People tend to check in during these times:
How much is it for the ticket to go to south station ?
LOT A = 4380, LOT B = 4396
If you park at the far lot and the train is already there when you arrive, it's already too late. Drive up to Route 128 Station and beat the train.
They check to see who paid for parking around noon. If you arrive at 1pm or later, save your $4.
There is now an app that handles parking for the first two lots. No more running for the metal boxes! Look for the green signs within the lots and near the boxes for info.
On Friday there is a decent amount of open parking spots in the first lot.
People are a bit ridiculous trying to get out of here in the afternoons. It can be pretty funny watching people foolishly running for their cars and nearly killing each other.
Careful this is a high traffic area at rush hour
The train will forever be late..
Parking in the lot is $4/day. They will ticket you $5 if they find your car in the lot for two days. It's worth the $9 though. Providence will charge you around $35 for 24 hours (if not more).
Parking in the lot near Home Depot/Old Shaws ia now $3 per day.
The only staircase to the inbound side is in the parking lot. The others have been under construction for a while
Overnight Parking: Unfortunately, you can't do that here or they'll tow you, so head to the Providence station if you need to park overnight, or to Rt 128. Info: http://www.mbta.com
The two lots directly across from the tracks are $4/day, but if you drive a bit further down you'll see $2/day parking near the old Shaw's Market & Home Depot.
More on parking: You'll be able to find a spot in the first 2 lots ($4/day) if you're taking the 7:22am or earlier. After that, it gets tricky. I park across the way for $2/day - A much better deal!
Parking...how best to describe this......nobody cares what time your train is...you need to be here by 6:30 or earlier to get in the first 2 lots or prepare yourself for a hike.