San Antonio RiverWalk Parking Lots & Free On-Street Spots

San Antonio RiverWalk Parking

The San Antonio RiverWalk, also spelled as River Walk, is a public park and urban street by the river offering miles of attractions and activities. Lined with shops, restaurants, hotels, and a museum, this is the most popular downtown area in San Antonio, Texas, along with the nearby Alamo. Our team will help you snatch a cheap spot in public garages and learn about street parking restrictions. You’ll also discover how to save time and bypass traffic by taking a train. 

Car Parking for RiverWalk Visitors

Plenty of metered spots are located within walking distance, especially north and west of the RiverWalk. Parking meters are in effect between 8 AM and 6 PM Monday through Saturday, and the cost is around $2 per hour.

RiverWalk hotels also offer convenient parking services, but the non-guest prices are exorbitant.  So, our team discovered the area’s most affordable public parking structures. Most charge $2 per 30 minutes during the first few hours of parking, and then the daily rate applies.

Parking Facility Address Daily Rate Event Rate
Convention Center Garage 41 S Bowie St. $10 $15
Houston Street Garage 111 College St. $10 $15
South Alamo Lot 418 S Alamo St. $15 $15
City Tower Garage 117 W Commerce St. $10 $15
Martinez Parking Lot S Alamo & Martinez St. $15 $15
Houston/Nolan Lot Houston @ Elm $3 $10

Convention Center Garage

San Antonio RiverWalk Free Parking

Downtown San Antonio street parking is free on Sundays and after 6 PM on other days. The city-run garages and lots offer complimentary parking on most Tuesdays after 6 PM. This is known as Downtown Tuesday. If you want to stay in a nearby hotel, click here to find San Antonio RiverWalk hotels with free parking.

Bus Parking Availability 

Nearby parking garages aren’t suitable for oversized vehicles and buses, but drivers should head to Travis Park or The Alamodome. Call 210-207-7755 for on-street parking options or learn more about The Alamodome Parking. The venue is also available at 210-207-3663.

Public Transportation Options

Amtrak’s station at 350 Hoefgen Avenue is half a mile east of the San Antonio River Walk. It hosts Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle services, ideal for out-of-towners. These lines connect San Antonio to New Orleans, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and Dallas.

Once you reach the city, use VIA buses to get around. Several bus lines pick up and drop off on East Commerce, East Market, West Market, Navarro, and South St. Marry’s Streets. The regular bus fare is $1.30, while express buses charge $2.60 per person. 

Travelers looking for a ride to or from SAT can arrange a San Antonio Airport Shuttle or Uber.

Other Helpful San Antonio Guides

Aside from San Antonio RiverWalk parking, our helpful guides can speed up your packing process at the following locations.

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