Our car is taking a nicer vacation than us
December 9, 2012 11:06 AM Subscribe
Where is the cheapest long term parking around the San Francisco Intl Airport?
posted by cakebatter to travel & transportation around California (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We will be flying out of the SFO airport on a 3 week trip soon, and would like to figure out where the car is going to go on its own budget vacation as right now its tastes are quite expensive.
The airport is about 3.5 hours away from our house in Sacramento, and since both the outbound and return flights are in the middle of work days, we can't really want to ask a friend to drive 7 hours round trip and take off two days of work to give us a ride.
Public transportation seems.. non-continuous, slow, and expensive, for this particular trip, especially since we will have bags for 3 weeks of travel and our first flight is at 11 am which means we have to be at the airport pretty early in the morning. I am open to other opinions though, from those who know Sac and SF public transportation well, as that would be the ideal solution! I miss living in New Jersey where the NJT would just pick me up a quarter mile from my house and barf me out right at the airport.
It looks like the flat rate for most parking lots around the airport are about 18$/day, so I'm looking for your tips and tricks in reducing costs for long term SFO parking and any personal experiences making it cheaper! We are also interested in staying at a hotel by the airport and parking our car there, so any advice on lowering those rates is much appreciated.
I get the feeling that non-standard airport parking may be very difficult around the holidays, but hey, worth a try! Thanks.