Free Parking in Brighton, UK

Brighton is one of the most popular seaside towns on the South Coast so visiting for the day can get costly, particularly if you have driven there. If you’re leaving Brighton by train, the best option is to use a free parking spot to save on pricey charges. Finding parking might seem like a challenge, but knowing where free parking spots without restrictions are makes the experience more enjoyable.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Brighton
  • Where to park for free in Brighton
  • Free Parking near Brighton Seafront
  • Free Parking at Brighton Marina
  • Free council car parks
  • Free on-street parking in Brighton
  • Brighton park and ride sites
  • Cheap parking options in Brighton
  • Free overnight parking in Brighton
  • Coach parking in Brighton
  • Residents parking in Brighton
  • About Brighton

What to know about parking free in Brighton

When parking, please be considerate of others:

  • Park closely to the kerb as free parking is hard to come by
  • Don’t block driveways or exit routes
  • Don’t double park

Here are our list of available free parking in Brighton, whether you are staying in one of the hotels for the weekend or just visiting on a day trip. Click on the maps below and the location will open in Google Maps.

Where to Park for Free in Brighton, UK

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

  • Ticehurst Road
  • Whitehawk Crescent
  • Marlow Road
Free Parking Brighton
Ticehurst Road, 2 Miles

Brighton is quite limited in where you can park for free so expect a fair walk of around 20 minute down to the seafront and a further 20 minutes to walk over to the pier. This free parking spot is in walking distance to Brighton Marina.

Free Parking near Brighton Seafront

Free parking spots are available near Brighton Seafront. You can expect a 15-20 minute walk from any of these locations:

  • Ticehurst Road
  • Whitehawk Crescent
  • Marlow Road

Free Parking near Brighton Marina

Brighton Marina has free parking for over 1,500 cars but this is only available for visitors of the marina. There is plenty to do at Brighton Marina, with a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to enjoy.

If you are not planning on visiting the marina, but want parking nearby, use one of the following free parking spots:

  • Ticehurst Road
  • Whitehawk Crescent
  • Marlow Road

Free car parks in Brighton

You can park for free in Brighton at Black Rock Car Park after 8pm, meaning you can grab the last few hours of sunlight during the Summer months.  

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree ParkingDisabled Bays
Black Rock Car ParkMadeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1DZ618pm – 9amYes

Free on-street parking in Brighton

If you would rather park in one of the on-street parking bays in Brighton, you can park for free in the following zones, between 8pm and 9am: 

ZoneAreaFree Parking
Zone APreston Park Station8pm – 9am
Zone BColdean8pm – 9am
Zone DMoulsecoomb8pm – 9am
Zone EPreston Park Station North8pm – 9am
Zone FFiveways8pm – 9am
Zone GHollingbury Road/ Ditchling Gardens8pm – 9am
Zone HKemp Town and Hospital8pm – 9am
Zone ICraven Vale8pm – 9am
Zone JPreston Circus8pm – 9am
Zone KPreston Village8pm – 9am
Zone LWest HoveMidday – 6pm and 7pm – 11am
Zone PHove Park10am – 1pm and 2pm – 9am
Zone XSouth PortsladeMidday – 6pm and 7pm – 11am

Brighton Park & Ride Sites

Brighton has one park and ride site that allows you to take advantage of free parking when you use the bus service into the town. Buses run every 15 or 20 minutes until around 11.30pm, meaning you can enjoy a full day of fun for the cost of a bus ride.

Park and Ride SiteAddressUse For
Withdean Sports Complex Park & RideBN1 5JDBrighton Seafront, Brighton Attractions

Brighton Park & Ride Bus Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Price
City Saver £5.30
Adult Single £2.70
Family NetworkSAVER £10.00

Cheap Parking in Brighton

Whilst there are plenty of free parking options, you may feel more comfortable parking somewhere with added security, especially if you are leaving your car for a longer period of time. Luckily, there are other options, such as booking private car parking spaces in and around Brighton for as little as £6 per day, which can reduce the cost drastically, particularly if you are looking for monthly parking.

Overnight parking in Brighton

Madeira Drive Car Park is suitable for overnight parking, including motorhomes and is accessible 24 hours a day. It is located right on the seafront so you are within easy access of the local amenities. Charges apply between 9am and 8pm. 

Coach parking in Brighton

There is available coach parking in the following car parks:

  • Madeira Drive Car Park

There is a charge for coach parking during the day at this location, but parking is free after 8pm. If you are planning to keep your coach parked up, charges are £9.50 for 4 hours.

If you are simply dropping off passengers, you can use the Brighton Palace Pier location.

Residential parking in Brighton

Residents of Brighton can apply for a residents parking permit so you can park on the streets surrounding your home. In order to apply, you must prove that you are a resident and that you own your car.

Permits cost around £150 for the year.

Things To Do in Brighton, UK

About Brighton

Brighton is a very popular seaside town that welcomes more than 9 million people a year. Just 1 hour from London (on the train), it is a popular option for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Brighton is also only 30 minutes drive from London Gatwick, so welcomes a lot of international travellers too. 

The famous pebble beach and Pavilion are popular sights among day trippers and for those who want a more adrenaline fuelled trip, there are a range of watersports and activities to take advantage of.

Nightlife in Brighton is lively and bright, with everything from comedy to live music to keep you entertained. 

Brighton is a short distance away from glorious rolling hills, so why not take a drive out into the countryside and get away from the crowds.

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 Brighton: