Parking rates at the Araneta Center, Cubao

I spent a big chunk of my childhood roaming the Cubao shopping and leisure area before it was officially called the Araneta Center.  We watched movies at Ali Mall or at New Frontier (now the Kia Theater), watched concerts at the Araneta Coliseum, shopped at SM Cubao, COD (now Save More) or at Isetann, had fun at Fiesta Carnival (now the Shopwise Arcade).  Since then this entertainment hub has evolved and with evolution comes new problems.  The problem of this millennia — parking!

Parking at Araneta Center is more affordable than most places in the Metro. Business and leisure hubs like Makati or BGC tend to charge an arm and a leg.  This makes us grateful to find places like the Araneta Center that offer reasonable parking rates for their shoppers and workforce.

Here are the rates below as published on the Araneta Center website.  Note that some are still empty.  This means that I have not found any information on those places yet.  However, I will update this page as soon as I discover more :

Parking VenueSedan/SUVMotorcycle
Ali MallP35 (1st 2 hours); P10 (succeeding hours)Same as Sedan/SUV
Araneta Center Bus Station
Aurora Tower
Cyberpark Tower One
Expo Centro
Farmers Plaza1,2,3P40 (1st 2 hours); P10 (succeeding hours)
Gateway MallP50 (flat rate)P35 (flat rate)
Gateway Mall Valet Service (Coffee Bean)P200 (VIP); P100 (Regular)
General Roxas (Oras ng Himala) 1P40 (1st 2 hours); P10 (succeeding hours)P30 (flat rate)
Manhattan Parkway (Basement Parking)With event P50 (flat rate)
Without event P35 (1st 2 hours); P10 (succeeding hours)
Manhattan Parkview (Basement Parking)With event P50 (flat rate)
Without event P35 (1st 2 hours); P10 (succeeding hours)
Manhattan Parkway (General Malvar)1P50 (flat rate)P50 (flat rate)
Manhattan Parkview (General Malvar)1P50 (flat rate)P50 (flat rate)
Shopwise Arcade Rate (24 hours) 1P40 (1st 2 hours); P10 (succeeding hours)P30 (flat rate)
SM CubaoP50 (additional data to follow)
South Parking GarageP50 (flat rate)P35 (flat rate)
  1. Lost ticket – P150
  2. Overnight parking – P200
  3. Truck/Delivery – P100/hour

Here is a map of the parking venues/spaces located at the Araneta Center for your reference.

Araneta Center parking map

Araneta Center parking map sourced from

From my experience, the best places to park are at Gateway (which is below ground) and South Parking Garage (which has parking slots below and above ground).  These two are more or less in the center of the Araneta Center which means that parking in either makes it close to just about any place you may want to go in the area.

Araneta Center Green & Go e-Shuttle

Araneta Center Green & Go e-Shuttle

In case you want to go from Gateway Mall to Ali Mall or vice versa just take the Green & Go E-Shuttle … it is an electric open van and is a free service provided by the Araneta Center for its shoppers.  Specific stations are marked in both malls for pickups and drop-offs.

In the past, senior citizens and PWD, and people with receipts of purchases made at the Araneta Center were given priority to ride the e-shuttle.  Now this privilege is limited to senior citizens and PWD.

Manhattan Parkway and Parkview (these are 2 separate parking structures) are located closer to Aurora Blvd. and are ideal for if you are going to any of the restaurants located in either building.  My favorite eating spots at Manhattan are Four Season, Mister Kebab and Burger King. 😀

If you haven’t yet, now may be a good time to explore the Araneta Center in Cubao.  See you there soon!

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