St. Augustine Parking
A guide to meters, pay stations, parking lots, taxis, bicycle parking, the St. Augustine shuttle service, and when you can park for free.
St. Augustine Parking
St. Augustine parking meters and pay stations cost $2.50 per hour, or residents can pay $.50 per hour with a Park Now card. There is a three-hour parking limit on city streets, in city lots, there is a four-hour limit. There are a number of pay stations located in central downtown St. Augustine, a few of them are city-owned, some of them are privately owned. City-owned meters and pay stations display the city crests. Some pay stations are for street parking, and others are for lots. The Historic Downtown Parking Garage costs $15 for entry or $3 with a ParkNow card. It accommodates 1,200 vehicles and there is no time limit for parking.
The City of St. Augustine provides a free shuttle service for residents and visitors during the busiest times of the year. Those times are usually during the holidays, major events like festivals, and other special weekends. Click the button to the right of this text to check on our Shuttle Service Page. It will tell you everything you need to know about the shuttle service and the next time it will operate.
Meters, Pay Stations, Garage Location, and Free Parking
- One of the largest lots in St. Augustine is the Castillo de San Marcos lot.
- One-quarter mile south of the Bridge of Lions, there is a pay station located on Avenida Menendez on the opposite side of the bayfront.
- A pay station lot is located behind the Lightner Museum.
- There is street parking on the streets of Granada and Cedar.
- Street parking is available on the parts of King Street and Cathedral Place that parallel to the Plaza de la Constitucion.
- On the corner of Charlotte Street and Treasury Street, there is a pay station lot.
- Grace Lot is on Charlotte Street next to restaurant La Pentola.
- In between streets Hyptolia and Cuna is Toques Place Lot.
- Historic Downtown Parking Facility is located at 1 Cordova St, St Augustine, FL 32084.
- One-quarter mile south of the Bridge of Lions, there are meters on the bayfront side of Avenida Menendez.
- There are 16 individual meters on Valencia Street, near Flagler College.
- On Sundays and national holidays, meters and pay stations marked by the city crest are free.
- Monday through Saturday, city-marked meters and pay stations are free before 8:00 am and after 5:00 pm – parking is free before 10:00 am and after 5:00 pm around the Plaza de la Constitucion (Cathedral Pl. and King St).
- You must have the proper car tag to park in an area marked as residential. Before 7:00 am and after 7:00 pm you may park here free of charge and do not need a tag.
Handicapped Parking in St. Augustine
There are several handicap accessible parking spaces in Historic Downtown. Use the map below to find the parking space most convenient for you!
Florida State Statutes state that persons with a valid handicap license plate or placard may park for free on all public roadways. This includes city-owned parking lots and meters, the Historic Downtown Parking Facility, and the Castillo de San Marcos parking lot. There is no time limit for how long your vehicle may be parked there. But, the St. Augustine City Code states vehicles must be moved every 48 hours on public roadways.
St. Augustine Taxis
Calling a local taxi or Uber during Nights of Lights is ideal for a number of reasons. Instead of driving in circles for a parking place, a taxi can conveniently drop you off at your destination. You also pay a flat fee with a cab and don’t have to worry about feeding the meter or watching the clock. Most importantly, Nights of Lights is a time to celebrate the holidays! While enjoying St. Augustine’s light display you may want to share a bottle of wine over a romantic dinner or join a pub-crawl tour. Driving your vehicle limits activity options, and if you are parked in a meter or pay station area, it also limits the amount of time you have. Taxis and Uber exist in St. Augustine but Lyft does not.
St. Augustine is proud to be a bicycle-friendly city.
Bicycle Rack Locations
- Several bike stations are located along the bayfront, north, and south of the Bridge of Lions.
- At the Visitor Information Center, when you enter from San Marco Ave.
- At the southeast corner of the Historic Downtown Parking Facility.
- At the corner of Orange Street and St. George Street.
- Inside of the Toques Place Lot.
- Across from Lewis Auditorium on Granada Street.