International Airport.
Whether it’s a short 3 day domestic weekend, or longer international travel, another excellent option for parking is the ParkDIA lot. This lot is not located on the premises of the airport itself, but it is the closet, fastest and the least expensive option for Denver Airport parking. It is situated 2.6 miles from the airport, and they offer a free shuttle service that comes by every five minutes.
ParkDIA offer covered, uncovered and valet parking. The lot also contains twelve electric car-charging stations in case you are parking an electric car. If you are a military member, first responder, teacher, AARP or AAA customer, you can get a discount. Daily rates at this lot can run you anywhere from $7.45 to $18.95, with discounts if you book online.
WallyPark Airport Parking
With 2,000 parking spots and a prime location just a few miles outside the Denver Airport, the WallyPark Airport Parking is the perfect option for business travelers, vacationers, and people who like to plan ahead. You can easily book your spot online at a reduced price.
The lot also features a great loyalty program and corporate program that earns you points towards your next parking spot every time you utilize their services. They only offer uncovered lots and there is a free shuttle included in the price you pay. Rates at this lot range from $11.90 to $17 a day.
Canopy Airport Parking
Even though the Canopy Airport Parking lot is 6.6 miles from the Denver Airport, they do offer a free shuttle service that comes by every eight to twelve minutes. Reservations are not required for this lot, but they are highly recommended because spots book up quickly. Daily rates here will cost you anywhere from $9.50 to $18 a day.
They offer a few options including: Open-Air Self Park, Covered Self-Park and Indoor Valet. Discounts are available for AAA, ExpressToll Rewards and other memberships. You can reserve ahead of time for their approximately 46 acres and over 4,200 parking spaces.
On Air Parking
If you’re looking to save money and still reap 5 star facilities, look no further than Denver On Air Parking. With rates at only $4.25 per day for off-airport parking, it’ll allow you to splurge more on your actual trip. Once you book, you’ll receive a parking location within 10 minutes that’s only a 10 minute ride to D.I.A. Free 24/7 shuttles to and from the airport are provided.
They promise the lowest price you’ll find for parking online and parking spaces are guaranteed. There are no extra fees. An added perk is free cancellation at any time on parking reservations, so book ahead and rest assured. Contact their friendly travel team at 720-262-8412, 7am to 5pm, Monday to Friday MST with any questions.
Just over 8 miles from the main terminal, you’ll find another option for affordable parking. Both covered and uncovered spots are available at $17 and $12 a day, respectively. There is a frequent shuttle that goes back and forth to the airport for convenient access.
USAirport Parking goes above and beyond by offering a 9-point inspection service and an oil change so your car is ready to go when you return for a fee. If you are a frequent flier, they offer monthly and yearly membership plans that include unlimited entrances and exits during the specified plan period. A great option for those who are in and out of D.I.A. often.
These are a variety of easy and reasonable lots for parking at the Mile High City’s international airport. Remember to pack light and arrive well in advance, so you can catch your flight on-time. The recommended airport check-in time is 3 hours for an international flight, and 2 hours if your trip is domestic. What’s your preferred method for arriving to D.I.A.? Safe travels!