Ultimate Airport Parking Guide

(DCA) Ronald Reagan Washington National airport

The Ronald Reagan Washington National airport has a very significant history. The National Airport opened for business on June 16, 1941. President Roosevelt attended a ceremony and observed the first official landing.

If you have time to visit the Exhibit Hall in Terminal A you can learn more about the airport's history. There is also a Gallery Walk located in Historic Terminal A that displays work from artists all over the local area.

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    General airport info

    (DCA) Ronald Reagan Washington National airport
    1 Aviation Circle, Washington, D.C. 20001

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    Airport parking options at DCA

    On-airport lots

    You can choose from a few long-term parking lots at the airport. There are parking options in the Terminal Garages A, B and C. There is an Economy Parking lot that provides a daily rate. There is an electric vehicle parking lot, cell phone waiting lot and disabled parking access in some of the garages.

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    3rd party lots

    There is no third party parking available at the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport.

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    There are 15 hotel options listed for the Ronald Reagan airport ranging from $6 - $80 / day that can save you money from other options.

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    Airport owned & operated lots

    There are three options for long-term parking at the airport. If you are looking for the best rates for daily parking, you can try the Economy Parking lot which offers a rate of $17 / day.

    Key takeaways for DCA airport lots

    • There is electric vehicle parking available at no additional fee but regular parking rates apply as you exit the garage. The charging stations are located inside Terminal Garage B on the ground level.
    • There is disabled parking access available in the Terminal garages and Economy parking lot.
    • The cell phone waiting lot is free to use for 1 hour and no commercial vehicles are allowed.

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Economy Parking Lot $17.00 / day
    No hourly rate available
    Terminal Garage A $6.00 / hour
    $25.00 / day
    Terminal Garage B & C $6.00 / hour
    $25.00 / day

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Electic Vehicle Parking No additional fee
    Regular parking rates apply
    Disabled Parking Access Parking rates apply
    Parking available in the Terminal garages and Economy Parking
    Cell Phone Lot Free to wait in vehicle for up to 1 hour

    Privately owned & operated 3rd party lots

    There are no privately owned parking options available at the Ronald Reagan National Airport.

    Hotel lots

    Hotel lots may offer cheaper parking than the airport 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.

    Parking at hotels near the Ronald Reagan airport range from $7 to $48.

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