I always drive my car to LAX because I can’t depend on others for a ride and a pick up when I come back from a trip. I’ve been parking my car at 405 Airport Parking (formerly AirPark) for the past few years and have been completely satisfied.
Their rates start at $5.95 for rooftop parking, $6.95 for AAA discount rate, and $7.95 with no discounts.
Recently, the company has been offering a “One Day Parking Coupon” with a Two Day Minimum Stay. You can’t combine the $5.95 rooftop rate and the $6.95 AAA discount rate with the coupon.
Ask your shuttle driver for a coupon since they are lying in the cup holders in plain sight.
For a 2 Day Stay with the coupon, your daily rate will be $3.97+ tax. (LESS THAN $4 A DAY!)
For a 3 Day Stay with the coupon, your daily rate will be $5.30+ tax.
For a 4 Day Stay with the coupon, your daily rate will be $5.96+ tax but you won’t need to park at the rooftop.
For a 5 Day Stay or more, I would just park at the rooftop rate for $5.95 since you will save money in the long run.
The downside about cheap LAX airport parking is the frequency of the shuttles at 405 Airport Parking. Sometimes they only have 2 shuttles going at a time, meaning one will be picking customers up and one will be dropping customers off. Traffic at LAX can be a pain, especially during early mornings and at night since those are peak times.
Be prepared to wait at a maximum of 30 minutes for your shuttle to arrive. I usually take the “La Quinta/Holiday Inn” Blue shuttle from the airport because it drops me off right across the street from 405 Parking.
The best part about 405 Airport Parking is that you don’t need to give your keys away. It’s all self-parking and you get to keep your keys. This is important because a lot of people on the internet have been complaining about missing items when valeting. Giving your keys away also means someone driving your car and you might perhaps see damages when you return from your trip.