Downtown Annapolis Transportation
Free Downtown Annapolis Circulator Bus now runs along West Street and takes you to Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis City Hall, City Dock, and Main Street. Please pick it up at designated stops. It makes it easy to park in parking garages along West Street and Calvert Street and quickly get near the waterfront.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 6 AM-11 PM
Saturday: 7 AM-11 PM
Sunday: 8 AM-8 PM
Parking tips for downtown Annapolis
The historic downtown Annapolis area is a beautiful small area that is easily walkable or bikeable from any of our Annapolis parking garages or parking lots. The majority of on-street parking is limited to 2-hour parking or less and is paid to park. On commercial streets, you can pay at kiosks or use the ParkMobile app. On residential streets, you must pay using the ParkMobile App. This is perfect for those coming in for a short time and needing quick access to their favorite store or restaurant. Enforcement is pretty strict for on-street parking. On-street parking starts at $2 per hour and is $3 per on City Dock and $4 per hour on residential streets.
For those coming to spend longer periods of time, the parking garages all allow for all-day parking at very reasonable rates. If it's your first time visiting downtown Annapolis the Gotts Court Parking Garage is right next to the Visitors Center where you can pick up walking maps, and guidebooks, and get other information to make your visit go smoothly. Many of the downtown Annapolis parking garages along West Street are also served by a free circulator shuttle that runs every 10 minutes or less and takes you downtown. There are designated stops where it will stop and pick you up. See the circulator shuttle's current location, stops, and route by clicking here. Hillman Parking Garage is the closest Parking Garage to Main Street/City Dock area and it is scheduled to reopen on June 14th with entrances on both Duke of Gloucester and Gorman Streets.
There are also new transportation options including an electric trolly and an on-demand shuttle to help get you around downtown Annapolis. Click here to learn about the new transportation options in downtown Annapolis.
Free and Discounted Annapolis Parking Garage Options for Everyone Year Around
1) Calvert Street Parking Garage (19 St. Johns Street) Free weekdays starting at 6 pm and free all day Saturday and Sunday
2) Whitmore Parking Garage (25 Clay Street) is free on Sundays until 4 pm or $2 every evening after 4 pm and $6 before 4 pm Monday to Saturday.
3) Gotts Court, Knighton, and Park Place Parking Garages are free on Sundays until 1 pm) Free on-street parking for up to 9 hours is next to St John's College on both St Johns Street and King George Street.
Earn free Annapolis parking with Park Shop and Dine. Make a purchase from select retailers and restaurants and they will give you a voucher for 2-hour free parking at Hillman, Gotts Court, Knighton, or Park Place parking garages.
Other Annapolis Parking Specials
$1 per hour every day at Park Place Parking Garage and it has a free shuttle to downtown.
$2 all-evening parking for every day at Whitmore Parking Garage (25 Clay Street) starting at 4 pm.
$6 All-day Saturday parking at Whitmore Parking Garage (25 Clay Street)
Free parking for City of Annapolis Residents for 2 hours at Hillman, Gotts Court, Knighton, and Park Place Parking Garages. Visit Annapolis Parking's office at 60 West Street and Park Place Parking Garage to get your free parking passes.
Annapolis Parking garages are cheaper the farther you park from City Dock i.e. Park Place, West Garrett, Knighton, Calvert, and Whitmore Parking Garages. All of these Annapolis Parking Garages are located along Calvert Street or West Street.
Employee Parking is just $3 all day if you park at Park Place Parking Garage plus get a free shuttle downtown. Employers can sign up for their employees at the 60 West Street parking office.
If you are riding your bike into or around town click here for all bike rack locations to park your bike. Some of the bike rack locations include Susan Campbell Park, Market House, Hillman Parking Garage, Gotts Court Parking Garage, Mitchell Gallery at St John's College, and the Visitors Center. If you are staying at the Westin Hotel or Graduate Hotel ask for a loaner bike during your visit. This is a great way to travel into town for those living or staying nearby. Plus you get a little exercise and save the planet at the same time.
Handicap parking in downtown Annapolis is available in all parking garages. There are also a few on-street handicapped spaces in the commercial areas downtown. Plus those with a handicap tag or hangtag may park on the streets for double the amount of the time posted. There is a free circulator shuttle bus to downtown for those that park at the Park Place and Knighton Parking Garages.
Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations near Downtown Annapolis are located in Park Place Parking Garage, Knighton Parking Garage, Gotts Court Parking Garage, Hillman Parking Garage, 29 St Johns Street, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and the Annapolis Public Libraries. To see maps and additional Annapolis EV charging stations in the area click here.
The City of Annapolis has Free Parking for the Holidays between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Park for free on-street parking on commercial streets for 3 hours. Please park in a parking garage if you plan to stay longer. The Circulator shuttle will pick you up from Park Place and Knighton parking garages and take you downtown for free.
For more parking information including addresses of all parking garages and parking rates go to the two City of Annapolis parking websites www.AccessAnnapolis.com and www.annapolisparking.com
Arrive by bus, taxi, water taxi, shuttle, or rideshare and you can avoid having to drive or park.
Bird is an affordable, environmentally friendly transportation solution with e-scooters and e-bikes located throughout Annapolis. Download the App here
See the app for the rental fee.
Hail a free tram and hop on and off anywhere along the route. This 10 Minute trolley travels a pre-determined route (view route here) Perfect option with parking at Gotts Court Parking Garage, Whitmore Parking Garage, and Calvert Street Parking Garage, when your destination is the MD Ave shopping district, Statehouse, St Johns College or gate 3 of the US Navel Academy.
Friday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm