Free Parking in Coventry, UK

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.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Coventry
  • Where to park for free in Coventry
  • Free Parking near Coventry Cathedral
  • Cheap parking options in Coventry
  • Free council car parks
  • Free on-street parking in Coventry
  • Park and ride sites in Coventry
  • Free disabled parking in Coventry
  • Coach parking in Coventry
  • Residents parking in Coventry
  • About Coventry

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

Here are our list of available free parking in Coventry, whether you need just a couple of hours, or a few days.

Where to Park for Free in Coventry, UK

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

  • Catherine Street
  • East Street
  • South Street
  • Purefoy Road

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, so here’s our recommendations for free parking nearby:

  • East Street
  • South Street
  • Purefoy Road

Cheap Parking in Coventry

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Coventry from just £3 per day and these spaces are available to book in advance.

Free car parks in Coventry

You can park for free in Coventry 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
Car ParkAddressSpacesFree Parking
Salt Lane Car ParkCV1 2GY6006pm – 8am
Gosford Street Car ParkCV1 5ED886pm – 8am
Grove Street Car ParkCV1 5PH1796pm – 8am
Manor House Car ParkCV1 2EY616pm – 8am
Cox Street Car ParkCV1 5GA1186pm – 8am
Lower Ford Street Car ParkCV1 5PS1686pm – 8am
Tower Street/ Bishop Street Car ParkCV1 1JN1686pm – 8am
Westminster Road Car ParkCV1 1JN1066pm – 8am
Grosvenor Road Car ParkCV1 3FF806pm – 8am

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 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
Zone 2Cheylesmore
Friars Road
Much Park Street
St John’s Street
St Patrick’s Road
Whitefriars Lane
Whitefriars Street
6pm – 8am
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
Premium Rate ZoneLittle Park Street6pm – 8am

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 – bit of a strange way to do it, but hey-ho). 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: CV15FY.

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: