Free Parking in Basingstoke

When it comes to parking in Baskingstoke, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of free parking spots without restrictions.

This means you can visit the town centre for an afternoon of shopping or to visit friends or family without needing to clock watch.

You can expect a short walk to Basingstoke town centre from your free parking spots, or you can use the local bus service instead.

9 places to park for free in Basingstoke (2024)

It may not be common knowledge that there are plenty of free parking spots close to the centre of Basingstoke where you can park without worrying about parking charges or rushing back to your car earlier than you have to.

If you’re here looking for free parking in Basingstoke, chances are you are more concerned about saving money on parking than finding a parking spot as close to the centre as possible.

If you’re one of these people looking to save money, simply use one of the recommended parking spots below which are within walking distance from Basingstoke town centre.

You can park for free in Basingstoke on the following streets near to the town centre:

West of Basingstoke:

Alexandra Road
Deep Lane
George Street

East of Basingstoke:

The Moorings
Armstrong Road

North of Basingstoke:

Stratfield Road
Abbey Road

South of Basingstoke:

Sheppard Road
Morley Road

You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.

What to know about parking free in Basingstoke

When parking, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • You may have a walk of up to 1 mile to and from your free parking spot

Here are our list of available free parking in Basingstoke, so if you are here on holiday, you can save money by finding a free parking spot.

Free Parking near Milestones Museum

Milestones Museum is located just a short walk from Basingstoke town centre.

Walk down the old cobbled streets and get a feel for what Hampshire was like almost 100 years ago.

The museum has actors who help tell the story of Hampshire’s past.

If you’re planning a visit to Milestones Museum, you can park on Alexandra Road, Deep Lane or George Street, which are all residential streets offering free parking.

Free Parking near Basingstoke Miniature Railway

Basingstoke’s Miniature Railway is popular with train enthusiasts and families alike, offering a fun filled day out for all ages.

You can take a look around the miniature train exhibit and even ride on one of the specially crafted trains.

If you’re planning a visit to Basingstoke Miniature Railway, you can park on Sheppard Road or Morley Road which are residential streets offering free parking.

Free Parking near Festival Place

Festival Place is one of the town’s popular shopping areas, with a wide range of high street stores to visit and plenty of dining options.

There’s also plenty of family friendly leisure activities to enjoy, including a Flip Out trampoline park, Escape Hunt escape room and Vue cinema.

If you’re visiting Festival Place, you can park on Alexandra Road, Deep Lane, George Street, The Moorings and Armstrong Road, which are all residential streets offering free parking.

Free car parks in Basingstoke

You can park for free in Basingstoke for 1 hour in short stay council run car parks across the town, but there are also several car parks outside of the town centre that offer free parking:

Car ParkAddressFree Parking
Albert Yard Car ParkRG21 7EE1 Hour
Castons Yard Car ParkRG21 7PW1 Hour
Jacobs Yard Car ParkRG21 7PW1 Hour
Eastrop Park Car ParkRG21 4QE2 Hours
Winchester Road Car ParkRG28 7HPAll Day
Bell Street Car ParkRG28 7DDAll Day
Church Street Car ParkRG28 7ABAll Day
London Road Car ParkRG25 3NPAll Day
Jibbs Meadow Car ParkRG26 5DZAll Day

Overnight parking in Basingstoke

Council car parks in Basingstoke all charge a small fee for overnight parking (£2.20), but you can use any of the parking spots we recommend for free overnight parking.

Car ParkAddressSpacesCheap Overnight Parking
Albert Yard Car ParkRG21 7EE177pm – 8am
Castons Yard Car ParkRG21 7PW607pm – 8am
Jacobs Yard Car ParkRG21 7PW287pm – 8am
Central and Joices Yard Car ParkRG21 7DE507pm – 8am
Brinkletts Car ParkRG21 8UE377pm – 8am
Churchill Way Car ParkRG21 7QU1007pm – 8am
Sarum Hill Car ParkRG21 8SR457pm – 8am
Southern Road Car ParkRG21 7NP767pm – 8am
The Malls Car ParkRG21 7TW5107pm – 8am
Vyne Meadow Car ParkRG21 5NA25 (weekdays
349 (weekends)
7pm – 8am

Coach parking in Basingstoke

If you are visiting Basingstoke by coach, you can use the dedicated coach drop off areas on Churchill Way, RG21 7BE.

This bus station is used by Stagecoach, but can also accommodate non-scheduled coaches.

This coach stop is central to all the local shops and ameneties so is a safe point for passengers to disembark when visiting Baskingstoke.

Free disabled parking in Basingstoke

If you have a Blue Badge, you are entitled to park in the following car parks in Basingstoke free of charge with no time limit:

Car ParkAddress
Albert Yard Car ParkRG21 7EE
Castons Yard Car ParkRG21 7PW
Jacobs Yard Car ParkRG21 7PW
Central and Joices Yard Car ParkRG21 7DE
Brinkletts Car ParkRG21 8UE
Churchill Way Car ParkRG21 7QU
Sarum Hill Car ParkRG21 8SR
Southern Road Car ParkRG21 7NP
The Malls Car ParkRG21 7TW
Vyne Meadow Car ParkRG21 5NA

Motorhome parking in Basingstoke

There are two car parks in Basingstoke that can accommodate motorhome parking; Castons Car Park and Churchill Way Car Park.

Neither of these car parks are free and if you take up two bays, you must purchase two tickets.

You can park for free at any of the recommended free parking spots, but having a large vehicle can be difficult to park, so we recommend parking on Armstrong Road which is wider.

Residents parking permits in Basingstoke

If you are a resident of a disc zone in Basingstoke, you can apply for a residents parking permit, entitling you to park your car on any street in that zone.

Residents permits cost around £40 for 12 months. In order to apply for a permit, you will need proof of residence and proof of vehicle.

You can also purchase visitor passes for £40 for the year.

About Basingstoke

Basingstoke is a small, market town, just 40 minutes train journey from London, so it’s an ideal commuter town.

There’s no shortage of things to do, with plenty of green space to enjoy and also plenty of culture to immerse yourself in.

If shopping is more your thing, the main area to embark on a bit of retail therapy is Festival Place, which is home to some big high street names such as Apple, Fat Face, Hotel Chocolat, H & M and Lush to name just a few.

There’s also plenty of food and drink options so keep yourself refreshed, including Ask Italian, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Las Iguanas.

Other towns and cities nearby

If you’re visiting the area for a short trip or just looking for things to do nearby, you can explore these towns and cities that are near to Basingstoke:

About the Author

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When I visit new towns and cities, I always take note of where you can (legally) park for free, whether this be on-street parking bays or council run car parks, which offer free parking during certain hours of the day.

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Information was last updated on January 8th, 2024