Where can I park when I take the train to Chicago?
Daily Fee Parking
Daily fees were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic but were reinstated starting Oct. 1, 2021.
Parking is limited around the Geneva train station. Daily parking lots cost $2 per day in the parking deck. Daily parking on normal workdays in the garage fills up by 7 a.m.
Please note the Route 31 overflow commuter parking lot was closed indefinitely starting in July 2022 since the area will be used as a construction staging area for Union Pacific's Third Main Line project. The lot will reopen once the third track installation has been completed.
Passport Mobile Payment App
Looking to pay for your daily fee parking spot for the convenience of your smartphone? There is an app for that. Learn more about the Passport program.
After the quarterly permit fees were suspended during the pandemic, the normal permit system resumed in October 2021. There are three city-owned permit lots for regular commuters, which are identified in grey on the commuter parking map. The cost for a three-month permit is $100 for Geneva residents and $125 for non-residents.
New Online Portal
Permit holders can now access an online portal to make their quarterly payments.
Parking is free in the parking deck during the following periods:
- 4 to 11:59 p.m. Monday through Friday; and
- 12 a.m. on Saturday to 11:59 p.m. on Sundays (No overnight parking is permitted).
There is free parking on the old Seigle property bordered by South, Fourth, Crescent, and Third streets in the downtown. However, there is no parking allowed between 2 and 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.