Whether you're coming into the city centre during a week day, in the evenings or at the weekend, complete your Christmas to-do list with ease with these great parking and transport options. 


There are plenty of great parking deals here in the city centre, and we've compiled some of the best for weekdays, evenings and weekends to make it easy for you.

Best evening and weekend deals: 

  • Chancery car park 
    $3 flat fee for parking on weeknights and weekends when you click here. This carpark is great if you're heading to the High Street district to shop. 
  • Federal Street car park 
    $4 parking flat fee for weeknights and weekends when you click here. A great choice if you're planning a unique meal on Federal Street, Elliott Street or at SkyCity. 
  • Downtown car park
    $2 per hour to a maximum of $10 during evenings, weekends and public holidays. 
  • Victoria Street car park 
    $2 per hour to a maximum of $10 on evenings, weekends. Another great option if you're heading to the High Street shopping district for shopping or catch ups. 
  • Civic car park 
    $2 per hour on weekends. 
  • Fanshawe St car park 
    Flat rate of $6 per day on weekends. Great access to downtown and activities on the Viaduct. 

Best weekday deals: 

  • Downtown car park 
    $4.50 per hour on weekdays, 8+ hours maximum fee of $40. Consider parking here if you're planning a catch up on the Viaduct. 
  • Jellicoe Street car park 
    First hour free, $6 for two hours, $12 for 3 hours, maximum 4 hour stay ($18). A good option if you're heading to Silo Park's Christmas events, or planning a catch up with friends at Wynyard Quarter. 
  • Britomart carpark 
    Valet parking is $10 for two hours when you spend $50 at any one store, salon or bar at Britomart. Great if you're planning on doing your Christmas catch ups or gift shopping here! 
  • Civic car park 
    $4 per hour on weekdays. Always a great option as close to Queen Street for shopping, Aotea Arts Quarter for events, and Federal Street's world class dining offering.

Buses, trains and ferries 

Leave the car at home and get to, from and around the city centre with ease. For our full list of ferry services, click here, for all you need to know about buses click here, or start planning your train journey by clicking here. And remember, children ride FREE on weekends on bus, trains and some ferry services - find out all you need to know here


Last updated: 25 December 2019