Parking in Jerusalem can be challenging and expensive. If you are renting a car, to travel outside of Jerusalem, you might prefer to leave your car at the hotel and take on the ancient city by foot. You might also consider returning your car while spending time in the city. Getting around any of Israel’s city centers is easy by public transportation or taxi, and Jerusalem is no exception. If you do need to drive in the city for a specific reason, knowing where to park is a huge help. We’re warning you, though, be prepared to shell out some money; parking doesn’t come cheap. Here is our best advice for parking in Jerusalem.
Street Parking in JErusalem
Parking on the street is restricted and closely monitored. Most streets have stripes painted on the curbs. Red and white stripes indicate that parks is forbidden, while blue and white stripes mean that paid parking is permitted on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday) for up to 4 hours, paid by the hour. Currently, the cost of parking is 5.70 NIS per hour. Almost every street corner has a parking payment machine that accepts cash or credit. Many parking spaces also allow you to pay using apps such as Pango or Cellopark. This information will be indicated on the parking sign.
Outside of business hours, parking in all residential areas is restricted for residents only. Be cautious, as parking fines are hefty and incorrectly or illegally parked cars are quick to be towed. Always read, or ask a local to translate, the sign on the street to make sure you are following the parking laws.
Jerusalem Parking lots
Note that if you park your car in a lot that is closed on Shabbat (Friday evening thorugh Saturday) you may not be able to leave the lot until it opens up again, so be sure not to park in one of these lots on Friday if you would like to be able to leave on Shabbat.
The opening times and prices listed below are subject to change, so please be sure to read the signs upon entering the parking lot for the most up to date information.
King David Parking
King David Parking is centrally located in Jerusalem with easy access to many tourist destinations. It offers an affordable option for parking. The lot is open 24/7 and payment can be made by credit card or in cash. Parking costs 14 NIS per hour or 42 NIS for all-day parking.
10 Emile Boutta Street, Jerusalem
HaAmudim Parking is at the center of Jerusalem. This central location gives easy access to hotels in the city center, new and chic restaurants, the Old City, Mamilla Mall, and more.
Hours: Sun-Thurs 7:00-00:00, Fri 7:00-14:00, Sat from the end of Shabbat until 00:00
HaRav Agan Street, Jerusalem
Mamilla Parking is an underground parking lot in close proximity to Jaffa Gate, Mamilla Mall, Mamilla Pedestrian Street, Sultan’s Pool, Tower of David, and the Western Wall.
Parking is available from 06:00 – 2:00. The hourly rate is12 NIS and all-day parking is NIS48. Bonus: The first hour of parking is free!
1 Yitzhak Kariv Street
Karta Parking is located at the entrance to the Jaffa Gate. Tower of David, Sultan’s Pool, Mamilla Avenue & Mall, Jaffa Gate, and the Western Wall are close by.
Open for parking every day from 7:00 – 01:00 and you can take the car out 24/7, including on Shabbat. The hourly rate is 10 NIS and all-day parking is 60 NIS.
1 Yitzhak Kariv Street, Jerusalem
NEVI’IM – WALLENBERG PARKING
Nevi’im – Wallenberg parking lot is centrally located, offering easy and convenient access to Jerusalem’s tourist sites, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping centers. Zion Square, Jaffa Street, Hillel Street, Machane Yehuda Market, and the Old City are within short walking distance.
Hours: Sun-Thurs 7:00 - 19:00, Fri 7:00 – 15:00
Nevi’im and Wallenberg Streets, Jerusalem
Rejwan Parking offers convenient access to all the right places in the city’s entertainment district. King George Street, Jaffa Street, Hillel Street, Independence Park, and Beit Avi Chai cultural center are just around the corner.
City Tower Parking is located in the Nachlaot neighborhood by the famous Machane Yehuda Market. The location is central and provides easy access to entertainment spots, Jaffa Street, King George Street, and Hillel Street
Hours: Sun-Thurs 7:00 – 21:00, Fri 7:00 – 15:00
Mesilat Yesharim Street, Jerusalem
Machane Yehuda Parking
Machane Yehuda Parking is a 6-story garage located in the heart of Machane Yehuda Market. Whatever your destination, this parking lot provides easy access at fair rates. The location is close to many attractions, shopping malls, restaurants, and hotels.
Hours: Sun-Thurs 7:00 – 23:00, Fri 7:00 – 30 min before Shabbat
Kiach Street, Jerusalem
Jerusalem of Gold Parking
Jerusalem of Gold parking offers accessible parking near the city’s most important cultural and entertainment districts. Hillel Street, Jaffa Street, Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Street, restaurants, cafes, and trendy bars are all located within walking distance.
Hours: Sun-Thurs 7:00 – 23:00, Fri 7:00 – 14:00
Rabbi Akiva Street, Jerusalem
Jerusalem Tower Parking
Jerusalem Tower Parking is close to some of the most interesting attractions and entertainment districts. Jaffa Street, Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Street, and chic stores are close by. The Old City, beautiful Musrara neighborhood, the Russian Compound, and the City Hall at Safra Square are all within walking distance. It offers fair rates and you can pay using cash or credit.
Hours: Sun-Th 6:30 – 23:00, Fri 7:00 – 2 hours before Sabbath, Sat – 1 hour after Shabbat – 23:00