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 Cost
Costs vary between $1.25 and $3.75 per hour Time Limit
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.
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
617.954.2098 Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street
617.236.3060 Pilgrim Parking, 50 Dalton Street (Hynes Auditorium Garage)
617.247.8006 100 Clarendon Street, 100 Clarendon Street
617.275.0151 10 St James Garage, 10 St James Avenue
617.482.6613 Copley Place Parking, 2 Copley Place
617.353.0222 Motor Mart Garage, 26 Park Plaza
617.482.8380 Pilgrim Parking Inc, 404 Stuart Street
617.421.0021 Symphony Garage, 41 Westland Avenue