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Upon arrival at LAX, travelers can leave their vehicles at one of the short-stay or LAX long-term parking lots based in the airport territory. Official LAX park facilities include economy parking, the Central Terminal Area (CTA) premium lot, valet, cell phone parking, a new EV Smart spot, as well as a motorcycle and bicycle park. Passengers can benefit from offers on special programs and hotel packages.
LAX Economy parking offers 4000 spaces with 305 chargers for electric vehicles (more EV charging stations are available soon). The car stationing is allowed for prolonged stays and LAX parking overnight trips. To reach Economy lots, head to 6100 W. 94th Street, CA, 90045.
Please keep in mind that all persons (including those with disabilities) who pass through a gate arm into the parking facility are obliged to pay the established fee.
LAX provides a free shuttle transfer to/from the Economy Parking structure operating 24/7 every 7-10 min. The trip to the airport building takes an average of 15 min. To hop on a shuttle, move to the ground level of the parking structure and follow the signs to the pick-up zone. Shuttles drop off travelers at all LAX terminals on the ground floor (Arrivals zone). Upon returning to your vehicle, follow the pink signs on the inside curb on the ground floor (outside of luggage reclaim) to take a shuttle bus.
The LAX Economy Park levels are marked with vertical clearances. Each floor imposes restrictions on the vehicle height:
If you intend to leave your vehicle for more than 30 days, please request an extension over the limit by contacting ABM Parking at LAX directly at 310-646-2911. Otherwise, your car will be subject to impoundment at the owner's expense.
According to Drive-up General Parking rates, established on 11/14/2022, the cost of Economy park at LAX is the following:
CTA is the official LAX premium park facility conveniently situated just across the passenger terminals. There are eight parking zones with more than 7 000 spaces available for guests. Moreover, this structure is designed for both short- and long-term parking at LAX as well as for picking up and dropping off passengers. Please note that all cars accessing the Central Terminal Area are subject to random inspection.
Upon passing through a gate arm into a parking lot, all drivers, including persons with disabilities, are charged the posted parking fees. Those travelers, who would like to leave their vehicles over 30 days, should ask for a stationing extension by calling 310-646-2911. To reach the CTA structure, look for the clearly marked CTA entrances with vertical clearances.
Be aware that premium park lots have certain height restrictions:
CTA Parking includes P1, P2A, P2B, P3, P4, P5, P6, and P7 structures, situated right outside the corresponding terminal (3-5 min walk) at 1 World Way, CA 90045. The first 15 min of parking are free, for a one-hour stay you will be charged $9, and the cost of each next 30 min park set in CTA is $7. $60 is the maximum rate for stationing for each 24-hour period. Valet is available in P1, P4, and P7 for a maximum of $75 for 24 hours. If you would like to save money, reserve a space in any parking structure ahead of time and take advantage of discounts of up to 70%.
VIP parking at LAX is currently available only in the P1 facility and soon appears in P2a, P3, P5, P6, and P7. VIP lot is conveniently situated a short walk from the LAX terminal building.
Below you can find the exact park rates applied to a VIP stay:
Valet provides the fastest parking experience at Los Angeles International Airport. After a quick drop off inside the lower floor of the garage, travelers can access Terminals 1, 2, 6, and 7 within a short walk distance (1-2 min). Valet service is currently available inside Parking Structures P1, P2, P4, and P7. Soon such a facility will serve guests in other locations within the Central Terminal Area.
Follow simple steps to reserve valet service at LAX:
The daily (24-hour stay) rate in the LAX Airport parking lot with valet service is $75. Premium curbside valet service will cost you 39.95 per day. If you need express service "on demand", you will be charged $45.95.
A 24-hour LAX Cell Phone Waiting facility is designed for those motorists who are waiting for arriving passengers at LAX. At this structure, drivers can stay for free, up to two hours, until passengers notify them by calling that they are ready to be picked up in the Central Terminal Area.
The Cell Phone Park is based on the Northwest corner of 96th Street/Vicksburg Avenue, 400 m west of the 96th Street Bridge entrance into the LAX passenger terminal zone, next to the city bus center. Drivers can easily reach the Cell Phone spot from the north and east using La Tijera, Sepulveda, Manchester, and Century Boulevards.
