Cheap Short/ Long Term Parking at SFO Airport: Top 3 spots

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated January 30, 2023

While San Francisco International Airport has plenty of its own parking facilities, there are also several off site parking options nearby that tend to be significantly cheaper.

A full moon above SFO Airport (Photo: Jay Huang via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Situated 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, SFO Airport offers flights to locations across America as well as being a major gateway to Europe and Asia. The daily rates for parking at SFO are $18, and long term parking rates start at $126 per week. However, by booking away from the airport, you can save between 40% and 60% on parking rates at SFO. We’ve picked out 3 of the best off-airport parking options, all of which offer a shuttle service to and from the airport for maximum convenience. We recommend booking these lots via, where you’ll always find the cheapest available parking deals.


Located 1.2 miles from the main terminals, the parking lot is our favourite choice for those seeking short or long term parking near San Francisco Airport. Open 24/7, they offer outdoor self parking for rates starting at $8.75 per day, along with a free shuttle service taking you to and from the airport. Other services and amenities include contactless parking, 24-hour security and camera surveillance. You can also cancel your parking reservation any time before check-in and still get a full refund.

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401 E Millbrae Ave – Westin/Aloft 

Just 1.6 miles away, this is the closest parking facility to the airport on our list of cheap parking options near SFO. It offers outdoor self parking for $8.70 per day and is open all hours, daily. A complimentary shuttle to and from the airport runs around every 20-30 minutes between 4am and 12.30am, and you can also book ahead for after-hours pick-ups. Customer ratings are excellent, with particular mention for the facility’s helpful staff. If you cancel before your check-in time you’ll be entitled to a 100% refund.

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Embassy Suites South

Our final recommendation is the parking lot at Embassy Suites which is 2.4 miles away from the airport and is one of the cheapest parking lots near SFO. Here you’ll pay $7.75 per day for outdoor self parking, with 24-hour access to the facility. There’s a free airport shuttle, along with free WiFi, a 24-hour lot attendant and camera security for maximum peace of mind. You can cancel your reservation any time before your check-in time for a full refund, no questions asked.

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