You can easily park your car and enjoy Downtown Asheville on foot.
We recommend using one of the City of Asheville’s parking decks. They’re safe, reliable and cheaper than on-street parking. The first hour is free and each additional hour is $1.25 Plus, parking decks are attended Monday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm and accept cash, coins, Visa or MasterCard.
Civic Center Garage - enter from Haywood Street or Rankin Avenue
Rankin Avenue Garage - enter from Rankin Avenue or Walnut Street
Wall Street Garage - enter from Otis Street near Patton Avenue
Biltmore Avenue Garage - enter from Biltmore Avenue or Lexington Avenue
Buncombe County Parking Garage - $1.25 per hour, enter on College Street across from the Court House
There are also several private garages and parking lots located throughout downtown. Real time updates on available parking spots for parking decks available here.
You’ll find plenty of on-street parking around town. Metered parking is for two hours or less (as marked) and is $1.50 per hour. Meters accept coins or you can download the Passport Parking App to pay by phone. Metered parking is enforced Monday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm. Parking is free after 6pm and all day Sunday as well as on city holidays. Some areas of the downtown now feature a pay-by-phone option. Look for signs with instructions.
The City of Asheville’s transit system provides bus service throughout the city including downtown. The Transit Center is located at 49 Coxe Avenue in downtown. For more information on our transit system, visit the City of Asheville’s website.