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Airport and dates

To initiate a search, begin by entering the time and date you want your parking to start and the time and date you want your parking to end. We’ll display a list of available LAX parking lots.

Choose parking lot

Choose your parking lot from the list. All lots are close to the airport and include transportation to and from the airport. Pick the parking lot that best meets your travel needs.

Reserve parking lot

Provide contact and payment info to complete your airport parking reservation. Print the reservation receipt and present it to the parking lot. A copy of the reservation receipt will also be emailed to you.

LAX Parking

If you are flying out of Los Angeles International Airport and need LAX airport parking, you can find parking at LAX or at an off-site parking facility near the airport. Depending on the type of parking you are looking for, whether it is affordable LAX long term parking, CTA terminal parking, or valet service, we can guide you through airport parking options at LAX.

How does Parking Work at LAX?

Parking at LAX Airport consists of driving up to find parking or purchasing a "pre-book" parking space ahead of time. The parking choices at Los Angeles Airport include Central Terminal Parking, Economy Parking, Valet Parking, Premium Parking, and EV Terminal Parking. Drive-up and pre-book parking is available at all of LAX's on-site parking areas.

For travelers that prefer to use a parking service and want cheap LAX parking, there are several locations nearby that offer secure overnight parking at competitive daily rates. This type of "off-site parking" can be reserved ahead of time and there are many options to choose from.

When parking off-site, you can choose to park at a covered parking garage, a gated parking lot, or even an airport hotel. All off-site airport parking services provide free airport shuttles to and from the airport. Shuttles usually run every 30 minutes or every 15 minutes depending on where you park.

Off-site airport parking services near Los Angeles International Airport are commonly located near Century Blvd, close to the 105 and 405 highways. Most locations are just minutes from LAX and have excellent proximity to the airport. We have a great LAX parking map with all parking locations available near LAX. Click on any location for more information.

Where to Park at LAX

What is the best place to park at LAX?
The best place to park at LAX depends on how long you are planning to park and what type of parking you prefer. The right spot for you should always feel safe and fit within your budget.

Short-Term Parking at LAX

The Cell Phone Waiting Lot on Sky Way is the best place to wait to pick up a passenger after they have landed. This is because the lot is located on 96th street with direct access to Vicksburg Ave/Sky Way.

For short-term parking, the Central Terminal Parking garages adjacent to the terminals are the best place to park. From the parking garages, it is only a 1-3 minute walk to the terminals, and rates are charged hourly until the max daily rate is reached at 24 hours. Parking at the Central Terminal Area curbside to pick someone up is not allowed.

There are some parking spaces in the CTA garages designated for Premium Parking, which are the closest to the airport terminals. If you don't mind paying for this convenience, then Premium Parking is the best choice.

Valet parking is the best way to park at the airport if you don't want to waste time searching for a space. At LAX, valet parking is available in parking garages P1 and P2A in the Central terminal area. Valet parking is also available at many off-site airport lots and hotels. The advantage of parking valet at an off-site lot is that you get the same service but at a lower cost than parking at the airport.

If you have an electric vehicle and need to park at an EV charging station, LAX has EV charging at the Terminal parking garages in P1, P5, or P6. There is also EV charging available in the Economy Lot. There are many off-site lots that offer free EV charging with their parking service. When you are ready to reserve airport parking for lax, make sure to check the lot’s parking amenities to see if EV charging is listed.

Long-Term Parking at LAX

If you need long term parking when flying out of LAX, there are several off-site parking lots near by that offer a variety of parking services like self-park, valet, covered, uncovered, and EV charging. For longer parking stays, off-site lots are ideal because their daily rates are much cheaper than you would pay at the airport.

Airport hotels offer competitive daily rates to off-site lots and are great for travelers that require an overnight stay before or after their trip. If you live far from the airport or want to avoid LA traffic, reserving long-term LAX parking at a hotel is the best option. Many airport hotels near Los Angeles airport provide complimentary shuttle rides, usually every 30 minutes to an hour. You can refer to our guide on the Best Hotels Near LAX with Airport Parking for more information.

At LAX, travelers that need long term parking most commonly park at the the Economy Lot because it is the most economical solution at the airport. Keep in mind that this is the most popular place to park for travelers that need overnight parking. If you are counting on driving up to find a parking spot upon arrival, this lot might be at full capacity. If you do find a space, you must take the airport shuttle vans that run every 15 minutes.

How Much Does LAX Airport Parking Cost?

LAX Parking rates vary depending on where and what type of parking you choose. Parking fees at LAX are charged every half hour or by the max daily rate. Off-site parking is always charged per day or by the daily rate.

Parking at the Central Terminal Parking garages, P1-P7 start at $7 for the first hour and then $6 for every additional 30 minutes thereafter. The max daily rate for CTA parking is $50.

LAX Economy Parking costs $6 for the first hour and then $5 for every additional 30 minutes thereafter. The max daily rate for Economy Lot parking is $30.

Premium Parking costs $9 for the first hour and then $8 for every additional 30 minutes thereafter. The max daily rate for LAX Premium Parking is $60.

Valet Parking at LAX costs $70 per day. There is no hourly parking available.

The Most Frequent Questions

Where can I park for free at LAX?
The Cell Phone Waiting Lot at LAX is free for up to two hours.

How can I find cheap parking at LAX?
The cheapest place to park at LAX for overnight parking is in the Economy lot. However, off-site parking costs about 60% less than it costs to park at the airport.

How much is LAX parking for a week?
The cost to park at LAX for a week cost between $210 to $490 for drive-up parking. Off-site parking near LAX can cost around $65 to $160 per week (depending on seasonality).

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