Best Place to Park at MDW
Weighing the benefits of off-site providers vs. traditional airport parking at Chicago’s Midway International Airport
When it comes to airport parking, cost and convenience drive decision making. So, where can you find the right facility and the best parking deal at Chicago Midway International Airport? We’ve broken down the benefits of choosing an off-site provider versus traditional airport parking.
Privately run, off-site parking facilities are often more affordable than traditional airport lots. Located just a mile from MDW’s main terminal, the indoor Fast Park facility – which opened in early December – prides itself on making customers’ parking experience easy and relaxing. And it’s Midway’s only exclusively indoor parking facility, so you’ll be protected from those extreme Chicago winters. From car-to-airport terminal service and complimentary newspapers and bottled water to friendly, professional staff and luggage assistance, Fast Park packs in the amenities for a low rate of $20 per day. Through Jan. 1, 2019, Fast Park is offering a grand opening discount of 30 percent off. It’s one of the least expensive and closest parking options near MDW.
Terminal parking can be a great choice if you are parking hourly but can get expensive for multiday and long-term stays. Rates at MDW’s terminal garage run as high as $40 per day, with more affordable options located a few miles from the airport.
We’ve all been there: You drive into a crowded parking garage, drive up and down row after row … only to later forget your parking level and section upon your return. This is a common occurrence with traditional airport parking, especially during peak travel periods.
When you arrive to Fast Park’s MDW indoor parking facility, a cashier directs you to a parking spot and a shuttle will pick you up directly from your car. A driver assists with your luggage and provides you with a card noting your exact location. Your return home is just as easy. Shuttle service is continuous to and from the airport, so your wait time is usually never more than five minutes.
Secure your parking – even on the busiest travel days of the year when airport parking lots notoriously fill up – by using a facility with a reservations capability.
If you require an EV charging station during your stay, Fast Park offers six universal and six Tesla Superchargers at no cost. Reservation for EV charging stations are required.
Big perks for loyalty
Loyalty is the name of the game when it comes to frequent travel. If you take to the skies several times per year, or are just interested in saving money, search for parking options that offer rewards programs. Fast Park’s Relax for Rewards program allows members to earn points toward free parking, make free reservations for future stays and manage travel expenses. You can earn a free day of parking after just eight full, paid days.