Whether you’re hosting a conference in Central Jersey, are thinking about moving your business here, or are just planning a weekend getaway for your family, we’re here to help. Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau has all the information you need on New Jersey parking garage choices and transportation. We welcome you to explore New Brunswick, NJ, and the surrounding areas.

Short and Long-Term Parking in New Jersey

Off-street parking, on-street metered parking, and residential permit parking in New Brunswick, NJ, is managed by New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA).

On-Street Parking

On-street parking is metered and time-limited in specific commercial and retail areas. Metered parking on downtown streets, such as Easton Avenue, French Street, and George Street, has progressive rates. Current rates are:

  • One to two hours: $2.00
  • Third hour: $3.00
  • Fourth hour: $4.00
  • Fifth hour: $5.00
  • Sixth hour: $6.00
  • Seventh hour: $7.00
  • Eighth hour: $8.00

Some areas have non-progressive rates of $2.00 per hour. Maximum hours and times vary by location.

Off-Street Parking

NBPA maintains off-street parking lots and garages throughout New Brunswick, including:

  • Civic Square Deck
  • Gateway Garage
  • Liberty Plaza Lot
  • Lower Church Street Deck
  • Morris Street Deck
  • New Street Deck
  • Paterson Street Deck
  • Plum Street Garage
  • Wellness Deck

Hourly, daily, and monthly parking are available. Rates vary by location. All NBPA facilities are regularly patrolled by security personnel.

Train Station Parking

The New Brunswick area is serviced by two primary train depots: New Brunswick and Metropark stations. Commuters can take NJ Transit or Amtrak from either location: both stations are on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional line, as well as NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor Line. At each station, drivers will find multiple parking lots for convenient park-and-ride services. New Brunswick station also has limited on-street parking.

Alternate Side: Parking New Jersey

Alternate side parking is typically in effect from April 1 to October 31. When alternate side parking is in effect, drivers must move their cars to allow street sweepers to keep curbs clean. NBPA will provide information on specific dates each year.

Benefits of Choosing Central Jersey

Central Jersey has the best of both worlds – it’s close to major cities, but you can still drive without the hassle of heavy traffic. Benefits of driving in the New Brunswick area include:

Ample Parking

Abundant street and lot parking make traveling throughout Central Jersey a stress-free experience. Some areas offer 25 minutes of free on-street parking – perfect for picking up a takeout order from one of the many great restaurants in Middlesex County.

Reduced Rates

To encourage economic development, several areas of Central Jersey offer special parking rates for workers. Additionally, NBPA offers monthly parking rates at several facilities throughout the city.

Highway Access

Central Jersey offers easy access to major area highways, including the NJ Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and the Atlantic City Expressway. Drivers can also connect to Interstate 95, which connects the entire East Coast from Maine to Florida.


New Brunswick is less than an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia but without the traffic congestion and high parking rates of these major cities. It’s easy to park at the New Brunswick train station and take the Amtrak or NJ Transit to either location.

Event Parking

New Brunswick boasts a thriving arts and entertainment scene, with venues including Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, and State Theatre New Jersey. There are ample parking options within a short walk of each theater. Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau can provide information about upcoming events at each location.

Contact Us Today to Learn More

Looking for more details on short and long-term parking and transportation in Middlesex County? Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help. We’re dedicated to providing up-to-date information on all that New Brunswick and the surrounding areas have to offer. Whether you’re a local or visiting for the first time, we can help you find parking at programs and events, near hotels, and around Rutgers University. Event planners can also gain more information through our email blast signup. For more information about visiting Central Jersey, contact us today.

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