Short or Long Term Parking at Columbus Airport – Top 3 spots
by Paul Joseph | Published October 16, 2020
Located six miles east of downtown Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport is the second busiest airport hub in the state of Ohio, handling more than 7 million passengers each year. For those driving here from surrounding areas, the airport has convenient access to many major highways, particularly the east to west I-70 interstate, which is situated just to the south
Inside the departures lounge at Columbus Airport (Photo: Caribb via Flickr)
There are multiple parking lots and garages as well as a dedicated valet service at Columbus airport, giving travellers plenty of options for parking — whether for long term, short term, or a quick meet and greet. If it’s long term parking you need, we’ve done some research and picked out three of the best online options for finding cheap parking rates both in and around the airport. We hope you find our selection useful.
If you’re happy to park your car in an off-site location a few miles away from your terminal, one of the best websites for finding great airport parking rates is Airport Parking Reservations. As well as promising cheaper rates than anywhere else, they also let you filter your searches for services such as valet parking and covered parking. So how does it work? Well, not too dissimilar to a price comparison website, really, in the sense that they don’t operate car parks themselves, but instead collate the best rates offered by companies that do. They then facilitate your reservation before leaving you in the capable hands of your chosen merchant. As an example of some of the great deals you can find, when we searched for a week’s parking at Columbus airport in August, we found a deal for $6.95 per day at a facility 2.8 miles away, with a free shuttle service included too. That’s cheaper than any other rate we saw anywhere.
If you want maximum convenience and peace of mind, your best option is without question official airport parking – though bear in mind this is usually the most expensive way to park at an airport. At Columbus airport, there are numerous parking lots and garages as well as a valet service, all offering long-term parking. Prices range from $9 per day through to $24 per day for valet parking, available on the ticketing level of the main terminal. There are also regular shuttle services offering 24-hour transit to and from the terminal, meaning you’re never more than a few minutes away.
For flyers who need long-term parking as well as a hotel before or after their trip, you can really find yourself getting hit in the pocket before you’ve even stepped on a plane. ParkSleepFly promise to alleviate that financial hit by offering great priced packages that include both parking and hotel stays close by to the airport. Even better, the prices often include shuttle services to the terminal, meaning you don’t have to worry about a thing. When we searched for deals for Columbus airport in August, we found three available package deals. Among them was an overnight stay at the Days Inn, located 1.4 miles away from the airport, which when bundled with a week’s parking would cost you just $119 – a saving of $14 compared with booking them seperately. The next cheapest deal was $134 for a one-night stay at the Country Inn & Suites, 2.5 miles away, plus parking – a saving of $11. What’s more, all three options include a free airport shuttle and a free cancellation too.