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Visitor Parking Information

Visitor Parking Information
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Visitor Parking Lots Map

Download a map of all the visitor parking lots at the Empire State Plaza. 

V-lot (Visitors Lot)

Located beneath the Empire State Plaza and accessed through I-787 Empire State Plaza exit. Visitors are required to show photo identification upon entry and all vehicles are subject to search by the State Police. This lot has designated accessible parking spaces. 

 

Hours & Fees Monday - Friday

6:00 a.m. - 10:59 a.m. - $10.00

11:00 a.m. - Until Close - $5.00 
60 minutes or less, full refund

 

Hours & Fees Weekends and State Holidays

$5.00 flat charge, pay on entry

Cathedral Lot

Located on Madison Avenue between the Cultural Education Center and Albany Cathedral, and within easy walking distance to the Empire State Plaza and New York State Museum. This lot has designated accessible parking spaces.

 

Hours & Fees Monday - Friday

6:00 a.m. – 9:59 a.m. - $10.00 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - $5.00 
No charge for entry after 2:00 p.m.

 

Hours & Fees Weekends and State Holidays

Lot open, no charge

During events, all visitor lots are subject to after-hours and/or weekend fees. 

Madison Avenue Lot

Located on Madison Avenue above the Cultural Education Center, and within easy walking distance to the Empire State Plaza and New York State Museum. This lot has designated accessible parking spaces.

 

Hours & Fees Monday - Friday

6:00 a.m. – 9:59 a.m. - $10.00 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - $5.00 
No charge for entry after 2:00 p.m.

 

Hours & Fees Weekends and State Holidays

Lot open, no charge

During events, all visitor lots are subject to after-hours and/or weekend fees. 

Grand Street Surface Lot

Located off Grand Street and within short walking distance to the Empire State Plaza and downtown Albany.

 

Hours & Fees Monday - Friday

6:00 a.m. – 9:59 a.m. - $10.00 
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - $5.00 
No charge for entry after 2:00 p.m. on non-event days

 

Hours & Fees Weekends and State Holidays

Lot open, no charge

During events, all visitor lots are subject to after-hours and/or weekend fees. 

Elk Street Surface Lot

Located on the corner of South Swan and Elk Street, behind One Commerce Plaza.

 

Hours & Fees Monday - Friday

6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - $10.00 
No entry between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
No charge for entry after 5:00 p.m.
No double parking after 2:00 p.m.

 

Hours & Fees Weekends and State Holidays

Lot open, no charge. 

During events, all visitor lots are subject to after-hours and/or weekend fees. 

Additional Downtown Albany Parking

Additional paid parking may be available in the following private garages (not managed by OGS):

  • Times Union Center, Market Street, 518-427-5066
  • Renaissance Hotel, 67 Howard Street, 518-862-9133

 

See other parking options on the City of Albany Parking Website:

 

city of albany parking

 

Bus Parking: McCarty Avenue Lot

There is no bus parking at the Empire State Plaza. The McCarty Avenue Lot, off Thruway Exit 23, reserves parking for buses dropping off groups at the Empire State Plaza. Bus parking is free of charge; reservations are not required.

 

Empire State Plaza to McCarty Avenue Lot

 

McCarty Avenue Lot to Empire State Plaza

Contact OGS Parking Management

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OGS Parking Management
Room 144, Concourse
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242

Contact us by fax:
518-474-0111