Parking + Transportation
Everyone loves simplicity. Downtown Kalamazoo parking and transportation is designed to make your life easier.
Downtown is known for its walkability and access to public transit – but if you’re commuting by car, we’ve got plenty of parking options.
With more than 400 free 90-minute on-street parking spaces, paid parking garages and lots, Downtown Kalamazoo has a space for you. You’ll also find on-street metered spots throughout the downtown, which range from $1.75/hour to $3/day, and are free after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
For downtown residents, employees, and visitors seeking long-term parking options, monthly parking permits are available for purchase here or by calling Central City Parking at 269.342.6383.
For regular bicycle commuters, there are several bike lockers downtown that provide enclosed, secure storage for bikes and bike accessories. Lockers are available for rent at a monthly ($10), seasonal ($50) and annual ($100) rates. Find locations and rent a bike locker, or call the Central City Parking office at 269.342.6383.
Did you get a parking ticket downtown? You can pay your ticket online or by calling Central City Parking at 269.342.6383.Parking Permits Pay Ticket Parking Map Parking Ramp and Lot Prices
Always Stay Connected
No matter your mode of transportation, downtown Kalamazoo has you covered. The Metro Transit station, Amtrak station, and international airport make it easy to come downtown whenever—and however—you need. Add in great downtown Kalamazoo parking and the ability to walk anywhere, and there you have it. All the simplicity of a small town with the sophistication of the big city.
Kalamazoo International Airport
The Kalamazoo airport (AZO) is only ten minutes south of downtown. Flights from American Airlines, Delta, and United keep you connected to many different destinations.
Train and Metro
Coming in on Amtrak? Kalamazoo’s Amtrak station is right downtown. Hop on a train to access downtown Chicago or Detroit in under 2.5 hours. And to make things even easier, Amtrak and Kalamazoo Metro Transit share the same station.
Prefer a self-powered method of transport? Downtown is bicycle-friendly, with the KRVT running right through downtown, and all the bike lanes, routes, and shops you need to pedal your commute. See a good location to add bike parking? Let our team know!
Enjoy Miles of Pure Michigan
Sidewalks and bike routes aren’t the only ways to get outdoors in downtown Kalamazoo. Enjoy a balance of urban landscape and natural beauty with miles of paved trails designed for walking and biking.
From downtown, you can access the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail (KRVT). The KRVT is part of the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail and connects to the Battle Creek Linear Park, Kal-Haven Trail, and Portage Bicentennial Park Trail. The KRVT is currently under construction with 13 miles completed and 22 more underway.
All of the 140 miles of existing and planned trails are built for you to enjoy—free of charge.Visit County Parks