Free Parking in Coventry

Free Parking in Coventry

Coventry has plenty of free parking spots in and around the city. See the free parking spots without restrictions we recommend if you’re visiting Coventry Cathedral or the nearby Kenilworth Castle and Gardens.

5 places to park for free in Coventry (2024)

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

Nicholls Street
East Street
Raglan Street
South Street
Galey’s Road

You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car.

What to know about parking free in Coventry

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

Free Parking near Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral is located right in the city centre, inside the ring road so parking is likely to be at a premium. You can park for free close to Coventry Cathedral at East Street, South Street and Galey’s Road.

Free Parking near Ricoh Stadium

The Ricoh Stadium has since been renamed the Coventry Building Society Stadium, but if you’re looking for free parking close to the stadium, you can park for free at the following locations:

  • Windmill Road – 19 minute walk
  • St Thomas Road – 16 minute walk
  • Dovedale Avenue – 19 minute walk

Cheapest all-day parking in Coventry

We found the cheapest car park in Coventry to be St Mary Roman Catholic Church 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 £4, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Coventry for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Coventry

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Coventry to be West Orchards Car Park, which costs £100 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 Coventry

Most car parks in Coventry do charge during the day, but you can park for free between 6pm and 8am at the following car parks across the city:

Car ParkAddressSpaces
Far Gosford Street Car ParkCV1 5DZ30
Warwick Street Car ParkCV5 6BF21

Free on-street parking in Coventry

If you prefer to park in on-street parking bays rather than secure car parks, the following parking zones are free to park in between 6pm and 8am Mon – Fri, before 10am on Sundays and 4pm onwards on Sundays:

ZoneAddressFree Parking
Zone 1Bishop Street
Chapel Street
Cox Street
Gosford Street
Greyfriars Road
Grove Street
Hill Street
Lamb Street
Lower Holyhead Road
New Union Street
Priory St North (Pool Meadow Access Road)
Queen Victoria Road
Sheriffs Orchard
Silver Street
Spon Street
Warwick Lane
Warwick Road
Watch Close
6pm – 8am
After 4pm Sundays
Zone 2Cheylesmore
Friars Road
Much Park Street
St John’s Street
St Patrick’s Road
Whitefriars Lane
Whitefriars Street
6pm – 8am
After 4pm Sundays
Zone 3Bird Street
Byron Street
Cox Street (Ford St to White St)
Drapers Fields
Leicester Row
St. Columba’s Close
Stoney Stanton Rd
Vine Street
6pm – 8am
After 4pm Sundays
Premium Rate ZoneLittle Park Street6pm – 8am

Overnight parking in Coventry

You can park for free overnight in Coventry at Far Gosford Street Car Park and Warwick Street Car Park. Alternatively, you can park for just £1 flat fee between 6pm and 8am at the following car parks:

  • Salt Lane Car Park
  • Gosford Street Car Park
  • Grove Street Car Park
  • Manor House Car Park
  • Cox Street Car Park
  • Lower Ford Street Car Park
  • Bishop Street/ Tower Street Car Park
  • Westminster Road Car Park
  • Grosvenor Road Car Park

Coventry Park & Ride Sites

There is one park and ride site around Coventry that offers cheap parking for only £1 providing that you use the bus service to get into the city centre (you ask for your parking discount when you board the bus).

Although there’s a height barrier, larger vehicles can park before the barrier.

Park and Ride SiteAddressSpacesOpening Times
War Memorial Park and RideKenilworth Road, CV3 6PT4006am – 8pm

Free disabled parking in Coventry

If you have a Blue Badge and you are looking to park in Coventry city centre, you can park for free in any of the following council car parks:

Car ParkAddressSpaces
Salt Lane Car ParkCV1 2GY600
Gosford Street Car ParkCV1 5ED88
Grove Street Car ParkCV1 5PH179
Manor House Car ParkCV1 2EY61
Cox Street Car ParkCV1 5GA118
Lower Ford Street Car ParkCV1 5PS168
Tower Street/ Bishop Street Car ParkCV1 1JN168
Westminster Road Car ParkCV1 1JN106
Grosvenor Road Car ParkCV1 3FF80

If you would rather park in an on-street parking location close to the city centre, you can park for free at any of the following locations in Coventry:

Bayley LaneCV1 5RN
Corporation StreetCV1 1GF
Cuckoo LaneCV1 5EX
Hill StreetCV1 4AN
Pepper LaneCV1 5SB
Priory StreetCV1 5FB
St Mary StreetCV1 5RN
Trinity StreetCV1 1FJ
Warwick LaneCV1 2HA

Coach parking in Coventry

There is dedicated coach parking for up to 7 coaches at White Street coach park, which can be located at the following postcode: CV1 5FY.

Prices for the coach park are:

  • Up to 3 Hours: £2.50
  • Up to 6 Hours: £5.00
  • Up to 24 Hours: £10.00

Residential parking permits in Coventry

If you are a resident in Coventry 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.

Visitor parking permits can be purchased for people who will be visiting your property.

About Coventry, UK

Coventry is a cathedral city located in West Midlands, just a short journey from Birmingham. You can easily access the city from Birmingham Airport, so if you’re visiting from overseas, you can rent a car and travel to Coventry to see what the city has to offer.

Crowned as City of Culture 2021, Coventry has lots to offer, including a wide range of shops, from independent boutiques to high street stores.

Whether you are into arts, culture, green space, museums or history, Coventry has something to suit everyone, including Coventry Cathedral, Coventry Music Museum and Coventry Transport Museum.

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 Coventry:

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