Financial District Parking

Last Updated: September 18, 2016



In This Guide

Things to Know Before Heading Out

The Financial District is the most dense area of San Francisco. For visitors, we recommend nabbing an off-street parking spot for your visit to the Financial District. Sites like SpotHero feature off-street parking in the San Francisco Financial District where you can compare and book in advance.

If you decide to make a go at street parking, make sure you keep these things in mind:

Street Parking in San Francisco

  • Residential Restrictions: A small portion of the Financial District is within Residential Parking Zone C. Unless you have a permit, you can only park for two hours at a time. Residential zone signs are not prevalent, so check the map below in advance to ensure you don’t accidentally park in a restricted zone.
  • San Francisco Rules: For more on the nuances of San Francisco street parking, including info on curb colors and rules, visit the SFMTA site or our parking basics page.

Off-Street Parking in San Francisco

  • Don’t Get Shut Out: Verify the operating hours of the garage. Some garages close early.
  • Reserve in Advance: It’s wise to reserve parking in advance to guarantee a spot.

Best Places to Park in The Financial District

Best Parking Spot: The Golden Gateway Garage at 250 Clay St stands out for its great location, weekend rate, and and shuttle programs to other neighborhoods.


Financial District Parking Lots and Garages

View the map below or directly on Google for a list of parking options in the Financial District.

345 California Center Garage
111 Battery St
  • Known For: Having a difficult to find entrance; it’s on Battery St, not California St.
  • Tip: Has EV Charging (source: Yelp User Image)
  • Entrance: On Battery St, south of California St on the right.

345-california-center-garage entrance

Tower Valet Parking Lot
530 Broadway
(415) 341-1592
Garage Website

Zenanli Parking Inc
425 Broadway
(415) 249-0974

Priority Parking Parking Lot
825 Sansome St
(415) 777-4042
Garage Website

350 Pacific Ave Lot
350 Pacific Ave

768 Sansome St Lot – California Parking
768 Sansome St
Garage Website

750 Front St. – Valet Garage
750 Front St

104 Columbus Ave – Ace Parking Lot
104 Columbus Ave

555 Jackson St. – Garage
555 Jackson St
Garage Website

Portsmouth Square Garage
733 Kearny St
Garage Website

  • Known For: Being between the Financial District and Chinatown.
  • Tips: There is a public restroom available to parkers.

643 Washington St. – Hilton Garage
643 Washington St

533 Clay St. – Valet (475 Sansome Garage)
533 Clay St

Le Méridien Hotel Garage
451 Clay St

Le Méridien Hotel Parking Valet
425 Clay St

Transamerica Pyramid Parking Garage
600 Montgomery St

  • Known For: Garage directly underneath the Transamerica Pyramid. Private Parking.
  • Tips: Entrance on Washington St

Golden Gateway Garage
250 Clay St

  • Known For: Being a great location in the Financial District. Parking option for the Farmer’s Market. $3 weekend parking. A shuttle program to Chinatown; learn more about the shuttle program.
  • Tips: Closes at 10 PM.

650 California St. Garage
743 Sacramento St

550 Kearny Parking Garage
665 Sacramento St

580 California St Garage
580 California St

505 Montgomery St Garage
635 Sacramento St

201 California St Garage – Ampco
201 California St

St. Mary’s Square Garage
433 Kearny St

555 California St Garage
555 California St

235 Pine St Garage
235 Pine St

36 Front St Garage
36 Front St

  • Known For: Being under the First Republic Bank

222 Kearny St Garage
222 Kearny St

333 Bush St Garage
333 Bush St

225 Bush St. – Valet Garage
225 Bush St

Post Montgomery Center Garage
120 Kearny St

225 Bush St. – Valet Garage
225 Bush St

1 Bush St Garage
1 Bush St


Top Financial District Parking Tip

  • If you find a metered spot with an hourly rate more than $3 per, you’re typically better off parking in a garage

Street Parking in the San Francisco Financial District

Best Bets for Street Parking




There’s a good stretch of parking meters at the northeast corner of the Financial District. This is metered zone Area 2, so it only costs between $1-$3 per hour, with a limit of 1-4 hours (check meter for specifics).

