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Parking Rate Changes at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport

June 27, 2024

Effective Monday, July 1, 2024, some parking rates at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) will be updated, marking only the second time there has been a rate change in nearly 14 years.

The daily maximum rates for the Garage, Premier East Lot, Premier West Lot and Surface Lot will update to the following:

  • Garage: $20 daily rate
  • Premier East Lot: $14 daily rate
  • Premier West Lot: $14 daily rate
  • Surface Lot: $12 daily rate
  • Handicap Parking Rate: $12 daily rate

There will be no change to the daily rate for the Express Shuttle Lot ($8 daily) or Valet Parking ($30 daily).

The Express Shuttle Lot is currently offering $5 daily parking with advanced reservation of your parking spot. Click here to make a parking reservation.

Also, standard parking rates now include the required sales tax that took effect on January 1, 2023 due to an expansion of the state’s tax requirements, meaning there will not be an additional percentage for this added at check-out.

All self-park lots will continue to offer the seventh day free for those parked a week or more. Tiered hourly rates will also continue to be available for all self-park options.

Anyone who parks in the Garage as well as the Premier East, Premier West or Surface Lots prior to July 1, 2024 will receive the current posted rate without the adjustment for the duration of their park.

Improving the customer experience has been top of mind with multiple parking improvements completed at the airport since 2020 through the SDF Next Program. More than $8 million has been invested in three new or expanded lots – the Premier East, the Premier West and the Express Shuttle Lot – with an 18% increase in overall parking capacity since this time. Since June 2023, 230 additional parking spaces were added thanks to the reconfiguration and optimization of existing lots to maximize capacity. Plus, more than 350 additional parking spaces are expected to be added to the Express Shuttle Lot by the end of the year.

The Park Assist® Parking Guidance System was installed in the Garage that indicates which specific spaces are available or occupied by using color-coded LED lights. This offers predictability, security and eases the parking process for travelers and airport visitors. New covered pedestrian walkways were also added from the Surface Lot into the Garage to the Terminal, providing convenient and direct access into the facility while improving the customer’s experience.

To further streamline the parking experience at SDF, a prepaid parking reservation and the SDF Rewards Frequent Parker Program are now available.

For additional information about all parking options, to make a reservation or sign-up for SDF Rewards at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, please visit