Sometimes finding someone to take you to the airport can be tough. Whether it be for a last-minute business trip or a weekend getaway, you may end up driving your own car to the airport. This leaves you with the question: Where do I park?
Fortunately, we’re here to help you out. There’s a handful of PHL parking options in and around the PHL Airport premises, but how do you know which one is right for you? You want to make sure that your vehicle is safe, but you’re also not going to want to pay an arm and a leg.
Here’s a quick comparison of a few popular spots where travelers prefer to leave their cars during their extended trips. Hopefully, this list can help you narrow down where you want to leave yours.
1] On-Site Airport Parking Garages
If this is your first time parking your car at PHL Airport, the on-site garage is probably the first place you would think to choose for long-term parking. This facility is the closest option to the airport terminals and is directly managed by the Philidelphia Parking Authority. This is our first choice when it comes to safety because it is actively monitored by PPD.
- Available charging stations for plug-in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.
- Free flat-tire service and battery jump starts.
- Patrolled by the Philidelphia Police Department.
- Available lost vehicle locater.
- Customers complain of having to wait for shuttles.
- Low overhead clearance doesn’t allow for larger vehicles.
2] Park ‘N Fly
Opened earlier this year, the Park ‘N Fly lot is brand new and is quickly becoming a favorite among frequent flyers. The company prides itself on its excellent service, and it definitely shows.
How it Works:
Many common airport lot-to-terminal shuttles often run late and leave you stranded, waiting to be picked up. With Park ‘N Fly this is not the case. Simply drop off your car at the lot entrance. A valet will park your vehicle, and a shuttle will be waiting for your arrival to take you directly to the PHL terminal.
- The downloadable app lets you reserve a spot in the lot ahead of time.
- 24/7 service.
- Frequent Parker Rewards Program.
- Available car-wash.
- Complimentary bottles of water and luggage assistance.
- Not all parking spots are covered.
- Further from the airport than other options.
- Can be hard to find.
3] Hotel Parking Options
If you are really looking to save some money, hotels such as Sheraton Suites PHL offer uncovered self-park lots. These bare-bones options don’t give you near the number of amenities or services as the other two on this list; however, they can cost you as little as $9 per day, making them ideal choices for budget travelers.
- Many hotels offer up to 10 days of free parking with a room booking.
- Great value.
- Available Shuttles every 20 minutes.
- All parking is uncovered.
- No in/out privileges (once you park your car, it has to stay there).
- Very little security.
4] Choosing the Right Long-Term Parking Spot
Travelling can be stressful, and with so many available long-term parking options, it can be difficult to select the right spot to leave your vehicle when flying out of Philadelphia.
Whether you want to ensure the safety of your car or save as much money as possible, choosing one of these options can help relieve some of that stress. You’ll have one less thing to worry about during your trip knowing your precious car will still be right there where you left it, upon your return.