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This is a set of angled metered parking spots on Washington St (a one-way street heading east), just a block away from the Transamerica Pyramid.

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Look for good petered parking heading into the Financial District from Dragon’s Gate in Chinatown.



Financial District Parking Meter Locations and Rate Areas



Metered street parking is available in the Financial District. Restrictions follow the city-wide colored curb system, where painted curb colors align with restrictions during certain times. See the parking basics page for details.

The Financial District has two pricing zones for metered street parking.

  • Green: “Area 2” – meters enforced between 7AM-6PM Mon-Sat, $1-$3 per hour; limit 1-4 hours
  • Blue: “Area 5” – meters enforced between 7/9AM-6PM Mon-Sat, $.25-$6 per hour; limit 2-unlimited hours

See meter locations and rate areas for all of San Francisco on the city’s website.


Smart Pricing Street Parking in the Financial District

Prices at the meter can fluctuate with demand in the Financial District via San Francisco’s Smart Pricing Program. Nearly all of the Financial District has Smart Pricing. Be prepared for inconsistent meter rates between $.25 and $6 per hour, and limits between two hours and unlimited.


Learn more about how the program works, or use the live map to find availability, pricing, as well as street sweeping and other restrictions.


Paying for Metered Parking in the Financial District

Like all parking meters in San Francisco, parking meters in the Financial District accept coins, credit cards, PaybyPhone, and pre-paid SFMTA Parking Cards. Read more about the street meter payment options.

SFMTA cards are available at the following retailers in the Financial District:

  • Walgreens
    300 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    $20 Parking Card, $50 Parking Card
  • Cafe Good Earth
    835 Kearny Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    1-Day Visitor Passport, 3-Day Visitor Passport, 7-Day Visitor Passport, Map
  • Take 5
    155 Montgomery Street #151
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    $20 Parking Card
  • Fog City News
    455 Market Street, Suite 125
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    $20 Parking Card, $50 Parking Card, 3-Day Visitor Passport, 7-Day Visitor Passport, Map
  • Walgreen’s
    33 Drumm Street
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    $20 Parking Card, 1-Day Visitor Passport, 3-Day Visitor Passport, 7-Day Visitor Passport
  • Embarcadero Public Transit Kiosk
    Embarcadero Station at Market Street
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    1-Day Visitor Passport, 3-Day Visitor Passport, 7-Day Visitor Passport
  • Louie Brothers Book Store
    754 Washington Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    $20 Parking Card, Map


Financial District Residential Parking Zone

Four and a half city blocks in the northwest corner of the Financial District are within Residential Permit Parking Zone C.



Parkers without this permit are permitted to park for the posted time limit (typically 2-hours) unless other restrictions apply. You can view the full San Francisco residential permit map here.

Free Street Parking in the Financial District

Free street parking is allowed in the Financial District after 6 PM Monday through Saturday, and all day Sunday unless otherwise posted. Vehicles must be moved before meter enforcement hours begin at 7 AM (9AM in some areas). Otherwise, every square inch of the Financial District is a metered parking spot.


Financial District Parking Resources

  • Parknav – Helps parkers find the best street parking with real-time predictive data.
  • ParkMe – Helps parkers find off- and on-street parking using full-time researchers and a predictive algorithm.
  • – City website with live parking availability and pricing.
  • SpotHero – Find and reserve parking in advance with this free on-demand parking app.
  • Parkopedia – Browse street and off-street parking rates with an interactive map.


Financial District Attractions

  • Transamerica Pyramid: San Francisco’s landmark, pyramid-shaped skyscraper, with visitor’s center. There is a private 4-level underground parking garage here, but the nearest public parking options are the 475 Sansome Garage or the 643 Washington St. – Hilton Garage. Street parking may be found to the northeast on Washington Street.
  • Hilton San Francisco Financial District: upscale, 27-story hotel. Parking for guests costs $55 per night for self-park and $60 per night for valet. The nearby Portsmouth Square Garage is a great option to compare against these rates.
  • Michael Mina: upscale American Restaurant.  The restaurant doesn’t offer parking but the 201 California St Garage is a nearby option for diners.
  • Rickhouse: after-work hangout with huge menu and great whisky drinks. The 222 Kearny St Garage is good for parking here.

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