Allentown Parking


The Allentown Parking Authority has 33 different parking facilities in Allentown, including five parking decks in the downtown area. Most of the APA parking areas offer long-term monthly contract parking as well as hourly, or “pay as you go”, parking. These lots are conveniently located in center city Allentown, for people who need a place to park while shopping or doing business downtown.  ASK US ABOUT REDUCED 'NIGHT TIME' RATES FOR RESIDENTS!

You can find detailed information on where to park on the Allentown Parking Authority's website as well as real-time event parking details.


Park Free Downtown Initiative

City Center Lehigh Valley offers a Park Free initiative to help you enjoy everything the Hamilton District has to offer without all the hassle of paying to park. 

Using Park Free is simple and applies to most parking decks in the area. 

When you enter the parking deck, take a ticket as usual.  When you make a purchase at any participating shop of restaurant, show them your parking ticket.  They will print you a second ticket which will be accepted as full payment when you leave the parking deck!

Park Free is that easy.

Participating parking decks include:

Community Deck — 13 S. 6th St.
Walnut @ 9th Deck — 901 Walnut St.
Government Deck — 401 Hamilton St.
Spiral Deck — 820 Linden St.
Arena Deck — 710 Linden St

The Park Free initiative also allows 24-hour valet parking outside of The Renaissance Hotel, Two City Center, and ROAR Social House.  It costs $6 at all times (including during PPL Events!) with a validation from participating business.  Otherwise, it is $20 at all times without a validation.

PPL Events provide an exception to the parking garages.  Drivers will be asked to pay upon entering any Park Free garage, but you can have your parking discounted from your bill at any participating business when you show your parking receipt.

For more information and a list of Park Free participants, visit

Map of Downtown Parking Locations


LANta Bus Service

A bi-county, municipal Authority created in 1972 by Lehigh and Northampton Counties to operate public transportation services in the Lehigh Valley.

LANTA manages fixed-route bus and door-to-door van transportation services within and between Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton PA counties. More than 16,000 passengers use the transit system in the Lehigh Valley. The majority of service is concentrated in the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton but service is available in all municipalities in the three Counties. Service operates 7 days a week approximately 18 hours per day. All major businesses, shopping centers, colleges, universities and schools, hospitals and medical centers and government buildings are directly served.

Looking for routes and schedules, fares and the status of your bus? Find out the latest by visting their website. Planning out your night in downtown Allentown?  Check out their services on PPL Center event nights.