Pay Per Day
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Learn more about parking policies, stations, and payment options.
If you only need to park at an MBTA lot or garage for a few days a month, you can pay for parking by the day.
Daily Parking at Garages
Daily rates depend on the location of the garage, the day of the week, and the length of your stay. Prices range from $2 to $15.
Please note that monthly parking permits are not available at MBTA garages.
Each garage has walk up kiosks where you can pay for parking—just scan your ticket at the machine and then pay with cash, credit, or debit.
You can do this just before you leave, but we recommend prepaying for the day (up to 14 hours) to avoid long lines on your way out.
At some MBTA garages, reloadable tap cards are available to make entering and exiting the garage easier.
To get one, drop an application off at the garage where you prefer to park. Applications are processed on weekdays, generally within 24 hours, and you can pick up your card at the same office. Then, load it with money at the payment kiosks.
Download a tap card application or pick one up at the garage office.
Tap cards are available at:
Please note that tap cards only work at the garage for which they are issued.
Daily Parking at Lots
Daily rates depend on the location of the lot and the day of the week. Prices range from $2 to $9.
Monthly permits are available for MBTA lots.
The MBTA works with PayByPhone to let you pay for vehicle parking in seconds. PayByPhone is a cashless, easy, and secure way to pay for parking.
You can use PayByPhone to purchase single-day or multi-day passes (5 or 14 consecutive days). If you park at a lot regularly, you may want to get a monthly parking pass.
PayByPhone Mobile App
- Download the PayByPhone app on your smartphone
- Register your license plate number and credit or debit card
- Provide the PayByPhone location number on your lot’s signage
- Call 866-234-7275
- Provide the PayByPhone location number on your lot's signage
- Pay by credit or debit card
Please note that if you don't pay before midnight on the day you park, you'll receive an invoice for unpaid parking, which includes the daily rate plus a $1 surcharge for processing. Customers are encouraged to pay within 30 minutes after parking.