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McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)


Affordable and Nearby Off Airport Parking Rates with a 24/7 free shuttle

The search for the cheapest parking near McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) ends here. With On Air Parking, you'll find the most affordable rates starting at $3.99/day. And these parking spaces are guaranteed.

Airport parking rates are notoriously expensive, and you always run the risk of encountering an already full parking lot.

For $3.99/day, you get secure, guaranteed parking no more than 6-minutes from TYS, with a free 24/7 shuttle to and from the airport, and free cancellations.

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How much is parking at McGhee Tyson Airport?

As of the beginning of 2021, there are three TYS parking options – the Short-term Lot, Long-term Lot, and the Economic Lot. Each of these parking lots offers one daily rate. In the Short-term Lot, parking is $20/day. In the Long-term Lot, parking is $14/day, and in the Economy Lot, the rate is $10/day.


How Our Off Airport Parking Works

As soon as you purchase on our website, you will receive the details of where you are parking right away. Our traveler care team will be able to assist you if there are any delays in regards to your parking reservation.

To provide you with great deals, we negotiate with professionally run parking companies to give you the best possible deals for your parking. Every facility is checked on all measures to ensure your safety and security. We also strive to provide that FREE shuttles are running around the clock, 24/7 for your convenience.


What's the address of your parking lot?

You should receive an email within 10 minutes of your purchase with the parking facility's name and address at which you'll be parking. If it's hard to pull up the address on your GPS or maps, we suggest checking our partner facilities' website (by Googling their name) or 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.

More FAQs

Public/Ground Transportation

Public/Ground Transportation is usually a much cheaper option than parking your vehicle at the airport. However, at this time, there are no public transportation routes that stop at McGhee Tyson Airport. Here is a look at the options that are available for transportation to/from TYS.

1.      Taxis: several taxi companies operate at TYS. For a full list, with contact information, visit:

2.      Charter Companies: there are two charter companies currently licensed to do business at TYS – Chariots of Hire (865-522-8108) and Jaco Limousines & Transportation (865-441-1899). These companies, which must be pre-booked, are an excellent option for larger traveling groups.

3. Public Transportation: At this time, McGhee Tyson Airport is not served directly by Public Transportation.


Ride Sharing

The convenience of ride-sharing is hard to beat, especially when traveling to an airport like TYS that cannot be accessed by public transportation. Here is a quick look at standard prices.

These prices have been calculated from two different locations to offer insight into standard costs for Alcoa and the city of Knoxville.

A Lyft from TYS to Alcoa (the closest town to the airport) is $10-12 for a Standard and $12-15 for an XL. The ride to Alcoa takes roughly 9 minutes. By comparison, a ride to/from Knoxville would cost $18-21 for a Standard and $28-32 for an XL. This ride takes approximately 20 minutes.

Uber prices are similar. A ride to/from Alcoa would cost $9 for UberX and $13 for UberXL. A ride from TYS to downtown Knoxville would cost $17 for UberX and $25 for UberXL.


On Airport Parking at McGhee Tyson Airport

There are three options for parking at McGhee Tyson Airport. However, as can be expected at a busy airport, the prices are steep for the convenience of their on-airport location. Spaces can also be hard to come by because parking options are limited.


1.      Short-term Lot: a five-minute walk to the terminal, this lot is the closest parking option. It offers covered garage parking at a rate of $20/day.

2.      Long-term Lot: a ten-minute walk to the terminal, this lot is adjacent to short-term parking. It also offers covered garage parking at a rate of $14/day.

3.      Economy Lot: the furthest parking lot from the terminal but the most budget-friendly option for long-term parking at the airport. These two lots are located behind the Airport Hilton and are a 15-minute walk to the terminal. The rate in the Economy Lots is $10/day.

4.      Cell Phone Lot: a free waiting area for picking up passengers. The lot is located along Airport Loop Road, and drivers must remain with their vehicles at all times.


Corporate/Business Travel: Off Airport Parking near McGhee Tyson Airport

Every year, thousands of people travel through this Tennessee airport for business.

If you are one of those people, we know that airport parking lots often steal too much of your time and travel budget. We also recognize that business trips are usually only a few days, so parking your vehicle in a lot that costs $10-20/day can feel excessive, whether your company pays for the fees or not.

That is why we offer the most affordable daily parking rates.

On top of that, our parking deal is guaranteed. Take your mind off searching endlessly for a parking space and focus on prepping for that big meeting by reserving your space with us.


Personal Travel: Off Airport Parking near McGhee Tyson Airport

Suppose you are one of the thousands who come in and out of McGhee Tyson Airport daily, taking advantage of its proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In that case, our off-airport parking will save you time, money, and the hassle of finding somewhere safe to leave your car.

Whether you are traveling with family or flying solo, reserving your parking space with us means one less thing for you to worry about on your way to the airport.

We at On Air Parking have done all the work of finding the best deal for you – guaranteed. Meaning you can focus on remembering everybody's passport, tickets, and getting ready to travel, and not have to worry about finding the cheapest, safest off-airport parking lot.


Need help reserving airport parking near McGhee Tyson Airport?

For any questions about your parking reservation with McGhee Tyson Airport, you may contact our traveler care team at 865-217-1408 from 9 am to 7 pm ET or email 

Our corporate office is at 454 Las Gallinas Ave, PMB 2046, San Rafael, CA 94903. 

Please contact us with any feedback. Our business is to make your travels as carefree and budget-friendly as possible, so let us know how we're doing!


McGhee Tyson Airport Fun Facts

The airport is named in honor of a U.S. Navy pilot killed in World War I – Charles McGhee Tyson. It opened on August 1, 1930.

The terminal is designed with a Smoky Mountain theme, including waterfalls and wood carvings of bears. This design pays homage to the airport's proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (It is only a 30-minute drive to the National Park).

In 2000 significant improvements to the passenger terminal were made, including 12 new gates and two new concourses with restaurants and ticket counters. The upgrades cost $70 million.