A Comprehensive List of Parking Options and Prices at HOU Airport

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One thing that most people share in common is the excitement that comes when booking your time away. When booking your vacation, there are many different things to consider and questions that you should be asking yourself. These questions include but are not limited to the following: “what is my budget for this trip?”, “how many people are joining me on this vacation?”, “where do I plan on staying once I am in my final destination?”, “how long do I plan on this vacation lasting?”, and so on. 

While all of these questions are very important, another important question is “which airport do I plan on flying out of for my vacation?”. While most people only have one or two options when looking for nearby airports, it does pay to look online and check out the different things that the airport has to offer. Things to look for when looking includes the specific airlines at said airport, that the airport can take you to your desired destination, the different restaurants and amenities that the terminal offers, and more. 

Today, we are going to be focusing on William P. Hobby Airport and more specifically, what this airport has to offer in terms of parking options. We will be taking a deep dive of the pros and cons of each parking lot, as well as the different parking rates that each parking lot offers at HOU. 

First, a little overview: William P. Hobby Airport is an airport located in the city of Houston, Texas. HOU is named after a former governor of the state of Texas, and is located just 7 miles from downtown Houston. Another benefit of the William P. Hobby Airport is that it’s cheaper than the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and guests can expect to pay half the price to that of IAH. 

Before we get into the details of each lot, let’s take a look at the general scope of the parking situation. HOU offers 3 different parking lots, the first being the Red Parking Garage. The second parking lot is the Blue Parking Garage, and the third is their Ecopark economy parking. Now that we have the parking options laid out, we can take a look at the different pros and cons of each of these lots to find out which parking lot is best for you when parking at HOU.

Red and Blue Parking Garage 

When looking to park, the Red and Blue Parking Garages are a great option for you. The Red and Blue Parking Garage are terminal parking garages attached directly to the airport, ensuring that you have a quick trip from your parking space to your terminal, regardless of which terminal you need – these garages are attached to all of the airport’s terminals! This is especially beneficial if you’re a passenger that happens to be disabled. The Red Parking Garage also offers a valet service that can be there to take your vehicle from you upon your arrival and have your vehicle ready for you when you get back from your trip. When parking at HOU’s Red and Blue Parking Garages, you can reserve your parking in advance. This is perfect for those who are worried about a spot not being available and prefer having the peace of mind that their spot is secured. The William P. Hobby Airport’s Red and Blue Parking Garages also offer electric vehicle charging stations, so you can be sure that your car is charged up and ready to go for you upon your arrival. One thing that we have to mention as well is that these parking garages offer an automatic parking guidance system that allows for navigating through the Red and Blue Parking Garages with ease. 

Now that we have talked about all of the pros with parking at the William P. Hobby Airport’s Red and Blue Parking Garages, what are some of the cons? This list is significantly shorter than the benefits, but one major con are the parking rates themselves. These parking garages charge you $24.00 per day. This is a very high parking rate. Another issue with parking at the Red Parking Garage specifically is the price for valet parking. Of course the standard parking rate of $24.00 per day is expensive, but once you add valet parking into the mix, you are looking at a parking rate of $28.00 per day. This is downright expensive, however, to some, this may not be much of an issue. If you are disabled, you may be able to get a deal on parking at the William P. Hobby Airport, so be sure to look at their website when parking at either of these lots. 

Ecopark 

It may be refreshing to know that there is a much more affordable parking option – the Ecopark economy parking lot. This lovely parking lot’s main benefit is the price. The Economy lot charges just $9.24 per day, making it almost 3 times cheaper than the parking rate from the Red and Blue garages. The Economy parking lot also offers a free shuttle that can take you to and from the airport between the hours of 5:30 am and midnight.

Of course, with such a good price, parking at the airport’s Ecopark economy parking lot does have its cons. One con is obvious, which is the convenience factor. Since you are not located right next to the airport’s terminal, you will have to use a shuttle to get to the airport, which may be a problem to some guests, especially those who are disabled. Another con with this lot is that you won’t have access to the many benefits that the Red and Blue Parking Garages have, like valet parking. If you are willing to look past these cons though, parking at HOU’s Ecopark economy parking lot may be worth it.

On Air Parking

Of course, you can also look for parking at HOU by looking on On Air Parking. With two lots available at HOU – one being a covered self-park, the other being premium 1st floor parking, both are within 5 miles of the airport and offer free shuttles. The covered self-park runs a shuttle every 7 minutes, and the premium 1st floor runs every 5 minutes. Both have the added perk of free cancellation, right up to the start date of your reservation. Starting at just $3.55/day to park, OAP’s parking is far cheaper than anything offered at HOU directly.

You can reach On Air Parking by calling 888-487-2754 or texting 424-532-8940 Monday through Friday, 10am-7pm ET. You can also download the app, available on Apple and Android devices, for an easy, painless reservation.

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