Washington D.C. is a busy city, and the fact that they have three airports serving the greater D.C. metropolitan area shows that. If you’re looking to fly through the heart of the city, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), only three miles from D.C.’s central business district, is the closest you can get. Getting parking at such a busy airport, with more than eighteen million travelers per year, seems like a daunting prospect.
Here is are some tips and tricks to make your National Airport parking experience smooth and easy:
Use our lighting fast quote engine to compare DCA parking rates. Just enter your arrival and departure dates and times in the timepicker at the top of the page. The map will then show you all of the DCA parking facilities available for you to choose from. Comparison shopping is easy with the price, amenities, and self-park or valet for each facility all in one search page.
For longer trips, take a look at the off-site National Airport parking locations. They provide extremely competitive rates and speedy shuttles to the terminals. If your trip is short, consider the on-site facilities, which are closer, but a bit more expensive.
When you’ve found the DCA parking garage or lot that works best for you, just click the “book now” button to confirm your reservation. No more rushing to the airport and wondering where to park at the last minute. With your National Airport parking reservation, it’ll be smooth sailing all the way into the terminal.
If you don’t have a flight out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport yet, take a look at the links below to compare parking at the other major airports serving the D.C. area.
p with the local air traffic needs. Starting in 1926, Congress debated and reported on the need for a new airport, but failed to act. In fall of 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced that he was tired of waiting and designated Gravelly Point, just across the Potomac River in Virginia, for the cause.
The name Gravelly Point is actually even more apt a name than one might guess. Most of FDR’s proposed airfield was underwater back in 1938 and it was only by bringing in millions of cubic yards of sand and gravel that they were able to build a dyke and constitute the airfield for DCA.
Washington National Airport opened in 1941 to great success and the federal government handed it over to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in 1987. In 1998, President Bill Clinton renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport, but today it goes by its more familiar moniker.
DCA is conveniently accessible by a WMATA yellow line metro station or a short cab ride from downtown Washington DC For drivers, it couldn’t get any simpler than booking Reagan Airport parking ahead of time on ParkWhiz. Just book your space, bring your ParkWhiz parking pass, and enjoy your travels!
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What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
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How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
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If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
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