Parking downtown is convenient and offers easy-to-use pay stations and meters. Street parking is $0.75/hour and requires U.S. coins. Most meters have a 2-hour limit (check the meter time restrictions, which are posted on each meter).

Street parking is free after 5:00 pm, weekends and holidays.

Downtown Bellingham Parking = City-Owned Parking
Downtown Bellingham Parking = Privately-Owned Parking

For longer stays and off-street parking, the first floor of the Commercial Street Parking Garage at 1300 Commercial Street is $6.00 for a full day of parking. Hourly parking is $0.75/hour. U.S coins & cash and credit cards/debit cards are accepted at the parking garage pay stations. Parking is free on all floors after 5:00 pm, weekends and holidays.

The Commercial Street Parking Garage is within 2-4 blocks of most downtown restaurants, shops and services.

Information on parking in Downtown Bellingham can be found by contacting Parking Services. For details on privately-owned lots, contact information can be found at the lot locations.

Additionally, Downtown Bellingham features a handful of 8 hour parking spots that are $0.25/hr. Click here for the map. 

Other helpful sites:

Whatcom Transportation Authority: Plan your bus trip around Whatcom County. GO Lines offer bus service every 15 minutes between Downtown Bellingham and nearby areas of interest.

Smart Trips: Walk, bike, take the bus or carpool to your destinations around Whatcom County and be rewarded with coupons and discounts at dozens of areas businesses.