Parking at Ontario

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Ontario Airport Parking (ONT)

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California’s Ontario airport has 5591 parking spaces spread across five onsite lots — with many more available from secure offsite parking facilities. But you don’t have all day to bag the best deal, so simply pop your details in our easy online form and we’ll do the hard work for you in the blink of an eye. With the cheapest, safest and most convenient Ontario Airport valet and park and fly options served super-quick, you can book and benefit from parking peace of mind.



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Ontario Airport parking

Ontario International Airport is a rising star amongst US competitors, processing 5.1 million passengers in 2018 and overtaking Atlanta as the largest market for outbound cargo in America.

With long term capacity projected at 30 million passengers annually, it’s already enhancing its parking provision with innovations such as introducing valet parking at Terminal 2 to bolster the service already offered at Terminal 4.

Ontario Airport Parking Cost

Car Park Transfer time (mins) Daily Rates From
Ontario Airport Long Term Parking - Lot 5 5 $9.07
Ontario Airport Parking - Lot 2 General $12.00
Ontario Airport Parking - Lot 4 General $12.57
Ontario Airport Parking - Valet - Terminal 4 $13.36
Ontario Airport Parking - Valet - Terminal 2 $13.36

These are our cheapest prices based on the daily price when staying for a week in a month's time. To get prices accurate for you, use the search box above to compare prices for your parking dates.

Onsite options

Ontario’s onsite parking options are spread between lots 2, 3, 4 and 5, with valet parking for Terminals 2 and 4, and international arrivals free short-term passenger pickup provided at Lot D.

These onsite options are complemented by an economical option from offsite provider Park ‘n Fly, so there’s a deal to suit every traveler, with accessibility, convenience and customer service kept front and center throughout.

Onsite facilities include a 24 hour parking office, shuttle service from Lot 5 you can book by calling 909-937-1240, free electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the south side of Lots 2 and 4, and free motorcycle parking in lots 2 and 4 in designated spaces.

In terms of security, barrier entry, floodlighting and security patrols are standard. All lots are in walking distance of terminals except Lot 5.

Maximum exit clearance is 9 feet, 6 inches and there are no spaces for large vehicles like trucks, RVs, campers, trailers or vans.

Parking Lot 2 is located at Terminal 2, where you’ll find China Airlines departures, Volaris departures and Alaska, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue and United carriers. It’s suitable for parking on a per day basis, but premium hourly parking at the front of the lot is pricier.

Lot 3 is adjacent to Lot 2 on Terminal Way and offers economy parking at a reasonable daily rate.

Situated next to lot 3, Lot 4 is directly opposite Terminal 4, where carriers American and Southwest are based. Provisions and fees are the same as Lot 2.

Lot 5 is located close to Lot 4 and sits on the corner of Terminal Way East and Airport Drive. It offers long-term value onsite parking and a free shuttle bus to terminals.

You’ll find valet parking at Terminals 2 and 4 curbside and complimentary short-term passenger pickup at Lot D close to the International Arrivals Terminal for airlines Like China Airlines and Volaris.

Offsite options

It’s always worth considering offsite parking options near Ontario International — they’re secure, convenient and can be more economical.

Coast-to-coast provider Park ‘N Fly is one of the best, with an uncovered self -park facility situated just 2.4 km from the airport, or five minutes in a comfy shuttle bus that operates around the clock.

If you’re arriving from 10 Freeway, you’ll find this service by taking the Haven Avenue exit then traveling south, where you’ll see it on the left at the corner of Haven Avenue and Airport Drive. Cruising in from 60 Freeway, exit on Haven Avenue moving north and you’ll see it on the right at the corner of Haven Avenue and Airport Drive.

Whatever your requirements, browsing helps you find the best Ontario International Airport parking at supersonic speed.

