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Complete Guide to George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Airport Parking

On a hunt for parking at Houston Intercontinental Airport? Now known as George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the airport is one of the fastest-growing of the top ten airports in the US.  With more than 40 million passengers stepping through the terminals each year, things can get a bit chaotic, especially in the parking lots. For this reason, we’ve created this Houston Intercontinental Airport Parking Guide. This guide gives you the most important information, from on-airport and off-airport parking to Houston airport parking reservation services.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Parking Reservations

Use the map below to explore parking options near IAH Airport and use SpotHero to make a reservation

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IAH Houston Airport Parking Rates & Options

Parking at George Bush Intercontinental Airport ranges in price from $5 for 1-hour of short-term parking, to $26 per day for valet long-term parking. Find the best option for your needs by using the tables below. Please note that these parking rates are subject to change by the airport at any time.

Houston Airport Long-Term Parking

For your longer term parking needs, Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport offers Ecopark, valet parking, and the SurePark parking program. Prices for the EcoPark option start at $5.54 per day There are also off-site parking facilities that charge just $4 per day, provide shuttle service, and offer advanced reservation.

Long Term Off-Site W/ Shuttle


Per Day – Book Now!


Eco Park


Per Day – Covered

$7.39 plus tax

Per Day – Uncovered

$5.54 plus tax

Valet Parking


Per Day




Per Day


Valet Parking

Valet Parking is available inside of all of the parking garages at Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport for those who want the VIP treatment.  To take advantage of this special service, simply follow the Valet signs.  The Valet Parking at Bush Houston Intercontinental offers many great amenities, including a free USA Today newspaper and bottle of water.  You can even drop your car off at one terminal and have it arranged to be picked up at a different terminal when you return.  When using the Valet Parking service, your car is always parked in a covered lot.  Valet parking rates are $26 per day. For more information on valet parking, click here.

Short-Term IAH Parking

For your short-term parking needs, George Bush Intercontinental provides parking garages near each of the terminals, as well as a few special programs, including Valet Parking, Corporate Parking, and SurePark.

The Terminal Parking Garages are perfect for those short trips. You can find more information here.

Terminal Parking Garage Rates



Up to 1 hour


1-2 hours


2-3 hours


3-5 hours


5-24 hours



Corporate Parking Program

Corporate Parking is a special program for businesses wanting to save on expenses with a special corporate rate.  This membership program provides many benefits, including ticketless access cards and opportunities to earn free parking.  Click here to download a brochure about the Corporate Parking program.

SurePark Program

SurePark is a members-only program for frequent flyers who want a guaranteed parking space near the terminals.  There is a special parking area in the Terminal C Level 3, C East Garage designated specifically for the SurePark program.  Members of the SurePark program can look forward to always having a parking space available at (Bush) Houston Intercontinental Airport.

SurePark Program Rates



Up to 3 hours


3-5 hours


5-24 hours


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Houston Airport Parking: On-Airport vs. Off-Airport

As you begin your search for parking at IAH, one of the most important things to know is the difference between on-airport parking and off-airport parking:

On-airport parking is directly affiliated with the airport and is located on airport property. It refers to short- and long-term terminal parking, economy parking, the Corporate Parking Program, and the SurePark Program. You can find more information on these options below.

Off-airport parking locations are not on IAH property but are within very close proximity to the airport. These parking garages and lots run frequent shuttles to and from the airport for free. Many also offer parking reservations so you can reserve a parking spot in advance. You can find more information in the off-airport section below.

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IAH Airport Mobile Parking Apps

When you’re rushing through the airport to make a flight, things can get downright chaotic.  Luckily, technology has advanced to the level of mobile apps and there are many relevant to air travel.  The following mobile apps were designed to help make your airport parking experience a bit less frantic and a lot more pleasant.

SpotHero – Simple to use, SpotHero’s parking reservation app allows you to search and compare rates at parking facilities near George Bush Airport. You can also reserve your parking spot in advance.  This app is available for both iPhone and Android.

IAH Valet:  This app is your Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport assistant.  With it, you can schedule reservations, save your flight information, and make valet parking reservations.  This app is only available for iPhone.

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IAH Airport Parking Online Resources

Airport Parking Search Engines

SpotHero – Simple to use, SpotHero’s website and parking reservation app allows you to search and compare rates at parking facilities near George Bush Airport. You can also make a reservation in advance. This app is available for both iPhone and Android.

iFly: This site provides a variety of information about parking at the airport and includes a search engine, so you can find parking by choosing your airport and inputting when you will need to park.  The search results will include additional details, such as 24 hour lot and self-park.  You can also sort the results by price, distance, and rating.

Airport Parking Companies

The Parking Spot – IAH – This national airport parking company has 3 locations near IAH, including The Parking Spot 1 on Will Clayton, The Parking Spot 2 on Will Clayton and The Parking Spot JFK. All locations offer free shuttle service from your car to George Bush International Airport. You can chose from all different types of parking options, including covered self park, covered valet, uncovered self park and extra-wide parking. Amenities include hand car wash service, bottled water, and a shuttle tracker.

PreFlight Airport Parking: This 24 hour secured parking facility offers both open air and covered parking. This parking company offers many great complimentary amenities, including shuttle service that runs every 4-6 minutes, battery jump service, tire inflation service, and free bottle of water.

Park ‘N Fly: This parking facility promises for their complimentary shuttle to pick you up within five minutes.  The 24 hour secure lot is located three miles away from the airport, allowing you to get to and from the airport quickly.  You can take advantage of their other service offerings, including luggage assistance, car washed and detailing, and pet boarding at the Pet Paradise Resort.

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IAH Airport Hotels – Shuttle Service Included

Staying at a hotel near the airport and keeping your car there as you go on your trip is another great alternative and can even be quite economical.  Many hotels offer park, stay, and fly deals that are a great bargain on parking.  Rather than fussing with parking the day of your flight, you can instead park the day prior, sleep in a cozy bed at a location close to the airport and then get transported to the airport via shuttle.  Some hotels may even allow you to park there without having a reservation to stay. You can use a service like SpotHero to make a parking reservation at hotels.  The following hotels offer parking and free shuttle service to the airport.

Ramada Houston Intercontinental Airport East
Address: 6115 Will Clayton Pkwy
Distance from IAH: 2.8 miles
Daily Rate: $5.00+ – reserve parking here

Comfort Suites Houston Intercontinental Airport
Address: 15555 John F Kennedy Blvd
Distance from IAH: 5 miles
Daily Rate: $5.99 – reserve parking here 

Hilton Garden Inn
Address: 15400 John F Kennedy Blvd
Distance from IAH: 5.5 miles
Daily Rate: $5.99 – reserve parking here

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites- IAHWest
Address: 702 North Sam Houston Pkwy E
Distance from IAH: 2.5 miles
Daily Rate: $5.00 – reserve parking here

Sheraton North Houston at IAH
Address: 15700 John F Kennedy Blvd
Distance from IAH: 4.6 miles
Daily Rate: $6.00 – reserve parking here

DoubleTree by Hilton IAH
Address: 15747 John F Kennedy Blvd
Distance from IAH: 2.4 miles
Daily Rate: $6.00 – reserve parking here