UPDATED December 2020 rates: It costs $4/hour or $16/day to park at the Denver Airport's Economy lot. The East and West Garage costs $4/hour or $25/day. There is also valet parking available for $4/hour or $33/day. Denver Airport also has short-term parking for $5/hour. The cheapest parking is at 61st and Peña for $4/day or $2 for 12 hours.
The cheapest parking at DIA is at 61st and Peña for $4/day or $2 for 12 hours. The lot is open 24 hours and only for pre-pay parking.
What's the address of your parking lot?
You should receive an e-mail within 10 minutes of your purchase with the address and name of the parking facility at which you'll be parking. If it's hard to pull up the address on your GPS or maps, we suggest checking out our partner facilities’ website (by Googling their name), or by calling their number provided in your reservation.
What is your cancellation policy?
We appreciate you giving us a chance, and know this isn't how you're used to purchasing parking. That's why we offer free cancellations at any time — no questions asked.
|61st and Pena||$2 for 12 hours||$4/day|
Those on a business trip care about their time and convenience the most. But with the low parking rates of hotels and unlicensed parking facilities, it’s really tempting to park there, never mind the risk.
These are just some of the risks of parking there:
That’s why we work hard on getting the best airport parking deals for you! Starting at $3.75/ day*, you get to park at a licensed parking facility in Denver that has 24/7 airport shuttles. This means safe and secure parking for you and your car, and getting to and from the Denver Airport on time.
This airport parking deal is exclusive only here at On Air Parking!
***Prices start at $3.75 . Holiday and extra inventory charges may apply***
If you’re on personal travel, then you can really save a lot with our parking deal. Just look at what you might have to spend for parking at other providers:
Got a question about your parking reservation for the Denver Airport?
We’re here to answer your questions and help you solve your parking problems. Also, if you wish to cancel your parking reservation in DIA, you may contact our traveler care team at 720-262-8412 from 9am to 7pm ET or email email@example.com. Our corporate office is at 1062 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204.
We’d love to hear how we can make parking near the Denver Airport easier for you, and how we can get you to the Denver Airport simpler and cheaper.
Nestled in among the Rocky Mountains sits Colorado which is famed for its geographical beauty that offers a contrast between mountains for skiing and deserts with mighty sand dunes; just to the north within the state is the capital city of Denver, here you will find plenty of history, impressive scenery, and one of the most famous airports in the world.
Before Denver International Airport came to be, Denver and the surrounding areas were serviced by Stapleton International Airport. Stapleton opened in 1929, and for many years, due to its perfect location in the west of the United States, it was extremely successful with many airlines using this airport as their hub. However, by the early 1980’s it was recognized that Stapleton was no longer big enough to handle the number of planes and passengers passing through annually; additionally, with commercial planes being built to be bigger than ever, it was noted they were struggling to maneuver on the narrow runways, and land in bad weather, so motions were put in place for a new airport.
In 1983 the Mayor of Denver, Federico Peña, started working on plans to invest money into expanding Stapleton rather than build a new airport, to save money. The land was bought in the north of the airport in order to create new runways, but a discovery of toxic waste in the area meant that a new airport would have to be built, from scratch, in a different location.
In 1989 the location was chosen and work began on Denver International Airport, with a view to be finished by 1993. Nevertheless, delays caused mostly by striking workers pushed the opening to 1994, then after a preview of the airport and its facilities ends in mayhem when the automated baggage system dramatically fails and sends luggage and clothes flying around the runways, the opening is delayed once again to 1995.
Insanely over-budget, and about 16 months later than planned, on February 28th, 1995, finally, Denver International Airport is opened for business, with Stapleton International now officially closed, having made its final flight the day before.
Despite the fact that initially, fewer airlines were using Denver International compared to Stapleton, (although there were far fewer delays occurring across the board at Denver International in comparison) a sixth and final runway is funded with a view to adding it in the future.
Over time the popularity of the new airport steadily increased and by 1999 it was being used by a record 38 million passengers, and following on from the ever-increasing plane traffic taking off and landing, the sixth runway is constructed in 2003, which ended up being North America’s longest runway at roughly three miles long.
In the following years, the airport’s facilities are kept up to date, and tight security is made a priority when in 2008 Denver International becomes one of America’s first airports to add body imaging technology, a new technology that scans passengers for explosives or weapons.
Expansion is constantly happening at Denver International Airport, and what is considered to be a relatively new airport having only been opened twenty-five years ago, currently has six runways, and 138 gates within two terminals with each terminal connected to three concourses. Nowadays, an estimated 65 million passengers pass through the airport annually making it one of the busiest airports in the world.
The funding for the airport had to come from various sources, largely because the cost to complete the project was so huge. A big part of the funding was using profits from Stapleton International, with the rest being made up of aviation grants, airport bonds, and city grants. The total cost of the airport was estimated to be about 4.8 billion dollars which was two billion dollars over the planned budget.
The airport is owned and operated by the city and the county of Denver. The city’s Department of Aviation is in charge of all the running operations, costs, and planning, with the manager of the department reporting into the Mayor of Denver.
The airport occupies roughly fifty-two square miles of land, to put this into perspective this is the equivalent of the size of Manhattan and then half again; Denver International is the largest airport in the United States by land area.
Having a layover at Denver is never something to not look forward to, the huge area it covers means there is an abundance of things to keep yourself entertained while you wait for your flight. Food is always a great place to start, Denver has various options for all times of the day, and has a range of restaurants, fast food, and bar food. If you are in the mood for a spot of shopping, the airport has you covered, with boutiques, souvenir shops, and even a book shop to help you pass the time. For a more relaxing time you can choose between massages, pedicures, manicures, relaxing in the airport lounges or to top it off you can spend time with the Canine Airport Therapy Squad if you are feeling a little stressed or you are a nervous flyer. For everything else, you can ride the free underground train, check out the Colorado Aviation displays along the skywalk between the Jeppesen terminal and concourse A, catch up on some sleep at the airport hotel, or spend as much time as you can outside the airport by taking a quick trip in to the city to soak up the fresh mountain air and spectacular views. Oh, and if it is your thing, then explore the different murals and monuments that are in the airport, all of which supposedly hold secret meanings.
Once you experience Denver International Airport for yourself, you will be amazed at the efficiency of an airport that is larger than a lot of cities, the airport is a joy to visit and true modern wonder.