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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 several off-site Baltimore airport parking 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. Please note that these parking rates are subject to change by the airport at any time.

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.

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

The Parking Spot – Baltimore Airport:  This national airport parking company operates a facility located about 4 miles and a 10-minute shuttle ride away from BWI Airport. The Parking Spot BWI is a great location for those traveling to BWI. They offer secured parking, a shuttle that run every 5-7 minutes to Baltimore Airport, and sometimes offer rate specials as low as $9 per day.

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.

BWI Speedy Park: Located about 4 miles away from BWI, this location offers valet parking service and shuttles every 15 to 17 minutes. Rates at this location are typically very competitive to other off-airport operator lots.

SwiftPark BWI: This relatively new operation is located just under 5 miles from the airport terminals and offers on-demand shuttle service. The location is also 100% cashless and offers on-site scanners for a seamless guest arrival and departure experience.

PreFlight Airport Parking: 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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BWI Marriott Address: 1743 W. Nursey Road Distance from BWI: 1.3 miles Phone Number: 410-859-8300

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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.