General airport info
Airport parking options at AUS
There are eight airport lots to choose from at AUS with prices ranging from $8 - $29 per day for the short-term lots.
3rd party lots
There are only 4 options for privately owned lots near the AUS airport.
Prices range from $8 - $14 depending on if you choose valet or covered parking.
Airport owned & operated lots
- Shuttle service is available in the Economy Parking lot.
- The Retail Center/Cell Phone lot facility offers 120 total parking spaces.
- There are an extra 1,000 spaces in the Overflow Economy Lot when the Economy Lots B-G are full.
- Electric Vehicle stations are available and can charge a vehicle in 20 minutes.
- There is also a Texaco fuel stations and convenience store availabe in the Retail Center.
Long term parking
|Reserved Red Garage||$4.00 /day|
|Red Garage||$20.00 /day|
|Blue Garage||$10.00 /day|
|Executive Valet||$29.00 /day|
|Family Friendly Valet||$19.00 /day|
|Economy Parking||$8.00 /day|
Short term parking
|Cell Phone Lot/Retail Center||$0.00 /hour|
|Reserved Red Garage||$3.00 /hour|
|Red Garage||$3.00 /hour|
|Economy Parking||$3.00 /hour|
|Blue Garage||$3.00 /hour|
Privately owned & operated 3rd party lots
Privately owned lots at AUS range in price from $8 – $12 per day. These lots offer valet parking and covered parking.
Hotel lots offer cheap parking options in many cases.
Before using hotel lots, I’d recommend you read more about how these lots work on my airport parking overview page 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 between $8 and $27. All on-airport lots have a $5 per hour short-term rate. See our price tables above for more information about specific parking options.
Yes, AUS/ABIA 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. Those parking in this lot must stay with their car at all times. See the veteran parking discount below for more information on free parking at AUS/ABIA.
Generally, hotel lots have the cheapest daily rates. 3rd party booking fees can mean those lots cost more than expected. Otherwise, third-party lots like Fast Park & Relax offer daily parking rates as low as $8.
No, there is no valet parking option available for any on-airport parking lots. Check with the individual 3rd party parking lots to see what additional services they offer.
The only parking lot on airport property that offers EV charging is the cell phone pick-up lot. Several 3rd party lots have available electric vehicle charging stations available. Check with individual lot websites for more information on availability.
Yes. There is a cell phone waiting lot at AUS/ABIA where you can park for free while waiting to pick up airline passengers. The lot has a gas station, EV charging stations, and multiple fast food options to better the experience. NOTE - You must stay with your car at all times when using the cell phone lot at AUS/ABIA.
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, you can find covered parking in the following locations:
- Red Parking Garage
- Blue Parking Garage
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.
The covered parking garages at AUS/ABIA have height restrictions that may prevent your ability to park an oversized vehicle:
- Red Parking Garage height limit: 7'8"
- Blue Parking Garage height limit: 8'0"
If you lose your parking ticket for an on-airport lot, you'll be asked to pay the lot maximum for the duration of your stay.
The AUS/ABIA parking website does update the status of each lot to show "Open" or "Closed" depending on factors like space availability.
Visit any of the 3rd party parking lot provider websites for easy booking. There are a number of travel sites that also offer booking for hotel parking lots surrounding the airport. You can reserve parking in either of the two on-airport parking garages (Red or Blue). Make a reservation here. If you are flying from the South Terminal you can choose to use the Spot Hero/Close-In lot. This lot offers reservation services, as well.
Yes. Free parking is offered in the Economy Lot at the South Terminal for veterans with DV plates, or one of several non-DV veteran license plates including:
- Medal of Honor
- Distinguished Service Cross
- Defense Distinguished Service Medal
- Distinguished Service Medal
- Silver Star
- Defense Superior Service Medal
- Legion of Merit
- Distinguished Flying Cross
- Bronze Star Medal
- Purple Heart
- Disabled Veteran (w/wheelchair indicator)
- WWII Veteran
Yes. Several 3rd party parking lots have loyalty programs you can join to save on parking. Visit those individual websites for more information on the available programs. The airport-owned lots also offer a free rewards program for frequent flyers. Earn points as you park that can be redeemed for discount parking on future trips. Find more information here.
Every on-airport lot has hourly parking rates. The airport recommends using the dedicated 3rd level in the Red Parking Garage for the best short-term parking experience.
Each 3rd party parking lot offers its own selection of amenities that range from free water bottles and luggage assistance to pet care and oil changes. Check the individual lot websites for more details. If you are parking on an airport-owned lot, you can schedule interior and exterior car washing via their Pronto Wash services. Find more details on this program here.