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Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International (BWI) Airport Parking Guide

The BWI Airport services the Baltimore-Washington region. It is located about ten miles south of Baltimore and  and is the busiest airport in the Baltimore/Washington region.

Drivers can choose from four on-airport parking options, and five off-site lots and garages near the airport.

This guide is designed to help you find the best parking option depending on what matters most to you. Read on for parking rates, details on short and long term options, maps, tips, and links to other resources.

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BWI Airport Parking Rates & Options

There are four official parking garages at BWI Marshall which provide a solution for each possible parking need.  Parking at the Baltimore/Washington airport costs from $2 for an hour at the Hourly Parking Garage to $22 per day in the Hourly Garage. See below for a full set of short and long-term parking prices and options at Baltimore/Washington International Airport.

Long-Term BWI Parking

There are four options for long-term parking at BWI Airport: the Hourly Lot, the Daily Lot, Express Parking, and the Economy Parking Lots. The Economy Parking Lots are situated northeast of the terminal, off of Aviation Boulevard, between S. Camp Meade Road and Andover Road and due east of the Express Parking. You can also reserve parking spaces at off-site parking facilities for just $7.

Off-Site Long-Term w/ Shuttle Rate
Per Day – Book Now! $7
Hourly Parking Garage Rate
Per Day $22
Daily Parking Garage Rate
Per Day $12
Express Lot Rate
Per Day $10
Long-Term Parking (Lot A and B) Rate
Per Day $8


Short-Term BWI Parking

The BWI Airport provides separate garages for hourly and daily parking. The Hourly Parking Garage is the closest parking you’ll find near the terminals. The Daily Parking Garage is just a little further away at Terminal Road and Scott Drive, offering free shuttle service. If you are simply picking someone up or dropping them off here, the Hourly Parking is the perfect option, however if you need overnight parking, you should opt for either the Daily Parking or Economy Parking areas. See below for short-term parking rates.

Hourly Parking Garage  Rate 
Hour 1 $2 per 1/2 hour
Hours 2-5 $4
Hours 6-24 $22 maximum per day
Daily Parking Garage Rate
Hour 1-2 $3 per hour
Each additional hour $2 ($12 maximum per day)
Express Lot Rate
Hour 1 $4
Each additional hour $2 ($10 maximum per day)

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Official Hourly Parking Map for BWI
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BWI Parking Resources, Discounts and Coupons

Parking at or near BWI-Thurgood Marshall International Airport can be affordable, even if you’re parking for several days. Here are some ideas to find the best rates, discounts, and coupons.

Official Airport Parking Page: Find official airport information like rates and news. The airport site links to information on the airport, flights, and passengers.

SpotHero: SpotHero sells extra inventory from parking operators near BWI, often at a discounted rate. In addition to their website, there’s also an app available for Android and iPhone.

Groupon: Some garages near BWI participate in Groupons, this could be useful if you’re looking to save on parking.

FlySmart: FlySmart is like having your own personal airport concierge. You have access to real-time flight information and parking lot availability. The app also includes other functionalities, such as itinerary management. This app is available for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

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BWI Airport Parking Companies Near the Airport

PreFlight Airport Parking – BWI: This secured lot is open 24 hours and is less than 3 miles away from the airport. They offer a lot of complimentary amenities, including a USA Today, bottled water, battery jump service, tire inflation and the shuttle that runs every 4 to 6 minutes.

Econopark Express:  Located just under 4 miles away, the complimentary shuttle will have you at the terminal within minutes.  This fenced lot is secure and offers luggage service, as well as complimentary bottled water.  You have the option of self-parking or valet.

ValetPark Express – BWI: This secured lot works hard to pamper their customers. They offer a covered check-in area, luggage assistance, and complimentary bottled water. The free 24-hours shuttle runs every five minutes and the lot is open 24/7.

FastPark&Relax:  Situated just 2 miles from the airport, the shuttle will get you there in just the wink of an eye.  This secured lot offers complimentary ChargePoint EV Stations, luggage assistance, and newspaper, as well as free car to terminal shuttle service.

ParkingSpot Baltimore:  Located about 4 miles and a 10-minute shuttle ride away, theParkingSpot is a great location for those traveling to BWI. They offer secured parking, a shuttle that run every 5-7 minutes, and sometimes offer rate specials as low as $9 per day.

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BWI Hotel Parking – Shuttle Service Included

Many people are discovering the wondrous luxury that is Park, Stay, and Fly packages offered by many hotels. These deals allow you to stay at the hotel the night before your flight and take the complimentary shuttle to the airport, while leaving your car parked at the hotel. The following hotels offer Park, Stay, and Fly packages, along with complimentary shuttle to the airport. Call the hotel ahead of time to ensure availability and rates, as they can change at any time.

The Westin Baltmore Washington Airport Address: 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road Distance from BWI: 2.9 miles Phone Number: 443-577-2300 Daily Rate: $6.95

Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel Address: 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Road Distance from BWI: 3 miles Phone Number: 443-577-2100 Daily Rate: $7.00

Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Address: 1739 West Nursery Road Distance from BWI: 2.4 miles Phone Number: 410-694-0808 Daily Rate: $12.00

Best Western PLUS BWI Airport Address: 6755 Dorsey Road Distance from BWI: 7 miles Phone Number: 410-796-3300 Daily Rate: $5.00

Red Roof Inn – BWI Airport Address: 875 Elkridge Landing Road Distance from BWI: 1.8 miles Phone Number: 410-850-7600 Daily Rate: $2.00

Aloft BWI Address: 1741 W Nursey Road Distance from BWI: 1.3 miles Phone Number: 410-691-6969 Daily Rate: $7.00

Country Inn & Suites Address: 1717 W. Nursey Road Distance from BWI: 1.2 miles Phone Number: 443-577-1037 Daily Rate: $8.00

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BWI Airport Parking Tips

  • Both BWI garages use “Smart park” technology that will guide you to an open space, so you don’t have to circle endlessly hoping for a good spot. You can even pay for your parking before heading back to your car with BWI’s “Pay & Go” machines that can be found in the bus lobby areas. These garages are designated as short-term parking, so if you have long-term parking needs, you will save money by using the long-term parking lots.
  • To get real-time information on parking availability, tune into radio station 1040 AM, as you get near the airport.