Chicago Department of Aviation

Terminal 5 Parking Garage

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O'Hare construction crews broke ground on a new, six-story parking garage at Terminal 5 in June 2022. When completed in 2024, the new garage will more than double the amount of available parking at the terminal, and expand capacity to offer a mix of short- and long-term parking options, like those available at the airport's main terminals.

The new garage is being built on top of the current surface parking lot, known as Lot​ D. During construction, parking availability at Lot D will be extremely limited, and travelers and residents are advised to consider other options when visiting Terminal 5.

Consider Alternatives to Lot D

O'Hare visitors picking up friends or family arriving in Terminal 5 during the ongoing construction are encouraged to wait in the free Cell Phone Lot at 560 N. Bessie Coleman Drive. The Cell Phone Lot provides a designated area for all airport visitors to wait in their cars until arriving passengers call them for curbside pickup.

Visitors seeking short-term parking to meet passengers arriving at Terminal 5 can also use hourly parking at the Main O'Hare Parking Garage, which costs only $3 for the first hour. From any of the main terminals, visitors can take a short ride on the Airport Transit System (ATS) to Terminal 5. Parking customers are always encouraged to check real-time parking lot status and capacity at prior to arriving at the airport.

Travelers parking at O'Hare for travel that departs from Terminal 5 – which includes passengers for Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and most international carriers

Additional Details

The Terminal 5 Garage project is led by joint venture AECOM Hunt Clayco BOWA as Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) and supported by 60 participating contractors, including 14 minority-owned firms and 14 women-owned firms.

In addition to the new parking structure, the scope of the parking improvements at Terminal 5 will also include:

  • Re-striping of airport roadways to rebalance lane capacity
  • An expansion to the curbside area, including physical drive lanes, dedicated entry and exit roadways, escalators, and pedestrian areas
  • Parking assist technology and electric vehicle charging stations​