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Where can we park our car in LA while we're outfor 2 months?

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1. Posted by vladcanada (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Hey all,

I need some ideas...We are family of 4 (2 kids).
We have a flight from LA... so we need to find somewhere free or at least cheap to park my car while we are out of California for 2 months.
Where could we leave it while we are gone?

Maybe someone has a driveway or extra parking spot?
Could you ask to park at one of your friends' houses/apts/parking spots?

HELP US OUT! Thanks!!!

We promise to bring some present from the trip :-) and you are welcome to Vancouver ;-)


Vancouver, BC

2. Posted by s96024 (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

I know there is a website in the UK called where you can rent peoples driveway. Maybe they do a similar thing over there.

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

In most major cities (and LA being one of them) there are "pay & park" parking lots that are cheaper than the airport's long term parking. We use one when we fly out of Chicago and they do offer long term special rates for weeks or months of parking service. They offer shuttle service to your designated gate area. When you return, you give them a call, they say were to meet the shuttle again and get your car for you while you pay the bill. We've never had a problem and much prefer that route than doing the 10 mile hike around the long term lot late at night.

Here are some examples of what they offer:

Abut Airport Parking This is not site about how to park at the airport but rather off-premise parking lots available.
LAX Parking by Park 'N Fly @ Park One
Cheap Airport Parking.ORG

O'Hare Airport charges are $9-16/day for their long term parking. (The $9.00 fee is for the lot that requires you to take the tram and then hike the 10 miles. You think I'm joking... The $16.00 lot means taking the tram and only hiking 05.-1.5 miles.) We pay $6.50/day, take the shuttle, get picked up again and our car delivered to us. No hiking. Granted, 2 months out of country can add up... But, again, most of the parking lots have special rates for extended stays.

Hope that helps.

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Maybe I am just a typical European, but have you considered to hire somebody to drive you to the airport?

You can pay a neighbor or friend to drive you to the airport and pick you up again, if necessary hire a larger car for the day. I would definitely do the math whether this isn't an option that works out cheaper.

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1992 posts) 7y

Also, there are deals from some hotels for "Stay and Fly" programs, where you stay one night at a hotel (either the night before or the night after you leave), and then are allowed to leave your car there free for 14 days.

Note that by booking one night at the beginning and one night at the end of a long trip, you could park for 28 days.

This doesn't necessarily work in your case, but sometimes you can work a deal with a hotel under these conditions where you pay a small additional fee if you exceed the 14 day period.

Here in San Francisco, some of the hotels that offer this deal are Travelodge, Best Western, Holiday Inn, and Quality Inn.


6. Posted by vladcanada (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y


To get to the airport not a problem.

The problem is that we will be driving from Vancouver, Canada
and we will need some parking spot for the car.


7. Posted by vladcanada (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Thanks, Calcruzer for your tip!

That's really nice idea for the future. I didn't know about that.


8. Posted by vladcanada (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Thanks Isadora,

but we are looking for inexpensive way.

anyway thanks

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting vladcanada

Thanks Isadora,

but we are looking for inexpensive way.

anyway thanks

No problem! Just threw it out there in case you can't find a less expensive option, though I hope you do considering the time you'll be away.

Regardless, have a great trip!! ;)

10. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 7y

Storage places often have spots for cars. A quick search on Craigslist and Google came up with a couple of options: LAX storage, Autovault and SUS

I think your best bet would be to call around to a few different storage places, and see what they are charging.