[Good news! The new mall at 5th Avenue has 1,000 parking slots, and as of this moment, May 2019, they are still free! Parking lot opens from 11am to 10pm]

UPDATE: March 2018

UPDATE: March 1, 2018

If you work at BGC and bring your car everyday, you probably noticed that there were changes in parking rates around the city. One and Two Parkade now charges Php 40.00 for the first four hours and Php 50.00 per succeeding hour until 6:00 PM. Net Plaza's motorcycle flat rate increased from Php 50.00 to Php 60.00 per hour.

Three Parkade, on the other hand, changed their operating hours. Effective last February 13, 2018, it operates from 6:00 AM to 12:00 MN during weekdays, and closed during weekdays and holidays. W City Center has closed their parking space to the public. Meanwhile, W Fifth Avenue lowered their parking rates to accommodate more vehicles.

How to deal with the parking cost in The Fort? Apart from changing the place you park to those with lower rates, ride-sharing is easier nowadays with apps like Uber, Grab, Wunder and others. If you really need to drive, the valet parking company, Fetch, which we introduced in our article here, has told us that they will not increase their valet fees since they have contracts for some parking spaces.


If you think parking in The Fort is easy peasy, boy are you mistaken. Due to the influx of vehicles of residents, workers and visitors in the city, parking has increasingly become more and more difficult. And oftentimes, vehicle owners are unaware of other available parking spaces aside from the well-known ones. 

We have searched every corner of The Fort to track down all available public parking lots. Below are maps and tables of available public parking spaces in all corners of The Fort such as Bonifacio Global City, Uptown Bonifacio and McKinley Hill.

We have divided the parking lots into 3 groups. Purple and Green Parking lots are both managed by Ayala Property Management Company (APMC), but the purple parking lots have more expensive rates after the first few hours. The Orange parking lots are those managed by companies other than APMC. 

Notes and contact numbers are provided below each table.



Venice Grand Canal public parking space in McKinley Hill.


TheFortCity.com has also provided an updated interactive map to guide vehicle owners where these parking spaces are. Click here to access TheFortCity.com’s Parking Lots Map.

It’s a good thing that in the past few months, there have been efforts from the authorities and developers in The Fort to provide more open public parking spaces in response to the demand of vehicle owners. Gallery Parkade and Three Parkade were opened at the end of 2015, for example. New services, such as panels that display the number of available parking slots in multi-storey parking buildings and valet parking service at high-demand areas, are helpful and you should use them to save yourself some time.



An electronic panel at 28th Street displaying available parking slots in nearby parking areas.


Purple Parking Lots


* A fraction of an hour is considered (1) hour.

Requirements for lost or damaged cards: 

  • P200.00 + regular parking fee
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle original receipt and certificate of registration

For drop-off/pick-up, most parking areas allow 10 minutes grace period.

Notes: Purple parking lots are managed by Ayala Property Management Corporation (APMC). All information was collected from APMC. For inquiries call (02) 856 4708 or email bgc.carparks@gmail.com


Green and Blue Parking Lots


*A fraction of an hour is considered one (1) hour.

Requirements for lost or damaged cards: 
  • P200.00 + regular parking fee
  • Driver’s license
  • Vehicle original receipt and certificate of registration

For drop-off/pick-up, most parking areas allow 10 minutes grace period.

Notes: Green and blue parking lots are managed by Ayala Property Management Corporation (APMC). All information was collected from APMC. For inquiries call (02) 856 4708 or email bgc.carparks@gmail.com

Effective February 13, 2018, Three Parkade will operate from 6:00 AM to12:00 MN during weekdays and will be closed during weekends and holidays.

Bonifacio One Technology Tower Retail parking lot (67 slots) has a slightly higher base rate (P45.00 first 3 hours, P10.00 per succeeding hour) and is closed on weekends. We are told that the slots get filled up as early as 6:30am each morning!


Orange Parking Lots


These parking lots have their own unique parking rates.


**A fraction of an hour is considered one (1) hour.

***Lost ticket/damaged card: P150 + regular parking fee. Overnight parking (3:30AM): P150.

†Lost card: P300 + regular parking fee. Overnight parking (entry before 12MN exit beyond 12NN next day): P150 + regular parking fee. 

‡Lost card: P500 + regular parking fee. Lost ticket: P200 + regular parking fee.

§Lost card: P300 + regular parking fee. Lost ticket: P150 + regular parking fee. Overnight parking (entry 12NN exit 12NN next day): P150/day + regular parking fee.


These parking lots, managed by Megaworld Corporation, have the same parking rates:


Overnight parking: 150.00 + regular parking fee. Illegal parking: 150.00 + regular parking fee. Lost/damaged card: P300.00 + regular parking fee.

Parking rates for these parking lots are:

Notes: Orange parking lots are non-APMC managed. All information was collected on site or from the respective establishments’ administration offices. Call the following numbers for inquiries:

  • SM Aura Premier: (02) 862 2872 local 104
  • Uptown Mall: (02) 834 8888
  • Net Plaza Pro Parking: (02) 584 1177
  • McKinley Hill: (02) 798 0917
  • Forbestown Center: (02) 880 0311
  • Central Square: (02) 856 2331
  • MC Home Depot: (02) 815 4759
  • Market! Market!: (02) 886 7519
  • St. Luke’s Global City: (02) 789 7700


Tips When Parking in The Fort

  • Unless you have a reserved slot, park as early as possible. Parking can be hectic in all parking spaces especially before 8AM.
  • The parking spaces with the lowest rates tend to fill up first. So again, park early. 
  • Between 10AM and 11AM is also a bad time to park as lines of cars can get really nasty, even in the more expensive purple lots. 
  • If you can’t make it to The Fort before 8AM and aren’t willing to pay higher rates, then it would be better to just leave your car at home.
  • If you’re concerned about parking fees, then you would need to strategize a plan that would incur the lowest cost. Suppose you need to go to two places in Bonifacio High Street during a weekday. You will need to spend 3 hours each in 3 different parking lots, exiting before 6PM. If you park all 8 hours in a purple lot, this parking need will cost you P300.00. If you manage to park in a green parking lot for the whole 8 hours, it will cost P85.00. But getting in a green parking lot can take a lot of time. If you park in a purple parking lot, which has more vacancies even during rush hours, for the first 3 hours and then move your car to a green parking lot, it will only cost you P105.00 in total, but you may have to spend your lunch hour waiting for a slot in a green parking lot: who says parking is no fun?
  • An obscure parking space at the West area of The Fort is the Bonifacio One Technology Tower (BOTT) Retail parking lot along 31st Street. Get there early to have a chance!
  • Be reminded that you cannot park anywhere in The Fort because if you do, towing trucks are ready to take your cars into the pound. If you want your beloved vehicle to be released, then be prepared to pay a hefty fine of P2,000.


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site_admin commented 3 months ago
thank you @iam_joshua_bcxvii, for sharing that useful information. Cheers for the community spirit! We will add the parking space at Uptown Parade.
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iam_joshua_bcxvii commented 3 months ago
I saw an affordable parking while walking to Market Market where I parked my car earlier. It's just North of Uptown Mall named Uptown Parade along 11th avenue. The parking rates are the same with Three Parkade. Pls. add it here for others to know.
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commented 2 years ago
Nifty! Thanks for this! Will definitely save this for whenever we need to find parking.

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