If you are familiar with Chichester, you will know that parking, and most definitely free parking in Chichester, can be a little frustrating as cars are kept away from the centre of the town to make it easily accessible for pedestrians.
We’ll show you the best options for free parking in Chichester without restrictions.
5 places to park for free in Chichester (2024)
You can park for free in Chichester on the following streets near to the town centre:
You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.
What to know about parking free in Chichester
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 Chichester
We found the cheapest car park in Chichester to be Sainsbury’s Chichester 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 Chichester for the full day.
Cheapest monthly parking in Chichester
We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Chichester to be Sainsbury’s Chichester car park, which costs £45 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 Chichester
You can park for free at Westgate Leisure in Chichester for the first 2 hours, although a ticket must be obtained and displayed in your vehicle to state what time you arrived.
You can also park for free in Chichester between 6pm and 8am (before 10am and after 5pm on Sundays) at the following car parks:
- Baffins Lane Car Park, PO19 9SB
- Little London, PO19 1PL
- Cawley Priory, PO19 1UF
- East Pallant, PO19 1UF
- Cattle Market, PO19 1JW
There are several free of charge rural and coastal car parks:
- Fernhurst, Crossfield, GU27 3JL
- Midhurst, North Street, GU29 9DS (Sunday’s only)
- Midhurst, Post Office, GU29 9LT (Sunday’s only)
- Petworth, Pound Street, GU28 0DX (Sunday’s only)
- Petworth, Sylvia Beaufoy, GU28 0ET
- Selsey, East Street, PO20 0BH (Sunday’s only)
Free overnight parking in Chichester
If you are just looking for overnight parking rather than visiting during the day, you can park for free in Chichester between 6pm and 8am (before 10am and after 5pm on Sundays) at the following public car parks:
- Northgate, PO19 1BL
- Cattle Market, PO19 1JW
- Basin Road, PO19 8PU
- Avenue De Chartres, PO19 8DJ
Coach & Lorry parking in Chichester
The most suitable car park for coaches in Chichester is Via Revenna Coach Park, PO19 1RJ. Charges are around £4.00 for 2 hours or £8.00 for up to 8 hours (lorries can park overnight for £8.00).
Residential parking in Chichester
If you are a resident in Chichester 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. You can expect a cost of around £51 per year for a residents parking permit.
About Chichester, UK
Chichester is located near the South Coast in West Sussex. It’s within travelling distance of both Portsmouth and Worthing as well as the Cotswolds and South Downs.
The city itself is quaint and offers plenty of culture and heritage.
Chichester harbour is one of the focal points of the city, with visitors from all across the South coming to the Yacht club.
If you’re looking for green spaces to explore, there’s plenty of parkland to enjoy as well as Chichester Castle remains.
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 Chichester:
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.
Information was last updated on January 8th, 2024