Long Term Parking at Chicago O'Hare

If you're leaving town for a few days, and need to leave your car behind, you have many options for long term parking at Chicago O'Hare Airport. If you're leaving the country, the most convenient of these options is parking Lot D, which is next to the international terminal (Terminal 5) and costs $50 per day. Ouch. If you want to save some money, you may be best off parking outside of the O'Hare Airport campus at one of the many parking lots that offer long-term parking to O'Hare travelers. However, there are alternatives to Lot D within O'Hare that can cost you as little as $9 per day. Shuttles and tram (ATS) provide service to the O'Hare terminals, but give yourself plenty of time.

On-Site Long Term Parking

On-site long-term parking is available at Chicago O'Hare Airport at prices ranging from $9 to $50 a day. There are a number of lots to choose from:

Lot D - $50/day
This lot situated next to Terminal 5 (International Terminal), is really not meant for long-term parking, but if you want to park here you can. It'll cost you a pretty penny though.
Lot A - $30/day
This is also know as Garage A, because, you guessed it, it's in the garage (levels 2-6). This is close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Lot B - $30/day
Right next to the garage. Close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Lot C - $30/day
Like Lot B, it's in front of the garage. Close to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Lot E - $16/day
An economy parking lot. Park and then you can either wait for a shuttle bus (make sure you wait at one of the shuttle bus stops inside the lot) to take you to the ATS station or you can walk to the ATS station, which will take you to the O'Hare terminals. Give yourself 30 minutes at least to get to your terminal.
Lot F - $9/day
An economy parking lot. Again, use a shuttle bus to get to the ATS station. Shuttles run 24/7. Lot F is further out there, so give yourself at least 45 minutes to get to your terminal.
Lot G - $13/day
An economy parking lot. As with Lots E and F, use the shuttle to get to the ATS station. The shuttle and ATS are free, by the way, and run continually, at all hours and every day.

If you plan on parking for longer than 30 days in any of the O'Hare parking lots, you need to make arrangements beforehand: (773) 686-7530. Otherwise, your car will be considered abandoned and towed at your expense.

Reservations for official O'Hare parking lots are not taken. You pay when you exit. Credit cards are accepted.

Off-Site Long Term Parking

You can also find long-term parking off of the Chicago O'Hare campus. If you planning on staying overnight at an O'Hare area hotel so that you can catch an early morning flight, you may be able to take advantage of special discounts offered by the hotel. Some park and fly hotels offer deals where if a guest books a room, they will get a week (or more) of free parking. Can you beat that?

Remember also that O'Hare's own airport lots are on a first-come, first-serve basis, that means you just might find yourself out of luck during certain times of the year, such as the holidays. The benefit of off-site parking lots is that many of them take reservations. Some of them may also be more secure than parking at O'Hare Airport. Some parking lot operators allow booking via third-party websites.

Here are some long-term parking lot operators around Chicago O'Hare Airport:

Thrifty Airport Parking
3.7 miles from airport
Thrifty is only 1 mile from the airport, and they claim you can save over 43% compared to O'Hare's on airport parking lots. Arrive at Thrifty Airport Parking 15 minutes prior to the time you want to be at your airport terminal. Thrifty is the only valet parking service at O'Hare Airport that is able to pick you up and drop you off at the terminal curb. They provide free transportation to and from the airport 24/7 on modern shuttle buses.
Park N' Jet
4.0 miles from airport
Park N' Jet is the closest off-airport lot at O'Hare. Park N' Jet's free shuttle buses go on demand--you don't have to wait. Arrive at Park and Jet 15 minutes before the time you need to be at your airport terminal. Grab a coupon off their website, and pay as little as $7.
Comfort Inn O'Hare International
5.4 miles from airport
Make a reservation and save $3.00 per day compared to Airport parking rates. Free on-demand shuttle buses to O'Hare terminals.
Marriott Suites - O'Hare
2.2 miles from airport
Marriott shuttles deliver you directly to the airport curbside 24 hours per day, and you get a free copy of USA Today during the morning hours.
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center
2.5 miles from airport
Plenty of covered parking here, and their lobby has real-time O'Hare flight status information.
Chicago Marriott O'Hare
3.4 miles from airport
They claim to offer the lowest parking rates and the largest fleet of shuttle buses.
Hotel Sofitel Chicago O'Hare
Depending on time of day, shuttles run every 20 or 30 minutes to the O'Hare airport shuttle bus center.
Ramada O'Hare Airport
Curbside service to all terminals, but shuttles run only once per hour (on the hour).
AviStar Airport Parking
3.9 miles from airport
3700 N. Mannheim Rd. - Franklin Park, IL 60131
(800) 621-7275
AviStar offers a free continuous shuttle, free valet. It has both indoor and outdoor parking, and is handicapped accessible. They even offer car washes and oil changes. With a coupon, you can pay as low as $8.75 per day for outdoor valet parking.
Pride Airport Parking
3950 N. Mannheim Rd. Franklin Park, Il 60131
Pride Airport Parking claims to be the lowest cost operator of parking lots around O'Hare, and they probably are. Can you beat their $6 per day rate for 14 day-plus parking? Free shuttle, valet parking, and 24-hour service.