park in downtown frederick

Parking in Downtown Frederick is made easy thanks to ParkMobile, our smartphone-friendly parking app.



Getting Around

Planning a trip to Downtown Frederick? You'll find helpful information, parking details and more below. Also check out our downtown map


By Rail: Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) connects Frederick to Baltimore and Washington. From AMTRAK’s Baltimore and Washington stations, MARC rail will transport you to our three stations in Brunswick, Downtown Frederick or Point of Rocks.


By Air: Reagan National, Dulles and Baltimore/Washington International Airports are less than an hour drive away. The Frederick Municipal Airport also serves general aviation.


By Car: Major highways that access the county are I-70, I-270, US 15, US 40, US 40A, and US 340. Frederick County's highway network makes the county easily accessible by automobile and motor coach.


By Bus: Downtown Frederick offers both Greyhound bus service as well as Frederick County TransIT service.  


By Bicycle: Check out the printable bicycle map here and take full advantage of downtown's bike-friendly atmosphere.


By Horse Drawn Carriage: During the winter holiday season, the City of Frederick’s Park and Recreation Department (301.600.1492) offers horse drawn carriage rides for a fee. The rides take participants on a tour of Downtown Frederick highlighting history and holiday decorations. 


Parking: Downtown Frederick's parking options include five public parking garages, surface parking lots and on-street parking. Check out the color coded downtown map to help you identify the best parking for your planned destination. 


Parking Garages  

Surface Parking

Between the hours of 8AM and 5PM weekdays, the public parking garages charge $1 per hour. Beginning at 5PM continuing until the next morning at 8AM on weekdays, the public parking garages charge a total of $2. The maximum per weekday charge is $10. On Saturday, public parking garages charge a total of $2. On Sunday, the public parking garages charge $2 after 1PM. 


To contact the City of Frederick Parking Department, please call 301.600.1429.


On-street metered parking is $1 per hour on Monday through Saturday between 9AM and 5PM. On-street metered parking is free after 5PM on weekdays, Saturdays and all day on Sundays.   Meters can be paid using coins, or by using the Parkmobile app for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry.


During the holiday shopping season, on-street and public garage parking is FREE every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. On Frosty Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving), on street parking and the public parking garages also are free.