your car…

…and discover New Bedford by foot. The city offers very affordable meter parking from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, as well as day-long parking options in the garages. A few options for parking in the Downtown Area and beyond are listed below.

Free motorcoach parking available in the Whale’s Tooth Parking Lot, 532 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, just half a mile from downtown. Drivers are advised to drop off passengers at the desired venue then park at the lot until passengers are ready for pick up.

During peak tourist season (May through September), Port of New Bedford staff will instruct motorcoach/bus drivers to park along the outer perimeter of the lot as it is usually just under capacity with ferry passengers.

During the shoulder tourist season(s) the lot will have ample space for motorcoach/bus parking and not staffed by the Port.