Nice Holiday Parking Deal at Washington Dulles International Airport

Garage Parking for $12/day in December 2016
Park in Garage 1 at IAD for $12/day during December

Flying out of Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) this coming month?

The airport is offering close-in garage parking for only $12 per day, a $5 discount off the regular rate.

Return home to covered parking now through December 31, 2016 via a special coupon offer!

The regular rate for parking in Garage 1 — near the terminal — is $17 a day.

Economy parking in the remote lots is $10 per day, so this a a nice deal!

Use this link to print a personalized coupon which you must present to the cashier when exiting the garage.

The coupon is valid for a single transaction and may not be combined with other offers.

How to Secure a Parking Spot at DCA

Check Parking Availability for DCA Online
Check Parking Availability for DCA Online

Don’t leave things to chance.  If you are flying out of Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA) you can check the live parking status online before you leave your home or office.

Parking at DCA can be tight, especially on holidays.

There are only about 2,800 spaces in the economy lot, and limited offsite parking.

Even better, you can reserve a parking space in advance via ePark.  You can make your reservation online at from 24 hours to six months in advance of your trip.

Better yet, leave your car at home at take the Metro!

Guarantee Your Parking Space Advance at DCA

Reserve A Parking Space in Advance at DCA
Reserve A Parking Space in Advance at DCA

ePark customers are guaranteed a spot in their chosen parking lot, even if the signs say the lot is full.  You can open the entry and exit gate with the credit card linked to your online reservation.

There is no fee to make a reservation online!

Reservations can be changed or canceled online up to 24 hours before arrival time, free of charge.

How To Make a Parking Reservation at DCA

There are six simple steps to making a successful online parking reservation:

  • Select your date and time
  • Choose the parking garage or lot
  • Complete your personal information
  • Provide your credit card payment details
  • Print out your confirmation email
  • Bring the credit card you used in order to enter and exit the parking facility!

A 24/7 customer service center at 703-417-PARK (7275) handles all inquiries for parking customers, including ePark.

Easy, peasy, and good to know if you are traveling at a peak time!

Discount Parking @BWI is Back!

BWI Parking $4.50 per day
BWI Parking $4.50 per day

Groupon is offering quite the deal on offsite parking near Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport:  just $4.50 per day if you buy a Groupon for three consecutive days.  The vendor is Econopark.

Just search for “airport parking” from the Groupon home page.

Econopark is open 24 hours a day and offer continuous shuttle service to the airport.

I have used them and can attest to their good service.  It is just as convenient as the on-site parking if not more so.

Three Options for Discount Parking at BWI

You can choose from one of three options offered on Groupon:

  • $14 for three consecutive days of airport parking at BWI with free shuttle service ($20.55 value)
  • $22 for five consecutive days of airport parking at BWI with free shuttle service ($34.25 value)
  • $30 for seven consecutive days of airport parking at BWI with free shuttle service ($47.95 value)
Choose your Groupon!
Choose your Groupon!

Econopark shuttles pick customers up at their vehicle and transport them to and from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

They will help you with your  luggage and they offer free bottles of  water — a nice touch.

The parking area is fully fenced and secure.  You can reserve online at Econopark

The Fine Print for Groupon BWI Parking Deal

Be sure to read the fine print to make sure this Groupon deal will work for you. There are blackout dates and other restrictions.

Groupon expires May 15th, 2015.  Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased.  Limit 1 per vehicle. Must use entire promotional value in 1 visit.  No credit for unused days.  Must pay current non-coupon Internet-advertised rate for extra days.  Cannot be combined with any other offers, promotions, coupons, or Frequent Parker cards.  Not valid for valet service or cruise terminal parking.  Reservation required. Must be presented at exit. Subjected to availability. Not valid Easter weekend (April 3-6), Memorial Day week (May 21-26), or Labor Day week (Sept 3-8).  One day is considered to be 24 hours.

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Dulles Flyer: $3 per Day Offsite Parking near IAD

$3 per day parking at IAD
$3 per day parking near IAD

If you need long-term parking at Dulles International Airport (IAD), there’s a deal available for offsite parking that discounts the daily rate by 70 percent — $30 for ten days of parking!