Ontario Airport parking Cost

Car ParkDaily rates from
Park ‘N Fly - Self Park - Uncovered - Ontario$ 9.95
Ontario Airport Premium Parking – Self Park – Lot 2$ 24
Ontario Airport Economy Parking – Long Term- Lot 3$ 13
Ontario Airport Premium Parking – Self Park – Lot 4$ 24
Ontario Airport Long Term Parking – Self Park – Lot 5$ 11
Ontario Airport Valet Parking – Terminals 2 and 4 curbside$ 25

Guide to Ontario Airport

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  • Free Wi-Fi service in all public passenger areas

Ontario International Airport serves 5.1 million passengers per annum and passenger volumes have grown steadily but surely over the past few years. It’s the most convenient air hub for travelers from San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties in Southern California’s Inland Empire region and its growth looks set to mirror that of this sprawling area.

Nestled 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and bang in the center of SoCal, Ontario offers direct services to 18 destinations in Taiwan, Mexico and the US, with 64 daily departures from 8 carriers, including Alaska, Delta and China Airlines. It’s rated the No.1 fastest growing airport in the US by Global Traveler Magazine, has annual operating revenues of $70.6 million, is a hotspot for air freight and employs an army of thousands of staff — so it’s a major player in the regional and national economy.

Ontario’s bustling Terminals 2 and 4 are bursting at the seams with bars, restaurants, bookshops and more, so you’re never stuck for somewhere to slake your thirst or satisfy yourself with some retail therapy. It’s also recognized for progressive leadership — Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) President Alan Wapner was recently honored with a Leadership in Public Service Award by the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP).

Ontario International Airport Location and Transport Links

61 km east of downtown Los Angeles, 37 km west of downtown San Bernardino and just 3.2 km from downtown Ontario, the airport is easy to reach from locations across the Inland Empire and beyond.

Can travelers from Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach and San Bernardino can reach Ontario Airport via Interstate 10, 57 Freeway, 605 Freeway and I-10 respectively.

But it’s easy to reach via public transport too — national and Southern California bus and rail companies offering ONT services include Amtrak, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Greyhound, Metro Bus and Rail, Metrolink and Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (Big Bear and Crestline).

Ontario bus station is around 15 minutes from the airport by the number 61 Omnitrans bus. By train, East Ontario Metrolink Station is the closest to the airport — passengers should transfer to Omnitrans Route 81 here, alight at the car rental facility at Haven Avenue and hop on an airport shuttle bus. Alternatively, rail travelers passing the Pomona Station can get off here to connect to Route 61, which also takes you close to the airport.

If you’re a fan of Lyft and Uber, both companies offer Ontario Airport ride share, pick up and drop off services. Meanwhile, all airport courtesy shuttles are wheelchair accessible and Bell Cab, Omnitrans, Yellow Cab and Supershuttle offer wheelchair accessible transport to and from ONT — but please book in advance to make all the necessary arrangements and secure a time slot.

Ontario International Airport History

Ontario International Airport began life before World War II and in 1967, the City of Ontario and City of Los Angeles Department of Airports (LAWA) entered into an agreement meaning LAW would manage and operate ONT.

The City of Los Angeles became the owner of ONT in 1985, then in 2016, The City of Ontario took sole control of ONT — it’s now run by Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA).

It’s a medium hub full service airport on a 1700 acre site and facilities consist of two main departure terminals of 570,000 square feet in combined total, an International Arrivals Terminal with nine aircraft parking spots and 26 passenger gates.

There are two parallel runways that are 10,200 and 12,200 feet long and as well as passenger activities, the airport is used extensively for air freight operations.

Airport facilities

Ontario International is an airport on the move — since reverting to local OIAA control in 2016, it’s added several domestic and international flights, established many long-term concession agreements with major retailers to improve the customer experience, developed a land use plan for sustainable future growth and obtained federal funding for projects such as improved taxiways.

Passengers strolling through its two terminals now enjoy an immersive shopping and dining experience — so the next time you pop by you can stop for an artisan coffee, chow down on premium pizza, browse bookstore shelves for a bestseller and much more.

