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AERO Insider’s Guide to ATL Airport Employee Parking

Is your airport parking provided by your employer? If so…

Then consider yourself lucky. 

If you’re one of the many who don’t receive employee parking, this guide is for you.

Looking for the best options for employee parking at the Atlanta airport?

Below, we’ve put together the best commute options to make airport employee parking a more cost-effective and reliable experience.

What Types of Parking Options Do Atlanta Airport Employees Have?

Typically, there are three different types of parking for ATL employees:

  1. Parking operated by ParkATL as the official parking of the ATL airport.
  2. Private, off-site parking operators that are located outside of the airport property.
  3. Parking managed by airport employers for the exclusive use of their employees, like Delta employee parking.

This guide mainly covers the first two options, as they are open for any employee to park.

The map below shows the ParkATL locations in blue and the private, off-site lots in red.

How to Decide Where to Park

Information and pricing are always being updated, so there are a few variables to consider when you’re looking for parking:

Daily Cost

  • Booking online and in advance is often cheaper than just showing up to park, so it’s worth checking online first for the best deal.
  • Keep an eye on the fees associated with daily rates, such as booking fees (which can be as high as $5.95 per day) and fuel surcharges for shuttles.
  • As of the time of this writing (October 2022), the daily rates range from $8.00 a day to $16.00 a day. Shop around for a few options is recommended.

Lot Location and Shuttle Times

  • Which lot is closest to where you live?
  • How long is the shuttle ride from the parking lot to the airport?

Rewards Programs

  • Most of the private off-site lots offer rewards programs, such as one free day of parking for every 5-7 days you pay to park. If you park frequently for work, these rewards programs can significantly reduce your overall parking costs.

Other Miscellaneous Factors to Consider

  • Do they have an app that simplifies the booking process?
  • Does the app feature a live shuttle tracker?
  • Do they offer electric vehicle charging?

How to Cut Parking Costs in Half by Sharing a Ride

Let’s cover carpooling. 

What is carpooling, exactly?

The answer might seem obvious, but carpooling us just sharing a ride to work with someone else that also works at the airport. And it offers a lot more benefits when those rides are tracked on the GA Commute App. More on that shortly.

In addition to being way less expensive than ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft, carpooling could allow you to park directly at the airport and still save money.

For example, if you and a coworker share the ride to work, you could start using the parking lots right by the airport for $7 a day per person (when you split the cost… even less if your carpool is you and two other coworkers). For less than the price of the off-site lots, you can skip the need for that annoying shuttle and save 20-60 minutes of your time in the process. Every day.

Already know coworkers that live in the same general area? That’s your best start. But if you don’t know anybody to share a ride with…

AERO is here to simplify this process using our community of airport workers that are also looking for people to share a ride to work. Here’s an example…

Dionne and Claudette joined the AERO Insider program and started sharing a ride to work… saving money and even more importantly, sharing the stress of driving every day (sometimes Dionne drives, sometime Claudette drives). 

Becoming an AERO Insider is easy (and always free)… get our 5-step plan for a better trip to work. This will give you a simple process to find people to share a ride with and cut your costs in half.

With AERO, you have the ability to cut your parking (and gas) costs in half, and also… get paid $150 in cash. What’s that now? Read on.

And the best part? It’s completely free because AERO is a program of the ATL airport.

How to Stack Parking and AERO Insider Rewards

When you share a ride to work with someone else that works at the airport you have the potential to multiply the rewards you receive. It’s a win/win.

For example, if your parking provider offers a free day of parking for every 5 – 7 paid days, these can add up quickly.

On top of that, you can stack rewards you earn with AERO for carpooling, including $150 in cash rewards for each person in the carpool. Plus, you can earn points for insider discounts and chances for monthly $25-$40 gift card giveaways. 

