Get Ready for Parking Shock at O’Hare this Week

Airport Parking Rates Go Up in Chicago: WOW, these people have a lot of nerve!

The cost to park at Chicago’s airports will increase by as much as two-thirds starting Saturday when new rates take effect, city officials said Thursday. If you want to save BIG BUCKS, then go to and find off-airport parking at much cheaper rates.

The biggest fee increase is at the international parking lot at O’Hare International Airport, where the daily rate will jump from $30 to $50 a day, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation.

The daily parking rate in the O’Hare garage and in outdoor Lots B and C near the airline terminals will increase from $26 to $30. The hourly rate, on the first level of the O’Hare garage, will remain the same, topping out at $50 a day. Valet parking goes up from $32 to $45 a day.

The rate in economy parking Lot E increases from $13 to $16, while the rate in economy Lot F stays at $9 a day and Lot G remains at $13 a day, officials said.

At Midway Airport the daily rate in the main parking garage increases from $25 to $28. The hourly rate in the garage remains unchanged, at a maximum of $50 a day. Parking in Midway’s economy garage, at 55th Street and Laramie Avenue, and at the red, blue and yellow economy surface lots will cost $14 a day, up from $12.