Prudence & Bay Islands Transport owns/manages no parking in Bristol. Please find a list below of the parties who offer parking in Bristol.
Maritime Center, 1st floor
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Bristol Harbor Master’s Phone: 401.253.1700
Annual spots through the Harbormasters office are currently sold out. The parking for these year-round permit holders has been moved to across the street from the Robin Rug Factory. This was previously a municipal lot that is now for permit holders only, no day parking.
Overnight passes can be purchased through the Harbormasters office for the municipal lot across from the ferry, passes are $10/night, limited spaces are available.
Free day parking is available in the ferry lot at 147 Thames st, in the municipal lot across the street from the ferry, and in the parking lot at Independence Park.
Note there are no longer permitted spots in the Ferry Lot at 147 Thames street. All of those spots are now available for day parking. The permitted spots have been moved to across from the Robin Rug building in the old municipal lot (that lot is no longer available for day parking).
Annual/Seasonal parking passes are also available for purchase through the Robin Rug Factory for the dirt lot behind the municipal lots across from the factory.
No day or overnight parking without a permit.
Call or email for rates:
374 Wood Street, Bristol RI
Day, overnight, weekly and monthly parking available for purchase.
Visit the market Tuesday – Friday 9:30 AM to 5 PM
or call Victor for rates and passes.
Click for full P.I Parking Lot diagram
Please follow signs and park in areas designated for the following:
Please note there is no parking available for longer than three weeks.
Vehicles left in the Prudence Parking lot longer than three weeks may be ticketed or towed. If you have a vehicle that has been in the lot for an extended period of time please plan on moving the vehicle. If you need assistance in moving your vehicle or getting a ride to or from your home when moving your vehicle Officer Tavernier has offered his assistance in this matter. Please contact the ferry office to get in touch with him if needed.
The boat ramp on the north side of the ferry dock is open to all and is kept clear by the Town of Portsmouth. When using the boat ramp please access the ramp using the North entrance to the parking lot and avoid driving trailers through the parking area.