Boston Parking Garages Near North End Attractions and TD Garden

Parking close to TD Garden, Aquarium, Faneuil Marketplace, North End Restaurants

Harbor Garage - Boston parking garages near North End
Boston's North End - A garage is your best bet for parking

Boston parking garages near North End attractions, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, TD Garden, and the Aquarium are life-savers if you must drive and park in this part of the city. 

If you've ever tried to find on-the-street parking in this part of the city, you know how scarce it is. 

And most available spaces along the narrow streets are Boston permit parking spaces marked "North End Residents Only."

The good news is that you'll find slightly cheaper parking rates in the North End of Boston than in nearby downtown - especially if you use "early bird" strategies, discounts, parking lots, and especially if you're parking for events, avoid the most expensive options. 

Of course, you can take the T . . . several stations (North Station, Haymarket, and Aquarium) are conveniently close, and the T almost always provides the most convenient way of getting around Boston if walking isn't an option. 

However, if you must bring your car, try these Boston parking garages in and near the North End.  They're also convenient to TD Garden, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Haymarket, the New England Aquarium, and Boston cruises departing from Long Wharf and Rowes Wharf.

Not sure what's where?  Here is a map of parking garages listed on this page.

Please note:  Although I provide rates for comparisons, Boston parking rates in some garages and lots change frequently - so do check garage websites to verify rates if you're trying to get the best deal.   

 

Boston Harbor Garage at the Aquarium

Harbor Garage - Boston parking garages near North End
Harbor Garage offers convenience to the Aquarium, IMAX,
and departure points for Whale Watching cruises

Address:  70 East India Row (at intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Milk Street)
Near:  Closest parking garage to the New England Aquarium, Simons IMAX Theatre, Boston Harbor Cruises and Whale Watching Cruises; very close to North End, Long Wharf, Rowes Wharf
Reasonably close:  Easy walk across Greenway to Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market / Haymarket    
Forms of payment accepted: Cash, credit card
For more information: 617-720-5135; website

Parking rates: 

  • Daily:  $35  
  • Early Bird:  $15 if you arrive before 8:30am and depart after 4:00pm

Although the Boston Harbor Garage is one of the most expensive Boston parking garages near the North End if you use the regular daily rate, it offers great convenience and amenities.  Especially in bad weather or if you're taking your young children to the Aquarium or IMAX Theatre, both of which are just a few steps away, you'll appreciate how close it is.

If you can take advantage of the Early Bird rate, you'll get a great deal because of the convenience.

Entering the garage, you can insert your credit card in the machine rather than taking a ticket.  Then when you're leaving, just insert your card again to pay.

The garage also offers free battery starting and tire inflating / changing services.  You can also get your car washed and detailed onsite.

 

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North Station Garage

MBTA parking garage under TD Garden / Boston parking garages near North End - www.boston-discovery-guide.comIf you're going to an event at TD Garden, the North Station Garage will be your most convenient option, if not the cheapest. 

The MBTA owns this garage, but recently leased it for 75 years to the Bruins.

Look for the addition of retail shops and a second entrance/exit onto Legends Way and Causeway Street in a few years.

Address:  121 Nashua Street
Near:  Underneath TD Garden/North Station - so if you're headed to a Bruins or Celtics game, or other event here, you'll have direct access to North Station, adjacent to TD Garden
Reasonably close:  Easy walk to Government Center, Faneuil Hall / Quincy Market / Haymarket, and the North End    
Number of spaces:  1,275 (38 accessible) for cars and 20 for bikes
Forms of payment accepted: Cash, credit card
Good to know:  Extra $1 charge if you don't pay in advance
For more information: 617-222-3041

Rates:  Weekdays - $10 for up to 1 hour, $17 for up to 2 hours, $22 for over 2 hours up to 6pm.  Daily max: $32  Evening and weekend non-event rate: $10 flat rate  Event rate: $34 for entry up to 2.5 hours before the event; some events may have different rates

 

North End Parking Garages and Lots - Commercial Street & Atlantic Avenue

Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue loop around the outer perimeter of the North End.  (Note for non-Bostonians who may be wondering: this will seem like the same street when you're driving, but Commercial Street actually veers off to the right as you're going south.  When this happens, stay on Atlantic Ave, no matter what your GPS tells you.) 

