SMF Airport Parking Options

Sacramento International Airport

The Sacramento International airport gives every guest the chance to experience unique art installations.

The airport also has multiple places to stop and get a quick bite on the go.

The airport also provides many shopping, dining and concession services for guests.

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

    Sacramento International Airport
    6900 Airport Blvd
    Sacramento, CA 95837

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    Airport parking options at SMF

    On-airport lots

    You can choose from three long-term parking lots at the airport. There are parking options in the Parking Garage for Terminals A and B. There is also a Daily Lot and Economy Parking Lot available.

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    3rd party lots

    There is no third party parking available at the Sacramento International Airport.

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    There are five hotel options listed for the Sacramento airport ranging from $4 - $29.40 / day that can save you money.

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    Airport owned & operated lots

    There are three options for long-term parking at the airport.

    Key takeaways

    • There is a short term parking option in the Terminal B Hourly Parking lot.
    • The terminal parking facilies have covered parking options.
    • Drivers can park and wait in the Cell Phone Waitng lot for up to three hours and vehicles must be attended at all times.

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Parking Garage (terminals A & B) $18.00 /day
    Daily Lot (terminals A & B) $12.00 /day
    Economy Lot (terminals A & B) $10.00 /day

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Parking Garage (terminals A & B) $4.00 /hour
    Daily Lot (terminals A & B) $4.00 /hour
    Economy Lot (terminals A & B) $4.00 /hour
    Cell Phone Lot $0.00 /hour

    Privately owned & operated 3rd party lots

    There are no privately owned parking options available at the Sacramento 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 Sacramento airport range from $4 to $29.40.


    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 starts from $2 per 30 minutes and $18-$29 per 24 hours.

    Yes. You can use the cell phone lot at SMF Airport for free. Make sure to not leave the vehicle unattended.

    Generally, the cheapest parking depends on your needs. However, Economy parking offers the most affordable option for those who are looking for short-term parking.

    SMF Airport doesn’t offer its own valet services. However, there are a number of independent companies onsite that offers this service.

    Yes. Electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations are available in the parking garage, the Daily Lot and the Free Waiting Area. Look for signage to the charging stations.

    Yes. There is the Cell Phone Lot that allows you to park until your passenger arrives and calls to say they are ready for pickup.

    Yes. There are several parking areas at SMF Airport that are covered. However, you may also check with many offsite parking lots to see your other options.

    You can park your motorcycle at any SMF Airport parking lot, paying regular car rates. On the other hand, Vehicles more than 21 feet long are charged double the posted rates. Vertical clearance in the parking garage is 8 feet 2 inches.

    Yes. You may check the current availability of parking spots at SMF Airport in real-time by visiting their official parking webpage.

    Booking a parking spot beforehand is not necessary nor available at SMF Airport. However, there are several offsite parking spaces options around the airport that allow early booking. Here are some of your options:

    Unfortunately, SMF Airport doesn’t offer parking discounts to active military men and veterans.

    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.

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