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Overnight parking at NAIA

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The main terminals of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) each have overnight parking facilities. These are all open lots located near the terminals and have roving personnel on motorcycles for security. The overnight parking spaces for Terminals 1 and 2 are located a bit of a walk away from the terminal buildings but are generally spacious and do not reach their full capacities.

Terminal 1’s overnight parking is located on the lot to the right as travelers drive through the security check for vehicles. Terminal 2’s overnight facility is near the old Nayong Pilipino gate and appears to be the combined parking lots of the now-closed theme park and the also closed Philippine Village Hotel. Terminal 3’s overnight parking spaces are generally spread out with most along the service road or driveway that leads to its still closed multi-level parking facility. Other spaces made available for overnight parking are those near the entrance to Terminal 3.

I haven’t tried overnight parking at T1 and T2 but I recently availed of overnight parking at T3. Following are a couple of photos to describe overnight parking at T3, followed by a few tips on how to get a slot in what is always a full area.

Overnight parking spaces are along the service road on the right that ultimately leads to a ramp access to the still closed multi-level parking facility at Terminal 3. There is a sign that states overnight parking is full. Ask for assistance from the security staff to find a slot.

The service road leads to a ramp (visible at the center of the photo) to the closed multi-level parking (also visible on the right of the photo) of Terminal 3.

A tip for those wanting to park their cars for a night or more at Terminal 3: ask nicely for assistance from the security guard at the entrance to the parking lot. They will help you find an open space somewhere (trust me, it’s quite a challenge) in what is always a full overnight parking area. Show your gratitude by tipping. It’s definitely worth it and they’ll probably even check your car to return the favor. And yes… overnight parking fees are quite cheap at 50 pesos (about 1.15 USD) per night.


7 Comments

  1. Aning Reyes says:

    Thank you for writing this blog 🙂 and providing the needed information on overnight parking at he airport.

  2. rose says:

    We availed of their overnight parking in Terminal 3 when we were going on a 4day trip abroad. We were told that the parking area was full, but we insisted that we go in to find a slot ourselves, and just go back out if we don’t find any. Guess what, we didn’t have to drive far to find a slot situated near the entrance. It seemed like the guards never really take the “full parking” sign down so people would ask if they could “assist” them in finding a slot. I suggest that you insist on your right to search for your own slot, and only ask their assistance when you don’t find any luck.

    • d0ctrine says:

      A colleague told me that what he does is just take a ticket and enter the lot without saying he’ll leave his car for one or a few nights. Upon exit he’s charged according to the number of nights incurred.

  3. Allan says:

    They increased their overnight parking fee last month to P300/night. No additional security or facilities added.

  4. fabros javia says:

    sir do you have an idea on how much is the overnight parking rate at the terminal 3 to date? thank you.

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