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Your Complete Fort Myers International Airport RSW Parking Guide

Before you can board your plane, you need to find a secure place to leave your car. Here's everything you need to know about RSW parking.

Did you know there are over 5,000 airports in the United States alone? With every airport’s parking arrangements and quality of parking lots and providers being different it's smart to check out where is the best place to to park. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Fort Myers Airport parking.

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) has been in operation since May 1983. In 2005 a state-of-the-art terminal opened due to two decades of record-breaking growth. In 2018 RSW served almost 9.4 million passengers and it's one of the top 50 airports in the United States for passenger traffic. There are 15 airline partners that serve RSW with nonstop flights throughout North America and a few international flights to Canada and Germany.


A big contributor to the growth of RSW Airport is the area that the airport serves. The five counties in the surrounding area include Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Lee, and Glades. This area of Florida is known for its beautiful weather, outdoor activities and its world-famous beaches. Due to its Fort Myers location the airport services Cape Coral, Captiva, Greater Naples, Marco Island, Charlotte Harbor, the Everglades, and the Gulf Islands. Once visitors arrive at the airport they can go from picking up their luggage to the beach in less than thirty minutes.

In addition to the incoming visitors the wider Cape Coral-Fort Myers Metropolitan area has seen a 40% growth in population since 2000 placing greater demands on RSW for residents flying out of the airport.

Off Airport Parking Lots, in association with ParkSmart (formally known as Executive Valet), brings you the cheapest rates for RSW Parking. Reservations made here are perfect for long term RSW parking and for those frequent fliers who value a great service. Parkers benefit from a professional valet parking experience and 24/7 shuttle service to and from RSW International.

Options & Amenities (Off-Airport), in association with ParkSmart (formally known as Executive Valet) offers valet parking and many car care service and car wash options such as a complete detail, interior detail and headlight restoration. Restrooms are on site. The lot is manned 24/7 and is fenced and secure.

A regular shuttle service runs to and from the airport constantly.

Parking at a Hotel Nearby (Park Sleep Fly)

Another alternative option to parking at the RSW on-airport lots is leaving your vehicle at a nearby hotel while you fly out of RSW. This option is usually less expensive than parking at the airport and several hotels in the area offer parking packages including hotel accommodations when you leave or return from your trip. The best place to view and book these packages is with Park Sleep Fly’s Fort Myer Airport Hotels page.

Where to Park at RSW Int’l? (On-Airport)

There are two on-airport options available for Fort Myers airport parking lots. Both parking lots offer free vehicle services in case something comes up. They offer jump starts, tire inflations, help to locate your vehicle to name a few. There are more than 11,000 spaces between the two parking lots.,

Short Term Parking Lot (On-Airport)

This parking lot is located in front of the terminal and it has three levels. The second level has covered parking lots and the third level is out in the open air. This parking lot is open 24/7 and there are no reservations required. The first 20 minutes are free of charge and car rental facilities are on the ground floor. If you have friends and family that you are picking up and want to meet them inside this is a great option because you won't pay for the first 20 minutes. It's also a great option when dropping friends and family you can walk in with them to make sure they know where they're going.

Long Term Parking Lot (On-Airport)

The RSW long term parking lot is located beyond the short term parking garage and the terminal. It's the economy parking lot option with a door-to-door shuttle service that brings guests and luggage to and from this lot. The drivers assist guests with luggage making this option an enjoyable experience.

Where to Pay? (On-Airport)

There are credit-only exit lanes available for both short term and long term parking lot options for those paying with a credit card. They also have lanes that accept cash for those paying with cash.

Credit cards accepted include:
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover

What Are the Rates? (On- Airport)

The rates vary on the parking lot you choose. All of the rates listed below include all taxes and fees.

Short Term Parking Rates:

  • First 20 minutes - Free
  • First 30 minutes - $2
  • First hour - $3
  • First 2 hours - $6
  • 12 hours - $16
  • 1 day - $18

Long Term Parking Rates:

  • First 20 minutes - $2
  • First 30 minutes - $2
  • First hour - $2
  • First 2 hours - $4
  • 12 hours - $11
  • 1 day - $11

Frequent Flier? (On-Airport)

If you fly out of RSW airport frequently and use their parking lot they have a rewards program. This program is to reward loyal airport parking customers.

These are the perks of their rewards program:

  • FREE membership
  • Earn points everytime you park
  • Manage account online
  • Redeem points for FREE parking
  • No blackout dates
  • Fully automated

This program is easy to use there is no ticket needed only have to display your RSW Rewards Automated Pass on your windshield to enter and exit at any of the airport parking locations.

Cell Phone Lot (On-Airport)

RSW has a cell phone lot at Airport Plaza for those picking someone up that don't need to park and go inside the airport. To reach the lot take Terminal Access Road, the airport's main entrance road, and follow the signs to the cell phone lot.

The drive from the lot to the terminal curb is a two-minute drive. Encourage the person you are picking up to call after they pick up their luggage and are standing at the terminal curb. Parking at the curb is prohibited so this will avoid getting towed or receiving a ticket.

Feeling More Confident about Flying out of Fort Myers?

The information above should have you feeling more prepared and like a Fort Myers airport parking expert. With several parking options available there is something for everyone. Pick which option is best for your needs.

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