About Commuter Parking
The City of Aurora operates commuter parking lots at each of the Downtown and Route 59 Metra stations. At the Downtown station, commuter parking is available at the lot adjacent to the Aurora Transportation Center on the west side of the platform with additional parking available east of the platform near Spring Street and Lincoln Avenue. At the Route 59 Station, the City of Aurora operates the parking lot south of the platform.
View a map of the Downtown Station. View a map of the Route 59 Station. (Note: Improvements at the Route 59 Station are underway and will reconfigure the parking lot. Find up-to-date information on that progress.)
Monthly pass is available at both the Downtown and Route 59 Stations; however, because of the popularity of public transit options, waiting lists exist for monthly passes at each station. As of spring 2016, the Downtown lot at the Aurora Transportation Center has a 5 to 6 year waiting list. The Route 59 station has a 1 to 2 year waiting list. To be added to a waiting list for either station, visit IParq's website at https://aurora.thepermitstore.com.
Daily parking is available for $2 at the Downtown Station and at the Route 59 Station. Payment is required at the time you park. Commuters may pay with cash, credit card, by smartphone using the Parkmobile app, or by using a pre-paid parking card.
- Cash: Exact change is required for purchase if paying by cash. Pay at the parking terminal.
- Credit Card: A 31-cent fee applies if paying with a credit card. Pay at the parking terminal.
- Smartphone: A 55-cent fee applies if paying by smartphone. Download the Parkmobile app, available for Android and iPhone, and follow the on-screen instructions
- Pre-paid Parking Card: Commuters can avoid carrying exact cash and the 31-cent charge by purchasing a pre-paid parking card. The pre-paid card includes an $8 fee for the card and can be loaded up to $100 using either cash or credit card. Purchase a pre-paid parking card in person at the Motor Vehicle Parking Division office:
44 E Downer Place
Aurora, Illinois 60505
Or you may mail a completed Pre-paid Parking Card Application (PDF), with a check made payable to the City of Aurora Revenue and Collections Division. Once purchased, the card can be recharged inside the ticket agency lobby at the Route 59 Station, up to $100. Pre-paid card machines do not make change. Pre-paid cards are coming soon to the Downtown Station, and cards are interchangeable between stations.
Questions? Contact the Motor Vehicle Parking Division at 630-256-3580.