DEN Airport Parking Options

Denver International Airport

Built in 1995 and designed to mimic the mountainous terrain surrounding Denver, DIA is the largest airport in the U.S. by area and the 5th busiest. You should expect long taxiing times as a result of the long runways but at least you can stare at the mountains while you wait. There's also a statue of a blue mustang with glowing red eyes that will greet you just outside the airport (fair warning that it can look creepy at night especially when jet-lagged).

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    DEN Airport Parking Rates

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    61st & Peña
    On-airport
    $7.00 /day
    Pre-Pay Only
    Pikes Peak Shuttle Lot
    On-airport
    $8.00 /day
    Mt. Elbert Shuttle Lot
    On-airport
    $8.00 /day
    Open when Pikes Peak is full
    Economy East & West
    On-airport
    $18.00 /day
    Daily rate drops to $16 after the third day
    East & West Parking Garages
    On-airport
    $30.00 /day
    ParkDIA
    25200 East 68th Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80019
    720-410-6598
    US Airport Parking
    18000 East 81st Avenue
    Commerce City, CO 80022
    303-371-7575
    The Parking Spot
    19901 East 56th Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80019
    303-373-4892
    Canopy Airport Parking
    8100 Tower Road
    Commerce City, CO 80022
    303-574-9800
    WallyPark
    24200 East 78th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80249
    303-342-0500
    Fine Airport Parking
    5950 N Jackson Gap Way
    Aurora, CA 80019
    303-340-3463

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Short Term East & West
    On-airport
    $7.00 /hour
    East & West Parking Garages
    On-airport
    $7.00 /hour
    Economy East & West
    On-airport
    $6.00 /hour
    Cell Phone Waiting Lot
    On-airport
    $0.00 /hour
    61st & Peña
    On-airport
    $5.00 /hour
    Pre-Pay only for up to 12 hours

    On-Site Airport Parking Overview

    Key takeaways

    • The airport itself seems like it is out in the middle of nowhere so give yourself enough time to drive out, park, and shuttle to the terminal.
    • If you are able to plan ahead and pre-pay, your cheapest option for long-term parking by far is the lot at 61st and Peña. Just give yourself enough time to buy a $9 train ticket to jump on the train for a 11-minute ride to the terminal.
    • The cell phone waiting lot named Final Approach has more amenities than other waiting lots I've seen offering free wi-fi and eateries open from 5:00 - 12:00 AM.
    • Electric vehicle drivers will find 11 Level 1 type unit spots at the 61st and Peña lot as well as some hybrid vehicle spots and 36 electric vehicle EV charging stations located on Level 1 of the East and West parking garages.

    General airport info

    Denver International Airport
    8500 Peña Blvd
    Denver, CO 80249

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    Airport parking options at DEN

    On-airport lots

    Expect to pay $5 / hour for short term and $8 / day at Pikes Peak, the most popular long-term lot.

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    3rd party lots

    If you're interested in parking at a private lot there are 5 options ranging from $7 - $23.

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    Hotels

    You can also find hotel parking from as little as $3 and up to $21 per day at one of the many hotel sites listed.

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    Hotel lots

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

    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.

    There are several, reasonably-priced hotel options for parking at DIA. Prices range from $3 - $21 per day.

    FAQ's

    Depending on the lot you choose to park at the airport, the rate of the parking lot ranges from $3 for an hour in the East or West Garage to $33 per day for valet parking.

    DEN airport has the Final Approach cell phone waiting lot where a driver can wait for an arriving passenger for free. Final Approach is located about three miles from Jeppesen Terminal along the north side of Peña Boulevard on 77th Avenue.

    Generally, the cheapest parking at DEN is at 61st and Peña. Parking at this lot will cost you $4 per day or $2 per 12 hours. The lot is open 24 hours. However, you have to know that this lot is only available for pre-paying parking.

    Yes. The East or West Garage will cost you $5 an hour or $35 a day for valet parking. You can find the valet by following the signs to the Arrivals Level 4 – keep looking on the left.

    Denver International Airport has a total of 36 charging stations for electric vehicles on Level 1 of the parking garages. You can easily find these designated spots with the “Electric Vehicle Station” signs. Charging here is free for drivers who are paying the standard parking fee.

    Yes. The airport's cell phone waiting lot is called Final Approach and is located about three miles west of the Jeppesen Terminal. You can easily get here via eastbound Peña Boulevard to 75th Avenue and northbound Gun Club Road; westbound Peña Boulevard to Wenatchee Street; or from East 78th Avenue. Keep in mind that waiting at the curbside or the arrivals pick-up area at the terminal is not allowed.

    Yes. There are several covered parking options at Denver International Airport. Both Garage East and Garage West offer covered parking for drivers who want to protect their cars from the elements while their vehicles are in the parking lot.

    Unfortunately, there’s no dedicated motorcycle parking at DEN. You’ll have to pay the same as cars, both in the garage or external lots. Further, the airport doesn’t accommodate oversized vehicles. However, several off-site parking lots may accommodate these needs.

    Yes. You can check parking locations by airlines by checking out this website.

    Yes. You can book your parking space in advance via their official parking webpage. There are also offsite parking lots you can use and book your space well in advance:

    Unfortunately, Military or Veterans Parking Discount is not available at Denver International Airport. However, many offsite parking lots offer discounts to those who are active service and veterans.

    Denver International Airport offers accessible parking spaces at all airport-owned parking facilities. In the East and West parking garages, these spaces are located next to the entrance into Jeppesen Terminal, on garage Levels 1, 2, 4 and 5 (no accessible parking is available on Level 3).

    American Airlines is located in Terminal A-East at DEN. Use the Terminal West entrance for best access to ticketing for American Airlines in Terminal A-East. Expect construction through the end of the year as DEN continues its Concourse A expansion – adding 12 gates. Concourse A is loaded with nearly 40 shopping and dining options despite the ongoing construction. Get to the airport early and enjoy.

    Delta Airlines is located in Terminal A-West at DEN. Use the Terminal West entrance for best access to ticketing for Delta Airlines in Terminal A-East. Expect construction through the end of the year as DEN continues its Concourse A expansion – adding 12 gates. Concourse A is loaded with nearly 40 shopping and dining options despite the ongoing construction. Get to the airport early and enjoy.

    JetBlue Airlines is located in Terminal A at DEN. JetBlue does not have any dedicated gates at Terminal A, so we can not advise you on the likely location within the concourse. Expect construction through the end of the year as DEN continues its Concourse A expansion – adding 12 gates. Concourse A is loaded with nearly 40 shopping and dining options despite the ongoing construction. Get to the airport early and enjoy.

    Southwest Airlines is located in Terminal C at DEN. Expect construction through the end of the year as DEN continues its Concourse C expansion – adding 16 gates. Concourse C is loaded with nearly 40 shopping and dining options despite the ongoing construction. Get to the airport early and enjoy.

    United Airlines is located in Terminal B at DEN. Use the Terminal West entrance for best access to ticketing for United Airlines in Terminal B. Expect construction through the end of the year as DEN continues its Concourse B expansion – adding 11 gates. Concourse A is loaded with nearly 40 shopping and dining options despite the ongoing construction. Get to the airport early and enjoy.


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