Downtown St. Augustine parking garage

Historic Downtown Parking Facility at the Visitor Information Center.

Public parking at Castillo de San Marcos

Public parking is available at the Castillo de San Marcos.

Parking kiosk in downtown St. Augustine

Parking kiosks accept cash, credit cards and debit cards.

Parking meters

Parking meters accept coins and credit cards.

Downtown St. Augustine parking garage
Public parking at Castillo de San Marcos
Parking kiosk in downtown St. Augustine
Parking meters

Park in St. Augustine

Parking Tips for St. Augustine's Historic District


Parking in St. Augustine's historic district can be a challenge during peak visitation times. For more information on parking in St. Augustine, please visit the City of St. Augustine website.

Free Park & Ride Shuttle during Nights of Lights

The City of St. Augustine will once again offer a free park and ride shuttle on the peak dates of the Nights of Lights. Starting on Light-Up! Night, Saturday, November 17, the opening night of the annual holiday lighting event, the free park and ride shuttle will continue on Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend (November 23 & 24) and then every Saturday in December.
The shuttle will operate this year from 1-11 p.m. from two parking locations north of the downtown:

A map of the Nights of Lights Free Park & Ride Shuttle route is available on the website.
On Saturday, November 17, for Light-Up! Night only, free park and ride shuttle services will be expanded to include service along Anastasia Blvd., from 4 - 11 p.m. picking up passengers at the following locations:

Shuttle service on Anastasia Island on Light-Up! Night is provided by Historic Tours of America and Ripley's Red Train Tours.  A map of the Light-Up! Night shuttle service route is available on the website

Year-Round Parking Information

The best place to park is the Historic Downtown Parking Facility adjacent to the Visitor Information Center at 10 W. Castillo Drive. The parking garage is an easy walk to the Visitors Information Center and the historic district. Cost to park in the garage for the full day and evening hours is $15 per car. Cash, credit card and debit cards accepted.

Metered/Pay Station

Parking lots are located throughout the downtown area, and on-street parking is available in many areas. Some areas require payment for parking with a pay station and others with meters. Pay stations owned by the City of St. Augustine take cash or credit cards. You will know it is a city parking lot or meter because it will have the City of St. Augustine seal on it. Meters accept only coins – no credit or debit cards.  There are also private parking lots. Private pay stations accept cash, credit and debit cards (Visa or Mastercard). Parking in these areas is enforced 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, excluding national holidays. The Castillo de San Marcos lot is enforced seven days a week, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Note that enforcement in the King Street/Cathedral Place area begins at 10 a.m. Monday-Saturday.

For more information, contact Customer Service at 904-825-1034.

Parking information provided by the City of St. Augustine and St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.