Economy Lot 1 Garage Opens on July 1 In Time for 4th of July Travel

With the recent uptick in passenger traffic and more travelers expected to travel during the summer months, many will be seeking convenient parking options at Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). The much-anticipated Economy Lot 1 Garage, also known as “long-term” parking, is opening on July 1 at 7:00 a.m. with a low introductory rate of $15, which is available until July 30, 2021.

The new multi-level garage, located in the northeast area of the Airport, will offer hundreds of new parking spaces and provide more on-site parking options for Bay Area travelers. Just a quick shuttle ride to the terminals, the new garage is the most economical parking option at SJC. Before heading to SJC, passengers can conveniently check SJC’s on-site parking availability in real-time for the Terminal A Garage and all other on-site surface parking lots at By planning ahead, travelers will save time, while enjoying a worry-free experience.

In addition to the opening of the Economy Lot 1 Garage, the Airport also reconfigured its parking by adding three hundred additional parking spaces to meet parking demand in May. Parking rates were adjusted to reflect the reconfiguration with Parking Lot 3 (garage) in Terminal B and Lot 5 (closest to Terminal) rates are $24 per day; and Lots 2 & 4 are $18 per day.

While the 4th of July is expected to be a busy travel weekend, these additional travel tips will help get passengers to their boarding gate safely and faster:

  • Face coverings are required in all Airport facilities.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and clean your hands.

  • Always wear socks when traveling, so if you need to remove your footwear for TSA screening you are not barefoot.

  • Place items from your pockets inside your carry-on bag before arriving at the TSA screening checkpoint to reduce your contact with surfaces and reduce waiting time.

  • TSA allows one up to 12-ounce liquid hand sanitizer container per passenger in carry-on bags.

  • Check in online in advance and print a boarding pass. TSA and SJC airlines accept mobile boarding passes, but having a printed pass can be helpful if a mobile device experiences power or connectivity issues.

  • Even with a boarding pass, reconfirm airline flight status before leaving for the airport.

  • Flight schedules may change at the departure or arrival city due to inclement weather or other factors.

It’s important that travelers arrive to the terminals early to ensure on-time boarding and allow time for any new travel requirements.

Our priority is to provide our passengers with the best travel experience, from parking to boarding. When passengers are ready to travel, we are ready to safely welcome them back to Silicon Valley’s Airport.

The new multi-level Economy Parking Garage is located in the northeast corner of the Airport.
The new, multi-level Economy Parking Garage is located in the northeast corner of the Airport.