Parking in Philadelphia on a Saturday afternoon is difficult. Most legal spaces are metered with a 2 hour limit.
Better choices could be in neighborhoods near Elevated, Subway, or train stations, weekday restrictions sometimes don’t apply on Saturday.
Frankford Ave. North of Bridge St. and Cheltenham Ave. near Frankford Ave. are examples. The S.E.P.T.A. garage at Bustleton & Frankford Aves. at Bridge St. Elevated Station is $2.35 on weekends.
Upper Darby near 69th St. Terminal Elevated Station is a shopping district, with restrictions and meters. The S.E.P.T.A. Parking Field on the East side of the Terminal is $2.
The S.E.P.T.A. Parking Field at Fern Rock Subway and Regional Rail station near 11th & Nedro Sts. is also $2.
At Norristown High Speed Line and Regional Rail station, the garage is $3, but free weekend parking is available in the surface lot on the inbound side of the Regional Rail station.
On weekends, parking is free at Regional Rail daily use lots ONLY. You must have a permit to park in a permit lot on weekdays and weekends. P.A.T.Co. High Speed Line lots in New Jersey are free on weekends. Many stations are also located near municipal lots, which vary in cost. Commuters should look for signage at the station to confirm parking fees and regulations for individual lots.
From S.E.P.T.A., Suggested Parking Lots With Space (but many others are good on Saturday)
Chestnut Hill East Line | Wyndmoor Station
Chestnut Hill West Line | Chestnut Hill West, St. Martins, Carpenter Lane, Queen Lane, Highland & Tulpehocken Station
Fox Chase Line | Olney Station
Lansdale/Doylestown Line | North Hills, Oreland, Ambler & Colmar Station
Manayunk/Norristown Line | Norristown Transportation Center Garage
Paoli/Thorndale Line | Thorndale, Downingtown, Whitford, Daylesford, Berwyn Station Note: No trains beyond Malvern to Thorndale, Downingtown, Exton, etc, on 9/8/18!
Trenton Line | Cornwells Heights, Bristol & Croydon Station
(Free street parking is usually available under Holmesburg Jct. Station)
Wilmington/Newark Line | Glenolden & Sharon Hill Station
Please note, Overnight Parking is not permitted at the following
stations: (Don’t stay too late at After Ride Parties)
Regional Rail: Overbrook, Merion, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr,
Villanova, Wissahickon, Ivy Ridge, Elkins Park, East Falls,
Downingtown, Doylestown, Swarthmore, Sharon Hill and Queen Lane.
Norristown High Speed Line: Ardmore Jct. and Villanova
More information and other links can be found at:
S.E.P.T.A.’s Bike Policy:
P.A.T.Co.’s Bike Policy: