CHO Parking Rates Increase

Effective: Aug 15th, 2017

frontal aerial parking lot 16x9Due to the loyal support of our community and our airline partners that continue to invest in our strong market with additional service, our passenger traffic has increased over 25% in just the last five years.

In fact, CHO proudly served over 630,000 passengers in 2017. This is the highest passenger traffic that our community has ever experienced. The growing number of our customers has created parking volumes that are now at a level that was originally predicted to be reached in 2023 triggering the need for additional improvements.

Since parking activity generates over half of the required revenue to cover CHO’s annual operational expenses, the daily rates in our long and short-term lots must be increased.


So effective August 15, 2017, our daily parking rates will go from $10 per day to $13 per day in our long and short-term lots and from $8 per day to $9 per day in our economy lots. The revenues generated from this rate adjustment will allow us to fund our much needed parking expansion/improvement projects.

There are some exciting changes ahead with our upcoming parking improvement projects. In the near future you could see the expansion of several of our existing parking lots, the addition of covered and lighted walkways to and from the terminal from all of our lots, the enhancement to our existing parking shuttle program, the installation of electrical vehicle charging stations, and the construction of some covered bicycle storage areas. Long-term plans include the continued discussion of the construction of a multi-level public parking garage.

Parking Rates
Short Term Lot Rates

0 – 30 Minutes: No Charge
31 – 60 Minutes: $2.00
Additional 30 Minutes: $1.00
Daily Maximum: $13.00

Long Term Lot Rates

0 – 30 Minutes: No Charge
Daily Maximum: $13.00

Economy Lots Rates

0 – 30 Minutes: No Charge
Daily Maximum: $9.00

Daily fees for all lots is based on 24 hour cycles from entry time stamped on ticket.

Parking Maps & Rates

30 minutes FREE parking in all public pay lots for meeting, greeting and luggage pick-up.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport is pleased to offer its customers convenient parking options. All lots are located convenient to the terminal building. Elevator service is provided from the Long Term Lot for convenient luggage transfer. The Short Term and Economy lots are automated, credit card only lots. Cash payment options for these lots are available only in the baggage claim area using our Pay-On-Foot paystation. ALL Handicapped parking is located in the Short Term Lot.

CHO is operated exclusively through revenues generated by airport activities. Your parking fees are specifically dedicated to operating expenses for CHO as well as to finance future parking expansion projects. For questions regarding parking at CHO, please contact the administrative office at 434-973-8342 or email Stirling Williams, Director of Landside Operations at

Parking Shuttle

For your convenience we offer a parking shuttle. The shuttle operates in our parking lots throughout the day and night, concentrating on peak arrival and departure times and can be reached during business hours at 434-906-5171, if you need assistance. Contact us for more information.