Parking at Calgary (YYC) Airport
Parking Information For Calgary (YYC) Airport
The Calgary International Airport has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1914. It served a population of 70,000 people from a grass airstrip and a shack that doubled as a hangar and terminal. In 1938 it moved to its current location. Around 1966 it officially became the Calgary International Airport (YYC). Today, YYC serves a population of 1.3 million people with 18 million domestic and international passengers moving through the airport in 2019.
The Calgary International Airport has grown to be the fourth busiest airport in Canada. Busy airports mean busy parking lots. This guide will help you plan your parking needs before your next flight.
On-Site Calgary Airport Parking
The Calgary International Airport provides many options to park on-site whether you are there for a quick business trip or a lengthy vacation. You have your choice between:
● Short-term parking (P1/P2)
● Long-term parking (P1/P2)
● Overheight parking
● Economy lot
● Cell phone lot
● Electrical vehicle parking
● Accessible parking
Short-term Parking (P1/P2)
There are short-term parking levels in both the P1 and P2 parking structures. Even though these parking lots allow you to leave your vehicle for up to 30 days it is recommended to only use short-term parking for dropping off or picking up passengers.
The short-term parking lots also have a height restriction of 6.5 feet. Larger vehicles or vehicles with large roof racks may not fit.
Long-term Parking (P1/P2)
Long-term parking can be found in parking structures P1 and P2 on levels P2, P4, P5, P6, and P7. The maximum length of stay is 60 days. The height restriction is 6.5 feet, which makes it unsuitable for larger vehicles or vehicles with roof racks.
Domestic travellers should park in parkade 1 (P1). This will provide you closest access to the domestic terminal.
International travellers, or travellers bound for the United States, should park in parkade 2 (P2). Level 4 of the P2 parking structure provides a bridge (Plus 30 Skywalk) over to the terminal. Alternatively, there is a pedestrian tunnel over to the terminal. The Airport Authority discourages passengers from crossing the roadway to reach the terminal.
Long-term parking has a daily maximum rate of $27.95 CAD and a weekly maximum of $119.95 CAD.
Overheight parking can be accessed next to the entrance of the P1 parking structure. Rates are similar to the long-term parkade except for a reduced day rate of $14.95 CAD after your first week.
If you are a traveller on a budget that still wants to be close to the terminal then this lot is for you. It is a 7-10 minute walk to the domestic terminal. There is no shuttle service but luggage carts are available.
The economy lot only offers daily or weekly rates. There are no hourly rates available. The daily maximum is $14.95 CAD and the weekly rate is $64.95 CAD.
Cell Phone Lot
This lot is to be used by drivers picking up arriving passengers. The passenger is expected to pick up their luggage and phone their awaiting driver when they have reached one of the five designated pick-up spots. Drivers may not stay more than 60 minutes in the cell phone lot. There is no fee.
Electrical Vehicle Parking
The Calgary International Airport provides limited spots in parking structure P1, on level 4, for travellers requiring EV charging. There are four universal and eight Tesla Electric Vehicle charging stations. Long-term parking fees apply. EV charging is included.
Accessible parking is in parking structures P1, P2 and overheight parking. Vehicles must display their accessible parking permit. Standard parking fees apply.
Off-site Calgary Airport Parking Companies
Off-site Calgary airport parking provides benefits that make up for the lack of proximity to the terminals.Off-site parking is more affordable
You may be able to book your parking in advance to avoid one of the stresses of your travel day
The Calgary International Airport has three
offsite parking lots to consider. By far, the best option is the Hilton Garden
Inn YYC Calgary Airport where you’ll be able to book airport parking for as
little as $6/day and benefit from a flexible cancellation policy as well as a
complimentary shuttle to and from the terminal. The hotel has accessibility
features and a 24/7 front desk.
Skyview Parking Calgary
Skyview Parking is a ten-minute free shuttle drive to the airport. They offer a secure fenced-in facility that is open 24 hours per day seven days per week. They obtain your return flight information and will monitor the status of your flight to ensure a shuttle is available to pick you up when you land.
Skyview Parking allows you to make online reservations or just drive up. Reservations booked online receive a discounted rate. Online pricing is $7.95 CAD per day, $39.95 CAD per week or $109.95 CAD per month.
Park2Go has a 9 Minute Hassel-Free Airport Drop Off Guarantee ®. Their shuttles will get you from their parking lot to the terminal in less than nine minutes. Upon return, they will start your car for you, so it is warm on the cold Calgary winter days.
Park2Go provides a secure fenced-in compound with service 24 hours per day seven days per week. Frequent flyers can join their VIP Parker program to earn free parking for future visits.
Reservations may be booked online. Pricing is $12.80 CAD per day, $64.89 per week or $129.89 per month. AMA members receive an additional discount.
Park & Jet Calgary
Park & Jet is the closest off-site parking facility near the Calgary International Airport. Their Ambassadors offer service 24 hours per day and seven days per week. Their shuttle takes 3-5 minutes to arrive at the departure gate of your choice. Their shuttles run every 10 minutes. You may earn Aeroplan points with each visit.
Reservations may be booked online. Pricing is $13.95 CAD per day, $69.75 per week or $209.25 per month. There are discounts for Automobile Association members, seniors (65+), post-secondary students and faculty.
Hotels that Offer Off-Site Parking for Calgary Airport
Airports are surrounded by hotels and many offer sleep and fly parking options. The benefits of hotel parking include:
● Cheapest option for parking since it is complimentary, for the duration of your trip, if you stay at least one night at the hotel
● A safe parking facility
● Avoiding morning traffic stress
● Avoiding early morning wakeups
● Sleep more soundly
● Some hotels also offer complimentary breakfasts, fitness, laundry and business facilities
There are several hotels offering parking packages near the Calgary International Airport. These include:
● Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airport Calgary
● Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary Airport Trail
● Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre
● Hotel Clique
● Park Inn by Radisson
● Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport
● Holiday Inn and Suites Calgary Airport North
● Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites
● Red Roof PLUS & Suites Calgary Airport
The next time you fly consider your parking options before driving to the Calgary International Airport. Look for deals such as sleep and fly packages to help free up budget for your trip instead of to park your car.