PHX Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the major hub for visitors to the glories of Southwest, including nearby Tempe and Scottsdale. It also serves the approximately 1.5 million residents of the greater Phoenix area and is well equipped to handle the needs of the 120,000 travelers who pass through its terminals each day.
Because it is such a gateway, the Phoenix area also has additional airports with fewer runways and facilities: Phoenix Deer Valley Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport are both general-aviation reliever airports for PHX. And Phoenix Mesa-Gateway (formerly Williams Gateway) Airport, located 30 miles south of the city is home to smaller regional carriers such as Alegiant Air. Private jets and training flights often leave from these smaller yet still well equipped regional airports.
Not surprisingly, there are multiple options for domestic airport parking in Phoenix, AZ. Parking details for PHX are thoroughly outlined on their website or you can call their 24-hour parking hotline for information and availability: (602) 273-4545. Among the possibilities for domestic airport parking at PHX:
- Cellphone Parking (for those who park and wait on arrivals). These free 24-hour lots feature an arrivals information display so you’ll know exactly when your loved one’s plane has reached the gate.
- Terminal Parking. Ample covered and uncovered parking spaces are available at all PHX terminals (2, 3 and 4) serving domestic US and international flights. They make it a bit easier for you by allowing travelers to reserve a spot and pay online before heading out.
- Family Friendly and Special Needs Parking. PHX has family friendly parking spaces in the East Economy Parking area and garage, as well as north of the Skytrain station (the fast public transit option to and from the airport and downtown Phoenix). Travelers should look for signs indicating these spaces. Accessible parking is available for those with limited mobility in all garages closest to the elevators. If extra time at the curb is need, airport curb attendants may decide to issue a special needs permit. Just request one.
Parking directly at the airport is not the only choice you have. Three minutes to the south of PHX, Blue Sky Airport Parking will shuttle you to or from your parked car or departure terminal for a low fee. Here too you can reserve your covered or uncovered spot online. Other secure and well-regarded longterm parking options include Sundance Airport Parking (who also offer free shuttles and 24-hour service), and PreFlight Airport Parking.
Should your flight be leaving from Deer Valley, Goodyear or Mesa-Gateway Airports, you’ll find an abundance of options for domestic parking. Contact these airports individually for detailed information or you can use a service such as airportparkingreservations.com for reviews, reservations, congestion alerts and more. And, as always when you travel, you can check out user reviews before making your choice of where to park your car while heading to the airport with Skytrax, an online blog service that posts often-blistering critiques of airport facilities around the world. Or not.