Parking Deals in Philadelphia
Every parking deal that’s fit to print
With street parking rates in Center City at $2/hour, parking garages and lots can sometimes be a better deal. All the following deals are courtesy of the Philadelphia Parking Authority unless noted otherwise.
On-Street Parking Deals
On Wednesday evenings, meter parking is free in Center City after 5 p.m. (on the rush hour streets, it’s free after 6:30 p.m.). The boundaries are from the Delaware River to the Schuylkill River and from Bainbridge Street to Spring Garden Street.
There is no enforcement of parking meters on major holidays (Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day and Memorial Day). On all other holidays, the PPA tickets unpaid meters.
Every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, all metered parking is free after 11 a.m.
Your first three hours at the AutoPark at the Gallery (10th and Filbert Streets) cost $3/hour.
The AutoPark at Olde City (2nd and Sansom Streets):
With Arden Theater ticket: $2 off
Ritz Theaters validation (after 12 noon Mon. – Sun.): $6.50
The AutoPark at Independence Mall (5th and Market Streets):
Early Bird Special (enter before 9 a.m., exit by 6 p.m.): $12
Independence Visitor Center validation after 5 p.m.: $7.50
National Constitution Center validation after 5 p.m.: $7.50
Lights of Liberty validation after 5 p.m.: $7.50
Phlash discount rate: $9
The AutoPark at the Gallery Mall (44 N. 9th Street):
Super Early Bird: (enter by 8 a.m. and exit by 8 p.m., Mon. – Fri.): $8.50
The AutoPark at Jefferson (10th and Ludlow Streets):
Early Bird Special (enter before 10 a.m., exit by 6 p.m.): $13
Evening rate (after 5 p.m.): $7
Phlash Discount Rate: $7
The AutoPark at JFK Plaza (15th and Arch Streets):
Early Bird Special (enter by 9 a.m., exit by 7 p.m.): $15.75
Evening rate (4 p.m. to 6 a.m.): $8.50
Weekend rate: $8.50
Eagles Game Day (must present game-day ticket): $5
Lot at 19th and Callowhill Streets:
Super Early Bird Special (enter by 8 a.m., exit by 6 p.m.): $8.50
Early Bird Special (enter by 9 a.m., exit by 6 p.m.): $10.50
Evening rate (after 5 p.m.): $6.50
The AutoPark at City Center (15th and Arch Streets):
Early Bird Special (enter by 8 a.m., exit by 6 p.m.): $15
Evening rate (enter after 5 p.m.): $7.50
Weekend rate: $7.50
Eagles Game Day (must present game-day ticket): $5
Philadelphia Gateway Parking Garage (1540 Vine Street):
Early Bird Special (enter by 9 a.m., exit by 6 p.m.): $13
Evening rate (enter after 5 p.m., exit by 9 a.m.): $5
Weekend rate (enter after 5 p.m. on Friday, exit by 9 a.m. Monday): $5
Lot at 8th and Chestnut Streets:
Early Bird Special (enter by 9 a.m., exit by 6 p.m.): $12
Evening rate (enter after 5 p.m.): $7
Saturday rate: $8
Central Parking lot at 21st and Sansom:
Weekday rate (enter before 9:00 a.m., exit by 6 p.m.): $12.
Convention Center Parking* (142 N. Broad Street):
Daily rate: $12 max
Early Bird Special (enter before 9 a.m.): $10
Evening rate (enter after 4 p.m.): $6
Weekend rate: $8
Campus Park and Ride* (1600 S. Warfield Street):
Daily rate: $4 for up to 5 hours, $8 max
Daily RV rate: $20
*Non-PPA Parking Facility
Free Neighborhood PPA Parking Lots in Philadelphia
1401-15 S. 9th Street
719-35 Christian Street
738-48 S. 7th Street
1339 S. 12th Street
1300-04 Frankford Avenue (Hancock and Somerset)
2132 S. 63rd Street
1345 S. 28th Street
1628 E. Passyunk Avenue
4716-23 Baltimore Avenue
4076 Lancaster Avenue
4712 Umbria Street
4418 Manayunk Avenue
3250 West Lehigh Avenue
2200 Turner Street
401 W. Somerset Street
301 Huntingdon Avenue
517-19 W. Huntingdon Avenue
3434 Kensington Avenue (5th and Indiana)
982 N. 6th Street
7142 Germantown Avenue
4850 N. Broad Street
8400 Seminole (Highland Station)
5526-28 Germantown Avenue
5525 Greene Street
If you’re a cyclist, you’ll be delighted to hear that PPA offers complimentary bicycle parking at the following locations:
Garage at 2nd and Sansom Streets
Garage at 10th and Ludlow Streets
Garage at 10th and Filbert Streets
Lot at 15th and Arch Streets
PPA Regional Rail Parking
Don’t want to deal with the hassle of parking in the city at all? Consider driving to a regional rail station, parking the car and taking the train the rest of the way in to town. You can park your car for up to 24 hours for just $1 at the following stations.
Fern Rock Rail Station Parking Lot (10th and Nedro Street)
Torresdale Rail Station Parking Lot (4900 Grant Avenu)
Fox Chase Rail Station Parking Lot (500 Rhawn Street)
Ryers Rail Station Parking Lot (614 Cottman Avenue)
Additionally, weekend parking is always free in Septa lots.
The $11 Philadelphia International Airport Economy lot fee is a flat daily fee that includes the 20% parking tax and free bus shuttle service to and from the terminals.
For those of you who like to leave your car in long-term parking when you travel, the Philadelphia Airport offers complimentary services like battery jump-starting for cars that lose their charge.
Neighborhood Parking Permits
Many Philadelphia neighborhoods have permit-based parking to ensure that residents are able to find legal parking near their homes. However, this can make things tricky when those residents have house guests who drove into town.
The PPA sells guest neighborhood permits to residents. They can be purchased at the PPA office (3101 Market Street, 2nd Floor, Mon-Fri between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.). Temporary Permits cost $15 for 15 days; Day Permits cost $35 for a pack of 5 permits. You have up to one year from date of purchase to utilize the Day Permits.