All you have to do is:

  1. Get the GA Commute App
  2. Record your trips for 30 days (check out our video on recording a trip)
  3. Get paid (and don’t forget, you are also cutting your parking costs in half)

Here’s a complete summary of all the ways you can earn points, get Insider Discounts, plus $150 per person in cash rewards

Elite Airport Parking

3151 Camp Creek Parkway
East Point, GA 30344
(470) 575-5444

Daily Rate:

  • Online prepay rate: $8.00 

Estimated Shuttle Time to Domestic Terminal: 11 minutes

  • Typical range of 9 -18 minutes

They have EV charging (extra fee applies). 

Frequent Parking Rewards Program:

  • Basic: for every 7 days paid, earn 1 free day.
  • Elite: pay a $99 annual fee and for every 5 days paid, earn 1 free day.

The Parking Spot 2*

3600 N. Desert Drive
East Point, GA 30344
(404) 761-7711

Daily Rate:

  • Self-park uncovered, online prepay rate: $9.50 + $5.95 fees = $15.45  
  • If you create an account OR are a AAA member, you can waive the $5.95 fee. This would lead to a self-park uncovered, online prepay rate of $9.50

Estimated Shuttle Time to Domestic Terminal: 11 minutes

  • Typical range of 9 -18 minutes

Frequent Parking Rewards Program:

  • Waives $5.95 daily reservation fee for all members.
  • Earn points and redeem for savings.

They have an app to reserve parking:

* The Parking Spot 2 does not offer a shuttle service to the International Terminal.

Park’N Ticket*

3945 Conley Street 
College Park, GA 30337
(404) 669-3800

Daily Rate:

  • Uncovered, online rate: $11.00

Estimated Shuttle Time to Domestic Terminal: 9 minutes

  • Typical range of 7 – 14 minutes

Frequent Parking Rewards Program:

  • Earn 1 point for every dollar spent.
  • Uncovered parking for 6 days will earn 1 free day.

They have EV charging. 

* Park’N Ticket does not currently offer a shuttle service to the International Terminal.

The Parking Spot 1

2741 Camp Creek Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30337
(404) 761-3300

Daily Rate:

  • Self-park uncovered, online prepay rate: $11.50 + $5.95 fees = $17.45
  • If you create an account OR are a AAA member, you can waive the $5.95 fee. This would lead to a self-park uncovered, online prepay rate of $11.50

Estimated Shuttle Time to Domestic Terminal: 10 minutes

  • Typical range of 9 -16 minutes

Frequent Parking Rewards Program:

  • Waives $5.95 daily reservation fee for all members.
  • Earn points and redeem for savings.

They have an app to reserve parking:

Wally Park

3811 Wally Park Way
College Park, GA 30337
(404) 763-9990

Daily Rate:

  • Self-park uncovered, online prepay rate: $11.00 + $0.55 fees = $11.55
  • Seasonal discounts may be available.
  • AAA members receive a 15% discount. Use promo code AAA15 in the promo code field.

Estimated Shuttle Time to Domestic Terminal: 9 minutes

  • Typical range of 8 -14 minutes

Frequent Parking Rewards Program:

  • Earn 1 point for every dollar spent (with an online reservation).
  • Every 10 points can be redeemed for $1.00 online.

They have an app to reserve parking:

Peachy Airport Parking*

3001 Sylvan Road
Atlanta, GA 30354
(404) 767-7275

Daily Rate:

  • Outdoor uncovered, online prepay rate: $13.00  
  • Groupon discounts may be available. Check this link for availability.

Estimated Shuttle Time to Domestic Terminal: 11 minutes

  • Typical range of 10 -18 minutes

Frequent Parking Rewards Program:

  • Earn points and redeem for free parking days. 
  • Outdoor parking for about 5 days will earn 1 free day.

They have an app to reserve parking (plus live shuttle tracking):

* Peachy Airport Parking does not offer a shuttle service to the International Terminal from outdoor parking. They offer International Terminal service from Indoor Parking or Covered Parking only.

