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Chicago Midway (MDW) International Airport Parking Guide

The Chicago Midway Airport primarily services Southwest Airlines in the Chicago, Illinois region. It is located on the southwest side of the city, eight miles from the Chicago Loop and is the smaller of the two Chicago Airports (O’Hare being the largest).

Drivers can choose from four on-airport parking options, and a few off-site Midway 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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Midway Airport Parking Rates & Options

Parking at the Midway airport costs from $2 for hourly parking to $60 per day in the Main Parking Garage. See below for a full set of short and long-term parking prices and options at Chicago Midway Airport. Please note that these parking rates are subject to change by the airport at any time.

Long-Term MDW Parking

There’s one option for long-term parking at Midway Airport: the Economy Parking Lot and Garage. The Economy Parking Lot is situated west of the Daily Parking Lot. The Economy Parking Garage is located northwest of the terminal, just west of the Economy Parking Lot. There are also long-term off-site parking facilities that charge as low as $7, offer advanced online reservation, and provide shuttle service to the terminals.

Long-Term Off-Site W/ Shuttle Rate
Per Day – Book Now! $7
Economy Parking (Economy Lot & Garage) Rate
Per Day $15

Short-Term MDW Parking

The Midway Airport provides both Hourly and Daily Parking areas near the terminals. The Main Parking Garage is adjacent to the terminal entrance. The Daily Lot is north of the terminal and offers a free shuttle.

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 (Main Garage, Level 1) Rate 
0-30 minutes $2
30-60 minutes $5
Hours 2-4 $2 each
Hours 4-9 $6 each
Daily Max $63
Daily Parking (Main Garage Levels 2-6, and Daily Lot) Rate
0-30 Minutes $2
30-60 minutes  $5
Hours 4-8  $14 total
Daily Max  $40

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MDW Parking Maps

Official Parking Map for MDW
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Cheapest Way to Travel to MDW

A study published by SpotHero found that 53% of the time, it’s cheaper to drive and park at the airport. If you’re taking an XL ride, 80% of the time you’re better off driving and parking.


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MDW Parking Resources, 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 MDW, often at a discounted rate. In addition to their website, there’s also an app available for Android and iPhone.

Chicago Parking at parking near Midway 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.

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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Midway Airport Parking Companies Near the Airport

Airport Parking Express – Only a mile and a half away from the airport. Offer free shuttle service to and from the terminals, as well as luggage service. The secure lots are open 24 hours.

Parking & Shuttle – The newest airport parking facility at Midway Airport, Parking & Shuttle operates 24 hours a day and offers and on-demand shuttle. This is one of the largest open surface lots near the airport.

Midway Speed Park – A family owned parking operation that is open 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. Complimentary shuttles run on-demand and take just 5-6 minutes to arrive at Midway Airport.

Airways Parking Chicago – One block away from Midway. Free shuttle service from your car to the airport. Offers both indoor and outdoor parking in secured parking lots that are open 24/7. Also offer hand car wash service.

Midway EZ Parking – Few minutes west of Chicago Midway Airport. Offers self-parking and VIP Valet parking. Indoor and outdoor lots are secured and open 24/7. Complimentary shuttle on demand gets you to the airport in 5-7 minutes.

Midway Park Saver – Low cost parking option located across the street from the new Terminal Building. Offers shuttle from your car to the front of the lot, where you can take the skywalk into the airport.


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Midway 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.

Courtyard Chicago Midway Airport Address: 6610 S Cicero Ave Distance from Midway: 1 mile Phone Number: 708.563.0200 Daily Rate: $15.00

Holiday Inn Express Address: 6500 S Cicero Ave Distance from Midway: 1.3 miles Phone Number: 888.465.4329 Daily Rate: $13.00

Chicago Marriott Midway Address: 6520 S Cicero Ave Distance from Midway: 0.9 miles Phone Number: 708.594.5500 Daily Rate: $18.00

Carlton Inn Midway Address: 4944 S Archer Ave Distance from Midway: 1.8 miles Phone Number: 877.722.7586 Daily Rate: $7.00

Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Midway Airport Address: 6630 S Cicero Ave Distance from Midway: 1.4 miles Phone Number: 708.594.0090 Daily Rate: $12.00

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Midway Parking Tips

  • Cars parked more than 30 days will be towed. If you’re planning to park longer than 30-days consider booking monthly parking at an off-airport Midway location.
  • For dead batteries, flat tires, booted cars, or other needs call the Midway parking office:  (773) 838-0756
  • Midway does not allow vehicles that take up more than one parking space, like mobile homes or box trucks, and are at risk of being towed.
  • EV charging stations can be found in the Main Parking Garage
  • Midway now offers reserved parking located on the 6th floor of the main parking garage. It’s $10 per day, not including the cost for parking.