Parking: There When You Need It

As many Downtown Seattle commuters already know, public transit, ridesharing and carpooling are the fastest, least expensive and most convenient ways to get Downtown on four (or more) wheels. However, we all find times when driving Downtown is necessary.

Although there is a large supply of parking Downtown – on-street, garage and surface lots – that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is easy to find or affordable. Use the links below – which include an interactive map of Downtown parking options, a list of major garages, tips for parking Downtown and more – to make sure your parking experience is hassle-free.

Remember: on-street parking is free nights after 8pm in most areas (6pm in some), and all day on Sundays and holidays!


InteractiveParkingMapIcon (Pioneer Square & Waterfront)
Your tool for cheap, easy-to-find parking in Downtown’s Pioneer Square and Waterfront neighborhoods. The participating garages offer rates the same as or less than street parking. Bookmark it on your smart phone’s home screen for Downtown parking info at your fingertips.


Many garages Downtown are outfitted with e-Park technology, a real-time parking guidance system that tells you how many spaces are available in each e-Park garage.


Interactive Parking Map (City-wide)
This map shows on- and off-street parking facilities in Downtown.


On-Street Parking Rates
Check out the map for the new rates in Downtown neighborhoods.


On-Street Parking Pay Stations
Learn about pay station features, their rules, and how they work.


Carpool Parking Options
Learn basic rules, how to apply for permit and find a map for carpool locations