Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Parking and Ground Transportation


Parking Map


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To locate your car more easily, color-coded zones are on all levels of the parking deck. In the deck, over 5,000 spaces are available for hourly parking and daily parking. The Economy Lot (surface parking) has over 700 parking spaces. A complimentary shuttle is available from the Economy Lot.

Cell Phone Lot

The Cell Phone Lot is a parking area provided for drivers waiting to pick up arriving passengers. This lot accommodates up to 40 vehicles and is a free service with no time limit. Drivers are required to stay with their vehicles while waiting on their passengers to contact them by phone that they are ready for pickup. The Cell Phone Lot is located on Airline Drive.

Hourly Parking:

$1.00 per hour or $24 per day

Hourly parking is available for persons parking at the airport for less than 4-hours.

Hourly parking is located on level 3 in the parking deck. Use the entrance ramp of the deck to access hourly parking. Crosswalks to Concourses A, B and C are closest to zone A, B, and C in the parking deck.

To access the terminal you may use a crosswalk, including stairs, or take an elevator to the departure level or first level of the parking deck.

Daily Parking:

$1.00 per hour or $12.00 per day

Daily parking is intended for persons parking more than 4 hours at the airport.

Daily parking is located on level 2 and 4 through 7. Also a small number of daily parking spaces are located on level 3. Oversize handicap vehicles may enter the parking deck at the designated entrance located at ground level.

Should you need assistance or have inquiries concerning parking, contact the Birmingham Airport Authority at (205) 599-0730.

Airport Economy Parking:

$1/hour or $10.00/day

The economy lot is intended for passenger parking their vehicles for an extended amount of time.

The economy lot is located on Airline Drive near the terminal area. Turn right off of Messer Airport Highway at University Avenue. Turn left onto Airline drive.

Parking FAQ

  1. How do I get to the terminal from the Economy Lot?
    An Airport shuttle van will transport you and your luggage to/from the terminal building. Shuttle vans operate continuously between the lot and the terminal area.
  2. What if my car won't start?
    Should you find that your car battery has died, the Birmingham Airport Authority will assist by starting your car FREE OF CHARGE. Simply contact the Birmingham Airport Authority at 205-599-0726. In addition, you may inquire at the Airport's Operation Center located on the lower level.
  3. What if I forget where I park?
    That's okay! You may contact a member of the Birmingham Airport Authority staff by using a courtesy phone located throughout the terminal for assistance.

Ground Transportation

Limousine and Shuttle Service

Both limousine and shuttle service are available for passenger convenience. Please make arrangements for shuttle or limousine service prior to your arrival at the airport as they operate by reservation only.


Taxi service at BHM is available throughout the day and evening on the ground level outside the baggage claim area. Birmingham is serviced by the following taxi-cab companies, although each vehicle is independently owned and operated.

  • American Cab
  • Award Cab Company
  • Birmingham Cab Company
  • Hill Cab Company
  • Progress House Taxi Cab
  • Yellow Cab

Rental Cars

The rental car counters are located in the Rental Car Facility in section 1B and 1C of the parking deck.

  • Alamo
    Local Counter:  (205) 591-4395
    Reservations:  1-800-327-9633
  • Avis
    Local Counter:  (205) 592-8901
    Reservations:  1-800-230-4898
  • Budget
    Local Counter:  (205) 322-3596
    Reservations:  1-800-527-0700
  • Thrifty
    Local Counter:  (205) 510-0026
    Reservations:  1-800-847-4389
  • Dollar
    Local Counter:  (205)-591-8666
    Reservations:  1-800-800-4000
  • Enterprise
    Local Counter:  (205) 591-1927
    Reservations:  1-800-261-7331
  • Hertz
    Local Counter:  (205) 591-6090
    Reservations:  1-800-654-3131
  • National
    Local Counter:  (205) 592-7259
    Reservations:  1-800-227-7368
  • Payless
    Local Counter:  (205) 591-7020
    Reservations:  1-800-729-5377

All rental cars may be picked-up or dropped-off in the parking deck located on the ground level.

Please contact your rental car company in the event of a delayed flight for all inquiries concerning your reservation.