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 FlyChicago.com 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
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: