How to Book Parking at Dulles Airport? Price, Ultimate Guide

Dulles airport, called The Washington D.C. Dulles airport serves the United States nation’s capital area with 24/7 operating hours. Located in Fairfax County, Virginia, 42 km (26 miles) west of downtown Washington D.C., it caters to domestic, international, and intercontinental flights. It particularly serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan region and in 2021, 15 million passengers passed through it. Since IAD airport is one of the busiest airports in the US hence finding a parking spot at times can become cumbersome. Here is our guide to reserve your parking at Dulles Airport earlier and travel worry-free. Also, check out our other airport parking guides.

How to book parking at Dulles Airport Parking?

With several parking options, consisting of covered, uncovered, long-term, short-term, and cell phone lot, available, IAD offer both online and on-arrival parking bookings.

For online bookings:

To book your parking spot in advance visit and start by entering your entry and exit date and time. Remember you can book the parking slot only 12 hours before scheduled arrival. By booking online you can also get amazing discounts, offers, and promotions. Also, there are no charges for cancellations or changes to your reservation, if done before 1 hour of your parking entry time.

For on-arrival booking:

Before you arrive at the airport, check the availability of parking spaces on and simply take your vehicle to the spot. You can use the new ticketless entry option which requires you to use a credit card on entry and the same to exit. No ticket is required in this method. You can use a visa, MasterCard, or American Express to pay the fees. The other method is to touch the green button at the entry for a ticket and proceed to a cashier upon exit.

IAD Parking Spaces:

Washington D.C. Dulles airport provides majorly five onsite airport parking facilities with long-term and short-term options. Both Garage parking and terminal parking offer short-term parking starting at $6 per hour. Long-term parking facilities are available at Terminal Parking, Garage 1 and 2 Parking, Economy Parking Lot, and Valet Parking. You may even get free parking at the cell phone lot for the first few minutes. Let’s look at them in detail:

Terminal parking:
  • It is in front of the terminal and connected to it through an underground pedestrian walkway.
  • Disabled parking is available.
  • Both short-term and long-term parking is available.
  • Closest self-parking option.
  • Vehicles left for longer than 45 days will be considered abandoned hence must be registered with the parking office.
Garage 1 and 2:
  • Both short-term and long-term parking is available.
  • Offer multi-story parking with covered bays.
  • Also has electric vehicle charging stations
  • Call boxes are available on all levels of the Garages
  • You can access garages by 24/7 free shuttle service from curb 2F or through covered walkways.

Economy parking
  • There are two lots: green economy parking and Blue economy parking
  • Situated next to the airport’s entrance, in front of the car rental parking area.
  • Uncovered, it is best for long stays.
  • Free 24/7 shuttle service to and from the terminal running every 10 minutes.

Dulles airport parking prices:

Long-term parking IAD:
Lot Price (for 24 hours)
Terminal parking $25
Garage 1 and 2 parking $17
Economy lot $12
Way parking $4.75
 Short-term parking IAD:
Lot Price (per hour)
Terminal parking $6
Garage 1 and 2 parking $6
Cell phone lot Free (for 1 hour)

For more information visit or call +1 703 572 2700 customer service. Also, valet parking is closed due to covid restrictions.


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