Please note that any commercial vehicles or ride-service cars are not allowed in the facility. Vehicles in the Cell Phone Waiting garage must be attended to at all times.
Since 2019, the shuttle service at the Cell Phone Waiting Lot is no longer operating. So, travelers should take LAX City Bus Center Bus Bays 11 and 12 to get to the airport premise.
Those drivers with electric vehicles will benefit from the opportunity to reserve an EV park lot at LAX in advance and thereby guarantee a space. The airport parking LAX fees apply, given access and usage (kWh). The charge stations are conveniently placed in:
The price for the EV charge is $2 per session plus 0.45 per kWh.
Below you can find the new EV charging equipment installed for each CTA lot:
Entry to LAX is currently closed to all except travelers with valid tickets, airport personnel, and persons assisting ticketed passengers. The restriction was imposed with the purpose to ensure safety during the COVID pandemic. So, if you are intending to drop off family or friends from LAX, the best way to do it is at the terminal building on the Upper floor (Departures zone).
Travelers arriving at Los Angeles Airport can proceed to the outer curb on the lower level (Arrival zone outside of the luggage reclaim hall) for picking up.
Drivers who are planning to pick up passengers from LAX are able to use the service of a 24-hour Cell Phone Waiting Airport parking in Los Angeles for free (up to two hours). It is a special area designed for waiting until your relatives/friends/colleagues call to notify you that they are ready to be picked up.
There is also a Terminal B Pickup location based on the lower floor of P3 next to Tom Bradley International. This location serves to unload the congested roadway and bypass the busy curb where the construction temporarily decreased the available space.
Owners of motorcycles can park their vehicles for free in all General Parking and Premium lots inside the Central Terminal Area structures. Free parking in the Valet facility is not permitted. Upon reaching parking at LAX, drive around the entrance gate arm without taking a ticket. A motorbike is allowed to park at the ends of rows, in corners, or other spaces if it does not block access to parked vehicles, places and paths for disabled persons, Smarte Carte machines, passenger or auto traffic, as well as the doors, elevators, driveways, etc. Do not leave a motorbike in a space designed for a car. Please keep in mind that all parking violations will be issued to all offenders.
Entering/exiting a parking lot via a sidewalk is prohibited. The governing body for Los Angeles Airport is not responsible for any damage or loss of motorcycles parked in any CTA lot.
Those arriving at LAX by bicycle can park in several zones within the CTA:
The detailed LAX parking map with available parking options for motorcycles and bikes can be found below:
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) provide LAX employees, who have a critical business need for immediate and direct access to the CTA, with complimentary and discounted parking. As a part of the Employee Parking Pass Program (EPP), special spaces in Parking Garages 1, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 were allocated for LAX employees. All other revenue-generating structures such as LAX Economy Parking, Lots East, and West, etc., are not entitled to offer free park options unless authorized under agreement with the LAX governing body.
LAX Authority (LAWA) provides personnel with monthly parking at major remote stationing lots including LAX Employee Parking Lot East (with more than 1,970 spaces), Employee Lot West (with 1,980 car places), and Employee Lot South (with 3,100 parking spots). Employees can sign up and purchase their monthly parking voucher online through LAWA's operator, ABM Aviation, Inc. dba 'ABM Parking Services'. LAX staff can benefit from courtesy shuttle transfers available in each parking lot. Buses depart every 7-15 min and serve the following routes:
Special events hosted by the LAX authority for the airport personnel and their families are eligible to receive validated spaces at LAX parking structures. The validation needs to be approved ahead of time by the Chief Executive Officer, or designee.
Managers of non-LAWA-sponsored special events (airlines, concessionaires, etc.) may request validation vouchers at the established parking LAX parking rates. Once the event is over and all parking surcharges are accounted for, the payment for stationing can be realized. Please note that it is obligatory to provide a valid credit card before receiving the validation vouchers.
Upon arrival at LAX, guests will receive a pre-validated 'visitor ticket' signed by the event sponsor instead of a validation stamp. Visitors will be asked to take a regular ticket upon entering the garage and provide it to the event sponsor in exchange for a 'visitor ticket' for further validation upon leaving the parking facility.
