How to book San Jose Airport Parking? Price, the Ultimate Guide

 San Jose Airport, also known as SJC, located in San Jose, California, is the second-busiest airport in the region. It has been one of the fastest-growing airports in the US serving more than 14 million passengers. Though named after San Jose native Norman Mineta, a former cabinet secretary for two U.S. presidents, it is also called Silicon Valley’s Airport. It operates via two terminals and comprises two additional airports. Along with San Franciso and Oakland airports, it caters to Silicon valley’s huge crowd. Hence, finding a parking spot at times could be a real task. But worry not! We are here to make your San Jose airport parking experience easy and comfortable. Follow our guide for a hassle-free parking experience. 

How to book San Jose Airport parking tickets?

You can book parking spaces online in advance as well as offline when you reach there. 

Online bookings

online bookings are only available for Economy lot 1 and you can save up to 15% by doing so. Pre-booking can only be made until the day before scheduled arrival to parking. This is because same-day online reservations aren’t available. 

To make your online reservation you can visit, enter the date and time of scheduled travel, and choose the parking facility that suits you. At the confirmation just enter your details and vehicle details. And voila! Your reservation is done. You’ll get the confirmation at provided contact. 

Offline booking:

For offline booking, you can just reach the nearest parking lot to your terminal and buy a ticket for the same.

Parking spaces:

Economy lot 1:

  • It is located at 2300 Airport Blvd., San Jose, CA 95110, and can be pre-booked online. 
  • Offers a mix of 2,500 covered and uncovered spaces.
  • Doesn’t offer Short-term parking.
  • 24/7 Shuttle service is available to the terminal and terminal B 

Lot 2:

  • It is also called Terminal A Garage and is located at 2075 Airport Blvd., San Jose, CA 95110. 
  • Offers both hourly parking and additional day parking as well. For additional days the full daily rate acres at the beginning price of each 24-hour period.
  • Shuttle service is available at the Ground transportation island to terminal B.

Lot 3 (Terminal B  Garage):

  • It is located at 1659 Airport Blvd., San Jose, CA 95110.
  • Both hourly and daily parking is available here.
  • 24/7 shuttle service is available to Terminal A from the front of the Rental car center.

Lot 5:

  • It is located at 1661 Airport Blvd., San Jose, CA 95110.
  • Offers both hourly and daily parking. 
  • No shuttle service is available from here.
  • This lot has 7 electric vehicle charging stations.

 Lot 4:

  • It is located at 1639 Airport Blvd., San Jose, CA 95110, south of the Rental car center garage.
  • Its entrance is on the east side of the lot from Airport Boulevard.
  • 24/7 shuttle service is available to Terminal A and Terminal B

Cell phone wait area:

This place consists of two areas: Area 1 Airport Parkway and Area 2 Airport Boulevard. 

When parking here, always be aware of the rules and regulations mentioned below. Try not to leave the vehicle unattended as it will be ticked and towed. For more information about meeting arriving passengers, please visit the Meeting Passengers page.

Rules for Area 1:
  • Drivers are allowed to use both sides of the airport Parkway which is between Technology Drive and Highway 87
  • You are needed to wait until passengers are curbside before proceeding to the terminal.
  • Inside the cell phone waiting area, no public services are available.
Rules for Area 2:
  • No commercial vehicle is allowed.
  • You can wait here for a maximum of only 30 minutes. Hence, plan your arrival accordingly.
  • You are needed to wait until passengers are curbside before proceeding to the terminal.
  • No public services are available here.

Accessible parking:

  • These parking spaces can be found in all SJC parking lots and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • This parking space will et functional from September 1, 2022.
  • The price to park at accessible parking will be the same as the lot’s current rates.

San Jose Airport Parking prices:

San Jose offers eight onsite parking spaces with long-term and short-term parking options. These can be available as covered and uncovered parking. SJC airport also provides a 24/7 shuttle service from its parking lots, which runs at every 7-10 minutes interval. For parking assistance or to check slot availability, you can contact Customer Service and Parking Management at  (408) 441-5579 or visit

Short-term parking SJC:

Parking lot Price(only first day) Vehicle clearance
Lot 2 (Terminal A Garage) $2 per 20 minutes 7’0” and 8’0″(for entry ad first-floor parking)
Lot 3 (Terminal B  Garage) $2 per 20 minutes 8’4’’
Lot 4 $2 per 20 minutes 
Lot 5 $2 per 20 minutes 

Long-term parking SJC

Parking lot Price(for each additional day) Vehicle clearance
Economy lot 1 $18 flat rate per day 8’2″
Lot 2 (Terminal A Garage) $24.00 7’0” and 8’0″(for entry and first-floor parking)
Lot 3 (Terminal B  Garage) $38.00 8’4’’
Lot 4 $30.00
Lot 5 $30.00

Points to remember:

  • Though You can pre-book for as many days as you want, note that a vehicle parked for more than 30 days will be considered abandoned. And will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • The free shuttles run every 15-25 minutes and are round trip. so, you are free to park anywhere.
  • You should arrive at the airport at least two hours before the scheduled departure time for domestic flights. And if international flight, reach  3 hours before.
  • A few hotels close to SJC Airport allow you to park in their lots even if you don’t book a room with them at as low as $7 per day.

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