If you are going to TD Garden and you must drive, you will want to know where you are planning on leaving your car and parking before you leave.
Driving and parking in downtown Boston can be difficult but is doable if you are prepared.
Fortunately, this guide should allow you to make the best decision for your trip and budget!
North Station Garage
Whether you are going to TD Garden for a Boston Bruins game, a Celtics game, or any other event, one of the easiest and most convenient parking options is the North Station Garage. The North Station Garage is beneath TD Garden, with elevators that will take you right up into the stadium.
The hours for the North Station Garage are 5 a.m. to 1 a.m, so if you’re planning to leave your car overnight or stay out later, you should choose to park somewhere else. The North Station Garage does not offer re-entry service.
North Station Garage is open for only $54 if you arrive three hours before an event is scheduled to start and stay for up to 8 hours. During Big Night Live Events, this rate is only $40.
All other times, rates for the North Station Garage are as follows:
- Up to 1 hour: $16
- Up to 2 hours: $24
- Up to 3 hours: $36
- Up to 12 hours: $48
- Daily Maximum: $75
- Early Bird Special (in by 9 a.m., out by 6 p.m.): $26
- Nights/Weekends (in by 6 p.m., out by 1 a.m.): $26
If you’re looking to park and charge your electric vehicle, North Station Garage is one of the best options. This garage has multiple charging stations available on floors 1 and 3. If you are looking to use the EV stations, you should make sure to enter on the Causeway Street ramp and make a right on level 1.
The North Station Garage has 2 ramps. The first is the Nashua Street ramp, which can be found at 121 Nashua Street. The second ramp is the Causeway Street ramp which is located at 140 Causeway Street.
The Alcott Garage is less than a quarter-mile walk to TD Garden and is an excellent parking option if you’re looking for a 24-hour garage in the area. Alcott Garage is located under The Alcott Apartments and is also known as Garden Garage. It is open 24/7 and does not offer re-entry services.
Pricing for the Alcott garage is variable, depending on the time of day and day of the week, but online pre-booking rates start at just $14 for an hour. To check the price for your specific event or travel time, look at SpotHero, the official partner for the garage.
The Alcott Garage is at 35 Lomasney Way, near the intersection of Lomasney Way and Martha Road.
Washington Street Parking Lot
The Washington Street Parking Lot is a good option for those who don’t want to park themselves! Less than a quarter-mile from TD Garden, this parking lot offers only valet service and is uncovered- so keep that in mind if you’re looking to park in the winter.
The Washington Street Parking Lot is a 24/7 facility, so don’t worry about getting out in time. If you are parking for more than 24 hours, this lot also offers re-entry services, so it is a good option if you are planning on leaving and coming back.
Event parking for Washington Street is $50, so you’ll only be saving four dollars by parking here instead of in the North Station Garage. You will, however, save yourself the trouble of finding a spot with a convenient valet.
Other pricing for parking is as follows:
On non-event days or event days before 6 p.m.:
- Up to 1/2 hour: $10
- Up to 1 hour: $20
- Up to 2 hours: $25
- Up to 10 hours: $30
- Up to 24 hours/ Daily Rate: $40
Evening hours for non-event days, 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
- Sunday to Thursday: 19$
- Friday through Saturday: 25$
- Early Bird Special (Monday – Friday, enter between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m., exit by 6 p.m.): $22
This lot is at 181 N. Washington Street, on the East side of the road between Causeway Street and Thatcher Street.
Longfellow Place Garage
Longfellow Place Garage is just a short walk to TD Garden and is one of a few garages with electric vehicle charging available. Longfellow garage is open 24/7 and is a self-parking, covered garage that does not offer re-entry services.
Longfellow Garage has consistent rates most of the time, but charges more for event parking, so double-check the prices if you’re going to an event. Event prices range from $20-$50, on par with most other garages. The rest of the time, Longfellow Garage rates are as follows:
- Up to 1 hour: $12
- Up to 2 hours: $24
- Up to 3 hours: $36
- Up to 24 hours: $48
- Early Bird Special (enter before 8 a.m. and leave between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.): $25
Longfellow Garage is located at 60 Staniford Street, on the West side of the road, between Merrimac St. and O’Connell Way.
Government Center Garage
The Government Center Garage is another great option for those looking to charge their electric vehicles, as it has several charging stations available. The Government Center Garage is a great spot to leave your car and walk to TD Garden. It is open 24/7 and does not offer re-entry services.
The Government Center Garage has a special $40 rate for events, which is lower than some other garages. If you are going to an event at TD Garden, you’ll get a little extra time as well, as you can enter any time after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event, and stay until 5 a.m the next day. For all events at other locations, you can enter three hours before the event and stay until 5:00 a.m. for the same rate of $40.
Aside from event parking, The Government Center Garage offers great rates for downtown parking in general, which are listed below:
- Monday through Friday entering between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Up to 20 minutes: $9
- Up to 40 minutes: $19
- Up to 1 hour and 20 minutes: $27
- Up to 1 hour and 40 minutes: $33
- Daily Rate: $42
- Early Bird Special (enter between 5 am and 9:30 a.m. and leave before 8:30 p.m.): $30
The Government Center Garage has two entrances and exits. The first is located at 50 Sudberry Street, between Bowker Street and Congress Street. The second is located at 125 Bowker Street, right off of New Chardon Street.
Center Plaza Parking Garage
The Center Plaza Parking Garage is just a short half-mile walk to TD Garden and is open 24/7. As with most garages in the area, Center Plaza does not offer re-entry services to patrons. This garage is usually self-park, but during events and other busy times may utilize a valet service instead.
Moving a just little farther away from TD Garden and choosing Center Plaza will save you some money if you’re willing to take the short walk. Rates at this garage are much lower than many other garages in the area.
On weeknights, Center Plaza offers parking for $15 if you get into the garage after 4 p.m. and leave before 5 a.m.
On weekdays, Center Plaza offers parking at the following rates:
- Up to 20 minutes: $10
- Up to 40 minutes: $20
- Up to 1 hour: $30
- Up to 80 minutes: $38
- Early Bird Special (enter between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. and exit after 4 p.m.): $32
The Center Plaza Parking Garage has two entrances and exits. The first is located at 75 Somerset Street, between Ashburton Place and Cambridge Street. The second is located at 32 Tremont Street, between Court Street and Beacon Street.
North End Garage
The North End Garage is open 24/7 and has less than a half-mile walk to TD Garden. The North End Garage does not offer re-entry services. It is important to note that this garage also rents monthly spots, so it could fill up more quickly than other garages.
The North End Garage offers $44 parking for all events in the downtown area. During other times, they offer parking at the following rates:
- Up to half an hour: $10
- Up to 1 hour: $16
- Up to 1.5 hours: $20
- Up to 2 hours: $24
- Up to 10 hours: $28
- Up to 24 hours: $38
- Evenings (entering after 5 p.m. and exiting before 5 a.m.)
- Sunday through Wednesday: $20
- Thursday through Saturday: $26
- Early Bird Special (Available Monday through Friday if you enter between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. and exit by 6 p.m. the same day): $23
The North End Garage’s address is 600 Commercial Street, between Prince Street and Hull Street.
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