Parking Information for the Syracuse International Airport ( NY )

SYR Cell Phone Waiting Lot

Located in the same location as the old Observation Area, the Cell Phone Lot gives drivers picking up passengers a place to wait without blocking the curb line in front of the main terminal.

Improving Traffic & Reducing Congestion

By using the Cell Phone Lot, guests can improve the flow of traffic and reduce congestion, particularly during peak periods.

Free to Use, with no cost to park

There is no charge to park in the Cell Phone Lot, and anyone wishing to continue to use it as an observation area is free to do so.

Drivers must stay with their vehicle at all times

Drivers are required to stay with their vehicles at all times while using the lot. Unattended vehicles are subject to ticketing.

Directions to the Cell Phone Lot

To find the cell phone lot, please turn right at the traffic light and follow the signs for “Observation Area / Cell Phone Lot.”

Alternatively, guests can locate the cell phone lot by using the map featured, or by getting directions here.

Picking-Up & Dropping-Off Passengers

Picking-up passengers:

Drivers picking up arriving passengers should follow the color-coded signs to wait in the designated arrivals pick up areas for Terminal A and Terminal B (please see image above), located at the outer curb lines of each terminal. Only those passengers with mobility issues will be permitted to be picked up at the front curb line in the designated, marked handicap spots.

As a reminder, vehicles are not allowed to sit and wait along the road leading into the airport, including the side of the road entering the front curb line on the Terminal A (south) side of the airport. This is to protect the safety of motorists and pedestrians alike. Please wait for your arriving passenger in the designated areas (please see image above).

Motorists arriving on airport property are encouraged to pay close attention to the flashing signs prior to the traffic light on Col. Eileen Collins Blvd for instructions on the new pickup locations.

The airport has an active front curb line, intended for active drop offs only. This means that motorists are not permitted to stand or park at the curb line for any reason. Signs are located on the curb line informing drivers of the active curb line and warning against standing or parking along side of it.

SYR arrivals

Dropping-off passengers:

Departing passengers may continue to be dropped off at the front curb line of the airport. As a reminder, the front curb line is an active curb line, meaning only active drop offs are permitted at the curb line.

For information about using taxis or rideshare services, please click here.