airport parking guides

los-angeles-airportLos Angeles International (LAX) Airport Parking Guide

The Los Angeles International Airport services the Los Angeles, California region. It is located southwest of downtown Los Angeles and is the busiest airport in California.

There is abundant parking at and around the airport. Drivers can choose from two on-airport parking options, and several off-site LAX 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, links to resources, and a curated map of the best parking deals.

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LAX Airport Online Parking Reservations

Explore parking options near LAX Airport and use SpotHero to make a reservation

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Los Angeles Airport Parking Rates & Options

Parking at the Los Angeles airport costs from $3 for hourly parking to $12 per day in the Economy Parking Lot. See below for a full set of short and long-term parking prices and options at Los Angeles International Airport. Please note that these parking rates are subject to change by the airport at any time.

Long-Term LAX Parking

There are two options for long-term parking at Los Angeles Airport: the Economy Public Parking Lot C, and the Central Terminal Area parking. The Economy Lot is northeast of the airport and offers free shuttle service to and from the terminal entrances. There are also long-term off-site parking facilities that cost as low as $9 per day,  offer advanced reservation online, and provide shuttle service to the terminal.

Long-Term Off-Site W/ Shuttle Rate
Per Day – Book Now! $9
Economy Public Parking Lot C Rate
Per Day $12
Central Terminal Area Parking Rate
Per Day $30

Short-Term LAX Parking

The Los Angeles Airport provides both Hourly and Daily Parking areas near the terminals. There are Central Terminal Area Garages (P-1, P-2A, P-2B, P-3, P-4, P-5, P-6, and P-7) located near various airport terminals. 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 the Economy Parking area. See below for short-term parking rates.

Central Terminal Parking Garages Rate 
Hour 0-1 $3
Each additional 30 minutes $2
Economy Parking Lot C Rate 
Per Hour $4
Daily Max $12

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LAX Parking Maps

Official Parking Map for LAX

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Cheapest Way to Travel to LAX

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, 94% of the time you’re better off driving and parking. 


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LAX Parking Resources, Discounts and Coupons

Parking at or near Los Angeles 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 LAX and parking in LA often at a discounted rate. In addition to their website, there’s also an app available for Android and iPhone.

LAX Airport Status: This neat little app provides an abundance of LAX information, including real-time departure and arrival status and an interactive map to help you find the gates.  This app also gives information on all major LAX parking lots and garages, both on-site and offsite.  This app is only available for Android.

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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Long-Term Off-Site Parking Companies Near LAX Airport

The Parking Spot – LAX: This national airport parking operator has two locations near LAX – The Parking Spot Sepulveda and The Parking Spot Century. Both locations offer covered and uncovered self parking options, as well as covered valet parking. In addition to a complimentary shuttle every 5-7 minutes to LAX, amenities include free bottled water, luggage assistance, a shuttle tracking app, charging stations and Soft Hands Car Care.

Joe’s Airport Parking: Self-park or valet parking near LAX available for $15 per day with free 24/7 shuttle service. Newspaper and bottled water available for guests, car wash and detailing available for an additional fee.

WallyPark LAX: Book a space online at this national airport parking company’s LAX location and save on the drive-up rate. A loyalty program, corporate rates, and free shuttle service add to the exceptional service provided by WallyPark.

105 Airport Parking: This off-airport facility has over 1,000 parking spaces and offers both covered and uncovered (rooftop) parking options. A complimentary shuttle runs to LAX every 25-30 minutes and is available 24/7.

405 Airport Parking: Situated just over 2 miles away from the airport, the free shuttle will get you there in just a mere few minutes.  The 24/7 shuttle runs every 15 minutes and will take you right to the terminal.  The friendly drivers will even assist you with your luggage.

Airport Center Parking: A large parking facility only 1 mile from LAX offering covered and uncovered (rooftop) parking at competitive rates. This location offers a complimentary shuttle to your LAX terminal every 15-20 minutes and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Amenities include express luggage assistance and a well lit, secure facility.

Airport Spectrum: This 24/7 off-airport parking facility offers valet parking at affordable rates. In addition to a free airport shuttle stops every 20-30 minutes at LAX, amenities include security personnel on-site.

Sam’s Park LAX: A cheap, convenient, reliable LAX off-site airport parking option with great service! Park here for only $10 a day and enjoy access to indoor spaces, a free shuttle, and valet drivers with a minimum of five years of experience.

ValuePark LAX: Open 24/7, this secured lot is located 2.3 miles away from the airport and offers many amenities, such as luggage assistance, shuttle service, jump start service, and tire inflation.  The shuttle runs every 15 minutes.

LAX Parking Curb Express: This 24 hour valet parking service offers one-of-a-kind curbside to curbside.  Your personal valet rides with you to the airport and assists you with your luggage and then takes your car back to the lot.  When you return, your car is brought to you.

The Park at LAX: This parking facility offers indoor parking to keep your car safe and secure.  Their valets have at least 5 years of experience.  The shuttle runs every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.  You will get a special discount if you reserve online.

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Los Angeles 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.

The Westin Los Angeles Airport Address: 5400 West Century Blvd Distance from LAX: 2.1 miles Phone Number:  310.216.5858 Daily Rate: $17.99

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Airport Address: 9750 Airport Blvd Distance from LAX: 1.5 miles Phone Number:  310.645.4600 Daily Rate: $17.95 Valet / $18.95 Self

Courtyard by Marriott LAX Address: 6161 W Century Blvd Distance from LAX: 0.9 miles Phone Number: 310.649.1400 Daily Rate: $12.75

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel Address: 6101 W Century Blvd Distance from LAX: 1.2 miles Phone Number: 310.642.1111 Daily Rate: $25

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Address: 9620 Airport Blvd Distance from LAX: 0.6 miles Phone Number:  310.337.2800 Daily Rate: $11.00 Self / $13.00 Valet

Embassy Suites South LAX Address: 1440 E Imperial Ave Distance from LAX: 2.2 miles Phone Number: 310.640.3600 Daily Rate: $20.00

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport Address: 5985 W Century Blvd Distance from LAX: 1.2 mile Phone Number: 310.642.7500 Daily Rate: $17.00

AC Hotel by Marriott South Bay Address:2130 E Maple Ave Distance from LAX: 1.2 mile Phone Number: 310.322.3333 Daily Rate: $11.00

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Los Angeles Airport Parking Tips

  • LAX FlyAway BusesWant to avoid parking altogether? LAX bus service to and from the airport from various pick up locations throughout LA. Added bonus – tickets are affordable ($10 or less). See rates, pick up locations, and reserve a spot on the bus here.
  • Electrical Vehicle Charging is available in Central Terminal Parking Garages 1-6 and in Economy Parking Lot C. Charging stations are first come first serve. No additional fees for charging; parking rates apply. Call (310) 649-2911 for more information.
  • Motorcycle parking is free in the Central Terminal Parking Garages.
  • Curbside Express Valet Parking: As listed above, some off-airport parking companies at LAX offer a “curbside express valet” option that is perfect for those who want the conveniences of valet parking at the airport. This is a bit unique, so here is a run down of how it works. Offered at Airport Valet Curbside and LAX Parking Curb Express, passengers drive to the off-airport location, pick up the valet (he or she can drive or you can continue to), and continue on to the terminal. You disembark into LAX, the valet takes over, and drives your car back to the lot. When you return from your trip, you coordinate with a pair of valets that deliver your car to you at Arrivals, and off you go!