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Parking and Driving

Traffic & Parking Advisories


Road Closure on Saturday, July 14th

Milk Street from Hawley Street to Washington Street will be closed to vehicles from 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 14th.


The Best Garages & Routes 

Back Deck in Downtown Boston taken by BID Ambassador Marsha

Public Garages

Downtown Boston has more than 6,300 parking spaces in thirteen public parking garages. Most garages offer discounted parking rates on nights and weekends. We find that people are pleasantly surprised to discover how convenient parking in Downtown Boston really is.

The following is a list of some of downtown's largest public parking garages:

Getting Here

The following directions offer the simplest routes to reach Downtown Boston.

From the north
Follow either I-93 or Route 1 to the Central Artery (I-93) and take Exit 20A toward South Station. Turn right on Summer Street to head into the heart of the Downtown District.

From the south
Follow I-93 and take Exit 20 toward South Station. Follow Lincoln Street into the District.

From the west
Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to the I-93 interchange. Stay left toward I-93 N and take Exit 24 toward South Station. Turn left on Kneeland Street and then right on Lincoln Street or Washington Street into the District.

Zipcar In Downtown

Zipcar car-sharing service is easy and available in Boston with parking spaces throughout downtown. Use this link to discover all the possibilities of car-sharing in Downtown Boston.