As any long time Seattle commuter has already learned, ridesharing, carpooling, and vanpools are the fastest, least expensive, and most convenient way to drive downtown on four wheels. But as commuters ourselves, we understand that sometimes you have to drive alone and park, and there are times when you drive friends and family into downtown for shopping and sporting events. On these occasions parking should be the least of your worries.
Parking in downtown Seattle is abundant but rarely free, and it’s worth getting to know the ins and outs. On-street parking is metered in downtown and adjacent neighborhoods, with prices and hours varying by neighborhood. On-street parking is free on Sundays, but time limits still apply. Public and private garages have a wide range of rates and policies. Here are some resources to get you started:
|Interactive Parking Map (Pioneer Square & Waterfront)
“More Parking. Less Circling.” That’s the idea behind a new parking promotion for the Central Waterfront and Pioneer Square.
Real-time short-term parking information, including the number of available parking spaces, for select parking garages in Downtown.
|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