Airport Parking vs Ride Share: What's the better deal?

Airport Parking vs. Ride-Sharing Calculator: When Do You Save More?

Before going to the airport, you might think twice about how to get there: drive and park or use a ride-sharing service?

Well, you’re in luck. We have answers to help you decide. And you might be surprised about how much money you can save.

How Did We Do It?

  • First, we gathered ride-share fare data for 25 U.S. airports.
  • Then we compared the fares to the lowest airport parking rates on SpotHero.
  • Finally, we crunched the numbers in Excel.

Use Our Calculator To Find The Best Deal

Two factors affect the cost of parking vs. ride-sharing: how far you live from the airport and the length of your trip.

With this info, you can find out what will save you the most money. Here’s how.

  1. Click here to open the calculator.
  2. Pick your airport.
  3. Choose Ride Share or Ride Share XL.
  4. Pick a surge amount.
  5. Check out the chart to see your savings.

Featured Airports

Here are some of the top airports. The blue squares show you how much money you could save by driving and parking. The black squares mean ride-sharing is the better deal. Click on an airport below to jump to its chart.

Want to see all airports? You can read the full report on Airport Parking Guides.

 

LAX: Los Angeles International Airport

For LAX, you’ll save more money 80% of the time when you drive and park vs. using a ride-sharing service.

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IAD: Dulles International Airport

At Dulles, 80% of the time,y you’ll save more when you drive and park at the airport.

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ORD: Chicago O’Hare International Airport

For O’Hare, it’s less expensive to drive and park at the airport 60% of the time.

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MDW: Chicago Midway International Airport

At Midway airport, a little more than half of the time (53%) it’s less expensive to drive and park.

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Midway International Airport (MDW) parking vs ride sharing

MIA: Miami International Airport

At MIA, 75% of the time you’ll save more when you drive and park at the airport.

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MCO: Orlando International Airport

63% of the time it is more cost-effective to park.

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ATL: Atlanta International Airport

60% of the time it is more cost-effective to park.

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DCA: Reagan National Airport

52% of the time it is more cost-effective to park.

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FLL: Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

72% of the time it is more cost-effective to park.

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SFO: San Francisco International Airport Parking

60% of the time it is more cost-effective to park.

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