Guide to parking in Melbourne CBD
Whether you’re hitting up some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, heading into work or just escaping the city’s infamous tempermental weather, there is limited parking in Melbourne CBD. Your best bet is to plan ahead of time if you intend on driving and book your parking in advance, so that you’re not circling the busy one way streets.
On-street parking in Melbourne
If you are looking to park for a few hours during the day, you’ll be hard-pressed to find on-street parking. The majority of Melbourne CBD street parking spaces have a time limit of 1 hour during the day and 2 hours after 6:30PM with most restrictions ending at 8:30PM. Parking rates for on-street bays in the CBD start from $7/hour.
Street parking outside of the Melbourne CBD will have longer time limits. This may be an option if you are willing to walk in from the CBD fringe.
Off-street parking in Melbourne City
The City of Melbourne has two car parks within the city – Royal Lane and Russel Place and 200 Little Collins St Car Park. Collins St Car Park rates start from $12 for the first hour.
On the other hand, if you are able to make early bird rates, Secure Parking has car parks across Melbourne available from $15/day provided you park within the time limits provided.
One option is to take a train into Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Central Station or Flinders Street Railway Station or drive and park outside of the CBD and then take a free tram from the outskirts of the city. Melbourne City’s free tram zone starts from Queen Vicotria Markets to Docklands, making it very easy to travel across from one end of the CBD to the other.
Melbourne Town Hall, Chinatown, QV Melbourne, Bourke Street Mall, Chin Chin, Tonka, Southern Cross Station, Melbourne GPO, Melbourne Central, State Library Victoria, Queen Victoria Market, Old Treasury Building, Collins Street, Elizabeth Street, Bourke Street, Flinders Street, Swanston Street, Londsdale Street
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