Bradley Airport Parking – Made Easy for Travelers


There are nearly 8,000 Bradley airport parking spaces open to the general public. These are a combination of long-term and short-term, weekly, daily, and hourly options. Many passengers at Bradley airport have discovered long ago that knowing where these parking bays are situated is key to getting a great spot.

According to J.D. Power and Associates’ airports review,  less than 10 million travelers fly through Bradley International Airport (BDL) every year. Despite the relatively small traffic, parking at Bradley airport has always been a problem. In recent years, improving Bradley airport parking has been top priority.  

Bradley airport parking on-site is actually well-placed and can be easily accessed via moving sidewalks or by free shuttle service. Less than 100 feet away from terminal A are two parking garages – the Short-term Garage and the Long-term Garage. Lot B is another short-term parking lot just a few minute’s walk from the terminals. 4 more long-term parking lots are available via the airport’s shuttle service.

Parking at the Short-term garage and Lot B at Bradley costs $2.50 for every 30-minute period and $4.50 for every one hour. Daily parking at Lot B costs slightly less at $16 than at the Short-term Garage, which has a daily rate of $24. The best parking use for either of these facilities is for short 1-3 hour trips to the airport.

On-site, a selection of daily parking options is in the Long-term Garage and in Lots 1, 3, 4 and 5B. The Long-term Garage is a mere 100 feet away and has the best half hour ($2.50) and hourly ($4.50) rates, with a daily rate of $20. Its weekly rate is $140. The most economical rates will be found in lots 1, 3, 4, and 5B which are a short drive away via shuttle service. All of these locations have an hourly rate of $4. Lot 1 has a daily rate of $11 and a weekly rate of $77. Lot 3’s daily rate is $8, with a weekly rate of $53. Lot 5B has the least expensive rates, published at $6 daily and $42 weekly.

Off-airport BDL parking lots and garages can save you a tidy amount with their rock-bottom rates and promotional offers. Two topnotch parking facilities that come to mind are FastTrack along Ella Grasso Turnpike and Park Shuttle & Fly along Elm St. Both offer free shuttle service upon request 24/7. The ’Stay Park Fly’ arrangement provided by most Bradley Airport hotels is a very attractive alternative, also. An example of this is the Clarion Inn and Suites on Bridge St, less than 4 miles from the airport. They provide free parking for up to 15 days, with on demand shuttle service, starting at $89 per night.

Bradley airport parking need not be a difficult task for you. Just do a a bit of research to find out more about your options. Always check rates with private providers for the best discounts they offer. You’re bound to find a solution that works best for you if you  keep looking.

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