Free Parking in Cheltenham

Free Parking in Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a popular town within the stunning Cotswolds so if you’re visiting and want to find free parking without restrictions, we’ll show you exactly where to park.

6 places to park for free in Cheltenham 2024

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

Carlton Street
Duke Street
Leighton Road
Alstone Avenue
Fairview Road
Alstone Lane

What to know about parking free in Cheltenham

When parking, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • Ensure there is enough space for larger vehicles to pass, especially if you park in a residential area

Here are our list of available free parking in Cheltenham, so if you are visiting a student or just enjoying a day out, you can save money by finding a free parking spot.

Cheapest all-day parking in Cheltenham

We found the cheapest car park in Cheltenham to be John Lewis car park, which you can book even if you are not a customer – but it must 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 Cheltenham for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Cheltenham

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Cheltenham to be John Lewis car park, which costs £80 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 you must pre-book.

Free car parks in Cheltenham

You can park for free in Cheltenham between 6pm/8pm and 8am and before 10am on Sundays at the following car parks:

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Bath Parade Car ParkGL53 7HN758pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Bath Terrace Car ParkGL50 2BA2046pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Chelt Walk Car ParkGL50 3PR2128pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Commercial Street Car ParkGL50 2AZ338pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Coronation Square Car ParkGL51 7RG1438pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
High Street Car ParkGL50 3HQ1268pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Lansdown Place Lane Car ParkGL50 2NG258pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Pittville Pump Room Car ParkGL52 3JE150First 2 hours, 6pm – 8am
All day Sunday
Rodney Road Car ParkGL50 1HX1028pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Royal Well Car ParkGL50 3DS488pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Sherborne Place Car ParkGL52 2RS1038pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
St Georges Road Car ParkGL50 3DT1138pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
St James Street Car ParkGL52 2SH2008pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
West End Car ParkGL50 3HU348pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am

Cheltenham Park & Ride Sites

Cheltenham has two park and ride sites that offer reduced parking and access to the city centre, without having to battle through traffic. You can expect a return journey to cost around £5.

Park and Ride SiteAddressBus Service
Cheltenham Racecourse Park & RideGL50 4SHEvery 20 minutes/ 10 on weekends
Arle Court Park & RideGL51 6SYEvery 20 minutes

Free overnight parking in Cheltenham

You can park for free overnight in Cheltenham between 8pm and 8am so if you’re looking for free overnight parking, we recommend using one of the following car parks:

Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Bath Parade Car ParkGL53 7HN758pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Bath Terrace Car ParkGL50 2BA2046pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Chelt Walk Car ParkGL50 3PR2128pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Commercial Sreet Car ParkGL50 2AZ338pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Coronation Square Car ParkGL51 7RG1438pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
High Street Car ParkGL50 3HQ1268pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Lansdown Place Lane Car ParkGL50 2NG258pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Pittville Pump Room Car ParkGL52 3JE150First 2 hours, 6pm – 8am
All day Sunday
Rodney Road Car ParkGL50 1HX1028pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Royal Well Car ParkGL50 3DS488pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
Sherborne Place Car ParkGL52 2RS1038pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
St Georges Road Car ParkGL50 3DT1138pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
St James Street Car ParkGL52 2SH2008pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am
West End Car ParkGL50 3HU348pm – 8am and Sundays before 10am

Free parking near Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Racecourse is located north of the town so you can either use one of the recommended free parking spots and jump on the bus, or you can park for free near to Cheltenham Racecourse at the following spots:

  • Linden Avenue
  • The Burage
  • Linden Close

These free parking spots may be restricted on race days so residents aren’t disadvantaged so check before you travel.

Coach parking in Cheltenham

Coaches are permitted to park up at Royal Well Bus Station (GL50 9SA) in bays 1-4, but have a limit of 15 minutes during race days and Christmas markets.

If you are thinking of parking a coach during these events, you can pre-book parking at Cheltenham Town FC.

Free Motorcycle parking in Cheltenham

If you are travelling to Cheltenham by motorcycle, you can find free parking at Crescent Terrace and Regent Street where there are dedicated motorcycle bays.

Alternatively, you can park for free in any designated motorcycle bay in pay and display car parks across Cheltenham.

Permit parking in Cheltenham

If you are a resident of a restricted parking zone in Cheltenham, you can apply for a residents parking permit, which allows you to park your car on any street in that zone.

Residents permits cost around £60 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 which cost around £12.50 for a book of 10.

About Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a spa town nestled in the Cotswolds which itself has plenty of stunning scenery and picturesque villages.

If you enjoy exploring museums and discovering art, Cheltenham will not disappoint. With plenty of heritage, it’s the perfect town for getting a feel of our country’s history.

Then of course there’s the racecourse, which attracts those looking for a fun filled day out or on non race days, provides a place for a lovely dog walk.

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 Cheltenham:

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