STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — After significantly raising drive-up airport parking rates during the summer travel season, the Port Authority has lowered its prices, though they remain well-above what they once were.
However, those who plan ahead can lock in discounted rates in line with what travelers were previously accustomed to paying prior to the summer increase.
In mid-July, the Port Authority hiked drive-up airport parking prices at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports due to increased parking demand during the summer travel season.
Now that summer is coming to close, the Port Authority has revised those daily maximum drive-up rates, decreasing them slightly, but keeping them significantly higher than they were before the summer increases.
Prior the the July increases, the maximum daily drive-up parking rates were as follows:
- JFK: $20 to $42, depending on the lot
- EWR: $21 to $44, depending on the lot
- LGA Terminal A/B: $39; LGA Terminal C: $45; Pre-Paid Economy Lot now available at $35
As of July 15, the maximum daily drive-up parking rates increased to:
- JFK: $70 – $75, depending on the lot; or $29 for economy lot
- EWR: $60 – $70, depending on the lot; or $29 for P6 economy lot
- LGA Terminal A/B: $65; LGA Terminal C: $75
Now, as of Sept. 16, the revised maximum daily drive-up parking rates are:
- JFK: $60 – $70, depending on the lot; or $29 for economy lot
- EWR: $40 – $65, depending on the lot; or $29 for P6 economy lot
- LGA: Terminal A: $55; Terminal B: $60; Terminal C: $70
However, travelers who pre-book their parking up to one day in advance will be charged the original rates, rewarding those who plan ahead with discounted prices, saving travelers as much as $40.
“The airport websites enable pre-booking up to 24 hours in advance, and also provide travelers with real-time information on how full airport parking garages are at any point in time. Links to pre-book can be found here: JFK, LGA, and EWR,” according to the Port Authority.