Near Lewis Wharf and Sargent's Wharf, you'll find a cluster of 3 parking lots and a garage that usually offer attractive (and sometimes competing) rates - the best cheap parking in Boston's North End.

Parking lot rates vary depending on the day, time, and season, so your best bet is to either drive by or even call them in advance and inquire.  They may also be higher for special events.  Because the lots and garage are close to each other, you can pick whichever one appears to offer the best price.

You can see the locations of these parking lots on the North End Boston parking map at the end of this page.

 

Sargent's Wharf Parking

Sargent's Wharf Parking Lot in Boston's North EndOften the cheapest of the 3 lots in this area, as spaces are tight - park closest to the entrance for easiest parking.

Rates:  Weekdays - $8 for up to 1 hour, $14 for up to 2 hours, $16 for up to 12 hours.  Weekends: $17 flat rate
Address:  269 Commercial Street
For more information: 617-367-1681; no website

 

LAZ Parking 

La-Z Parking lot in Boston's north End

Read the signs carefully because they're sometimes confusing.

Rates:  Weekdays - $9 for up to 1 hour, $15 for up to 1.5 hours, $25 for up to 12 hours. Evenings:  $14; Weekends: $20 flat rate
Address:  290 Commercial Street
For more information: 617-367-6412; no website

 

2 Atlantic Avenue Garage

North End parking - 2 Atlantic Ave GarageI find this underground garage easy to navigate, and rates are similar to the nearby parking lots.  NOT a 24-hour garage - so be sure to note closing times.

Rates:  Weekdays: $10 for up to 1 hour, $15 for up to 3 hours, $16 for up to 10 hours. Evenings:  $14; Weekends: $16 flat rate

Address:  2 Atlantic Ave
For more information: 617-854-3365; no website

 

Lewis Wharf Parking Lot

Lewis Wharf parking lot in Boston's North End Weekend ratesBest bargain at Lewis Wharf Parking is the $15 rate for 10 hours or less.

Rates:  Weekdays - $10 for up to 1 hour, $15 for up to 10 hours, $25 for up to 24 hours. Weekends - $15 flat rate

Address:  28 Atlantic Ave
For more information: 617-227-3713; no website

 

Parcel 7 Garage - Cheapest Parking Garage in Boston . . .IF you have validation!

Parcel 7 Garage is not Boston's newest, cleanest, or sleekest garage, and the ramps are kind of steep . . . but it's really, really cheap (if you shop at Haymarket), really, really convenient, and in my opinion, one of the best parking bargains in Boston. 

How cheap?  Would you believe only $3 for up to 3 hours?

Here's the catch - you have to have your ticket validated.  But no worries - lots of North End businesses, including ImprovAsylum and most restaurants, validate.  I've never seen a comprehensive list - so call your destination, and ask if they validate for Parcel 7.  Best bet in a pinch: Adam's Pizza & Convenience Store at the corner of Hanover and Blackstone will validate with any purchase. 

Unfortunately, even though Parcel 7 qualifies as an "insider's secret," there are plenty of "insiders" . . . so sometimes it's full.  If you plan to park at Parcel 7, always have a #2 choice in mind.