Dulles Park Fly is making the offer through Amazon Local, a discount shopping site.

The Fine Print on $3 Parking near IAD

$30 for up to 10 days parking at IAD
$30 for up to 10 days parking near IAD

Dulles Park Fly is located a few miles from IAD at a Fairfield Inn.  They offer a shuttle service to and from the airport twice an hour from 4:30 am to 12 midnight.

Regular rates at the on-site economy parking lot at IAD are $10 per day.

The details:

  • Limit 1 voucher redemption per individual
  • Shuttle to airport runs on the hour and half hour from 4:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Arrive at least 5 minutes in advance of desired shuttle departure time
  • Entire value must be used by same customer within 10 days of first visit
  • Promotional value expires 180 days from purchase date

    Dulles Park Fly Location
    Dulles Park Fly
    23000 Indian Creek Dr
    Sterling, VA 20166

This could be a a good deal if you have a trip of a week or more coming up.

This offer shows up periodically on Amazon Local, but the last time the ran it it sold out the first day.

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Dulles Flyer: On-Site Parking Specials at IAD

Discounted Parking Options at Dulles International Airport
Discounted Parking Options at Dulles International Airport

One of the costs of travel that is hard to offset with credit card points or miles is airport parking.  Even my Barclaycard Arrival credit card, which allows redemptions for most categories of travel expenses, does not routinely cover airport parking.

At Dulles International Airport (IAD) near my home, daily parking fees range from $10 a day in the remote economy lots to $25 – $35 per day for valet parking right in front of the terminal.  The intermediate option in terms of price and convenience is garage parking at $17 per day.

Park Four Days, Get One Day Free

The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) at IAD is running a summer special through July 13, 2014 for the garage parking:  park for four consecutive days, get one day free.  You must apply for a special coupon code online, and present your coupon and parking ticket to the cashier upon exiting,  Even with the special, you’ll make out better with economy parking; but if you’re pressed for time or facing afternoon thundershowers, it may be worth considering.

There are over 8,000 garage parking spaces, and more than 12,000 spots in the economy lots at IAD.  I always opt for the economy parking, and usually wait less than five minutes for a shuttle bus.

Dulles FlexPark:  Monthly Parking for Frequent Flyers

Another special offer from MWAA is for unlimited parking for one monthly payment.

Dulles FlexPark offers several options, ranging from reserved parking in a premium spot to general garage parking.

The cheapest option — at $275 per month — is for unlimited parking in any unreserved space in the garage.

Frequent travelers, or those working at the airport, may save as much as 47 percent off the posted rates (depending on level of program and number of days parked).

See the complete program description and access the online application here.

Express Bus Service from Metro Silver Line Starts July 26

The Metro Silver Line is opening July 26, 2014, and you can bet I’ll be there for the ribbon cutting!

When the Silver Line opens, the Wiehle Avenue station in Reston will be the closest Metro station to IAD.

Silver Line Express buses will carry travelers to Dulles airport for a fare of $5.00 each way.  Express buses will run every 15 minutes during weekday peak hours, and every 2o minutes at other times.  The new buses will be specially configured with spacious luggage racks.


$3 per Day Parking at BWI

Save 40% on Parking at BWI with Econopark Express
Save 40% on Parking at BWI at
Econopark Express

I live just six miles from Dulles International Airport (IAD) but often find myself flying out of  Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).

Because BWI is a hub for Southwest Airlines, there is more competition and you can often find cheaper airfares.

The last time we flew out of BWI, we found cheaper long-term parking with a  an “offsite” vendor.  In reality though, the parking was no further away from the airport than the “onsite” parking.

Park for $3.20 a day at BWI

There’s a terrific deal available from Groupon for 40 percent off parking at BWI with Econopark Express.  

The deal offers long-term parking for $4 a day, but there is a coupon today (3/19/2014)  for 20 percent off, bringing the rate down to an amazing $3.20 a day.  Use coupon code LOCAL20 at checkout.

There are 3 options available:

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