Short or Long Term Parking at Columbus Airport – Top 3 spots

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated December 30, 2022

If you’re driving to Columbus Airport and want to keep your car somewhere safe while you’re away, there are several affordable parking facilities nearby.

A road leads past a parking lot at Columbus Airport (Photo: Kara Babcock via Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

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. The daily rates for parking at Columbus are $30 per day, and long term parking starts at $140 per week. However, by booking away from the airport, you can find some excellent parking deals that save you as much as 60%. We’ve selected 3 of the best off-airport options for short or long term parking near Columbus Airport. We advise booking these lots via Spothero, where you’ll always find the cheapest available parking rates.

The Parking Spot

Located under a mile from the airport, this parking facility offers uncovered self parking for rates starting at $15.56 per day. Open 24/7, the parking lot also has a free shuttle that transports customers on the 5-minute journey to the airport and is available on demand throughout the day and night. There’s also on-site staff on hand to help with any questions or problems. Reservations are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled once booked.

Book at Spothero

Park with the Shark

The cheapest facility on our list, Park with the Shark has covered parking starting at just $2.75 per day. The main reason it is so affordable is that there’s no shuttle service, but Uber and Lyft are both reliable taxi services that will take you on the 1.5-mile journey to and from the airport in quick time. The parking facility is open 24/7 and you have up until the minute your reservation begins to cancel your parking for a full refund.

Book at Spothero

Holiday Inn Express

Situated 0.9 miles from the airport, this paved car park is on the site of a budget Holiday Inn hotel and offers outdoor self parking for a price of $5.50 and upwards. Open 24/7, services and amenities include a free shuttle service to and from the airport, camera surveillance and permanent on-site staff. Bookings are flexible, and allow you to cancel your reservation any time prior to your check-in and still get 100% of your money back, no questions asked.

Book at Way