New Orleans Parking Guide


New Orleans is a city rich in culture and history.  Millions flood the city every single day to walk down Bourbon Street, hear jazz music and visit the museums.  When you visit a place, you want  to see it.  To often, when you visit foreign places, you spend too much time driving around, looking for parking.  

With millions visiting New Orleans, parking can be tricky.  You get frustrated and annoyed because you can’t find a place to leave your car.  Lucking, Parking Panda is here to help! With Parking Panda, you can save yourself time and stress by going online and reserving parking ahead of time!  Parking Panda allows you to compare prices, and distances before you reach your final destination.  Since you are reserving ahead of time, your parking is 100% guaranteed.  Let Parking Panda worry about your parking for you.  


The most important thing to know about going through tolls in New Orleans and Louisiana, especially if you are driving in from another state, is that EZ-Pass is not accepted as a method of payment.  Louisiana uses something called GeauxPass as it’s statewide toll payment plan.  For more information about GeauxPass and the tolls in Louisiana, go to the GeauxPass Website.  

New Orleans Parking Tips

Warning~New Orleans is notorious for booting vehicles like no other.  The city is also known for its expensive parking fines.  Be sure to follow the laws and regulations posted by the New Orleans Department of Public Works.   The rules can changed based on where you are in the city so be sure to read the signs carefully.  You can find more information on parking violations here.  

On-Street Parking

The hours of operation for parking meters are Monday-Saturday, from 8am - 6pm.  The city is in the process of replace all the meters in New Orleans.  This process will be completed by the end of 2014.  This new meters will be solar powered and include a touchscreen and instructions in four different languages.  The rates range from $1-$1.50 per hour.  Some meters are short-term (eg. 2 hour limit) while others allow you to park for longer periods of time.  The new meters accept coins, cash and debit/credit card payments.   

In addition to the new parking meters, New Orleans has also transitioned to a new “pay-by-phone” method for street parking payment.  This essentially allows you to register your vehicle online and allow you to use the Parkmobile app when you want to park and the fee will be added to your account.

Commercial Garages and Open Lot Parking


If you aren’t parking on the street, the most common form of parking that you will find in New Orleans is open-lot parking.  These lots often fill up fast.  Parking Panda can help you here.  Reserve parking ahead of time and save yourself a headache with Parking Panda.  Your parking is 100% guaranteed because you reserved it ahead of time.  Parking Panda has exclusive promotions and discounts with some of our partner locations that can save you money.  Just go online and search through our various locations, select a spot, and it will be waiting for you when you arrive.  We want your parking experience to be stress free.  Use Parking Panda and spend more time enjoying your New Orleans adventure!

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