Transportation & Parking


Reserve your parking spot for the Winter Carnival today!
To make parking easy and stress free, we have partnered with SpotHero, a parking reservation service that connects drivers to discounted, convenient parking! Once booked, your spot is 100% guaranteed at the selected location. If you need assistance please give SpotHero a call at (312) 566-7768!

Visit the official Saint Paul Winter Carnival Parking Page to find and reserve convenient parking with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Non-Reserved Parking Information

With over 20,000 parking spaces in downtown Saint Paul it is easy to come and enjoy the festivities. Visit St. Paul Smart Trips for ramp and rate information. Many of the festivities take place near Rice Park and/or the Landmark Center (75 W. 5th Street, Saint Paul, MN  55102).

Public Transportation

Don’t care to drive?  Visit Metro Transit to plan your trip, get maps, schedules and fare information. Click on the link to the right to get a free ride to the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The pass is good for February 4 from Noon until 10 p.m.!

Use the Green Line to see all of Saint Paul. The 10th Street Station and the Central Station are closest to Rice Park, where most carnival activities are centered. It’s 3-4 blocks to Rice Park from the Central Station – just walk up the hill on 5th Street to the Landmark Center – you will see a building that looks like a castle with a green rooftop and the skating rink.


Use this link to save 20% on many Amtrak routes when you book 14 days in advance.  You’ll arrive at the beautiful and recently renovated Union Depot in Saint Paul, just minutes from our downtown activities and close to our Preferred Hotels.