Bloomington–Normal Airport Parking Rates & Information
Looking for the perfect parking spot at Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal (BMI)? We have your answers!
There are 3 main parking areas at Bloomington Airport:
- BMI Short Term Parking
- BMI Long Term Parking
- BMI Accessible Parking
Situated three miles away from Normal and Bloomington, Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) offers a lot of convenient parking spaces. These spaces cover both short term parking as well as long term parking needs. This BMI airport guide assists you in finding the convenient and discounted parking spaces at and near BMI. Let’s get started:
Bloomington Airport parking rates can vary depending on the lot and duration, so please check for specific rates below.
Location: At airport, in front of terminals.
To Terminals: Walking distance
BMI short term parking area is a self-parking area facilitated for up to 2 hours. Located right in front of the airport terminal building, it makes an ideal option for those coming to pick up any arriving passengers. This is because the airport does not have a cell phone waiting lot. You can check real-time Airport Arrivals on your phone while you wait.
To enter the parking space, you have to follow the airport signs. After parking your car, you will be able to quickly reach the Departures/Arrivals in no time.
Location: Off airport
To Terminals: Shuttle
The BMI Airport long-term parking lot is right behind the short-term parking area. This convenient parking facility is suitable for everyone, including oversized vehicles. This is because long term parking is an outdoor parking facility.
You can also avail yourself free parking in this lot. All airport passengers as well as those who use their rental car services can park at this facility for free of charge. The airport shuttle bus service at the airport operates from 4 AM to 10 AM and from 2 PM to the last arriving flight. On Saturdays, the service is available starting at 2 PM work until 5 PM only.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Parking Stations
BMI does not avail charging stations for electric vehicles. But there are several different EV charging stations available near Bloomington Central Illinois Regional Airport, and you can check them out if you need this service.
Handicapped or accessible parking for mobility-impaired passengers is available at all BMI airport parking facilities. You need to show a disabled parking permit or license plate to use these designated handicap parking spaces, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking shuttles are wheelchair-accessible also, and you can call for a ride by dialing 866 967-2472 from the baggage claim phone. Standard parking rates are applicable for the same.
Bloomington Airport Parking Q&A
Q. Are there cheaper parking options off-airport at BMI?
A: Parking near Bloomington Airport is possible via several off-airport parking lots, including some dedicated lots such as park and fly and hotels such as Holiday Inn & Suites Bloomington, Best Western Plus Bloomington East Hotel, Quality Inn & Suites Bloomington University Area, and more. Most offer very competitive parking rates vs the airport lots. Note that parking near BMI at off-site locations almost always requires advanced reservations.
Q. What are BMI Airport parking rates?
A: Bloomington Central Illinois Regional Airport parking is generally affordable relative to other city-based airports. Please check above for specific prices and details for each parking location.
Q. Can I pre-book parking at BMI Airport?
A: No. Pre-booking for parking is not available. You can pre-book at most off-airport parking lots that are typically less than the BMI parking rates (see above).
Q. What payment methods are accepted at Bloomington Central Illinois Regional Airport BMI?
A: All rates shown above include all taxes and fees. All Bloomington Airport parking facilities accept cash and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover.
Q. What is the emergency assistance number for BMI Parking?
A: Bloomington Airport provides battery assistance, assistance with locating your vehicle, and assistance for handicap visitors. Call 866 967-2472 to request any of these services.
Q. Can I drop a passenger off at the curb?
A: Yes. But curbside is for active loading and unloading of passengers. You can wait in the Cell Phone Area until your arriving passenger is at the curb, and check arrivals to BMI.