Free Parking Aberdeen, UK

Free parking in Aberdeen can be difficult, but thanks for Free Parking Spots, we show you exactly where to park without restrictions when visiting Aberdeen.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Aberdeen
  • Where to park for free in Aberdeen
  • Cheap parking options in Aberdeen
  • Free parking near Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • Free council car parks
  • Free on-street parking in Aberdeen
  • Overnight parking in Aberdeen
  • Motorhome parking in Aberdeen
  • Free disabled parking in Aberdeen
  • Free motorcycle parking in Aberdeen
  • Residents parking in Aberdeen
  • About Aberdeen

What to know about parking free in Aberdeen

When parking, please be considerate of others:

  • Ensure you don’t block any driveways
  • Tuck your car as close to the kerb as possible.
  • Don’t double park as you may be parked on a bus route

Here are our list of available free parking in Aberdeen, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days. Click on the maps below and the location will open in Google Maps.

Where to Park for Free in Aberdeen, UK

You can park for free in Aberdeen on the following streets near to the city centre:

  • Chesnut Row
  • Elmfield Avenue
  • Elmbank Terrace
  • Pittodrie Place
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Elmfield Avenue, 1 Mile

Elmfield Avenue and the surrounding Elmbank Terrace offer plenty of free parking spots within a 20 minute walk of Aberdeen City Centre.

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Pittodrie Place, 0.8 Mile

Pittodrie Place is a really accessible residential street offering plenty of free parking spots and a simple walk into the city centre.

Cheap Parking in Aberdeen

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Aberdeen and these spaces are available to book in advance for as little as £4 per day.

Free parking near Aberdeen Art Gallery

If you are visiting Aberdeen Art Gallery for a day of culture and exploring, you can park nearby for free at one of these locations:

  • Elmfield Avenue
  • Elmbank Terrace
  • Pittodrie Place

These free parking spots are around 1 mile from Aberdeen Art Gallery, or a 25 minute walk.

Free parking all day at the following car parks:

  • Saint Machar Drive, AB24 5SP
  • Crombie Road, AB11 9LY
  • Duthie Park, AB11 7SL
  • Viewfield Road, AB15 7XL
  • Tanfield Walk, AB24 4AQ

If you are using one of these car parks, we recommend you use the bus service to get into Aberdeen as they are between 1 and 2 miles from Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Saint Machar Drive Car ParkAB23 5SP12Free all day
Crombie Road Car ParkAB11 9LY45Free all day
Duthie Park Car ParkAB11 7SL109Free all day
Viewfield Road Car ParkAB15 7XL25Free all day
Tanfield Walk Car ParkAB24 4AQ25Free all day
Dunmail Avenue Car ParkAB15 9LW30Free all day

Free car parks in Aberdeen

You can park for free in Aberdeen all day at the following car parks:

  • Saint Machar Drive, AB24 5SP
  • Crombie Road, AB11 9LY
  • Duthie Park, AB11 7SL
  • Viewfield Road, AB15 7XL
  • Tanfield Walk, AB24 4AQ
  • Dunmail Avenue, Cults, AB15 9LW
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Saint Machar Drive Car ParkAB23 5SP12Free all day
Crombie Road Car ParkAB11 9LY45Free all day
Duthie Park Car ParkAB11 7SL109Free all day
Viewfield Road Car ParkAB15 7XL25Free all day
Tanfield Walk Car ParkAB24 4AQ25Free all day
Dunmail Avenue Car ParkAB15 9LW30Free all day

Free on-street parking in Aberdeen

If you would prefer to park in one of the on-street parking bays close to Aberdeen city centre, you can park for free in the following zones at certain times of the day:

StreetFree Parking
Inner Central8pm – 8am (Mon to Fri), 8pm – 8am (Saturday), before 1pm and after 5pm (Sunday)
Outer Central8pm – 8am (Mon to Sat),
Free – (Sunday)

Is overnight parking available in Aberdeen

For free overnight parking in Aberdeen, we recommend using one of our free parking spots. Alternatively, you can use any of these council car parks, which are free overnight:

  • Saint Machar Drive, AB24 5SP
  • Crombie Road, AB11 9LY
  • Duthie Park, AB11 7SL
  • Viewfield Road, AB15 7XL
  • Tanfield Walk, AB24 4AQ

Motorhome parking in Aberdeen

The following car parks have no height restrictions and are therefore appropriate for Motorhomes or campervans:

  • Saint Machar Drive, AB24 5SP
  • Crombie Road, AB11 9LY
  • Duthie Park, AB11 7SL
  • Viewfield Road, AB15 7XL

Alternatively, you can use one of our recommended free spots in and around Aberdeen.

Free disabled parking in Aberdeen

If you have a Blue Badge, you are entitled to park in the following car parks in Aberdeen free of charge:

  • Gallowgate Car Park
  • Market Stance Car Park
  • Golden Square Car Park
  • Beach Leisure Centre

Free Motorcycle parking in Aberdeen

If you are visiting Aberdeen by motorcycle or moped, you might want to plan where you are going to park. The following car parks have dedicated motorcycle parking bays that are free of charge:

  • Union Square Car Park

Residential parking in Aberdeen

If you are a resident in Aberdeen where permits are required, you can apply for a residents parking permit.

In order to apply, you will need to prove you are a resident, so will be required to provide proof of address and proof of vehicle. Prices start at £60 for the year.

Visitor parking permits can be purchased as yearly permits.

About Aberdeen, UK

Aberdeen is the third most populated city in Scotland so it’s considered less busy than Scotland’s other big cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

Aberdeen is surrounded by countryside and the beautiful Royal Deeside. If you like picturesque landscapes, you will enjoy getting out into Royal Deeside.

Often referred to as the Granite City, a lot of Aberdeen’s buildings are made out of the pale stone, so are spectacular to look at.

If you’re looking for some retail therapy, Aberdeen is home to Union Square, offering an excellent choice of high street shops and plenty of places to dine.