Directions & Parking

The Ordway is located at 345 Washington Street in downtown Saint Paul directly across from Rice Park.

There are numerous parking ramps within easy walking distance. The closest ramps are RiverCentre, Science Museum, Lawson Commons, Kellogg Street Ramp, Landmark Towers, and Travelers Insurance.

There is no direct skyway connection to the Ordway, but if you are coming through the RiverCentre you can get very close to our front door.

Saint Paul Parking

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Science Museum Parking

Parking is available at the Science Museum Parking Ramp for patrons attending any Ordway performance. Enter on Chestnut Street then ride the elevator to the lobby and cross Kellogg Boulevard to the Ordway. A parking voucher can be purchased for $12 ($10 for Ordway Subscribers) by contacting the ticket office at 651.224.4222. Limited availability.

Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to performance.

Travelers Insurance Parking

Conveniently located on the corner of 7th and 5th Streets (enter on 5th) the Plaza Lot offers parking for patrons attending any evening or weekend Ordway performance. Watch for signs on 5th street directing patrons where to enter the lot. These spaces are $18 ($15 for Ordway Subscribers). Call 651.224.4222 to purchase a parking voucher. Limited availability.

Call our Ticket Office at 651.224.4222 for further parking suggestions, directions, and information on construction and street closures.

School Bus Parking

For Performing Arts Classrooms and Festival performances, buses are asked to drop students off on 5th Street. Security will meet you and, if needed, will direct you to parking.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking near the Ordway is limited. Any parking meter is free for vehicles with a validation.

Meters

Downtown parking meters are enforced Monday – Saturday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm. Special event rates may apply. To learn more about meter rates, visit the City of Saint Paul’s official website.

More Transportation Options

Bus Routes

For the most up-to-date information on public transportation options, visit the Metro Transit official website. Here are convenient bus lines that frequently run to and from the Ordway:

Washington Street & 5th Street West (eastbound)

  • 275  –  Express – Forest Lake-Running Aces – St Paul

Washington Street & 5th Street West (southbound)

  • 64  –  Payne – Maryland – White Bear Av – Maplewood
  • 70  –  St Clair Av – W 7St – Burns Av – Sunray

5th Street West & Market Street (eastbound)

  • 21  –  Uptown – Lake St – Selby Av
  • 53  –  Ltd Stop – Uptown – Lake St – Marshall Av
  • 54  –  Ltd Stop – W 7St – Airport – MOA
  • 61  –  E Hennepin Av – Larpenteur Av – Arcade St
  • 63  –  Grand Av – Raymond Sta – Sunray – McKnight Rd
  • 64  –  Payne – Maryland – White Bear Av – Maplewood
  • 70  –  St Clair Av – W 7St – Burns Av – Sunray
  • 74  –  46St – Randolph – W 7St – E 7St – Sunray
  • 94  –  Express – Mpls – St Paul
  • 265  –  Express – White Bear Lake – Maplewood – St Paul
  • 275  –  Express – Forest Lake-Running Aces – St Paul
  • 294  –  Express – Oakdale – Stillwater – St Paul
  • 350  –  Ltd Stop – Sunray – McKnight – St Paul
  • 351  –  Express – Woodbury – St Paul
  • 353  –  Express – Woodbury – St Paul – Mpls
  • 361  –  Express – Cottage Grove – St Paul
  • 364  –  Express – Newport – Cottage Grove – St Paul
  • 860  –  Express – Riverdale – Northtown – St Paul

Metro System

Nearest Metro Green Line station: Central

Bike Racks

The City of Saint Paul website also offers a map of bike racks in the area.

  • 4th Street West & Washington Street (Saint Paul Public Library)
  • 5th Street West & Washington Street (Landmark Center)
  • 5th Street West & Saint Peter Street (Landmark Plaza)