Guide to Los Angeles & Long Beach Cruise Parking

With roughly 20 million residents in the Los Angeles area, it’s no surprise that many people end up driving to their cruise. The good news is that in a city famous for its automobile lifestyle (and the traffic and congestion that comes with that) the cruise ports have made it easy and relatively inexpensive to park. (Los Angeles/Long Beach park & cruise hotels offer more options.)

Below, we’ve outlined your parking options for both LA area ports.

Parking at the World Cruise Center (Port of Los Angeles)

When sailing for the Port of Los Angeles, your options are somewhat limited. With a major working port on one side and residential neighborhoods on the other, there isn’t a lot of space for independent parking lots like at other ports around the country.

That said, the port offers parking right on site. There are plenty of spots and reservations are not required. Rates are $17 per day for regular vehicles, $32 for oversized vehicles. So for a week-long cruise, expect to pay $119 for parking. That may seem expensive, but it’s relatively affordable for parking compared to other major cruise ports around the country. Cash or credit card are accepted, and you pay after your trip.

Port of Los Angeles cruise parking

Hotels with Cruise Parking
While there aren’t abundant options for independent parking lots, there is one place that will offer cheap parking for cruiser — hotels. Several hotels in the area cater to cruise passengers. They will offer discounted parking if you stay with them for at least one night. We have a list of participating hotels here.

In general, if you plan to stay in the LA area for an extra night or two anyway, we highly recommend using this tip to save some cash on your parking.

Parking at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal

Like the Port of Los Angeles, you won’t have many options for parking other than the official port parking at the terminal. Still, it’s hard to complain when parking is a mere steps away from the terminal, meaning you don’t have to deal with long walks or wait on shuttles to take you back and forth from your ship.

As you can see in the map below, the parking garage is extremely close to the terminal.

Parking rates are $19 per day. So if you have a week-long cruise, expect to pay $133. Cash and credit cards are accepted. The lot doesn’t require reservations — there should be plenty of parking come cruise day. If you have an oversized vehicle, you’ll be charged for the number of spots your automobile takes up (there are also outdoor spots if your vehicle is too tall).

Port of Long Beach cruise parking

Again, if you plan to stay in the area and want to save on parking, be sure to check out our list of hotels offering cruise parking packages.

More on Cruising From Los Angeles

Getting to the Port of Los Angeles — Directions, maps, and information on taxis and shuttles. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Dropping Off at the Port — Dropping off passengers for their cruise? Not sure where to go once you get to the port? We have turn-by-turn directions to find your cruise terminal.

Los Angeles Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.

More on Cruising From Long Beach

Getting to the Long Beach Cruise Terminal — Directions, maps, and information on taxis and shuttles. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Dropping Off at the Port — Dropping off passengers for their cruise? Not sure where to go once you get to the port? We have turn-by-turn directions to find your cruise terminal.

Long Beach Cruise Hotels — Getting in late? Leaving early? Simply need a place to rest your head? We’ve rounded up the options for places to stay near the port.