PreFlight Airport Parking*

4000 Global Gateway Connector
College Park, GA 30337
(404) 767-8000

Daily Rate:

  • Self-park uncovered, online rate: $11.50 + $3.99 fees = $15.49 

Estimated Shuttle Time to Domestic Terminal: 9 minutes

  • Typical range of 7 – 14 minutes

Frequent Parking Rewards Program:

  • For every 7 days paid, earn 1 free day.

A live shuttle tracker is available online here.

They have an app to reserve parking (plus live shuttle tracking):

* PreFlight Airport Parking does not offer a shuttle service to the International Terminal (for uncovered parking). For domestic terminal pick-up from the airport between Midnight and 7:00 AM please call 404.767.8000.

Park ‘N Fly Plus*

2525 Camp Creek Parkway
College Park, GA 30337 
(404) 761-0364

Park ‘N Fly

3950 Conley Street
College Park, GA 30337
(404) 763-3185

Daily Rate:

  • Self-park uncovered, online rate: $8.00 + $7.95 fees = $15.95 

Estimated Shuttle Time to Domestic Terminal: 11 minutes

  • Typical range of 9 -16 minutes

Frequent Parking Rewards Program:

    • For every 7 days paid, earn 1 free day.
    • After 14 days paid in a calendar year, get 10% off standard rates and preferred parking.
  • After 28 days paid in a calendar year, get 15% off standard rates, preferred parking, and elimination of the $4.95 per day online booking fee. This would bring the daily parking rate to $9.80 per day (a 39% savings).

They have an app to reserve parking:

* The Park ‘N Fly Plus location does not offer a shuttle service to the International Terminal.

ParkATL: Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Parking Facilities

All facilities are first come, first served.

Current availability can be found online here (refresh the page for the most up-to-date parking status) or via Airport radio 830AM.

The lots most competitive for daily employee parking are listed below.

ATL Airport Park Ride Lot C*

Crosswind Road
College Park, GA 30337

Daily Rate:

  • Uncovered rate: $10.00 

Estimated Shuttle Time to Domestic Terminal: 4 minutes

  • Typical range of 4 – 6 minutes

* The Airport Park Ride Lot C location does not offer a shuttle service to the International Terminal.

ATL West Parking

4199 Skytrain Way
College Park, GA 30337

Daily Rate:

  • Covered rate: $16.00 

Estimated Skytrain Time to Domestic Terminal: 4 minutes

ATL West has EV charging. 

* The ATL West location does not offer a shuttle service to the International Terminal.

International Park Ride Lot*

Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30354

Daily Rate:

  • Covered rate: $14.00 

Estimated Shuttle Time to International Terminal: 3 minutes

  • Typical range of 3 – 6 minutes

The International Park Ride lot has EV charging. 

* The International Park Ride location does not offer a shuttle service to the Domestic Terminal.

Are There More Ways to Crush Your Trip to Work at the Airport?

This article covered three money-savings ways ATL airport employees can get to work without a car. 

Everything you could ever want to know about the best ways to get to work as an ATL airport employee is contained in AERO’s Ultimate Insider’s Guide. 

You can always return there to find all our best content. 

Find Your Most Relaxing and Rewarding Trip to Work with AERO

At AERO, we know that you want to be relaxed and confident when you’re getting to the airport for work. In order to do that, you need a reliable and affordable way to get to work.

The problem is the trip to the airport is a pain in the %#$… it’s expensive, slow, and uncertain, which makes you feel stressed.

We believe all Atlanta residents should be able to access the great jobs at the airport. 

We know how hard it is to navigate all the airport chaos, which is why we created a simple 5-step plan to help people find the best way to get to work. 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Get your 5-step plan.
  2. Review the steps, which come to you as text or email messages (you pick which one)… one per day for five days.
  3. Celebrate knowing every trip to work is relaxing and rewarding. 

Remember, this is a totally free service of the ATL airport. 

So, get your 5-step plan today so you can stop wasting money and worrying about getting to work on time and instead arrive at work every day with that confident smile that shows the world you are crushing your trip to work. 

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