You’ll find friendly and well-informed uniformed airport ambassadors throughout the terminals who will readily provide directions, guidance and assistance, and if you need to find out anything before you reach ONT, call (+1) 909-544-5300.

ONT Services and Facilities include:

  • Short and long-term covered and uncovered parking both onsite and offsite.
  • Valet and Park and Ride Parking options with regular shuttle buses.
  • Information desks at Terminals 2 and 4.
  • Public payphones at Terminals 2 and 4.
  • USO facility.
  • Disabled parking in all parking lots, curb cuts in front of all terminals for wheelchair accessibility, elevators on first and second floors of Terminals 2 and 4, TDD capable phones, accessible restrooms, airline wheelchair services, accessible restaurants and service animal relief centers.
  • Wheelchair accessible shuttles in airport grounds and accessible cab services to and from ONT.
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.
  • Nearby hotels with airport shuttle services.
  • Shopping — including bookstores, fashion and tech.
  • Restaurants, cafes and food outlets — including craft beers and gourmet burgers, fish tacos, fresh bagels and barista coffee.
  • Escape Lounge at Terminal 2.
  • ATMs located in both terminals on upper and lower levels.
  • Lost and Found department at Terminal 2 behind information desk.
  • Nursing rooms for mothers.

Ontario Airport hotel and parking

You’ll find several hotels near Ontario International Airport that offer park, sleep and fly deals.

Terms and conditions vary with each, so verify how long you can leave your car with them before booking.

Sometimes the cost of paying for a room with free parking compares favorably with on and offsite parking, so it’s worth researching options online thoroughly.

Top things to do in Ontario Airport

Enjoy beer and burgers with a side of rock n roll

If you love cold beer, hot burgers and scorching rock music, making a bee-line for Rock & Brews Restaurant at Terminal 4 is a total no-brainer.

Their impressive rotating beer menu includes IPAs, stouts, ambers, sours and blondes — you can quench your thirst six ways to Sunday.

But don’t forget the burgers. They’re stacked with succulent beef and tasty toppings, then packed into premium buns and served with fresh, crisp French fries — why mess with a classic formula?

Tuck into fish taco

When fish and tacos are your two favorite foods, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven at Wahoo’s Fish Taco in Terminal 4.

Get your chops round grilled or Cajun fresh caught Alaskan salmon, flounder of shrimp — or flip the seafood script and opt for chicken breast, carnitas braised pork, 100% Angus grilled steak or even tofu.

Stuffed in tacos with salad and sauce and accompanied by fluffy rice, any of these fillings tastes fabulous.

Top up on tech

Arriving at the airport to find that you’ve forgotten your phone charger, batteries or favorite earphones fills your pre-flight experience with frustration.

But you can find last minute replacements or treat yourself to brand new tech gadgets at K. Tech-E in Terminal 4.

If you’re lost without electronics, this store is the best place to find yourself.

Top things to do near Ontario Airport

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Rock Climb Every Day

When you’re more agile than a mountain goat and love the great outdoors, you’ll find the perfect distraction at Rock Climb Every Day.

Located just 6 km from Ontario International Airport at the iconic Joshua Tree National Park, this is the perfect place to try rock climbing for the first time, sharpen up skills you haven’t used for a while and learn the fine points of anchor building and self-rescue.

There are women-only classes, guided tours and multi-day adventures on offer too — for excellent exercise in stunning surroundings, it’s hard to beat.

Salt Oasis

Situated 7.7 km from ONT at Rancho Cucamonga, Salt Oasis is an awesome place to relax, unwind, realign your chakras and rebalance your perspective.

When cascading waterfalls impact the imported Himalayan salt rocks in the salt cave and salt rooms, they unleash an invigorating combination of natural health-enhancing minerals like iodine, zinc, potassium and magnesium.

Benefits include beautiful skin and relief from temporary respiratory conditions and annoying allergies.

IFLY Indoor Skydiving

Feeling weightless is a fantasy that few of us can fulfil —unless you happen to be an experienced parachutist, pilot or astronaut.