Event sponsors can request guest tickets by filling out and submitting a Special Event Parking Form to the LAWA Parking Services office. A manager must issue tickets for visitors only in exchange for a regular parking pass. The tickets are valid only once and can be used in any LAX parking facility. At the end of the event, sponsors have to return collected parking passes and extra guest tickets to Sharon Loville, LAWA Los Angeles Airport Parking Services Office.
This parking authorization enables vendors with oversize vehicles only (over 8 ft (2m 44 cm) in height and/or 9 ft (2m 74 cm) in length) to use specifically designated spots in the LAX Central Terminal Area to make their deliveries (i.e. designated zones of East Way and a portion of the USO facility). Vendor Delivery permission can be issued to:
The parking voucher is not designed for the next categories:
Van Nuys FlyAway is the public parking designed only for FlyAway bus customers on a first-come-first-served basis. This facility is situated in the FlyAway Bus Terminal. The stationing fee is $2 per hour with up to $5 maximum per day. This parking spot at LAX is fully automated, so there is no personnel at the exits. Drivers are able to pay for parking prior to exiting the facility at pay stations based inside the bus terminal hall. Do not forget to take your parking ticket with you after parking to pay at the parking machines upon your return.
Please note that all parking spaces are patrolled consistently by LAX security. If you intend to leave your vehicle for more than 30 days, please arrange to be dropped off or picked up at the terminal.
FlyAway Parking can be limited during peak travel seasons, holidays, etc. Prior reservation is available. For any comments please email [email protected] or call (818) 997-4427.
LAX facilitates parking for all passengers offering various conveniently situated lots. However, there are still several options for parking near LAX. Below you can find detailed info about hotels that provided stationing for vehicles outside the airport premise:
Los Angeles Airport Marriott provides its guests with convenient stationing options including Valet service and self-parking. Valet is available for $45 (minimum duration is 2 days). Once you leave your vehicle, you can take a shuttle transfer which will quickly take you to LAX 24/7.
Travelers also have access to covered self-parking with a QR code for entry and exit.
The hotel assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to a vehicle or its content
The following rates are applied to customers of the Marriott Los Angeles International Airport parking:
Please note that Marriott sets height restrictions for vehicles that are 6 ft 4 inches (1 m 93 cm). Oversize cars will be directed to an outdoor parking spot at the same rate.
This facility does not allow RVs, semi-trailers, box, and cargo trucks. The minimum duration of stay for vehicles is 2 days.
All parking spots at Hilton LAX are situated in a covered garage. There are two stationing options available for guests:
Drivers can benefit from special Park and Fly packages at affordable prices. Please note that LAX daily parking fees and discounts are based on a 24-hour period. Surcharges are subject to change without notice.
LAX travelers are enabled to leave their vehicles in the safe and secure garage valet parking facility of the Westin Hotel located four quarters away from the airport. This parking does not charge an extra fee for SUVs, vans, and trucks stationing. The Westin hotel facility offers 1200 spaces for guests' cars. You can park your vehicle by yourself or use the valet service.
Upon arriving at the garage, take a ticket and park anywhere retaining your pass. Once you return from your journey, move to the hotel and get the ticket validated at the concierge counter in the lobby before going to retrieve your vehicle. The price for a 24-hour stay (self-parking) is around $49.
If you would like to use the valet parking service, you need to reserve it in advance and provide the booking confirmation at the valet stand when you pick up your vehicle.
Valet parking is available for $60 per day.
To reach the Westin Hotel garage from the LAX premise, head to the Departures (Upper) floor and wait under the red sign 'Hotel & Private Parking Shuttle'.
Those drivers searching for cheap LAX parking, can benefit from the affordable rates at Economy lots. One-hour stationing will cost you $8, and each next 30 min are charged $7. The maximum fee set for each 24-hour period is $35. Guests are allowed to leave their vehicles at this facility for up to 30 days.
Free parking spaces for cars are available for up to 2 hours at the Cell Phone Waiting spot situated next to the SW corner of Economy Lot C. Please keep in mind that vehicles left there must be attended to at all times! Motorbikes can park for free in the LAX garages provided they do not occupy a space meant for a car.
Parking at the Central Terminal Area is available for $420 per week (or $60 per 24-hour period). However, the most affordable option is the LAX Economy parking situated a 15-minutes shuttle ride from LAX. The cost for stationing in this facility is $245 per week (or $35 per day).