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Washington Dulles International (IAD) Airport Parking Guide

The Washington Dulles International Airport services the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan region. It is located twenty-six miles west of downtown Washington, D.C. and is one of the busiest airports in the United States.

There is abundant parking both at and near the airport. Drivers can choose from six on-airport parking options, and several off-site Dulles 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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Dulles Airport Parking Rates & Options

Parking at the Dulles airport costs from $10 for Economy Parking to $30 per day for Valet Parking See below for a full set of short and long-term parking prices and options at Washington Dulles International Airport. Please note that these parking rates are subject to change by the airport at any time.

Long-Term IAD Parking

There are four options for long-term parking at Dulles Airport: the Terminal Daily Lot, Garages 1 & 2, the Economy Lot, and the Valet Parking. You can also reserve a parking space in advance at an off-site long-term parking facility, with rates starting at just $6 per day and shuttle service provided.

Long Term Off-Site W/ Shuttle Rate
Per Day – Book Now!  $6
 Economy Parking W/ Shuttle  Rate
Per Day $10
Parking Garages 1& 2 Rate
Per Day $17
Valet Parking Rate
First 24-Hours $35
 Each Additional Day  $30

Short-Term IAD Parking

The Dulles Airport provides both Hourly and Daily Parking areas near the terminals. The Terminal Hourly and Daily Parking Garage is located right in front of the terminal entrance. 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.

Terminal Parking Rate 
Per Hour $6
Parking Garages 1 & 2 Rate
Per Hour $6

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IAD AirportParking Maps

Official Parking Map for IAD
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Cheapest Way to Travel to IAD Airport

A study published by SpotHero found that 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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IAD Parking Resources, Discounts and Coupons

Parking at or near Dulles Airport can be expensive, especially if you’re parking for several days. Here are some ideas to find the best rates, discounts, and coupons to make it more affordable.

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 IAD, 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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Dulles Airport Hotel Parking with Shuttle Service

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.

Doubletree by Hilton Dulles Airport Address: 21611 Atlantic Blvd, Sterling Distance from IAD: 6 miles Phone: 703-230-0077

Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Address: 2200 Centreville Rd Distance from IAD: 3.3 miles Phone: 703-471-6700

Comfort Inn & Suites Address: 45515 Dulles Plaza, Sterling Distance from IAD: 3.8 miles Phone: 703-471-5005

Hyatt Place Herndon/Dulles Airport Address: 13711 Sayward Blvd, Herndon Distance from IAD: 4.6 miles Phone: 571-643-0905

Hyatt Regency Dulles Airport Address: 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd Distance from IAD: 4.3 miles Phone: 703-713-1234

Hampton Inn Dulles/Cascades Address: 46331 McClellan Way, Sterling Distance from IAD: 9.9miles Phone: 703-450-9595

Fairfield Inn & Suites Dulles Airport Address: 23000 Indian Creek Drive, Sterling Distance from IAD: 3.9 miles Phone: 703-435-5300

Courtyard Dulles Airport Chantilly Address: 3935 Centerview Drive, Chantilly Distance from IAD: 6.8 miles Phone: 703-709-7100

Springhill Suites Herndon Reston Address: 138 Spring Street, Herndon Distance from IAD: 5.2 miles Phone: 703-435-3100

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Address: 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon Distance from IAD: 4.5 miles Phone: 703-478-2900

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Dulles Airport Parking Tips

  • Dulles FlexPark – For those who need parking regularly at Washington Dulles Airport, the Dulles FlexPark program is ideal.  Members are provided a FlexPark access card, which gives them easy entry and exit, while all payments and account maintenance are streamlined online.  There are three different levels of membership, the Dulles FlexPark for $275/month, Dulles FlexPark Plus for $325/month, and the Dulles FlexPark Platinum for $425/month. Click here to learn more about the FlexPark program or to enroll.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations – Dulles Airport offers EV charging stations in Parking Garage 2, on a first-come basis.