Free Parking in Birmingham

If you are familiar with Birmingham, you will know that parking, and most definitely free parking in Birmingham can be difficult due to the restrictions, so we show you the best options for free parking in Birmingham without restrictions.

4 places to park for free in Birmingham (2024)

If you’re travelling to Birmingham for a day of retail therapy or to explore some of the culture the city has to offer, you can save money by finding a free parking spot close to the city centre, rather than paying expensive car park charges.

If you’re searching for free parking in Birmingham, it’s likely you’re more interested in saving money than finding a convenient parking space close to the amenities.

I’ve done a fair bit of research during my time in Birmingham and found several free parking spots within walking distance of the city centre.

The following streets offer un-restricted FREE parking spots in Birmingham:

Bridge Street West
Hospital Street
Cope Street
Stour Street

You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car to ensure that there are still no restrictions.

What to know about parking free in Birmingham

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

Cheapest all-day parking in Birmingham

We found the cheapest car park in Birmingham to be Birmingham Grand Central car park, which can be pre-booked.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £5, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Birmingham for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Birmingham

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Birmingham to be Birmingham Grand Central car park, which costs £75 per month, making it ideal for commuters.

You can use this car park 7 days a week, including overnight, and leave and re-enter the car park as many times as you need to, although this must be pre-booked.

Free Parking near Birmingham New Street

If you are travelling out of Birmingham by train, the on-site car park can get quite pricey, especially if you are away for longer than just a couple of hours.

For free parking near Birmingham New Street, we recommend parking on either Bridge Street West or Stour Street.

Free Parking near Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham City Centre is a place that is constantly buzzing, with a wide range of shops and restaurants for all to enjoy.

For free parking near Birmingham City Centre, we recommend parking on Bridge Street West, Stour Street or Cope Street.

Free car parks in Birmingham

Free parking in Birmingham is available at Jewellery Quarter Car Park, B18 6LP between 6pm and 8.30pm (closed Sundays and Bank Holidays).

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree ParkingCharge Points
Jewellery Quarter Car ParkB18 6LP5536pm – 8.30pm2

Free on-street parking in Birmingham

If you would prefer to park centrally in one of the on-street parking bays in Birmingham, you can park for free at the following locations between 7.30pm and 8am:

Street/ZoneFree Parking
Inner Zone7.30pm – 8am
Outer Zone and Gun Quarter7.30pm – 8am
Jewellery Quarter7.30pm – 8am
Eastside Zone7.30pm – 8am
Digbeth and Irish Quarter Zone7.30pm – 8am

Birmingham Park & Ride Sites

There are five park and ride sites around Birmingham that have free parking when you use the tram service to access the city centre.

These park and ride sites mean you don’t have to battle into the city centre, but instead you can take advantage of free parking and then a relaxed bus journey into Birmingham.

Park and Ride SiteAddress
The Hawthorns Park & RideB71 4LQ
Wednesdbury Park and RideWS10 7WJ
Black Lake Park and RideB70 0PA
Priestfield Park and RideWV2 2QE
Bradley Lane Park and RideWV14 8EP

Birmingham Park & Ride Tram Ticket Prices

Zone 1Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 1-2Zone 2-3Zone 3-4Zone 1-3Zone 2-4Zone 1-4
Single£2£1.90£1.90£1.90£2.90£2.80£2.80£4.20£3.90£4.50
1 Day£3£2.90£2.90£2.90£4.30£4.20£4.20£5.80£5.50£6.50

Overnight parking in Birmingham

If you’re looking for free overnight parking in Birmingham, we recommend one of our free parking spots but if you are looking for a secure car park in the city centre, the following council car parks operate 24 hours a day:

  • Great Charles Street, B3 1NR
  • Lawson Street, B4 7DQ
  • Ludgate Hill
  • Navigation Street, B5 4AD
  • Brunel Street, B1 1TA

Free disabled parking in Birmingham

If you have a Blue Badge and you are visiting Birmingham, you can park for free in the following council run car parks for any time limit, providing you display your Blue Badge:

Car ParkAddress
Dudley Street Car ParkDudley Street, B5 4RT
Jewellery Quarter Car ParkJewellery Quarter, B18 6LP
Millenium Point Car Park (Multi-Storey)Howe Street, B4 7AP
Paradise Circus Car ParkBrindley Drive, B1 2NB
Snow Hill Car Park (Multi Storey)Livery Street, B3 2BJ
Town Hall Car Park (Multi-Storey)Brunel Street, B1 1TA

If you’d rather use an on-street location, you can also park free of charge at the following locations when you display your Blue Badge:

  • Albert Street
  • Barwick Street
  • Bennetts Hill
  • Brindley Drive
  • Cambridge Street
  • Colmore Row
  • Corporation Street
  • Edmund Street 1
  • Edmund Street 2
  • Fleet Street
  • High Street
  • Hill Street
  • Hurst Street
  • John Bright Street
  • Lawson Street
  • Lionel Street
  • Margaret Street
  • Moat Lane
  • New Meeting Street
  • Newhall Street
  • Pinfold Street
  • Severn Street
  • St Chad’s Cathedral
  • Staniforth Street
  • Swallow Street
  • Temple Row West
  • Warstone Lane
  • Waterloo Street

Coach parking in Birmingham

The most accessible coach parking in Birmingham is Brewery Street, B6 4JB which costs £10.30 for 6 hours, or £20.80 for 24 hours.

Free motorcycle parking in Birmingham

If you ride a motorcycle, you can park your bike for free at the following on-street parking spaces;

  • Brunel Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Caroline Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Cornwall Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Dudley Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Edgbaston Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Fleet Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Holliday Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Hylton Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Ludgate Hill motorcycle parking bay
  • Margaret Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Newhall Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Smallbrook Queensway motorcycle parking bay
  • Snow Hill motorcycle parking bay
  • St Martin’s Street motorcycle parking bay
  • St Paul’s Square motorcycle parking bay
  • Steelhouse Lane motorcycle parking bay
  • Temple Row motorcycle parking bay
  • Temple Row West motorcycle parking bay
  • Waterloo Street motorcycle parking bay
  • Whittall Street motorcycle parking bay

Residential parking in Birmingham

If you are a resident in Birmingham 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 for a one year permit start at £263.

About Birmingham, UK

Birmingham is packed with things to do, from an excellent choice of shops from independent to high street names (Bullring), plenty of eateries from all corners of the world as well as a few hidden gems, including Europe’s largest library and the busiest theatre in the UK, the Hippodrome.

Birmingham has an excellent nightlife with music tastes to suit everyone. There’s over 50 festivals held in the city each year, so if music is your thing, you won’t be short of entertainment.

Birmingham is easily accessible by motorway links as well as flight routes via Birmingham Airport.

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 Birmingham:

About the Author

Hi, my name is Amber and I’m here to help find you suitable free parking in towns and cities across the UK.

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.

Although I take every effort to ensure this information is up to date and correct, if you notice an issue, please get in touch so I can rectify it for everyone.

Amber

Information was last updated on January 8th, 2024