Free Parking Bolton, UK

If you are looking for free parking in Bolton, we will show you exactly where to park without restrictions when visiting Bolton, whether you want a secure car park, or on-street parking.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Bolton
  • Where to park for free in Bolton
  • Cheap parking options in Bolton
  • Free council car parks
  • Free on-street parking in Bolton
  • Bolton Park and Ride sites
  • Overnight parking in Bolton
  • Free disabled parking in Bolton
  • Free motorcycle parking in Bolton
  • Residents parking in Bolton
  • About Bolton

What to know about parking free in Bolton

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 Bolton, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days.

Where to Park for Free in Bolton, UK

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

West of Bolton

  • Ruth Street
  • Davenport Street

North of Bolton

  • Cross Street
  • Cable Street
  • Crompton Street
  • Bangor Street

South of Bolton

  • Moncrieffe Street
  • Coe Street
  • Nile Street
  • Cochrane Street

East of Bolton

  • Devon Street
  • Radcliffe Road
  • Elton Street

Cheap Parking in Bolton

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Bolton and these spaces are available to book in advance for as little as £2 per day.

Free car parks in Bolton

You can park for free in Bolton at any of the following car parks which offer un-restricted parking all day:

Car ParkSpacesFree Parking
Black Fletcher Street Car Park20Free all day
Blackburn Road Car Park25Free all day
Bolton Road Car Park53Free all day
Bury New Road Car Park43Free all day
Bury Old Road Car Park5Free all day
Cannon Street Car Park30Free all day
Darley Street Car Park19Free all day
Grecian Street Car Park19Free all day
Latham Street Car Park24Free all day
Penrose Street Car Park31Free all day

You can park for free in any of the NCP car parks in Bolton on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. These car parks include:

NCP Car ParkSpacesFree Parking
Octagon NCP508Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Topp Way NCP48Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Deane Road NCP815Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Free on-street parking in Bolton

You may prefer to park in on-street bays rather than a car park so you are closer to your location. Most on-street parking is pay and display but you can park for free in Bolton between 6pm and 8.30am. Here’s some of the on-street parking locations:

StreetSpacesFree Parking
Bark Street66pm – 8.30am
Cheadle Square246pm – 8.30am
Church Bank386pm – 8.30am
Clive Street206pm – 8.30am
Crook Street376pm – 8.30am
Dawson Lane116pm – 8.30am
Gardside Street226pm – 8.30am
Le Mans Crescent566pm – 8.30am
Queen Street156pm – 8.30am
Silverwell Street146pm – 8.30am

Free Parking at Bolton Park & Ride Sites

Bolton is connected to the Greater Manchester transport links where you can take advantage of free parking at any of the railway stations providing you have a valid train ticket. Prices for an adult train ticket are:

  • Day Rover – £7.20
  • Day Return – £4.20
Park and Ride SiteAddressSpaces
Horwich Parkway Rail Park and RideBolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 6LB259

Is overnight parking available in Bolton

If you are looking to park your car fo free overnight in Bolton, we recommend using one of the on-street parking locations which are free to park between 6pm and 8.30am. These spaces are at the following locations:

StreetSpacesFree Parking
Bark Street66pm – 8.30am
Cheadle Square246pm – 8.30am
Church Bank386pm – 8.30am
Clive Street206pm – 8.30am
Crook Street376pm – 8.30am
Dawson Lane116pm – 8.30am
Gardside Street226pm – 8.30am
Le Mans Crescent566pm – 8.30am
Queen Street156pm – 8.30am
Silverwell Street146pm – 8.30am

Free disabled parking in Bolton

There are dedicated on-street parking bays in and around Bolton for Blue Badge holders. These include:

StreetSpaces
Ashburner Street6
Back Mawdsley Street6
Grosvenor Srreet7
Newport Street3
Queen Street3
Victoria Square North9
Victoria Square South8

Free Motorcycle parking in Bolton

Dedicated motorcycle parking is available at the following locations in Bolton:

  • Victoria Square
  • South Central Street car park

You may park your motorcycle free of charge at these locations without any time restrictions.

If you park in any other pay and display location, you will be required to purchase a ticket, either to display on your motorcycle or by using the RingGo parking app.

Residential parking in Bolton

If you are a resident in Bolton where permits are required, you can apply for a residents parking permit. You can see whether your street or zone requires a parking permit before you apply.

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.

About Bolton, UK

Bolton is conveniently located north of Manchester but it really is a hub of it’s own.

With easy access to plenty of green space and countryside, the town is thriving with people looking to visit the vicinity.

For history buffs, there’s a whole host of places to visit to get your juices flowing, including the Smithills Hall, Hall i’ th’ Wood Musuem and Turton Tower to name a few. If you’d rather get out into the fresh air, you can visit Jumbles Country Park and Moses Gate Country Park, which are ideal for family walks or a quick jog.

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 Bolton: