Airport parking options have changed and expanded. Medium-size and large airports offer several different types of parking, priced according to convenience and distance from the terminal. Short Term Short-term lots are located near airport terminals. They are convenient but expensive. Short-term parking lots are designed for people who are dropping off and picking up passengers. If you leave your car in a short-term lot overnight, you will pay a lot for that convenience. Daily Daily parking lots and garages are more expensive than long-term lots but much less expensive than short-term lots. Daily parking lots are usually located a short driving distance from the airport terminal. Typically, airports offer shuttle service from daily parking lots to the terminal if the lots are not next to the terminal building. Long Term / Satellite Long-term parking lots, sometimes called satellite parking lots, are usually quite far from the airport. You will have to take a shuttle to the terminal. Rates are considerably lower than short term or daily parking rates. Long-term parking is ideal for anyone who needs to leave his or her car in the lot for several days. Tip: Bring an ice scraper if you park in a long-term lot during the winter months. Keep it in your baggage so you can use it if your car is coated in ice when you return. Valet Some airports offer valet parking. This parking service is extremely convenient, but you will pay for that convenience. Expect to pay $6 to $10 per hour for the first two hours. Some airport valet lots do not offer overnight parking. Off-Airport Private parking lots are springing up around many airports in the United States. They generally offer lower rates than the airport's long term parking rate. They also offer shuttle service to and from the airport terminal. Some even wash your car for free while you are away. If you book your parking reservation online, you can save even more money.