Cruise Parking- General Information

Effective May 1st, 2018, to be eligible for complimentary parking in the Port of Galveston's surface lots, you will need to provide Port staff with your vehicle's registration receipt, indicating you are Disabled American Veteran or Purple Heart Recipient and state issued ID to match the receipt. In addition, the DAV or PH recipient must be present along with the vehicle that has the DV/PH license plates.


The below charges for parking apply to vehicles occupying a single standard car parking space (8.5 feet by 18 feet). Vehicles occupying two or more parking spaces, such as buses or large campers, will be charged double the below rates. All cruise passengers are guaranteed a parking space.  The Port's parking rates include all applicable sales taxes. 

Transit Terminal Parking Garage

Garage Parking

  The parking garage is located at 150 25th St., a short walk across the street to the cruise terminals.  Parking begins at 9:30AM.  Prepay online for garage parking at

Discounted Pre-Paid Parking

The Port of Galveston allows cruise passengers to reserve a parking spot when sailing out of Galveston. With the pre-paid parking program, the Port is offering discounted parking rates for spots in the Port of Galveston's official parking lots. Cruise passengers can secure a spot in advance through our online service and receive a discount of $5. Click to PRE-PAY FOR PARKING.

Length of Cruise
Parking Rates at Lots
Pre-paid Parking Rates at Lots
Four Days $45.00 $40.00
Five Days $50.00 $45.00
Six Days $60.00 $55.00
Seven Days
Eight Days $75.00
Fourteen Days $105.00 $100.00

Extended parking rates please contact

Acceptable Payment Methods at Parking Lots

The Port of Galveston accepts the following forms of payment:
  • Cash
  • Travelers checks
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards


You can view, cancel, or modify parking reservations on our website, here 24 hours prior to ship sailing. Cancelations automatically refund back to the originating credit card within 5 to 10 business days. Refunds will not be given after a cruise has taken place.You may also cancel parking reservations by e-mailing the request, date of departure, and reservation number.

Official Port of Galveston Parking Lots

The Port of Galveston parking lots are the only official cruise parking lots of the Port of Galveston. They are currently identified as Parking Lot A and Parking Lot B and are located at the intersection of 33rd Street and Harborside Drive. There are blue pole banners along the fence lines that read "Port of Galveston/Cruise Parking" to indicate the Port's official cruise parking lots.

The Port is not affiliated in any way with any private parking lot operators in the City of Galveston. The Port is not responsible for the security of any vehicles parked at an unofficial lot or the transportation of persons or property between the cruise ship terminals and any unofficial lot, nor is it liable for any claims relating thereto. Any complaint or claim relating to vehicles parked at an unofficial lot or the services provided by that operator should be directed to the operator of the lot and not to the Port of Galveston.