CLE Airport Parking Options

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Ohio, serving more than 10 million passengers annually. Known as the US' first downtown airport, it is located about 15 minutes Southwest of downtown Cleveland.

CLE paved the way for modern aviation locally and globally. It boasts a handful of "firsts" in the following areas: air freight system, radio-equipped air traffic control tower, scheduled interstate passenger service, passenger terminal building, and airport with a two-floor terminal design, among other milestones.

CLE was also ranked the most improved North American airport in the 2017 Airport Service Quality Awards.

At present, you can find over 6,000 public parking slots on the airport premises.

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    CLE Airport Parking Rates

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Brown Lot
    $13.00 /day
    Orange Lot
    $16.00 /day
    Blue Lot
    $19.00 /day
    Red Lot
    $19.00 /day
    CLE Smart Parking Garage
    $20.00 /day
    $30.00 /day
    Park 'N Fly
    19000 Snow Road
    Cleveland, OH 44142
    Fast Park & Relax
    18899 Snow Road
    Brook Park, OH 44142
    CLE Park
    5775 Engle Rd
    Brookpark, OH 44142
    Airport Express Parking
    18100 Brookpark Road
    Cleveland, OH 44135
    2 Birds Shuttle and Detail
    15541 Brookpark Road
    Brook Park, OH 44142

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    CLE Smart Parking Garage
    $5.00 /hour
    Per Hour for first 3 hours
    $9.00 /hour
    $9.00 for 0-30 min
    $12.00 for 31-60 min
    $15.00 for 1-3 hours
    $30.00 for 3-24 horus

    On-Site Airport Parking Overview

    Key takeaways

    • Most lots are within walking distance of the terminal except for brown
    • You save about $4/day parking at brown but you'll have to take a shuttle
    • Short term parking is $5 / hour.
    • There's a valet option right in front of the terminal
    • There's a cell phone lot just South of the terminal (see thin blue lot on our CLE parking map)
    • There are no dedicated short term lots. You can park at the terminal garage for $5/hour or curbside valet starting at $9 short term.

    CLE Airport parking map

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    General airport info

    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
    5300 Riverside Dr
    Cleveland, OH 44135

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    Airport parking options at CLE

    On-airport lots

    CLE has 6 total options for parking (plus a cell phone lot), ranging in price from $5 per hour for short term parking to $13 - $30 per day for long term parking.

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    3rd party lots

    There are 5 3rd-party, privately owned lots. They range in price and amenities, with one offering a car detailing option.

    Prices are $11-15 / day

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    There are hotel options as well. Pricing looks like it starts around $6 / day plus booking fees, but there aren't a lot of options.

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    Hotel lots

    Hotel lots allow you to park at nearby hotels and the hotel shuttle takes you to the airport.

    As usual, booking fees are high so if you're staying only a day you're probably better off using on-airport or 3rd party lots.

    Before using hotel lots, I’d recommend you read more about how these lots work on my guide to airport parking, particularly the section on hotel lots here.


    Depending on your lot and whether you choose to park on the airport or at one of the many 3rd party offsite lots you can expect to pay hourly rates between $5 and $9. Daily rates also vary but will be between $13 and $30. See our price tables above for more information about specific parking options.

    Yes, CLE offers a free cell phone parking lot for those drivers pickup up airline travelers. This is not a lot to be used by airline travelers. If you are parking in this lot, you must stay with your car at all times.

    Generally, hotel lots have the cheapest daily rates. 3rd party booking fees can mean those lots cost more than expected.

    Yes. Cleveland Hopkins offers 24-hour curbside valet services with a range of associated concierge serviecs to travelers. THis is located on the upper roadway at Door 1. This service is more expensive than any of the other parking options at CLE so consider whether the extra cost is worth the convenience:

    • First 30 minutes = $9
    • 31 minutes to 1 hour = $12
    • 1 hour to 3 hours = $15
    • 3 hours to 24 hours = $30
    • Per day thereafter = $30

    While Cleveland Hopkins airport-owned lots do not advertise any EV charging stations at this time, several of the 3rd party lots outside of the airport do offer that service. Clink the links above to visit any of these parking providers' websites to find more details on these offerings.

    Yes, You can park for free, without the hassle of circling the airport, in the cell phone lot on the airport grounds while you wait for your passenger to arrive. That lot is located off Jackson Rd. just east of the airport and is accessible from State Road 237.

    There are multiple available covered parking options. Most of the off-site third-party lots offer covered parking as a part of their regular rate services. Check the individual parking providers to see the offering specifics. On the airport grounds covered parking can be found in the CLE Smart Parking Garage connected to the terminal building.

    You can park your motorcycle at any lot on or off the airport grounds. It is smart, though to choose a lot that has 24/7 security monitoring and a covered lot to best protect your motorcycle while you are traveling.

    Only the CLE Smart Parking Garage has a limitation on vehicle height. All of the other lots are uncovered. CLE Hopkins offers on more information about parking space sizes in their lots. If you have a specific requirement for your oversized vehicle, you can call the company that handles parking at Cleveland Hopkins at 216-267-5030. Some 3rd party lots also have special availabillity for oversized vehicles. Check individual provider websites for more information.

    The airport-owned lots do not currently have any availability notification options. The Smart Garage does, however, have electric signage and LED lights on an intelligent guidance system to help you find available spaces while parking. 3rd party parking lots, however, make this easy. Call or visit any of their websites for information on parking avaibility at any time.

    Hopkins International Airport does not offer a parking reservation option at its airport-owned parking lots. Fortunately, all 3rd party parking options offer advanced reservations, provided they are not fully booked. If you are concerned about having a parking space during a busy travel season, you can look for these on the private parking providers' websites listed above.

    Each 3rd party parking lot offers their own selection of amentities that range from free water bottles and luggage assistance to pet care and oil changes. Check the individual lot websites for more details.

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