LAX Airport Parking Options

Los Angeles International Airport

With over nine terminals and more than 80 million passengers in 2017 alone, the Los Angeles International Airport is the second busiest airport in the United States and the most trafficked airport in the Western U.S. Locals tend to rideshare or get dropped off/picked up at the terminal. Since curbside service is not an option for everyone, I've compiled a summary of the options available for both long and short term parking.

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    LAX Airport Parking Rates

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Economy Parking
    On-airport
    $30.00 /day
    Requires Shuttle
    Central Terminal Parking Lot Areas (P-1, P-2A, P-2B, P-3, P-4, P-5, P-6, P-7)
    On-airport
    $50.00 /day
    Premium Terminal P1 (Coming Soon to P-2A, P-3, P-5, P-6, P-7)
    On-airport
    $60.00 /day
    Valet Terminal (P=1, P-2A)
    On-airport
    $70.00 /day
    Van Nuys FlyAway
    On-airport
    $5.00 /day
    60 minute bus ride that costs $9.75
    WallyPark LAX - LAX Express
    9600 S. Sepulveda Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-645-6600
    Joe's Airport Parking
    6151 W Century Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-670-0290
    WallyPark LAX - LA Premier Garage
    9700 Bellanca Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-337-1944
    405 Airport Parking
    9800 South La Cienega Blvd.
    Inglewood, CA 90301
    310-216-0845
    ValuePark LAX
    9920 S. La Cienega Blvd.
    Inglewood, CA 90301
    310-216-0845
    QuikPark LAX
    9821 Vicksburg Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-645-7754
    Airport Center Express
    5959 Century Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-641-1269
    The Parking Spot Century
    5701 W. Century Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-642-0947
    The Parking Spot Sepulveda
    9101 S. Sepulveda
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-846-4747
    Airport Spectrum Parking
    5757 W. Century Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-216-6677
    FOX Auto Parks
    10121 Glasgow Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-342-6445
    Sunrise LAX Parking
    6155 West 98th St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-410-2025
    105 Airport Parking
    898 N Sepulveda Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90245
    310-615-1888
    Park 'N Fly Airport Parking
    6351 West Century Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    310-417-3566

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Central Terminal Parking Lot Areas (P-1, P-2A, P-2B, P-3, P-4, P-5, P-6, P-7)
    On-airport
    $7.00 /hour
    $7 for first 15-60 minutes
    $6 for each 30 minutes after
    $50 max for 24 hours
    LAX Economy Parking (requires shuttle)
    On-airport
    $6.00 /hour
    $6 for first hour
    $5 for each 30 minutes after
    $30 max for a 24 hr. period
    Premium Terminal P1 (Coming soon to P2A, P3, P5, P6, P7, Economy)
    On-airport
    $9.00 /hour
    $9 for first 15-60 minutes
    $8 for each 30 minutes after
    $60 max for 24 hr period
    Van Nuys FlyAway (60 min bus ride)
    On-airport
    $2.00 /hour
    $2.00 per hour
    $5.00 daily max
    $9.75 / bus ride

    On-Site Airport Parking Overview

    Key takeaways

    • If you are only dropping off or picking someone up, use the short term parking at the Central Terminal Parking Lot for $7 for the first hour and $6 for every 30 minutes after that
    • Your best bet for long term parking is LAX Economy Parking - give yourself plenty of time to find a spot and shuttle to the airport
    • If you can't find a spot in Economy Parking or are looking for a cheaper option for long term parking, try a third-party/hotel lot
    • There is a cell phone lot located at 6250 96th St. with 24-hour access that is free for up to two hours

    LAX features parking spots in the Central Terminal for either long or short term parking as well as an economy lot designed for long term parking.

    Short-term (hourly) parking costs $7 for the first hour at the designated Central Terminal Parking Lot Areas P1-7 and $6 for every 30 minutes after that with a max of $50 per day. If you're going to park overnight, you should use the LAX Economy Parking.

    Long-term parking will cost you $30/day at the LAX Economy Parking lot located at 94th Street and Jetway Blvd. and up to $50/day in the Central Terminal parking lot areas.

    LAX Airport parking map

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    General airport info

    Los Angeles International Airport
    1 World Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

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    Airport parking options at LAX

    On-airport lots

    There is short term parking available at the Central Terminal Parking Lots starting at $7 for the first hour and $6 for each 30 minutes after. Long term parking is available through LAX Economy Parking though you can usually find a cheaper daily rate at an off-airport lot.

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    3rd party lots

    Because on-airport, long term parking is limited to Lot C at LAX, you may want to consider a third-party lot to save some money. Private lots are generally further from the airport but will usually offer a shuttle that is less than a ten minute ride to the terminal. Some lots offer premium options like covered/indoor parking and valet services. Check for promo codes before booking to save some extra money.

