Cheapest Way to Travel to the Airport - Airport Parking Guides
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Last Updated: June 1, 2016

Should you Drive or Cab to the Airport?

As noted by SpotHero, ride sharing to the airport is on the rise with apps like Uber and Lyft. But, surprisingly, ride sharing is not always the least expensive way to get to the airport. Depending on how far you live from the airport and the length of your trip, parking at the airport might be more cost-effective.

Use the graphs below to find the cheapest way to get to the airport: ride sharing, or driving and parking. SpotHero compiled this data for 25 airports around the country. You can also access their original data to customize your trip.

Finally, you have the answer to which app to use as you travel to the airport: Ride Sharing or Parking!

Jump to your airport:

 

ATL: 60% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, then 90% of the time you’re better off driving and parking. 

 

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FLL: 72% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, then 92% of the time you’re better off driving and parking.

 

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IAD: 80% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, then 90% of the time you’re better off driving and parking. 

 

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JFK: 52% of the time, it’s cheaper to get a ride to the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, it flips, 70% of the time you’re better off driving and parking. 
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LGA: Its even! 50% of the time, it’s cheaper to take get a ride to the airport and vice versa. If you’re taking an XL ride, 74% of the time you’re better off driving and parking. 
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LAX: 82% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, 94% of the time you’re better off driving and parking. 

 

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MIA: 75% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, 94% of the time you’re better off driving and parking. 

 

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MDW: 53% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, 80% of the time you’re better off driving and parking. 

 

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EWR: 55% of the time, it’s cheaper to get a ride to the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, it flips, 70% of the time you’re better off driving and parking.

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ORD: 60% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, 67% of the time you’re better off driving and parking.

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MCO: 63% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, 85% of the time you’re better off driving and parking.

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DCA: 52% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, 77% of the time you’re better off driving and parking.

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SFO: 60% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, 82% of the time you’re better off driving and parking.

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Book Airport Parking in Advance

Is parking at the airport more cost-effective for you? Reserve an airport parking spot in advance, so you know where you’ll park and how much you’ll pay.