Parking FAQs


About BLI Parking

Choose convenience and reliability by parking on-site at Bellingham International Airport (BLI). The Port of Bellingham works with SP+, a leading national provider of parking facility management services, to provide friendly, convenient, and dependable service to all airport customers. The Port of Bellingham also offers the closest parking lots to the airport terminal, with half of the available parking spaces located directly in front of the terminal building.

Location and Parking Stall Information

Bellingham International Airport (BLI) offers over 2,500 convenient on-site parking stalls for short or long-term parking stays. BLI does not differentiate long-term from short-term stays based off of parking lot location, therefore customers have the option to park in any of the available parking lot locations at BLI.

In addition to standard size parking stalls, there are also ADA compliant parking stalls, oversize vehicle parking stalls and a bicycle rack that is available to BLI parking lot customers. The oversize vehicle stalls are located in Economy A Parking Lot and the bicycle rack is located in the Main Terminal Parking Lot, near the Rental Car return area.

ADA Vehicle Service

ADA vehicle service available upon request, please call 360-920-0252 – please call upon arriving at the airport.


Reservations are not accepted for parking at BLI at this time.

Extending Parking (3 months or longer)

If parking for 3 months or longer, it’s recommended that you contact the Airport Administration Office at 360-671-5674 to make arrangements for an extended parking lot stay.

Parking Rates

The rate structure for parking at BLI varies by parking lot location. Although the parking lot rates are based off of a 24-hour period, parking lot customers may park as long as necessary to accommodate their travel plans.

RV, Camper, and Oversize Vehicles

The Port does not provide parking accommodations in the Main Lot and Economy Lot for RVs and towed camper-style vehicle attachments. Buses and other non-residential oversize vehicles may be accommodated based on availability and prior notice by calling 360-647-3336. The daily cost of parking will be determined by the total number of spaces used.


Acceptable payment methods include debit cards and credit cards; Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards; and U.S. currency. Personal checks and foreign currency are not accepted.

Payments are accepted 24-hours a day upon exit at the self-pay exit lanes in the parking lots, or via the self-pay station located in the airport baggage claim area. Payments made at the self-pay exit lanes in the parking lots accept credit/debit cards only. The self-pay station in baggage claim accepts U.S. currency, as well as all major credit cards. If payment is made at the baggage claim self-pay station, be sure to keep your parking lot ticket and receipt for proof of payment. You must provide proof of payment upon exit from the parking lot. Anyone without proof of payment will be charged parking fees due in accordance with the parking lot rate structure. The self-pay station provides a short grace period between the time of payment at the self-pay station and the time of exit from the parking lot. If the grace period elapses, you may incur additional parking fees in accordance with the parking lot rate structure.

If you need assistance at any of our self-pay stations, call 360-920-0252.

Lost/Damaged Parking Lot Tickets

If you lost or damaged your parking lot ticket, simply call the parking dispatch number for assistance – 360-920-0252.

Vehicle Assistance

For assistance in locating your vehicle or jump-starting your battery, please contact SP+ Airport Services at 360-676-6286.

30 Minute Free Parking

For safety and security reasons, no parking or waiting is allowed at the terminal curbside. The first 30 minutes of parking is free in all BLI parking lots. There is also a designated 30 Minute Free Parking Lot that is available directly across from the airport terminal.

Cell Phone Waiting Lot

A cell phone waiting lot is located near the roundabout along Mitchell Way where motorists can wait free of charge for a phone call to pick up their passengers. Vehicles may not be left unattended in the cell phone waiting lot. No parking or waiting is allowed at the terminal curbside.

Curbside Rules and Regulations

The Port of Bellingham has converted the curbside of BLI to a loading/unloading zone only; unless actively loading or unloading passengers, vehicles may not stage at the curbside of the airport terminal. The first 30 minutes in all of the BLI parking lots is free and there is a cell phone waiting lot located near the roundabout on Mitchell Way that passengers may utilize in lieu of waiting for passengers along the airport terminal curbside.

Questions about Parking at BLI

For additional information regarding the airport’s parking lots, please contact the Airport Administration Office at 360-671-5674 or SP+ Airport Services at 360-676-6286.