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Sacramento Airport Parking Rates & Information

Travelling to the SMF Airport and wondering about which parking is suitable for you? Before you drive to the Airport, you should know all the available parking options. In this article we will discuss it and make it easy for you to pick the appropriate parking space for your vehicle.

There are 4 main parking areas at Sacramento Airport

  • Hourly Parking
  • Daily Parking
  • Economy Parking
  • Long Term Parking

SMF airport has long as well as short stay parking options for every traveler. It provides free shuttle services at both the terminals for 24 hours a day. The rental car shuttles pick and drop you off to the specific terminals. The hourly parking lot is at a walking distance from the terminals.

All the parking lots at the Sacramento SMF Airport are completely secure. If your vehicle is more than 21 feet then you have to pay double than the said parking rates.

On site parking rates can vary depending on the lot and duration, so please check for specific rates below.


SMF Off-Airport Parking

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Four Points by Sheraton
Four Points by Sheraton
4900 Duckhorn Drive , Sacramento, CA, 95834
Parking options: N/A
Provides Shuttle Service
Operation 24 Hours 7 days a week
per day
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Valley Oaks Inn
Valley Oaks Inn
600 N East St, Woodland, CA, 95776
Parking options: Self Park Uncovered
Provides Shuttle Service
Operation 24 Hours 7 days a week
per day
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Sacramento
Fairfield Inn & Suites Sacramento
2730 El Centro Road, Sacramento, CA, 95833
Parking options: N/A
Provides Shuttle Service
Operation 24 Hours 7 days a week
per day
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Traveler Help & Resources

Once you have selected the best parking option for you, check out these tips that can help you on your journey through the airport:

SMF Airport Parking Map

Sacramento SMF airport parking map

Hourly Parking

Location: Closest to Terminal B

Type: Lot

To Terminals: Walking distance

If you want to park your vehicle at SMF parking for a short stay, you must go for hourly parking. This is convenient parking space available close to the terminals.

Moreover, it is a preferable place to park when you want to pick up or drop off the passengers. Shuttle service is not there for this lot.

Short-Term Parking Rates

$2.00 - For every half hour

$29.00 maximum per 24 hours

Note – if you park vehicles more than 21 feet long, you have to pay double the amount than the above given rates.

Daily Parking

Location: Near to terminal A and B

Type: Garage and Lots

To Terminals: Walking distance

Clearance: 8 feet 2 inches for garage

Daily parking option is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. In this parking you cannot reserve your parking space in advance.

The pedestrian bridge is on the third floor of the garage to terminal A. And on is on the fifth floor of the garage to terminal B.

For daily parking lots shuttle service is also provided at an interval of 15 to 20 minute. If this parking is full and gets close, you must select an alternate parking space.

Daily Garage Parking Rates

$2.00 - For every half hour

$18.00 maximum per 24 hours

Daily Lot Parking Rates

$2.00 - For every half hour

$12.00 maximum per 24 hours

Economy Parking

Location: Around 60 minutes from the terminals

Type: Lot and Garage

To Terminals: Shuttle

Are you looking for an affordable parking option? If yes, you must go for economy parking. This parking has shuttle services for the passengers at an interval of 25 to 30 minutes.

If you are not getting late for your flight then this parking is best for you as it takes almost sixty minutes from the terminal. All the parking options are available on a first-come, first-served basis only, so you cannot reserve your parking area in advance.

Note – if you park vehicles more than 21 feet long, you have to pay double the amount than the above given rates.

Economy Parking Rates

$2.00 - For every half hour

$10.00 maximum per 24 hours

Long Term Parking

Type: Lot

To Terminals: Shuttle

If you plan to park your vehicle for more than a day you can go for a long term parking option. It is available daily as well as economy parking. But if you want to leave your vehicle for more than 3 weeks, you must call at 916.874.0825.

Long Term Parking Rates

$12.00 - For each day at daily lot

$10.00 - For each day at economy lot

Cell Phone Waiting Area

The free waiting area also known as cell phone waiting area is situated near the interstate 5 entrances and exit point. Moreover, it is convenient to wait for arriving friends, family, and colleagues and is expedient to both the terminals.

If you want to use this area, there is a limit of three hours to stay here. The best part is that, if you have an electric vehicle, there is also a fee-based DC fast charging stations for the ease of the people.

You must stay with your vehicle at all times while in the cell phone waiting area. You can check real-time Airport Arrivals on your phone while you wait.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Parking Stations

Electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations are accessible in the Daily Lot, parking garage, as well as in the Free Waiting Area.

You can use this facility as long as you are parking at SMF. Use of electric charging stations is completely free except at the cell phone waiting area.

Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are available at these parking locations:

  • At level 2 there are two electrical vehicles charging stations on each floor near the Terminal A.
  • At level4 there are 2 charging points for older model Toyota RAV4 as well as for other related electrical vehicles.
  • At terminal B elevators there are 12 electrical vehicle charging stations.
  • Four charging stations on floor 2, 3, 4 and 6. Two in handicapped parking spaces, on 5th floor.
  • Level 2 electrical vehicle charging and DC Fast Charger stations in the Free Waiting Area.

Accessible/Handicap Parking

For disabled persons who have a valid disabled license can park in designated spaces at any lot at the prescribed rates. Shuttle buses are fully lift-equipped for the convenience of the travelers.

However, shuttle bus service is not there in the hourly parking and garage area.

Sacramento Airport Parking Q&A

Parking near Sacramento International Airport is possible via several off-airport parking lots, including some hotels like Residence inn Sacramento, Freeport wine country, Red roof inn & suites, and more. Most offer very competitive parking rates vs the airport lots. Note that parking near SMF at off-site locations almost always requires advanced reservations.
Sacramento International Airport parking is generally affordable as compared to the other city-based airports. Please check above for specific prices and details for each parking location.
No. Pre-booking for parking is not available. You have to park your vehicle on a first come first basis.
In all the Sacramento Airport parking cash is not accepted at the cashier booths. You can make the payment through your debit and credit cards including AMEX, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
You can call at 916-874-0670 to request for any query related to the SMF parking services.
Yes, you can drop a passenger at the curb of the SMF. But note that the curbside is only for dropping off and picking up passengers. You can wait in the cell phone waiting area till the time your passenger arrives at the curb, and check arrivals to SMF.