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Cheap short or long term parking at Detroit DTW Airport

by Paul Joseph  |  Published January 17, 2019

The busiest airport in the midwestern state of Michigan and one of the largest airline hubs in the country, Detroit Metro Airport is located in the Detroit suburbs, 20 miles west of the downtown district. The airport is a major gateway for tourism in metropolitan Detroit, and a popular arrival point for visitors heading to four of the major Great Lakes that are situated nearby. It is also a major hub for a number of carriers including Delta and Spirit Airlines, as well as the Sky Team alliance.

Inside the terminal at Detroit Airport (Photo: Phing. via Flickr)

If you need to park your car at Detroit Airport, there are a number of cheap parking options to choose from. To save money, you can opt for long term parking near Detroit Airport, or if you’d prefer the convenience of immediate access to the airport, you can opt for one of the official on-site parking deals. Whatever your requirements, we’ve tried to cover them with our hand-picked list below.

Airport Parking Reservations

Book at AirportParkingReservations.com

Airport Parking Reservations have been a prominent presence in the airport parking market for two decades now, pledging to save you cash by offering cheap parking deals at airports throughout America. The company collates rates for various parking lots, letting you pick the best one for your budget and requirements. When we searched for parking rates at DTW, we found plenty of options, starting at $6.50 per day, with a free shuttle to and from the airport included. Most of these deals also include covered parking, and the company also has a free cancellations policy.

Official Airport Parking

Book at metroairport.com

If you want maximum convenience, official long term paring at the terminal itself is certainly your best option. Detroit DTW Airport offers a variety of on-site parking options. Economy parking is available at the Green Lots, located at the North Terminal, where there’s a flat daily rate of $12, and the Big Blue Deck, which connects directly with the North Terminal through a pedestrian bridge, where you’ll need to pay $14 per day, Pricier options are available at McNamara Parking Garage ($24), which also connects via a pedestrian bridge, and for those with a sizeable budget, valet parking costs $43 per day.

Park Sleep Fly

Book at Parksleepfly.com

Many people choose to stay in an airport hotel before or after their flight and at Detroit DTW there are numerous hotels within close proximity of the airport terminal. Park Sleep Fly is a website that offers long term airport parking and hotel packages that tend to be cheaper than booking them separately. When we did a search for Detroit Airport, we found a total of 20 deals. The cheapest was an overnight stay at the Roadway Inn, located 1.5 miles from the airport, which when bundled with a week’s parking would cost just $75. This deal also includes an airport shuttle and no penalty charges if you cancel.