IAD Airport Parking Options

Washington Dulles International Airport

The Washington Dulles International Airport has a new Sleepbox Lounge. It features 16 comfortable, sound-proof rooms where travelers can work and relax.

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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

    Washington Dulles International Airport
    1 Saarinen Cir
    Dulles, VA 20166

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    Airport parking options at IAD

    On-airport lots

    There are mutliple options for on-airport lots at IAD. The prices range from $10 - 30 per day.

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    3rd party lots

    There are no third party parking options available near the Washington Dulles International Airport.


    You have the option to plan ahead and book a hotel lot from our list below for as low as $5 per day.

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    You have the option to plan ahead and book a hotel lot from our list below for as low as $5 per day.

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    Airport owned & operated lots

    There are multiple options for short and long-term parking at the airport.

    Key takeaways

    • The airport offers a valet parking option. Valet parking offers the highest level of service for parking patrons.
    • There is a free cell phone waiting area available for passenger pick-up. The maximum waiting time is one hour. You cannot leave cars unattended in this lot.

    Long term parking

    Lot name Price
    Terminal Parking $20.00 /day
    Garage 1 $10.00 /day
    Valet Parking $25.00 /day

    Short term parking

    Lot name Price
    Terminal Parking $6.00 /hour
    Garage 1 $6.00 /hour
    Cell Phone Lot $0.00 /hour

    Privately owned & operated 3rd party lots

    There is no privately owned parking options available at the Washington Dulles International Airport. You can check out the hotel lot options or the on-airport parknig lots.

    Hotel lots

    Hotel lots allow you to park at nearby hotels and the hotel shuttle takes you to the airport. There are a few options available for IAD if you want to try to save money.

    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.

    If you are able to use hotel parking, you may be able to find a great rate. Last I checked, prices ranged from $5 - $35 per day with the best rates found at Book 2 Park.com and Way.


    Depending on the lot you choose to park at the airport and the duration, the rate of the parking lot ranges from $10 to $35. Parking at the Terminal Parking is $6 per hour and $25 per day. Parking Garages 1 and 2 offer an hourly rate of $6 and $17 per 24 hours.

    If you want to ditch parking fees at The Dulles Airport, you may use the cell phone lot for free for the first few minutes. This cell phone lot is ideal if you’re simply planning to pick up a passenger.

    Generally, the cheapest parking at IAD Airport is the Economy Lot. Parking here doesn’t have hourly rates and charges $10 per day. If you are looking for a shorter-term option, Parking Garages 1 & 2 offer an hourly rate of $6.

    Yes. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, valet parking at AID Airport is currently closed. On its operating day, this service provides you with curbside drop-off located at Zone 3 on the Departures Level in front of the Airport Terminal. It costs $35 per day – hourly service is not available. To learn more about the current availability of this service, check this link.

    Yes. You can find charging spots at Garage 1 - Two units on Level 1, Ten units on Level 3 (all 120V) and Garage 2 - Ten units on Level 1 (120V), 6 units on Level 3 serving eight spaces (four 120V and two 240V). You will find signage that says “electric vehicle charging only”. You don’t have to pay an additional fee to use the stations, but regular parking rates apply as you leave the garage. These parking spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    There are no dedicated parking spots for motorcycles at Dulles Airport. However, you can park at any normal parking spot as you would with your 4-wheel vehicles. The same thing goes for oversized vehicles.

    Yes. To book your parking space in advance, can follow this link. There are also offsite parking lots you can use and book your space well in advance:

    Unfortunately, Dulles Airport doesn’t offer discounted parking for both veterans and militaries in active duty.

    Yes. Dulles International Airport's parking facilities are accessible for disabled individuals. Specifically designated parking spaces are available for vehicles displaying a government-issued plate or placard for use by the disabled.

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