Getting Here & Parking

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Getting Here & Parking

We don’t want parking and traffic to turn your Pier experience into anything but great, so here’s some helpful information.

St. Pete Pier Address
800 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Pier Hours of Operation
Opens 30 minutes before sunrise and closes at 11:00 pm 

Marketplace Hours
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

If arriving via I-275, follow the interstate signs and exit onto I-375. I-375 becomes 4th Avenue North and guests should follow that to the end where it forms a T with Beach Drive. If guests wish to avoid some traffic, consider taking a left on Beach Drive, then a right on 5th Avenue North and a right on Bayshore Drive. You will find the Pier entrance at the next left.

The St. Pete Pier offers over 500 on-site parking spaces, including six electric charging stations. There is also extensive bike parking and access via the Downtown Looper and Central Avenue Trolley. Peak traffic and parking demand are occurring most Fridays between 4 pm and 9 pm as well as on Saturdays from 1 pm to 8 pm, so expect more traffic and longer waits during those times.

Guests arriving at peak periods may wish to head straight to overflow parking options approximately 3 blocks away from the Pier. Enter the Sundial Parking Garage via 2nd Street North, just south of 2nd Avenue North and then access the Pier by walking east on 2nd Avenue. Alternatively, the Al Lang Parking Lot entrance is located on 1st Avenue South between Beach and Bayshore Drive. Access the Pier by walking north on Bayshore Drive. For more information about St. Pete Parking Lots and Garages, click here.

Dolphin and Pelican Lots: Payment can be made by credit card, the ParkMobile App or cash at Pay Machines located throughout the 2 parking lots

Arriving by Boat
We now have a limited number of boat slips for short term tie ups at the Pier! Docking is first come, first served. No reservations. Learn more about our boat slips here.

Getting Around Town with the Looper
Exploring the Sunshine City using the Looper? Find an updated schedule here.

Taking the Cross Bay Ferry
Visitors can travel from Tampa across the bay using the Cross Bay Ferry. The St. Petersburg Ferry Terminal is in the Port of St. Pete, adjacent to the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg Campus and The Dali Museum. Please visit for tickets and information.

Taking the SunRunner
Getting to the Pier just got easier with the new SunRunner Bus Rapid Transit. The closest spot to the Pier is 5th Street N (Stop #1111). Once you get off at that stop, continue down 1st Ave N towards the water. You’ll pass Jannus Live on the right and Starbucks on the left. Once you hit South Straub Park, you’ll see the entrance to the Pier ahead. For more information, visit the SunRunner’s site.

Please note: parking rates for off-site locations will generally be less expensive than on-site parking rates, particularly if you plan on staying a while.

Weekday Rates
12:00 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Friday

      • First 4 hours = $2 per hour
      • 5th hour = $3
      • 6th hour = $4/hr
      • Parking in lots limited to 6 hours or less
      • 6 hours cost $15

Weekend Rates
5 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday

      • First 4 hours = $2.50 per hour
      • 5th hour = $3.50
      • 6th hour = $4.50/hr
      • Parking in lots limited to 6 hours or less
      • 6 hours cost $18

On-Street Meters: Payment can be made with cash or credit card at meter or with Parkmobile App

      • First 3 hours = $2.50 per hour
      • 4th hour = $5
      • Parking is limited to 4 hours in these locations
      • 4 hours of parking cost $12.50
      • 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. 7 days per week