Walking, biking, and public transit are the easiest and most cost-effective ways to get around but if you do need to bring your car, some parking options are listed below.
Be sure to check out the parking regulations of your destination before you visit. In some areas parking is restricted to residents only. Pay attention to street cleaning notices and loading/no standing/no stopping zones. Read any signs to avoid a ticket and hefty fines or even worse, getting towed.
Parking Meter Hours
Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Costs vary between $1.25 and $3.75 per hour
2 hours maximum unless otherwise posted.
Sundays and Government-Recognized Holidays
Meters are free and there is no time limit.
ParkBoston: Meters Paid by App
No more digging for quarters; you can now pay for street parking in Boston with your phone. ParkBoston is a mobile app for iPhones and Androids and will work at meters marked with the ParkBoston sign
For more information on parking meters in the city, www.cityof boston.gov/parking.
Bostonians can now search, find and reserve parking right here, and right now. Reserve parking ahead of time to know how much you will pay, and where exactly you will park using the SpotHero App.
If you are visiting Boston, you probably want to focus on enjoying our attractions and events, not worrying about limited parking time at meters. Although parking in and around Boston can be confusing there are numerous parking garages and lots. Many apps and websites offer tips and price comparisons for parking garages in the city.
Back Bay Garages
Boston Common Garage, Zero Charles Street
Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street
Pilgrim Parking, 50 Dalton Street (Hynes Auditorium Garage)
100 Clarendon Street, 100 Clarendon Street
10 St James Garage, 10 St James Avenue
Copley Place Parking, 2 Copley Place
Motor Mart Garage, 26 Park Plaza
Pilgrim Parking Inc, 404 Stuart Street
Symphony Garage, 41 Westland Avenue
33 Arch Street Garage , 33 Arch Street
101 Arch Street Garage, 101 Arch Street
45 Province Street Garage, 45 Province Street
99 Summer Street Garage, 99 Summer Street
125 Summer Street Garage, 125 Summer Street
One Devonshire Place, One Devonshire Street
Hyatt Regency Boston Garage, 2 Avenue de Lafayette
Lafayette City Center Garage, 1 Avenue de Lafayette
Pi Alley Garage, 275 Washington Street
Post Office Square Garage, 130 Congress Street
Theater District Garage, 47 Boylston Street