DCA Airport Parking Options

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.

IMPORTANT: Parking options are changing frequently due to COVID. Be sure to check with the place you plan to park to verify prices and that they are open.

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    General airport info

    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

    • 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 Lot $17.00 /day
    Terminal Garage A $20.00 /day
    Terminal Garage B/C $20.00 /day
    Terminal Garage A (reserve online) $17.00 /day
    Terminal Garage B/C (reserve online) $17.00 /day

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Terminal Garage A $6.00 /hour
    Terminal Garage B/C $6.00 /hour
    Cell Phone Lot $0.00 /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.


    Depending on the lot you choose to park at the airport, the rate of the parking lot ranges from $6 per hour for Terminal Parking to $17 per day in the Economy Lot. Daily parking at the on-airport garages is $25/day, while many off-airport locations are available for $10/day.

    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport offers a grace period of up to 60 minutes for free in Terminal Garages. For stays longer than 60 minutes, regular parking rates and fees will apply.

    Generally, the cheapest parking at DCA is the Economy Lot. You have to pay $17 for a day. If you are planning to stay longer, then your best bet would be the Off-Site Long-Term W/ Shuttle, which costs $10/day.

    Yes. Valet Parking at Reagan National costs $40 for the first day, $30 for the second and third days each, and $25 for each additional day after that. For more information on Valet parking, please visit this website and click on the “Valet Parking” button.

    The airport offers 61 charging stations on the ground level of Terminal Garages B and C that service 65 parking spaces with convenient access to the Terminal walkways as well as the shuttle bus stop servicing all terminals. Only electric vehicles are allowed to park in these spots. The charging stations have two types of charging: Level 1, which is a 120-volt outlet, and Level 2, which is a 240-volt connector. Charging is free, regular fees apply as you enter the parking lots.

    Yes. Drivers can wait for arriving passengers in the free Cell Phone Lot, located on your right as you approach the Terminal. As your passenger leaves bag claim, make them call you and they can exit the lot to pick them up curbside. the Cell Phone Lot at DCA is currently closed during terminal roadway construction to alleviate congestion. However, drivers can use Terminal Garages A, B, or C, where parking is FREE for up to 60 minutes. Learn more about Project Journey construction impacts

    Valet parking lot offers covered parking options. You might have to pay extra, but it will give you peace of mind knowing your vehicle is protected from the elements while you are away.

    There are no dedicated motorcycle parking areas at DCA Airport. Motorcycles may park in any marked parking space. The rate is the same as for any other vehicle. For more information about parking over-sized vehicles, please contact our parking office in advance on 703-417-4300.

    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 ot Veterans Parking Discount is not available at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

    Reagan National Airport's parking facilities are accessible for people with special needs. Specifically designated parking spaces are available for all vehicles that display a government-issued plate or placard for disabled individuals.

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