But just 4.8km from Ontario International Airport, you can make your skydiving dreams come true at iFLY — without having to zoom thousands of feet into the air in a plane first.

Floating on a comfortable cushion of air inside a high-tech wind tunnel with an instructor by your side, you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried this before. And since it’s suitable for kids from age 3 upwards, it’s spot-on for a family outing.

Ontario Mills

Want to shop ‘til you drop a stone’s throw from ONT? Then head straight for Ontario Mills. This well-appointed mall is only 4.5km from the airport and it’s ram-packed with chic boutiques selling everything from designer handbags to high-end sports goods.

All your favorite brands are here, including Saks 5th Avenue Off 5th, Coach Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Once your credit card is glowing like lava, cool down with delicious drinks and snacks at food outlets like Rainforest Café and Market Broiler — it’s a brilliant day out.

Which terminal?

With two main departure terminals and an International Arrivals Terminal, Ontario International Airport is small yet perfectly formed — it’s much easier to find your way around here than it is in some of its gargantuan competitors.

Currently served by nine main passenger carriers, Terminal 2 handles domestic and international airlines, while Terminal 4 focuses on domestic. If you’re picking up passengers arriving from abroad, International Arrivals is clearly signposted.

Here’s where to find your flight:

China Airlines (departures)2
Volaris (departures)2
Airline Terminal

How to get to Ontario Airport

By car

From the Los Angeles area, take the San Bernardino Freeway Interstate 10 east and exit at Archibald Avenue. Then turn right and follow the ramp right into Ontario International Airport. Terminals and parking lots are clearly signposted.

From Long Beach, take the 605 Freeway north to I-10 and follow the above directions.

From the Orange County vicinity, follow the 57 Freeway north to I-10 east and follow the directions above.

From Riverside/Temecula areas, take the 15 Freeway north to I-10 west, exit at Archibald Avenue and follow the signs for the airport and terminals, which are prominently displayed.

From San Bernardino, take the I-10 west to Archibald Avenue, then follow the airport signage.

By bus

Companies like Greyhound, Flixbus and more can carry you to Ontario from almost any starting point in the US.

Once you arrive at Ontario bus station, simply catch a number 61 Omnitrans bus and you’ll be at ONT in 15 minutes.

By train

There are a couple of convenient options for rail travelers to ONT.

If you’re approach takes you through Pomona Station, alight here to connect to the route 61 bus which takes you directly to the airport.

Alternatively, East Ontario Metrolink Station is in closest proximity to the airport and passengers on this route should transfer to Omnitrans Route 81 here, get off at the Haven Avenue car rental facility and take the airport shuttle bus to the terminals.

Useful tips

Business Centers

Find Business Centers on the upper levels of Terminals 2 and 4 — perfect for making a corporate call, catching up on emails or prepping a last-minute PowerPoint presentation.

Car hire

Car hire companies at ONT include Thrifty, National, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, Avis and Alamo.

Traveler's Aid

Traveler’s Aid is a charity group which helps passengers who become distressed because of missing flights or any other reason. Volunteers can help with transportation sourcing cash and finding temporary accommodation. Find this service at Terminal 4 between baggage claim and escalators.


Taxis can be found curbside outside baggage claim — simply hop in and your driver will start the meter, there’s no need to reserve.

Ontario Airport FAQs

Is there a cell phone waiting lot at Ontario International Airport?

Yes — it’s located at 1940 E. Moore Way, just before Terminal 2. It has 100 spaces and is a free facility, but there’s a 1 hour maximum waiting time.

Is the ONT courtesy shuttle operational 24 hours a day?

Yes — the shuttle runs every 5-20 minutes throughout the day and night, but departures occur less frequently between 12:30 am and 3 am. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible and take passengers between every area across the airport compound.

Is there free Wi-Fi at ONT?

Yes, free Wi-Fi is available in all passenger areas.

Are security fast-track services available at Ontario International Airport?

Yes — expedited screening services are available through TSA Pre-check and Global Entry. Information for both can be found online.

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