Cheapest car parks in York you didn’t know existed!

When it comes to parking in York, it can be eye watering just how expensive council run car parks are.

Take Monk Bar Car Park as an example. As of 2024, it costs £2.70 per hour to park and £16.00 for over 5 hours. Yes, this is just to park your car. Then you have all the other costs to consider, such as food and shopping.

There has to be alternatives, right?

Cliffords Tower York

You’ll be pleased to know that there are indeed alternatives, and we’re happy to show you where you can park on the cheap in York.

Let’s get started…

Cheapest Short Stay Car Parks in York

If you’re visiting York for a couple of hours to run an errand or to pop to the shops to collect a parcel, you don’t want to be fleeced by having to park in a car park close to the city centre.

Bishopthorpe Road Car Park, York

Located close to Clifford’s Tower, Bishopthorpe Road car park is great for those needing to nip into York quickly, without being stung with expensive parking charges.

Bishopthorpe Road car park costs just 60pper hour or £1.50 for up to 2 hours. Even if you need to stay as long as 3 hours, it will cost you just £3, which is considerably cheaper than other car parks in and around York.

Location: Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NA

East Parade Car Park, York

East Parade car park only has 14 parking bays but as it’s slightly outside of the walls, it doesn’t get used as often as it should.

If you’re looking for a cheap short stay car park in York, East Parade car park costs just £1 for 1 hour, but if you stay longer than 2 hours, you’re looking at £5.

Location: East Parade, Heworth, York, YO31 0XH

Cheapest Long Stay Car Parks in York

If you need to park for longer than 3 hours, perhaps you’re heading out for a day shopping or meeting friends for a meal and drinks, we’ll show you the cheapest car parks in and around York.

We compared the car parks and cost to park for 4 hours.

NCP Barbican Road (Regency Car Park)

Located just a stones throw away from the walls, NCP Car Park on Barbican Road (just behind the Regency restaurant) is ideal for those who want to be close to the city centre.

The NCP on Barbican Road costs £1.95 for 2 hours or £3.95 for up to 4 hours. You can pre-book this car park via the NCP website, as you cannot pay on arrival. This ensures there are enough spaces and the car park won’t be full when you arrive.

Location: Barbican Road, York, YO10 5AA

Jaipur Spice Car Park

Located close to York District Hospital, Jaipur Spice car park is ideal for those looking to park all day (£5.50) or even those looking for monthly parking (£60p/m).

NHS workers can take advantage of a discounted rate of £3.50 for all day parking.

Location: 103 Haxby Road, York, YO31 8JS

Priory Street Centre Car Park

Priory Street car park costs just £5 for 4 hours of parking and is a short walk into the city centre. There are only 10 parking bays and this car park cannot be pre-booked.

There are also staff parking bays which you cannot use as these are monitored by ANPR cameras.

Location: 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET