Last year I wrote about Cheap LAX Airport Parking For Less Than $4/Day Using Coupons. A few months later, 405 Airport Parking decided to discontinue honoring the coupons which was a shame because I had a huge stash of them. In addition, they’ve also raised their prices! Last fall, I was turned away several times due to capacity and they were only accepting online prepaid reservations.
I was sick and tired of being turned away, so I decided to drive around the surrounding area to find cheaper alternative parking. Lo and behold, I found the holy grail of free LAX airport parking and it was on a public street. I couldn’t believe my eyes when this very same public road was right across the street from 405 Airport Parking!
Here’s a diagram of the area on how to find free parking at LAX International Airport:
Note that there are street cleaning signs. One street has a sign that says “Street Cleaning on Wednesdays from 12pm-2pm and another street says Thursdays from 12pm-2pm”. You must read the signs.
Here are some ways on how to get to LAX International Airport:
1) You can take the free shuttle from 405 Airport Parking or from the Holiday Inn.
How to get back to your free LAX airport parking spot:
1) Go to the Red Sign under “Hotels” in the arrivals hall and wait for a blue shuttle that says “Holiday Inn / La Quinta”. You can also take the 405 Airport Parking shuttle as well.
Also note that this is not ideal if you have a week-long stay that includes Wednesdays and Thursdays because of the street cleaning. I’ve seen people get parking tickets and your car may be towed as well. If you must leave your car at the airport for more than a week, I would highly suggest using Uber or Lyft which is no more than $30 from Downtown LA. I usually measure a mile a dollar and factor in an additional five dollars. Right now, you can get $30 off your first Uber ride if you sign up using my link. In addition, you can get $25 off your first Lyft ride if you sign up using my link.