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Monthly permit and daily fee parking is available at most train stations. However, Metra does not manage parking at most stations. Rather, the municipality in which the station is located usually manages the lots; each has different parking rules and regulations. For information about parking at each station, please call the phone number listed on each station page.

Parking lots not operated by municipalities or their vendors generally are operated by SP+ Parking. SP+ Parking operates parking facilities at select locations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  SP+  offers both daily and monthly parking options to meet Metra riders' parking needs.

Additional Daily Fee Parking

If parking at your nearest Metra station is at capacity when you need it, check out the list here because another station may be just a short ride away that has additional daily fee parking. Listed by rail line, this list contains alternate stations that offer parking THROUGHOUT the day.

Payment Methods

SP+ Parking locations accept the following payment methods:

Daily Parking – Cash payments deposited into pay stations or payment box at time of parking.

Monthly Parking – Register online and manage your account via the SP+ Parking website.

Online Payment - The most convenient and timely form of payment for monthly parking is made online here. To make a payment simply enter your “Account Number” and “PIN.” in the Customer Login section on the page.  If you need assistance, please contact or call 888-578-7275.

Pay-by-Phone – An alternative method of payment for monthly parking is Pay-by-Phone.  To register, simply call 888-578-7275 or download the mobile app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile 7. Then, each time you park, make your payment by calling the toll-free number or accessing the app.  Enter the location number and space number and you’re done.  Register here.

Stored Value Debit Cards – purchase at designated locations valid for Central Parking Metra locations only.

If you have parking related questions and need assistance, please contact Customer Care at 888-578-7275 or email us at

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Skip the meter and pay from the comfort of the train. Pay for parking with your phone by downloading the PassportParking app or paying online here.

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