Address:  92 Sudbury Street (but use 110 New Sudbury Street for your GPS, and when you're returning to the garage to get your car, use Stairwell 1 on the Hanover Street side across from Bell in Hand.
Near:  Haymarket, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Government Center / City Hall Plaza; walk across the Greenway to the North End, waterfront, Boston cruises, New England Aquarium
Reasonably close:  TD Garden and nearby bars / nightlife venues, West End, Downtown Boston     
Forms of payment accepted: Cash, credit cards
For more information:  617-973-6954; no website

Parking rates: 

  • Regular daily rates:  $10/1 hr, $20/2 hr, $25/3 hr, $28/4 hr 
  • Bargain rates with validation:  $1 for up to 2 hours parking, $3 for up to 3 hours . . . but regular $28+ rate kicks in for over 3 hours. 

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Government Center Garage

Address:  50 New Sudbury Street; entrances on New Sudbury Street and New Chardon Street; easy access to I-93 northbound and southbound ramps, and right above the Haymarket T station
Near:  Haymarket, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, West End / Government Center / City Hall Plaza, Suffolk University
Reasonably close:  TD Garden and nearby bars / nightlife venues, Downtown Boston; walk across the Greenway to the North End, waterfront, Boston cruises, New England Aquarium     
Number of spaces:   2,000
Forms of payment accepted: Cash, credit cards
For more information:  617-227-0385; website

Parking rates: 

  • Daily parking rates:  Starts at $7 for 20 minutes hour or less.  $30 for 1 hour 40 minutes or less.  $35 maximum daily rate.  
  • Evening/weekend rates:  $11 if you enter after 5pm and exit before 5am Mondays - Fridays.  $11 all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Not valid during Garden events.
  • TD Garden event rates:  $25 for up to 10 hours
Boston's Government Center Parking Garage near the North End and Faneuil Hall

Government Center regular daily rates are high . . . but attractive for evening and weekend parking, and competitive for TD Garden event parking.

Plus, if you love mid-century modern and Brutalist style architecture, you'll be parked right in the middle of it.

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75 State Street Garage

Address:  75 State Street; entrance at corner of State and Broad Streets
Near: Faneuil Hall Marketplace/Quincy Market, New England Aquarium
Reasonably close:  Haymarket, TD Garden and nearby bars / nightlife venues, Government Center / City Hall Plaza, Downtown Boston; walk across the Greenway to the North End, waterfront, Boston cruises    
Restrictions:   Cannot accommodate large passenger vans or motorcycles
Forms of payment accepted: Cash, check, credit cards
For more information:  617-443-2817; website

Parking rates: 

  • Daily parking rates:  Starts at $8 for 20 minutes hour or less.  $36 for 1 hour 40 minutes or less.  $36 maximum daily rate until 5am.  
  • Evening/weekend/holiday rates:  $16 if you enter after 5pm and exit before 5am Mondays - Fridays.  $16 all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • $3 discount with validation or a discount coupon from participating Faneuil Hall Marketplace stores and restaurants, as well as many other clubs and restaurants in the area (although some give only $2 discounts); take your parking ticket with you.

Daily rates are high, even with the $3 discount available at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and many area restaurants and bars - after all, this is the Financial District - but evening and weekend rates are reasonable, especially with the discount.

 

Map of Boston parking garages near North End attractions

Use this map to find Boston parking garages near North End attractions and other favorites in the area:  Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Boston Harbor cruises, the New England Aquarium, and TD Garden.



This map shows the Boston parking garages near North End attractions that are reasonably priced or offer discounts or cheap prices at certain times. Some of the parking lots are fairly small, and at times, all of the garages and lots fill up - so do take the T when at all possible!

Insider tip for the cheapest parking for TD Garden events:

To save money and possibly time, drive to the Wellington Station T station on Route 16 in Malden or the Sullivan Square T station in Charlestown.  Both are just north of Boston, with MBTA parking lots.  Your trip on the Orange Line to North Station will take only about 5 minutes and barely 3 minutes from Charlestown.   

Although these parking lots fill up with commuters on weekdays, you'll find plenty of parking for evening and weekend events.   Currently (March 2013), you can park here for $6, and the round trip T fare on your Charlie Card will cost $4.

 

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