MDW Airport Parking Options

Chicago Midway International Airport

Chicago Midway is the smaller of Chicago's two major airports, located on the South side of the city with a decent number of parking options.

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    MDW Airport Parking Rates

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Terminal Garage Daily (levels 2-6)
    On-airport
    $40.00 /day
    Terminal Garage Reserve Daily (Level 4 - reserve online)
    On-airport
    $50.00 /day
    Terminal Garage Short Term (Level 1)
    On-airport
    $64.00 /day
    Daily Lot
    On-airport
    $30.00 /day
    Economy Lot
    On-airport
    $15.00 /day
    Economy Garage
    On-airport
    $15.00 /day
    Airways Parking
    4532 West 55th Street
    Chicago, IL 60632
    773-767-0034
    MidWay EZ Parking
    5720 W. 55th Street
    Chicago, IL 60638
    773-585-5131
    Midway Park Saver
    4607 W. 59th Street
    Chicago, IL 60629
    312-756-7777
    Midway Park 'N Fly
    5200 West 47th Street
    Chicago, IL 60638
    866-922-7275
    Airport Parking Express
    4832 West 47th Street
    Chicago, IL 60638
    773-585-0200
    Midway SpeedPark
    5055 W 63rd St
    Chicago, IL 60683
    773-585-4200

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Terminal Garage Short Term (Level 1)
    On-airport
    $4.00 /hour
    $4.00 for 1 hour
    $8.00 for 1 to 2 hours
    $12.00 for 2 to 3 hours
    $16.00 for 3 to 4 hours
    $32.00 for 4 to 8 hours
    $64.00 for 8 to 24 hours
    Terminal Garage Daily (Levels 2-6)
    On-airport
    $4.00 /hour
    $4.00 for 1 hour
    $8.00 for 1 to 2 hours
    $12.00 for 2 to 3 hours
    $16.00 for 3 to 4 hours
    $32.00 for 4 to 8 hours
    $64.00 for 8 to 24 hours
    Daily Lot
    On-airport
    $4.00 /hour
    $4.00 for 1 hour
    $30.00 for 1 to 24 hours
    Economy Lot
    On-airport
    $4.00 /hour
    $4.00 for 1 hour
    $15.00 for 1 to 24 hours
    Economy Garage
    On-airport
    $4.00 /hour
    $4.00 for 1 hour
    $15.00 for 1 to 24 hours
    Cell Phone Lot
    On-airport
    $0.00 /hour
    Free parking while waiting for passengers

    On-Site Airport Parking Overview

    Key takeaways

    • Don't park in long term lots if you're parking short term, unless you're parking less than 1 hour. After 1 hour you get charged for the full day.
    • Long term lots are expensive, starting at $30/day. If you're looking to save money, try a 3rd party lot. They're actually cheaper than the hotel lots.
    • Short term parking is cheapest in the terminal garage across from the terminal building.
    • There's a cell phone lot past the terminal
    • There's no dedicated international terminal so park anywhere for domestic or international.

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    General airport info

    Chicago Midway International Airport
    5700 S Cicero Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60638

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    Airport parking options at MDW

    On-airport lots

    has 4 on airport lots (plus a cell phone lot). They range in price from $5 per hour to $63 per day. Chicago real estate isn't cheap, and that goes for parking as well. These are some of the higher per day prices for on-airport parking in the country.

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    3rd party lots

    I was able to find 6 private lots at Chicago Midway.

    Prices are around $12 / day on up.

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    Hotels

    I found a couple sites offering hotel lot parking at Chicago Midway, ranging in price from $14 daily to $84-112 weekly.

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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.

    Hotel lot pricing at MDW ranges from $14 daily to $84-112 weekly.

    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 $2 for hourly parking to $60 per day in the Main Parking Garage.

    Yes. You can use the airport’s Cell Phone Lot located at 61st Street and Cicero Avenue, just south of the main airport entrance. Commercial and unattended vehicles are prohibited.

    Generally, the cheapest parking depends on your needs. However, the most affordable parking option at MDW is the Economy Lot & Garage. The rates here start at $15 per day.

    While the airport doesn’t have designated valet parking, many third-party parking companies offer this service at more affordable rates.

    Yes. There are two charging stations at Midway International Airport located on the first level of the Midway Economy Parking Garage located at 5050 W. 55th Street.

    Yes. You can use the 90-space cell phone lot, which is conveniently located at 61st Street and Cicero Avenue, just south of the main airport entrance. This is the perfect option if you’re only going to pick up an arriving passenger and not planning to park your car longer.

    Most of the parking lots are MDW Airport are uncovered. However, there are many offsite parking lots near the airport that offer covered parking.

    You may park your motorcycle for free at any terminal garage by driving around the garage entrance gate without taking a parking ticket. On the other hand, larger vehicles like Semi-trucks, trailers, mobile homes, and large box trucks are prohibited from parking in any of the Midway parking areas. So, if you’re planning to go to MDW Airport with oversized vehicles, you may want to find an off-site parking lot that can accommodate your needs.

    Yes. You can check the current status of each parking lot at Midway International Airport on their official website.

    Yes. You can book a spot on their official website to secure a space for your vehicle. There are also some offsite parking spaces options around MDW Airport. Here are some of your options:

    Unfortunately, Chicago Midway International Airport doesn’t offer special discounts to both active military men and veterans. However, there are offsite parking lots around the airport that offers discounts.

    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.

    There is one Central Terminal at MW that houses 3 Concourses. Delta Airlines is located in Concourse A at MDW. Chicago is a food town and MDW airport is no exception. Concourse A houses such Chicago favorites as the Billy Goat Tavern & Grill and Harry Caray’s Short Stop. For a relatively small concourse in a relatively small concourse at a relatively small airport, Concourse A is fairly well appointed to make your travel day enjoyable.

    There is one Central Terminal at MDW that houses 3 Concourses. Southwest Airlines is located in Concourse A and B at MDW. Chicago is a food town and MDW airport is no exception. Concourse A houses such Chicago favorites as the Billy Goat Tavern & Grill and Harry Caray’s Short Stop. For a relatively small concourse in a relatively small concourse at a relatively small airport, Concourse A is fairly well appointed to make your travel day enjoyable. While Concourse B is the larger of the two at MDW, take my advice and pop over to A for a delicious meal before you fly.


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