A Guide to Parking Options and Costs at Denver International Airport

Denver: gateway to the mighty Rocky Mountains and an increasingly important crossroads between East and West on the continent for air travel. If you have to park your vehicle here before your trip to Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Atlanta, or beyond, you might be unsure where to start with the sheer number of parking options. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our guide to parking options and costs at Denver International Airport. 

Airport Parking 

Your most straightforward option will be the parking at the garages and lots of the Denver International Airport itself. This provides for consistent parking with tons of available reviews, guides, and data online being the standard option, as well as heightened security features and unparalleled proximity to the airport, especially for the garages.

Garage East

Garage East is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at the rate of $7/hour. However, your daily maximum rate is not $168, but a low $30. Garage East is also very advantageously situated – a short 5-10 minute walk to the Jeppesen Terminal. There are a total of five levels of parking, with accessible parking on all levels except level three. These are also designated hybrid vehicle parking spots, and electric vehicle charging stations available on level one, in rows E and F. Garage East is physically in three modules, with covered and uncovered spots of the garage. Garage East also accepts a wide number of payment options, from cash to American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA and even checks! 

Garage West 

Garage West is much like its counterpart on the opposite side of the Jeppesen terminal, at the rate of $7/hour with a daily maximum of $30  available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Garage West comprises four separate modules in covered and uncovered spaces across five levels. Accessible parking is available on all levels except level three. There are also a number of hybrid vehicle parking spots and electric vehicle charging stations on level one, in rows E and F. Of particular note for the electric vehicle charging stations is that a range of chargers are available, with some spots offering Level One Electric Vehicle Chargers and some spots offering Level Two Electric Vehicle Chargers. Again, Garage West also accepts a wide variety of payment methods including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, cash and check. 

Airport Economy Lots (East and West)

The economy lots are a little farther from the terminals, but live up to their name, being notably cheaper than the garage prices, with the trade-off being a slightly longer trip to arrive at the terminal, and being uncovered, thus being exposed to the elements. Both the East and West economy lots are open 24 hours a day, with a rate of $6/hour at a daily maximum of $18/day. However, the pricing model has a slight favor for longer trips – the daily rate falls to $16/day upon the start of the fourth day. This makes for larger and larger savings with longer and longer trips. There is a regular shuttle service arriving every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, dropping off and picking up passengers at the DEN Transit Center. This may mean a slightly longer journey from car to terminal at 15-35 minutes, but is well worth the savings. 

Pikes Peak Shuttle Lot 

This is one of Denver International Airport’s cheaper options, at only eight dollars a day! There is no hourly rate at this lot, and it’s open 24 hours a day as well. The Pikes Peak Shuttle Lot also accepts a wide variety of payment methods, and offers free vehicle assistance on-site! These are mainly emergency essentials like helping passengers who are locked out of their vehicle, jump-starting dead batteries, tire care, and vehicle location assistance. Shuttles take travelers from the lot to the terminals every 7-10 minutes.

61st and Pena

This is Denver International Airport’s cheapest option, at $7/day or $5 for 12 hours. However, this option is prepay only! They only accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA for this location, meaning you cannot pay via cash or check. There are a total of 800 spaces at this lot, but the majority of them are shaded under smart canopies that double as solar electric panels. There are also 11 electric vehicle charging stations, all with Level One charging capabilities. There is no shuttle at this location, but a convenient stop on the A-Line is here, costing $10.50 for an 11 minute ride to the airport. While this means getting to and from the airport costs 21 dollars, this is nothing compared to the huge savings at the rate from this lot. This is especially recommended for travelers going away on longer trips, to fully take advantage of the difference in daily rate. 

Short Term Parking

Finally, there is short term parking at Denver International Airport. While it might not be an option for those needing to fly out that day, this can be a useful option that is walkable to the terminal, but not breaking the bank nor overly time consuming. Short Term Parking has an East and West division and is a quick five minute walk to the terminal for those lengthier goodbyes or arrivals at the airport. Parking here costs $7/hour and is open 24 hours a day. Here, a wide variety of payment methods are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, cash and check. 

Off – site options 

In addition to the numerous parking facilities and plans at the Denver International Airport, there are also a number of parking options off-site with reputable and trusted partners. These might prove advantageous depending on your specific needs, location or itinerary.

Epic Mountain Express 

While not technically a parking garage, nor a lot, this shuttle service is of note for those staying or residing in the ski resort towns of Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Glenwood Springs, Edwards, Dillon, and Silverthorne, providing transportation to and from the airport to these locations. This means forgoing the drive to the airport entirely, or parking much closer to home, if not at home. 

AmericInn by Wyndham Denver Airport 

This is a highly rated hotel partner, allowing for free uncovered self parking on-site and a free shuttle to the airport, for short term parkers only. This is a huge travel tip for those on very short trips or only needing to go to the Denver Airport to see someone off or welcome someone back. You may also extend parking for $10/day, a very reasonable rate considering the proximity and shuttle service at all hours. 

Embassy Suites Denver Airport

The Embassy Suites is another viable option, less than four miles away from Denver International Airport at the cost of $6.99/day. The Embassy Suites also provides regular shuttle service to the terminals every thirty minutes. 

Aloft Denver Airport at Gateway Park

There is also the trendier Aloft series, slightly farther away but also at a somewhat cheaper price – this might be a preferred option for those much longer trips. Parking here is only $5.99/day, and includes shuttle service to and from the airport between 4 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. year-round. 

On Air Parking

This brings us to our final option, On Air Parking. On Air Parking offers reservations for third-party owned lots at DEN, starting at a low $3.75/day – far cheaper than anything offered from Denver International Airport themselves. With seamless online reservations, free cancellation up to the start date of your parking stay, a shuttle running every 10 minutes 24/7, and being only four miles away from the airport, nothing can beat parking with On Air Parking at the self-park outdoor lot. Complimentary free snacks, coffee, and a rose at the lobby only sweeten the deal. For anyone worried about sizing and parking ease, these spots are wider and angled, making it easier for a wider variety of vehicles to park.

You can reach On Air Parking’s customer service from 10am-7pm ET by calling 888-487-2754 or texting at 424-532-8940. You can also download the app, available for Android and Apple devices, for an even easier reservation process!

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