    Prices are $7 - $32 / day

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    Hotels

    There are several hotel parking options as well. You may be able to find a better deal than the third-party lots depending on your dates. Look out for the fees that you will pay through the booking websites as well as minimum night stay requirements.

    Prices range from $7 - $50 / day (not including booking fee)

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    Hotel lots

    There are several LAX hotel lots that range from $7 - $50 per day. I found the best deals on ParkMe and way, although I have not personally booked with any of these sites. Many hotels in the LAX area require a minimum two-night stay to park long-term so be sure to check the terms before booking.

    The important thing to remember is that the websites linked below don’t actually operated the hotel parking or shuttles. The hotels do. You’re just booking through these sites kind of like you would with Orbitz or Travelocity for flights.

    It is recommended you review my guide to airport parking, particularly the section on hotel lots here to learn more information about hotel sites prior to booking.

    FAQ's

    Depending on the lot you choose to park at the airport and the duration and the lot you choose, the rate of the parking lot ranges from $7 for the first hour and $6 for every 30 minutes thereafter up to the maximum daily rate of $50 per day.

    Yes. For free parking, you can use the Cell Phone Waiting Lot adjacent to the SW corner of Economy Lot C. This is a perfect option if you’re planning to just pick up passengers and not going to stay at LAX longer.

    Generally, the cheapest parking depends on your needs. However, the most affordable parking option at LAX is at Value Park. The rates here start at $8.95 per day.

    Yes. Valet parking service at LAX Airport starts at $70 per day. This service is located in P1, P2a, P3, P6, and P7. For more questions about this service, you may send an email to [email protected] or call (310) 646-2911.

    Yes, LAX offers charging stations. You can use EV Economy on the second floor and EV Terminal located in P5, P1, and P6 for $2. For more information about this service and prebook your spot, go to this link.

    Parking your motorcycles is free inside the Central Terminal Area parking lot. Don’t take a parking ticket and don’t park in a space dedicated to cars. You must park at the ends of rows, in corners, and in other spaces that don’t block access to parked vehicles, handicapped spaces, and others. On the other hand, if you’re driving oversized vehicles with the purpose of delivering goods, you might acquire a Vendor Delivery Parking Permit.

    Yes. You can book your parking lot at LAX ahead of time by making your reservation on their official website. On the other hand, if you’re planning to park short-term parking, they can for hold a spot for you for three hours or less. There are also offsite parking lots you can use and book your space well in advance:

    Unfortunately, parking discounts for active military men and veterans are not available at LAX.

    Yes. There are marked parking spaces for customers with restricted mobility available in each parking lot near the terminal entrance, subject to availability. Your vehicle must have official disabled license plates or other permits displayed to park in these reserved spaces.

    American Airlines is located in Terminal 4 at LAX. Passengers on American Airlines can check-in either at Terminal 4 or Terminal 5. Terminal 4 is halfway into the airport building making it a relatively short walk from security. While still in progress, there are already some significant improvements made to Terminal 4 at LAX including a new multi-level facility for transporting passengers to Terminals 4-8 making connecting flights easier to get to on time.

    Delta Airlines is located in Terminal 3 at LAX. Passengers on Delta Airlines check-in at terminal 3 and are then transported to Terminal 2 from which planes depart. Delta, along with Aeromexico are unique in that these passengers have to check in at Terminal 2 before getting transportation to the new Terminal 3 from which they will depart. Construction is still underway at Terminal 3, but this may change when that is completed.

    JetBlue Airlines is located in Terminal 5 at LAX. Terminal 5 at LAX has recently been updated. The $229 million project made room for JetBlue as well as Spirit Airlines among a host of new dining and shopping options and an expanded ticketing lobby and security checkpoint to make the check-in process faster and more convenient for passengers. It is suggested you leave a little extra time when departing from Terminal 5 at LAX as construction continues and may slow down your transit times.

    Southwest Airlines is located in Terminal 1 at LAX. Passengers on Southwest Airlines check-in at terminal 1 and are then bused to Terminal B from which planes depart. A $447 million project is underway to modernize and expand Terminal 1 at LAX. Dining options may not be open in this Terminal when you travel, but you will have access to dining in other terminals, should you require it. Leave yourself plenty of time if traveling from Terminal 1 until the construction is complete.

    United Airlines is located in Terminal 7 at LAX. United/United Express flights may be located either at Terminal 7 or Terminal 8. Stay in the far eft lane if dropping off passengers at Terminal 7 in LAX for the best traffic experience. Travelers on United will enjoy a completed renovation project that expanded ticketing stations and security checkpoints to make an efficient transit to your gate. A New Unite Luxe passenger lobby is also available for United passengers in Terminal 7.

    The signs at LAX for this are confusing. Once you leave the terminal, turn left. You'll see a sign for a shuttle pickup at some point, but you can keep walking that way, past the terminal, for less than 10 minutes, and you'll be at the Uber / Lyft pickup. Alternatively you can wait at the shuttle pickup but it's a short walk.


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