The airport has ample ramp and surface Lot parking directly across the street from the terminal, and a "park and walk" economy lot a short 10-minute walk from the terminal. There is no shuttle service from the Economy Lot. All of the parking areas at the airport accommodate long-term parking.
Short term parking is also available in the ramp directly across from the terminal.
Ramp: 3,047 spaces
Surface: 681 spaces
Economy: 883 spaces
For automated information on parking, including rates and availability, call (608) 246-3380, choose option 5, then press 3; after this step, press 1 for parking rates or 2 for parking availability.
Effective January 1, 2008
|0 - 15 Minutes
|16 - 30 Minutes
|Over 30 min - 1 hr
|Over 1 hour - 1 hr 30 min
|Over 1 ½ hr - 2 hrs
|Over 2 hrs - 3 hrs
|Over 3 hrs - 4 hrs
|Over 4 hrs - 5 hrs
|Over 5 hrs - 6 hrs
|Over 6 hrs - 24 hrs
|A $3.00 citation is issued for overnight parking in the hourly parking area each 24 hour period.|
Long Term Parking
Fees are calculated on a 24 hour basis from the time the ticket is issued. After 24 hours the rates are calculated hourly until the fee reaches the daily maximum.
|$10.00 / day|
|$8.00 / day|
|$6.00 / day|
|The Ramp (daily and hourly) lots and Surface lot accept cash or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover only). The Economy lot only accepts credit cards, not cash. |
Parking Ramp Features
- Short-term parking (hourly)
- Long-term parking (daily)
- Handicapped parking on all four levels adjacent to elevators and in the surface lot
- Six crosswalks connecting ramp to terminal, two covered, one enclosed
- Rental cars
- Two wheeled vehicle parking (No charge, locks needed)
- Ramp clearance is 8 feet 2 inches
View a close-up view of the parking ramp.
The 4,561 vehicle parking facility, consisting of a Parking Ramp, daily Surface Lot and Economy Park & Walk Lot, offers airport visitors safe and secure parking with streamlined parking service.
DCRA's Parking Ramp is a modern, well-lighted structure offering 3,047 public parking stalls directly across from the terminal building. Surrounding the Ramp and also located near the terminal is the Surface Lot, which has 681 stalls. Two wheel vehicle parking, for both motorcycles and bicycles, is available immediately inside the parking structure in the hourly parking area.
The Economy Lot offers 833 parking stalls and the lowest daily parking rates at the Airport. To use the Economy Lot, take a ticket at the entrance, park, then pay on exit using one of two Credit Card Express exit lanes. Once parked in the Economy Lot, expect an approximate 10 minute walk to the terminal. The Economy Lot accommodates oversized and extended length vehicles.
Please allow additional time for parking during periods of heavy travel such as holidays, spring break, and seasonal events, including fall teachers' convention time.
Security for the parking facility is provided by the Airport and the Dane County Sheriff's Office. These personnel are on-site to ensure the security of vehicles and the safety of travelers. However, we are not responsible for damage to or loss of a car, its contents, or accessories.
Handicapped parking is available in all areas of the parking facility. In the parking ramp, stalls are located near the two elevators on the terminal side of each level. In the surface lot, stalls are west of the parking ramp. View a map of the locations. From the third floor of the parking ramp, there is handicapped access to the terminal along the skywalk.
Handicapped parking is also available in the Economy Park and Walk lot. A seasonal shuttle service operates only when the main lot is full. The shuttle bus is equipped to serve persons with disabilities. For more information on handicapped parking or special accommodations, call the Parking Manager at (608) 246-3394.
When the main parking facility is full, space is still available for handicapped parking. Enter the hourly parking area and proceed to the upper levels by driving around the barricade. If you have difficulty finding a parking space drive to the exit plaza and ask an attendant for assistance.
Six crosswalks connect the parking ramp with the terminal. Of the five on the ground level, two are covered. On the third level, an enclosed, heated skywalk is available. Constructed of see-through glass for security, there is elevator accessibility on either end. Two pedestrian crosswalks connect the Economy Lot to the south end of the Surface Lot.
There is no unattended vehicle parking in front of the airport terminal. This area is restricted to active loading and unloading of passengers and luggage only.
For short trips into the terminal, DCRA offers 15-minute free parking in the parking ramp directly across from the terminal.
Parking citations / fines can now be paid on the online parking ticket payment system.
Call the Parking Manager, (608) 246-3394, if you plan on parking over 45 days.
Parking Phone Numbers
Parking Information: (608) 246-3380, choose option 5, then press 3; after this step, press 1 for parking rates or 2 for parking availability.